Exeter International Undergraduate Surgical Conference 2021

20th February 2021 (Saturday)

Online Event

Places are currently limited.

There are only couple of places remaining for this course. We have hence closed the online registration system. If you wish to secure one of the last places, please email us at courses@doctorsacademy.org.uk and we will suggest the way to complete registration, provided the place is still available.



Exeter Surgical Society is proud to host the inaugural Exeter International Surgical Conference for medical students and foundation doctors. The conference will be held virtually. Two main stages will be made available to host a wide range of talks. Ten different surgical specialties will be covered, and delegates will also have the opportunity to experience several seminars. The sessions will be delivered by renowned speakers who are leading experts in their fields.

Aims and Objectives

  • To inspire medical students and junior doctors to pursue a career in surgery.
  • To provide medical students and junior doctors insights into a wide range of surgical specialties.
  • To provide opportunities for medical students to present research, enhance CVs and network.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 20th February 2021 (Saturday)
  • Conference Fee : £5.00
  • Suitable for : Medical students and Foundation doctors



Mr Kamran Baig, MBBS, MRCS, MD, FRCS (C-Th)
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
St.Thomas’ Hospital
Guy’s & St.Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Mr John McGrath, BMedSci, BMBS, FRCS
Consultant Urologist and Clinical Director for Acute Surgery
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust

Prof Stephen J Wigmore, BScMBBS, FRCSEd, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCPEd, FRSE
Regius Chair of Clinical Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery
University of Edinburgh
Honorary Consultant Surgeon

Miss Gill Tierney, FRCS, DM
Head of School of Surgery HEEM
Consultant Surgeon, General and Coloproctology
Honorary Assistant Professor University of Nottingham
Vice-President Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Mr Alistair Jenkins, MB ChB, MD, FRCS
Consultant Neurosurgeon
The Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Prof B Nirmal Kumar, MBBS, MPhil, FRCS (ORL-HNS), FAcadMEd
President ENT UK
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Rantimi Ayodele BSc MBBS, MSc, DLSHTM, MD, FRCSED (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Mr James Tomlinson, MA MB BChir MEd FRCS FFSTEd
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Professor Vikram S Devaraj, MBChB FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Plast) PG Dip ClinEd, SFHEA
Consultant Plastic Reconstructive, Hand & Aesthetic Surgeon
Associate Professor & Clinical Lead for Anatomy
College of Medicine and Health
University of Exeter

Mr Austen Smith, MB,BCh (Wales), BDS (Wales), FDSRCSEd, FRCSEd (OMFS)
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sheffield & Barnsley Hospitals
Vice President British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Elected member SAC-OMFS
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
University of Sheffield

Prof Kokila Lakhoo, PhD, FRCS (Edin+Eng), FCS(SA), FCS(PAED), MRCPCH(UK), MBCHB
Oxford University Hospitals
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences
University of Oxford UK

Mrs Tricia Campbell, BSc MB BS MRCS PgDip MedEd
President British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association (BOTA)
Leadership Fellow
Health Education England North East (HEE NE)

Mrs Scarlett McNally, BSc MB BChir FRCS(Tr&Orth) MA MBA FAcadMEd
Consultant Orthopaedics Surgeon
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Miss Kate Cross BSc Med (Hons), FRACS Paed Surg
Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon
Speciality Lead for Department of Specialist Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery (SNAPS)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Miss Esther Platt MA(Oxon), MBBS, FRCS, DTM&H
Speciality Registrar in General Surgery
Imperial College London

Miss Shilpa S. Murthy MD, MPH
John Goligher Colorectal Fellow
St. James University Hospital,
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Farah Bhatti OBE
Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Abstract Submission

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for the poster competition.
Abstracts must adhere to the following criteria in order to be considered for presentation:
Should not exceed 250 words
Should relate to the topic of surgery (could be research project, audit, case presentation)
Abstract should be formatted with a Title, Aim/Background, Method, Results, and Conclusions (not included in final word count)
Should confirm that at least one author will register in full to attend and present poster at the Conference if abstract is accepted

Link for submissions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa9JcxBLef4YH2nrgaEbfQfuaXRzO3S4Oz59wrWeislKqkzw/viewform
Abstract Closing Date : 18th January 2021

Organising Committee

  • Miss Alexandra Sebastiao - Conference Lead
  • Mr Preston Tsao - Co-president
  • Mr Eamon Rawlins – Co -president
  • Mr Ethan Clarke- Treasurer
  • Miss Viktorija Kaminskaite - Conference Secretary
  • Mr Pavel Loginovich - Graphics Officer
  • Miss Rhiannon Eastwood - Advertising and Public Relations Officer
  • Miss Charlie Emsden - Advertising and Public Relations Officer
  • Miss Niamh Pang - Advertising and Public Relations Officer
  • Miss Hannah Redpath - Speaker and Workshops Liaison Officer
  • Mr Sammy Mousfi - Speaker and Workshops Liaison Officer
  • Miss Aharabie Jeyabavan- Speaker and Workshops Liaison Officer
  • Miss Aimée Douglas - Speaker and Workshops Liaison Officer