to the Cambridge University Undergraduate Surgical Conference 2014

CamSurg provides unique insights into modern surgical training through a range of talks from leading surgical experts and our exciting surgical skills programme. Delegates can also present original surgical research.

Professor J Andrew Bradley

Prof J A Bradley PhD FRCS FMedSci

A word from our Patron:
I am delighted to welcome you to the 2014 Cambridge University Undergraduate Surgical Conference. CamSurg aims to promote careers in surgery and will help you as an individual decide whether a surgical career is the right pathway for you. I am sure you will enjoy this conference and for those who think they have the necessary aptitude I hope it will encourage you to pursue a surgical career.

Saturday 22 February 2014

School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Tickets cost just £13, or £6 for lectures only, both of which includes lunch.

Download the CamSurg 2014 programme.



We have secured an impressive line-up of influential speakers that spans a variety of surgical specialties. Expect to hear about the latest developments in surgical training and a unique insight into life in their respective fields.

Research Posters and Presentations

CamSurg 2014 would like to invite conference members to submit research abstracts based on a surgical topic. Abstracts may be submitted for either an oral presentation or a poster presentation on the day, with prizes on offer for the winners and runners up in each category.

Download the CamSurg 2014 programme.

You can still also view CamSurg 2013's programme and website.

Surgical Skills

Every attendee will have the choice take part in our surgical skills sessions, run by our facilitators:

  • Minimally Invasive Technique.
  • Tendon Repair
  • Bowel Anastomosis
  • Skin Suturing

Career Workshops

Attendees will also have the opportunity to choose from our two careers workshops.

CamSurg 2014 will host a Surgical Portfolio and CV Workshop which will provide the knowledge and insight needed to develop your evidence and allow you to discuss your CV with an expert.

Attendees will have the option to learn more about global humanitarian surgical work in our Humanitarian Surgical Careers Workshop.


Register for your place at CamSurg 2014 on Saturday 22 February 2014. Due to the success of CamSurg 2013, we have increased delegate numbers allowing us to decrease ticket prices.

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Ticket Prices

Due to the success of CamSurg 2013, we have been able to reduce this years ticket price to £13 or £6 for lecture-only tickets.

Each ticket includes attendance, your choice of two of our workshops (including surgical skills and career preparation) and lunch.

Refund Policy

  • Full refund is only available when a cancellation request is received 3 weeks prior to the date of the conference.
  • Late requests due to emergencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tickets are sold through Eventbrite™.


Professor Harold Ellis

Prof Harold Ellis CBE MCh FRCS

65 years of the NHS: an old surgeon looks back

Professor Ellis is Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the University of London and currently a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Human Sciences at the King's College London School of Medicine. Having graduated from the University of Oxford in 1948, Professor Ellis began his career in the month that the NHS was established. He was appointed Professor of Surgery at Westminster Hospital in 1962. Professor Ellis was appointed CBE in 1987, and the Royal College of Surgeons established The Professor Harold Ellis Medical Student Prize for Surgery in recognition of his teaching and contribution to surgery.

Professor Antony Narula

Prof Antony Narula MA MB BChir FRCS FRCS (Ed)

ENT for Beginners

Professor Narula was elected to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2004.  He trained at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Middlesex Hospital, London, qualifying in 1979. Currently, Professor Narula is an ENT Consultant at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. He holds an Honorary Professorship from Middlesex University (2003). Professor Narula has an interest in medical politics and served as president of both the Association of Otolaryngologists in Training and the Young Consultant Otolaryngologists. He has been editor of the CME Bulletin Otolaryngology and instigated a diploma course for GPs to learn more about Otolaryngology (Dip ENT).

Mr Martin Griffiths

Mr Martin Griffiths MBBS MRCS

Trauma Surgery

Mr Griffiths is a Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, the most advanced trauma centre in London and one of the leading trauma centres in the world. He has spent the last decade campaigning in schools and youth centres against gang culture and is currently expanding his message to medical students - or future trauma surgeons. Mr Griffiths will be drawing on his extensive experience working with victims of violent crime to give CamSurg delegates a hugely valuable insight into contemporary trauma surgery.

Ms Su-Anna Boddy

Miss Su-Anna Boddy FRCS MS

Women in Surgery, Less Than Full Time Working, Me and Much More!

Miss Boddy was elected to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2007 and is currently a Senior (part-time) Consultant Paediatric Urologist at St George's Hospital London. She qualified from St Bartholomew' Hospital in 1976 and trained in paediatric surgery/urology in London, Birmingham and Leeds. She has a special interest in caring for children with continence problems through multidisciplinary team care and also invented an operation to correct hypospadias. Miss Boddy is Chair of the Children's Surgical Forum, a pan-specialty body dedicated to surgical services for children. She is the Deputy Chair of the College's Revalidation Implementation Committee, and lead on the Patient Liaison Group. In the past, Miss Boddy was the first Flexible Training Advisor to the College, and worked with the Department of Health as Chair of the Intercollegiate Committee for Improving Working Lives of Doctors. She is the immediate past Chair of Opportunities in Surgery, encompassing Women in Surgery, which promotes making surgery an attractive specialty for women.


