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Mr Craig McIlhenny

Consultant urological surgeon working in Forth Valley in Scotland. He has a special interest in surgical education and training and is Surgical Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He sits on the Specialist Advisory Committee for training in urology, having previously been Training Programme Director in the West of Scotland. Craig sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Surgical Education and is an educational co-ordinator at the Scottish Centre for Clinical Simulation and Human Factors.

Dr Richard Reznick

Dr Richard Reznick

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University Canada and CEO, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO)

Dr Aimee Gardner

Associate Professor of Health Professions and Surgery and Assistant Dean of Evaluation and Research for the School of Health Professions at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She helps direct simulation and research activities through BCM’s simulation centre. Co-founder of SurgWise Consulting, a consulting group specializing in providing assessment solutions to surgery training programs and organisations.

Ms Alice Hartley

ST5 trainee in Urology who chairs the RCSEd #LetsRemoveIt campaign to tackle undermining and bullying in surgery. She leads a group of surgeons representing all stages of the profession. Their work includes the development of educational resources which are freely available to all. Collaborations have led to projects with the GMC, the BMA and the National Guardian's Office. The #LetsRemoveIt campaign promotes culture change in order to improve patient safety.

Dr Amit Joshi

Dr Amit Joshi

Residency Program Director and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Surgery at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, USA.

Mr Andy Miller

Honorary Associate Professor and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Chair of the Midlands Pelvic Floor Group. LAPCO TT course design and LAPCO Trainer since its inception. Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (FST). Trent Chapter Representative for ACPGBI. Andrew’s interests include surgical education and human factors training. He has delivered LAPCO TT courses within the UK, Norway and Denmark to Colorectal, General and Gynaecology surgical teams.

Dr Brian Dunkin

Dr Brian Dunkin

John F Jr and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology, Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education and Professor of Surgery for the Institute for Academic Medicine. Vice President of Medical Affairs for Boston Scientific Endoscopy.

Mr Donncha Ryan

Lead Technology Officer for Surgical Training, RCSI. He has developed the logbook for Irish surgeons as well as leading projects for surgical training in virtual reality and augmented reality including 360 surgery capture.

Dr Doug Smink

Dr Doug Smink

Program Director of the general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s and the Associate Chair of Education for the BWH Department of Surgery. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and serves as a member of the editorial board of SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education).

Professor Eric Borgstein

Professor Eric Borgstein

Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the College of Medicine of the University of Malawi. He was instrumental in the development of the postgraduate specialty training programs at the College of Medicine of the University of Malawi during his tenure as Postgraduate Dean. He has a long involvement with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) where he is currently the Secretary General and previously Chair of the Examinations Committee.

Professor Fergal Patrick Monsell

Consultant at the Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol since 2005. He is visiting Professor at Cardiff University and King James IV Professor for 2018-9. Member of the Board of the Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, the Education Committee of the BOA, Council of Management of Bone and Joint Journal and Specialty Editor for Paediatrics. He is Past President of the British Limb reconstruction Society and was an ABC Travelling Fellow in 2000.

Mr Gareth Griffiths

Mr Gareth Griffiths

Trained in General Surgery and is now a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Dundee. He has been a Training Programme Director, national selection lead for General Surgery, Chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee in General Surgery, Surgical Director of the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme and is currently the Chair of the Joint Committee on Surgical Training and of the Assessment Committee of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

Mr Humphrey Scott

General and Colorectal Surgeon at Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Trust. Head of School of Surgery and Associate Dean for Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HE.KSS). Fellow of the Academy Medical Educators 2010 and Treasurer and Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. Awarded the Silver Scalpel for Trainer of the Year in 2012 by Association of Surgeons in Training.

Mr Kenneth Walker

Colorectal Surgeon in Inverness and Simulation Lead for the Scottish IST pilot. Associate Postgraduate Dean, ex-Chair of Scottish Surgical Simulation Collaborative, director of Scottish Surgical Boot Camps (a holistic induction course), faculty for Non-Technical Skills masterclasses (RCSEd), Honorary Professor of Surgical Training. Previously a trainer in Nepal. Research interests in skills training and understanding expertise.

Dr Kirsten Dalrymple

Principal Teaching Fellow and Co-Director of the Masters of Surgical Education in Imperial College London, Department of Surgery and Cancer. Kirsten has worked as an educational developer for over 15 years, having supported the development of health professions educators at the University of Southern California's School of Dentistry and Imperial College London.

Professor Lars Konge

Professor Lars Konge

Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon and the Head of Research at Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is Professor of Medical Education at the University of Copenhagen and Adjunct Professor of Simulation and Innovation at the University of Southern Denmark. Main research interests are simulation-based training and assessment of technical skills.

