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Author: Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

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Putting innovation technology and training and the heart of modern surgery. Podcast series from the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Lucy and Lydia are joined by Mr James Coulston, consultant vascular surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. James explores the role of non-technical skills and the importance of human factors, teamwork and training in successful surgical outcomes.
Lucy and Lydia are joined in conversation with Siya Lodhia, a surgical registrar focused on sustainability in surgery. They explore the environmental impact of operating theatres and the challenges of implementing sustainable practices. Siya shares insights from her research project on staff attitudes and adopting a sustainability checklist in colorectal theatres. The discussion covers green practices, the Intercollegiate Green Theatre Checklist, and the importance of hospital leadershi...
Lucy and Lydia catch up with Stella Dilke, a friend from medical school, and discuss what it is like to undertake a fellowship at St Marks Hospital in London, parenthood challenges, and what makes an inspiring mentor. Stella is a general surgical registrar in London with an enthusiastic approach to all things colorectal and all things life.
In this extended episode, Lucy and Lydia are joined by Dan Stoyanov, Professor of Robot Vision from UCL and director of research at Medtronic. They discuss the growth of robotics within medicine, the intersection of AI, robotics and engineering and what the changing paradigm means for surgeons of the future.
Lucy and Lydia catch up with consultant surgeon Michele Lucaretti from Gloucester as she approaches retirement. They reflect on her career as a female consultant general surgeon when the norm was heavily toward male surgeons . Michele maintains her enthusiasm for the profession despite the challenges and offers some fantastic tips for longevity as a surgeon in the process.
Lydia and Lucy are joined by Professor Giles Toogood, Chief Investigator, Consultant Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Prof Toogood explains the goals and breadth of the Sunflower Study - a large RCT looking at the clinical and cost-effectiveness of expectant management versus preoperative imaging with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy at low or moderate risk of common bile duct stones.
Lucy Huppler and Lydia Newton review series two of the TTK podcast and look forward to what's in store for series three of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons GBI podcast. To get in touch with the show, please email hello@ttkpodcast.com or use twitter handle @ALSGBI_podcast
Continuing the approach from previous TTK episode, Hamish Mackenzie talks with participants of the ALSGBI scientific meeting. Topics include; the power of group feedback un the form of Schwartz rounds, the challenges of continuing training as an early years consultant, the growth of robotics and the need basic skills across the sector and a preview of the next ALSGBI meeting in Portsmouth with Professor Jim Khan.
Hamish Mackenzie from Digital Resilience UK steps in for the normal presenting team to capture a series of conversations from around the 2022 ALSGBI scientific meeting. The focus of the conversations is surgical education and training and the role of technology in improving practice. In the initial episode, Hamish is joined by Dr Jordan Tsigarides (who delivers 2022 ALSGBI lecture on immersive education), Professor Mike Parker, Inovus Medical, Arthrex training and East of England trainee surg...
Tan is joined by Tamsin Morrison to preview the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons GBI
Tan is joined by Classic FM's prime-time DJ, John Brunning. The cover the power of music and its effect on concentration, team dynamics, healing and personal relaxation.
Tan and Lucy are joined by Professor Nader Francis, a consultant colorectal surgeon and with a significant body of research work. They discuss some of the challenges of continue to publish research from a regional location away from the major academic institutions and reflect on the importance of engaging with research and ongoing training throughout a surgical career.
Consultant Surgeon Meg Finch-Jones joins Lucy and Tan to reflect on her career in HPB surgery. They discuss her own journey into this area of surgery and some of the unique challenges of the specialism. They consider the evolution of role, the importance of coaching younger trainees, and the job satisfaction from complex surgery.
In the second episode with Ex England Cricket Captain, Graham Gooch, Tan discusses the challenges of team management and how to get the best from others. They also discuss the transition when senior professionals step back from front line services and the pleasure in develop the skills of coaching and training others.
In the first of two episodes, former England cricket captain Graham Gooch joins Tan to discuss elite performance and getting the best from teams. They discuss attitude, coaching, commitment, skill, feedback, concentration and reducing complications.
Lucy and Lydia talk with Mr Justin Morgan, a consultant general and transplant surgeon at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. Justin reflects on his early career as a general surgeon before discussing the benefits of specialism and his particular interest endocrine and transplant surgery. They also discuss his wider interest in medical education and his role as the Dean of the North Bristol Academy for the University of Bristol.
Kat is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Oxford University Hospital. Lydia, Tan and Kat discuss the process of finding a first role as a consultant and the benefit experience beyond training. Kat reflects on the benefit she drew from an overseas surgical fellowship in Australia and her period in non-clinical research positions. They also discuss the balance and stamina needed to start a family whilst continuing to progress in specialist training.
In this episode Lydia and Tan talk with Mr Saxon Connor, an HPB surgeon from Christchurch, New Zealand. They discuss some of importance of team work in surgical teams before focusing specifically to the challenges surrounding crisis trauma events such as the earthquake and terrorist events that Christchurch suffered in the past decade.
Prof Tan is joined by Dr. Jordan Tsigarides, an Academic Clinical Fellow based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and Norwich Medical School. Jordan is the VR lead for the NNUH and is responsible for the development of multiple educational programmes utilising immersive technologies. They discuss the role of augmented and virtual technology in ongoing professional training and the potential of the technology for cost-effective simulation based learning.
Tan and Lucy are joined by Professor Dr April Roslani, Dean of the University of Malaya. Professor April reflects on the her journey of training and the broader challenges of surgical training, both historically and in contemporary circumstances. She reflects on the evolving medical curricula and structure that medical trainees follow. Lucy and April contrast the challenges of surgical training in Malaysia and the UK, with the issue of the time needed to train to a sub-speciality consult...
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