Implications & practice of Covid-19 on training for breast trainees and trainers

This webinar took place on 19 May 2020. This webinar covered aspects of how breast surgery training has been delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Start Date: 19/05/2020

End Date: 19/05/2020

Duration: 1 hour



Opening Remarks

Chair: Miss Anne Tansley, Chair ABS Education & Training Committee 

Feedback on training from Mammary Fold: What’s happening at the grass-root & front line during COVID-19

Miss Gina Weston-Petrides, Mammary Fold Chair 

"The Big Picture"

Mr John Brecknell, Chair Core Surgical Training Advisory Committee 

The current impact of Covid-19 on specialty training and ISCP portfolio/progression through Specialty ARCP, transition to GMC approved 2021 General Surgery Curriculum

Mr Tim Cook, Chair General Surgery Specialty Advisory Committee

Update on Intercollegiate Exam

Mr John Mc Gregor, Chair Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations 

Implications of Covid-19 on trainees at or near CCT / Grace periods – including TIG Fellowships 

Mr Gareth Griffiths, Chair Joint Committee on Surgical Training  

Impact of Covid-19 on Academic Trainees

Professor Cliona Kirwan, Professor of Surgical Trials and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Manchester 

Best advice to trainers & how to manage breast training during & recovering from Covid-19

Miss Sarah Downey, Chair Oncoplastic Breast Training Interspecialty Group, General Surgery SAC committee member 

Summing up and conclusions
Miss Anne Tansley, Chair ABS Education & Training Committee


This webinar has been awarded 1 CPD point by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Webinar recording will be available soon on the ABS website.