NIHR SUNFLOWER trial
Professor Toogood is the Chief Investigator for the national Sunflower study and Mr Smith is a Principle Investigator. This study is assesing the need for an MRCP before you undergo a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. There are 50 hospitals involved in the study that will potentially change the management of patients with gallstones. The will recruit over 13,000 patients in the next 2 to 3 years. Leeds is currently one of the leading recruiting sites in the UK. https://bristoltrialscentre.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/details-of-studies/sunflower/
UGI Congress, Belfast 2021
Both Professor Toogood and Mr Smith are leading the arrangements for a multi society international surgical congress. This is likely to attract surgeons from all over the UK and Europe ( if COVID permits). This is due to be held in Belfast in October 2021.
AUGIS Webinar Series
Professor Toogood is currently the President of AUGIS & Mr Smith is the Director of Education and Training. In response to the COVID 19 pandemic they have organised a series of educational webinars. This medium provides support to our surgical trainess nationally during a diffcicult period where opportunities to train and learn have been limited.
This link takes you to webinar where gallstone issues are being discussed
Mr Andrew Smith awarded Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
Andrew has been awarded an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds
Professor Giles Toogood
Giles has been awarded the prestigious title of Professor of Hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Leeds. This is in recognition of his continued excellence in research and education in his field.