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SCTS Annual Meeting 2017

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2017 SCTS Meeting Programme


2017 SCTS Photos


2017 Prize Winners

Ronald Edwards Medal – best scientific oral presentation
Francesca D’Auria
Speckle tracking to assess the improvement of myocardial function after off pump coronary artery bypass grafting

John Parker Medal – best clinical presentation
Pien Spoor
Quantitative Measurements of Competitive Flow in Left Internal Mammary Artery Bypass Grafts

Bob Bonser Aortic Surgery Prize
Pouya Youssefi
Effect of Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement on Haemodynamics of the Thoracic Aorta using Patient-Specific Computational Fluid Dynamics

Society Thoracic Medal – best thoracic presentation
David Bleetman
The Impact of Day of Surgery on Outcomes from Resection for Lung Cancer within an Enhanced Recovery Programme (ERAS)

BASO Prize
Udo Abah
Pathological lymph node involvement is not a predictor of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing VATS lobectomy for lung cancer

Best Cardiac Surgical Movie
M Acharya
Off-pump coronary artery bypass without intra-coronary shunting: surgical revascularisation for all

Best Thoracic Surgical Movie
Udo Abah
Video-assisted thoracoscopic bronchoplastic lobectomy

Best Congenital Surgical Movie

Best Cardiothoracic Forum Presentation
Natalie Lambie
The effect of a physiotherapy prehabilitation programme on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing Cardiac or Thoracic surgery

Best Cardiothoracic Forum Poster
Melissa Rochon
Does Photo at Discharge (PaD) Reduce Readmissions for Surgical Site Infections? Learning from Two Large Cardiothoracic Centres.’

Best Cardiac Poster
F Sertic
Short and midterm outcome of concomitant surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Best Thoracic Poster
B Gordon-McMillan
A pilot study evaluating the role of pre-operative computed tomography in pathological staging of thymic malignancies


Patrick G. Magee Student Prize – best student poster presentations:

Pat Magee Competition – Oral

1st Place
Heart transplantation or mechanical circulatory support may be safely deferred for two years in patients with suppressed natriuretic peptide levels

2nd Place
Lisa-Jayne Edwards
Conjunctival Blood Flow in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

3rd Place
Nikhil Sahdev
Tcf21 is increased in AF human cardiac fibroblasts & ‘fibroblast media’ formulation prevents spontaneous differentiation of human cardiac fibroblasts in vitro

Pat Magee Competition – poster:

1st Place
Ben Wald
Angiography after CABG surgery; solving the problem of missing surgical records with a sternal wire code

2nd Place
Hiral Jhala
Clinico-pathological predictors of survival in resected primary lung adenocarcinoma

3rd Place
Aamna Malik
All in the genes: a rare cause of a common thoracic condition

4th Place
Shruti Jayakumar
Medical Student Exposure to Cardiothoracic Surgery

5th Place
Eyal Ben-David
Cadavers or Lectures, How Should Cardiac Anatomy Be Taught?

Pat Magee Competition – ‘Most original or innovative idea’
Ben Wald
Angiography after CABG surgery; solving the problem of missing surgical records with a sternal wire code

Swann Morton “Silver Scalpel Award”
Rebecca Finn