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SCTS Annual Meeting 2018

Glasgow (SEC Centre)


SCTS Annual Meeting Programme


SCTS Plenary Session

The main plenary session had presentations from:

Mr G. Owens - There's no 'I' in Aorta: A patient perspective on Aortic MDT
Mr D. Thornton - Getting a team to work effectively in the NHS
Mr R. Page - Introduction of the President of SCTS
Mr G. Cooper - Presidential address

Video of the Plenary session 


SCTS Annual Meeting Photos


2018 Prize Winners

Annual Meeting 2018 Prize Winners

Ronald Edwards Medal – best scientific oral presentation
Zaheer Tahir
In-vitro effect of dichloroacetate on human internal mammary artery

John Parker Medal – best clinical presentation
Cristiano Spadaccio
Left atrial volume in preoperative assessment of elective cardiac surgery

Bob Bonser Aortic Surgery Prize
Metesh Acharya
Cross-sectional area / height ratio at the mid-sinus and sino-tubular junction predicts dissection risk in aortic aneurysms

Society Thoracic Medal – best thoracic presentation
Amy Kerr
Outcome of feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) in major lung surgery patients receiving either preop carbohydrate and postop nutritional drinks or water

BASO Prize
Ewan Kennedy
Assessment of interval progression of NSCLC between radiological diagnosis and surgery using the 8th TNM classification

Best Cardiac Surgical Movie
Luke rogers
Trans-apical valve in ring (VIR) mitral valve implantation through the anterior mitral valve leaflet (AMVL)

Best Thoracic Surgical Movie 
Ahmed Habib
Left VATS diaphragmatic plication

Best Congenital Surgical Movie

Best Cardiothoracic Forum Presentation
Kathryn Smith
Chest radiographs after cardiac surgery: is one too many?

Best Cardiothoracic Forum Poste
Melanie Freas
An independent run advanced practice provider clinic for aortic valve repair surveillance

Best Cardiac Poster 
Sara Abou Sherif
Outcomes of concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing Cardiac Surgery: a 3-Year, single surgeon’s experience

Best Thoracic Poster
Thomas Tsitsias
 “Can the trainee fix this?” The safety of training on rib fixation following blunt chest trauma: a single institution’s experience.

Patrick G. Magee Student Prize – best student oral presentation

1st Place - Harkaran Kalkat
2nd Place - Kyrie Wheeler
3rd Place= Jan Federspiel

Patrick G. Magee Student Prize – best student poster presentation
Saumil Shah - Hull York Medical School
Short and long term outcomes of re-exploration for bleeding/tamponade in CABG patients: up to 18 years follow-up

Devan Limbachia
‘Getting it right first time’ – is it true for decortication ?

Swann Morton Prize 2018 
Shyni Sebastian

Trainee Video Operative Prize 2018

Cardiac – Thomas Theologou 
Thoracic – Jeremy Smelt