Building Towards Retirement


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

Workshop information

What will you learn?

Work is an important part of life so when you stop full time surgery or are approaching retirement, you need to take time to plan for the next stage. It's crucial that as much thinking and planning are undertaken for life after surgery as was given to building your career in the first place.

Surgeons who attend can expect to:

  • receive information about retirement and motivation to plan for retirement
  • share the experience of retired Fellows to stimulate interest in alternative careers and lifestyles
  • gain financial and legal management information and resources.

Key learning outcomes

  • To know when to put the scalpel down
  • To better understand the psycho-social changes associated with retirement
  • To build a well-balanced, active and creative retirement
  • To be aware of the legal requirements of selling or winding down a practice
  • To broaden understanding of a superannuation opportunities and tax requirements.

Target group - Surgeons from all specialties who are considering retirement from operative or other types of surgical practice will benefit from attending this day long workshop. Fellows from a variety of disciplines and their partners join with colleagues and corporate speakers in an interactive discussion format that focuses on three sessions:

  1. preparing for retirement
  2. options after retirement
  3. resources to realise options.

Sponsorship - This activity is proudly supported by Avant, the Bongiorno National Network and mlcoa  

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Key details

Date and location: 14 November 2015:
Convened face-to-face workshop - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Online - live via web link

Fee: (all values include GST):
A$260 (Fellows only)
A$365 (Fellows and partner)
A$320 (non members of the College)
A$125 (members - online only)
A$160 (non members - online only)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (maximum of 7 points) in Category 4 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.

Presenters: Mr Maurice Stevens (convenor), RACS Fellows and industry experts

Registration: Fellows can register via the online registration form.
If you would prefer to register manually, please contact the Department of Professional Development.
Places are not secure until receiving written confirmation from the Professional Development Department.

More information: Please view the program (PDF 716 KB). Contact the Department of Professional Development.

Cancellation policy:

In the unlikely event that insufficient registrations are received to make the activity viable, or the date or location of a Professional Development activity is changed, the College takes no responsibility for additional individual costs incurred as a result. Please note that registrations are not confirmed until payment has been processed.

If a participant cancels their place in a workshop the following conditions apply:

  • For cancellations between two and four weeks before the workshop, participants are eligible for a 50% refund.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations less than two weeks before the workshop.
  • However, at the discretion of the Professional Development Manager, registrants may be offered a refund or given the opportunity to transfer to another relevant Professional Development activity.
  • Consideration will be given to circumstances of a medical or compassionate nature.

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Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1106
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412