The 150th anniversary of Joseph Listers first lecture on antiseptic techniques to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow will occur in the coming year. As such, the Glasgow University Surgical Society have chosen to celebrate Listers achievements with the conference theme “How far has surgery come?”

The full day conference is aimed towards medical students with an interest in surgery. There will be a variety of events included within the programme including speakers, surgical skills workshops, oral/ poster presentations, and a question time debate.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide tudents with an opportunity to explore their interest of surgery.
  • Provide students the opportunity to present their research to their peers with the potential to win GUSS awards.
  • To allow students to network with those working in surgery.
  • Due to the theme the conference hopes to give students a background of major advancements in surgery and what possible future surgical developments may be available.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 9th June 2018
  • Venue : The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 232-242 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RJ
  • Conference Fee : £15.00
  • No of Places Available : 130
  • Target Audience : Medical students with an interest in surgery or perioperative care


Time Programee
0845 - 0915 Registration
0915 - 0930 Prof. David Galloway: An introduction to the conference & the college
0930 - 1000 Mr Euan Dickson
1000 - 1030 Mr Ross Fisher
1030 - 1045 Break
1045 - 1110 Student Oral Presentations
1110 - 1210 Panel meeting: Speakers
1210 - 1255 Lunch and poster viewing
1255 - 0100 Photograph of conference attendees
0100 - 0345 Surgical skills workshop
Suturing skills
Laparoscopy simulation
Sebaceous cyst removal
Chest drain insertion demonstration & hand tying
0345 - 0400 Coffee break
0400 - 0450 Mr Pankaj Chandak -Listers legacy - from bench to bedside in modern day translation
0450 - 0500 Awards presentation & close from President


  • Ms Ruth Gurd. Education, Training and Professional Development Manager. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Ms Alanna Campbell. Education Coordinator and CPD Administrator. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Miss Susan Moug. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. University of Glasgow & Royal Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
  • Miss Jennifer Whiteley. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • Miss Carly Bisset. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Miss Anna Sheldon. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Mr Nafees Ahmad. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Mr Muhamed Alanie. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Mr Ting Yang Tan. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Organising Committee

  • Mr Andrew Croall, Conference Convener, University of Glasgow
  • Ms Inari Kolu, Sponsorship convener, University of Glasgow
  • Ms Baryab Zahra, Senior PR, University of Glasgow
  • Ms Ellen Gardner, Junior PR, University of Glasgow
  • Ms Elizabeth Cahya, Education & Skills, University of Glasgow