The London Surgical Symposium, now in its fifteenth year, is an inclusive educational forum that 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.
This all day event will take place in-person at Imperial’s South Kensington Campus on Thursday 9 September 2021 and the themes will be:
- Academic Surgery
- Diversity and Sustainability in Surgery
- Global Surgery
LSS 2021 has invited an exciting array of eminent speakers and world-class surgeons to share their wealth of knowledge and inspiring ideas. Following a tradition that commenced at the inception of LSS, we hosted the highly esteemed, annual Hugh Dudley Lecture.
We are currently finalising our programme of speakers, but we are excited to confirm the following will be presenting at LSS 2021:
- Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws
Member of the House of Lords and lead of the diversity review at Royal College of Surgeons of England
Title of lecture: Building a profession for the 21st century
- Dr Sohier Elneil
Consultant urogynaecologist and uro-neurologist, University College London Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Debate: This house believes a career as an NHS surgeon is just as fulfilling as a Surgical Academic (For)
- Professor Matthew Costa
Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Debate: This house believes a career as an NHS surgeon is just as fulfilling as a Surgical Academic (Against)
- Professor Mahmood Bhutta
Professor of ENT Surgery, Consultant ENT and Nasal Plastic Surgeon, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Title of lecture: Net-zero carbon surgery: How do we get there?
- Professor Shafi Ahmed
Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Title of lecture: The digital transformation of surgery
- Professor Thomas Pinkney
Institute of Applied Health Research, George Drexler & Royal College of Surgeons Chair of Surgical Trials, Honorary Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, University of Birmingham
Title of lecture: The changing face of academic surgery
- Miss Stella Vig
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital in Croydon, Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George’s Medical School
Title of lecture: On being a woman!
- Professor Chris Lavy
Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery and Consultant, Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre
Title of lecture: Global Surgery – lessons learned from the pandemic