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Meetings and events
2014 Welcome and induction
Medical Students' Surgical workshops
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Victorian Media Articles
Frequently asked questions
2014 Meetings and
Victorian 56th Annual
Surgeons Meeting 25th October 2014
The Changing Face of Surgery and Training - the Fellowship
October 25, 2014
The Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Salena Ward, Vic ASM Convenor 2014
The Meeting's objectives are:
- to provide Trainees an opportunity to present their research -
- to give Fellows an update with our theme The Changing Face of
Surgery and Training - the Fellowship
- to honour Geoff Royal's contributions to Surgery with a
distinguished guest speaker
- to give you the chance to meet your College Councillors and the
Victorian Regional Committee members
- to provide opportunities to socialise and network on the Friday
evening with a Welcome Dinner
The meeting will be held on Saturday, being condensed into one
day for your convenience. Workshops for Fellows and Trainees will
be held on Friday 24 October, the day prior to the meeting.
All the Directors of Surgery are invited for discussions on the
Friday evening about any issues they may be experiencing within
their hospital or region. Medical Students, all Trainees and all
Surgeons from all Surgical Specialties are invited and welcome to
Research abstracts presented at the meeting are assessed by a
panel of academic judges for prizes in the following
- DR Leslie Prize: the best clinical research paper,
- RC Bennett: the best laboratory based research paper
- VRC Best Medical Student Prize: best Student Presentation at
- VRC DCAS Scholarship: for best the presentation with a strong
The newly constructed Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is conveniently
located at 27 Little Collins Street. Officially openning next
month, the Sheraton Melbourne promises to be a fabulous
Save the date; come along, support your Trainees' research and
your Regional Committee, network with your colleagues and just have
a good time.
2014 Welcome Drinks
3 March, 6pm Onwards, RACS
This event serves several purposes: Welcomes and orientates our
New SET 1 into the Training Program, congratulates all new Young
Fellows and welcomes International Medical Graduates who may often
be in positions that could be declared as "Areas of
Need". This is an opportunity for Trainees and IMGs to
meet the Victorian Committee representatives and to connect
with peers and colleagues, including senor Fellows in a
We have some great speakers for the evening including Mr Brian Loh
who will provide a presentation on RACSTAV activities.
Ms Kaye Bowers will talk on her road to becoming a Young Felllow,
and A/Prof Bruce Waxman RVO will enlighten you on RACS Skills Lab
and education programs. Mr Geoff Down, RACS curator
will provide a humorous guide to The College and a surgical
All SET 1 in attendance will be congratulated on admittance to the
SET program with a certificate.
We would be delighted if you could join us to for this evening,
refreshments will be provided.
Registrations close 25 February 2014.
Student's Surgical Workshops
Skills Lab, RACS
Sunday 15 June
Sunday 7 September
Registrations will open shortly with notices being sent to
Victorian University Medical Schools, Deans and Medical Students
Surgical Interest Groups.
Each workshop will be limited to 32 registrants due to space
limitations on a first come, first served basis after registration
Medical Student's 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)
3rd March - Trainee Welcome Induction
17 March - Ministerial Visit
14 July - Ministerial Visit
February 2014 Victorian
Victorian Media Articles
January 9, 2013 The Age "Outcry over Surgery
January 22, 2013 The Age "Jobs cuts hit Royal
February 2, 2013 The Age "Hospitals facing loss of 12m in reward
March 20, 2013 The Age: "Hospitals Waiting List to Ensnare
December 4, 2013 The Age: "RCH Swamped
Victorian Audit of
Surgical Mortality (VASM)
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
The Victorian Regional Committee wish to acknowledge the support
of their sponsors.
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