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2015 Meetings and Events

2015 Welcome and Induction Evening

2 March 2015, RACS

All new SET, IMGS and Young Fellows who are based in Victoria are invited to come along to meet and connect with supervisors, your Regional Committee and members of the Victorian Surgical Community.  This is a relaxed evening of information and networking.  The evening will feature speakers who will provide an update on RACS, education and training to provide an introduction to the College.

All SET 1 in attendance are congratulated on admittance to the SET program with a certificate.

Click here for further information, or contact liz.thompson@surgeons.org ´╗┐

2015 Victorian-Tasmanian Annual Surgeons' Meeting

16-18 October 2015, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

"Coping with Change"

We are excitied to announce that the Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Meetings (ASMs) will be combined in 2015.  Overlooking the habour, the Hotel Grand Chancellor is a perfect venue for the scientific program where theme of "Coping with Change" will be examined over symposia and plenary sessions.  The best that Hobart has to offer can be explored from this ideal locale.  All delegates will be welcomed on a cruise to Peppermint Bay for a sumptuous dinner where local produce will be showcased on Friday 16th.  

Further information on the scientific program, the social activities and professional development opportunities will be available early in the new year, or you may contact: liz.thompson@surgeons.org.   Save the date now!

Further information regarding the Vic ASM.

2015 Medical Students' Surgical Workshops

Sunday 14 June and Sunday 9 August

Skills Laboratory, RACS

Continuing from the success of previous years, there will again be two MSSWs for final year Victorian Medical Students in 2015.  Registration information will be posted here early in the New Year.  Should you wish to join the Faculty, please contact liz.thompson@surgeons.org to register to your interest.

Further information on the background of this event´╗┐

Medical Students' Careers Expo

AMSA - Medical Careers Expo
In 2015 the Australia Medial Students' Association (AMSA) will be holding its annual careers exhibition in Melbourne 5-12 July and we will have a booth at the trade show with and representatives from RACS to answer delegates questions regarding careers in surgery.  Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to have a go at using the laparascopic trainers (FLS boxes).  

We will be looking for surgeons and SET to be involved in this event - if you are interested, email: liz.thompson@surgeons.org

View more events on the conferences page of this website

2015 Victorian Regional Committee meetings

(6pm; in the Hailes Room, unless specified)
2 February, 2015
13 april, 2015
3 August, 2015
5 October, 2015
7 December, 2015

2015 Victorian Regional Committee Executive meetings

(6pm; at the College, L1 WW, unless specified)
 2 March, 2015
27 April, 2015
6 July, 2015
7 September, 2015
9 November, 2015

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 callls 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 February 2014.

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.

Victorian Workforce Data

Data ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VICTORIA WA AUST NZ Overseas Total
CAR 4 54 0 35 9 3 57 13 175 24 28 227
GEN 17 533 17 268 128 26 427 123 1539 240 158 1937
NEU 6 73 0 41 15 5 59 19 218 19 24 261
ORT 23 395 6 252 110 21 289 115 1211 259 54 1524
OTO 8 140 3 80 42 8 110 38 429 82 26 537
PAE 4 31 0 12 8 3 23 8 89 16 24 129
PLA 5 118 2 59 40 9 127 42 402 58 22 482
URO 5 122 1 76 29 10 99 36 378 51 22 451
VAS 3 62 1 36 14 4 44 13 177 17 2 196
Total 75 1528 30 859 395 89 1235 407 4618 766 360 5744

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 ongoing collaboration for Regional Events. 

Major supporter

Odyssey

Industry supporters

RoomWithStyle Investec Avant
Covidien Sanofi MDA_National
CookMedical 3M

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 1255
Fax: +61 3 9249 1256
Email: college.vic@surgeons.org

Denice Spence
Victorian Regional Manager
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1254
Email: denice.spence@surgeons.org

Liz Thompson
Office Co-ordinator (Events)
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1253
Email: liz.thompson@surgeons.org