\nAn inadequate consent process can damage the surgeon-patient relationship and also result in legal challenges and litigation. Recent landmark cases in the UK have highlighted the need for a patient as opposed to a doctor led approach. Patients should be told whatever they want to know, not what the doctor thinks they should be told. These cases will be highlighted in the talk and the principles of a good informed consent process discussed.\n
Shirley M. Moore
\nThis presentation will provide an overview of recent advances in the science of behaviour change and self-management of chronic illness. Evidence of the effectiveness of selected behaviour change techniques and delivery formats will be discussed.
\nTechnical skills matter. Yet, our profession has few avenues for surgeons to enhance and receive feedback on our performance. Isolated coaching initiatives around the country show promise and have demonstrated that surgeons crave feedback. Furthermore, the data about a surgeon’s technical skills directly predict patient outcomes. To expand the access of surgeons to objective skills assessments and peer feedback, validated, reliable methods for scaling the assessment process are required. Through a series of validation studies, we have demonstrated that crowdsourcing has been shown to be able to provide the scalable objective assessment capability that content experts can provide, yet at fractions of the time, cost, and with more reliability than our peers.