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In 2022, the ICOSET meeting returned to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on 31 May – 1 June. With the theme of 'Making It Better' delegates from all over the globe came together to hear from leading voices within surgical education.

Over thirty speakers shared the stage, and six parallel sessions explored a range of topics including competency, disruption in training and differential attainment. The future of surgical training was a key focus across the conference and sessions focusing on the trainee experience, digital training, and remote learning provided valuable insight.

ICOSET 2022 was a huge success for the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, and we will continue to promote excellence in surgical training and engage our membership to get involved, helping to maintain excellent resources for trainers.

View Triennial/ICOSET 2022 photo album


Parallel Sessions

At ICOSET, delegates were offered six parallel sessions. Access the summaries from each session via the links below:

Session One - Helping and Working with Struggling Trainees

Session Two - Online Learning in Surgical Training and Practice

Session Three - Why Can't We Eradicate Bullying and Harassment from Surgical Training?

Session Four - Coaching and Mentoring in Surgery

Session Five - Video Nasty or Video Nice? Psychological Safety and/or Black Box

Session Six - Following Kern's Six-Step Approach to Develop Surgical Simulation-Based Training Programs


ICOSET 2022 Abstracts

111 Abstracts were submitted for the ICOSET Conference and they are availble to view here


ICOSET 2022 Posters

Please see the document below for a selection of posters which were submitted to ICOSET on the topic of surgical education and training and how they will contribute to 'making it better'.



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