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CONTENTS
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THE PRESIDENT WRITES
An update from Professor Patrick Broe, President, RCSI.
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MEASURING UP
Dr Hilary Sanfey, Professor of Surgery & Vice Chair for Education,
Department of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine, Illinois, spoke to
Surgical Scope about key issues in surgical training.
08
INTERVIEW: DR BERTON MOED
The distinguished Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and RCSI
Honorary Fellow discusses surgical education, the future of the
specialty and early days in the US Navy.
12
ADVANCES IN TREATMENT OF CROHN'S DISEASE
Dr John Burke, Specialist Registrar in Colorectal Surgery, St
Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, delivered the 36th Millin
Lecture.
14
COURT OF EXAMINERS
Mr Declan J. Magee, Vice President, RCSI, speaks to Surgical Scope
about the establishment of RCSI's Court of Examiners.
16
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
An interview with the new Chief Executive of the College of
Surgeons in East, Central and Southern Africa, Mr Francis
Kaikumba.
18
PRIORITISING `NEGLECTED DISEASE'
Expert speakers at the Millin Symposium session on trauma care
highlighted the need for urgent reform.
20
HOSPITAL NETWORKS
The development of Hospital Networks was the theme of a lively
session at the Millin Symposium.
22
A TIME FOR VISION AND LEADERSHIP
In the recent Sir Peter Freyer State of the Art Lecture, Professor
Patrick J. Broe, President, RCSI, welcomed the surgical care
benefits that a nationwide audit can bring.
24
NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY
Professor Frank Keane and Mr Ken Mealy, Joint Leads of the
National Programme in Surgery (NPS) assess progress to date and
warn of pitfalls to be avoided.
26
NEWS
New Research Confirms Low Surgical Mortality Rate.
Padraig Harrington awarded Honorary Fellowship.
28
CLINICAL ELECTIVES
Dr Alice McGarvey, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Vice Dean
for Career Development, RCSI, on exciting opportunities for
students.
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CONFERRING
The postgraduate conferring ceremony was held on December 9,
2013.
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LIFE BEGINS AT 50
George Hook gave the 22nd Carmichael Lecture at the Millin
Symposium.
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