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Doctors, Manslaughter and Avoidable Harm

It's in central London near the RCS on April 10th 2-630pm. There's also a website where people can sign up directly: http://www.doctorsandmanslaughter.org.uk/

This meeting is being hosted in response to deep concerns over the increasing trend for doctors to be prosecuted in the criminal courts when their patients die. There is also a fear, based on recent prosecutions, that criminal courts may not understand the inherent complexities of such cases. The ever-growing threat of criminal proceedings could discourage doctors from involvement with high risk patients in both their NHS and private practice. It may also increase the practice of "medico-legal medicine/surgery". As this issue crosses the boundary of medicine and law, the meeting is open to both these professions, as well as wider interested parties.
Please do register via the website. Tickets are selling fast http://www.doctorsandmanslaughter.org.uk/ 
 

TEO Courses

Karl Storz is continuing to support the Dukes' Club by offering free 1-day TEO courses at various sites. Places are limited and are offered on first come first served basis. Anyone interested to attend, please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The dates and venues are:

1) Thursday 5th march @ICENI centre, Colchester (Fully booked)

2) 24th April @ Royal Cornwall Hospital

3) 1st May @ Leicester General Hospital (5 places remaining)

Oncological Engineering Engineering event - 5th February

This meeting will provide a unique opportunity for engineers and
clinicians to interact, explore novel ideas and form collaborations that
will lead to innovation in the treatment of cancer. 

Please click here for more details. 

ACPGBI/Dukes' Club travelling fellowships 2015

Applications are now open for the ACPGBI/Dukes' travelling fellowship.

The ACPGBI/Dukes’ Club Travelling fellowship is intended to allow senior colorectal trainees (ST 7 or above) to visit a colorectal unit overseas in order to enhance their training and increase exposure within their subspecialist area of interest. A written report will be required on completion of the fellowship. Applicants must be members of ACPGBI to be considered for this Fellowship

A total of 4 fellowships may be awarded for 2015, each up to a maximum of £2,500. Please include the information listed on page 2 in an application of no more than 2 sides of A4:

Please also include:

CV

Letter of approval from programme director

Letter of approval from host institution

Breakdown of costs applied for.

All applications should be submitted via email to ACPGBI Chai of Education and Training at:

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Closing date for applications: Saturday, 28th February 2015

Download the ACPGBI flyer here for more details


Fistula Surgery: live operating and teaching

Monday 30th March 2015 08.30-16.30

North Middlesex University Hospital, Level 1 theatres

The day includes: •6 live cases highlighting different aspects of fistula surgery •Seton insertion •Lay open of fistula •Permacol paste •Teaching to include: how to assess a fistula, when to lay open, Crohns fistulae, operative techniques • •

And have an opportunity to discuss other clinical issues with an expert faculty…. Free of charge!

4 places only – email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register

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