New South Wales Surgeons’ Month returns this November with a range of educational, social and cultural events organised for everyone to enjoy.
This year marks the seventh instalment of the event, which is designed to provide networking and learning opportunities, as well as highlight the natural diversity of surgery and to celebrate the many facets of the profession.
RACS NSW Chair, Mr Ken Loi said that he was looking forward to the high-quality program of events, and meeting with colleagues across the month of November.
“Surgeons’ Month has evolved every year since we first piloted it back in 2013, and in recent years we have really start to make November synonymous with Surgeons’ Month.”
“One of the great things about it is the collaborative atmosphere that it generates. Our aim is to provide something for everyone and to bring people together regardless of what stage of their medical career they are at.”
“I would encourage everyone to get involved, particularly those who perhaps haven’t been so engaged in previous years and are keen to find out more about it. Surgeons’ Month not only offers educational events where participants can gain CPD points, but there is also that opportunity to meet with old friends in relaxed surrounds across a range of great venues in Sydney.”
Events in this year's Surgeons' Month program include:
Australian Defence Force in Medicine - Friday, 8 November. Held at the historic Victoria Barracks, the event has a military focus and is an opportunity for both military and non-military personnel to honour and learn about the contribution that medical professionals make to the navy, army and airforce.
Preparation for Surgical Education and Training - Saturday, 9 November. This workshop is targeted at final year medical students and junior doctors preparing for a career in surgery. The event will provide participants with information and advice on embarking on a career in surgery and includes a surgical skills station for participants to practice their skills.
Equality in Medicine - Wednesday, 13 November 2019. This event is for all medical professionals to come and meet in the relaxed surrounds of the NSW Art Gallery, enjoy the wonderful program, and to celebrate the diverse medical community across New South Wales.
Preparation for Practice - 23 and 24 November. The two day workshop will provide Younger Fellows and practice managers information on practical skills for setting up private practice.
NSW Surgeons’ Evening - 29 November. This prestigious event will be held at NSW Parliament House and will celebrate and recognise our members who have excelled in their various fields. Among the highlights will be the Graham Coupland Lecture to be delivered by A/Prof Kelvin Kong.
Places are filling quickly. Those interested in attending any of the Surgeons’ Month events are encouraged to register for their chosen event online as soon as possible to ensure that they do not miss out.