Pybus Lecture & NESS/NESTAC Scientific Day 2021

Online Event

7 May 2021 14:00 – 17:50 BST

Join us for our online version of the annual Pybus lecture and NESS/NESTAC scientific day.

This is an excellent opportunity for juniors with an interest in surgery to get an overview of what trials and research there is going on in the region and how to get involved. There will then be the chance for undergrads, juniors and SpRs to present their latest research at a regional meeting, with three prizes up for grabs.

The day will be concluded by Prof D Deehan who will give a much anticipated talk on the Past, Present and Future of Robotic Surgery.




Welcome and Introduction

Colin Wilson


Session 1

Trials across the North East

14:05-14:12     Sunflower Trial    Mr Neil Jennings

14:12-14:20     Mastery Trial    Prof Naeem Soomro

14:20-14:27     Cipher Trial    Mr Kevin Etherson

14:27-14:35     FROST/PROFHER trial    Prof Amar Rangan

14:35-14:42     Prevena after mastectomy trial    Mr Andrew Pieri

14:42-14:50     Update on trials in Urology     Mr Chris Harding

14:50-15:00     FLIP trial     Mr Mike Jones



Session 2/3/4 

Parallel Sessions (NESS/ Feggetter/ NESTAC medals)

15:00-16:00     8 abstracts per session

Chair  1      Mr R Brady (NESS)       Mr S Wahed  (Feggetter)    I    Mr S Pandanaboyana (NESTAC)

Chair  2       Mr S Nandhra (NESS)    I    Miss S Stevenson (Feggetter)    I    Miss K Booth (NESTAC)



Session 5

The Pybus Lecture

17:00     Introduction by Mr John Moir

Prof Dave Deehan
“Past, Present and Future of Robotics in Surgery”

Prize winners: Announcement

End 17:50


The Pybus Lecture

Prof Dave Deehan

The Past, Present and Future of Robotics in Surgery

NESTAC and NESS are delighted to welcome Prof Dave Deehan to give the 2021 Pybus Lecture.

David Deehan was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in 2000. He holds a chair in Orthopaedics at Newcastle and is a visiting Professor at Imperial College, London. He is the co-founder / co-Director of the NSTC

Abstract Submission

Deadline: 2 April 2021

Prize Winning Opportunities

The North East Surgical Training Academy (NESTAC), in association with the North East Surgical Society (NESS), are now receiving applications for the award of three prizes at their joint virtual meeting on 7th May, 2-5pm.
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