Lecturers and Prize Recipients

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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.

 

American College of Surgeons' Lecture

2014 - Professor Wei Zhou - Cognitive impairment after carotid intervention
2013 - Dr Nancy Baxter - Quality control in colonoscopy : How to avoid missing tumours
2012 - Associate Professor Vikram Kashyap - Novel observations on human endothelial dysfunction
2011 - Dr Thomas Aloia - A novel functional staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma
2010 - Associate Professor Nipun Merchant - Progress in the management of pancreas cancer: not an oxymoron
2009 - Dr Richard Bold - Population-based outcomes in pancreatic cancer
2008 - Dr Fiemu Nwariaku - Thyroid cancer: new paradigms, new therapies
2007 - Dr Herbert Chen - Gastro-intestinal neuro-endocrine tumours: current and future therapies
2006 - Dr Robert Cima (Rochester, USA) - The Evolution of the Intestinal Pouch-anal Aanastomosis
2005 - K. Cheung - Management of Mutilating Injuries to the Upper Extremity
2004 - J. Cullen - Preventing Postoperative Infections due to Staphylococcus Aureus

Archibald Watson Medal and Lecture

2008 - Professor Jiefu Huang - Surgical Education in China
2006 - Professor Kingsley Faulkner (Perth) - Flanders, Flodden, Florey and Fallujah: An Anatomy of Affliction and the Pathology of Power 1900-2006
2004 - D. Gotley - Advances in Surgery in Carcinoma of the Oesophagus
2002 - J.G. Temple - PRCSEd 497 years of the RCSEd
1997 - D. Simpson - Watson's World
1994 - A.J. Woodward - Doctoring the Planet: Health Effects of Global Change
1992 - D. Melnick - Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?
1989 - C. Organ - Impact of the New Technologies
1988 - H.K. Ibbertson - Paget's Disease
1988 - J. Pettigrew - Flying Cats and Flying Primates: The Brain Eliminates Evolution and Vice Versa
1987 - E.L.L. Schneider - The Impact of Aging on the Aged
1985 - C.E. Sullivan - Sleep Disorders and Clinical Medicine
1984 - C. Wood - Ethics and Science of In Vitro Fertilisation
1980 - B.McC. O'Brien - The Future of Microsurgery
1980 - R.G. Elmslie - Our Honoured Anatomists
1973 - J. Birrell - The Drug Scene - Perspective 1973
1970 - E.H. Goulston - Sphere of Influence - The Surgeon in a Developing Country
1967 - W.E. Hackett - Biological Views of Disease
1966 - J.O. Smith - Sydney Grandison Watson and his Sons, especially Archibald
1963 - D.C. Sinclair - Skin Sensation
1957 - C. Craig - Some Doctors in Famous Novels and a Famous Play
1955 - Air Vice-Marshal - Sir Victor Hurley: The Making of a Surgeon
1953 - H.J. Wilkinson - The Edwin Smith Papyrus and its Significance
1951 - W.E.L. Crowther - The Background of Medical Practice and Training of Surgical Apprentices in Van Diemen's Land
1949 - J.B. Cleland - The Naturalist in Medicine
1947 - Sir Henry Newland - Professor Watson and his Influence on Australian Surgery

