SURGICAL CLINICAL EXCELLENCE NETWORK Friday, 7 April 2017
Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN
Transport from the Sage Gateshead to the Freeman Hospital will be provided on the morning of the Surgical CEN. Buses will leave at 8:15am.
AGENDA 0830-0900 Registration / Coffee 0900-0915 Introduction to Robotic SurgeryMichael Ghattas
0915-1000 Trans-Oral Robotic Palatal Surgery Nasser Nadjmi
Seminar / Live Demonstration 1000-1015 UK Experience of Robotic Palatal Surgery Marc Swan
1015-1030 Live Demonstration / Participants Use Robot Nasser Nadjmi
1030-1100 Coffee / Participants Use Robot
1100-1130 Cleft Palate Simulator and Robotic Palatal Surgery Dale Podolsky / Karen Wong-Riff
1130-1200 Live Demonstration / Participants use RobotNasser Nadjmi
1300-1400 Difficult Cases for Discussion 1440-1500 Plan projects for 2016-2017
Business Meeting 1500-1530 Cleft CollectiveYvonne Wren
Public transport To help you get in and around Newcastle more easily, link onto the Nexus Tyne & Wear passenger transport website. Here you will find travel details for all public transport including bus routes into and out of the city centre, the extensive underground Metro system, the cross Tyne ferry service, and local rail services.
The nearest station to the hospital is Longbenton. Exit the station and cross over Benton Park Road to Cosgrove Court. Follow the path at the end of Cosgrove Court to the rear of the hospital.
For information about public transport:
tel: Traveline 0871 200 2233.
High speed rail links Access to all our hospitals in Newcastle is easy with high speed rail links directly to Newcastle's Central Station from many destinations in England and Scotland. We are less than an hour and a half away from both Leeds and Edinburgh, and you can get here directly from London Kings Cross, Peterborough Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow in just 3 hours or less.
Find out more information on times and fares at the National Express East Coast and Virgin Trains websites.
Driving to Newcastle Newcastle is easily accessible if you are driving or prefer to travel by coach with major road routes straight to the centre from both the north (A1) and south (A1M) and from the west (A69).
This means you can get here from Carlisle in under an hour and a half, from Leeds, York and Sheffield in less than 2 hours and from Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow in 3 hours or less.
Fly direct to Newcastle International Airport Newcastle's International Airport is just 20 minutes away from the city centre which is easily accessible by the local Metro system, car or taxi. Direct flights are available in less than an hour from many parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Exeter and London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted).
There are a number of daily connections with many major cities in Europe including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, and Paris and regular flights come and go from many other European destinations including Faro, Malaga, Murcia, Palma Mallorca and Tenerife, all accessible by reasonably priced airlines such as Easyjet, Jet2, Flybe and Ryanair.
Newcastle can also be reached directly from as far afield as Dubai, all year round, and Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Canada during the summer months when regular scheduled flights are available. Click onto Newcastle International Airport to find out more about direct flights to Newcastle.