Basic Surgical Skills (Intercollegiate BSS) is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England and will be held from Nov 19 - 20, 2018 at Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, England, United Kingdom.

The target audience for this medical event is Surgeons. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 CPD Points. 

Conference Description :
BSS is widely viewed as a cornerstone course for all trainees taking up their first surgical position. Over two highly practical days, you will learn a range of essential basic surgical skills and techniques within a controlled workshop environment. 

You will participate in a variety of practical training sessions during the BSS course, including:
• Gowning, gloving, laying safe surgical knots and local anaesthetic management
• Tissue handling practice (including for infected and contaminated tissues), along with the requirements for differing tissue sites, such as skin, bowel or vessels
• Electrosurgery device usage
• Manipulation of endoscopic instruments in a 3D surgical environment while viewing a remote 2D image
• Visuospatial awareness, management of depth cueing and control of the ‘fulcrum effect’ during endoscopic surgery

Learning Outcomes :
• Demonstrate safe operating techniques
• Use a variety of surgical knots safely and effectively
• Confidently handle and use surgical instruments
• Handle tissues confidently with due regard to their unique properties
• Use endoscopic instruments in a practical and safe way
• Discuss the practical, safe use of electrosurgery