In 1981, an audio-visual competition was introduced to the International Surgical Congress, with the objective of encouraging the production of educational films suitable for a consultant surgical audience. Within a few years, video format replaced cine film and the competition now attracts a large number of high quality entries, which are judged each year by the Scientific Committee.

There are two categories of award:
- Entried produced "in-house" by a surgical team in association with their department of medical illustration.
- Entries produced more "commercially" by a surgical team with external technical or financial assistance.
The winner of each category receives a cash prize of £300.
Commentaries must be in English and films must be no longer than 10 minutes in length. You can now submit entries on hard copy DVD or upload them online. Details of these procedures appear in the current Call For Abstracts booklet.
Entries will be judged according to surgical interest, teaching value and technical merit and will be shown at the International Surgical Congress, where the winners will be announced during the Prize Giving Session. A list of equipment used for the production must accompany each entry, together with full names and qualifications of those most involved in the making of the film.

Closing date for entries will always be the same as the current abstract deadline.

Click here to visit the Congress Microsite to find out more information.

The competition is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted videos.


Previous Audio-Visual Award Winners

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2018 M Y Chin, W Gao, A Roberton, Mr Naguib #LetsRemoveIT
2017 A C Hollis, E A Griffiths A Technique for and Tips and Tricks for Two Stage Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy
2016 M Matar, N Naguib, S Aslam, A Masoud Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon and the Sacro-Colpo-Pexy
2015 A Currie Near-infrared laparoscopic sentinel lymphatic mapping for early colonic neoplasia
2014 N Naguib, T Longworth, P Dhruva Rao, P Shah, A Masoud Anastomotic Failures in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
2013 C Rizan, J Ansell, K Arnaoutakis, N Warren, J Torkington, M Davies Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Training Using a Novel Ex-Vivo Porcine Simulator
2012 V Gough, A MacDonald, R G Milligan  The Splenic Flexure
2011 N Markham, C Holmes Gallstones - A Guide for Patients
2010 W Craig, M Brooks, Z Krukowski, L Frarrier Surgery for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
2009 S Moosvi, D Lawes, A Nisar, A Mercer Laparoscopic Partial Splenectomy for a Giant Splenic Cyst
2008 R A Bulbulia, F J A Slim, L G Emerson, K R Poskitt

Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery

2007 A Macdonald, T Salem, R Milligan

Peg Tube Fixation Of Sigmoid Volvulus


P Coleridge Smith, S Top

Management Of Varicose Veins by Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

2005 I S Tait, F M Polignano, G D Adamson Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Cancer
2004 J Leroy, J Marescaux, A Hait-Addou, Y Monchablon Laparoscopic Sigmodectomy for Colovescical Fistula
A MacDonald, R G Milligan Reversal of Loop Illeostomy with Minimal General Anaesthetic
2003 J P A Lodge, M Hinchcliffe Extended Resection for Cholangiocarcinoma
2002 K Cassar, A Munro Laparoscopic Paraoesophageal Hernia Repair
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2002 K Cassar, A Munro Laparoscopic Paraoesophageal Hernia Repair
2001 S Yeung, M Rees, T John Technological Advances in Hepatic Surgery
2000 S M Griffin, M S Dresner, R Motson, S J Warren Subtotal Oesophagectomy and Two Field Lymphadenectomy Laparoscopic Repair of Abdominal Incisional Hernias
1999 S Gould, A Darzi, M Puttick Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Sub Total Colectomy
1998 M Gaunt Transcranial Doppler Monitoring - Preventing Strokes During Carotid Endarterectomy
1997 R C Johnson, K Bellamy, R E Mansell, P Crompton Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Reconstruction
1996 G Glazer, A Darzi, D Gridley, D Mann Laparoscopic Cyst-Gastrectomy for Pseudocyst Following Acute Pancreatitis
1995 S Walker, G Poston, G Matthews, D Hyde Cryotherapy and Resection for Advanced Liver Carcinoid Tumour
1994 W Jaffe, N Waterhouse, C Blenkinsop, M Cook The Surgical Correction of Hypertelorism
1993 J W Dawson Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Peptic Ulcer Using Fibrin Glue
1992 A Cuschieri Right Thoracoscopic Oesophagectomy
1991 S T R MacSweeney, R Cuming, R Greenhalgh Colour Doppler Duplex Imaging in Popliteal Entrapment Syndrome
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1989 M R B Keighley, M Pinho
Totally Stapled Restorative Proctocolectomy
1988 J H H Webster, P Clifford Excision of the First Rib
1987 J Beynon, N J Mortenson Rectal Endosonography
1986 M Trede, H O Barth Surgical Treatment of Familial Adenomatosis Coli: Proctocolectomy Without Permanent Ileostomy
1985 G Heard Profundaplasty Using a Superficial Femoral Artery Flap
1984 A Munro, J R C Logie A Technique for Intraoperative Colonic Lavage
1983 I Wilkinson, G W Taylor The Diagnosis of Brain Damage
Surgical Approach to Hyperparathyroidism
1982 D L Coppel, P J Hildebrand Jet Ventilation: An Alternative?
1981 H L Young Parotidectomy - A Fellowship Teaching Exercise

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