Professional Development and Standards Board

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The Professional Development and Standard Board (PDSB) is responsible to Council for providing the policy framework to:

  • ensure maintenance of competence of Fellows
  • provision of high quality surgical care to patients.

The PDSB meets in February, June and October each year.

Committees reporting to PDSB include:

 

Members

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Chair - Mr Graeme Campbell

Associate Professor Julie Mundy
Chair - Professional Standards

Professor Julian Smith
Chair - Professional Development

Dr Catherine Ferguson
Chair - Fellowship Services

Associate Professor Ian Bennett
Chair - Research and Audit

Associate Professor Phillip Carson
Chair - External Affairs

Mr Simon Williams
Censor-in-Chief

Specialty society representatives

Mr Anthony Sparnon
Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons

Dr Ravi Huilogl
Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery

Mr Michael Johnson
Australian Orthopaedic Association

Mr Andrew Newcomb
Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons

Mr Malcolm Baxter
Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Mr Alan Saunder
General Surgeons Australia

Mr Malcolm Giles
New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Dr Heather Cleland
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

Mr Stephen Vallance
New Zealand Association of General Surgeons

Mr Gary Duncan
New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons

Mr Alex Rutherford
New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Mr Glenn McCulloch
Neurosurgical Society of Australasia

Mr Stephen Ruthven
Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

Co-opted members

Dr Tony Green
Chair - Surgical Audit Committee on Health Care Standards

Mr Phillip Truskett
RACS representative on Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

Mr Philip Truskett
Chair - Annual Scientific Congress Planning and Review Committee

Executive Director of Surgical Affairs (Australia)

Dr John Quinn

Executive Director of Surgical Affairs (New Zealand)

Mr Alan Panting

Dean of Education

Associate Professor Stephen Tobin

Contact

Professional Development and Standards Board Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7425
Fax: +61 3 9249 1219
Email: pdsb.secretariat@surgeons.org