Publications

Neil Harrison

Harrison N, Owen L, Somerville S, Stirling K and Ker J.  (2014) The Why, the What and the How of Simulation Based Education: Preparing for the Future.  Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students.  Chapter 9.  Nova Science Publishers.

George Hogg

Hogg G, Miller D. The effects of an enhanced simulation programme on medical students’ confidence responding to clinical deterioration. BMC medical education. 2016 Jun 10;16(1):161

Gregory A, Hogg G, Ker J. Innovative teaching in situational awareness. The clinical teacher. 2015 Oct 1;12(5):331-5

Christie P, Keith G, Hogg G. Caring for People with a Learning Disability or Complex Care Needs: An Evaluation of a Student Selected Component for Medical Students. Health and Social Care Education. 2014 Jan 1:1-7

Stirling K, Hogg G, Ker J, Anderson F, Hanslip J, Byrne D. Using simulation to support doctors in difficulty. The clinical teacher. 2012 Oct 1;9(5):285-9

Stirling K, Smith G, Hogg G. The benefits of a ward simulation exercise as a learning experience. British Journal of Nursing. 2012 Jan 26;21(2):116-2

Hogg G, Ker J, Stewart F. Over the counter clinical skills for pharmacists. The clinical teacher. 2011 Jun 1;8(2):109-13

Roderick McLeod

McLeod R. Mires, G. and Ker, J., 2012. Direct Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessment in the undergraduate setting. The Clinical Teacher, 9 (4) pp. 228-232

McLeod, R., 2012. Evaluating the effect of music on patient anxiety during minor plastic surgery. Journal of Perioperative practice, 22 (1) pp.14-18

McLeod, R, Mires, G. and Ker, J S., 2011. The use of the Direct Observation of Procedural skills (DOPS) assessment tool in the clinical setting- the perception of students. International Journal of Clinical Skills (IJOCS), 5 (2) pp. 77-82

McLeod, R, Mires. And Ker, J., 2009. "Evaluating the educational impact of Direct Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS) on final year medical students" International Journal of Clinical Skills, (IJOCS), 3(3) pp.147-150

Kellett,C,  Stirling, K,  McLeod, R,  Dent,J, and  Boscainos, P., 2009 Development of an undergraduate medical student theatre etiquette course” International Journal of Clinical Skills (IJOCS) 3 (2) pp. 70-72. .

Andrew McGuire

McGuire, A., McEwan, T., Stafford, D. and Ker, J. (2015), Pharmacy support in developing prescribing skills. Clin Teach, 12: 408–412. doi:10.1111/tct.12324

Caroline Shepherd

Shepherd C, Ambrose L, Somerville S, Ker J.  Medical undergraduates Competence and

Confidence in Basic Life support skills. International Journal of Clinical Skills 2008 Vol 2 Issue 1 Pages 30 - 33

Ben Shippey

Foulds LT, McGuire BE. Shippey BJ.  A randomised crossover trial comparing the McGrath® Series 5 videolarngoscope with the Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with cervical spine immobilisation. Anaesthesia 2016; doi:10.1111/anae.13384 1-6. published 5 Feb 2016. 71(4) 437-442 April 2016

Schyma B, Gobindram A, Joseph A, Kam JW, Shippey B, Chew K. Face to Face.  Airway Management of the Trapped (Racing) Driver.  WCA 2016

Moneypenny M, Shippey B. Improving recognition of auscultated sounds without losing fidelity in simulation scenarios. Stewart A, SCSN Conference 22-23 April 2015

Shippey BJ. RCoA Bulletin article ‘Medical students and perioperative medicine: balance vision and content. July 2015 edition

Dalrymple K, Williamson P, Wilson G, Shippey B. Reducing sample rejections in primary care. The Annual Serious Hazards of Transfusion Symposium 2014 SHOT Annual Meeting Salford Quays Manchester July 2014

Walker JL, Irvine J, Shippey B.  An audit of Scottish anaesthesia trainee’s experiences in critically ill patient transfers. Scottish Society of Anaesthetists Annual Meeting Crieff, May 2013

Chandrasekharan S, Nunn K, Jiwaji Z, Harvey R, Adamson J, Shippey B. Simulation facilitated training for junior doctors working within surgical high dependency. Foundation-Level Approach in the Surgical HDN NHS Fife Monthly tutorial

Robert JC Steele

Quyn AJ, Fraser CG, Stanners G, Carey FA, Shaukat A, Steele RJC . Uptake trends in the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme and the influences of age, sex and deprivation.  J Med Screening (in press)

Steele RJC. The FAST (Faecal Haemoglobin Concentration, Age and Sex Test) Score: development and external validation of a simple prediction tool for colorectal cancer detection in symptomatic patients

on behalf of the COLONPREDICT study investigators. International Journal of Cancer. February 2017

Anderson A, Caswell S, Macleod M,  Steele RBerg J, Dunlop J, Stead M, Eadie D & O'Carroll R E.  Health behaviors and their relationship with disease control in people attending genetic clinics with a family history of breast or colorectal cancer.  Journal of Genetic Counseling. 26, 1, 40-51 12; Feb 2017

Richards C H , Ventham N T , Mansouri D, Wilson M, Ramsay G, Mackay CD, Parnaby CN, Smith D, On J, Speake D, McFarlane G, Neo YN, Aitken E, Forrest C, Knight K, McKay A, Nai, H, Mulholland C, Robertson JH, Carey FA & 2 others. An evidence-based treatment algorithm for colorectal polyp cancers: results from the Scottish Screen-detected Polyp Cancer Study (SSPoCS). Gut 8; Oct 2016

Quyn AJ, Vujovi, Z, Ziyaie DSteele RJC & Campbell KL. Laparoscopic assisted colonoscopy: results and follow up endoscopic success. Colorectal Disease. 18(10);  0376-0379 4; Oct 2016

Digby JFraser CGCarey FA, Lang J, Stanners G & Steele RJC. Journal of Medical Screening. 23(3); 130-134 5; Aug 2016

Steele RJC.  Interval cancers using a quantitative faecal immunochemical test (FIT) for haemoglobin when colonoscopy capacity is limited.   Endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer?  Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland. 14(4);179 1; Aug 2016

Steele RJC, Stanners G, Lang J, Brewster DH, Carey FA & Fraser CG. Interval cancers in a national colorectal cancer screening programme.   United European Gastroenterology Journal. 4(4) 587-594 8; Aug 2016

Barnett KN, Weller D, Smith S, Orbell S, Vedsted P, Steele RJC, Melia JW, Moss SM, Patnick J & Campbell C. Understanding of a negative bowel screening result and potential impact on future symptom appraisal and help-seeking behaviour: a focus group study.  Health Expectations. 9; Jul 2016

Negm OH, Hamed MR, Schoen R E, Whelan RL,  Steele RJ, Scholefield J, Dilnot EM, Shantha Kumara HMC, Robertson JFR & Sewell HF. Human blood autoantibodies in the detection of colorectal cancer. PLoS ONE. 11, 7, 14; e0156971 Jul 2016

Steele RJC. Report of ACPGBI President. Colorectal Disease. 18(7); 664-666 3; Jul 2016

Digby JFraser CGCarey FA, Diament RH, Balsitis M & Steele RJC. Faecal haemoglobin concentration is related to detection of advanced colorectal neoplasia in the next screening round. Journal of Medical Screening. 7 Jul 2016

Young GP, Senore C, Mandel JS, Allison J E, Atkin WS, Benamouzig R, Bossuyt PMM, Silva MD, Guittet L, Halloran SP, Haug U, Hoff G, Itzkowitz SH, Leja M, Levin B, Meijer GA, O'Morain CA, Parry S, Rabeneck L, Rozen P & 6 others. Recommendations for a step-wise comparative approach to the evaluation of new screening tests for colorectal cancer. Cancer. 12(6); 826-839 14; Mar 2016

Miles A,  McClements PL, Steele RJC, Redeker C, Sevdalis N & Wardle J. Perceived diagnostic delay and cancer-related distress: A cross-sectional study of patients with colorectal cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 26(1); 29-36 8; Feb 2106

Benton S, Steele R Logan R, Djedovic N, Smith S & Addison C. NICE referral guidelines for suspected cancer: colorectal cancer and faecal occult blood testing. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry. 53(1); 7-9 3; Jan 2016

Benjie Tang

Michael Wilson, Mahbub Alam, Benjie Tang, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani. A standardised training tool to assess the proficiency-gain curve of a novice laparoscopic camera assistant. J Surg Res (2017) (in press)

Sichuan Hou, Gillian Ross, Iain Tait, Paul Halliday, Benjie Tang. Development and validation of a novel restructured animal tissue model for training TransUrethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). J Surg Edu (2017) (in press)

Catherine Paterson, Sarah McLuckie, Chin Yew-Fung, Benjie Tang, Stephen Laing, Ghulam Nabi. Videotaping of surgical procedures and outcomes following extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for clinically localised prostate cancer. J Surg Oncology 2016 Dec;114(8):1016-1023. doi: 10.1002/jso.24484. Epub 2016 Dec 12

Boghdady EI, Tang B, Tait I, Alijani A. The effect of a simple intra-procedural checklist on the task performance of laparoscopic novices. Am J Surg 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.07.019.

Bohdady M.E., Tang B, Alijani A. The effect of a performance based intra-procedural checklist on a simulated emergency laparoscopic task in novice surgeons. Surg Endosc (2016). doi:10.1007/s00464-016-5223-0

Coleman S, Tapia-Siles C, Pakleppa M, Vorstius J, Keatch R, Tang B, Cuschieri A. A hydraulically driven colonoscope. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Aldeghaither S, Tang B, Alijani A, McLean D, Wright E, Wang ZG, Tait I, Cuschieri A. Liver retraction system by C3 muco-adhesive polymer films for laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc (2016), 30(7), 2834-2839. DOI 10.1007/s004645-015-4563-5

Rai Bhavan P., Stolzenburg Jens-Uwe, Healy Samuel, Tang Benjie, Jones Patrick, Sweeney Clare, Somani Bhaskar K., Biyani Chandra Shekhar, and Nabi Ghulam. Preliminary Validation of Thiel Embalmed Cadavers for Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2015, 29(5): 595-603

Ghazanfar MA, Cook MJ, Tang B, Tait IS, Alijani A. The effect of divided attention on laparoscopic task performance. Surg Endosc 2015 Mar;29(3):614-9. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3708-2. Epub 2014 Jul 17

Johnston T, Tang B, Alijani A, Tait I, Steele R, Ker J, Nabi G. Laparoscopic surgical skills are significantly improved by the use of a portable laparoscopic simulator: results of a randomised controlled trial. World J Surg:37(5):957-64; 2013

Rimonda R, Tang B, Brown S, Cuschieri A . Comparison of endoscopic task performance with crossed versus uncrossed straight and curved instruments through a single port. Surg Endosc 26(12):3605-11; 2012

Tang B, Hou S, Cuschieri A. Ergonomics of and technologies for single-port laparoscopic surgery. Minim Invasive Ther Technol 21(1):46-54; 2012

Prasad RB, Tang B, Eisma R, Soames R, Wen H, Nabi G. A qualitative assessment of human cadavers embalmed by Thiel's method used in laparoscopic training for renal resection. Anat Sci Educ;5(3):182-6; 2012

Laird A, Stewart GD, Hou SC, Tang B, McLornan ME, Riddick ACP, McNeill SA. A novel bovine model for training laparoscopic surgeons for laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. J Endourolog 25(8):1377-83; 2011

Tang B, Tait I, Ross G, Chien P. Development and use of a restructured animal tissue model for training laparoscopic salpingostomy and salpingectomy. J Mini Invasi Gynec 18(6):785-91; 2011

Cuschieri A, Tang B. Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) and Observational Clinical HRA. (2010) MITAT: 19(1): 12-17; 2010

Brown DC, Miskovic D, Tang B, Hanna GB. Established skills in open surgery on the proficiency gain process on laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc: 24 (6): 1420-6; 2010

Song C, Tang B, Campbell P, Cuschieri A. Thermal spread and heat absorbance during dissection by bipolar electrosurgical instruments: differences between open and laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc: 23(11): 2480 -7; 2009

Wu X, Thomson G, Tang B. An Investigation into the impact of safety features on the ergonomic of surgical scalpels. Appl Ergon: 40 (3): 424-32; 2009

Talebpour M, Alijani A, Hanna GB, Moosa Z, Tang B, Cuschieri A. A Proficiency-Gain Curve for an advanced laparoscopic procedure defined by Observation Clinical Human Reliability Assessment (OC-HRA). Surg Endosc: 22 (8): 1838-44; 2008

Elneel FHF, Carter F, Tang B, Cuschieri A. Extent of innate dexterity and ambidexterity across handedness and gender: Implications for training in laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc: 22(1):31-7; 2008

Wang Z, Wang L, Tang B, Frank T, Brown S, Cuschieri A. Retraction by surface ferromagnetisation of target tissues: Preliminary studies on feasibility of magnetic retraction for endoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc: 22(8):1834-44. Epub 2007 Dec 11; 2008

Reyes DAG, Tang B, Cuschieri A. Minimal access surgery (MAS) – related surgeon morbidity syndromes. Surg Endosc: 20(1): 1-13; 2006

Tang B, Cuschieri A. Conversion during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: risk factors and effects on patient outcome. J Gastrointest Surg: 10(7): 1081-1091; 2006

Tang B, Hanna GB, Carter FJ, Adamson GD, Martindale JP, Cuschieri A. Competence assessment of laparoscopic operative and cognitive skills: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) or Observational Clinical Human Reliability Analysis (OCHRA). World J Surg: 30(4): 527-53; 2006

Tang B, Hanna GB, Cuschieri A. Analysis of errors enacted by surgical trainees during skills training courses. Surgery: 138(7): 14-20; 2005

Tang B, Hanna GB, Bax NMA, Cuschieri A. Analysis of technical surgical errors during laparoscopic pyloromyotomy of congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Surg Endosc:18(12): 1716-1720; 2004

Tang B, Hanna GB, Joice P, Cuschieri A. Identification and categorization of technical errors by Observational Clinical Human Reliability Assessment (OCHRA). Arch Surg: 139(11):1215-1220; 2004

Published abstracts and presentations to learned societies

Michael El Boghdady, Gobinath Ramakrishnan, Benjie Tang, Afshin Alijani. A comparative study of six generic visual components of 2D vs 3D laparoscopic images
The Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS), The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, 18th and 19th January 2017 ( SARS, Patey Prize session)

Catherine Paterson, Sarah McLuckie, Chin Yew-Fung, Thineskrishna Anbarasan, Benjie Tang, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Ghulam Nabi. Videotaping of surgical procedures and complications following extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for clinically localised prostate cancer
2016 World Congress of Endourology, 8 - 12 November 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Michael El Boghdady, Samer Zino, Benjie Tang, Afshin Alijani . A lab-based comparison of the lateral thermal spread of coagulation vs cutting modes of laparoscopic hook diathermy in porcine intestine
The ALSGBI Scientific Meeting 2016, London on 10/11 November 2016

Benjie Tang, Gillian Ross, Afshin Alijani, Pradeep Patil, Iain Tait, Francesco Polignano. Restructured animal tissue model for training in laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery – a 5 year experience
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Amsterdam, 15-18 June, 2016

Michael El Boghdady, Benjie Tang, Peter Donnan, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani. The study of a performance based intra-procedural checklist on an emergency simulated laparoscopic task
Barts & The London National Surgical Conference, London, 13th February 2016 (Prize: best oral presentation)

S. A. Coleman, S. C. Tapia-Siles, M. Pakleppa, J. B. Vorstius, R. Keatch, B. Tang, A. Cuschieri. A hydraulically driven colonoscope
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Amsterdam, 15-18 June, 2016

G Ramakrishnan, M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The effect of change of angle, area, distance, volume, curvature and spatial coordinates on surgical task performance in 2D vs 3D laparoscopy
International Surgical Congress of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016

A Alam, M Wilson, B Tang, I Tait, A Alijani. A standardised tool to assess the proficiency-gain curve of a novice laparoscopic camera assistant
International Surgical Conference of ASGBI, Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016

Michael El Boghdady, B Tang, P Donnan, I Tait, A Alijani. The effect of a self-administered performance based intra-procedural checklist on an emergency simulated laparoscopic task performance
The Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS), Royal College of Surgeons of London, 6th and 7th January 2016. BJS, 2016, 103 Suppl S3, 6-49. DOI, OI: 10.1002/bjs.10158

Michael El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The formulation of a simple error reduction checklist to be applied by junior trainees during laparoscopic tasks
Barts & The London National Surgical Conference, London, 13th February 2016

Michael El Boghdady, Benjie Tang, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani. The study of a simple intra-procedural checklist on the laparoscopic task performance of novices
Barts & The London National Surgical Conference, London, 13th February 2016

M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The effect of a self-administered intra-procedural checklist on the laparoscopic task performance of novice surgeons
University of Dundee School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and School of Nursing & Health Sciences Annual Research Symposium, Crieff, 25th and Friday 26th February 2016

M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. Comparison between the effect of a self-administered and a trainer-administered surgical checklist on the laparoscopic task performance.
ASiT International Surgical Conference, Liverpool, 18th to 20th March 2016

M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The effect of trainee-administered versus trainer-administered methods in applying a surgical checklist during a laparoscopic task
International Surgical Congress of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016

M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The study of a simple error reduction checklist on the laparoscopic task performance of higher surgical trainees
International Surgical Congress of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Belfast, 11th to 13th May 2016

M El Boghdady, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The formulation of a simple error reduction checklist to be applied by junior trainees during laparoscopic
International congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.), Amsterdam, 15th to 18th June 2016

M El Boghdady, G Ramakrishnan, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. Operator’s visual symptoms in 2D versus 3D International congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.), Amsterdam, 15th to 18th June 2016

MEl Boghdady, B Tang, I Tait, A Alijani. The effect of trainee-administered versus trainer-administered methods in applying a surgical checklist during a laparoscopic task
International Surgical Conference of ASGBI, Belfast, 11th to13th May 2016

MEl Boghdady, B Tang, I Tait, A Alijani. The effect of a self-administered performance based intra-procedural checklist on the laparoscopic learning curve of novice surgeons
The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI), Southport, 26th and 27th November 2015. March 2016, Volume 30, Supplement 1, pp 185-210

B Tang, I Tait, G Ross, A Alijani, P Patil. Use of a restructured animal tissue model for training in laparoscopic appendicectomy for surgical trainees – a 10 year experience
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Bucharest, 3rd to 6th June, 2015. (Oral presentation) March 2016, Volume 30, Supplement 1

B Tang, I Tait, G Ross, P Patil, A Alijani. A novel model to simulate abdominal adhesion for surgical trainees to practice laparoscopic adhesiolysis
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Bucharest, 3rd to 6th June, 2015. (Poster) March 2016, Volume 30, Supplement 1

B Tang, A Alijani, S Hou, K Campbell, G Nabi, I Tait, R Eisam, P Patil. A better use of human cadavers for multiple laparoscopic procedures training in different specialities and timeline
26th International conference of Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), P75, Shanghai, 18th -20th Sept 2014

S Hou, G Ross, I Tait, B Tang. Developing novel models for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and bladder tumour (TURBt) training
26th International conference of Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), P80, Shanghai, 18th-20th Sept 2014

B Tang, G Ross, Z Vujovic, Z Ziyiae, K Campbell. A Bovine Torso Model for Training Colorectal Surgeons in Laparoscopic Rectal Dissection
International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1): 201
MA Ghazanfar, B Tang, MJ Cook, IS Tait, A Alijani. The effect of divided attention on novice and experts in laparoscopic task performance
The Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS), Robinson College, University of Cambridge, 8th & 9th January 2014, BJS 2014; 101(S1) 2-49

B Tang, Syed Kazmi, Iain Tait, Gillian Ross. Combining a complex prosection anatomical model with a synthetic simulator for laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal hernia (TEP) repair
International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):49

B Tang, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani, Ken Campbell, Ghulam Nabi, Roos Eisma. Planning courses using Thiel fixed human cadavers for multiple laparoscopic procedures training in different specialties and time scale
International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):202

Alam Asmm, Benjie Tang, Iain Tait, Afshin Alijani. Objective assessment of laparoscopic image navigation task performance
International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):46

MA Ghazanfar, B Tang, MJ Cook, IS Tait, A Alijani. Effect of auditory distraction on bimanual laparoscopic task performance of expert surgeons
International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015; 102(S1):46

MA Ghazanfar, B Tang, MJ Cook, IS Tait, A Alijani. Relationship between error rate, error probability and level of expertise in laparoscopic task performance
International Surgical conference of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), Harrogate, 30th April to 2nd May 2014. BJS 2015: 102(S1):45

Benjie Tang, Bhavn Ria, Iain Tait, Shekhar Biyani, Ghulam Nabi. A calf model for laparoscopic nephrectomy training
The International Conference of Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET), Harrogate, 30th to 2nd May. BJS 2015: 102 (S1): 203

Saud Aldeghaither, Benjie Tang, Donald McLean, Emma Wright, Zhigang Wang ,Afshin Alijani, Iain Tait, Alfred Cuschieri. A novel method of retraction in minimal access surgery using bioadhesive films
Society for American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES ), Salt Lake City, UT, April 2-5, 2014. Surg Endosc 2014; 28: S1-53

Benjie Tang, Afshin Alijani, Ken Campbell, Ghulam Nabi, Roos Eisma, Iain Tait. Maximizing the use of Thiel fixed human cadavers for multiple laparoscopic procedures training in different specialties and time
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Paris, 25th to 28th June, 2014. Surg Endosc (2015) 29: S56

EJ Caruana, JH Robertson, B Tang, IS Tait, KL Campbell. Surgeons prefer seeing three dimensions when suturing laparoscopically
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Paris, 25th to 28th June, 2014.Surg Endosc (2015) 29: S238.

EJ Caruana, JH Robertson, B Tang, IS Tait, KL Campbell. Three dimensional vision increases speed in laparoscopic suturing
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Paris, 25th to 28th June, 2014. Surg Endosc (2015) 29: S35

S. Khalid Aldeghaither, B Tang, D Mclean, E Wright, A Alijani, I Tait, A Cuschieri. A Novel Method of Retraction in Minimal Access Surgery Using Bioadhesive Films
European Society for Surgical Research, 22th to 24thMay, Budapest, Hungary.

MA Ghazanfar, MJ Cook, B Tang, IS Tait, A Alijani. The effect of divided attention on laparoscopic task performance
The National Surgical Symposium (NSS) conference, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, 23rd November 2013.

SS Ubee, B Tang, R Eisma, G Nabi, C Biyani. Laparoscopic Renal Resection Training in Cadavers Embalmed Using Thiel’s Method: Development and Evaluation of Skills Learning
Minimally Invasive Surgery Week. SLS • AIMIS • CJMIS • CRSA • IPPS • ISGE • NESA • RAMSES • SMIT. Annual Meeting & Endo Expo 2013, Reston, VA (Washington D.C.), Aug 2013

B Rai, S Healy, M Raslan, B Tang, Nabi G. Face Validity Study of Cadavers Using Thiel Method of Embalming for Endoscopic Surgery in Urology
The International Conference of Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET), Harrogate, 30th to 2nd May. BJS 2015; 102(S1): 210

Geraghty A, Tang B, Tait I, Maran N, Monepenny M. Managing Surgical Crisis: pilot experience of a simulation based non-technical skills course
Association of simulated patients in healthcare 2013.

Tang B, Tait I, Alijani A, Campbell K, Nabi G, Eisma R. Use of Thiel fixed human cadavers for laparoscopic surgery training for multiple laparoscopic procedures
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Vienna, June, 2013. Surg Endosc 2014; 28:S54-191

Riaz MK, Tang B, Tait IS, Alijani A, Yap D. Randomised controlled trail of the impact of an ideal feedback system on remodelling the psychodynamic approach of laparoscopic surgical trainees
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Vienna, June, 2013. Surg Endosc 2014;28: S42

Ubeel SA, Tang B, Eisam R, Biyani C, Nabi G. Laparoscopic renal resection training in cadavers embalmed using Thiel's method: development and evaluation of skills learning
2013 World Congress of Endourology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, October 22-26, 2013. J Endourol 2013; 27 (Suppl, 1): A29.

Riaz M, Tang B, Welbourn R, Tait I, Alijani A. Randomised controlled trial of the impact of an ideal feedback system on remodelling the psychodynamic approach of laparoscopic surgical trainees Association's 2013 International Surgical Congress, ‘A Century of Surgery’ in Glasgow.’ Br J Surg 2013; 100(Suppl,7):191

L Manfredi, Z Xu, B Tang, C Song, A Cuschieri. Augmented reality in Minimal Access Surgery: comparative study of two second generation see-through head mounted displays for augmented reality. SAGES, Baltimore, MD April 17-20, 2013

Riaz M, Tang B, Welbourn R, Tait I, Alijani A. Video Error Signature Feedback (VESF) Significantly Improves Laparoscopic Surgical Task Performance: a Randomised Controlled Trial
Scottish Clinical Skills Conference , August 2012, Edinburgh

Tang B, McMillan M, Kazmi S, Tait I. Development and use of a synthetic model for training in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Brussels, June, 2012. Surg Endosc 2013; 27 (Suppl,1):S82

Koch SMP, Campbell KL, Tang B, McMillan M, Ross G, Ziyaie D. Pig model for training in laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery.. Brussels, June, 2012. Surg Endosc 2013; 27 (Suppl, 1): S82

Johnston T, Tang B, Alijani A, Ker J, Steele R, Nabi G. Laparoscopic skills are significantly improved by the use of portable laparoscopic simulators: results of RCT
AUA Annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 2012. J Urol 2012; 187 (Suppl, S) E613

Tang B, Prasad RB, McMillan M, Nabi G. Calf-tissue model for retro and transperitoneal laparoscopic training: A model to teach laparoscopic nephrectomy
The 29th World Congress of Endourology and SWL (WCE2011), Kyoto, Japan, November 30 to December 3, 2011. J Endourol 2011; 25 (Suppl, 1) : A28

Johnston T, Tang B, Alijani A, Tait I, Ker J, Nabi G. Laparoscopic surgical skills are significantly improved by the use of a potable laparoscopic simulator: results of a randomised controlled trail
International surgical congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland(ASGBI), Liverpool, England, May 2012. Br J Surg 2012; 100(Suppl, 6): 57-58

Johnston T, Tang B, Nabi G. Portable simulators training enhances the laparoscopic skills acquisition: Randomised controlled trial
The 29th World Congress of Endourology and SWL (WCE2011), Kyoto, Japan, November 30 to December 3, 2011. J Endourol 2011; 25 (Suppl, 1): A28

Tang B, Prasad RB, Eisma R, Soames R, Nabi G. Quality of laparoscopic training for renal resection using Thiel cadavers
The 29th World Congress of Endourology and SWL (WCE2011), Kyoto, Japan, November 30 to December 3, 2011. J Endourol 2011; 25 (Suppl, 1): A28

