Educator Studio Sessions 2020
Details of the 2020 Educator Studio Sessions (ESS) are available below.
In addition, the Academy of Surgical Educators will hold a series of Special ESS via webinar to provide RACS Fellows with an opportunity to obtain CPD points. The format will be the same as our regular ESS, with topics relevant to RACS members, not limited to a surgical education focus.
Registration is free.
28 October 2020
- Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm AEDT
- Speaker: Associate Professor Prem Rashid FRACS
- Topic: Surgical Education & Training: Journey to the future?
About Associate Professor Prem Rashid:
Prem Rashid started the Port Macquarie Urology Centre in 1997. It has rapidly grown to become a referral centre for urological care. He shares a broad interest in urological topics with rehabilitation following treatment as a focus. His main research area is education and training fostering the next generation. His role in surgical education started as the Supervisor of Urology Training in Port Macquarie Base Hospital (1998) which lead to his Chairing the NSW Urology Regional Training Committee (2009-2012) and then Chairing the Board of Urology between 2012-14. During that time, he led the re-design of the urology SET program. Following this he completed his 2nd doctorate, this time in Surgical Education at Sydney University. He has also authored several patient guide books with the 4th Edition of Your Guide to Prostate Cancer due for release in 2021.
- Vice-President, Urological Society of Australia & New Zealand
- Conjoint Associate Professor, University of New South Wales.
- Fellow, Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
- Member, Section of Academic Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Team Lead for Operative Surgery and Anatomy, Court of Examiners (Urology),
- Member, Programs in Surgical Education Reference Group, The University of Melbourne
- Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Member, Advisory Panel (NSW), Medical Insurance Group of Australia
- Member, Academy of Surgical Educators, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary).
13 November 2020
- Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm AEDT
- Speaker: Dr Hercules Kollias
- Topic: From Coping With COVID To Defining Your New Normal. The Surgeon As Champion
About the topic:
The human brain is designed to help us survive, or thrive. It is difficult to do both at the same time. Very often the impact of things that threaten us is ameliorated by the life experience and wisdom collected from dealing with similar things. A pandemic sits outside the usual range of experiences for most people. It is an extraordinary occurrence that requires an extraordinary response. New clusters. New outbreaks. New consequences to your work and livelihood. Constantly putting out fires you didn’t start can be exhausting and demoralising. In this presentation, we will explore how to cope with these kinds of situations and go from surviving to thriving, by becoming deliberate about defining our respective new normals. We can learn from the pressure-tested strategies of champion survivors. We can learn to be surgeons and champions.
About Dr Hercules Kollias:
Dr Hercules Kollias is someone who has created a unique path through two successful careers. One as a doctor, and one as an executive leadership expert, trainer, and coach. He has worked with high performing leaders and their teams in both the private sector and government, across a wide range of industries and settings, including clinical, corporate and business, sports, and the entertainment industry. He now brings the insight of a 20+ year career in leadership to doctors with coaching programs designed for all stages of their career, from coaching them on interview skills to enter Med School or specialty training programs, to helping established doctors build better teams and more functional practices. Hercules is passionate about helping leaders navigate through their challenges so that they can go from survival to success, and then from success to significance.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour (maximum of two points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.