Events and engagement opportunities

King’s Health Partners: Virtual Academic Surgical Grand Rounds

Join our innovative and dynamic lecture series to inform practising surgeons, undergraduate and postgraduate trainees who aspire to be surgeons, along with allied healthcare professionals who support day-to-day work, about the latest themes in surgery.

The aim is simple; to provide a framework in which the King's Health Partners surgical community can come together and network, develop friendships and relationships with national and international colleagues, present high-quality research and inform others of progress in their specialist field.

Stay tuned on our events pages for the latest events in the series

Celebrating pioneering surgeons through our Grand Round Professorships

Our flagship Academic Surgery Grand Rounds series offer our visiting lecturers a Professorship, which we have chosen to after two prominent surgeons in history.

The first is Sir Astley Paston Cooper, who was a famed anatomist and surgeon operating in the late 1700s and early 1800s, recognised for his work at Guy’s Hospital which has a Dialysis Unit named after him. He was known in particular for vascular surgery, surgery for hernia, aneurysm, otology and serving as president for the Royal College of Surgeons. The second surgeon is Margaret Bulkley, who was also known throughout their life as Dr James Barry. Operating throughout the late 1700s and early 1800s, Bulkley-Barry was a famed military surgeon and performed the first ever recorded and successful caesarean section. Bulkley-Barry was a pioneer both in their professional and personal life, as they lived as a man but it was in fact discovered upon their death that they were female and had even given birth. We want to honour this individual as a pioneer whilst respecting their gender identity choice - which is why we have chosen to name this series the Bulkley-Barry-Cooper Professorship. You can read more about their fascinating life in our guest article by the esteemed author, Jeremy Dronfield.

Catch-up on previous King's Health Partners Academic Surgery workshops 

You can register can view previous events from the King's Health Partners Academic Surgery workshops by registering to our Learning Hub, or click on the links below: 

Contact us

Interested in engaging with the King's Health Partners Academic Surgery? You can contact Prof Prokar Dasgupta at