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Annual Meetings

AUGIS 2023


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AUGIS Mentorship Programme

The AUGIS Mentorship Programme is now open for applications from members who would like to be mentored.

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Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
11 - 13 September 2024

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Roux Group Weekend 2024


What makes a surgeon? Beyond the knife

22 - 23 March 2024
Chesford Grange Hotel

The Roux Weekend 2024 includes an exciting line-up of topics and speakers planned and the Roux Group would like to invite you all to join us at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth on Friday 22 to Saturday 23 March 2024. From surgical skills competitions to fellowship roadshows there will be something to suit trainees at all stages. There will be talks from leading UK experts in surgical leadership, human factors and sustainability as well as parallel sessions in sub-specialty topics in HPB, UGI and Bariatrics. Our pre-conference courses also promise to deliver a unique exposure to advanced endoscopic and operative techniques. Join us for both days to enjoy an overnight stay, dinner and drinks as well as live music.

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Registration for the meeting and abstract submission will open on Friday 1st December 2023.

It is set to be an exciting and well subscribed meeting so be sure to register quickly to guarantee your space. 

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AUGIS Council

Following a ballot of all our members we welcome Mr Andrew Smith as the President Elect for AUGIS. We would like to thank everyone who took part in the election.  

Who is on the current Council and Executive of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland? 

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AUGIS Response to the BJS Begeny Report

The findings of the report by Begeny et al published in the BJS are deeply shocking. The scale of the problem is daunting and that anyone should experience sexual harassment, sexual assault, or rape at their place of work is an outrage. The findings that women are disproportionately affected are also deeply worrying, but sadly, won't be surprising to many.  We're grateful to the authors for undertaking this important and robust work, and to the many surgeons who have shared their experiences to help others.

The first line of the report opens with 'Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape, referred to as sexual misconduct are unacceptable.'. This ought to be self-evident, but clearly much more needs to be done and we're truly sorry that our friends and colleagues should suffer in these ways. There must be zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, we must do better. We support calls for reform of investigative processes so that victims of sexual misconduct can have confidence in them. 

On behalf of the AUGIS Council, AUGIS Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee

September 2023

EDI Lead

Samir Pathak

I am of Indian heritage having been born in Yorkshire. I am a Consultant Pancreatic surgeon in Leeds and an active member of the EDI committee. Recently, I led the development of the mentorship programme for AUGIS. I am delighted the programme has been launched, marking a significant step towards fostering inclusion within our organisation.

Ensuring EDI principles are embedded within AUGIS, is critical for the continued growth and success of AUGIS. The Upper GI workforce is diversifying, and AUGIS needs to represent its members.  Embracing EDI aligns seamlessly with the organisation's objectives and is crucial to enhancing patient outcomes. My dedication is evidenced by national roles, including being the AUGIS/RCS Associate(trainee) Lead for liver and pancreas cancer research and as a GBIHPBA committee member.

Outside medicine, I represented England Universities at cricket despite having been born with an absent fibula. I am a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) cricket committee and a trustee of their Foundation. I chaired the inquiry into alleged racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, reinforcing my pursuit of ensuring equality and inclusion outside the medicine.

I believe that my experiences uniquely position me to take on the responsibilities of chairing the EDI committee.

Mr Samir Pathak

Consultant Pancreatico-biliary surgeon

Find out more about the EDI Committee