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Foundation Skills in Surgery Course: Stoke-on-Trent

ASiT Foundation Skills in Surgery Course  

29th February 2020
Clinical Education Centre, UHNM, Newcastle Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG

Free to ASiT members, limited places available

The ASiT Foundation Surgical Skills (supported by Keele Surgical Society) and Competition is a one-day course designed to provide participants with the opportunity to gain proficiency in basic suturing skills with a platform to network. The course will involve high ratio of consultant led teaching using animal material and participants will have ample guidance to improve their techniques. The course will be delivered by surgical trainees and consultants with an interest in teaching. The second part of the day will involve a competition, allowing participants to put their improved skills to the test with an opportunity to win prizes. This event will be beneficial to students who wish to enhance their skills and show commitment to surgery for their surgical training portfolios.

10:00 – 10:10

Arrival and Registration in the main atrium of the Clinical Education Centre

10:10 – 10:20

Introductory Plenary by ASiT representative

10:20 – 10:35

Medical Records

10:35 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:55

Suturing and knot tying (groups split based on knowledge level)

12:00 – 12:55

Advanced suturing and knot tying

13:00 – 13:30

Lunch and refreshments

13:30 – 14:30

Excision of lesion and drain insertion

14:30 – 15:40

Competition rotation*

15:40 – 15:50

Presentation of prizes and closing plenary

*The competition will assess a handful of students at one time. Those not competing will have the opportunity to network in the atrium. Once a delegate has completed the competition, they may stay to watch following entrants or return for refreshments and networking.


Tea, coffee and water will be provided. You will need to bring or buy your own lunch.  

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Please note:  FREE to ASIT members, a £50 deposit is required and will be refunded upon confirmation of attendance.

If you are not an ASiT member, please click here to join


Clinical Education Centre, UHNM, Newcastle Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG
Stoke-on-Trent, UK
FREE for ASiT Members (refundable £50 deposit), £50 for non-members
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