Events & Webinars

AUGIS continues to provide educational opportunities for members through our online webinars and with the face to face meetings and networking opportunities planned for the future. 

AUGIS Webinars


Meetings & Online

AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

P&J Live Conference Centre, Aberdeen 

Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 September 2022

The 26th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting took place at P&J Live Conference centre in Aberdeen on 21 -23 September 2022.

Congratulations to our AUGIS 2022 Abstract Prize Winners: 

Free Papers

  • Upper GI Cancer: Dr Sheraz Markar - "Delayed surgical Intervention after Chemoradiotherapy in Esophageal cancer (DICE) study" (OGC O01)
  • Benign: David Robinson - "Upper Gastrointestinal Training in the UK & Ireland – a Roux Group Study" (OGBN O04)
  • HPB: Tamsyn Clark - "Preclinical safety and feasibility of in situ Isolated Normothermic Liver Chemoperfusion (INLiC) for enhanced drug delivery" (HPB O03)
  • Bariatric: Sarah Hill - "Should we be doing routine post-operative blood tests in patients undergoing elective bariatric surgery?" (BS O05)

Poster Presentations: 

  • Upper GI Cancer: Raymond Cuffe - "Unmet needs in survivorship: Increased anxiety post oesophago-gastric cancer surgery" (OGC P36)
  • Benign & Bariatric: Maitreyi Patel - "Report of early experience from newly introduced Cytosponge service" (OGBN P02)
  • Emergency Surgery: Mohammad Sharif - "Management of Acute Gallstone disease at an urban acute Trust during the pandemic" (EGS P16)

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Prize - Papers Session 

  • Trisha Kanani - "Ex vivo perfusion of isolated human liver segments: the development of a novel model for ethical, translational research" (AO03 - HPB)


UGI Congress 2021

The UGI Congress took place from 13 -15 October 2021 in the City of Belfast. 

The winners of the Free Papers Sessions are: 

Zeeshan Afzal: Endoluminal Vacuum Therapy (EVT) for leaks in the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract; 10-years’ experience in a specialist Oesphagogastric centre (O-EGS08)

Stella Breininger: Genomic analysis of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in oesophageal adenocarcinoma (O-OGC06)

Sian Farrell: A composite polymeric nanoparticle as a sensitiser for sonodynamic therapy (SDT)-based treatment of pancreatic cancer (O-P03)

Piriyah Sinclair: The effect of high fat diet and subsequent intentional weight loss on tumour burden in an animal model of spontaneous endometrial cancer (O-B04)

Caoimhe Walsh: Peri-operative thrombophilia in patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal metastases (O-L04)

Helen Whitmore: The management of pancreatitis and complications that require intervention in a Benign Specialist Surgical Unit (O-BN05)