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Meetings and events
Call for Abstracts
Frequently asked questions
2014 Meetings and
56th Victorian Annual Surgeons' Meeting
The Changing Face of Surgery: Maintaining quality,
safety and assessment
The 8th Sino-ANZ Surgical Oncology Conference
New Frontiers and Challenges in Colorectal
24-25 October 2014
The Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Vic ASM: Salena Ward
Sino-Anz Surgical Oncology Conference: Bruce Waxman
Registrations are now open
The Provisional Program (PDF
1.2MB) is now available
The Sino-ANZ Surgical Oncology Conferences
started in 2000 and rotates each two years between Australia and
Gangzhou, China on a topic of surgical oncology. This year we
welcome our colleagues from San Yat-Sen University in Ganzhou for
this one day meeting on Friday 24 October: "New Frontiers and
Challenges in Colorectal surgery."
The 56th Vic ASM opens on Saturday
25 October with an exciting presentation by our plenary speaker Dr
Ashley Webb. Following this, the scientific program will explore
the changing landscape of surgery during concurrent research paper
presentations and two symposia, addressing "The maintenance of
quality, safety and assessment" in surgery and training. The
meeting provides Victorian Fellows, Trainees, IMGs and Medical
students a forum for research and scientific paper
Pre-meeting professional development workshops
will be held at RACS on Friday 24 October. See below for more
Welcome dinner: Friday 24 October
Delegates and their families are warmly invited to join us for an
exclusive Welcome Evening at the iconic Melbourne Museum on
where we will privately dine in the Melbourne Gallery of the Melbourne
Museum. Capturing Melbourne's history from 1830 through to
today, diners will will be free to explore the gallery with their
family and friends throughout the evening.
The G J Royal Dinner: Saturday 25
This will be held at the Sheraton Melbourne where Prof
Michael Grigg, RACS President will present the GJ Royal Lecture.
The prizes and awards will also be presented at this dinner
where The GJ Royal dinner will be held at the Sheraton,
featuring special guest Prof Michael Grigg, President Elect, who
will present the GJ Royal Lecture. Presentation of all prizes
will be made at this dinner. Here the meeting will
draw to a close.
For all regsitration information, including fees and registration
We have secured a conference rate for a limited number of rooms at
the Sheraton Melbouren Hotel. Use this link to take advantage
of this. These will be available until September 9
unless sold out prior. Book Sheraton Accommodation.
View/print the Victorian ASM 2014 flyer (PDF
Call for Abstracts
Submissions Are Now Open
Abstracts are invited from Fellows, IMGs, Surgical Trainees and
Successful abstracts will be printed in the final program.
Please note that single case reports will not be accepted. Audio
visual instructions will be sent to successful authors.
Submissions must include:
- Authors (Presenter in caps and underlined, eg: J.L.M Peters,
A.K.SMITH, A. Thomas, N. Bravo)
- The title
- An Abstract of 250 words or less
- A 50 word presenter bio to facilitate the Chairperson's
- Personal details: address, mobile, institution of presenter,
year level of study (where applicable)
- Conflict of Interest Declaration
Abstracts are accepted by email only. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Friday 8 August
There are prizes for the following categories:
- 2014 DR Leslie Prize: Best clinical registrar paper
- 2014 RC Bennett Prize: Best laboratory based research paper
- DCAS Scholarship: Best presentation appropriate to academic
- Medical Student Prize: Best presentation by a Medical
All winners will be announced at the GJ Royal Dinner, on the
evening of the Vic ASM, Saturday 25 October 2014.
Vic ASM Pre-meeting Workshops
Friday 24 October 2014
Please follow the links below to register for these
National Simulation Health Educator training
program (NHET Sim)
9.00am - 4.30pm
NHET Sim is Australia's first National Simulation Health Educator
training program, funded by Health Workforce Australia.
Educators who currently use or intend to use simulation as an
educational tool to support the education and training of others
are encouraged to attend free of charge. The program is being
tailored for a surgical educator audience and will involve two
online core components - 'Simulation based education: contemporary
issues for the health professionals' and 'Being a simulation
educator'; and a one day workshop on 'Simulated patient
methodology' and 'Patient focused simulations'. All participants
who complete the program will be acknowledged as a NHET SIM
Max numbers: 20, Registrations are filling, register now to
secure your position.
Cost: No Charge
TSIA: Training Standards - Interpretation and Application
9.00am - 12 noon
This three-hour workshop aims to make participants aware of the
required standards for Competent and Proficient performance across
all nine competencies. It focuses on the interpretation and
application of the training standards in the workplace, giving
participants the knowledge to assess own and others performance and
provide feedback against the standards.
Clinical Decision Making (CDM)
12.30pm - 3.30pm
CDM is a three hour workshop designed to enhance a participant's
understanding of their decision making process and that of their
trainees and colleagues. The workshop will provide a roadmap, or
algorithm, of how the surgeon forms a decision. This algorithm
illustrates the attributes of expert clinical decision making and
was developed as a means to address poor clinical decision making
processes, particularly as a guide for the supervisor dealing with
a struggling trainee or as a self-improvement exercise.
Max numbers: 12, limited registrations are left, register now
to secure your position.
Students' Surgical Workshops
Skills Lab, RACS
Sunday 15 June: Convenor: Zeev Duieb
Sunday 7 September: Convenor: Wai-Ting Choi
The early interest to the 2014 Medical Students' Surgical
Workshops has been overwhelming. Registrations have now closed.
Successful registrants have been advised via email.
Medical Students' Careers Expo
View more events on the conferences page of this
2014 Victorian Regional Committee meetings
(6pm; at the Hailes Room, unless specified)
25 October - Vic ASM
2014 Victorian Regional Committee Executive meetings
(6pm; at the College, L1 WW, unless specified)
14 May - incorporating guests Sir Bruce Keogh and Minister David
14 July - Ministerial Visit
Victorian Media Articles
27 May 2014 "The Age "Docs Practice with 3D Parts"
3 March 2014
"AMA callls for "Surgery Blitz" on RCH wait lists"
4 December 2013 The Age: "RCH Swamped
20 March 2013 The Age: "Hospitals Waiting List to Ensnare
2 February 2013 The Age "Hospitals facing loss of 12m in reward
22 January 2013 The Age "Jobs cuts hit Royal
9 January 2013 The Age "Outcry over Surgery
The Victorian Regional Office is also office to the Victorian
Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA):
Victorian Branch Training Committee
Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust
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
Victorian Workforce Data
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
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 section of this
website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be
eligible for discounted pricing.
Chair - Robert Stunden
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
Victorian Regional Manager
Ph: 9249 1254 e: email@example.com
Executive Officer - Victorian Branch of RACS & Australian
Ph: 9276 7408 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Co-ordinator (Events)
Ph: 9249 1253 e: email@example.com