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2015 Meetings and
2015 Welcome and Induction Evening
2 March 2015, RACS
On 2 March, The Hon Jill Hennessey joined VRC members and
members of the Victorian surgical community in welcoming the
incoming SET, IMGS and Young Fellows. The formal program
included an update on Skills and Education, RACSTA activities, a
Young Fellows' perspective, along with a familiarisation of the
RACS building and history. This evening was an opportunity
for our newest members to meet and connect with the Victorian
Surgical Community. The VRC would like to thank the
speakers: Assoc Prof Bruce Waxman, Mr Michael Law, Dr Luke
Bradshaw and Geoff Down for their involvement, and would also like
to thank Mr Paul Cashin for his commitment to convene this
Avant Mutual Group are also thanked for their
support for this event.
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2015 Victorian-Tasmanian Annual Surgeons' Meeting
16-18 October 2015, Hotel Grand Chancellor,
"Coping with Change"
We are excited to announce that the Victorian and Tasmanian
Regional Meetings (ASMs) will be combined in 2015.
Overlooking the harbour, 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 Call for Abstracts will be open 24
April 2015 and will close 4 August
information regarding the 2015 VicTas ASM
regarding the Vic ASM.
Students' Surgical Workshops
Sunday 14 June and Sunday 9
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 over the
Surgeons and Surgical Trainees: Should
you wish to find out more or to join the Faculty please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to register to your interest.
Medical Students: As these events are
extremely popular, in 2015 we will be using an online system where
you will be able to register your interest. This will be open
for 48 hours. 64 students who will be chosen randomly will be
invited to attend. A further 15 will go on a waiting
list. All registrants will be advised of the outcome.
This process will be conducted
on the history of this event
Medical Students' Careers Exhibitions/Conferences
Seeking Expressions of Interest
In 2015 the VRC is collaborating with student groups and is
seeking support from Fellows and Trainees. Commitment varies
between events, but will usually be for a couple of hours to
provide information regarding careers in surgery and the SET
program, and/or to assist with basic surgical skills sessions.
9 May: Rural and Remote Medicine: More
information will be posted as it is available
23 May: Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria
(PMCV) and AMA Victoria: careers expo
1 July: Melbourne Uni Medical Student
Conference: FLS skills workshops. Assistance
obtaining Lap trainers for this event is also
6&7 July: AMSA Careers Conference: RACS will be
hosting a booth for the provision of information on careers in
14 June and 9 August: VRC Medical Students
Surgical Workshops: (See above)
If you are a surgeon or surgical trainee who is interested in
being involved, or to find out further information, contact Liz
Thompson: 9249 1253, email@example.com
View more events on the conferences page of this website
2015 Victorian Regional Committee meetings
(6pm; in the Hailes Room, unless specified)
13 April, 2015
3 August, 2015
5 October, 2015
7 December, 2015
2015 Victorian Regional Committee Executive meetings
(6pm; at the College, Hailes Room, unless specified)
27 April, 2015
6 July, 2015
7 September, 2015
9 November, 2015
Victorian e-News Archive
Victorian Media Articles
31 October 2014 The Mail Times "Surgeons' Community Spirit
22 October 2014 The
Age: "Thousands wait too long for surgery"
3 March 2014 The Age: "AMA calls for 'Surgery Blitz' on RCH
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
9 January 2013 The Age "Outcry over
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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours of opening?
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Where is the College Office?
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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
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
Victorian Regional Manager
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1254
Office Co-ordinator (Events)
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1253