Surgical Infection Society Europe 2019


Heather Evans

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 ( 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 ( 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

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

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 Dilke

Stella Dilke 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. 

Nikki Allorto

Specialist Surgeon
Head Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Burn Service
President Pan African Burn Society
Past President South African Burn Society
Founder of the BURN CARE TRUST IT 223/2011/PMB PBO930037091
Chairman KZN Weightlifting  
Other activities include
Burns module Co-lead; International Masters in Trauma Science, Centre for Trauma Sciences  – Queen Mary University of London WHO Emergency Medical Team Working group for Burn Care
Interburns Advanced Burn Care Surgery Faculty Member

Janindra Warusavitarne

Janindra Warusavitarne is a colorectal surgeon whose clinical practice encompasses all aspects of colorectal surgery with a special interest in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and proctology. Janindra relocated from Australia when he was offered an appointment at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow (a national and international referral centre of excellence for intestinal and colorectal disorders). After completing his surgical training, he undertook full-time research (focusing on the genetics of colorectal cancer) and was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Janindra is an academic surgeon – combining hands on clinical practice with ongoing research into colorectal diseases. He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College while also maintaining his appointment as a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales with a cross appointment as a Visiting Scientist to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He is widely published with over 100 peer reviewed publications and more than 10 book chapters. He has delivered over 150 invited lectures and is the eligibility secretary for the EBSQ examination in coloproctology.


Congress Dates

26 - 28 June 2019


End of Early Bird Registration

10 April 2019

Accepted authors to confirm

30 April 2019

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