Aberdeen National Undergraduate Surgical Conference
Our latest national undergraduate conference took place on Saturday 7th March 2020. The theme for this conference was a day in the life of a surgeon, with insightful, inspiring and motivating talks from six consultants across the surgical subspecialties. Our keynote speaker, Mr Yew-Wei Tan, a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon based at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, was both an Aberdeen MBChB graduate and a former Ogston president! With over 70 delegates, from across the country, undergraduate surgical interest was at an all time high.
Our day started with talks from the following speakers:
Mr Yew-Wei Tan - Paediatric Surgery
Mr Keith Buchan - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ms Aileen McKinley - General Surgery (Colorectal)
Prof. Kim Ah-See - ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mr Santosh Baliga - Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (Spine)
Mr Anastasios Giamouriadis - Neurological Surgery
Following our fascinating morning talks, delegates took part in three surgical skills workshops, comprised of suturing, cyst excision and a specialist ENT station involving nasal packing and endotracheal tube placement.
We finished the day with a Q&A panel, with four junior doctors at various stages of the surgical training pathway, from FY2 to Consultant, giving us their insight into the life of a surgical trainee and tips and tricks for applying.
Overall, a fantastic event was held and we all look forward to the next National Undergraduate Surgical Conference in 2021 (TBC).