Comparison of aberrant DNA methylation in rectal tissues before and after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy : O1
Expression of gut homing molecules on perianal Crohn's fistulae : O2
Host CD4 T cells are essential for diversification of donor induced humoral autoimmunity : O3
Imaging parathyroid glands using confocal endomicroscopy: towards real-time intraoperative identification of parathryoid adenoma : O4
Heterogeneity in indirect pathway CD4 T cell alloresponses : O5 Patey Prize Winner
Gender- and regionally-specific decline in colonic neuromuscular activity with advanced age : O6
A novel strategy to exploit metabolic dysregulation in oesophageal adenocarcinoma abolishes cancer cell proliferation : O7
Survival benefit conferred by the androgen receptor is lost in aromatase inhibitor treated breast cancer : O8
Fluorescent silica nanoparticles conjugated to anti-CEA antibodies allow tumour-specific imaging of colorectal cancer cells : O9
The PXR as a drug target for the prevention of early graft loss following liver transplantation : O10
Live imaging of human keratinocytes reveals two modes of cell proliferation : O11
Endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC) and their role in tissue engineering and wound healing - migration, 3D tubule formation and expansion : O12
Evaluating the roles of Wnt, P13k and MAPK pathways in prostate cancer : O13
Up-regulation of the E2f family transcription factors via retinboblastima (RB) gene deletion results in high grade/muscle invasive bladder cancer in genetically engineered mouse models when combined with phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (P13) pathway dysfunction : O14
Endothelial dysfunction in intermittent claudication : O15
The AVULS Trial - is simultaneous better? : O17
A randomised control trial comparing endovenous laser ablation and conventional surgery for the treatment of small saphenous vein insufficiency; a 2-year follow-up : O18
The risk of cerebral microembolisation and silent cerebral infarction with thoracic endovascular aortic repair : O19
Post-transcriptional dysregulation of extracellular matrix modifying genes in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms : O20
Haemodynamic efficacy of the gekoTM electrical euromuscular stimulation device in claudicants : O21
1H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometric identification of biomarkers of atherosclerosis in the apolipoprotein-e knockout mouse : O22
Factors influencing survival following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair : O23
Aneurysm global epidemiology study: public health measures can further reduce abdominal aortic aneurysm mortality : O24
Modelling outcomes following lower limb surgical revascularisation: the Vascular Society bypass outcome model (vs BOM) : O25
Predictors of outcome in patients with peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot ulceration : O26
Prospective cohort study comparing concomitant ambulatory phlebectomies or foam sclerotherapy to varicose tributaries during EVLT: 2 year results : O27
The impact of colorectal anastomotic leak and its treatment on cancer recurrence and survival following elective colorectal cancer resection : O28
Prospective randomised mixed methods pilot trial of sacral and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence : O29
The morbidity of negative appendicectomy : O30
Quality of anal evoked potential (AEP) recordings is reduced in patients with faecal incontinence (FI): evidence of central sensory pathway dysfunction? : O31
Genetic and epigenetic factors in prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and clinical outcomes in rectal adenocarcinoma : O32
Phenotypic analysis of primary colorectal cancer to inform the management of metastatic disease : O33
DOK7 expression in colorectal cancer cells and association with clinical and prognostic outcome : O34
Acute sacral nerve stimulation does not have a motor effect on the anorectum in an animal model : O35
Apoptosis in rectal cancer biopsies following irradiation in a microfluidic device: a predictor of response? : O36
Post-partum defecatory dysfunction: a complex problem involving co-existing faecal incontinence and constipation : O37
Direct lines to colorectal cancer : O39
Biosensor technology for early detection of anastomotic leak and intra-abdominal sepsis after gastrointestinal surgery : O40 Williams Prize Winner
Prolonged allograft survival mediated by interleukin-10 expressing regulatory B cells requires B cell receptor ligation but not cognate T cell help : O41
Stimulating macrophages to enhance liver regeneration : O42
Targeting the BAFF/APRIL signalling axis for prevention of antibody-mediated allograft rejection : O43
Impaired endothelium dependent relaxation - a proxy of viability for donation after circulatory death (DCD) kidneys : O44
Cyclosporine a induced immediate vasoconstriction demonstrated during and impaired endothelium dependent relaxation demonstrated after reperfusion in a porcine donation after circulatory death (DCD) model : O47
The effect of cold ischaemic time on cytokine and diabetes markers in pancreas transplantation : O48
Human leukocyte antigen B-cell epitope tertiary structure and surface electrostatic potential reveal the molecular basis for alloantibody binding and epitope immunogenicity : O50
Ex-vivo normothermic perfusion in marginal donor kidney transplantation : O51
Depletion of murine intra-allograft B-lymphocytes inhibits renal chronic allograft damage : O52
Viability assessment of discarded human kidneys using ex-vivo normothermic perfusion : O53
The effect of formalising enhanced recovery after oesophagectomy : O54
Faecal and plasma biomarkers combined with Bayesian prior risk modelling as a screening test for oesophago-gastric cancer : O55
Attempted validation of the NUn score and inflammatory markers as predictors of oesophageal anastomotic leak : O56
SIFT-MS analysis of exhaled breath for volatile organic profiling of oesophago-gastric cancer : O57
The intial staging value of routine PET-CT In gastric cancer : O58
Drug repurposing In oesophageal adenocarcinoma: new tricks For old dogs? : O59
A decision tree analysis of selective endoscopic ultrasound in staging oesophageal cancer : O60
The utility of restaging PET-CT In predicting progression to unresectable oesophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy : O61
The feasibility of applying metacognitive learning strategies to enhance simulation-based learning : O63
The effect of divided attention on novices and experts in laparoscopic task performance : O64
Metacognition In surgical skills learning : O66
The effect of using deliberate practice to train interns on blood product prescibing - a prospective cohort analysis : O68
Investigating the importance of variants at 12p11, 12q24 and 21q21 in breast cancer in the West of Ireland : O70
The tissue factor pathway may promote breast cancer stem cell activity : O71 Burnand Prize Winner
Investigating the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms and indels in PCM1 (pericentriolar material) gene and breast cancer in the West of Ireland : O72
14-3-3 proteins, tBID, Akt1 and FAKY397 may be predictive biomarkers of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer as revealed by combined antibody microarray and 2d-Page/Maldi/Tof/Tof/Ms proteomics : O73
Wide local excision defects of the breast - a treatment algorithm based on oncological resection patterns : O74
Identifying novel breast cancer subtypes effect on clinical response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy : O75
A new surgical protocol to reduce re-operation rates in breast conserving surgery : O76
Altered glycosylation of IgA1 in breast cancer : O77
Early graft loss after kidney transplantation: risk factors and consequences : O78
A targeted glycoproteomic approach for the identification of a novel biomarker of metastatic breast cancer : O79
The effect of eicospentaenoic acid nutritional supplementation on lean muscle mass and grip strength on patients undergoing curative resection of colorectal cancer - a double-blinded randomised control trial : O80
Are we discarding transplantable donor pancreases? Correlation between donor demographics, surgical assessment and histopathology : O81
Effect of radiotherapy on new generation of breast implants using silsesquioxane nanocomposites shell : O82
Utility of histological assessment of donor kidney disease in predicting outcomes following deceased donor kidney transplantation : O83
Mid-term survival outcomes for frail vascular surgical patients : O84
Investigating peripheral haemodynamics during neuromuscular stimulation : O85
The effect of interleukin 15 on an in vitro model of human keratinocyte cell migration in wound healing : O86
Improved HLA-matching of first kidney transplants is required to avoid allosensitisation that precludes future re-transplantation : O87
A pilot study to assess the effect of ramipril, on metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in claudicants : O88
Perioperative prebiotics, probiotics or synbiotics for elective abdominal surgery in adults - a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials : O89
The influence of breast cancer treatment on post-diagnosis weight gain. Results from the dietcomplyf study : O90 Poster of Distinction Prize Winner
Ischaemia reperfusion injury exacerbates chronic rejection in a mouse model of heart transplantation : O91
NVR report on surgical outcomes and implications for minimum standards for “vascular centres” in the UK : O92
Cadaveric organ donors are a promising source of viable haematopoietic stem cells for clinical use : O93
A surgical rat model for investigating pharmacokinetic parameters of drug compounds : O95
Are funnel plots an accurate way of assessing publication bias in meta-analyses of observational studies? : O96
The effect of interleukin-17B on an in vitro model of human keratinocyte cell migration during wound healing : O97
The reporting quality of randomized controlled trials in ophthalmic surgery in 2011: a systematic review : O99
Cobalt alloy specific regulation of bone remodelling via HIF: a contributing cause of aseptic orthopaedic implant failure? : O100
A nano-inspired multifunctional polymer platform for surgical applications : O101
The effects of detergent sclerosants on white blood cells : O102
A novel class of nanomedical antibiotics for surgical infection capable of localised activation and passive targeting : O103
Do bacterial toxins drive the formation of nasal polyps in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis? : O104
Glucose sensors and transporters in metabolic disease: analysis of tissue from obese diabetic and non-diabetic humans : O105
