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events in october 2018
Monday
01
Oct
Until Thursday
4th Oct

GSA & PISA 2018 Combined ASM Inc. Trainees' Day

It is with pleasure that we invite you to join us in Fiji for the GSA & PISA 2018 Combined ASM: Emergency Responses & Humanitarian Aid, taking place from 01-04 October, 2018, at the Sheraton & Westin Resorts, Denarau Island.

The combining of the GSA ASM and the PISA Biennial Meeting provides a wonderful opportunity for surgeons both in Australia and across the Pacific to come together with a shared goal: to improve surgical services both near and far, to learn from one another, and to strengthen relationships. 

We are honoured to have leaders and key decision makers in Global Surgery contributing to the program: DR WALTER JOHNSON - Lead - Emergency & Essential Surgical Care Programme, World Health Organization; DR KELLY MCQUEEN - Director - Vanderbilt Anesthesia Global Health and Development; and DR STEPHEN BICKLER - Professor of Surgery & Paediatrics - University of California San Diego, and Consultant for the World Health Organization. Leading national and local experts will round-out a compelling program.

Snapshot

Monday 01 October, 2018

  • Trainees' Day | Trauma & Critical Care  

  • GSA & PISA Combined Welcome Reception

Tuesday 02 October, 2018

  • Combined Scientific Program - Day 1

  • Pacific Island Night

Wednesday 03 October, 2018

  • Combined Scientific Program - Day 2 

  • GSA & PISA Grand Dinner

Thursday 04 October, 2018

  • Combined Scientific Program - Day 3

Provisional Program

Please visit ASM.GENERALSURGEONS.COM.AU to download a copy of the Provisional Program.

Enquiries

Sally Erickson | Events Manager & Communications Officer
P 61 3 9249 1142
sally.erickson@generalsurgeons.com.au

Monday
01
Oct

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Eastern Surgical Lecture Series 2018

Monday fortnightly lecture series
5:30pm: Medical Student Lecture
6:30pm: Registrar/Resident Teaching

Venue

Seminar Room 2, Level 3, 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill

Topic

  • 17.30-18.30 Med students lecture: management of hypercalcemia
  • 18.30-19.00 Treatment options for thyroid cancer
  • 19.00-19.30 Quiz for pre-exam candidates
  • Neck dissection: types and indications

For more information, please contact

Freya Logan
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E freya.logan@generalsurgeons.com.au
T 61 3 9276 7472

Wednesday
03
Oct

DAISI AGM

All DAISI members are invited to the DAISI (Doctors Assisting In South-Pacific Islands) Annual General Meeting:

  • Wednesday 03 October, 2018 
  • From 13:00
  • Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau Island Fiji.

Schedule:

13:00 – Welcome, distribution of minutes: 

Treasurer report: Dr Eric Yip
Secretary report: Dr Gary McKay
Chair report - Dr Sepehr Lajevardi
Vice-Chair report - Dr Daniel Kozman

13:30 - Voting on recommendations

Please RSVP to Dr Sepehr Lajevardi - Chair
sepehrlaj@gmail.com

Friday
05
Oct
Until Saturday
6th Oct

Management of Surgical Emergencies Course - Nadi, Fiji

Eligibility

  • SET 3-5 General Surgery Trainees
  • International Medical Graduates.
  • Consultants

The MOSES course aims to assist SET 3+ Trainees, IMGs, and Consultants to:

  • Make better decisions, negotiate dilemmas, and manage distractors in emergency surgery
  • Reduce error
  • Achieve better outcomes
  • Work more effectively within a team
  • Improve situational awareness
  • Provide strategies for getting out of trouble
  • Assist with Fellowship Exam preparation

Run over two full days, MOSES involves a variety of teaching methods including core lectures, skills stations, and group discussions. The course focuses on assessment and decision making skills for emergency situations, within the peri-operative period covering, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Upper Gastro Intestinal Bleed/ Gastro Intestinal Bleed
  2. Gastrectomy
  3. Bowel Obstruction
  4. Abdominal Emergency
  5. Post Thyroidectomy Bleed
  6. Laparotomy
  7. Complications after rectal surgery
  8. Intestinal Obstruction
  9. Soft Tissue Infection

With a high ration of faculty to a low ratio of participants, MOSES will offer you an excellent opportunity to develop strategy and problem solving skills for commonly encountered surgical emergencies in a small team environment, with senior General Surgical Consultants. MOSES is aimed at International Medical Graduates and senior SET Trainees, particularly Trainees and IMGs who are contemplating their Fellowship exam, and post Fellowship General Surgical Fellows/Consultants.