Clinical Committee Prize

2015 - June - Dr Michael Zhi-Yao (NSW)
2015 - February - Dr Modher Al Shawi (VIC)
2014 - May - Dr Rafael Gaszynski (NSW)
2014 - February - Dr Scott Taylor (VIC)
2013 - June - Dr David Colbert (WA)
2013 - February - Dr Charles Molloy (QLD)
2012 - June - Dr Paula Conroy (New South Wales)
2012 - February - Dr Conrad Stranz (South Australia)
2011 - June - Dr Amit Reddy (New Zealand)
2011 - February - Dr Ajay Iyengar (Victoria)
2010 - May - Dr Christopher Lehane (New South Wales)
2010 - February - Dr Mahmoud Jafari Giv (Victoria)
2009 - June - Dr Michael Hong (Victoria)
2009 - February Dr. Vanaja Sivapathasingam (Sydney)
2008 - October - Dr Danella Favot (Queensland)
2008 - February - Dr Rachel Thompson (Victoria)
2007 - October - Dr Bradley Morris (Queensland)
2007 - February - Dr Daniel Steiner (Victoria)
2006 - June - Dr Matthew Alfredson (Sydney)
2006 - February - Dr Luke Alleine Spencer (Melbourne)
2005 - June - Dr Faruque Riffat (Sydney)
2005 - February - Dr Catherine Fiona Sinclair (Melbourne)
2004 - June - Dr Michael Patrick Rosenfeldt (Auckland)
2004 - February - Dr Joanne Louise Dale (Brisbane)

Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop Memorial Lecture

2012 - Major General Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld - Weary's Legacy: From Hellfire Pass to Afghanistan and beyond
2011 - Mr Tim Keenan - In praise of rugby: the ruminations of a developing world surgeon
2010 - Mr Robert Pearce - Beware the smell of geranium - fear and progress in NBC warfare
2009 - Professor John Pearn - A Higher Ethic - Sanctuary and Caritas for Victims of War
2008 - Brigadier Robert Atkinson - A Bridge Too Far - Never
2007 - Mr A Wyn Beasley (Wellington, New Zealand) - Reconciliation
2006 - Maj General Nopadol Wora-Urai (Bangkok, Thailand) - From Friendship to Academic Relationship
2005 - HE Lt-General J. Sanderson AC - The Emerging World Order - A Clash of Cultures or a Culture of Co-operation
2004 - I. Loefler Africa - Surgery in an Unstable Environment
2003 - Grace Warren - Returned with Thanks - Lessons from the Third World to the First
2002 - Vice-Admiral D.J. Shackleton - Terra Australia and Naval Gazing
2000 - Professor A.K.C. Li - A Surgeon for All Seasons

