Our 49th Annual Conference starts today for those meeting in person. If you have been unable to make it to Skye, the full day academic programme for tomorrow (Thursday 3rd November) is available as a webinar with help once again from the Faculty of Remote Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare at the RCSEd. Over 40 surgeons and trainees are gathering on Skye, with 70+ already registered on line. See the full programme and then register here. CPD certificates are available for attending the webinar. The lectures will also become available on the RCSEd website, usually a couple of weeks after the conference.
For further details of the programme this year, and to attend in person, follow the link here.
This will allow you to register, select the parts of the programme you wish to attend, and sets out the costs for students, trainees, full-time healthcare workers and retired members.
A link for registration for those wishing to attend remotely on the Thursday will be available soon.
We are delighted to announce the 49th Annual Meeting of the Viking Surgeons Association. This year we will be on the Island of Skye, a little later than usual, in November.
For those arriving on Wednesday 2nd, a golf competition is planned, followed by a meet and greet at the Hebridean Hotel, Broadford.
The main academic programme is on Thursday 3rd November, and will also be available as a Webinar if you are unable to attend in person this year. Once again we are grateful to the FRRHH at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for making this possible. We have a great line up of speakers on a huge variety of topics.
The traditional Vikings Dinner is planned for Thursday Evening at the Broadford Hotel.
The academic programme continues on Friday morning, and a small excursion is planned for the afternoon.
A full provisional programme is available here
Attending In Person:
Venue: An Crùbh - Cafe, shop and venue in Sleat, Isle of Skye (ancrubh.com)
Delegates: £260 for conference, £40 pp for Annual Dinner
Retired Viking Surgeons: £60 for conference, £40 for Annual Dinner
Trainees: £60 for conference, £40 for Annual Dinner
Students Conference: free £20 for Annual Dinner
Further enquiries or booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
For booking, please state delegate/retired/trainee/student, whether you are attending dinner on the Thursday evening alone or with a partner.
Payment will be by bank transfer
We have negotiated reduced rates at the Broadford Hotel and Hebridean Hotel for the conference - please book directly with the hotel, mentioning the Viking Surgeons Conference.
Other accommodation is also available in the area:
If you are unable to join us in person, the Academic programme on the Thursday will be available by Webinar, run by the FRRHH, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. As before, there is no fee.
Details and links will be available soon from the RCSEd Website or with a further post on this website. You will not be able to join the AGM, however, or the programme on Friday, although there may be a zoom link available for the session on Rural Workforce Planning in Scotland.
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Update to programme
We are delighted to host Mr Ben Aldridge (Consultant Plastic Surgeon/Dermatologist), Mr Kushik Lalla (SAS General Surgeon, Gilbert Bain Hospital), and Mr Kaz Rahman (Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) for this webinar. The session will be chaired by Ms Lauren Smithson (Rural Surgical Fellow, Raigmore Hospital).
By the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to:
Click here to register for free
An outstanding full day conference this year with something for everyone. Over 100 surgeons and trainees from across the world linked in for each session.
Topics explored included: the future of R & R Surgery in Scotland; clinical sessions on orthopaedics & paediatric surgery; a trainee section; the place of Emergency Rural Practitioners in the Rural unit; and some great examples of how surgeons have been involved in rural healthcare in different parts of the world.
All 4 sessions are now available on the RCSEd website here
Other Surgical Specialties Emergencies in the Rural Unit – Neurosurgery
26th May 2021 at 19:00 BST
The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare have partnered with the Viking Surgeons Association (VSA) to deliver a series of webinars focused on Rural Surgery.
This one-hour webinar aims to update general surgeons working in remote areas on the topics of spinal injuries and intracranial injuries. It will include recognition of injuries, resuscitation, appropriate and timely investigation, stabilisation for transfer (if appropriate & available) and options for operative management. This is for the surgeon at the District General Hospital with a significant transfer time to a neurosurgical unit, as well as surgeons in remote areas with longer transfer times or no transfer options at all.