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Friday 16th June 2017
Guest speaker: Mr Charles Swain - Breast Iconography in Western Art
@20.00 Hilton Portomaso followed by dinner at The Blue Elephant



19th December 2015

09:00 - 16:00

Central Auditorium, Mater Dei Hospital

International speakers:

Eduardo M. Targarona MD, PhD

Marco E. Allaix MD, PhD

The scientific programme and abstracts presented can be found below:

Scientific Programme 1

Scientific Programme 2

Abstract 1: Safety and Feasibility of Laparoscopic Surgery in Low Volume Hospital

Abstract 2: Lung Cancer: Delays in Diagnosis and Treatment

Abstract 3: Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy: A Randomised Controlled Trial comparing two Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) based laxatives

Abstract 4: The Physical and Psychological effects of Breast Reconstruction in Breast Cancer Patients A Retrospective Qualitative Analysis Between 2009 and 2011 at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Abstract 5: Emergency Clinic in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness Scotland – Can it apply to Mater Dei Hospital

Abstract 6: The Management of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax at Mater Dei Hospital

Abstract 7: Treating Unilateral Vocal Cord Palsy: A Case Study

Abstract 8: Post-Operative CRP Requests following elective TKR and THR.

Abstract 9: The incidence of Venous Thrombo-Embolism in Neurosurgical patients

Abstract 10: Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in Malta



26th June 2015 


Hotel Excelsior

The ASM in conjunction with the General Surgery Audit Committee is organising a formal Audit Meeting on the 26th June 2015 at the Excelsior Hotel starting at 6:00pm. This will be followed by a buffet dinner at the hotel restaurant (8:30 - 9:00pm).


 - Audit meeting only: €20

 - Audit meeting + Meal: €40

Payments are to be handed out to one of the following representatives by the 22nd June 2015.

- Mr Mark Schembri

- Dr Agnes Portelli

- Mr Andrew Mercieca

- Mr Joe Galea

- Mr Ernest Ellul

Abstract List:

Role of Critical Care Admission and 30-Day Mortality Post Emergency Laparotomy in Malta

Pre-Operative Axillary Ultrasound Staging in Breast Cancer

Efficacy of Printed Material in Colonoscopy Work-up

The Preliminary Outcome of a Pilot Group of Patients Following the Introduction of Bariatric Surgery in Malta

Clinical and Pathological Outcomes for Neo-Adjuvant Treatment of Low Rectal Cancers

Primary Wound Closure fol Elective Pilonidal Sinus Excision: 10 Year Personal Experience

Audit of Local Trends in Indications for Tonsillectomy in Children

Autologous Haemodialysis Access in Malta

Incidence of Colon Cancer in Patients with Appendicitis above the Age of 40: a Retrospective Analysis

Audit on Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Prescription of Admissions at Gozo General Hospital

Colorectal Screening in Malta: An Evaluation of the Process since its Commencement

Prevalance, Documentation and Follow-up of Incidental Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Malta

Goldilocks Mastectomy: 3 Years

Management of Breast Cancer Patients from First Contact to Surgery in Malta: Are there any delays in the system?

DATE to Remember:

6th December 2014

Audit Presentation

November 2012

European Society of Surgery meeting
Askeri Museum, Istanbul, Turkey