A Core-trainee led virtual Conference to Enhance Surgical Succession

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Virtual ACCESS is a core-trainee led national conference. It was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to give surgical trainees a safe conference to present research, innovation and their own experiences with easy access for all

We were the first virtual surgical trainee conference organised in the UK 


The term 'succession' comes from 'ecological (secondary) succession' which describes the response of pioneering organisms within an ecosystem following a change to their habitat, such as a wildfire or land clearance. Our response to loss of training due to the COVID-19 pandemic is this conference and we hope it provides the opportunity to present, learn and collaborate nationwide with other trainees