Dion MortonAn exciting new research session has been added to the agenda for the upcoming ESCP Annual Meeting in Vienna this September.

Chaired by Dion Morton and Per Nilsson, the session, ‘Better surgical care - a global challenge’, will include a keynote speech by Professor Martin Smith (South Africa) on developments in global trials, with the speakers Aneel Bhangu (UK), Simon NG (Hong Kong) and Stephen Tabiri (Ghana) discussing trial design and the different experiences from around the world. This will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Sohini Chakrabortee.

Discussing the Global Surgery Symposium, Professor Morton said:

"It is always a pleasure to be involved with ESCP events and they don’t come much bigger than the Annual Conference. The society may be the most influential colorectal surgical association in the world and its status as such is in no small part down to its focus on clinical research."

Each year, the ESCP Annual Conference highlights the most important surgical research in the preceding year. In Vienna, the Global Surgery Symposium will be dedicated to presenting four international perspectives.

The Global Surgery Symposium’s speakers hail from the UK, South Africa and Hong Kong, with each talking about potential challenges and opportunities for improving surgical care across the world.

Professor Morton added:

"More than half of the world’s population cannot access safe and adequate surgical care, which is a statistic that urgently needs to change. There are challenges for all of us and ESCP has recognised the importance of this challenge by setting up quality improvement and innovation studies to improve the care surgical patients are receiving.

"The whole session promises to be informative and vibrant and I implore delegates and members to support the new symposium and hear these new, exciting ideas."

Professor Morton continued:

"Uniquely, across the whole surgical community, we run a search for new trials every year. This year, we have a series of new trials being presented from across the world to give investigators platforms to work and engage with the wider colorectal community. I am very much looking forward to hearing more about these emerging trials."

‘Better surgical care - a global challenge’ is being held in the Plenary Hall on Thursday 26 September 17:40-18:40

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