Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research

The Lewis Spitz and Edward M Kiely Symposium and the 69th Alex Simpson Smith Memorial Lecture

27 Nov

Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street

London, UK, 27th November 2017

 Please note that this year we are in the Leolin Price Lecture Theatre and not The Kennedy Lecture Theatre so places are limited to 70. Booking is now open so avoid disappointment and book asap here


The Simpson Smith Memorial Lecture is one of the highlights of the UK Paediatric Surgical Calendar and this will be the 69th lecture in memory of Alexander Simpson Smith who was a surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Together with the lecture is a paediatric surgical symposium named for two of Great Ormond Street Hospitals most well-known recent surgeons.


Lewis Spitz and Edward M Kiely Symposium

The morning of the symposium will be dedicated to controversies in paediatric surgery whilst the afternoon will cover minimally invasive surgery, the topic of the memorial lecture.


Simpson Smith Memorial Lecture

This year’s memorial lecturer will be Professor Dr. med. Benno M. Ure from Hannover, Germany who is internationally renowned as an expert in minimally invasive surgery, fast track surgery and immunomodulation. He is Editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Paediatric Surgery and a past-president of both EUPSA and IPEG.