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Surgical Grand Rounds Lectures

The Surgical Grand Rounds, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion. These podcasts are brought to you by the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Médecins Sans Frontières: The Role of Humanitarian Aid in Global Surgery Professor Kathryn Chu gives an introduction to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); what it is and who they are, and talks about MSF surgery and the role of MSF in global surgery. Kathryn Chu 28 Mar 2018
2 Creative Commons Safe surgery in Africa: Exploring barriers and trialling interventions Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Tinashe Chandauka talk about improving surgery in Africa and designing a surgical safety education programme. Peter McCulloch, Tinashe Chandauka 14 Mar 2018
3 Creative Commons How to ask the right questions: Lessons learned in 30 years of research Professor Wytske Fokkens (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam) talks about how to ask yourself the right questions, which is the most important thing that she has learned in her 30-year research career. Wytske Fokkens 05 Mar 2018
4 Creative Commons Upper GI Surgery Dr John Findlay (Oxford University) presents 'Heavy Petting in Oesophago-gastric Cancer’ and Mr Nick Maynard (Oxford University) presents ‘How Much Should we Tell the Public About Outcomes from Oesophagectomy?’ Nick Maynard, John Findlay 28 Feb 2018
5 Creative Commons Side Effects to Some, Therapies to Others: Autonomic Neuromodulation Professor Alex Green (Oxford University) talks about the autonomic side-effects of neuromodulation including deep brain stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for pain. It may be possible to harness such effects for new therapies. Alex Green 28 Feb 2018
6 Challenges of being an academic surgeon and journal editor Professor Prokar Dasgupta from King's College London talks about the challenges of being an academic surgeon and an Editor-in-Chief for the journal BJUI. Prokar Dasgupta 20 Feb 2018
7 Creative Commons Laparoscopic aortic surgery: Credible or just plain crazy? Mr Dominic PJ Howard talks about the current management and Oxford research on aortic disease, and the endovascular revolution. Mr Adam Howard discusses the exciting area of laparoscopic aortic surgery and where that is placed in this field. Dominic PJ Howard, Adam Howard 20 Feb 2018
8 Creative Commons It's no longer OK to say I practise differently than everyone else Professor James Wright asks what is the next fundamental change to orthopaedic surgical practice and wonders if it is using best evidence to direct us to do the same for the same condition. James Wright 31 Oct 2017
9 Should surgical innovation be taught and encouraged? Mr Henk Giele asks should surgical innovation be taught and encouraged. We are all creative and we are all innovative, and we don’t have to be a genius or a special type of person to invent something. Henk Giele 17 Oct 2017
10 Establishing a microsurgery center at Chang Gung and advances in mandibular reconstruction Professor Fu-Chan Wei talks about how he established a comprehensive reconstructive microsurgery center at Chang Gung University Medical Center, and discusses the advances in mandibular reconstruction using microsurgical skills. Fu-Chan Wei 04 Oct 2017
11 Creative Commons Keyhole implantation of a new aortic valve in the conscious patient: TAVI in 2017 Professor Adrian Banning, Dr Kate Grebenik and Professor Rajesh Kharbanda give a talk for the Surgical Grand Rounds series. Adrian Banning, Kate Grebenik, Rajesh Kharbanda 20 Sep 2017
12 William Osler and his legacy to medicine Professor David Cranston tells the story of William Osler's life and career. David Cranston 14 Jun 2017
13 Creative Commons When surgeons become patients: occupational health and wellbeing for doctors Dr Evie Kemp talks about the issues that can arise when surgeons become patients, and the importance of doctors maintaining their own health (mental and physical) and wellbeing. Evie Kemp 24 May 2017
14 Innovations in access surgery James Gilbert and Dr Simon Knight give an update on vascular access and some of the innovations that are going on in vascular access surgery. James Gilbert, Simon Knight 15 May 2017
15 The 100,000 Genomes Project Ms Jennifer Whitfield talks about the 100,000 Genomes Project, which aims to establish a new genomic medicine service through the NHS by sequencing the entire genomes of around 70,000 people with rare inherited diseases or cancer. Jennifer Whitfield 10 Apr 2017
16 Prostate artery embolisation in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia and beyond Dr Mark Little discusses his ongoing research into the role of prostate artery embolisation within the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Mark Little 10 Mar 2017
17 The mesentery: congenital and acquired disorders of a new organ The finding of the mesentery opens up a whole new area of science. The colorectal surgery team talk about the importance of the mesentery and the disorders associated with it. Pamela Sivathondan, Kalle Landerholm, Diederik Meylemans, Bruce George 24 Feb 2017