George Adlington Syme Oration

2014 - Dr Kanwaljit Soin - Surgery and self actualisation
2013 - Sir Peter Gluckman - The challenge of scientific knowns and unknowns: perceiving risk and setting policy
2012 - Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan - Corruption, integrity and us
2011 - Hon. Alexander Downer - World leadership and the next half century
2010 - Professor Jorg Imberger - Death of the environment, social icons and personal connectivity: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance
2009 - Mr Noel Pearson - Exile on Wall Street: Revisiting John Ralston Saul's Thesis in "Voltaire's Bastards" on the Tyranny of Reason in a Time of Financial Collapse
2008 - Mr Donald Tsang - The Challenge of Future Healthcare Delivery in Hong Kong
2007 - Professor Paul Callaghan (Wellington, New Zealand) - Horizon Science and the Human Implications
2006 - Xanana Gusmao (Dili, Timor-Leste) - The Price of Commitment to Conscience
2005 - Judge Kate O'Brien - Crime and Punishment: A View from the Bench
2004 - Professor A.K.C. Li - Lessons from SARS
2003 - R. Strong - The Future is not What It Used to Be
2002 - Sir Peter Morris - PRCSE Leadership in Surgery
2001 - Sir David Carter - Surgery at the Crossroads
2000 - Sir Ninian Stephen
1999 - J. Belich - A Tasman History
1998 - M. Brennan - The Surgeon as Leader in Cancer Care
1997 - J. Strong - People, Potential and Management
1996 - Averil Mansfield - Surgery: A Suitable Career for Women
1995 - Sir Ronald Wilson - The Year of Tolerance: Its Challenge to Australia
1994 - Professor Adrienne Clarke - Science, Technology and Australia's Future
1993 - Professor D. Penington - A Clever Country or a Wise Country?
1992 - P. Ellyard - Preparing Australia for the New Millennium
1991 - A. Donovan - The Practice Guideline Initiative
1990 - G.C. Liggins - Winds of Change
1989 - Reverend Peter Hollingworth - There are our Children - Eradicating Child Poverty
1988 - Professor G. Blainey - How Far Have We Travelled?
1987 - G.C. Bolton - Hartigan's Syndrome
1986 - D.A. Cooley - A Medical History of Texas during the past 150 Years
1985 - C.R. Hanlon - Surgery as a Humane and Learned Profession
1984 - Sir Gustav Nossal - Medical Research and Medical Practice: New Perspectives on the "Town" versus "Gown" Dilemma
1983 - Hon. Sir Edward Younde - The City which Cares
1982 - Hon. Sir David Beattie - Athlete and Accident
1981 - F.J. Gillingham - - The Quality of Life
1979 - Sir Reginald Murley - The Ethics and Economics of Excellence
1978 - D.H. Onn - Regional Co-operation
1977 - Sir Rodney Smith - Privileges and Responsibilities of Royal Colleges
1976 - Sir Benjamin Rank - Syme and the Surgeon's Image
1975 - Margaret Dalziel - About Suffering They Were Never Wrong, the Old Masters
1974 - J.E. Dunphy - What Puts the Surge in Surgery?
1973 - Rt Hon. Lee Kwan Yew - Trigger-happy and Circumspect Types
1972 - Sir Stanley Burbury - The Surgeon and the Law
1971 - Sir John McEwen - The Impact of International Trade on National Relationships
1970 - Professor Z. Cowen - The Privy Council - Towards the End of the Chapter
1969 - Hon. R.D. Muldoon - Little Brother or Nation?
1968 - K.C.O. Shann - Our Indonesian Neighbours
1967 - J.T. Gunther - Australia and the White Man's Burden
1966 - Sir John Bruce - Leadership in Surgery: a Commonwealth Inheritance
1965 - Rt Hon. Sir Garfield Barwick - Tasks for Australians
1964 - Sir Archibald Grenfell Price - The Importance of Disease in History from the Geographical Viewpoint
1963 - Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies - Speech and Speakers
1962 - E.G. Sayers - Some Problems in Medical Education
1961 - H. Atkins - A Small Library
1960 - J.R. Darling - The Education of a Civilized Man
1959 - Sir Alexander Murphy - Barbers, Surgeons and Tradition
1958 - Hon. Paul Hasluck - Telling the Truth in a Democracy
1957 - Sir Owen Dixon - Jesting Pilate
1956 - J. Cairney - On Reason and Belief
1955 - Sir Ian Clunies-Ross - The Response of Science to the Challenge of the Australian Environment
1954 - Sir James Learmonth - On Making Inaugural Orations
1953 - Rt Hon. Sir John Latham - Work and Leisure and Pleasure - and Law
1951 - Sir Reginald Watson-Jones - Rehabilitation and Resettlement. Fifty Years of Progress in Surgical Principles
1950 - Professor Sir John Medley - Medicine and the Humanities
1949 - Professor J.T.A. Burke - The Age of Reason
1948 - Sir Hugh Cairns - The Progress of Surgery, with Special Reference to Intracranial Surgery
1947 - Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor - The Debt of Surgical Science to Australasia
1946 - J.H.L. Cumpston - The Culture of Human Life
1945 - Professor J.D.G. Medley - The University and the Medical Profession
1944 - V.M. Trikojus - Recent Investigations Concerning the Biochemistry of the Thyroid Gland
1939 - Sir Alfred Webb-Johnson - Surgery in England in the Making
1938 - W.A. Osborne - Surgical Teaching in Germany
1937 - C.E. Hercus - Some Prevention and Research Aspects of Surgery
1936 - L. Cowlishaw - The First Fifty Years of Surgery in Australia
1935 - Professor F. Wood Jones - The Master Surgeon
1933 - F. G. Bell - Hospital Problems and Surgical Education
1932 - C.H. Fagge - The George Adlington Syme Oration

Gordon Gordon-Taylor Medal and Lecture

(Australasia only)

2012 - Professor Joseph W Y Lau - Development of surgery - towards the extremes
2009 - Professor Daryl Wall - By Apollo, Janus and Sir Francis Chichester, Set the Course 
2006 - Professor C Miles Little - Surgical Giants and Giants among Surgeons: The Case of Abraham Gillies
2003 - S.A. Mellick - Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor 1878-1960: Master of Language and Surgery
2001 - Professor D. Howie - An Australian Perspective on Joint Replacement Surgery
1997 - Professor V. Fazio - Salvage of the Failed Pelvic Pouch
1987 - J.H. Heslop - Basic Surgical Training and the RACS
1984 - D.G. Macleish - The Tyranny of Words
1981 - D. Beard - The Surgeon at War
1978 - Sir Edward Dunlop - The Whole Earth is a Sepulchre of Heroes
1975 - P.J. Kenny - Metatropoi Aurai
1972 - R.S. Lawson - Amputations through the Ages
1969 - B.K. Rank - Et nova et vetera
1966 - Professor J. Loewenthal - Sidere Mutato

Gordon Gordon-Taylor Prize

2015 - June - Dr Campbell Schmidt, QLD
2015 - February - Dr Verinder Sidhu, NSW
2014 - October - Dr Dianna Li, NSW
2014 - June - Dr Rebecca Shine, NZ
2014 - February - Dr Daniel Breen, VIC
2013 - June - Dr Giorgio Stefanutti, SA
2013 - February - Dr Anthony Ta, VIC
2012 - June - Dr Andrew Davidson, NZ
2012 - February - Dr David Liu, NSW
2012 - February - Dr Roger Haddad, VIC
2011 - June - Dr Deepak Chhabra, NSW
2011 - February - Dr Kheng-Seong Ng, NSW
2010 - June - Dr Prashanth Rao, NSW
2010 - February - Dr Andrew MacLeod, VIC
2009 - June - Dr Michael Hong, VIC
2009 - February - Dr Shagun Aggarwal, NSW
2008 - February - Dr Christopher Earle Brooks, VIC
2007 - October - Dr Nicholas John Gormack, NZ
2007 - February - Dr Andrew Ko-Wai Cheung, NSW
2006 - November - Dr Yi Chen, VIC
2006 - June - Dr Sidney Levy, VIC
2006 - February - David Wardill, VIC
2005 - November - Edmund Ek, VIC
2005 - June - Dr Christopher Gillespie, VIC
2005 - February - Dr Alex Yuen, VIC
2004 - Catherine Sinclair

Hamilton Russell Medal and Lecture

2011 - Professor Ian Harris - Surgery as placebo
2010 - Professor Allan Skirving - In praise of surgery
2009 - David McNicol - Tomorrow's Another Day. But It Isn't - Tomorrow Was Created Yesterday, You See
2008 - Professor John Wong - Developments that Change Practice
2007 - Professor A Keith Jeffery (Otago, New Zealand) - Of Strings and Splints and Wars and Wounds
2005 - A.W. Beasley - Cook as a Scientist - An Appraisal
2004 - S.P. Chow - The Development of Hand Surgery in the Asia-Pacific Region, including Australasia
2003 - D.G. Macleish - Surgical Business et nova et vetera
2002 - J. Kirkup - Fracture Care of Friend and Foe during World War I
2000 - R. Strong - Traveller There is no Path, a Path is Made by Walking
1999 - R. Nicholson - A Surgical Retrospect
1998 - Sir David Carter - Cancer Surgery and the Millennium
1996 - B.J. Dooley - For Better or for Worse
1995 - M. De Bakey - Perspectives in Surgical Technology
1991 - C. McC. Evarts - Leaders and Leadership
1990 - S.A. Wells - The Development of a Surgical Research Programme
1989 - C.S. Sledge - Evolution of Hip Joint Design: Hip Replacement
1987 - D.C. Sabiston - The Making of a Surgeon
1984 - F. Ortiz Monasterio - Four Hundred Years of Wound Healing
1983 - A.M. Tile - The Evolution of Fracture Treatment since Hamilton Russell
1979 - A.W. Beasley - Preserved through the Medium: Art and the History of Orthopaedics
1974 - R.A. Chase - The Variety of Methods for Primary and Secondary Reconstruction of the Thumb
1963 - R.S. Lawson - Forty Years On
1952 - F.C. Courtice - Pulmonary Oedema. Clinical Implications of Animal Experiments
1947 - Sir Heneage Ogilvie - The Place of Surgery in the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer
1937 - Sir C. Stanton Hicks - The Physiology of Acute Circulatory Failure due to Haemorrhage and Shock
1935 - E.W. Hey Groves - The Romance of Surgery

