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2014 Meetings and Events

Victorian 56th Annual Surgeons' Meeting 25th October 2014

The Changing Face of Surgery and Training
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 - the Science
  • 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 attend.
Research abstracts presented at the meeting are assessed by a panel of academic judges for prizes in the following categories:

  • 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 the Meeting
  • VRC DCAS Scholarship: for best the presentation with a strong academic interest

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 venue.
Save the date; come along, support your Trainees' research and your Regional Committee, network with your colleagues and just have a good time.

 

2014 Medical Students' Surgical Workshops

Registrations closed

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

Venue: TBA
Date: TBA

View more events on the conferences page of this website

2014 Victorian Regional Committee meetings

(6pm; at the Hailes Room, unless specified)
3 February
31 March
2 June
4 August
6 October
25 October - Vic ASM
1 December

2014 Victorian Regional Committee Executive meetings

(6pm; at the College, L1 WW, unless specified)
3rd March - Trainee Welcome Induction
17 March - Ministerial Visit
May TBA
14 July - Ministerial Visit
1 September
10 November

Victorian Regional Newsletters

February 2014 Victorian Regional Newsletter

Victorian Media Articles

3 March 2014 "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"

Mortality Audit

Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM)

Specialty Societies

The Victorian Regional Office is also office to the Victorian branches of:

Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA):
Victorian Branch Training Committee
Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust

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

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.

Contact

Victorian Regional Committee
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
Email: college.vic@surgeons.org

Denice Spence
Victorian Regional Manager
Ph: 9249 1254 e: denice.spence@surgeons.org

Sue Moshis
Executive Officer - Victorian Branch of RACS & Australian Orthopaedic Association
Ph: 9276 7408 e: sue.moshis@surgeons.org

Liz Thompson
Office Co-ordinator (Events)
Ph: 9249 1253 e: liz.thompson@surgeons.org