Upcoming Meeting

pastarchives 1st and 2nd March 2018, Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff as part of Digestive Diseases Wales Conference

imagescaovi5ym  Dinner  March 1st 2018 Mercure Holland House Hotel






Abstract deadline:  2nd February 2018 5pm.

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The Welsh Surgical Society

The first meeting of the Welsh Surgical Society was held in the Cardiff Royal Infirmary in May 1953. The Welsh Surgeons currently meet bi-annually in May and November. The meetings occur on a Thursday afternoon and Friday with scientific papers presented over the two days. The location rotates around the hospitals in Wales with each surgical department taking turns to host the Society.

What does the meeting cover?

The meeting covers all aspects of general surgery and is broadly inclusive of all subspecialties within that field. There is also a parallel trade exhibition. A business meeting for all full members of the society (consultant general surgeons practising in Wales) is held at the end of the Thursday afternoon session.

A call for abstracts

Prior to each meeting a call for abstracts is circulated (instructions for submissions can be found on this website). A panel consisting of the officers of the society and the local organiser of the meeting scores all of the papers submitted.

The highest scoring papers are presented on Thursday afternoon and are eligible for the registrar and junior medals. Students will also be eligible for the Welsh Surgical Society student prize if presenting during this session. These awards are presented to the winners by the society president at the dinner on the Thursday evening.

The Gwilym Griffith Travelling Fellowship is awarded on an annual basis to support surgical trainees gain experience overseas.

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