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). 

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Ms Aileen McKinley - Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Mr Santosh Baliga - Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a subspecialty in spinal surgery
Mr Yew-Wei Tan - Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Prof. Kim Ah-See - Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon
Mr Keith Buchan - Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Mr Anastasios Giamouriadis - Consultant Neurosurgeon
Some members of the 2019-2020 Ogston committee!
Ogston committee, speakers and delegates
A trio of Ogston presidents -  past, present and future!
Endotracheal tube placement
Cyst Excision
Our trainee panel