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Events

events in november 2017
Wednesday
01
Nov

QLD Core Course

Topic

  • Surgical Safety Checklist - The history, evidence and clinical practice
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Time & Location

7pm, RBWH Education Centre

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 7 3249 2907
E rachel.craddock@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
02
Nov
Until Saturday
4th Nov

2017 Perioperative Medicine SIG

ANZCA In association with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons presents:

2017 Perioperative Medicine SIG - Cancer Surgery and Perioperative Medicine: Prehab to Rehab  

  • November 2- 4, 2017 
  • Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Sydney

This year’s meeting is in collaboration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and aims to build on a collaborative approach to perioperative care, with specific emphasis on perioperative care of the cancer patient.

To find out more and to register please visit ANZCA.EDU.AU/SIG

Enquiries 
Kirsty O’Connor - ANZCA  
P 61 3 8517 5332
koconnor@anzca.edu.au

Friday
03
Nov

DAISI Charity Dinner

The DAISI charity ball will be held on Friday 3rd November 2017, and located at the Novotel, Manly. Tickets are $175 per person, with all money raised going towards sending an ambulance with much needed surgical supplies to Kilu ‘ufi Hospital, in the remote Malaita province.

Please click here to view the DAISI newsletter for further information on the Charity Ball.

Date

Friday 3rd November

Location

Novotel, Manley

Register

Please click here to register.

For further information please contact:

M 0478 067 159
E staff@daisi.com.au

Friday
03
Nov
Until Saturday
4th Nov

The Alfred General Surgery Meeting 2017

Please click here to visit the meeting website.
Early registration closure: 29 September 2017

Date

3 - 4 November 2017

Location

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street, Melbourne

For more information, please contact:

RACS Conferences and Events Management
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
T +61 3 9249 1158
E alfred@surgeons.org

Friday
03
Nov

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

Saturday
04
Nov

NSW Educational Course

Topics

  • Salivary Glands and Neck Lumps
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Malignant Melanoma and Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Exam Technique

Time & Location

9am-5pm, 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

Saturday
04
Nov

RACS ACT Annual Scientific Meeting

Register online here

Location

Australian National University, Medical School, Canberra

For further information please contact:

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

Thursday
09
Nov
Until Saturday
11th Nov

Multidisciplinary Update on Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases

The Academic Dept of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and The University of Queensland, Brisbane is conducting its seventh Multidisciplinary Update on Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease.

Venue

Noosa Sheraton Hotel

Date

9 – 11 Nov 2017

About the program

Another outstanding international and national faculty is being put together including:

  • Greg Randolph (USA)
  • Mike Tuttle (USA)
  • Peter Angelos (USA)
  • Rich Wong (USA)
  • Leigh Delbridge (Australia)
  • Mark Sywak (Australia)

Plus the usual Australasian faculty

Download the date claimer here

For further information please contact:

Shirley Littlemore
ENT Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital
P 61 7 3176 5266
F 61 7 3176 2427
E entconferencespah@health.qld.gov.au

Friday
10
Nov

2017 Rectal Cancer Symposium

Topics

Epworth HealthCare's General Surgery & Gastroenterology Clinical Institute presents the 2017 Rectal Cancer Symposium.

International Guest Speaker:

Dr Megan Costedio, MD FACS
Cleveland Clinic, Department of Colorectal Surgery

Interstate Guest Speaker:

Associate Professor Andrew Stevenson, MBBS, FRACS
Director of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Brisbane Hospital

Also, featuring a host of eminent local speakers, this meeting for practising colorectal surgeons, senior trainees and nurses will cover a range of topics including:
Trends in Current Management
How I do it Session
Robotics - Current Status
Difficult Cases

Time & Location

8.30am - 5.00pm
Park Hyatt, Melbourne

Register

To register please click here

For further information please contact:

Amanda Christie, Clinical Institute Coordinator
P: +61 3 9426 6952
F: +61 3 9914 8760
E: amanda.christie@epworth.org.au

Saturday
11
Nov

RACSTA Induction Conference

This conference has been specifically designed to meet the needs of newly selected SET Trainees. You will be oriented by RACS staff and senior Trainees, and receive insights from RACS leaders, with plenty of time to meet and socialise with your new colleagues. New Trainees will leave this conference equipped with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in surgical training

Date & Time

11 November 2017
Conference registration from 9.30am

Location

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

More information

Please click here for a flyer

For further information please contact:

RACSTA Executive Officer
P +61 3 9276 7490
E racsta@surgeons.org

Sunday
12
Nov
Until Wednesday
15th Nov

22nd Australian & New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum 2017

ANZPMEF 2017 will explore the theme of ‘Singing from the Same Songsheet: Team Work'. This forum will have a strong focus on research in medical education.