Herbert Moran Memorial Lecture in Medical History

2012 - Associate Professor Michael Hollands - From intellectualism to scientific method, the transformation of medieval anatomy
2010 - Professor Wyn Beasley - The romantic surgeon: the College's first named lecturer, Ernest Hey Groves
2009 - Dr George Fielding - These Hallowed Grounds
2007 - Professor Robert Lusby - The Art and Science of Wine Making: Hunter Valley, 1820-1880
2006 - Dr Peter Campbell - Radiation-induced Disease; Why Surgeons Should Look Back to the Future
2005 - J. Hanrahan
2004 - G. Low - A Race for Fame and Glory - Hong Kong 1894
2003 - R. Magee - Medical Practice and Medical Education 1500-2001: An Overview
2002 - D. David and D.A. Simpson - World War I: The Genesis of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
2001 - R. Pearce - Doctors and Writers: The Merchants of Paradox
2000 - S.A. Mellick - Exploring the Legacy of History
1999 - P. Wrightson - The Growth of the Concept of Mild Head Injury
1997 - B.W. Taylor - The Renaissance and Reconstruction
1996 - N.A. Myers - Landmarks in the History of Oesophageal Surgery
1995 - D.A Simpson - Helmets in Surgical History
1994 - G. Wilson - The Partnership
1993 - N. Dan - Trephination in the Pre-European Era in Australasia
1992 - G. Flynn - The History of Surgery in Canberra
1991 - J.H. Pearn - Courage and Curiosity - The Surgeon Explorers in Australia and New Zealand
1990 - A.W. Beasley - They Left Nothing Unattempted
1987 - J. Leavesley - Eternal Summer Gilds Them Yet - Aesculapius and his Temples of Healing
1983 - J.A. Williams - Provincial Pioneers in Pommie Surgery
1981 - B. McC. O'Brien - Abraham Colles and the Australian Connection
1980 - R. Nicks - The New Zealand Saga: The History of Chest Surgery
1980 - J.W. Kirklin - The Continuing Evolution of Corrective Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease
1977 - R. Nicks - The Saga of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Australia
1976 - F. Ortiz Monasterio - Two Thousand Years of Medicine and Magic in Mexico
1975 - D.W. Taylor - The Monro Collection in the Medical Library of the University of Otago
1974 - Sir John Loewenthal - PRACS Moran
1972 - E. Ryan - Early Medical Practice in the Wimmera
1969 - J. Cobley - Thomas Arndell - Surgeon Magistrate and Farmer
1968 - Sir Douglas Miller - Sir Alexander MacCormick - Man and Surgeon
1964 - C.E. Cook - Medicine and the Australian Aboriginal - A Century of Contact in the Northern Territory
1963 - R. O'Regan - Some Early Medical Practitioners of Wellington
1959 - J. Estcourt Hughes - John Woodall - An Elizabethan Surgeon
1956 - K.F. Russell - A Seventeenth-century Plagiarist
1954 - Sir Gordon Bell - John Hunter's Tradition
1950 - Col. A.M. Mackintosh - The Australian Medical Association
1947 - K. Inglis - The Historical Approach in the Study of Medicine

