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The Royal College of Surgeons of England is proud to present a varied and interesting programme of webinars designed to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in the world of surgery, provide updates on the College's work and support our members both personally and professionally. Please see below for dates and more information. Please note: The RCS England Webinar programme is now CPD Accredited for 1 point per session, and all participants will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Please note, dates are subject to change, but we will notify all participants with as much notice as possible, and recordings will be available. 

Interested in our conferences? View the calendar for all upcoming events.

2024 webinar programme    

Preparing for the MRCS (Part A) - Thursday 18 April, from 6pm

Join RCS England's Chair of the Court of Examiners Yasser Mohsen, for an extensive session on how to best prepare for the MRCS (Part A) exam. Yasser will be joined by Victor Woolf, Raiyyan Aftab and Aqua Asif. The panel will cover question writing, review and standard-setting processes and allow you to hear from those who have recently passed, giving their experience of the exam and how they best prepared. Register here.

Sustainability Webinar Series: Session Three - Reusable Resources - Tuesday 14 May, from 6pm

Join us for the third session in our series focusing on different aspects of sustainability in surgery. This particular session will focus on reusable resources in a surgical setting, how to use reusable resources and the possible impacts. We will be joined by Sustainability Champions and the hour will include a Q&A session to give you the opportunity to have your say and raise any questions you may have on sustainability. Register here.

Human Factors Webinar - Wednesday 12 June, from 6pm

How can Human Factors offer ways to reduce errors in the surgical profession? Chaired by Professor Peter Brennan, in this session we will be discussing threat and error management for surgeons and surgical teams. Professor Brennan will be joined by experts in the field of human factors and there will be a Q&A session to give you the opportunity to join the discussion. Register here

Coming later in 2024

We are constantly adding to our webinar programme throughout the year. Below, you will find a list of sessions, which will be confirmed shortly, and we will also be adding new titles over the coming months.

To register interest for the webinars which will be held later in 2024, please complete this form and we will email you all the details of our webinars as they are confirmed.  

Preparing for the MRCS (Part B) - This session, with examiners and those who have been through the exam themselves, will cover how to best prepare for the MRCS (Part B) examination and provide you with the hints and tips you will need to succeed.

Getting Involved in Audit - Audit is a vital part of every surgeon's portfolio, but many struggle to get involved, especially when getting started in surgical practice or training. We will be looking at how to get started in audit and how to use audit to support improvements in your chosen area of practice. 

Please note all our webinars are subject to change and cancellation.

Recorded webinars

We keep a catalogue of our past webinars to provide accessible advice for members at all career stages, covering queries from how to write a paper, to the latest on less than full-time training. If there’s a subject you’d like us to cover next, please get in touch with our events team.


2023 webinars

What can you do for the RCS England? Getting involved and making a difference: Ever wondered what you can do for your College? Find out more about standing for Council and other roles at RCS England. 

Managing wellbeing and burnout in the surgical team: Surgery is a challenging career and mental health should be a priority for all but how can you help your team manage their wellbeing and prevent burnout?

Senior Fellows' Society webinar series: Museums update: Chaired by Mr Bill Thomas, and with Carina Phillips, Head of Museum Collections, and Bruce Simpson, Senior Curator, you will hear the latest updates on the RCS England museums, including the reopening of the Hunterian Museum and the Anatomy and Pathology Museum.

Making the most of surgical training:Surgical training is a daunting prospect for many. RCS England council member Rachel Hargest chairs this session with panel members Dr Tom Naylor and Miss Sundas Butt sharing their hints and tips on how to make the most of your training.

Managing your brand and maximising the impact of social media: Social media is a powerful tool – we discuss how your personal brand and your identity on social media can be a powerful tool for surgeons at every grade. RCS England council member Laura Hamilton chairs the session, with Scarlet Nazarian @thefemalesurgeon and Tasha Gandamihardja @drtashag sharing insights and tips on how to make the most of your online brand.

Starting surgical practice. New consultants and specialty doctors: Working independently in surgical practice is an important milestone for surgeons.Vinita Shekar, chair of the RCS England SAS forum and Arin Saha, Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber discuss how to make the most of your first months of independent practice. This session is perfect for those looking to apply for or just starting their first specialty doctor or consultant post. 

A conversation with Joe Aderinto: Tamzin Cuming, chair of Women in Surgery and consultant surgeon is in conversation with Joe Aderinto, the trauma and orthopaedic surgeon who recently appeared in Saving Lives in Leeds on BBC Two, to find out more about what its like to work as a surgeon with a camera crew in tow.

Future of Surgery: an introduction to innovation in surgery: RCS England Council member and lead for the Future of surgery and robotic surgeon, Nuha Yassin was joined by Editor of the Bulletin and Clinical Innovation lead, Ryan Kerstein and founder of Proximie and plastic surgeon, Nadine Hachach - Haram to discuss how robotics and other innovations will shape the future of surgical practice and training for years to come . 

Elective recoveryIt is a year since we launched our New Deal for Surgery, but has elective recovery progressed far enough? RCS President Neil Mortensen is joined by Deborah Eastwood, Sas Banerjee and Stella Vig to discuss the extent of process. 

Learning Threat and Error Management from SantaProfessor Peter Brennan is joined by a panel of specialists for this festive version of one of the most popular sessions at our Human Factors in surgery conference in October: Threat and Error management.

Joint RCS England and ASI Webinar: Gallbladder disease:  A joint webinar with the Association of Surgeons in India on Gallbladder Disease. Chaired by RCS Council member Rachel Hargest, with Dr Senthilnathan from GEM Hospital,Chennai and Mr Christian Macutkiewicz, Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Avoiding a bleeding crisis: Tranexamic acid is part of the answer: In this session, our panel shared important information about the use of tranexamic acid.

Parents in SurgeryIn this session, our panel discussed the recently launched Parents in Surgery report and how it is key to cultivating a diverse and effective workforce across the surgical profession.

In focus: Ukraine 2In the second of a series of webinars examining aspects of the war in Ukraine and its impact, we held a session highlighting the contributions of Ukrainian diaspora organisations and health professionals in assisting the humanitarian, medical and aid response.

The Case for Surgical Hubs: in this webinar, we discussed the case for expanding surgical hubs in our new free webinar in collaboration with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT). 

Pride Month webinar: Ms Ginny Bowbrick was joined by other members of the Pride in Surgery Forum (PRISM) to bring you a taster of the best talks from Out at the College, our first-ever conference for LGBTQ+ surgeons and their allies.

NetZero AnaesthesiaIn this webinar, as part of our intercollegiate work on Sustainability with RCS Edinburgh, we explore NetZero Anaesthesia. 

In focus: Ukraine: In the first of a series of webinars examining aspects of the war in Ukraine and its impact, we explore how NHS England is contributing to the humanitarian response.

DEI Action Plan update: 6 months on In this webinar, we revisited the Kennedy review one year on to provide you with an update on just how far we have come and how we plan to accomplish the sixteen recommendations outlined by Baroness Helena Kennedy. 

Intercollegiate MRCS Part A Pearson Vue introductory webinar:  Introduced by John Hines, ICSBE Chair, the webinar will explain what candidates can expect when sitting the MRCS at a Pearson Vue centre.

LGBTQ+ History Month webinarA panel of surgeons who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, talk about their experiences and the importance to support diversity in surgery.

RCS England webinar archive. You can watch a selection of older RCS England webinars on our YouTube channel.



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