2020 Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting held virtually during the month of October 2020.

The 2020 Annual meeting was held every Tuesday and Thursday evening online during the month of October. We had 123 individual presentations with presenters from Australia, Botswana, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Kuwait, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK, USA. We were delighted to welcome the Prize Winners from the Society of University Surgeons (SUS) in America – Quoc-Hung Nguyen , the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa (SRS(SA)) – Mpapho Joseph Motsumi and the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) – Guillaume Giudicelli.

Congratulations to Ian Reynolds winner of the 2020 Patey Prize. Below is a full list of all the winners from the October meeting.

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2020 Virtual Online Meeting Prize Winners

Patey Prize Winner

AN EXPLORATION OF THE GENOME OF MUCINOUS ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE RECTUM
IS Reynolds (1,2), E O’Connell (1,2), M Fichtner (2), DA McNamara (1,3), EW Kay (4), JHM Prehn (2,5), SJ Furney (2,5,6), JP Burke (1) 1. Department of Colorectal Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9. 2. Department of Physiology & Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2. 3. Department of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2. 4. Department of Pathology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9. 5. Centre for Systems Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2. 6. Genomic Oncology Research Group, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2

Williams Prize Winner and Database Research Winner

EVALUATION OF AXILLARY LYMPH NODE METASTATIC BURDEN BY PREOPERATIVE ULTRASOUND
S Keelan (1), J Sorensen (2), E Downey (1), A Hegarty (1), T Nelson (1), D Duke (3), C Power (3), A Hill (1,3) 1 Department of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Surgery, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, D02 YN77 2 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Surgery, Healthcare Outcomes Research Centre (HORC), Beaux Lane House, Mercer Street Lower, Dublin 2 3 Beaumont Hospital P.O. Box 1297, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland

Burnand Prize and Translational Research Winner

DEFINING CELL-ENRICHED MICRORNAS TO SUPPORT RATIONAL BIOMARKER SELECTION IN HUMAN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
K Connor (1, 2), O Teenan (1), R Thomas (2), V Banwell (1), S Finnie (1), ML Monaghan (1), C Cairns (1), G Tannahill (3), E Harrison (1, 2, 3) , B Conway (1), L Marson (1,2), L Denby (1), S Wigmore (1, 2)
(1) University of Edinburgh, (2) Edinburgh Transplant Unit (3) GlaxoSmithKline

ASiT Prize and Surgical Education Winner

SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROBOTIC SURGEON? THE EFFECT OF BASELINE PSYCHOMOTOR ABILITY AND VIDEO-GAME EXPERIENCE ON ROBOTIC SURGICAL SKILL: A RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL
D Hay, K Ahmed, P Dasgupta, B Challacombe
MRC Centre for Transplantation, King’s College London, London, UK; (2) King’s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

Medical Student and Systematic Reviews Winner:

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND PROPORTIONAL META-ANALYSIS OF SURVIVAL FOLLOWING NEOADJUVANT CHEMORADIATION AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION IN UNRESECTABLE HILAR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA
WA Cambridge, RV Guest
University of Edinburgh

Dragon’s Den Session Winner:

“European iNvestigation of Survelliance after Resection for Esophageal cancer”
Jessie Elliott:

RCS(Eng) Research Fellows Symposium Winner:

THE CLIFF AND CONOR STUDIES � NOVEL ASSESSMENT TOOLS IN COLORECTAL LIVER METASTASES (CLIFF STUDY – CHANGE IN LIVER FUNCTION AND FAT IN PRE-OPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY FOR COLORECTAL LIVER METASTASES, CONOR STUDY
KL Parmar (1,2,3), C Slawinski (1,2,3), L Malcomson (1,2,3), D OReilly (4), JW Valle (1,3), M Braun (3), JH Naish (5), SR Williams (6), AG Renehan (1,2,3)
1. Division of Cancer Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester 2. Manchester Cancer Research Centre, NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, Manchester 3. The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester 4. Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Manchester University Foundation Hospitals, Manchester 5. Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, School of Medical Science, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester 6. Centre for Imaging Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester

Experimental Human Research Winner:

THE SENTINEL LYMPH NODE TECHNIQUE IN THE ENDOMETRIAL CANCER
H.Bouaziz, S.Sghaier, M.Slimane, L.Zabaar, H.Bouzaiene, K.Rahal
Salah Azaiez Institute Tunis Tunisia

Qualitative Research Winner:

SINGLE CENTRE EXPERIENCE OF SIROLIMUS THERAPY IN HEAD AND NECK VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS
C Pang (1,2), N Evans (1), A Papadopoulou (3), M Khalifa (3), J Tsui (1,2,4), G Hamilton (1,2), CS Lim (1,2,4) , J Brookes (1,3)
(1) Royal Free Vascular Malformation Service, Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom, London (2) Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University College London, UK (3) Department of Interventional Radiology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK (4) NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centres, London, UK

Breast Session Winner:

GREMLIN-1 PROMOTES TUMOURIGENESIS AND METASTASIS IN HER2 POSITIVE BREAST CANCER
C.Zabkiewicz, L.Ye, R.Hargest
Cardiff University

Basic Sciences Winner:

TARGETING THE RENAL TUBULAR EPITHELIUM WITH ANTI-MIRNA THERAPY: A POTENTIAL MECHANISM FOR MINIMISING ISCHAEMIA REPERFUSION INJURY
E Irwin (1), E Thompson (1), S Tingle (1), P Ezuma (1), L Matthews (1), L Bates (1), V Shuttleworth (2), S Ali (2), N Sheerin (2), C Wilson (1)
(1) NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit, Institute of Transplant, Freeman Hospital (2) Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University

Cohort Studies Winner:

THE IMPACT OF RADIOTHERAPY ON PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES OF IMMEDIATE IMPLANT-BASED BREAST RECONSTRUCTION: RESULTS OF A PROSPECTIVE MULTICENTRE COHORT STUDY
E Sewart (1), N Turner (1), EJ Conroy (2), R Cutress (3), J Skillman (4), L Whisker (5), S Thrush (6), N Barnes (7), C Holcombe (8), S Potter (1,9), on behalf of the iBRA Steering Group and the Breast Reconstruction Research Collaborative
(1) University of Bristol, (2) University of Liverpool, (3) University of Southampton, (4) University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, (5) Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, (6) Worcester Royal Hospital, (7) Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, (8) Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, (9) North Bristol NHS Trust

Poster Session 1 Winner:

EFFECT OF VITAMIN C AND COLD ON GROWTH FACTOR RELEASE FROM PLATELET-RICH PLASMA
T Tomouk (1,2), S Talaat (1,2), O Smith (1,2), A Mosahebi (1,2)
1. University College London; 2. Royal Free Hospital, London

Poster Session 2 Winner:

THE RELIABILITY OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOLLOWING FREE FLAP RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES
L Geoghegan (1), J Super (1), S Onida (1), S Hettiaratchy (2), A Davies (1)
(1) Department of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College NHS Trust (2)Department of Plastic Surgery, Imperial College NHS Trust

Poster Session 3 Winner:

EVALUATING AND DEVELOPING A TEACHING TOOL ON FAECAL INCONTINENCE IN THE UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL CURRICULUM
CH LI(1), J.Parker(2) , N.Reeve(2), J.Cornish(2)
1 University of Cardiff, Medical school 2 General Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff