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EMSAN Meeting - May 2019

In attendance

Chair:  Prita Daliya

Attendees:  Alfie Adiamah, Nick Moody, Karen Asher (NIHR), Karen Pearson (NIHR), Charlene Otieno-Hall (NUH R&I), Rebecca Green, Ahmed El-Sharkawy, Tanvir Hossain, Anisa Kushairi, Farah Roslan.

 

Apologies:  
Mukul Dube, Austin Acheson, Dileep Lobo, Phil Herrod, Hannah Boyd-Carson, Panchali Sarmah, Paul Leeder, Katie Rollins, Elena Theophilidou, Rachel Lee, Adil Rashid, Charlie Barter.

 

Meeting summary

Updates on EMSAN studies:
 - FaST (Fasting and Surgery Timing) audit. Manuscript preparation underway.

 - WES-Pi (Winter Elective Surgery cancellation and Psychological impact) survey. Manuscript

   submitted and under review.

 - OPIOiD Study. Phase 1 retrospective audit ready to start across the region. Site leads

   required, please get in touch.
 - Research Survey. Steering group required, please get in touch.

 - IMAGINE Study. New RCT planned. Steering group required, please get in touch.

 

National collaborative studies:

A summary of collaborative studies presented, and regional involvement discussed...

SUNFLOWER:

 - National multi-centre RCT. Comparing MRCP vs. no MRCP prior to laparoscopic

   cholecystectomy in symptomatic gallstones.

 - Part of the NIHR Associate PI scheme.

 - Live at...

     NUH: trainee leads: Alfie Adiamah (QMC), Prita Daliya (NCH).

     Burton: trainee lead: Chris Neophytou.

     KMH: trainee lead: Charlie Barter.

 -  Potential for further sites to be involved, please get in touch. 

SUNRRiSE: (Single Use Negative pRessure dressing for Reduction In Surgical site infection following Emergency laparotomy).

 - A national multi-centre RCT: To determine the difference in wound infection rates in patients

   who receive portable single-use negative pressure dressings (SUNPD) compared to standard

   dressings.

 - Part of the NIHR Associate PI scheme.

 - Starting soon across the East Midlands...

     NUH: trainee lead: Elena Theophilidou.

 - Potential for further sites to be involved, please get in touch.

ROSSINI-2: (Reduction Of Surgical Site Infection using several Novel Interventions).

 - A national, multi-arm, multi-stage, multi-centre RCT: Assessment of several interventions in

   the reduction of SSI.

 - Part of the NIHR Associate PI scheme.

 - Starting soon across the East Midlands...

     Derby: trainee lead: Phil Herrod.

     NUH: trainee role vacant.

 - Potential for further sites to be involved, please get in touch.

PPAC-2: (Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities).
 - A national, multi-centre RCT: To assess the impact of postoperative packing of perianal

   abscess cavities.

 - Live at...

     NUH: specialist nurses: Sue Tumilty, Melissa Shaw. Get in touch to collaborate.

TELA: (Trauma Emergency Laparotomy Audit).

 - Prospective audit of all trauma laparotomies.

 - Running until 30 June 2019 at NUH: trainee lead: Nick Moody.

 - Get in touch to help with data collection.

iBRA-net:

 - A national audit of Magseed(R) and wire localisation of breast lesions.
 - Live at NUH. Invitation to open at further sites, get in touch.

MAP-BRA: (A Mesh SAfety Platform for Immediate Implant based BReAst Reconstruction).

 - National trial. Project 1 using Fortiva mesh.

 - Live at NUH. Invitation to open at further sites, get in touch.

Pre-BRA Study:

 - A national trial. Pre-pectoral reconstruction project.

 - NIHR portfolio study.

 - Live at NUH. Invitation to open at further sites, get in touch.

 

Committee Roles:

EMSAN core committee elected...

 - Chair: Prita Daliya.

 - Vice Chair: Alfie Adiamah.

 - Secretary: Elena Theophilidou.

 - East Midlands South Trainee Eep: Panchali Sarmah.

EMSAN study leads...

 - FaST audit: Ahmed El-Sharkawy.

 - WES-Pi survey: Phil Herrod.

 - OPIOiD Study: Prita Daliya.

 - Trauma lead: Nick Moody.

 

Any Other Business:

NIHR associate PI scheme

 - Opportunity to be a trainee Principal Investigator to help trainees become future PIs.

 - Current general surgical studies involved in the scheme include: Sunflower, SUNRiSE,

   ROSSINI-2, PPAC-2.

 - Full list of other studies here.

 

Dates for the diary:

NIHR GCP Course

 - 20 June 2019, 9am-1pm.

 - Get in touch for further details.

Regional Statistics Course

 - 27 June 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

 - Get in touch for further details.

BADS Conference

 - 27-28 June 2019, London.

ACPGBI Conference

 - 1-3 July 2019, Dublin.

48th World Congress of Surgery Conference

 - 11-15 August 2019, Krakow.

ESPEN Conference

 - 31 August-3 September 2019, Krakow.

AUGIS Conference

 - 25-27 September 2019, Liverpool.

 - Abstract submission open until 9am, 15 July 2019.

 

Next Meeting:  

Date:  Wednesday 14 August 2019 - TBC.

Time:  6:30pm - 8pm.

Venue:  QMC, Boardroom, C Floor - Research corridor, South block - TBC

 

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