Future Surgery 2021 – the UK’s largest gathering of surgical and operating theatre teams – has announced its top 10 ‘not to be missed’ highlights for this year’s show.
Taking place on the 9 - 10 November 2021 at ExCeL London, the event is being run in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England and features over 100 expert speakers - covering all that is new in the field of surgery.
The one of its kind event has been specifically designed to meet the training needs, promote networking and develop a stronger voice for all surgical professionals and their multidisciplinary teams in perioperative care.
Event Director Andrew Buchanan said: “We are delighted to be bringing the surgical community together for our first live large-scale exhibition and conference in November. This is a really exciting time to be involved in surgery, and our show this year will deliver a high-quality programme with a number of fantastic highlights, providing discussion space for surgeons and their teams and enabling visitors to see state-of-the-art surgical simulations with some of the UK’s top clinics and hospitals.”
“Our accredited speaker programme will also explore a wide array of topics celebrating all that is new in surgery. Future Surgery 2021 will truly be the first of its kind in the UK and we look forward to welcoming all attendees for an exciting two days of thought-provoking content and engagement.”
With an action-packed programme of speakers, panel discussions and surgical simulations here are a few of the highlights over the two days:
- Stephen Powis, National Medical Director NHS England/NHS Improvement, Opening Address (9 Nov 2021, 09:10 - 09:40). Professor Powis will provide reflections on the pandemic and the challenges ahead, as well as outline the plans for elective recovery, workforce and innovation.
- Panel Discussion on the ‘Recovery of elective services’ (9 Nov 2021, 09:50-11:05, Theatre 1).The impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to surgical and other elective care is growing on an almost daily basis with over 5.45 million people on waiting lists in June. The session will discuss solutions, barriers and the impact of COVID on the future of elective NHS services.
- For the first time there will be a fully working operating theatre giving world-class surgeons a platform to demonstrate the latest pioneering surgical techniques. Watch Natasha Berridge, Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon perform a ‘Facial contouring with patient specific implants’ (ABHI Surgical Simulation Theatre, 9 Nov 2021, 12:00 - 12:45).
- Iain Hennessey, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Clinical Director, Alder Hey Innovation Hub will speak about ‘The Power of Rapid Prototyping in Surgery’ (9 Nov 2021, 12:10 - 12:40).
- Forbes Magazine top 30 Leaders under the age of 30 in the Healthcare industry Tremaine Richard-Noel, Head of Emerging Technology, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, (NGH) will talk about ‘Innovation in Surgery’ (9 Nov 2021, 14:20 - 14:50).
- Ben Watson, Double Paralympic Champion in British Cycling, will talk about Overcoming Challenges in Elite Sport (and Surgical Training).A two part presentation with the first part following Ben Watson’s journey from contracting and recovering from Guillain-Barre at 14, having a professional career then making the switch to part time and then full time professional cyclist. Second part looking at the similarities between elite athletes and surgeons including burn out, over training and mental health (9 Nov 2021, 14:40 - 15:20, ASIT Innovation Theatre).
- Hear from breast cancer surgeon and author Dr Liz O'Riordan on her experience of being a breast surgeon who was diagnosed with cancer. Liz will be talking about the challenges she overcame and continues to face as part of her patient journey. Her personal circumstance as a clinician and patient have given her a distinct view of the patient journey and challenges that individuals face during all facets of treatment and recover. Session: Overcoming Challenges – 10 Nov 2021, 09:05 - 09:35.
- Professor Ross Fisher, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Sheffield Children's Hospital. Session: Kintsugi (on the second victim after error) – That moment when you realise something you have done has caused significant harm to a patient. Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. (10 Nov 2021, 13:30 - 14:10).
- Join Mr Ben Challacombe from Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, London who will be performing a live robotic partial nephrectomy from the hospital and will be livestreamed onto the ABHI Surgical Simulation Theatre. Mr Challacombe will be leading a robotic partial nephrectomy on one of the Trust’s patients - 10 Nov 2021, (10:25 - 11:15). (ABHI Surgical Simulation Theatre)
The event’s programme is supported by the surgical Royal Colleges of England, Edinburgh, Ireland & Glasgow, ASiT – The Association of Surgeons in Training, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), NHS Benchmarking Network, British Orthopaedic Association, The Confederation of British Surgery (CBS), College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), Royal College of Nursing, The Royal Society of Medicine, and the Society of Surgical Simulation.
The full programme can be found here: https://www.futuresurgeryshow.com/2021-programme.
Attendance is free for healthcare professionals – simply register here https://rfg.circdata.com/publish/FSS21/?source=mediakit