University of Dundee National Undergraduate Surgical Conference 2019:
The Challenges of the Modern-Day Surgeon

2nd February 2019 (Saturday) School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom    Feedback


Surgery forms an integral part of healthcare and has always been a popular career choice among students. In recent times, the rapid pace of technological advances has brought new and diverse challenges to the forefront, which will undoubtedly serve to redefine and reshape the role of surgery in today's society. In this conference, the society aim to highlight the challenges faced by focusing on three main areas: Challenges in Global Surgery, The Modern-Day Challenges of Surgery and The Challenges Faced by Women in Surgery.

Participants of the conference will not only be able to listen to renowned surgeons speak about their experiences, but also have the opportunity to try their hands in four surgical skills stations.

The society are proud to present the University of Dundee National Undergraduate Conference 2019: The Challenges of Modern-Day Surgeon and hope that you will join them.

Aims and Objectives

The DUSS conference aims to introduce and expose students to the current challenges in modern day surgery through a series of interactive talks from renowned surgeons and trainees. It endeavours to provide students with hands-on experiences in basic surgical skills and techniques through specially prepared surgical skills stations. Through this event, we hope to inspire and prepare medical students to pursue a career in surgery by equipping them with knowledge and skills to face new challenges in the surgeries of tomorrow.

Abstract Submission

  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions:
    Saturday, 5th January 2019

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 2nd February 2019, Saturday
  • Venue : School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom
  • Conference Fee:
    Dundee University Surgical Society & ASiT Members: £10.00
    Non-members: £15.00
  • No of Places Available : 80
  • Target Audience : Medical Students Within UK Universities
  • Abstract submissions are welcome.
  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions : Saturday, 5th January 2019.



Organising Committee


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  • President: Mr Harry Earnshaw
  • Vice-President: Mr Chai Chung Sien
  • Secretary: Miss Jia Ying Lim
  • Treasurer: Miss Pranavi Challapalli
  • Webmaster: Mr Mervyn Owusu Ayim
  • Events Head: Miss Zahra Javid
  • Events Coordinator: Mr Pavithran Maniam, Miss Rachel Kelly
  • 3rd Year Representative: Miss Hannah Prill
  • 2nd Year Representative: Miss Riya Ghosh
  • 1st Year Representative: Miss Dhivya Subramaniam


  • Mr Afshin Alijani, MB ChB (Dundee), PhD, FRCS (Edinburgh)
    Consultant Bariatric and Upper GI Surgeon, Honorary Senior Lecturer
    Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

  • Mr Stuart Fergusson, BSc (Med Sci), MBChB, ChM, MRCS, DRCOG, PGCAP, FHEA
    General Surgery Trainee and Global Health Advocate
    NHS, Glasgow