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The London Surgical Symposium is now in its fourteenth year. This inclusive educational forum brings international experts on surgical innovation to London to discuss advances in a diverse range of topics in general surgery. It provides a forum for surgical researchers, trainees and clinicians from all aspects of surgical care to present their work and to enjoy a day of education.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has awarded up to 1.5 CPD points.

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Symposium will be hosted as an online event.

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Time: 3 – 5 pm

Professor Ara Darzi

‘Digital scope on surgical training’
Dr. H. Jaap Bonjer, Professor of Surgery, Chair Department of Surgery, Amsterdam UMC

(Break 1)

‘Quality assurance in surgical clinical trials: challenges in a rapidly changing global landscape’
Dr. Patricia Sylla, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Dudley Memorial Lecture: ‘Surgical training in a stressful environment’
Mr Simon Paterson-Brown, Consultant General Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

(Break 2)

Winning poster presentation and prize award

Closing remarks
Professor George Hanna

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Abstracts are welcome

Deadline for Abstract is Monday 7 September and the winner will be allowed to present on the day. Please send your submissions to

Please submit two abstracts, one anonymous and the other containing your full name and contact details. Abstracts should include the following headings

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Please fully list each author and their institution, as for shortlisted abstracts, these details will be published on the conference programme.

Font should be Calibri, Size 12. Paragraphs should be single line spaced. Please include a word count (maximum 250 words).

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