RSCI – 2021 Annual Charter Meeting: 2nd February to Saturday, 6th February.

The RCSI’s 2021 Annual Charter Meeting will take place virtually this year from Tuesday 2nd February to Saturday, 6th February.  You might be particularly interested in the Faculty of Surgical Trainers session on Thursday 4th February at 09:30 am. The establishment of a Faculty of Surgical Trainers is a recognition by RCSI that the development and further improvement of surgical training will contribute to the goal of developing the highest standards of professionalism and patient care

The theme of Charter Week 2021 is ‘Charter goes Global’. The meeting will be delivered in a virtual programme that includes 120 speakers from 5 continents.

This year’s Charter Meeting is a fully online programme. Registration is required to gain access to the full meeting and for CPD. Sessions will be recorded and will be shared directly with registered delegates after the event. Closer to the event date, a link to join the virtual meeting will be sent to the email address you provide at the time of registration.

You can register for free and find additional details through the following link:

Some highlights of the other sessions will include:

The National Clinical Programmes for Surgery and Trauma and Orthopaedics have a dedicated session from 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm on Wednesday 3rd February.

The theme of this year’s dedicated session is Models of Scheduled Care Delivery


Wednesday 3 February    

14.10 – 14.30  SLÁINTECARE – THE VISION FOR AMBULATORY DAYCARE: Mr Ken Mealy, Past President RCSI and Joint Clinical Lead for National Clinical Programme in Surgery)

Ms Laura Magahy, Executive Director, Sláintecare

14.30 – 15.00 GETTING IT RIGHT FIRST TIME (GIRFT): Professor Tim Briggs (CBE), National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS and Chair of GIRFT

15.15 – 15.45 DAY SURGERY – THE UK EXPERIENCE AND LESSONS LEARNED: Dr Kim Russon, President of British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)


The highlights from the rest of the week include:


Thursday 4 February    

11.00 – 12.40    Symposium on Innovation

12.40 – 13.10    28th Carmichael LecturePublic Health and Public Health” Mr Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times Journalist

14.00 – 15.30    Symposium on Global Perspectives

15.00 – 17.20    Symposium on Research in Training

17.20 – 18.00    43rd Millin LectureFrom Electrodes to Robots” Mr Colin Peirce, Consultant Surgeon

18.00 – 18.20    Conferring Honorary Fellowship on Prof. CM Lo, Shenzhen, China


Friday 5 February 

10.00 – 11.30   Symposium on Sepsis

14.00 – 14.30   Johnson & Johnson LectureKandahar to Canada” Prof Vivian McAlister OC

14.45 – 16.00   Symposium on Ethnic Diversity

16.30 – 17.00   96th Abraham Colles LectureDemise of Emergency Ulcer Surgery”, Prof. James Lau, Hong Kong


Please find the link for details and registration here: and the full programme is available through this Link