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Surgical Research Society of Australasia
The Surgical Research Society of Australasia (SRS) was established in 1961 with Professor Richard P Jepson as its inaugural President. The Surgical Research Society has a long history of contribution to the advancement of surgical research and support for academic surgery. As one of its most valuable achievements over the years, the SRS has provided an excellent forum for the presentation of original research by Fellows, Trainees and medical students to present their research.
The Surgical Research Society of Australasia Conference is held in conjunction with the Section of Academic Surgery Meeting as part of the flagship November Annual Academic Surgery Conference.
Prestigious and highly sought-after prizes are awarded at the conference:
- The Young Investigator Award which provides financial support for the winner to attend and present their work at the Association for Academic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting in the United States.
- The Developing a Career and Skills in Academic Surgery (DCAS) Award which provides financial support for the winner to attend the DCAS Course.
- Four travel awards.
Developing a Career and Skills in Academic Surgery (DCAS) Course
This course was established to help delegates understand the early stages of establishing a career in academic surgery and to broaden their network of experienced colleagues. The target audience of this course includes medical students, surgical Trainees, research Fellows, early career academics, Younger Fellows, and any surgeons with an interest in academic surgery.
- To promote the positive, inclusive aspects of academic surgery
- To inspire and recruit potential academic surgeons
- To provide an insight into academic practice
The DCAS course is held annually by the Section of Academic Surgery on the Monday preceding the RACS Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) within the same venue. The DCAS Course will be delivered in a hybrid format at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 2 May 2022.
The final program for 2022 is currently available.
Online Registration is now open.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +61 3 9249 1117
Clinician Researcher Committee (previously Clinical Academic Pathways Working Party)
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, through the Section of Academic Surgery has a key focus on creating and sustaining the next generation of the clinical academic workforce. The Clinical Academic Pathways Working Party was formed to take this work forward.
The aims of the CRC are:
- to develop a strategic framework that will identify the requirements (including gaps, overlaps and obstacles) for embedding Clinical Academic career pathways within the Australian and New Zealand Medical system, and
- to investigate means by which active support can be provided to host institutions wishing to build new clinical academic training pathways/positions throughout the continuum of training in collaboration with the relevant training, regulatory and professional bodies (including medical schools and postgraduate medical colleges).
Clinical Trials Network Australia and New Zealand (CTANZ)
The Clinical Trials Network Australia and New Zealand (CTANZ) is a collaborative that gives surgical Trainees, Junior Doctors and medical students the opportunity to lead and participate in clinical studies that enhance patient care.
Visit our dedicated webpage to learn more about CTANZ, and how to join us: surgeons.org/CTANZ
CTANZ Executive team
Professor David Watson - CTANZ Clinical Director
For more information, email: CTANZ@surgeons.org