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Invited Speakers

Each year we hold a fantastic line-up of invited speakers who talk on a variety of current hot topics within General Surgery. 

 

Our speakers for the 2020 Symposium are now confirmed and can be seen below

 
 

CHARLOTTE JANSEEN

CEO @

UP N BEYOND

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50 Ways to Leave Your Problems

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CHRISTINA GIBSON

BLOGGER

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Generation Y, a Generation to Follow

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PAUL HICKS

CO-FOUNDER @

BROOKMAYER & SMITH

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The Wealthy Mind

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MR DANIEL LAWES MD FRCS

CHAIR, EAST KSS SURGICAL SYMPOSIUM

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Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

MR SRI KARDIKIMANATHAN PhD FRCS

INVITED SPEAKER (2018)

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Exit: Is It the Right Way Up?

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KEITH VAN DER BASS

AUTHOR

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The Grass Is Greener on Your Side

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JANICE PALMER

FOUNDER @

PLACEME

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The Pilot and the Crew

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MR ALASTAIR WINDSOR MD FRCS

CHAIR'S INVITED SPEAKER

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Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University College London

Alastair Windsor trained at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Having spent three years working in sepsis and organ failure research at the Medical College of Virginia, USA, he returned as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon to the Academic Surgical Unit at St James’ University Hospital, Leeds. A continued research and clinical interest in sepsis and nutrition provided an opportunity to join the staff at St Mark’s Hospital in London as Colorectal Surgeon and surgeon to the intestinal failure unit.

Following a move from St Mark’s to University College London he retained an expertise and busy national referral practice focused on the management of the surgical abdominal catastrophe, which includes to a large extent the management of complex inflammatory bowel disease. With the emerging subspecialty of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction he has also developed a national referral practice for the management of complex abdominal wall hernias.

MR SACHEEN KUMAR PhD MRSC FRCS

INVITED SPEAKER 2020

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Consultant Oesophago-gastric Surgeon

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Upper GI Surgery

The Royal Marsden Hospital

Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London

Mr. Kumar is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgeon specialising in the treatment of Oesophago-Gastric Cancer and benign Upper GI conditions. based at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He is also Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Division of Surgery at Imperial College London.

Mr. Kumar qualified from Imperial College London and undertook his General Surgical Training within the London Deanery. His specialist Upper GI Surgical training was undertaken at Royal Free London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and University College London Hospitals. Upon completion of his training, he spent time at the National Cancer Centre (NCC) in Seoul learning minimally invasive surgical techniques for Upper GI cancer. 

His postgraduate research was focussed on breath analysis for the early diagnosis of Upper GI cancer. He was awarded his PhD from Imperial College in 2014 and was subsequently appointed to the position of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Lecturer in Surgery. During his lectureship, he was awarded CRUK postdoctoral funding and supervised several PhD & MSc students. In recognition of his original scientific research, he was elected a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2018.

 

PROF MICHELLE GARRETT PhD

INVITED SPEAKER 2020

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Professor of Cancer Therapeutics

Faculty Director of Medical Sciences

Division of Biosciences, University of Kent

Kent & Medway Medical School

Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Leeds and then joined The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) London, to undertake her PhD research with Alan Hall on the role of the RhoA small GTPase in cancer. After gaining her PhD in 1991, Michelle took up a Lucille Markey International Research Fellowship and moved to the USA to undertake post-doctoral studies with Peter Novick at Yale University School of Medicine on regulation of small GTPases in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

 

In 1994 Michelle joined Onyx Pharmaceuticals, California, USA, where she went on to become a team leader involved in the development of cancer drugs targeting the cell division cycle, a collaboration with Pfizer. This included the CDK4 inhibitor project, which went onto deliver Ibrance® (Palbociclib) now a registered treatment for breast cancer. She then returned to the ICR in 1999 to take up a team leader position in the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cancer Therapeutics Unit. Her research there specialised in the discovery and development of novel small molecule cancer therapeutics targeting cell signalling and the cell cycle. Whilst at the ICR, Michelle became a Reader in Cancer Therapeutics and Head of Biology for the CRUK Cancer Therapeutics Unit. In September 2014 Michelle joined the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent and currently has three cancer drugs in the clinic.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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