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Sustainable Development Goals

 

We are saddened to see that for the first-time global warming has exceeded 1.5° degrees across an entire year according to the EU’s climate service. At the start of the week, we attended the VisitBritain Business Events Association Conference where sustainability was a key focus. This left us thinking about how we can actively strive to become better and more responsible of our impact.  We are and have always been committed to sustainable practices within AUGIS but will continue to discuss the ways in which we can improve our own policies by mirroring and implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals created by the United Nations.

The 17 Goals were created to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, and economic challenges facing our world. At AUGIS, we are dedicated to setting a sustainability standard through exemplary leadership within our meetings.

For more information, please visit: Climate change: World's first year-long breach of key 1.5C warming limit | BBC News (youtube.com) & THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org).

Find out more about AUGIS' Sustainabilty policy

 
 

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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AUGIS ASM 2024

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
11 - 13 September 2024

We are excited to announce that the 27th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting will take place at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th September 2024.

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AUGIS 2024 Travel Fellowship

The AUGIS 2024 Travel Fellowship Awards was awarded to: 

Andrea Sheel: The Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Joshua Brown: Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Stephan Dreyer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA

Congratulation to our awardees and we wish them all an excellent trip and we will be sharing our awardees reports with the membership in the future. 

Thank you to all those who applied for the awards this year and look out for details for the 2025 AUGIS Travel Fellowship Awards later on in the autumn.

 

 

 

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

SAS & IMG Representative

Renol Koshy

We are delighted to  welcome Mr Renol Koshy as the AUGIS SAS & IMG Representative on Council.

"Being an IMG and a LED, gives me the experience and this opportunity to highlight their challenges and to work together with the system. My involvement with SAS forum of the RCS-Eng, gives me insight to this group.

Achieving CESR, has shown me ways of supporting the group. I actively mentor through various CESR workshop engagements, through multiple associations- ASGBI, AUGIS and the RCS-Eng/Ed.

My aim for this post will be to liaise with the other specialty groups and work on the unified platform created by the RCS- ISECSN, to create a national infrastructure of support for the process."

Mr Renol Koshy