August Monthly Meeting

Don’t forget Augusts meeting is this coming Monday 4th August 2014 at QEHB education centre at 18:30.

Newcomers, particularly new trainees to the region are welcome.

This months special guest speaker is Prof. Matt Costa from Warwick Clinical Trials Unit who is the Royal College of Surgeons Specialty Lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics.

See you all there



Launch of the Birmingham Surgical Trials Consortium – Tuesday 8th July 2014

We are delighted to invite you to the forthcoming launch of the Royal College of Surgeons Birmingham Surgical Trials Consortium (BiSTC) to be held on Tuesday 8th July in Birmingham at ThinkTank Millennium point. Please add this date to your diaries.

The day will celebrate the successes of surgical trials nationally over this past year and include:

- Launch of two new multi-centre, NIHR-funded, surgical trials

- Keynote presentations

- New trials proposals

- Educational programme

A full agenda will be circulated soon. This meeting is open to surgeons and surgical researchers of all disciplines and trials unit staff and is an opportunity for colleagues to learn about developments in surgical research, new initiatives and to network with other like-minded researchers. We also strongly encourage members of the trainee-level research collaboratives to attend.

Please confirm your attendance with the BiSTC team at the University of Birmingham by emailing:

National Research Collaborative Meeting 2014

New event added to the calendar.

Taking place on Friday 5th December 2014 at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

This one day free-entry educational event held to promote surgical research on a national scale, amongst surgical trainees at all levels, medical students, and allied health workers in surgery, includes invited talks from distingushed guest speakers and experts in collaborative surgical research.  This year hosted by the Welsh Barbers Research Group in the spectactular surroundings of the Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay.


To register click here

Monday Meeting – Special Guest Speaker

Monday 2nd June Meeting – Seminar room 1, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.


This Monday meeting we have a guest speaker attending, Marisa Mason who is the chief executive of CEPOD.

The theme of the meeting revolves around perioperative and emergency care.

Also, Paul Marriott will be giving a presentation to discuss an exciting new project in perioperative pain.

New faces welcome.


Not to be missed


Monday Meeting in May

A reminder to all…

There is no meeting this evening as it is bank holiday

The next meeting is scheduled for 12/05/14 @ QEHB in the usual place at 18:30


See you there

Monthly Monday Meeting 7th April 2014

The next monthly meeting will be taking place at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital @ 18:30

Lots to discuss, including the latest National Collaborative Audit Project “CADS”

Plenty of opportunity to get involved for trainees at all levels
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Publications in Conjuction with National Appendicectomy Audit

2 new additions to the publication section in conjunction with the National Appendicectomy Study.

See the publication section for links to relevant abstracts.

Well done to all involved!

Committee Elections

There are still opportunities for you to get involved in the WMRC committee elections to be held next month.  We are looking for members to shadow the senior positions and this would be a great opportunity for a new or junior member…

Please see the summary of positions attached below for further details

Committee Job Descriptions

Monday meeting – 3rd February 2014

This Monday’s meeting is busy with several presentations of new ideas and ways to get involved. We will also be appointing the new committee and of course discussing our on-going trials. Look forward to seeing you there!

WMRC meeting agenda 3.2.14.docx

WMRC monthly meeting – 3rd March 2014