INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE SURGICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Erudition and Postgraduate Surgical Education
Delivered by Experts (EPSEDE)
Lecture Series 2021-2022


COVID-19 has engendered a significant disruption globally to the education and training needs of surgeons-in-training. This is likely to continue into the foreseeable future. To address this issue, the EPSEDE lecture series has been developed which will provide free education and training in a structured manner. It is envisaged that this will enable surgical trainees to recuperate the knowledge and skills that they have lost during the pandemic. All the videos and educational resources are freely available for relevant healthcare professionals anywhere in the world.

The videos and educational contents are available to view only for healthcare professionals. To view the lectures, please Login or Register. The contents are free to access.


Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinomas

About
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide, characterized by poor prognosis and a rising incidence. It is highly destructive due to its particularly aggressive biology, late detection, local and distant spread, and the management challenges it pose. Consequently, it is the fourth most frequent cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with a 5-year overall survival of <8%. Surgical resection is curative although only about 10-20% of cancers are resectable at diagnosis. Another 20% of patients present with Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer or Adenocarcinomas (BRPC). In this cohort of patients diagnosed with pancreatic carcinomas, it is important to identify patients with BRPC from unresectable disease and recognize the role of oncological treatment modalities to increase the resectability rate and improve the long-term survival.
Speaker  
Mr Ricky Bhogal, PhD, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Consultant HPB Surgeon,
The Royal Marsden Hospital, London.

video

Brachial Plexus Injury and Management

About
Brachial plexus injuries can have a devastating impact on the affected individual. In adults, brachial plexus injuries can be caused by trauma, stretching or diseases involving the lateral cervical region of the neck, cervical spine or the axilla. The signs and symptoms can range from complete paralysis to varying degrees of motor and sensory loss in the upper limb. It is important for plastic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and hand surgeons to understand the essential concepts of brachial plexus injuries and be well-versed with the principles of management of such injuries. The principles covered and the techniques discussed in this talk will be relevant for specialist trainees in plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery.

Speaker
Mr Samuel George, MB ChB, MRCS, MSc, FRCS(Plast.), Dip Hand Surg(Br.)
Consultant (Locum) in Plastic, Reconstrutive and Hand Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham  

video

 Tendon Transfers in Upper Limb Reconstruction

About
Tendon transfers are used when there is an unrecovered or irreparable nerve injury or where there is loss of a musculotendinous unit. It is important for Plastic surgeons and Orthopaedic surgeons to understand the principles of tendon transfers and be well-versed with the common tendon transfers used in peripheral nerve injuries of the upper limb. This specialised talk by an UK expert discusses the general principles of tendon transfers in the upper limb followed by the transfers for median, ulnar and radial nerve injuries. The principles covered and the techniques discussed will be relevant for specialist trainees in plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery. The surgical nuances in the management of pertinent conditions of the hand will also be discussed.

Speaker
Mr Rajive M Jose, MS, MCh, FRCSEd, FRCS(Plast), DiplHandSurg
Consultant in Hand Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

video

 Current Updates in Colorectal Surgery

About
Despite significant scientific developments and technological advances, treatment of colorectal cancers continues to remain a challenge for clinicians. A sound understanding of the pathologies and principles is required when managing complex colorectal conditions. This lecture, delivered by Consultant Laparoscopic, Colorectal and Robotic Surgeon Mr C Selvasekar from the globally acclaimed and reputed Christie Hospital in Manchester, is intended to address the current developments and novel advances in this field. The Christie is the only centre in the UK offering laparoscopic cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for suitable patients. The talk will also address the common and important colorectal conditions, their incidence, aetiological factors and the principles of management. Relevant evidence will be highlighted.
Speaker  
Mr Chelliah R Selvasekar, MD, FRCS (Ed, Glas), FRCS Ed (Gen. Surg), MBA  
Consultant Laparoscopic, Colorectal and Robotic Surgeon
Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

video

 Evidence Based Current Management of Salivary Gland Tumours

About
Salivary gland tumours make up about 6% of head and neck tumours. They have a wide range of presentations, with about 80% being benign and the rest being malignant (typically in patients >60 years of age). The diagnosis and treatment of salivary gland tumours remain complex and present a challenging problem for the head and neck surgeon. Surgery is the primary treatment for malignant tumours. This is often combined with postoperative radiotherapy, depending on the specific tumour characteristics and stage. Salivary gland tumours respond poorly to chemotherapy. This talk by Mr J Bernstein, Consultant in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, will discuss the clinical presentation, surgical anatomy, pathology and the management options of these tumours. Operative ‘tips and pearls’ will also be provided.
Speaker
Mr Jonathan Bernstein MBChB, MD, FRCS
Consultant in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

video