DUSS Annual Undergraduate Surgical Conference: The Evolution of A Surgeon

15th February 2020 (Saturday)
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, James Arrott Drive, Dundee, DD2 1SY


Dundee University Surgical Society is proud to present the DUSS Annual Undergraduate Surgical Conference: The Evolution of A Surgeon. Aligned with this year's theme, the society aims to take students through the journey of a surgeon, focusing on three main areas: Getting into Surgery, The Challenges of the Modern-Day Surgeon, and The Future of Surgery.

Participants in the conference will not only be able to listen to experienced surgeons speak about their experiences but will also have the opportunity to participate in a Portfolio Station seminar and three specially-prepared practical workshops, including Laparoscopic Skills, Bowel Anastomosis, and a Surgical Skills Competition.

This year, the society is also introducing its new surgical speciality stands. Here, registrars and consultants from the different surgical specialties will present their insights into their respective fields. This will be a great opportunity for students to ask and receive answers regarding specific questions about their speciality of interest. If you have any inquiries, please email Dundee University Surgical Society at duss@dundee.ac.uk, or contact the society via their Facebook page @dundeesurgsoc.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide students with an insight into the ever-evolving field of surgery through a series of interactive talks from experienced surgeons and trainees.
  • To provide students with hands-on experiences in basic surgical skills and techniques through specially-prepared surgical skills stations.
  • To inspire and prepare medical students to pursue a career in surgery by equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to face new surgical challenges.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 15th February 2020 (Saturday)
  • Time : 0815 – 1715 hours
  • Venue : Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, James Arrott Drive, Dundee, DD2 1SY
  • Event Fee : £10.00 (DUSS Members); £15.00 (Non-DUSS Members)
  • No. of Places Available : 100
  • Suitable for : Medical Students
  • Closing Date : 14th February 2020 at 1200 hours


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  • Dr Damian Smith, MBChB
    Vascular Speciality Registrar, NHS Tayside
  • Mr Fergus Taylor, MBChB
    Foundation Doctor, NHS Tayside
  • Mr James Lucocq, MBChB
    Foundation Doctor, NHS Tayside
  • Dr Kirsty Brown, MBChB
    Speciality Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NHS Tayside
  • Miss Saira Bibi, MBBS
    Speciality Registrar in General Surgery, NHS Tayside
  • Miss Sameera Sharma, MBBS
    Speciality Registrar in General Surgery, NHS Tayside
  • Mr Seraj Haque, MBChB
    Foundation Doctor, NHS Tayside
  • Miss Tamara Ali, MBChB
    Foundation Doctor, NHS Tayside
  • Miss Valerie Kim, MBChB
    Core Surgical Trainee, NHS Tayside


Mr David Walker, MBChB, MSc, FRCS
Consultant ENT Surgeon and Clinical Lead for ENT
NHS Fife

Professor Ghulam Nabi, MCh, MD, FRCS (Urol)
Professor (Clinical) and Personal Chair in Surgical Uro-oncology
Imaging Science and Technology, University of Dundee, Dundee

Mr Jaiganesh Manickavasagam, MSc, FRCS (ORL & HNS), DOHNS, MRCSEd, MS (ENT), DipNB (ENT), MBBS
Honorary Senior Clinical Teacher at The University of Dundee, Dundee
Consultant ENT Surgeon at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Mr Michael Ng, MBChB
Consultant in Plastic Surgery
NHS Tayside and NHS Lothian

Miss Megan Anderson, MRes (Dist), MBChB
Speciality Registrar in Plastic Surgery
NHS Tayside

Abstract Submission:

Dundee University Surgical Society will be running a poster competition at the conference for which abstract submissions are welcome. The society will be accepting abstracts relating to the field of surgery. The top 10 abstracts will be invited to present their poster at the conference, with the best poster being awarded a prize. This opportunity will offer students the chance to showcase and discuss their work, an experience that may be a beneficial addition to their CV.

Abstracts must be submitted to https://surveyhero.com/c/17b74793, and submissions must be received no later than Friday 31st January 2020.

Please note that each entrant may only submit one abstract for consideration, and entrants of the abstract competition must be delegates attending the conference. If you have previously signed up and paid to attend one of Dundee University Surgical Societies' Suturing Sessions within this academic year, then you will be eligible for the member price.