Welcome from the ASGBI President


I welcome all of you to the ASGBI 2021 Virtual Congress. Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought and building on the success of our 2020 Centenary Paper webinars , ASGBI is proud to host its first Virtual Congress. We have an exciting 5 day program of events, with something for everyone.  From live broadcast events to pre-recorded education sessions; from new cutting edge research to topics relevant to professional life; lively discussions and new features such as symposia aimed at trainees, SAS surgeons, and established consultants, all available for a period of 6 months post Congress.  There has never been a better time to become an ASGBI member, taking advantage of significantly lower registration fees and gaining access to a wealth of additional membership benefits.  I very much look forward to welcoming you to what will be a unique, thought provoking, diverse and stimulating Congress.

Neil Welch

ASGBI President 2021 & 2022

Invited Speakers







BJS Lecture

Professor Julio Mayol, Spain


Des Winter

Ms Nikki


Bland-Sutton Lecture Professor

Tim Pawlik, USA


Peter Brennan


Averil Mansfield

College Lectures




Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh - Professor

Ewan Harrison

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - Ms Julie Doughty Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Mr David Moore RCS Moynihan Lecture - Professor Tim Underwood


Sessions to look out for

Included in the programme are a selection of on demand Educational Sessions, a bespoke day for Trainees and a daily wellbeing activity - Surgical Yoga with Dr Divya.

Other symposium include

► A joint session with ASiT - Everybodymatters

► Patients Matter

► Innovation Matters

► COVID - 19: Research & Lessons Learned

► Sustainability

► Inclusivity at the ASGBI