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Meetings and events
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Position Papers
Victorian E-news Archive
Mortality Audit
Workforce
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Frequently asked questions
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Meetings and Events

58th Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting

Visit the 2016 Victorian ASM webpage

21-22 October 2016
The Langham Hotel, Melbourne

Convenor: Tristan Leech

Preparation for Practice

20-21 August 2016
RACS -  Melbourne

20-21 August 2016
RACS - Hughes Room

This program is a great opportunity for Younger Fellows, final year Trainees and Practice Managers to learn about all the essentials for setting up private practice. The focus is on practicality and experiences provided by fellow surgeons and consultant speakers. Participants will also have the chance to speak to Fellows and consultants who have experience in starting up private practice and get tips and advice.

View  the Preparation for Practice Preliminary Program 

2016 Medical Students' Surgical Workshops

22 May 2016 and 14 August 2016

Thank you to all 190 students who registered their interest. All allocations have been finalized. Further details has been sent to all successful applicants.

Further information:

Email: college.vic.events@surgeons.org

Further information on the history of this event

Medical Students' Careers Exhibitions/Conferences

Calling Surgeons and Surgical Trainees

In 2016 the Victorian Regional Committee will be working with Victorian Student groups to promote careers in surgery. Below are the early dates, more dates and details will follow.

18 April 6-8.30pm: Monash Uni Surgical Interest Group Pathways evening
30 April, 8.30am-2.30pm: Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)
27-30 June: Melbourne Uni Medical Student Careers Conference
22 May and 14 August: MSSWs

If you are a Surgeon, IMG or a Surgical Trainee who is interested in becoming involved in these events, we want to hear from you! Commitment varies between events, and is from one hour. All venues are centrally located in Melbourne.

Contact:
Liz Thompson
PH: +61 9249 1254
Email: college.vic@surgeons.org

2016 Victorian Regional Committee meetings

(6pm; in the Hailes Room, unless specified)
6 June, 2016
July- Strategic Planning and Dinner TBC
1 August, 2016
3 October, 2016
2016 Vic ASM 21-23 October, Melbourne CBD
5 December, 2016

2016 Victorian Regional Committee Executive meetings

(6pm; at the College, Hailes Room, unless specified)
9 May, 2016
4 July, 2016
5 September, 2016
7 November, 2016

Victorian Recognition Awards and Certificate

2015
Mr William Huffam: Certificate of Community Service
2014
Mr Michael Falkenberg:  Certificate of Community Service
Mr Robert Stunden: Oustanding Service to RACS
Mr William Henry Huffam:  Certificate of Community Service
Mr David Birks: Certificate of Community Service
Mr Peter Burke: Certificate of Community Service
Mr George Owen: Certificate of Community Service
Mr Chris Haw: Certificate of Community Service
2013
Mr John Crellin
Mr Michael Wilson
Mr Clem Smith
Mr Stephen Clifforth
Mr Hugh Weaver

 Visit the Lectures and prizes - Victoria page for the archive of all other regional awards.

Position Papers

The Regional Committee has been involved in the development of various position papers.  View position papers here.

Victorian e-News Archive

2016

2015

2014

Victorian Media Articles

31 October 2014 The Mail Times "Surgeons' Community Spirit Recognised"
22 October 2014 The Age: "Thousands wait too long for surgery"
3 March 2014 The Age: "AMA calls for 'Surgery Blitz' on RCH wait lists"
4 December 2013 The Age: "RCH Swamped By Demand"
20 March 2013 The Age: "Hospitals Waiting List to Ensnare 55,000"
2 February 2013 The Age "Hospitals facing loss of 12m in reward funding"
22 January 2013 The Age "Jobs cuts hit Royal Childrens"
9 January 2013 The Age "Outcry over Surgery Cash"

Workforce

Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at December 2015.

Victorian Workforce Data

Data ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VICTORIA WA AUST NZ Overseas Total
CAR 6 58 0 35 11 3 55 14 182 26 21 229
GEN 18 551 19 286 141 27 444 135 1621 245 146 2012
NEU 8 76 0 46 16 6 65 20 237 22 21 280
ORT 24 417 5 270 107 21 295 123 1262 263 53 1578
OTO 10 145 2 86 47 8 111 40 449 90 25 564
PAE 43 36 0 14 6 3 22 9 93 18 21 132
PLA 4 118 2 68 39 10 134 47 422 62 22 506
URO 4 127 1 84 28 10 113 41 408 57 24 489
VAS 4 64 1 35 15 4 53 15 191 19 2 212
Total 81 1592 30 924 410 92 1292 444 4865 802 335 6002

A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the workforce and activities reports page.
CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery

Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for their ongoing support.  This partnership with the Victorian Regional Committee ensures the ongoing success of the Regional Events. 

Major Sponsor

MDA National

Major Supporter

Hewison Private Wealth

Industry Supporters

Australian Medical Billing Service
The Bongiorno Group
Cook Medical
Covidien
J&J Ethicon
Medtronic
Mi-tec Medical Publishing
mlcoa

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours of opening?
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Where is the College Office?
View the location.

Where can I park at the College?
Refer to the College parking policy.

Where can I stay in Melbourne?
For accommodation bookings, access the travel management (members only; login required) section of this website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be eligible for discounted pricing.

Contact

Victorian Regional Committee
Chair - Jason Chuen

Victorian Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1188
E: college.vic@surgeons.org