The Sports Medicine Surgery – Surgery on the Sidelines Conference

13th April 2019 (Saturday) School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, North Haugh   FEEDBACK


The Sports Medicine Surgery – Surgery on the Sidelines Conference will take place on Saturday 13th April 2019 at the School of Medicine, University of St Andrews. It intends to provide the delegate with an insight into the field of surgery and sports medicine and enhance his/her understanding of fundamental aspects pertaining to the area. The day will comprise of a series of keynote talks delivered by specialists in the field, as well as various workshops which aim to develop and consolidate the delegate's practical skills in areas equated to Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

Deadline: 2359 hours on 5th April 2019 (Friday)

All delegates are invited to submit an abstract in relation to any medical field. The successful submissions will be given the opportunity to present at the conference.

Abstracts must not exceed 300 words, and should include the title of the poster andthe name(s) and affiliation(s) of the authors.

Submissions received from students of University of St Andrews MD4002 who wish to present at the conference must submit the form signed by their supervisor confirming they have understood and agreed the following terms:

  1. Participation in the poster presentation is optional.
  2. The supervisor must give consent for the student to present his/her MD4002 work at the conference.
  3. Extensions to the MD4002 submission deadline cannot be requested based on participation at the conference.
  4. The work presented at the conference is considered a personal communication and should not be discussed outside the school.

The abstract must be an original work and all necessary permissions relating to images and data included must be obtained prior to submission.

Amendments to any abstracts submitted will not be permitted once confirmation of acceptance has been received.

All abstracts should include the title, and the forename, surname and institution of the author(s).

Those who are accepted for presentation will be notified within one week of the submission deadline. Presenters will be required to attend the conference and pay the delegate attendance fee.

Due to the INSPIRE grant received from the Wellcome Trust, printing costs will be covered for any medical student who wishes to present his/her research provided the aforementioned conditions are met.

Any queries may be directed to the Surgical Society at

Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts Submission Closed
  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions :
    2359 hours on 5th April 2019 (Friday)
  • The application form must be submitted by :
    5th April 2019 (Friday)

Conference Fee

  • Conference Fee: Full Day - £15.00 (Kindly note that places at the full conference are only available to medical students of St Andrews University. You will be asked to show your University ID badge on the morning of the conference) ; Half Day - £10.00

Date and Venue

  • Date : 13th April 2019 (Saturday)
  • Venue : School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews,KY16 9TF
  • No of Places Available : 60 full day (morning and afternoon session) ; 140 half day (morning session only i.e keynote talks and lunch)
  • Target Audience : Medical Students


Organising committee



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Organising committee

  • President: Miss Olivia Pestrin
  • Vice-President: Miss Kay McGillivray
  • Secretary: Miss Pia Francesca
  • Treasurer: Miss Rosie Boardman
  • Conference Chair: Mr Shujaa Khan
  • Academic Convenor: Miss Nahl Iftikhar
  • Clinical Skills Coordinator: Miss Ayesha Qureshi
  • Social and Charities Representative: Miss Christiane Gafrey
  • Publicity Representative: Miss Ciara Maxwell-Whiteley
  • Junior Conference Chair: Miss Tala Musallam
  • Junior Clinical Skills Coordinator: Miss Ava Param


Dr Robert Humphreys, Lecturer (Education Focused).


  • Mr Frederic Picard
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, United Kingdom
  • Mrs Ameeta Joshi
    Consultant Maxillo Facial Surgeon
    University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Mr Timothy Clough
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Dr John Rogers
    Consultant Physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine
    University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom