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Journal of ASU Proceedings

ISSN 2752-4205



The Journal of ASU Proceedings stands as an annual cornerstone in the academic realm, meticulously curating and presenting the unfolding narrative of the prestigious Academic Surgical Unit's National Surgical Prize. Positioned at the forefront of innovation, our commitment extends beyond the printed page, embracing the pivotal role of advancing research and nurturing the intellectual growth of both undergraduate and postgraduate scholars.

Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, our journal not only captures the essence of groundbreaking surgical endeavors but also serves as a dynamic conduit for the exchange of knowledge. With a discerning focus on the evolution of surgical education, we function as a vital repository, offering a rich tapestry of insights that empower the next generation of medical professionals.

More than a mere publication, the Journal of ASU Proceedings is a catalyst for transformation within the surgical community. We provide an indispensable platform for the dissemination of cutting-edge research, fostering an environment where ideas flourish and innovations thrive. Rooted in our commitment to continuous learning, we actively contribute to shaping a culture where the pursuit of excellence becomes a collective endeavor, driving progress and elevating the standards of surgical practice.

Khalid M Bhatti

Chief Editor - J ASU Proceed 

Aims and Scopes

Showcasing Excellence: The Journal of ASU Proceedings serves as a distinguished platform for the dissemination of exceptional research outcomes, spotlighting the proceedings of the Academic Surgical Unit's National Surgical Prize.

Advancing Research and Education: Committed to pushing the frontiers of surgical research and education, the journal caters to the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate scholars.

Collaborative Learning: Through partnerships with the University of Central Lancashire, we enhance the educational experience for undergraduates, providing a unique opportunity to engage with cutting-edge surgical knowledge.

Clinical Integration: In collaboration with the North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC), the journal bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of clinical aspects in surgical research.

Empowering Future Surgeons: With a specific focus on postgraduate candidates aiming to Grab the FRCS, the journal assists in their journey, offering valuable insights, research, and perspectives that contribute to professional growth.

Undergraduate Scholarship: Welcoming submissions aligning with collaborative efforts between ASU and the University of Central Lancashire, the journal encourages research catering to the academic interests of undergraduates.

Advanced Clinical Insights: The scope extends to encompass a broad range of clinical aspects, emphasizing the integration of theoretical knowledge with practical applications, particularly in collaboration with NCIC.

Innovation in Surgical Practice: Contributions showcasing innovations in surgical techniques, technologies, and methodologies are encouraged, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence within the surgical community.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Encouraging collaboration that bridges the gap between surgical research and allied medical fields, the journal creates a holistic approach to advancing healthcare practices. Anticipating synergistic collaboration with Grab the FRCS, a dedicated website for surgical trainee improvement, we aim to seamlessly integrate research and education to enhance exam preparedness.

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Khalid Munir Bhatti

MBBS, MRCS, FCPS (Gen Surg), FRCS (Eng), MHPE (Med Educ)

Associate Editors

Mr. John Wayman FRCS

Consultant Upper GI surgeon

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Carlisle, UK.

Mr. Ashraf Elmetwally FRCS

Consultant surgeon

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Carlisle, UK.

Mr. Samir Bagasrawala

GI, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

Director and Patron in Chief

Prof. Ruben Canelo FACS, FRCS, FEBS, FICS

Consultant Upper GI and HPB surgeon

Honorary Professor, University of Central Lancashire

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Carlisle, UK.

Director Academic Surgical Unit

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