Surgical management of severe trauma will be the focus at this year's Royal Australasian College of
Surgeons (RACS) Victoria region Annual Scientific Meeting to be held 19-20 October at the Royal
Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

The event, which is aimed to attract more than 100 Fellows, Associates, Trainees and International
Medical Graduates will be convened by Associate Professor Warwick Teague FRACS, Associate
Professor Rodney Judson FRACS and Dr Katherine Martin FRCS and will include lectures from a number
of national and international speakers.

Topics for discussion will include paediatric resuscitation, management of haemorrhage, trauma care
within major country centres and limb salvage and fasciotomy.

Clinical and academic Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgeon at the the University of Melbourne
Department of Surgery, Associate Professor Vijayaragavan Muralidharan will provide the GJ Royal
Lecture at the conclusion of the event as well as presentations of a number of prizes including the best
clinical registrar paper prize, the best laboratory based research paper prize and the best presentation by
a medical student.

The Surgical Leaders Forum, a unique gathering of surgeons with leadership aspirations across the
jurisdictions from both Australia and New Zealand, will meet to discuss issues that affect surgical leaders
prior to the event on Friday 19 October.

The event is proudly sponsored by Bongiorno, Medtronic, Aspen Australia, MIGA, Sanofi, Avant Mutual
Group and Hewison.