18 Creative Commons Human factors based investigation of serious surgical mishaps Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Lauren Morgan talk about investigating serious surgical incidents and how human factors science can help us. Peter McCulloch, Lauren Morgan 13 Feb 2017
19 Creative Commons The challenge of aortic therapy: stimulus to break new paths Professor Sebastian Debus introduces the variety of projects in his Department of Vascular Medicine, discussing the challenge of aortic therapy and the search for new solutions. Sebastian Debus 13 Feb 2017
20 Flow disruptors for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms unsuitable for endosaccular coiling Professor Byrne showcases the work of the Oxford Neurovascular and Neuroradiology Research Unit. Professor James Byrne is Professor of Neuroradiology at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford University. James Byrne 10 Feb 2017
21 The impact of complications and errors on surgeons Mr Kevin Turner and Catherine Johnson talk about their national research study which aims to examine the nature of the impact that adverse events have on the professional and personal lives of surgeons. Kevin Turner, Catherine Johnson 31 Jan 2017
22 Bariatric surgery: new challenges Mr Bruno Sgromo talks about bariatric surgery (weight loss and metabolic surgery) and the new challenges that it brings to the bariatric team and the patient. Bruno Sgromo 30 Nov 2016
23 Ovarian metastases from gastrointestinal tract malignancy Mr Brendan Moran discusses cancer metastases to the ovary. Mr Moran is a general and colorectal surgeon at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Brendan Moran 18 Nov 2016
24 Dealing with major trauma in developing countries – 20 years on Dr Douglas Wilkinson talks about trauma demand, trauma courses in developing countries, and global health in the 21st Century. Douglas Wilkinson 15 Nov 2016
25 Creative Commons Surgery for advanced rectal cancer – crossing the boundaries Mr Richard Guy and Mr Bobby Bloemendaal discuss surgery for advanced rectal cancer. Richard Guy, Bobby Bloemendaal 05 Sep 2016
26 Creative Commons Safer surgical services and human factors: two steps forward… Professor Peter McCulloch, Dr Lauren Morgan and Ms Lorna Flynn discuss patient safety and the work of the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit (QRSTU). Peter McCulloch, Lauren Morgan, Lorna Flynn 05 Sep 2016
27 Creative Commons Rare events – unavoidable challenges and lessons to be learned Mr Radu Mihai and Dr Peter Hambly give a talk about rare/never events in surgery. Radu Mihai, Peter Hambly 05 Sep 2016
28 Creative Commons Non-technical skills for surgeons: a hard time for soft skills Professor George Youngson CBE discusses the non-technical skills (cognitive and social) that surgeons need in order to perform safely in the operating theatre. George Youngson 05 Sep 2016
29 Creative Commons Pre-hospital emergency medicine – recent developments and top tips for the first on scene Lt Col Ross Moy talks about the recent developments in pre-hospital emergency medicine and gives his top tips for the first on scene. Ross Moy 05 Sep 2016
30 Creative Commons Landscaping the future of coronary artery bypass graft surgery Mr George Krasopoulos talks about coronary artery bypass graft surgery and how we have improved over the years, and how the future is looking. George Krasopoulos 10 Aug 2016
31 Creative Commons Vascular trials, big data and dementia’ and ‘Community leg ulcer clinics and telemedicine Professor Alison Halliday presents ‘Vascular trials, big data and dementia’ and Professor Linda Hands presents ‘Community leg ulcer clinics and telemedicine’. Alison Halliday, Linda Hands 10 Aug 2016
32 Creative Commons Targeting the affective component of pain Professor Tipu Aziz and Dr Binith Cheeran talk about deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treating intractable pain syndromes. Tipu Aziz, Binith Cheeran 10 Aug 2016
33 Creative Commons Haemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill patient: current and evolving echo techniques Dr David Garry’s talk covers the theory underlying haemodynamic monitoring, how we have done it up to now and why echocardiography is a good way of doing it. David Garry 09 Aug 2016
34 Creative Commons Helping with breathing and eating – reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint Mr Nadeem Saeed talks about the temporomandibular joint, and about the reconstruction of that and why we reconstruct it. Nadeem Saeed 09 Aug 2016
35 Creative Commons HIV positive to positive transplantation: changing practices around the world Dr Elmi Muller talks about HIV positive donors for HIV positive recipients and changing transplant practices around the world. Elmi Muller 09 Aug 2016
36 Creative Commons Reflections on a retained swab Never Event in Churchill Theatres Dr Clare Dollery describes a retained swab Never Event that happened in the Churchill Hospital and reflects on how we respond and learn from it. Clare Dollery 09 Aug 2016
37 Genomic revolution and its impact on prostate cancer care Professor Ash Tewari talks about the genomics of prostate cancer and the implications for managing high risk disease. Ash Tewari 05 Jan 2016