War surgeon to speak at RCVS virtual evening

War surgeon to speak at RCVS virtual evening
Professor David Nott

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be holding a special virtual evening event this month to celebrate the recipients of this year’s various RCVS honours and awards, which includes a talk from celebrated surgeon, author and humanitarian Professor David Nott.

The Honours & Awards Evening, which will be held entirely online, takes place via livestream from 7pm on September 10 and attendance is free and open to all members and associates of the RCVS.

The professor’s presentation is titled ‘Resilience in the face of fear and uncertainty: reflections from a doctor on the frontline’. Professor Nott is a renowned surgeon and humanitarian who, during his more than 25-year medical career, has volunteered his services to war and disaster zones across the globe.

His recently published memoir ‘War Doctor: Surgery on the Frontline’ was a bestseller and he also founded the David Nott Foundation which aims to provide surgeons and medical professionals working in some of the world’s most hostile environments with the skills and confidence they need to save lives. Professor Nott’s speech will be followed by a question and answers session.

Dr Niall Connell, RCVS president, has said that no-one who has heard the professor talk about his experienced in Syria or read his book could fail to be moved:

‘He has experienced both the very worst, but also the very best of what humanity has to offer and I am sure his speech will be equally inspiring,’ added Dr Connell.

The evening will end at around 8.15pm and those who wish to attend the free event can register their interest here