The Cutlers’ Surgical Prize for 2014 has been awarded to Dr. Neil Warren, PhD, Mr. James Ansell, BSc, MBBCh, MRCS, Dr. Pete Wall, BSc, MSc, PhD, Prof. Paul Sibbons, FIBMS, PhD, FRCPath and Mr. Jared Torkington, MS, FRCS, who have jointly designed the Ultravision™ Visual Field Clearing System for clearing surgical smoke through a process of electrostatic precipitation.
The Prize was instituted in 1981 by the late Past Master Tony Clarke to promote innovation in the design or application of surgical instruments and surgical techniques. This annual award is open to anyone who has performed outstanding work in the field of instrumentation or technical development in any branch of surgery.
The Cutlers’ Fellowship in Surgery has been awarded this year to Mr. Giles Bond-Smith MBBS BSc FRCS, a hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon, who intends to visit the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to study advanced complex laparoscopic pancreatic surgery.
The Fellowship was instituted to mark the new Millennium. The Fellowship is open to recently qualified surgeons at St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals, who wish to visit hospitals outside the United Kingdom, in order to study surgical techniques that are relevant to their chosen specialism.