Ms Leizl Joy Nayahangan

Registered nurse with a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management. Full-time researcher at the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES). Her main research focuses on curriculum development and assessment of technical skills in simulation.

Ms Lisa Hadfield-Law

Education Advisor to the British Orthopaedic Association & AOUK. Having spent 20 years in clinical practice and 20 years in surgical education, Lisa has been immersed in both cultures and is, therefore, in a unique position to provide educational advice. She has managed an orthopaedic/trauma service of a teaching hospital, and has insight into the circumstances and challenges facing surgical teams.

Ms Louise Goldring

Director of Learning at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Chair of the Improving Surgical Training, Trainer Education Development group. Louise has worked in medical education for over 10 years, particularly focussing on the professional development of trainers in a wide variety of contexts including academics at the University of Manchester, teaching on the RCS Train the Trainer course and developing and delivering international faculty development.

Mr Mark Coleman

Consultant Surgeon, University Hospitals Plymouth UK. Colorectal and laparoscopic Surgeon. Ex National Clinical Lead, Lapco National Training Programme for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Train the Surgical Trainers Expert. Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Mark Walton

Pediatric Surgeon at McMaster University since 1993. He is Professor of Surgery (since 2007) and was Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (2004-16). Prior to this he was the General Surgery Program Director (1999-2004) at McMaster University. He was a member of the Accreditation Committee (and its Steering committee) of the RCSEd from 2004-2010. He is now Chair of Committee on Specialty Education at the Canadian College.

Dr Michael Moneypenny

Consultant anaesthetist and Director of the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors. He is interested in accelerating skill acquisition through mastery learning, as well as the impact of authority gradients on performance and the integration of human factors/ergonomics in healthcare.

Mr Mitch Goldenberg

Urology resident at the University of Toronto and a PhD candidate at the Institute of Medical Science. He has helped shape the OR Black Box® platform through his research in surgical education, and more recently in his role as a Scientific Advisor at Surgical Safety Technologies. 

Professor Nick Sevdalis

Professor of Implementation Science and Patient Safety, Director of the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London, Chief Editor of BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning and Associate Editor of Implementation Science. His current research programme focuses on systematically analysing implementation gaps in the delivery of improvement interventions in perioperative care and long-term conditions and developing practical methods to address them.

Professor Oscar Traynor

Professor Oscar Traynor

Oscar Traynor is Dean of Postgraduate Surgical Education and Training and also Professor of Postgraduate Surgical Education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). In this role, he has been responsible for introducing several innovations to surgical training in Ireland.

Professor Paul Lai

Academic surgeon who holds a number of senior administrative roles in the Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently the President of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and has been an active surgical trainer.

Dr Robert Riviello

Associate Surgeon in the Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Professor Roger Kneebone

Roger is a clinician and educationalist who leads the Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music–Imperial Centre for Performance Science. His multidisciplinary research into contextualised simulation and embodied knowledge builds on his personal experience as a surgeon and a general practitioner and his interest in domains of expertise beyond medicine.

Mr Simon Fleming

Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar on the Pott rotation in London. He is also Immediate Past President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA), the Chief Resident for the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE) for a second term, the Vice Chair of the Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) and a PhD candidate in Medical Education at Barts and The London Medical School.

Mr Simon Paterson-Brown

Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 1994. He is the co-editor of the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series (now in its 6th Edition). He is past Chairman of the Patient Safety Board and Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and past-president of AUGIS.

Associate Professor Stephen Tobin

Recently General and Colorectal Surgeon in regional Victoria. Associate Professor appointments at University of Notre Dame Sydney School of Medicine and the University of Melbourne. Developed curriculum and taught medical students, junior doctors and trainees from 1992. Stephen was Dean of Education at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons from 2012-2018.

Associate Professor Steven Yule

Delivering the Edinburgh Surgery Online Lecture

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director of Education and Research, STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Pioneer of Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS), which is implemented internationally. His current research focuses on studying the relationship between non-technical skills and patient outcomes and developing simulation-based support for astronauts to manage medical events on deep space missions.

Professor Thomas Weiser

Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, where he practices general and emergency surgery and surgical intensive care. He is a member of the Trauma and Acute Care surgery team and Surgical ICU at Stanford Medical Center, an American College of Surgeons accredited Level I Trauma Center. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh working with colleagues at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Professor Vassilios Papalois

Professor Vassilios Papalois

Professor of transplantation surgery and consultant transplant and general surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital.