Student Doctor presents at three prestigious national and international conferences

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Student Doctor standing by his poster presentation

Fourth year Student Doctor Tharun Rajasekar took to the stage recently as he presented at The Royal College of Surgeons conference, The Surgical Research Society Annual Meeting and the 20th edition of the Gdańsk Cardiac Surgery Meeting in Poland.

After working on several papers over the last few years, Tharun was given the opportunity to present his work on systematic review and meta-analysis. At the two national conferences, Tharun focused on the epidemiology and management of malperfusion syndromes in people presenting with Type A acute aortic dissections.

Whilst at the conference in Poland, he gave an oral presentation covering prophylactic repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms. This study concentrated on a patient possessing the MYH11 gene defect who did not meet the size-based imaging criteria for surgery.

Tharun was delighted to share his research and learn more from fellow peers and experienced professionals:

For me, the conference highlights were being able to see and learn from the excellent work produced by other students and surgeons who are experts in their field. This inspires me to not only push myself but also open my eyes to the novel and cutting-edge research being conducted by researchers around the globe.

The combination of applied science and human interaction is what drew Tharun to pursue a career in medicine. As a fourth year medical student, Tharun has been involved in research throughout his academic years and now has the expertise, creativity and confidence to present his posters on a global scale.

Tharun wants to have a positive impact on the practice of medicine and saw presenting at influential events as a great way to boost his CV and portfolio before applying for speciality jobs.

The last four years has inspired me to not only use the knowledge gained to provide good care for patients but also build on the work of those before me.

Discover More

  •  Look into the support available to Liverpool Student Doctors to both attend and present at conferences, including funding available, on the Academic Conferences webpage (link).