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Board in General Surgery

The Board in General Surgery (BiGS) is the overseer of the General Surgery SET Program, and reports directly to the Board of Surgical Education and Training and the RACS Council.

Click here for information regarding the Regional Training Committee of the BiGS.

Below is a list of the current BiGS Members.

Dr Kellee Slater, FRACS

Deputy Chair & IMG Representative
Mr Sayed Hassen, FRACS

Training Chair, New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
Dr Gabriella Vasica, FRACS

Training Chair, New Zealand
Mr Simon Bann, FRACS

Training Chair, Queensland
Dr Priscilla Martin, FRACS

Training Chair, South Australia/Northern Territory
Mr Robert Whitfield, FRACS

Training Chair, Victoria
Dr Satish Warrier, FRACS

Training Chair, Western Australia
Mr Andrew Thompson, FRACS

Chair, SEAM Working Party
Mr Sayed Hassen, FRACS

Rural Surgery Representative
Mr Brian Kirkby, FRACS

Australian Trainee Representative
Dr Roderick McMurray

New Zealand Trainee Representative
Dr Suheelan Kulasegaran

Senior Examiner in General Surgery
Dr Anil Keshava

RACS Specialty Elected Councillor - General Surgery
Mr David Fletcher, FRACS

Co-opted, RACS Morbidity Audits Committee Representative
Dr Richard Bryant, FRACS

Co-opted Chair, Assessments Working Party
Prof Richard Turner, FRACS

Co-opted Chair, Training Requirements Party
A/Prof Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, FRACS

GSA Representative
Mr Trevor Collinson, FRACS

NZAGS Representative
Mr Julian Speight, FRACS

Community Representative
Ms Fiona Vines

2018 Meeting Dates

  • Monday 25th June 2018
  • Monday 23rd July 2018
  • Monday 20th August 2018
  • Saturday 29th September 2018
  • Monday 12th November 2018
  • Monday 10th December 2018