Mr Richard McGregor

Mr Richard McGregor BSc (Hons) MBChB MRSC (Ed)

Building a Surgical Portfolio and CV

Mr McGregor is the Trainee Member of Council, Honorary Specialty Registrar in General Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and ECAT Lecturer. Mr McGregor trained as a graduate at the University of Edinburgh, qualifying in 2007, and has been involved in many aspects of surgical career progression and research. He will provide and insight into how we, as medical students and trainees, can ensure our portfolios are targeted and strong to enhance our future career prospects.

Attendees should bring printed copies of their two-A4-page CVs to discuss with Mr McGregor so they can get the very most of this excellent opportunity.

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu BA (Cantab) BM BCh (Oxon)

Building a Surgical Portfolio and CV

Dr Maruthappu is an Academic Foundation Doctor in the North West Thames Deanery. He serves as Advisor to the Special Envoy of the World Health Organisation; advisor to governments on health policy implementation, most recently Switzerland; Director of the World Surgical Association; Chief Innovation Officer of TEDMED London; and Chairman of the UK Medical Students' Association. He was educated at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, graduating with a triple First Class and over 40 academic awards. He also won a Kennedy Scholarship to study Global Health at Harvard University, and was a finalist for the BMJ's Junior Doctor of the Year award. Dr Maruthappu has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, and has presented his work across four continents. He has a strong interest in education, authoring three student-targeted medical books. He has founded five philanthropic organisations, coordinating over 200 medical initiatives, spanning the UK, Switzerland, India, France, USA, Sri Lanka and Malawi.

Attendees should bring printed copies of their two-A4-page CVs to discuss with Dr Maruthappu so they can get the very most of this excellent opportunity.

Ms Andrea Warwick

Ms Andrea Warwick MBChB MSc FRCS

A Humanitarian Surgical Career

Ms Warwick graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2004 and is now a final year colorectal registrar in the South West Peninsula Deanery. She did her basic surgical training in Australia, before returning to the UK to pursue higher surgical training in general surgery. She returned to Australia in 2010 for a 6-month fellowship in The Alfred Trauma Centre.

Andrea worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres in 2012 in the world's youngest country, South Sudan. She was a single surgeon covering all surgical disciplines from orthopaedics and plastic surgery to obstetrics and gynaecology. She has also undertaken humanitarian missions to Ghana with Operation Hernia.

Submitting Abstracts

Submit abstracts of research case reports, or audits related to surgery for an opportunity to present.

Submission deadline is Sunday 9 February 2014

Guidance for Submissions

The abstract may be submitted for either oral or poster presentation on the day of the conference.

  • For research projects or audits, please adopt the format: Background, Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion.
  • Case reports should take the following format: Background, Report, Discussion and Conclusion.
Abstract length must not exceed 250 words, excluding title and references.

Please complete and send a Abstract Submission Form to abstracts@camsurg.co.uk, stating whether your preferred presentation format is oral or poster.

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be judged objectively by the CamSurg committee, based on the following criteria:

  • Style of writing/quality of the abstract
  • Clinical or scientific content of the work
  • Surgical relevance of the work
  • Originality of the topic
  • Impact of your conclusions

Successful applicants will be notified in due course. If you are unable to attend the conference after submitting your abstract, please inform us as soon as possible.

CamSurg 2014 is proudly sponsored by:

If you would like to enquire into sponsoring CamSurg 2014, please contact sponsors@camsurg.co.uk

Getting Here and Contacting CamSurg 2014

CamSurg will be held at the School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, CB2 0SP, which is just under 2 miles from Cambridge train station, and about 2.5 miles from the city centre. Once at the hospital, follow the road footpaths towards the Emergency Department and bear right towards the multi-storey car park. The Clinical School is to your right.

By Car

Addenbrooke's is well served by Park and Rides at Babraham Road, Milton and Trumpington. These are significantly cheaper than parking on site and operate a good service on Saturdays. More information can be found on the Council Park and Ride website.

By Train

Cambridge has good rail links with most of the country. If travelling from or via London, there are several trains every every hour from King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations. Upon arrival at Cambridge station, there are regular Saturday buses to Addenbrooke's, with the number 99 Babraham Road service (stop 4) every 10 minutes, the Citi 8 service (stop 3) every 20 minutes and the Trumpington A service every 15 minutes. More information can be found on the Council bus service website.

By Coach

National Express operates services to and from Cambridge Parkside. This is a short walk from Cambridge Bus Station, which has regular services to Addenbrooke's.

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Contact Us

For further details, please feel free to contact us by email:

For abstract submission: abstracts@camsurg.co.uk

For registration: registration@camsurg.co.uk

For sponsorship: sponsors@camsurg.co.uk

For all other queries: info@camsurg.co.uk

The CamSurg 2014 Committee

  • Alan Campbell
  • Nick Cork
  • Mrinalini Dey
  • Dan Fountain
  • Borna Guevel
  • Margaret Huang
  • Rachel Kuo
  • Maral Rouhani
  • Holly Weaver