James Pryor Memorial Lecture

2012 - Dr Mark Sidhom - Medicolegal aspects of multidisciplinary clinics
2011 - Associate Professor Leigh Atkinson (Brisbane) - Pain and Suffering: Personal Injury and the Australian Courts
2010 - Professor Peter Cossman (Sydney) - The Special Dilemma of Upper GI Cancer Treatment
2009 - Professor Christopher Wallace (Toronto, Canada) - Trainees: How do we Handle the Risk?
2008 - Professor Richard Deyo (Portland, USA) - Surgeons, Science and the Device Industry
2007 - The Honourable Geoffrey Davies (Brisbane) - Professionalism
2006 - Dr Stewart Boland (Sydney) - The Medical Indemnity Landscape: Now and in the Future
2005 - J. Reason - Assessing the Culpability of Unsafe Acts
2004 - Mr Gordon Waddell (Glasgow) - Back Pain and Incapacity for Work
2003 - Justice Paul de Jersey - Negligence, Insurance and the IPP Report: Recent Developments in Australian Medical Law

Kenneth Fitzpatrick Russell Memorial Lecture

2012 - G. Low - Paintings from the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library at Yale University
2010 - P. Sharp Harmen Boerhaave - "The Dutch Hippocrates"(Aphorismi de cognoscendis et curandis morbis…,Leiden 1722)
2008 - M. Fahrer - The Life and Times of Ambroise Paré (Œuvres complètes d'Ambroise Paré..., Malgaigne 1840-41)
2006 - A.W. Beasley - An Approach to the Natural (Hippocratis Coi medicorum omnium longe principis...,1525)
2004 - S.A. Mellick - Of Books and Libraries
2002 - Professor A.J. Thurston - Dupuytren's Disease or Cooper's Contracture? (Dislocations and Fractures of the Joints, Cooper 1822; Leçons Orales de Clinique Chirurgicale, Dupuytren 1832)
2000 - Professor D.A. Simpson - The English Roots of Medical Education in Australasia (Records of Harvey, Paget 1846)
1998 - Professor A.W. Beasley - A Web of Words: Kipling and his Friends (The Story of a Surgeon, Bland-Sutton 1930)
1996 - Professor J.H. Pearn - Nom et Lumière (The Anatomy of Plants, Grew 1682)
1994 - R. Andrew Cuthbertson - Haemophilia: Historical and Molecular Perspectives
1991 - Professor Harold Attwood Kenneth Russell - Medical Historian, Matthew Baillie's Atlas of Engravings and Samuel Johnson's Lung

The Mark Killingback Prize - Colon and Rectal Surgery Section

2015 - Dr Primal Singh
2014 - Dr Jevon Puckett
2013 - Dr Cherng Huei Kong
2012 - Dr Szelin Peng
2011 - Dr Tarik Sammour
2010 - Dr Tarik Sammour
2009 - Dr Kamran Zargar Shostari

Peter Jones Memorial Oration Medal

2012 - Mr Hugh Martin - Peter Jones and his 4 Hs
2010 - Rosslyn Walker - Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis (all things change) 
2008 - Keith Stokes (Melbourne) - Transition, a Challenge at any Time
2006 - Alexander Auldist (Melbourne) - Liver Resection in Children
2004 - Stuart Ferguson - A Brief History of Paediatric Day-Stay Surgery
2002 - M. Glasson - Peter Jones FRACS - The Man and his Legacy
2000 - E.D. Smith - Denis Browne - Maverick or Master Surgeon?
1998 - N.A. Myers - There is Nothing as Permanent as Change