Registration

Please note that this course will be held in conjunction with Pacific Island Trainees and Consultants, therefore we have a limited number of palces available.

Cost

  • Trainee/IMG: AUD $770 
  • Consultant: AUD $1,100

Please complete the online registration form to secure your place.

Enquiries

Sally Erickson - Events Manager & Communications Officer
P 61 3 9249 1142
sally.erickson@generalsurgeons.com.au 

Saturday
06
Oct
Until Sunday
7th Oct

RACS Preparation for Practice Workshop

The RACS Queensland Preparation for Practice workshop is to be held 6 & 7 October 2018 at the RACS Brisbane office.

The interactive two day workshop will provide Younger Fellows, final year Trainees and Practice Managers information on practical skills, tips and advice for setting up private practice. The focus is on practicality and experiences provided by fellow surgeons and consultant speakers.

Program & Registration

To access Provisional Program and to register, please visit surgeons.org/queensland

Wednesday
10
Oct

QLD Core Course Program

Topics

  • Liver incidentaloma
  • Hydatid cysts

Time & Location

7pm, RBWH Education Centre

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 7 3317 8382
E rachel.craddock@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
11
Oct
Until Saturday
13th Oct

Melbourne International Joint Breast Congress

The 2018 Melbourne International Breast Congress will be held jointly with the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD), 4th World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa) and Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ). This most important congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia, October 11-13, 2018. As the main congress in the field of breast diseases in the Asia-Pacific region in 2018, it is one that should not be missed.

The Joint Congress will continue the tradition of CoBrCa by directly addressing key issues facing clinicians in their daily practice, including:

  • medical oncology 
  • Surgery
  • Radiation oncology 
  • Pathology
  • Reconstruction
  • Breast imaging
  • Allied health 
  • Survivorship issues 
The collaboration will create a multi-faceted congress of interest to all involved in the treatment of breast disease and will bring many renowned experts to Australia. Through a format of debates, lectures and panel discussions, the congress will provide a forum to effectively address unresolved clinical and therapeutic problems. There will also be a series of workshops and education sessions preceding and during the meeting to address the educational needs of the audience.
 
Please click here to view a flyer.
 
Please click here to view a flyer regarding early fee deadline.

Dates

11-13 October 2018

Registration

Please click here to register.

For further information please visit:

Thursday
11
Oct

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Southern Surgical Lecture Series 2018

Venue

Dandenong Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Conference Room
123 David Street
Dandenong VIC 3175

Topic

Intestinal Ischaemia / Short Gut Syndrome

Time

6.30pm - 7.00pm - Exam preparation quiz aimed at senior trainees
7.00pm - 9.00pm - MASTER session on allocated topic

For more information, please contact

Freya Logan
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E freya.logan@generalsurgeons.com.au
T 61 3 9276 7472

Friday
12
Oct
Until Saturday
13th Oct

Care of the Critically III Surgical Patient (CCrISP®) 4th Edition

Please click here for a flyer

Register

Please click here for the application form.

Location

Changi General Hospital, Singapore

Dates

12-13 October 2018

For further information please contact:

Ms Lu Lu Chong
E: lu_lu_chong@cgh.com.sg

Wednesday
17
Oct

SA Long Course Program

Topic

  • Hepatic Abscess - Assessment and Management
  • Hepatic Hydatid Disease - Assessment and Management

Time

6.15pm

Location

GSA - Greenhill Executive Offices
213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood

For further information please contact:

Karen Liu
Education & Hospital Inspection Coordinator (SA/WA)
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.liu@generalsurgeons.com.au

Wednesday
17
Oct

WA WARTS Session

Time & Location

2pm-6pm, RACS, 184 Hampden Road, Nedlands, WA

For further information please contact:

Karen Liu
Education & Hospital Inspection Coordinator (SA/WA)
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.liu@generalsurgeons.com.au

Friday
19
Oct
Until Sunday
21st Oct

2018 Resilience Workshop

Please click here for a flyer.

Please click here to register.

Date

19-21 October

Location

Currumbin Beach Vikings SLS Club
741 Pacific Parade
Currumbin, Queensland

For further information please contact:

Karen Vuong
P: 02 9437 9200
E: projectofficer@plasticsurgery.org.au

Friday
19
Oct
Until Saturday
20th Oct

60th Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting – Call for Abstracts!

