Roux Weekend Programme

Please find below details for the Roux Group Weekend Programme. Please note that this is a provisional programme and the organisers are a liberty to change the programme. 

The Roux Group Weekend Meeting starts at 12:30 on Friday 17 March and ends at 16:00 on Saturday 18 March. 

The Pre-Meeting Skills Course is taking place prior to the start of the Roux Group Meeting on Friday 17 March between 09:00 and 12:00 at Chesford Grange Hotel. There are limited spaces available  and the fee to register is £25 per person.To book for the Pre-Meeting skills course please register by clicking here. You can register for the Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Course or the Endoscopic Skills Course. Please note that you need to register for the Roux Weekend Meeting to be eligible to attend the Pre-Meeting Skills course.  

Click here for more information about the Pre-Meeting Skills Courses

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Pre-Meeting Skills Course

Friday 17 March, 09:00 - 11:30

Please note that you must pre-book for this event and places are limited.

09:00 - 11:30  Surgical Skills Session

09:00 - 11:30  Endoscopic Skills Session


Roux Group Weekend: Friday

Friday 17 March

12:00 - 12:30  Roux Weekend Meeting Registration 

12:30 - 13:30   Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to Roux Weekend - David Robinson

Introduction from AUGIS President - Prof Nick Maynard

Keynote Speaker: Minimally invasive surgery - the past, present, the future -  Prof Nick Maynard

13:30 - 15:30   Session 2: Parallel Sessions - Oesophagogastric/Benign UGI   

Chairpersons: Ann Sunny & Richard Evans                

Optimising nutrition in resectional UGI surgery - Jessie Elliot

Oesopahgeal reconstruction - bridging in the gap - Ewen Griffiths

UK Trials in OG cancers - Sheraz Markar

Achalasia - Prof Nick Maynard

The Holy Oesophagus - Oliver Priest     

13:30 - 15:30  Session 2: Parallel Sessions - Bariatrics

Chairpersons: Roxanna Zakeri & Sally Abbott

Role of robotics in bariatric surgery - Nick Carter

Endoscopic weight loss procedures - indications and applications - Roxanana Zakeri and Shashidhar Irukulla

Surgical Tourism and the future of bariatric surgical pathways - Chetan Parmar

Revisional Bariatric Surgery: When & Why - Jennifer Darrien             

13:30 - 15:30  Session 2: Parallel Sessions - HPB/Transplant

Chairpersons: Mohamed Elmasry & Ellen Jerome

Technological advances in the management of CRLM - Alex Gordon-Weeks

Management and advances in HPB trauma - Krish Menon

Normothermic regional perfusion - Rebeca Mateos

Transplant oncology - Shahid Farid

15:30 - 15:45  Tea and Coffee Break

15:40 - 17:15  Session 3: SSL Updates and A Staged Guide to Building an Academic Portfolio

Chairpersons: Ben Chan & Jessie Elliot

Viatris Presentations

OG & Performance in Research (Early Years) - Prof Tim Underwood

Pancreas & Building Research Collaboratives (Pre-ST3) - Prof Keith Roberts

Bariatrics & PhD Finding the Right Fit (Pre-PhD) - Dimitrios Pournaras

Liver & Navigating Academic Life Post-PhD (Post-PhD) - Rob Jones

17:15 - 18:15   Parallel Oral Presentations

Senior Oral Presentations

Chairperson: Ben Chan

Short Papers

Corza Prize Section

Junior Oral Presentations

Chairperson: Hollie Clements

Short Papers

Corza Prize Section

18:15 - 18:45   Roux Group AGM

19:30 - 23:00    Roux Group Gala Dinner

Roux Group Weekend: Saturday

Saturday 18 March 

08:30 - 09:00  Roux Weekend Meeting Registration

09:00 - 10:30   Session 4: Parallel Session - Endoscopy

Chairpersons: Chris Brown & Nick Carter

Opportunities gained from Surgical Endoscopy - Developments in OG/Bariatrics/HPB - James Catton

Dual training in ERCP/EUS - Martin James

09:00 - 10:30   Session 4: Parallel Session - SAS Session

Chairpersons: Ann Sunny & Jawad Ahmad

The GMC perspective on CESR - Jessica Bates (online)

The Application process - Renol Koshy

How to prepare for consultant interviews - Mike Gale

CESR Experts - Q&A session - Sarmad Tamimy & Renol Koshy

10:30 - 10:45    Tea and Coffee Break 

10:45 - 11:15     Debate: The role of open surgery in minimally invasive times

Chairpersons: Yan Mei Goh & David Robinson

For:  Nick Maynard and Jawad Ahmed

Against: Nila Tewari and Krish Menon

11:20 - 13:00     Session 5: Robotics

Chairpersons: Samantha Body & Krish Menon

Advances and sustainability of Robotics in Upper GI Surgery  - Nick Carter  

Advances of Robotics in HPB Surgery - Jawad Ahmed

Intuitive residency programme and training in robotic surgery - Saqib Rahman

Fellowship opportunities in Robotic Surgery - Fiona Hand  (online)                                                                                                                                                                                                            

13:00 - 14:00     Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:45     Session 6: Getting ready  - FRCS tips and Tricks and Fellowships

Chairpersons: Hollie Clements & Tim Underwood

Trials for the FRCS - Key trials in UGI cancer - Clarisa Choh

Trials for the FRCS - Key trials in bariatrics - Chetan Parmar

Trials for the FRCS - Key trials in HPB cancer/benign - Mohamed Elmasry

15:00 - 15:15     Tea & Coffee Break

Chairpersons: Rebecca Mateos & Steve Lindley

How do I get started? - Prem Chana

My experience - Fellowship/OOPT in the US - Nikolaos Chatzizacharias

My experience - Endoscopy fellowship - Chris Brown

16:00                   Meeting Close