The Edinburgh Student Surgical Society (ESSS), in partnership with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, presents its annual Undergraduate Surgery and Trauma Conference, now entering its 11th successful year. This is a one-day conference for medical students with an interest in surgery, and will include speaker lectures, surgical skills workshops, and oral and poster presentations. There will also be prizes to be awarded for the best of these. The morning session will consist of three lectures from guest speakers, with oral and poster presentations from medical students. This year, we strive to present an insight into the vast and exciting opportunities a career in surgery can hold out with the operating theatre. The afternoon session will comprise of multiple workshops, where delegates will have the opportunity to learn and develop some of the core surgical skills they will need as junior doctors as well as have a taste of specialty ones. This will be a fantastic opportunity for students to explore their interest in surgery as well as engage and network with surgical trainees and consultants.Target AudienceUndergraduate medical students at any stage of training with an interest in surgery and trauma.Learning StyleA morning comprising lectures from several guest speakers and a selection of oral and poster presentations from medical students. An afternoon of surgery and trauma workshops where delegates can develop practical skills.Aims & ObjectivesTo encourage and foster an interest in surgery in students at all levels of training with a selection of interesting talks and opportunity to network with those already working in the field To learn basic surgical skills which will be of use to all junior doctors; to explore some more specialised procedures To provide the students with the opportunity to present their research at an established undergraduate surgical conferenceLearning Outcomes1. To encourage an interest in surgery by providing a wide variety of lectures and presentations exploring the future of the field of surgery and trauma. 2. To provide an opportunity for students to learn useful practical surgical skills for their future careers, and have a taste of practice in specialty surgery 3. To give medical students an opportunity to present their research as well as a chance to network with senior clinicians.Additional InformationAbstract Submission : To submit an abstract, click on the link on the blue bar to the right of this page. The deadline for submission is midnight on Thursday 20th February 2020. The top abstracts will be shortlisted and a number of students and FYs will be selected to attend and present at the Conference. Presenting can contribute towards points for core surgical applications.