The epo-derivative, ARA-290, attenuates ischaemia-induced skeletal muscle damage in CLI myoblasts in vitro and in a murine model of hindlimb ischaemia : O106
Mesenteric vascular transit time, as assessed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound; its relationship to cardiac output and volume status : O107
Assocation between gene expression biomarkers of immunosuppression and blood transfusion in severely injured polytrauma patients : O108
Acute endotoxaemia blunts nutrient mediated phosphorylation of muscle Akt/Mtor signalling and muscle protein synthesis in humans : O109
Role of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) inhibition in ischaemia-induced systemic inflammatory response and skeletal muscle damage : O110
Small bowel serosa, a novel source of proinflammatory cytokines in gut injury and inflammation : O111
The LOX-1 scavenger receptor plays a dual role in atherosclerosis and regulates glucose metabolism : O112
Intestinal nutrient sensing in the anti-diabetic effects of bariatric surgery : O113
Peripheral neuropathy and the risk of cardiovascular events in diabetes mellitus : O114
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a predictor of postoperative cardiac and pulmonary outcomes, early mortality and length of hospital stay in AAA repair patients : O115
Toll-Like receptor 4 antagonism significantly improves fibroblast migration in simulated diabetic ischaemic conditions : O116
Expression of hepatocyte growth factor-like/macrophage stimulating protein in human wound tissue and its biological functionality in human keratinocytes : O117
The effect of varying doses of caffeine on laparoscopic skill performance in novices : O118
A pilot study investigating the ability of advanced bipolar RF device to induce blood vessel haemostasis by activation of the coagulation pathway : O119
Nutlin-3 is cytotoxic in TP53 WT liposarcoma and leiomyosarcoma in vitro and can act both synergistically and antagonistically with ionising radiation : O120
The association of visceral adiposity with abdominal aortic aneurysm presence, size and ex-vivo fibrin clot structure : O121
Anatomical examination of the elbow to determine if it is a potential source of vascularised tissue for reconstruction : O122
Exosome-mediated active and selective secretion of MicroRNAs by breast cancer cells in vitro : O123
Reduced glycosylation of SkBr3 breast cancer cells affects response to treatment : O124
Enhanced mesenchymal stem cell immunomodulatory potency through intracellular budesonide microparticles : O125
Sex differences in features of anorectal dysfunction: a consecutive study of 100 males and 100 females presenting for investigation of faecal incontinence : O126
Glioma stem cells exploit host astrocytes to enhance tumour migratory and invasive capacity : O127 Medical Student Prize Winner
Popliteal artery aneurysm growth rates in patients with multianeurysmal disease : O128
Development and validation of condition-specific patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) of quality of life, symptoms and treatment satisfaction for patients with aortic aneurysms : O129
Decision making in symptomatic moderate carotid atherosclerosis: a survey of uk vascular surgeons and stroke physicians : O130
Metabolic profiling in chronic venous ulceration of the lower limb - a new approach to an old problem? : O131
Creating a predictive model of vein outcomes : O132
Hospital based exercise programme improves preoperative aerobic capacity in abdominal aortic aneurysm patients : O133
High susceptibility of human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) to apoptosis : O134
Regional and systemic prothrombotic biomarkers in varicose vein patients and healthy controls : O135
A randomised clinical trial comparing concomiant and sequential phlebectomy following endovenous laser ablation: 5 year outcome results : O136
A systematic review of open repair versus fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair of juxtarenal aneurysms : O137
A UK perspective on independence and mobility following infra-inguinal lower limb bypass surgery for critical limb ischaemia : O139
Sonothrombolysis - an in vitro and in-vivo study of thrombus dissolution using contrast enhanced ultrasound : O140
The functional role of tertiary lymphoid organs in allografts : O141
Hypermethylation of the BCRA1 promoter in blood DNA is associated with triple negative phenotype breast cancer : O142
A randomised controlled trial to assess the mechanism by which a supervised exercise programme improves outcomes in patients with intermittent claudication : O143
Unravelling the signalling pathways promoting fibrosis in dupuytren's disease reveals TNF as a therapeutic target : O144
Towards restorative neurosurgery: interfacing neuronal networks with silicon-based microelectronics : O145 ACL/ACF Prize Winner
Mitochondrial signalling pathways in the pathogenesis of acute necrotising pancreatitis : O146
Use of a high-throughput polymer microarray to identify synthetic substrates that influence the behaviour of human adipose derived perivascular stem cells (PSC) : O147
Cytochrome-C activity in human primary and metastatic colorectal tumours : O149
Identification and validation of novel vascular endothelial therapeutic targets in colorectal cancer : O150
