Thank you to all who submitted abstracts to the 2020 ASiT Conference in Birmingham. The quality was excellent this year. ASiT is grateful to the supporting organisations and all those who helped with marking and judging.
Congratulations to all prize winners. Here is a list of all the awards:
ASiT Conference 2020 Prizes
Winner: Aliyah Hussein
Title: Risk factors for retrieved but not transplanted deceased donor livers in the UK: a national registry analysis
TMS Poster of Distinction Prize
Winner: Megan Lloyd
Title: Predicting Response To Neoadjuvant Therapy From Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma Pre-Treatment Biopsies
Winner: Sherwin Fernando
Title: Post-operative outcomes in a forgotten group: the importance of timing of emergency laparotomies on elderly patients
Mammary Fold Prize
Winner: Emma Sewart
Title: The impact of radiotherapy on patient-reported outcomes of immediate implant-based breast reconstruction: Results of a prospective multicentre cohort study
Winner: Timothy McAleese
Title: The importance of the proposed Irish Major Trauma Network: an audit of the initial management of patients suffering Major Trauma
BOTA/Orthopaedic Research UK Prize
Winner: Andrea McCarthy
Title: Improvement in orthopaedic services with the introduction of a pilot virtual fracture clinic: a time and cost analysis
BASO Trainees Prizes
1st Winner (oral): Rory Brittain (Lymph node involvement and survival in gastro-oesophageal cancer)
2nd Winner (poster): Emily Louise Sams (Incidence and Treatment of positive pelvic sidewall (PSW) lymph nodes in patients with advanced rectal cancer; a retrospective study)
Roux Group Trainee Prize
Winner: Philip Chiang
Title: A retrospective study on the impact of waiting times for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy on unplanned admissions and interventions across three sites in the West of Scotland.
ALSGBI Trainee Prize
Winner: Bronwyn Woodburn
Title: The Introduction and Evolution of Diagnostic Laparoscopies in Tanzania
Winner: Simon McClean
Title: A retrospective analysis of ultrasound examination of thyroid nodules using the U classification and thyroid imaging, reporting and data system (TIRADS)
Rouleaux Club Prize
Winner: Jacob Wilson
Title: Risk of Contrast Induced Acute Kidney Injury in Vascular Patients with Pre-Existing Kidney Disease Following Peripheral Arteriogram.
Winner: Christina Whitehead
Title: Synovial Sarcoma – a Ten Year Review of the North of England Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service
Dukes Club Prize
Winner: Liam Cato
Title: Delorme’s procedure: outcomes and follow-up for social burden
Winner: Jason Yang
Title: A Prognostic Model and Web-App for Predicting Ordinal Outcomes following Burr-Hole Surgery for Chronic Subdural Haematoma
Winner: Moeez Uddin
Title: Identical Head & Neck Cancer Surgery in Identical Twins with Identical Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma – A Case of Indiscernibility of Identicals?
Winner: Tsitsi Chituku
Title: Developing a Fast Track Paediatric Herniotomy Service at a Yorkshire District General Hospital.
Winner: Naim Slim
Title: Innovating a novel brain protection device for use in cardiac surgery and cardiac arrest: a cool solution using diffusion-absorption-refrigeration technology
Winner: Marwah Salih
Title: Identification of a novel target for prevention of permanent paraplegia following thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
ASGBI Short Paper Prize
Winner: Jia Xun Choong
Title: Life Expectancy in Emergency Laparotomy: Which patients should we be operating on?
ESSQ Surgical Education Prize
Winner: Zak Vinnicombe
Title: Priced out: Is the cost of surgical training acting as a barrier to entry?
STARSurg Medical Student Prize
Winner: Serish Arshad
Title: Journal ranking Methods and Their Application in General Surgery - A Systematic Review
IJS Case Report
Winner: Nikhil Mayor
Title: Primary Localised Amyloidosis of the Bladder: A Rare Mimic of Urinary Tract Malignancy
Winner: Jason Yang
Title: Virtual Reality Simulation – a future cornerstone of undergraduate medical education?
British Hernia Society Prize
Winner: Elspeth Murray
Title: Post-operative outcomes using ONSTEP inguinal hernia repair – The First UK Case Series
IME Ethics Prize
Winner: Georgia Scott
Title: Consent: The New Legal Landscape
BOMSS Trainee Prize
Winner: Hatem Al Saadi
Title: Tackling Obesity in the Arabian Gulf: Public Awareness of Obesity and Their Perceptions towards Bariatric Surgery in Oman and Kuwait
Winner: Rahy Farooq
Title: Closing the audit loop on inadvertent parathyroidectomy during thyroid surgery – How are we doing at a specialist endocrine surgery centre?
GlobalSurg Global Surgery Prize
Winner: Archie Allen
Title: Barriers to accessing and providing lower limb amputee rehabilitation services in the Western Area, Sierra Leone – the patient and local staff perspective
Herrick Society Prize
Winner: Lisi Hu
Title: Organ donation education in schools significantly increases organ donor registration, knowledge, and family discussion.
Winner: Zain Siddiqui (A true day-case Bi-polar Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) with same day trial without catheter (TWOC): Is it possible?)
Runner-up: Zhi - Yang Low (Does intervention improve long-term relative renal function for chronic ureteric obstruction? - a case series of 268 patients)
Winner: Tun Giap Tan
Title: Prophylactic topical tranexamic acid versus placebo in surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal of Surgical Simulation Prize
Winner: Maria Constantinides
Title: Microsurgical Simulation Training
Major Trauma TiG Prize:
Winner: Joseph Burgin
Title: The use of pulse oximetry for the diagnosis of vascular disruption following limb trauma
Winner: Alexander Baldwin
Title: ‘Dear Sir…’: An example of unconscious bias in the ‘letters to the editor’ section of surgical journals
Gray’s Surgical Anatomy Human Factors Prize
Winner: Lucy Godfrey
Title: Improving education for the timely set up of cell salvage in the case of emergency surgery via the use of educational video
Collaborative Research Prize:
Winner: Jennifer Waterman
Title: PIES – Pregnancy testing in Emergency Surgery - A Welsh Multi-centre audit in pregnancy testing in women presenting with acute abdominal pain in collaboration with the Welsh Barbers Research Group.