Training opportunity

The 11th Annual Laparoscopic Training Day will be held on Friday, 26 October 2018, Musgrove Park Academy, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

This Training Day is aimed at Consultant Surgeons and Trainees. The Laparoscopic Training Day will include procedures being projected to the Academy Lecture Theatre live from the operating theatres at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, as well as presentations.

Course Organisers: Prof Giles Toogood (Pres-Elect AUGIS) Mr Richard Welbourn, Mr Paul Mackey, Mr Simon Dexter (President ALSGBI) Mr David Mahon, Mr Hamish Noble

To register for this FREE training day email postgrad.centre@tst.nhs.uk /   tel 01823 342430.

 

 

 

 


Could you be the new AUGISt rep?

AUGIS Council is seeking nominations for the role of AUGIS Trainee Representative from September 2018. The primary role of Trainee Representative involves attending AUGIS Council meetings, chairing the AUGISt committee, writing for the AUGIS Newsletter and contributing to the Training Day.  There are also other responsibilities that arise on an ad hoc basis from both ASiT and AUGIS.

If you wish to be considered for the role of AUGIS Trainee Representative, an expression of interest should be to Mr Adrian O’Sullivan, Honorary Secretary of AUGIS, c/o Nichola Bartlett (nichola@augis.org). You must be a current paid up Trainee Member of AUGIS and AUGIS/BOMSS.

Applicants will also require a proposer and seconder, who should also both be current Trainee Members and must email their support to Nichola Bartlett (nichola@augis.org) prior to the closing date.

The deadline for nominations is 9am, Thursday 27 July.  If more than one person is nominated for the position a ballot will take place and nominees will be required to provide a 100 word personal statement to accompany the ballot.

 


Sign up for the ASM

We hope to see you at the forthcoming AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting which will take place from Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 September at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

The provisional Scientific Programme is available online at: www.augis.org/2018conference/scientific-programme/

You can find out more about the meeting including how to submit an abstract  – the closing date for the submission of Abstracts is 9am on Monday 2nd July.

If you have not already done so you can now register for AUGIS (at the Early Rate) by going to: https://members.augis.org/Events/Event-Booking/EventId/5

Remember that to receive your appropriate Membership Discount, you will need to make a note of your Membership number as will be asked for your it when you register.

All other details including information on the venue and hotel options can also be found on the Meeting Microsite: www.augis.org/2018conference/

 


Make a booking for Edinburgh

The AUGIS Council is looking forward to welcoming you to the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting which will take place from 19 – 21 September at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. There will be a Gala Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland on the Thursday evening.

When booking your leave, flights etc please note that the meeting will start at lunchtime on Wednesday, 19 September and finish at lunchtime on Friday, 21 September. In addition, there will be dedicated workshops on the morning of Wednesday 19 for Trainees, CNSs and AHPs.

The final programme will be published shortly but we have a host of great speakers including Takeshi Sano, Rob Padbury, Don Low, John Windsor to name but a few. Keep track of the ASM at www.augis.org/2018conference
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International Oesophago-Gastric Symposium

The 16th International Oesophago-Gastric Symposium will take place on 9 March in London.
An expert faculty will discuss the optimal techniques of performing minimal access cancer, anti-reflux, achalasia, bariatric and gallstone surgery. Expert surgeons will share their experience and lead discussion among participants about the merits of 2D laparoscopic visualisation, versus 3D with hands-on laparoscopy, versus 3D with robotic assistance, versus flexible endoscopic surgery.
There is a discounted rate for trainees and registration can be made online at https://tinyurl.com/iogs2018/. If you have any queries email academia.bbmuk@bbraun.com