Pybus Lecture and NESS NESTAC Scientific Day. Friday 3rd May 2019.

The North East Surgical Training Academy (NESTAC), in association with the North East Surgical Society (NESS), are now receiving applications for the award of the NESS George Feggetter Medal for trainees and NESTAC Medal for medical students.

In the past this medal has been won by Orthopaedic registrars, Upper GI registrars and ENT surgeons amongst others.

Last year the NESTAC medal was won by Mr Sam Tingle (final year medical student) and the NESS/ Feggetter prize by Mr Rory Morrison (Orthopaedic Trainee).

In 2019 the NESS/Feggetter and NESTAC medals, along with a £250 prize for each winner, will be awarded to the best abstract presentation by a trainee and student respectively on Friday 3rd May in the Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital. The session will run from 1pm to 5pm, lunch and refreshments will be provided, with a drinks reception to follow.

Entries are welcomed from medical students, junior doctors and surgeons in training across the Northern Region. The entries should follow a standard abstract format with a maximum limit of 250 words (Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions) and can include 1 image (graph, table, photo). The theme is Scientific Surgery, and can include clinical, translational and basic science studies, whilst the majority of the work should have been completed in the Northern Region. Student MRes projects are welcomed. Presentations will be 5 minutes with 2 minutes questions. Entries will be judged by a panel of Consultant Surgeons and medals presented after the Pybus lecture at 5pm.

Please submit entries via email to ku.shn.htun@nosliW.niloC

Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 12th April



The Pybus Lecture 5pm

NESTAC and NESS are delighted to welcome Mr Simon Bach, a colorectal surgeon and Newcastle University Alumnus to give the 2019 Pybus Lecture.

Surgical trials or telling patients about the “Comic Opera”

Simon Bach is a Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and also a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University. He is the chief investigator for the Cancer Research UK TREC and STAR-TREC studies evaluating rectal sparing treatment for early rectal cancer.

Mr Bach also chairs the National Cancer Research Institute Colorectal Surgery subgroup, overseeing delivery of the UK’s colorectal cancer research portfolio.

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