Not only is team work essential for effective clinical practice, it is essential to effective medical education. ANZPMEF 2017 will include presentations from international key note speakers and nationally recognised experts as well as abstract reviewed presentations and workshops from personnel across New Zealand and Australia. This annual event brings together clinicians and educators to facilitate sharing of research, educational activities and discussion of important current issues in prevocational medical education. A core component of this forum is the involvement of junior doctors in the program.

Register

Click here to register.

Click here for a flyer.

Date

12-15 November 2017

Location

Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

For further information:

Further information can be found on the ANZPMEE 2017 website here
P +61 7 3226 2800
E prevocationalforum2017@arinex.com.au

Monday
13
Nov

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

Tuesday
14
Nov

NEW Comprehensive Neck Anatomy Workshop at CTEC

CTEC introduces the new Core Skills: Comprehensive Neck Anatomy workshop for RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery.  It is particularly valuable for those who have limited procedural exposure in the clinical setting.

Workshop Content

A detailed anatomical session utilising neck prosections will be followed by eight demonstration and practical cadaveric sessions covering the following procedures:

Skin flap elevation
Sternomastoid dissection
Nerve identification
Carotid sheath dissection
Thyroid - lateral and superior pole dissection
Thyroid - inferior pole and recurrent laryngeal nerve dissection
Submandibular gland dissection

Suitable for

RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery.

Date & Time

Tuesday 14 November 2017
08.30am to 05.00pm

More information & Register

Please click here for more information and to register

Location

CTEC, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Contact

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

Wednesday
15
Nov
Until Thursday
16th Nov

Endoskills 3rd SPACE - POEM, ESD and other 3rd space procedures workshop

Please click here for a flyer.

Please click here to register online.

Date

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November 2017

Venue

Institute of Academic Surgery,
Corner Brown st and Missenden Road
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Contact

Dr Payal Saxena, BE(Hons), M Biomed E, MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
E psaxena1@jhmi.edu

Wednesday
15
Nov

QLD Core Course Program

Topic

  • Management of haemothoraces & pneumothoraces and chest drains
  • Blunt chest trauma - sternal, ribs, cardiac, lungs

Time & Location

7pm, RBWH Education Centre

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 7 3249 2907
E rachel.craddock@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
16
Nov
Until Friday
17th Nov

Endoskills PB – Pancreaticobiliary

Please click here for a flyer.

Please click here to register online.

Date

Thursday 17th & Friday 17th November 2017

Venue

Kerry Packer Auditorium
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
50 Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050

Contact

Dr Payal Saxena, BE(Hons), M Biomed E, MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
E psaxena1@jhmi.edu

Friday
17
Nov
Until Sunday
19th Nov

Cadaver Based Dissection Course

In association with the Cairns Surgical Society, James Cook University is pleased to present:

The Anatomy of Surgical Exposure 

This cadaver based dissection course will instruct surgical trainees and younger surgeons in the techniques of exposure commonly used in open elective and emergency surgical operations.

The course is open to a maximum of 20 participants with two candidates allocated to each of the ten stations. A faculty of experienced surgeons will be in attendance to supervise candidates.

Details

  • When: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November 2017 
  • Where: James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 
  • Cost: $3000 includes manual, dinners, instruments and course scrubs
    - Three days cadaver based dissection course
    - Entire curriculum of Operative and Emergency General Surgery
    - Close supervision by experienced Surgeons
    - Detailed course manual of operative surgery

Registration

To find out more and to register please visit www.ase.training

Enquiries

Christelle Prinsloo
D 61 7 4226 6313
M 0401 388 017
E surgical.training@jcu.edu.au

The is course is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Friday
17
Nov
Until Sunday
19th Nov

GSA 2017 Victorian Trainees’ Weekend

  • 17-19 November, 2017
  • RACV Torquay, VIC

The 2017 Trainees’ Weekend will focus on key areas of the General Surgery curriculum including Breast, HPB, Trauma, Melanoma and Sarcoma. Trauma, Melanoma and Sarcoma are areas which Trainees and IMGs may have limited access to during their training. This weekend focuses on bridging this gap and allowing Trainees and IMGs the opportunity for exposure to these vital areas of General Surgery.

The GSA Victorian Trainees’ Weekend is an annual event that is designed as an intensive learning experience for all General Surgery SET Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). The three-day weekend will cover carefully selected topics from the curriculum, with presenters focusing on their approach to various conditions through the use of the following:

  • Case scenarios
  • Digital imaging
  • Interactive lectures
  • Participation in simulation activities
  • Video demonstrations
  • Small group discussions
  • Quiz based sessions

The weekend is a great opportunity to step outside of the usual routine and into an informal setting, providing Trainees and IMGs with the valuable knowledge of Consultant General Surgeons.

