This year, SOC-GBI will host its first workshop session, led by the interim steering group; much progress has been made since the launch of
SOC-GBI last year.

This inaugural session marks a key event, as endorsed by Dr Dave Flum, Director of UWMC Seattle Surgical Outcomes Research Center, and honorary advisor to the group. Following last year’s keynote session at ASGBI – Dave explains:

There’s a new generation of surgeons taking on the most important and challenging issues in our field and asking questions like:

  • What’s the role of surgical interventions in the course of disease?
  • What’s the impact of surgery on patients and the healthcare system?
  • How do we build a learning healthcare system that promotes innovation without compromising safety?
  • How do we make sure we address the outcomes that matter most to people?
  • How do we improve decision making by doctors and patients so we all get more of what we intend?

Join surgeons and scientists who are getting the skills it takes to address these questions and be part of the community of investigators who are shaping the future of surgery. Join the Surgical Outcomes Club and be part of the next generation of surgical leaders.
Since SOC-GBI’s launch last year, a needs assessment has identified key areas of interest and motivations around participation across the surgical community. We have used these themes to build an exciting programme for our workshop, which will be followed by the first SOC-GBI AGM with provisional constitution and steering group arrangements to be approved, all within the first half-day session of ASGBI congress.

We will also be introducing the first of a line of online clinical effectiveness tools produced in collaboration with Dendrite Clinical Systems, which will be available free of charge to all SOC-GBI members. Further interactions with SOC-GBI workshop faculty will be possible at later sessions within congress.

SOC Workshop @ ASGBI congress Wednesday 29th April

The workshop will include a number of concise and interactive presentations, covering methods and results of studies relevant to patient-based outcomes research, implementation science, health technology and economic assessment, and behavioural psychology amongst others.

This will be followed by a panel discussion, with the expectation that audience members are active participants, and should feel able to take their own clinical research questions along.

Faculty include:

Dr Arden Morris, University of Michigan, and current SOC-USA chair

“Understanding trust and communication in the patient-provider relationship: a multi-method approach”

Dr Mike Englesbe, University of Michigan

“Implementing perioperative optimisation”

Prof Craig Ramsay, University of Aberdeen

“Health Technology Assessment in Surgery – the price is right?”

Prof Jane Blazeby, University of Bristol

“How can we optimise measurement of meaningful, patient centred outcomes, across the generality of surgery?”

Prof Rhona Flin, University of Aberdeen

“Surgeons’ best behaviour? Identifying and assessing surgeons’ non technical skills”

Mr Omar Faiz, Imperial College, London

“Measuring and Improving Outcome – raising the bar in surgery”