Testing the efficacy of targeted theranostic liposomes in in-vitro cancer models : O151
Dichloroacetate modulation of tumour metabolism to augment 5-aminolevulinic acid induced cancer fluorescence. : O152
Development of a novel 3D matrix for in vitro tumour model studies : O154
Discrimination of lymph node metastases using desorption electrospray ionisation-mass spectrometry imaging: a proof of concept study : O155
Computer tomography defined body composition analysis and its relationship to the systemic inflammatory response in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery : O156
Predictive validity of objective technical assessment within the National Training Programme for laparoscopic colorectal surgery : O157
Deregulated stromal microrna-21 promotes metastatic progression in colorectal cancer : O158
Under-recognised co-existence of constipation and faecal incontinence in the adult population: a large single-centre experience : O159
Behavioural animal model of faecal continence : O160
Educational level & colorectal cancer risk in developed countries: a systematic review & meta analysis : O161
Time to dispense with mechanical bowel preparation? an observational study of colonic transit time following diverting loop ileostomy for low anterior resection : O162
Histological and mechanical differences in the skin of patients with rectal prolapse : O163
Defining the optimal conversion chemotherapy regimen for patients with inoperable liver only metastases from colorectal cancer - a systematic review and meta-analysis : O164
Endogenous notch-driven tumorigenesis functions via notch3 to promote PI3k/AKT mediated cell survival in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma : O165
Folfox induced sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a potentially reversible condition : O166
Immune dysfunction and changes in intestinal morphology in patients with obstructive jaundice : O167
The biological and clinical significance of different morphologic types of colorectal liver metastases : O168
An investigation into the various morphological differences seen with the liver pathologies encountered within a cadaveric population : O169
Treatment outcomes of foregut visceral arterial aneurysms (FVAA) : O170
Assessment of the complication and operative outcome profile of synchronous liver and bowel surgery for colorectal cancer with liver-limited metastases : O171
Outcomes of primary AV fistulae in elderly patients with end stage renal failure : P01
The UK varicose vein story 1989-2010 : P02
Comparison of intermittent pneumatic compression and neuromuscular electrical stimulation using ultrasound and laser doppler fluximetry : P04 President's Poster Prize Winner
Does laser wavelength have a clinical effect during endovenous laser treatment for superfical venous insufficiency? A prospective observational study comparing the 810 nm and 1470 nm endovenous laser wavelength : P05
Alcohol intake and abdominal aortic aneurysm : P06
The view of surgeons, general practitioners and patients on patient follow-up following varicose vein interventions in the UK : P07
Safety of carotid surgery and intervention following thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke : P08
Predicting cardiac events after endovascular aneurysm repair : P09
The effects of prolonged warm ischaemic injury in an uncontrolled donation after circulatory death porcine kidney model : P11
Systemic heparinisation in laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy : P12
Patient and practitioner factors contribute to the failure of postoperative epidural analgesia : P13
A qualitative content analysis of breast cancer narratives hosted through the medium of social media : P14
PATI: Patient accessed tailored information : P15
Patient reported outcome measures in septorhinoplasty surgery at a tertiary referral centre : P16
Reducing unnecessary pre-operative testing in ENT surgery: clinical and financial implications : P17
Nurse attendance at surgical ward rounds does not meet Royal College of Physicians' recommendations - a cause for concern or a sign of changing surgical practice? : P19
Efficacy and safety of mesh in laparoscopic surgery for groin hernia: systematic review and meta-analysis : P20
Multi-staged repair of contaminated primary and recurrent giant incisional herniae in the same hospital admission : a proposal for a new approach : P21
A simple and an effective strategy for improving junior doctors' knowledge of intravenous fluid therapy : P23
A survey to determine the use of smartphones amongst doctors working within surgical specialties : P24
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Usp12 a novel AR co-regulator and PCa biomarker? : U2
Regulation of the androgen receptor function by a metabolic kinase in prostate cancer : U3
Interleukin-15 activates NK and CD8 T cells within the Prostate cancer microenvironment by expanding activatory NK cell receptors and attenuating inhibitory HLA ligands on tumour cells : U4
Establishing a 3D primary tissue culture assay to explore self-renewal in murine adult prostate epithelial stem cells (PrSCs) : U5
Spermatogonial stem cells: a route to preserving fertiltiy : U6 Best Clinical Presentation
AXL in bladder cancer: A marker of invasion, metastasis and promising therapeutic target : U7