President's Lecture

2014 - Professor Keith Willett - If it's about quality and health cost let us run healthcare
2013 - Sir Ray Avery - Improvements in global health care through disruptive science and technology
2012 - Professor Chandra Muzaffar - The challenge of forging unity in a multi-ethnic society
2011 - Professor the Lord Ara Darzi - Healthcare reforms
2010 - Hon. Dr Kim Hames - Current and future opportunities in health
2009 - Rowan Gillies - Medical, Ethical and Operational Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance
2008 - Sir Gordon Wu - The China Economic Miracle: 1978-2008
2007 - Sir Tipene O'Regan (Christchurch, New Zealand) - A Small Voyage around My Father's Dreams
2006 - Professor Bruce Barraclough (Sydney) - Improving Care through Leadership
2005 - Fiona Wood - Striving for Excellence: Who Pays?
2004 - R. Smith - Is Surgery an Anachronism in an Evidence-based World?
2003 - Justice D.A. Ipp - Judges and Judging
2002 - J. Smeaton - Emerging Opportunities in Regenerative Medicine
2001 - P. Stanley - Healing beyond Technology in the Era of Painful Surgery
2000 - Professor A.K.C. Li - A Surgeon for All Seasons (incorporating the Sir Edward ("Weary") Dunlop Memorial Lecture)
1999 - Sir Peter Blake - Attitude and Passion
1998 - President's Symposium - The Provision of Health Care to Indigenous Peoples
Presenter: Dr. Norman Swan
Speakers: I. Anderson, Sandra Bailey, Professor W. Cumming, Barbara Flick, Professor M. Gracey, Senator the Hon. J. Herron, Professor C. Mantell, Professor D. Marshall, Professor I. O'Rourke, I. Spencer, Professor D. Watters
1997 - M. Turnbull, P. O'Shane and P. Ruthven - Visions for Australia's Future
1996 - Professor Heather Couper - ET... Please Phone Earth!
1995 - Professor Verena Tunnicliffe - Hot Vents: A Fantasy on the Ocean Floor
1994 - Sir Edmund Hillary - Adventure is for Everyone
1993 - J. Walmsley - Conservation and the Private Sector
1992 - Sir Terence English PRCSE - Surgeons, Managers and Politicians in the 1990s
1991 - J. Maloney - Financing Health Care: Doctor vs Politician
1990 - N. Thompson - Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: The Controversy in the Management of Gastrin Today (September)
1990 - J. Terblanche (August)

Rupert Downes Memorial Lecture

2011 - Professor John Pearn - Pro patria et spe gentis
2008 - Professor Arthur KC Li - Ethics and standards
2005 - Robert Pearce - Trust me, Claudius
2002 - Colonel D. Beard - The Music of Warfare
2000 - A.Wyn Beasley - Of Scurvy and Shipwreck - The Dutch Discovery of Australasia
1998 - D. Trunkey - I am Giddy, Expectation Whirls me Round
1996 - Professor Averil Mansfield - Arterio-venous Malformations and their Treatment
1994 - General Sir Phillip Bennett - Medical Aspects of Australia's Defence
1990 - Patricia K. Donahoe - The Development of Tumour Inhibitors
1988 - B.A. Smithurst - Distinguished Australian Military Surgeons
1983 - G.B. Ong - The Trifacetted Nature of Surgery in Hong Kong
1980 - D.G. Hamilton - One Hundred Years of Paediatric Surgery in Sydney
1978 - C.M. Gurner - Military Medical Preparedness
1976 - P.P. Rickham - Nephroblastoma - A New Look at an Old Problem
1972 - H.E. Beardmore - Paediatric Surgery - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
1970 - J.H. Louw - The Scientific Method in Surgery
1965 - D. Waterson - Oesophageal Replacement in Paediatric Surgery
1961 - Sir Albert Coates - The Doctor in the Services
1957 - F.K. Norris - Be Strong and of Good Courage
1954 - A.S. Walker - The Following Wind of History
1950 - S.R. Burston - Some Medical Aspects of Atomic Warfare

William Manchester Lecture

1999 - J. Williams - The Influence of one Man on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New Zealand
1990 - B.McC. O'Brien - The Influence of Microsurgery Research on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery