The high standard of surgical expertise in Colorectal Surgery is fostered and maintained through a close working relationship with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). The Post Fellowship training program for the specialty is a collaboration between the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the CSSANZ, and has been since Colorectal Surgery was established as a sub-specialty.
Mark Killingback Prize
Awarded annually for the best scientific paper presented by a Surgical Education and Training (SET) Trainee or Younger Fellow (within 10 years of receiving Fellowship) at the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) on an area related to colon and rectal surgery. The prize allows for travel (return airfare, meeting registration and accommodation) to present the winning paper at the meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) the following year. Further information at the link below.
Annual Scientific Congress
Scientific and education programs are run at the ASC. The Sections' Annual Business Meeting is also held at the ASC.
Partnering with CSSANZ
The Section partners with CSSANZ and other organizations at the following meetings:
- CR-2023 Colorectal Spring Meeting – 17-18 November at JW Marriot Gold Coast Resort and Spa
- Tripartite Meeting, Paris 2025
Post Fellowship Training Program
The Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) Post Fellowship Training Program in Colorectal Surgery regulations were approved by Council in 1992 and accreditation of the program under the current PFET process was formalised in March 2016. The Colorectal Surgery PFET program is overseen by the Australia and New Zealand Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery (ANZTBCRS) and provides training in both Australia and New Zealand. Details of the program, the positions available, and the application process may be found at the CSSANZ website at the links below.
Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) - Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) form
The Colonoscopy (PDF 663.49KB) and Endoscopy forms (PDF 449.69KB) are modifiable PDF which can be typed into and saved or printed.
For more information, please contact the team via email.
Dr Ian Faragher VIC Chair
Dr Raymond Yap VIC Deputy Chair
Dr Mark Omundsen NZ Committee Member
A/Prof Marina Wallace WA Committee Member
Dr Damien Petersen QLD Committee Member
Dr Jimmy Etuati SA Committee Member
Dr Nabila Ansari NSW Committee Member
Dr Rebecca Shine NZ Co-opted
The Section is governed by a Committee as per the Sections Terms of Reference (PDF 177.86KB) reporting to the RACS Fellowship Services Committee.
Committee Chair - Dr Ian Faragher FRACS
Colon and Rectal Surgery Section Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1163
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432