Methylation Status of HOXA9, SPAG6, ZIC1 and ZNF154 in Primary G3pT1 TCC Samples from a Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme (BCPP) Cohort : U8
Ciprofloxacin resistance and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-Guided biopsy sepsis: a prospective analysis : U10
Urine biomarkers for prostate cancer : U11
Can prenephroureterectomy ureteroscopy (PNU) reliably diagnose urothelial carcinoma in situ? : U12
A Decision-analytic cost-effectiveness model to compare treatment options for radiation recurrent prostate cancer against androgen deprivation therapy : U14
Comparison of radical treatment and mortality in patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer in England and USA : U15
Is preoperative exercise to improve fitness before cystectomy feasible? Results from a randomised controlled study : U16
Vasa nervorum in rat major pelvic ganglion are innervated by nitrergic nerve fibres : U17
The detection and role of myofibroblasts in Peyronie's disease : U18 Best Non Clinical Presentation
Investigation of the role of myofibroblast differentiation in Peyronie's disease : U19
Improving elastogenesis in a tissue engineered repair material for pelvic floor surgery : U20
Interleukin-15 increases the lifespan and telomerase expression of CD8+ T, NK and NKT cells : U21
The role of complement in renal ischaemia reperfusion injury : U22
E. coli inhibits innate immunity to facilitate pyelonephritic infections : U23
Oestrogen and the innate epithelial defences of the uro-genital tract : U24 Best Poster
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli behaviour in different growth mediums and avoidance of the innate immune response : U25
Autofluorescence signals for the detection of urinary bladder cancer : U26
Investigating PARP-1 expression and activity in male and female, benign and malignant renal tissue : U27
Circulating tumour DNA as a diagnostic aid in urological cancers : U28
Identification of men with a genetic predisposition to prostate cancer: targeted screening in men at higher genetic risk and controls. The impact study. : U30
Next generation sequencing of advanced non-castrate prostate cancer treated with docetaxel chemotherapy : U31
Overcoming inherent variablity in prostate cancer TMA analysis using novel quantitative imaging for biomarker validation : U32
Exploring the effect of the dietary bioactive sulforaphane on tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediates in the human prostate : U33
In vitro analysis of AMPK in human prostate cancer : U34
Finding a niche. The location of human prostate stem cells : U35
Are mentorship programmes in urology effective? A systematic review. : U36
Face and content validation of the prostatic hyperplasia model and HOLEP simulator : U38
Validation of the greenlight simulator and development of a training curriculum for greenlight laser prostatectomy : U39
Urology MDTs : multi-disciplinary or multi-dysfunctional? : U40
What is the role of expert mentoring in robotic surgical simulation? A randomised controlled trial. : U41
Von Hippel Lindau renal cell carcinoma - surgical interventions, natural history and tumour growth rate : U42
Biomedical markers of response to intravesical BCG treatment in high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer : U43
We report the outcomes after robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for men with localised high-risk prostate cancer : U44
Prostate gland lengths and iceball dimensions predict micturition functional outcome following salvage prostate cryotherapy in men with radiation recurrent prostate cancer : U45
Computer aided image analysis and rapid prototyping molds using patient-specific MRI data for reliable comparison between imaging and histopathology of radical prostatectomy specimens : U46
Does a negative MRI predict the absence of prostate cancer on transperineal mapping biopsies? : U47
‘Stars the limit’- a unique bench model to aid vessel preparation skills : BP1
Effect of computer games and musical instruments on microsurgery : BP2 Gibson Prize Winner
The ‘in-out-up-down’ training model for the development of dexterity and visuospatial skills in microsurgery: a validation study : BP3
A laboratory based microsurgical training programme to aid acquisition of microsurgical skills and help surgeons to objectify trainees level of proficiency : BP4
Antibiotic use in lower limb trauma - completing the audit cycle : BP5
Should thin melanomas be offered a sentinel node biopsy - a single institution analysis : BP6
‘All tied up’ a laboratory task in developing microsurgical skills : BP7
Squamous cell carcinoma excision in a tertiary referral centre - the importance of the deep excision margin : BP8
Management of open lower limb injuries - a regional experience : BP9
Being ‘Hot’ & ‘Cold’ with accident & emergency improves compliance to CQUIN targets : BP10
Demystifying coding : BP11
Revised estimates of mortality from the Birmingham Burn Centre, 2001-2010: a continuing analysis over 65 years : BP12
Albumin supplementation offers no benefit in burn patients : BP13
‘The haves and the have nots’- plastics teaching for undergraduates. an Anglo French comparison study : BP14 Jackson Prize Winner
One-stage dynamic pelvic floor reconstruction following extra-levator laparoscopic abdomino perineal excision (ELAPE) : BP15
Taking a step in TBSA : BP16
The visor flap - a cultural solution : BP17