events in october 2021
Until Wednesday
6th Oct

Management of Surgical Emergencies Course - NSW

  • Tuesday 05 and Wednesday 06 October (just prior to GSA ASM) 
  • Sydney - *Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour


  • 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.


  • Trainee/IMG: $770 inc. GST 
This course has been fully allocated.
*Please be aware that this course may move to an online/virtual format, depending on Covid-restrictions. We will do our best to run the course face-to-face where possible, but in the event of an outbreak and/or further restrictions, we will move to online.

Sally Erickson 
P +61 3 9149 1142

Until Thursday
7th Oct

8th Rural and Remote Scientific Symposium

The 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, 'Connecting research, practise & communities is being held in Canberra 6 - 7 October 2021 and the call for abstracts is now open.

The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy, and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia into the future.  

Presentations are now being sought from emerging and active researchers.

For abstract guidelines and details about the various presentation types visit the Symposium website.

The call for abstracts closes on 13 June 2021.


6-7 October 2021

Further Information & Registration

Please click here to view website and to register (registration opens 1st June).




QLD Core Course Program


  • Severe Pelvic Trauma
  • Severe extremity trauma

This event will be delivered as a live stream.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 427 148 304

Until Sunday
10th Oct

2021 GSA ASM - Surgical Oncology

  • Thursday 07 October: Trainees' Day
  • Friday 08-Sunday 10 October: GSA ASM Scientific Program
  • Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, Sydney

Scientific Convenors

  1. Dr Julie Howle FRACS - Surgical Ocologist & Specialist Endocrine Surgeon, Westmead Sydney
  2. Dr Warrren Hargreaves FRACS - Surgical Oncologist & Specialist Breast Surgeon, ST Vincent's Sydney

Program + Regsitration

Further details including the program, abstract submissions, and registration will be available in March, 2021 - visit for updates.


Sally Erickson 
P +61 3 9149 1142


2021 Simulation Workshop 3

On behalf of General Surgeons Australia and the Victorian/Tasmanian Training Committee, it is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 2021 Simulation Workshops.

There will be three simulation workshops on offer for Trainees and SIMGs to attend which is being coordinated by Mr Julian Choi. Each workshop is convened by experts in the field.

As these workshops are being offered free of charge, we anticipate that they will be extremely popular. Places will be offered on a first-come first served basis.

Note: Due to the workshops being offered free of charge, any Trainee or SIMG who registers but does not attend will be prohibited from attending any future simulation workshops.

*Please be aware that this workshop may be cancelled, depending on Victorian Government Covid-restrictions at the time of the event. We strongly recommend that the impact of potential cancellations is taken into account for any travel or accommodations bookings, as well as any quarantine requirements that may be in place in your region.

Workshop #3


Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Workshop - please click here to view the program.

Date & Time

Saturday 16 October 2021
Morning group - 09:00 – 12:00 followed by lunch
Afternoon group – 12:30– 15:30, (replica of morning session)


Introduce the trainee to the principles of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, covering the two techniques commonly used in Australia today. Participants will also be given the opportunity to practice the manoeuvres required to perform this procedure safely.


Mr Julian Choi

Number of participants

16 in each group.


Skills and Education Centre
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street, EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002


Click on 'Register Now'


Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
T 0436 910 919

Maximum of 16 participants per group; please select either morning OR afternoon session below (NOT BOTH).

Register Now

QLD Core Course Program


  • MASTERCLASS: GORD and Hiatus hernia by David Gotley
  • Oesophageal strictures

This event will be delivered as a live stream.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 427 148 304