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AUGIS 2017 –  Cork, Ireland   21 – 22 September 2017


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AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting,

Cork, Ireland

21 – 22 September

The Call for Abstract is now open for the 20th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting which will be taking place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Ireland, 21 – 22 September 2017.  The programme promises to be an exciting one, with parallel sessions for oesophago-gastric, hepatobiliary & pancreatic, and bariatric surgery. There will also be parallel sessions for allied health professionals. The website for the meeting up and running and the abstract submission process is also open with a closing time and date of 9am, Monday 26 June.

President’s Message

Challenging times for our hospitals

It is going to be another difficult year for the NHS. Many hospitals are cancelling all routine surgery due to a lack of bed capacity. Surgical patients are disproportionately disadvantaged by bed shortages and waiting lists grow as elective theatres sit empty.

Where emergency demand and elective capacity are physically separated, the disruption is significantly less. Not having an Emergency Department at the front of a hospital is an effective way of ring-fencing surgical beds for surgical patients.

This requires considerable organisation and financial commitment to achieve. Large conurbations served by a number of hospitals have the opportunity to rationalise where services are located to