Maher PS, Brown SI, Frank TG, Kelly LB, Tang B, Cuschieri A. Dundee anchored and retraction tether system(DARTS)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Washington, April, 2011. Surg Endosc 2011; 25 (Suppl, 1): S256

Santoni N, Gallagher M, Hogg G, Tang B, Boscainos P. MBChB Undergraduate Surgical Skills Teaching- A Pilot Study
International Association for Medical Education. Glasgow, September 2010

Tang B, Tait I, Cuschieri A. Laparoscopic suturing skills can be learned and acquired independently at early stage of surgical training
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Geneva, June, 2010. Surg Endosc 2011; 25 (Suppl, 1): S146

McMillian MI, Tang B, Christie, Parkin I, Kazmi S. Complex anatomical model for skills acquistion to synthetic simulators for total extraperitoneal hernia repair (TEP)
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Prague, June, 2009. Surg Endosc 2010; 24 (Suppl, 1):S153

Ross G, Chien P, Tang B, Christie L. Novel training models for skills acquisition in there laparoscopic gynaecological procedures
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Prague, June, 2009. Surg Endosc 2010; 24 (Suppl, 1): S152

Tang B, Christie L, Gordon B, Cuschieri. The junior surgical trainees’ opinion on acquisition of laparoscopic suturing skills
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Prague, June, 2009. Surg Endosc 2010; 24(Suppl, 1): S153

Tang B, Christie L, Cuschieri A. Comparison tasks performed between two teaching approaches used during laparoscopy training courses: watching live operation and edited procedure
World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Yokohama, Japan, September, 2008

McMillian MI, Tang B, Christie L, Campbell K. Novel Training Model for Skills Acquisition in Minimally Invasive Procedures for Prolapsed Haemorrhoids
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Stockholm, June 2008. Surg Endosc 2009; 23(Suppl, 1):S58

Tang B, Song C, Campbell P, Cuschieri A. Preliminary experience in use of the new multifunctional LigaSure AdvanceTM device for tissue dissection, hemostasis, and vascular division.

Tang B, Song C, Campbell P, Cuschieri A. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, April 2008. In Surg Endosc 22 (Suppl 1) 2008; S248

Song C, Tang B, Campbell P, Cuschieri A. Thermal spread, heat absorbance and device degradation during engergised electrosurgery by open and laparoscopic surgery: randomised experimental study in pigs. Song C, Tang B, Campbell P, Cuschieri A.
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, April 2008. In Surg Endosc 22 (Suppl 1) 2008; S282.

Wang Z, Wang L, Tang B, Frank TG, Brown SI, Cuschieri A. Surgical procedures assisted by tissue ferromagetisation surface magnetic retraction for mucosal dissection. Wang Z, Wang L, Tang B, Frank TG, Brown SI, Cuschieri A. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Greece, July 2007. In Surg Endosc 22( Suppl) 2008; S44

Tang B, Christie L, Carter F, Cuschier A Learning and assessment of laparoscopic suturing skills during advanced laparoscopic skills course. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Greece, July 2007. In Surg Endosc 22( Suppl) 2008; S46

Cater FJ, Tang B, Byrne D. Contrast validation of a virtual reality simulator for endoscopic resection of bladder and prostate tumours.
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Greece, July 2007. In Surg Endosc 22( Suppl) 2008; S42

Tang B, Christie L, Carter F, Cuschieri A. Assessment the relationship between laparoscopic cognitive knowledge and opeartive skills competence acquisition
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Greece, July 2007. In Surg Endosc 22( Suppl) 2008; S12

Song C, Tang B, Brown S, Campbell P, Frank T, Cuschieri A. Development and laboratory trial exploring use of infrared endoscopy during energized surgical procedure Clinical Temperature Measurement & Thermography, 2 May 2007, Cardiff
Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Las Vegas, March 2007

Hussain M, Tang B, Cuschieri A. Assessment of trainees for their laparoscopic technical errors by external error modes (EEMs) identification
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Berlin, September 2006. In Surg Endosc 21( Suppl) 2007; S102

Hussain M, Tang B, Cuschieri A, Objective assessment of surgical trainees for their technical errors by Observational Clinical Human Reliability Analysis
The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, September 2006. in JSLS 10(3), 2006

Song C, Tang B, Carter F, Campbell P, Frank T, Cuschieri A. Seeing the heat - development and evaluation of an infrared endoscope
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Berlin, September 2006

Tang B, Carter FJ, Christie L, Byrne D. Design of physical training models for the learning of resection skills for TransUrethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) and of Bladder tumour (TURBt)
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Berlin, September 2006. In Surg Endosc 21( Suppl) 2007; S102

Tang B, Hanna GB, Carter FJ, Adamson GD, Martindale JP, Cuschieri A. Training of surgical trainees in laparoscopic operative component skills has to be flexible and individualised. International Society of Surgery (Lloyd M. Nyhus Prize Session at ISW 2005)
Durban, August 2005

Hussain M, Tang B, Martindale JP, Cuschieri A. Assessment of technical surgical errors committed during training courses by observational clinical human reliability assessment
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Glasgow, April 2005. In Br J Surg 2005 92 (Suppl. 1); 51

Tang B, Hanna GB, Martindale JP, Carter FJ, Adamson GD, Cuschieri A. Use of observational clinical human reliability assessment and objective structured clinical examination for assessment of laparoscopic skills
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Venice, June 2005. In Surg Endosc 20 (Suppl 1) 2006; S198

Carter FJ, Tang BJ, Farrell S, Cutler A, Christie L, Hogg G, Adamson G, Martindale JP, Cuschieri A. Comparison of different techniques for formation of a laparoscopic knot using knot quality score and video error analysis
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Barcelona, June 2004

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Joice P, Cuschieri A. Trainees commit more consequential execution errors than their senior colleagues- A human reliability analysis
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Barcelona, June 2004
Tang B, Hanna GB, Joice P, Cuschieri A. Documentation of high risk–zone in laparoscopic surgery by Observational Clinical Human Reliability Assessment (OCHRA)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Denver, March 2004. In Surg Endosc 18 (Suppl 1) 2004; S235. Society of Academic and Research Surgery, Belfast, May 2004. In Br J Surg 91(9) 2004;1220

Carter FJ, Francis NK, Tang BJ, Cuschieri A. Validation of an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) with error analysis of a simulated surgical procedure
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Glasgow, June 2003. In Surg Endosc 18 (Suppl 1) 2004; S24

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Nassar AHM, Cuschieri A. A comparison of frequency of errors observed in two different technique of tissue dissection in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Glasgow, June 2003. In Surg Endosc 18 (Suppl 1) 2003; S76

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Cuschieri A. Pattern of errors committed with electrical hook and scissors during laparoscopic cholecystectomy-a human reliability analysis
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Glasgow, June 2003. In Surg Endosc 18 (Suppl 1) 2004; S76

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Nassar AHM, Cuschieri A. Chance phenomenon of consequential and inconsequential errors in laparoscopic surgery
Society of Academic and Research Surgery (Patey prize session), Leeds, January 2003. Society of University Surgeons, Houston, February 2003. In Br J Surg 90(5) 2003; 621

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Bax NMA, Cuschieri A. Errors enacted by different instruments during laparoscopic pyloromyotomy- a human reliability analysis
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Lisbon 2002. In Surg Endosc 17 (Suppl 1) 2003; S51

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Bax NMA, Cuschieri A Errors and underlying mechanisms enacted during laparoscopic pyloromyotomy-a human reliability analysis
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Lisbon 2002. In Surg Endosc 17 (Suppl 1) 2003; S51

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Cuschieri A. Instrument error probability and error patterns during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in clinical practice and training courses- a human reliability analysis
The Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, Dublin 2002

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Nassar AHM, Cuschieri A. Method of tissue dissection and instrument error probability during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a human reliability analysis
European Association for endoscopic Surgery, Maastricht 2001. In Surg Endosc 16 (Suppl 1) 2002; S14

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Nassar AHM, Cuschieri A. Use of human reliability analysis technique to analyze errors and the underlying psychology mechanisms in 200 of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (Storz award session), Maastricht 2001. In Surg Endosc 16 (Suppl 1) 2002; S2

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Nassar AHM, Cuschieri A. Use of human reliability analysis techniques to identify errors committed with different instruments
European Society of Surgery (Award session), Poland 2000

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Dunkley P, Cuschieri A. Use of human reliability analysis to evaluate training on laparoscopic cholecystectomy
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Nice 2000. In Surg Endosc 15 (Suppl 1) 2001; S69

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Dunkley P. Technical errors account for tissue injury during training on cholecystectomy. Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Dunkley P, Cuschieri A
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Nice 2000

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Dunkley P, Cuschieri A. Use of human reliability assessment technique to evaluate the performance of animated laparoscopic cholecystectomy in training courses
Surgical Research Society, Cardiff 2000. In Br J Surg 2000; 87: 5

Tang BJ, Hanna GB, Dunkley P, Cuschieri A. Use of human reliability assessment technique to evaluate the performance of animated laparoscopic cholecystectomy in training courses
European Society of Surgical Research, Malmo, Sweden 2000. In Eur Surg Res 2000: 32, 34