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Medical Research Symposium for Students and Foundation Doctors

RCPE/NES Research Symposium

Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh,
Nicolson Street,



Undergraduates and trainee clinical academics carry out a wide range of research and this dedicated research symposium, hosted by RCPE and NES, offers an opportunity to present findings; build on networks; and hear from established research leaders about their own experience in developing research careers.

This symposium is an opportunity for Medical Students and Foundation Trainees to present their research projects.

All presenters will be awarded a Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh/NES diploma. The best oral and poster presentations will be awarded a RCPE medal. The best abstracts will also be published in a special edition of the College Journal.

Submission of abstracts is now closed.

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Registration and Lunch


Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh



Presentation 1: Melissa Premchand, University of Manchester

Does sepsis fall victim to the weekend effect?

Presentation 2: Yong Yong Tew, University of Edinburgh

Assessing the utility of simple measures of frailty in older hospital-based cardiology patients.

Presentation 3: Anna Sofia Kennedy, University of Edinburgh

Immune Extracellular Vesicles as Novel Quantitative Biomarkers of Acute Renal Transplant Rejection?

Presentation 4: Dr Elizabeth Thomas, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University of London

Is metabolic syndrome in mid-life associated with increased risk of frailty at age 69? Findings from a British birth cohort study.

Presentation 5: Dr Ariel Yuhan Ong, NHS Lothian

The long-term risk of recurrent stroke in patients with lacunar versus non-lacunar ischaemic stroke.

Presentation 6: Laura McKinlay, Royal Alexandria Hospital, Paisley

The Negative Appendicectomy Rate: A New Gender Gap?


Coffee Break and Poster Viewing


Keynote Lecture 1

Professor David Adams, Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Dean of Medicine, University of Birmingham


Prize Presentations



Dr Emily Ward, ACCS Medicine Trainee - CT2 NHS Tayside, former Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow 2016/7.


Keynote Lecture 2

Professor Stephen Smye, Director of Research and Innovation, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and NIHR Clinical Research Network Cluster Lead

"NIHR; health research in 2030"?


Question and answer session



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Online booking for this event closes on Friday 3rd November but places may still be available after that date - please contact the organiser for further information.

Registration fees





Foundation doctors


Your medical deanery or university may be able to reimburse you for the fee so please contact them for further information.

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Further Info

Submission of abstracts is now closed.

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