Press Release

04 October 2012

Internationally renowned consultant surgeons will be hosting an open lecture this month at Canterbury Christ Church University's Medway Campus as part of the University's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Professor Matin Sheriff
Professor Matin Sheriff

Professor Matin Sheriff and Mr Hasib Ahmed are consultants for the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and are recognised as leading experts in keyhole surgery.

Their talk ‘A Brief Illustrated History of Surgery’ on Wednesday, 17 October (6pm), will highlight the changes that have taken place in surgical practice,  giving a vivid and lively account of the milestones in surgery which have led to the phenomenon of keyhole surgery. There will also be opportunities to test your own surgical skills on simulated computerised training models.

Peter Milburn, campus Director and Academic Lead for Postgraduate Medical Education, said: “Professor Sheriff and Mr Ahmed are renowned for their work in laparoscopic surgery and we are very privileged that they are part of our Jubilee celebrations. The lecture will provide a unique and fascinating insight into the rapidly changing world of keyhole surgery, as well as profiling the work of the University in postgraduate medical education.”

In March this year Christ Church launched a new and innovative postgraduate course in minimally invasive surgery at the Medway Campus. The course offers a live real time video link between the operating theatres of local hospitals and the clinical skills laboratory at the University, allowing the trainee laparoscopic surgeons to watch and engage with leading specialists as they perform complex surgical procedures.

A Brief Illustrated History of Surgery will take place on Wednesday 17 October, 6pm at Canterbury Christ Church University Medway Campus, Chatham Maritime, ME4 4UF.

Entry to the talk is free and open to all, but booking is essential. To book a place email or call 01634 894456.                    

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Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University 

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2011 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey



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