Heather Evans, MD, MS is Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Applied Informatics, Professor of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has developed a novel mobile health app to improve the early diagnosis and treatment of surgical site infections (https://www.mpowercare.org/) and led a CDC-funded health technology assessment of the current use of patient generated health data to detect and monitor post-operative wound infections (https://assisthta.wixsite.com/project). Dr. Evans is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Recorder for the Surgical Infection Society.
Joseph S. Solomkin
Joseph S. Solomkin, MD, FACS, FIDSA, Executive Director World Surgical Infection Society and Professor of Surgery (Emeritus) at the University of Cincinnati. He joined that Department as a general surgeon, sub-specializing in burns and trauma in 1981. He was appointed s Director of the Division of Surgical Infections. Dr. Solomkin served as an external expert on team that developed the CDC Surgical Site Infection Prevention Guideline, and Chaired the Guideline Development Group that produced the WHO Surgical Site Infection Prevention Guideline.He is the founder and Executive Director of the World Surgical Infection Society, intended to reduce the burden of surgical infections in low and middle-income countries. This work is focused on maternal and neonatal infections following caesarean section.
Deborah McNamara, MD FRCSI (Gen Surg) is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin; Clinical Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; Co-Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Surgery and a member of Council at RCSI. She is formerly Clinical Director for Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Secretary of the Irish Association of Coloproctology, National Training Programme Director for General Surgery and Chair of the RCSI General Surgery Sub-Committee. She represents RCSI at the SAC in General Surgery and chaired the RCSI Short-Life Working Group on Gender Diversity in Surgery. A former Council Member of ACPGBI, she chairs the NCCP Rectal Cancer Lead Clinician Group. An active researcher, her interests include colorectal cancer, surgical education & training and healthcare quality improvement.
Sander Ubels is a surgical resident at the Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc) in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. As a researcher and PhD candidate he is focussed at antibiotic treatment of acute uncomplicated appendicitis. He is part of a project group which is designing a patient- centered multicentre randomized trial. During the presentation the current literature will be reviewed and the question “Antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis, where do we stand now?” will be answered.
Stella Dilk studied medicine at Bristol University, completing an additional BA honours degree in medical humanities, and was awarded the Elizabeth Williams prize upon graduation in 2012. She underwent Foundation Training in North Central Thames, Core Surgical Training in the London Deanery, and was awarded a national training number in General Surgery in 2016, in North West Thames.
Stella elected to take time out of training at ST3 to undertake a PhD at Imperial College London. Her topic is distal feeding and her supervisors are Miss Carolynne Vaizey, Dr Ana Wilson, Mr Phil Tozer and Professor George Hanna.
26 - 28 June 2019
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