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A showcase of recent innovations in surgical practice and policy, targeted at surgically inclined students, trainees and consultants.

The Third Annual Oxford Surgical Innovation (OxSI) Conference will take place on Friday 23 April 2021, from 09:00 - 15:00, as an online conference for wider and safer access.

Call for abstracts

OxSI invites abstract submissions for the Third Annual Oxford Surgical Innovation Conference from medical students and trainees pursuing research in the topic of surgical innovation. Submissions will be reviewed by an abstract selection committee and those accepted offered the opportunity for a virtual poster presentation, with the top abstracts from students and trainees selected for oral presentations. Deadline for abstract submission is 26 March 2021.


09:00 Registration and virtual rooms open

09:15 Professor Ashok Handa - Welcome and Introduction

09:30 Professor Edna McVeigh - 'Digital Health - a new dawn for healthcare'

10:00 Miss Jasmina Kapetanovic - 'Gene therapy for eye disease'

10:30 Professor James FitzGerald - 'Innovations in the treatment of movement disorders' 

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Morning workshops/seminars

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Professor Jonny Rees - 'Getting the evidence for orthopaedic surgical procedures'

13:30 Professor Robin Cleveland - 'Advances in Therapeutic Ultrasound'

14:00 Student and trainee presentations

14:30 Professor Ashok Handa - Close and announcement of prizes

Attendees will receive 6 CPD points.


Consultants: £25
Trainees: £15
Students: £5