Surgeons, patient contributors, regulators, journal editors, device manufacturers and academics will be convening in Bristol on 24 February to discuss the findings of the COHESIVE (Core Outcomes for early pHasE Surgical Innovation and deVicEs) study.

The meeting is a major milestone for the NIHR-funded BRC Surgical Innovation theme’s COHESIVE study.

Participants at the meeting will vote on the results of an international survey completed by similar groups of patients and professionals, to agree on the final set of outcomes to include in a core outcome set to evaluate new surgical procedures and surgical devices.

Use of the core outcome set will help to improve the safe and efficient introduction of new surgical procedures and devices into clinical practice.