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  • Start Time:

  • 06/05/2012 00:00

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  • 10/05/2012 00:00

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  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

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  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

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Fellows, Trainees and Associates

On behalf of the organising Committee we would like to invite you to the 81st Annual Scientific Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012. The meeting will start with The Convocation on Sunday the 6th of May and conclude on Thursday the 10th.

The theme of the meeting will be "The Making of a Surgeon". It is our intention throughout the meeting to explore all aspects of Surgical Practice. The Sectional convenors are constructing focused thematic sessions, Master classes and research paper sessions to reflect the current controversies and advances in their specialty. This provides a wonderful opportunity for the trainee and practicing surgeon to attend many and varied sessions to resource practice and knowledge with the intermingling and cross fertilisation of many specialty groups.

The Plenary sessions we hope will be both challenging and informative. It is our intention to explore the issues of Communication, Collaboration, Professionalism and Teamwork. This will spotlight many of our nine competencies. These areas of surgical practices have always been considered implicit; skills that we pick up by example without any formal training or discussion. This is concerning as dysfunction in these areas seem to be the cause of greatest harm to our patients. There is emerging recognition and research to develop codification of these areas so that we can teach, assess and develop these skills. International experts have been invited to the Congress to explore these areas.

The meeting has been embraced by the Government of Malaysia and The Malaysian College of Surgeons. Through Professor S.K. Lum, past President of the Malaysian College, we have been given access to the Political and Surgical leaders of the region. The meeting will give a unique opportunity to view the beauty of Malaysia and surgical practice through the eyes of our enthusiastic hosts.

The venue for the meeting is the spectacularly situated Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre overlooking the 40 hectare KLCC Park and the PETRONAS Twin Towers. An excellent Associates program has been developed highlighting Malaysian culture and cuisine. Post-congress tours showcasing the breadth of Malaysia will tempt delegates and Associates to extend their stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur in May 2012.

Mr Philip Truskett
ASC Convenor