'Contemporary surgical management of severe Trauma'

Register online

Call for abstracts - open

View the provisional program

More information

Location

Royal Children’s Hospital, Health Education and Learning Precinct, Melbourne, VIC

For further information please contact:

RACS
P: +61 3 9249 1260
F: +61 3 9276 7431
E: college.asm@surgeons.org

Wednesday
24
Oct

QLD Core Course Program

Topics

  • Options & complications in inguinal hernia repair
  • Management of large incisional/ventral hernia

Time & Location

7pm, RBWH Education Centre

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 7 3317 8382
E rachel.craddock@generalsurgeons.com.au

Wednesday
24
Oct

SA Long Course Program

Topic

  • Ileo-Anal Pouch Surgery - Indication and Assessment
  • Ileo-Anal Pouch Surgery - Operative Techniques and Pitfalls (Viva)

Time

6.15pm

Location

GSA - Greenhill Executive Offices
213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood

For further information please contact:

Karen Liu
Education & Hospital Inspection Coordinator (SA/WA)
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.liu@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
25
Oct
Until Saturday
27th Oct

PSA 2018 ASC | The Young Regional Surgeon

  • Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 October, 2018
  • Bargara Cultural Centre, Bundaberg

Scientific Convenor

  • Dr Grace Lim FRACS
    Specialist General Surgeon_ Bundaberg

Program

The Scienctific Program will be available in April/May 2018 - please visit psa.generalsurgeons.com.au for updates.

Registration

Registration will open in late April, 2018

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are now available for the PSA 2018 ASC - The Young Regional Surgeon - click here to find out more.

Enquiries

Sally Erickson | Events Manager & Communications Officer
P 61 3 9249 1142
sally.erickson@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
25
Oct
Until Saturday
27th Oct

Spring Colorectal CME Meeting

Please click here to view the website and to register.

Date

25-27 October 2018

Where

Esplanade Hotel
Fremantle

For further information please contact:

E gw@asnevents.net.au

Thursday
25
Oct

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Southern Surgical Lecture Series 2018

Venue

Monash Medical Centre
Lecture Theatre 3
246 Clayton Road
Clayton VIC 3168

Topic

Haematology / Urology

Time

6.30pm - 7.00pm - Exam preparation quiz aimed at senior trainees
7.00pm - 9.00pm - MASTER session on allocated topic

For more information, please contact

Freya Logan
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E freya.logan@generalsurgeons.com.au
T 61 3 9276 7472

Saturday
27
Oct

ACT Annual Scientific Meeting – Call for Abstracts!

‘The role of surgeons in health advocacy’

Register online

Call for abstracts - open

More information

Location

ANU Medical School, The Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT

For further information please contact:

RACS
P: +61 3 9249 1260
F: +61 3 9276 7431
E: college.asm@surgeons.org

Saturday
27
Oct

General Surgery Selection Information Session

General Surgeons Australia is hosting Selection Information Sessions for Junior Doctors wishing to apply for the Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program in General Surgery in 2019.

Selection into SET is a competitive process with applications going through a rigorous scoring process with the highest scores being offered a place in the program.

These sessions are aimed at candidates who would like to get more information on what they can expect when applying for the SET Program including CV criteria, interview outline and time frames.

You will have the chance to ask questions and be involved with discussions about the upcoming process. Also, you will have the opportunity to hear more about General Surgery as a career from Fellow General Surgeons and trainees who have successfully navigated the selection process and are on the pathway to Fellowship.

Two sessions will run, one in Brisbane (27th October) and one in Melbourne (10 November), these sessions will be replicated and you only need to attend one.

Date & Time

27 October 2018
11am – 2.30pm

Venue

Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane

Registration

Please click register now.

Cost

Junior Doctor Member: Free
Non-Member: $99 inc GST

Not a member?  It’s only $55 (inc GST) per year, click here to join.

For further information please contact:

Karen Liu
Junior Doctor Coordinator
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.liu@generalsurgeons.com.au

Register Now
Saturday
27
Oct

NSW Educational Course

Times & Topics

9:30am – 3:00pm - Diseases of the Oesophagus and Stomach
3:00pm – 4:30pm - Exam Technique

Location

Johnson & Johnson Medical Auditorium
1-5 Khartoum Road, Macquarie Park (North Ryde)

For further information please contact:

Katherine Naumoff
NSW-ACT Regional Executive Officer
P +61 477 888 578
E katherine.naumoff@generalsurgeons.com.au

Wednesday
31
Oct

SA Long Course Program

Topic

  • Soft Tissue Malignancy - Classification and Pathology
  • Soft Tissue Malignancy - Assessment and Management

Time

6.15pm

Location

GSA - Greenhill Executive Offices
213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood

For further information please contact:

Karen Liu
Education & Hospital Inspection Coordinator (SA/WA)
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.liu@generalsurgeons.com.au

 
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