Trainees' Weekend Dinner

  • Saturday 18 November
  • Mt Duneed Estate - Complimentary bus transport will be on offer

The dinner will consist of a relaxed dinner to allow guests time to mingle with fellow Trainees, IMGs, new SET Trainees starting in 2018, Consultants, Supervisors and Sponsors.

Accommodation

There is accommodation available at RACV Torquay on a first come, first served basis. All bookings must be made directly through the venue on +61 3 5261 1600.

To Book  

  • When making the booking please quote either 2017 GSA Trainees’ Weekend OR Booking Number 4023915 
  • If you are a RACV Member please ensure to mention this to secure member discounts 

Sponsorship & Exhibition

For information relating to sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please click here.

Scientific Program

The 2017 Victorian Trainees’ Weekend Program is available here.

Abstract Submission Process

The abstract submission process is now open, and will close 1 September 2017.

A maximum of four abstracts will be accepted by SET Trainees and IMGs only.

Please complete the abstract form here and return by 1 September 2017.

Registration

Online registration is now closed.

There will be limited onsite registration available from 8:30am on Friday 17 November.

Please note that while every effort will be made, we cannot guarantee that dietary requirements advised onsite can be catered for.

For queries please contact:

Monica Carrarini
Director - Education & Training
T +61 3 9249 1133
E monica.carrarini@generalsurgeons.com.au

Platinum Sponsor 
 

Sunday
19
Nov

SET Orientation - Victoria/Tasmania

19 November 2017, 11:00am-2:30pm

RACV Club Torquay
1 Great Ocean Road
TORQUAY VIC  3228

The Orientation will be held during the GSA Trainees' Weekend. Applicants are encouraged to stay on and register for the Weekend.

For enquiries, please contact:

Kate Galloway
Regional Executive Officer & Junior Doctors Co-ordinator
P +61 3 9276 7472
F +61 3 9249 1257
E kate.galloway@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
23
Nov

SET Orientation - Western Australia

23 November 2017, 5:30pm-9:00pm

Pan Pacific Perth
207 Adelaide Terrace
PERTH  WA  6004

For enquiries, please contact:

Liz Pedersen
Regional Executive Officer
P +61 8 8274 3791
F +61 8 8373 7032
E liz.pedersen@generalsurgeons.com.au

Friday
24
Nov

Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills

This hands-on one day cadaveric workshop for SET 4 – 5 Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery aims at providing participants with the most efficient techniques for advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, including safe colon mobilisation and techniques for vessel control.  

Topics

Safe laparoscopic colorectal dissection techniques
Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy
Laparoscopic high anterior resection (left hemicolectomy)
Ergonomics
Entry techniques
Trocar and instrument placement
Dissection techniques and vessel control
Patient preparation
Case discussion – critical points during surgery

Date & Time

Friday 24th November 2017
08.00am to 05.00pm

Location

CTEC, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Contact

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

Wednesday
29
Nov

QLD Core Course Program

Topic

  • Diabetic Foot
  • Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm - management in teritary and regional centres

Time & Location

7pm, RBWH Education Centre

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 7 3249 2907
E rachel.craddock@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
30
Nov

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Training Day

The Northern Hospital is hosting a one day training day for laparoscopic inguinal hernia. They are inviting general surgery trainees and fellows to attend this event.

Please click here for a flyer.

Date

Thursday 30th November 2017

Location

The Northern Public Hospital
Northern Centre of Health
Education and Research
185 Cooper Street
Epping

Cost

$75.00

For further information and to reserve your place, please contact:

Mr Henry To
E henry.to@nh.org.au

Mr Krinal Mori
E krinal.mori@nh.org.au

Thursday
30
Nov

MASTER Surgical Trainee Tutorials 2017

Monash University And Monash Health Surgical Training Education and Research

Topic - Faecal incontinence and rectal prolapse

  • Work up for Incontinence - Inoka DeSilva
  • Management for Incontinence  - Zeev Duieb
  • Surgical options in rectal prolapse – Tamara Vu
  • Delorme and other surgical procedures for prolapse – James Lim

Venue

Dandenong Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Conference Room
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton VIC 3168

Program

6:30pm - 7pm – Exam preparation quiz aimed at senior trainees
7pm - 9pm – MASTER session on allocated topic

More information please contact

Kate Galloway | Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
General Surgeons Australia
T 61 3 9276 7472
E kate.galloway@generalsurgeons.com.au

 
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