13 November

DePuy Synthes UK, Leeds One Campus

ALSGBI Laparoscopic Surgery Training Day


14 & 15 November

ALSGBI & ALTS Annual Scientific Meetings


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Registration is scheduled to go live on August 1st, watch this space for further details


Dear ALTS Members & Delegates

Another very successful conference last year in Manchester has fired me with even more enthusiasm for this year’s conference. We will be in Leeds and I am very pleased with how the programme is shaping up. The conference is in November again this year, Thursday 14th to Friday 15th, and the programme is looking very good. Our ALTS session is on the first morning. Hopefully, this will enable you to all meet up early in the proceedings and have a chance to share your knowledge and experiences. The conference title this year is The Full Monty; I have interpreted this as the whole team and as such, the talks will be around what makes a good team and how high-performing teams differ in healthcare from the army and sports teams. What can we learn from them?

We have some great speakers again this year, Major Bacon will give the Elemental Healthcare lecture and Mr Ben Tipney from MedLed will speak about his experience in high-performing teams. We will look at the role of the laparoscopic practitioner and discuss how we can help or hinder surgery, we will also look at maintaining our laparoscopic instruments and also learn about the robot, how to look after it, how it works and we will have a chance to ‘have a go’ (away from the public eye).

I believe that this all adds up to a very interesting session and I hope that you will agree and join us in the Royal Armouries Hall, Leeds. Live operating will be on day one of the conference and the second day is packed full of DVD presentations, with lectures surrounding the use of flexible endoscopes for surgical procedures and a presentation of data supporting MIS/robotic surgery.

All ALTS members who register for the conference will qualify for free entry as a benefit of membership, in addition the first 22 who register will qualify for a free place at the conference dinner which has kindly been sponsored by Elemental Healthcare, these places are offered on a first come first served basis so it’s a good idea to get in there quickly! Your free conference place for 2 days is worth £100 each, there are also 16 CPD points for all ALTS members, so please encourage your staff to join ALTS today by visiting

It would be great to see lots of you again, we had excellent feedback from all those who attended last year. If you want any further information from me or would like a chat, I can be contacted at

With best wishes

Mrs Debbie Gooch
ALTS Chairperson