Monthly Newsletter – Feb 2020


Dear Scalpel Member,


Thank you to all who attended our first event of 2020; An Introduction to Surgery. It was a huge success, with both Ms. Stapleton and Ms. Mason noting how impressed they were at the event and the students who attended.

We look forward to seeing you at future events.


In this newsletter:

  • Highlights
  • Scalpel Events
  • External Events
  • Other Opportunities

Highlights: Introduction to Surgery

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Scalpel Events

February 19th – Urology 101. Come along to Urology 101 to brush up on your current urology knowledge and learn beyond the curriculum with renowned Urology consultant Mr. Ian Pearce.


February 29th – Preston SurgSoc’s 4th Undergraduate Surgical Conference. The day will consist of interesting and relevant surgical lectures and hands-on workshops with skills to carry forward in your career.


March 19th – National Poster Evening. A fantastic opportunity to present your work! Event page to follow soon.

Also, keep an eye out for our upcoming Women in Surgery talk, Journal Club and Lecture Series!

External Events 

Saturday 15th February – Keele National Orthoplastics Workshop. This conference aims to provide hands on, consultant-lead teaching to help get people passionate about Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery. 


Saturday 15th February – The National Orthopaedic Symposium hosted by King’s College London. A conference with talks by eminent orthopaedic surgeons, interactive workshops, CV building opportunities and the chance to network with students and orthopods alike.


Saturday 15th February – DUSS National Undergraduate Surgical Conference 2020, Dundee; The Evolution of a Surgeon. Participants in the conference will not only be able to listen to renowned surgeons speak about their experiences, but also get the opportunity to try their hands in four specially prepared surgical skills stations.


Saturday 29th February – Birmingham Surgical Society Plastic Surgery Conference. This is an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the speciality from global leaders develop surgical skills and understand the training pathway!


Saturday 29th February – Sheffield SurgSoc 8th Annual National Surgical Conference: Changing the Culture of Surgery. 3 hours of practical workshops accompanied by talks from renowned speakers.


Saturday 29th February – Barts and the London 9th National Undergraduate Surgical Conference: Pushing Boundaries in Surgery. Talks regarding cutting edge technology, working in developing countries and military training  followed by practical workshops on suturing, laparscopic skills and more.



Friday 13th March – Oxford Surgical Innovation Conference. A conference showcasing recent innovationsin surgical practice and policy. Targeted at surgically inclined students, trainees and consultants.


Saturday 14th March – The Alcock Society: 10th National Surgical Anatomy Conference. Talks from eminent speakers in the fields on surgery and anatomy.


Sunday 15th March – MedTech Imperial: Innovation Conference 2020. Now in its 11th year, this national and pan-disciplinary event consists of inspiring lectures, interactive workshops and tutorials, and a Hackathon exploring the very latest products and technologies solving healthcare problems.


Saturday 21st March – UCL and KCL National Anatomy Conference: Anatomy for the 21st Century. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the past, current and future of anatomy as a taught and applied topic and will be of interest to students with a passion for anatomy, practical procedures and radiology.


Friday 27th March – Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Annual Audit and QI Symposium. This event runs to allow trainees at all levels, the opportunity to attend and present their Audit and QI work.  Trainees are invtited to submit their abstracts for consideration for presentation at this event.


Saturday 28th March  – The National Anatomy Competition hosted by the University of Cambridge. A multiple choice question paper followed by a steeplechase. Prizes and certificates awarded on the day.




Aortic Dissection UK: Medical Education Committee is looking to recruit medical students for a national committee. Deadline for applications are 30/01/2020. Interested individuals should message the Scalpel page and we can send you the application form.


Elective Bursary from the British Orthopaedic Traines Association. Application deadline 14th February.


We appreciate your on going interest in Scalpel and hope to see you at our next event.


Best regards,

Scalpel Surgical Society



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