Events

events in august 2019
Thursday
01
Aug

CTEC’s Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

This is a highly practical workshop aimed at providing RMOs, Registrars and Junior Trainees  with a greater understanding and an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

Workshop Content

Practical Sessions Including Use of Animal Tissue and Simulation Models

  • Bench top stapling: principles of stapling devices (including linear / open linear and circular staplers) and end to end anastomosis
  • Small bowel anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic suturing
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy exercise
  • Laparoscopic right hemi mobilisation
  • Laparoscopic loop ileostomy formation

Demonstrations and Practical Set up for Laparoscopic Exercises

  • Trocar placement
  • Instrument choice and placement
  • Dissection
  • Manipulation
  • Clips / stapling

Presentations

  • Ergonomics
  • Entry techniques
  • Role of the assistant
  • Sealing vessels: staplers, clips and energised sealers
  • Dissection techniques and vessel control. Includes:
    • Blunt and sharp dissection
    • Energised dissection
    • Sealing vessels: staplers, clips and energised sealers
    • Patient preparation        

Case discussion: Critical points during surgery

Date & Time

Thursday 1st August 2019
8.00am to 4.45pm

Location

CTEC, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Registration

Please click here to view CTEC's website for further information and to register.

Contact

John Linehan
CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator
P  +61 8 6488 8049
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au
W www.ctec.uwa.edu.au

Thursday
01
Aug

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Southern Surgical Lecture Series 2019

Venue

Monash Medical Centre
Lecture Theatre 2
246 Clayton Road
Clayton VIC 3168

Topic

Trauma

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

Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au
P +61 8 8274 3791

Monday
05
Aug

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Eastern Health Surgical Education Program 2019

Time

6.30pm – 7.30pm (surgical quiz afterwards for interested participants)

Venue

Seminar Room 2
Level 3, 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill (building opposite Box Hill Hospital)

Topic

  • Diverticular disease / PR bleeding
  • How I do it – Hartmann’s procedure

For more information, please contact

Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au
P +61 8 8274 3791

Saturday
10
Aug

Austin Northern Surgical Education Program 2019

Please click here to for further information.

Date

10 August 2019

Venue

Austin Hospital
Lecture Theatre, Dept of Surgery, Level 8, Lance Townsend Building

For more information, please contact:

Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au

Saturday
10
Aug

Junior Doctor Core Surgical Skills Course

General Surgeons Australia is hosting a Core Surgical Skills course for Junior Doctors up to PGY3

Applicants to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Surgical Education and Training (SET) program in General Surgery must demonstrate proficiency in a range of procedural skills and professional capabilities, to be eligible for selection.

This course is aimed at Junior Doctors who would like to increase their proficiency in these skills and works in line with the minimum requirements as per the Procedural Skills and Professional Capabilities report.

The course will be held at the state-of-the-art Monash Children’s Hospital Surgical Simulation Centre where you will be immersed in an authentic, simulated hospital and operating theatre training environment.  You will learn core and advanced laparoscopic skills, essential skills for the operating room and engage in a simulated ward environment.

View the full program here.

Please note that this course has a maximum of 24 participants. 

Date & Time

Saturday 10 August 2019
8:30am to 5.30pm

Location

Monash Children’s Hospital, Victoria

Cost

GSA Junior Doctor Member $450 inc GST
Non-Member $550 inc GST

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

Registration

Please note this course is sold out.

For further information please contact:

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

Saturday
10
Aug

NSW Educational Program

Topics

Biliary Disease
Pancreatitis Acute/Chronic
Pancreatic Cancer

Time

9:30am – 4:30pm

Location

Johnson & Johnson Medical Auditorium
1-5 Khartoum Road, North Ryde
Parking available at venue.

For further information please contact:

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

Monday
12
Aug

Making Laparoscopic Knot Tying Easier

Course Director: Mr Donald Murphy MD FRACS
Inaugural Medical Director, RACS Skills & Education Centre, RACS Medallist 2019

The workshop enables surgical Trainees to acquire proficiency in intracorporeal knotting and suturing skills. It involves staged learning, individually paced according to experience and goals, small class size, individual training stations with state-of-the-art instrumentation, computer graphic demonstration and novel intuitive knot tying methods.

“Why didn’t I think of that?”
Irwin Faris Past Editor ANZ Journal of Surgery

The course is free for College Fellows and Trainees, but please note numbers are limited.

Time & Location

4.00pm-8.00pm
Skills Laboratory, RACS Melbourne

For further information please contact:

P +61 3 9276 7455
E skills.centre@surgeons.org

Tuesday
13
Aug
Until Wednesday
14th Aug

CTEC’s Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop

CTEC’s two day workshop with 100% dissection time will provide surgeons and trainees with the opportunity to learn new skills and practice performing unique and complicated vascular exposures crucial for vascular training.  It is suitable for Consultants in Vascular and General Surgery, Intermediate and Advanced Vascular Trainees, and Advanced General Surgical Trainees. 

This workshop utilises superior teaching models – fresh frozen cadavers which have undergone arterial gelatine injection to enhance arterial/venous discrimination.  There will be two participants per cadaver.  Pre-reading will be provided so all workshop time is spent on dissection.  The sessions are fully interactive with an emphasis placed on knowledgeable faculty who provide superior training and immediate feedback in a practical and controlled workshop environment.  An Anatomist will be part of the Faculty to assist with immediate advice and guidance.

Workshop Content

Examples of exposures which will be included are:

• Thoracoabdominal
• Thoracotomy
• Distal internal carotid with mandibular subluxation
• Vertebral
• Retroperitoneal aorta
• Lateral popliteal
• Major visceral arterial and venous exposures

Please note that this workshop will not cover techniques of vascular surgery nor commonly used approaches to the abdominal aorta, carotid and common femoral which is covered in other courses.

Date & Time

Tuesday 13th August 2019 - 7.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 14th August 2019 - 8.15am to 5.00pm

Location

CTEC, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Registration

Please click here to view CTEC's website for further information and to register.

Contact

John Linehan
CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator
P  +61 8 6488 8049
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au
W www.ctec.uwa.edu.au

Tuesday
13
Aug

WA WARTS Session

Time & Location

1.30pm-5.30pm
RACS, 184 Hampden Road, Nedlands, WA

For further information please contact:

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

Wednesday
14
Aug

SA Long Course Program

Time

6.15pm

Location

GSA - Greenhill Executive Offices
213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood

For further information please contact:

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

Thursday
15
Aug
Until Friday
16th Aug

RACS Surgery 2019: Back to the Suture!

Please click here to for further information.

Date & Time

15-16 August 2019

Venue

Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand

Register

Please click here to register.

For more information, please contact:

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
E: college.nz@surgeons.org

Thursday
15
Aug

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Southern Surgical Lecture Series 2019

Venue

Dandenong Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Conference Room

Topic

Intussusception, Small Bowel Tumours

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

Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au
P +61 8 8274 3791

Monday
19
Aug

QLD Core Course Program

Topics

  • Entero-cutaneous fistula
  • GIST

Time & Location

7.00pm
RACS, 59-69 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point

For further information please contact:

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

Monday
19
Aug

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Eastern Health Surgical Education Program 2019

Time

6.30pm – 7.30pm (surgical quiz afterwards for interested participants)

Venue

Seminar Room 2
Level 3, 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill (building opposite Box Hill Hospital)

Topic

  • Acute limb ischaemia
  • How I do it – open femoral cutdown

For more information, please contact

Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au
P +61 8 8274 3791

Wednesday
21
Aug

SA Long Course Program

Time

6.15pm

Location

GSA - Greenhill Executive Offices
213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood

For further information please contact:

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

Friday
23
Aug

New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery

  • Friday 23 August (one-day pior to the Prostate Cancer Conference)
  • Melbourne

Convenors Professor Tony Costello AM and Dr Daniel Moon invite robotic surgeons and trainees to consolidate current skills, acquire new perspectives and ideas in evolving surgical techniques, and to obtain a glimpse into the exciting future of robotics in surgery. 

As an extension of the popular robotic prostatectomy masterclass we are delighted to present the Inaugural Robotic Surgery "New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery" Workshop. This is a high?level workshop aimed at surgeons proficient in robotic surgery who wish to explore cutting edge techniques aimed at improving outcomes in prostatectomy, upper tract surgery, and training of students and fellows.

  1. Professor John Davis - MD Cancer Center
  2. Professor Kirsten Greene - UCSF Medical Center
  3. Assoc Prof Ahmed Ghazi - University of Rochester
  4. Dr Rajesh Nair - Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

To find out more and to register please visit prostatecancerconference.org.au.

Saturday
24
Aug

Austin Northern Surgical Education Program 2019

Please click here to for further information.

Date

24 August 2019

Venue

Austin Hospital
Lecture Theatre, Dept of Surgery, Level 8, Lance Townsend Building

For more information, please contact:

Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au

Wednesday
28
Aug

SA Long Course Program

Time

6.15pm

Location

GSA - Greenhill Executive Offices
213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood

For further information please contact:

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

Thursday
29
Aug

Victorian/Tasmanian Educational Sessions - Southern Surgical Lecture Series 2019

Venue

Dandenong Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Conference Room

Topic

The Diabetic Foot

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

Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au
P +61 8 8274 3791

Saturday
31
Aug
Until Sunday
1st Sep

GSA Wellbeing Summit

For You, For Your Patient

  • 31 August & 01 September
  • W Hotel Brisbane

Trainees, IMGs, Junior Doctors and Registars are invited to register for the inaugural Wellbeing Summit, taking place in Brisbane on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 01 September, 2019. 

The weekend program will focus on essential non-technical skills for surgeons in training, connecting the dots for complete mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Organising Committee
  1. Dr Trafford Fehlberg FRACS
  2. Dr Rebecca Lendzion FRACS
  3. Dr Sue Velovski FRACS
Program Highlights
  • Human Factors: Connecting Healthcare and Aviation
  • Wellbeing: One Giant Mind 
  • The Finely Tuned Surgeon
  • Burnout and Resilience
  • Life Hurdles
  • Communication is Key
  • The Fellowship Exam

Find out more at WELLBEING@GENERALSURGEONS.COM.AU.

Please note places are limited.

Saturday
31
Aug

South Australian Training Committee Registrar’s Paper Day

This important event is open to SET trainees, medical students, registrars and fellows, and is a great platform to deliver research projects in a peer group forum. The scientific papers should have relevance to the broad discipline of General Surgery and its related subspecialties (colorectal, hepatobiliary, upper gastrointestinal, breast/endocrine, rural surgery, trauma, transplantation, surgical oncology). Case reports will not be accepted.

Date 

Saturday 31 August 2019

Time

9.00am – 1.30pm
Registration commences at 8.30am

Location

Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens, South Terrace

Abstract Submission

Click here to submit your abstract.

Registration

Register now to attend and support research in the general surgical community. Registration is only $99 and includes morning tea and lunch.

Please click 'Register Now' to proceed to online registration.

Sponsorship and Trade Display

Please click here for the sponsorship registration form.

For further information please contact:

Karen Clark
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au

Register Now
 
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