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Clinical Leader Masterclass: Managing ourselves, our time and others
The Surgical Directors Section is offering a complimentary Clinical Leader Masterclass in collaboration with Francis Health on Monday 6 May (Workshop Day) at the 2019 ASC, Bangkok. Francis Health works with health care organisations on performance improvement and offers leadership and team development opportunities across New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Date: Monday 6 May 2019
Time and Location: 12noon - 4.00pm, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand.
The masterclass is targeted at clinical leaders and will cover time management, poor performers, managing conflict in the workplace and self-care. This activity is approved in the RACS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program. Places are limited.
To register or receive the program outline, please email the Surgical Directors Section secretariat.
2019 ASC Surgical Directors program
Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 May 2019 (with Quality and Safety Program)
Convener: Dr Simon Bann (Wellington)
International Visitor: Professor Gerald Hickson (Vanderbilt University, USA)
The themes for the Surgical Directors Program include building and leading a culture of change, unconscious bias, supporting the aging clinician and public reporting of surgical outcomes.
Section Dinner: Tuesday 7 May (combined with Quality & Safety and Surgical Education)
Surgical Directors Section Annual Business Meeting: 5.30pm Wednesday 8 May 2019
To register or view the provisional program, please visit the ASC website.
2018 RACS Surgical Leaders Forum
Patient Outcome Puzzle: Registries and audits measuring to improve patient outcomes
Final Program (PDF 901.92KB)
2017 RACS Surgical Leadership Forum presentations
A selection of presentations from the 2017 Surgical Leadership Forum, combined with the QLD Annual State Meeting in Palm Cove 18 - 20 August 2017:
Session 1: Education, Culture and Outcomes
The Changing Nature of the Health System: Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century - Dr John Wakefield (PDF 2.75MB)
Session 2: Clinical Governance and Audit
Achieving a Systematic and Integrated Approach to Clinical Governance - Mr Adrian Anthony (PDF 1.15MB)
A Practical Approach to Audit - Professor Rob Padbury (PDF 1.36MB)
Benchmarking for Single Clinician/Regional Surgical Units - Dr Tim Elston (PDF 309.13KB)
QASAM: TEN Years, 10,000 Cases - Dr John North (PDF 159KB)
Session 6: Accountability, Quality and Sustainability
Clinical Variations and Transparency - Dr Linda Swan, Medibank (PDF 701.19KB)
ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program - Mr Bruce Hodge (PDF 1.55MB)
Choosing Wisely and Futile Surgery - Dr Will Cairns (PDF 919.2KB)
2016 ASC Surgical Directors program presentations
Professor Gerald Hickson, Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention at Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee was the International Visitor for the inaugural 2016 Surgical Directors Program.
Audio recordings of Professor Hickson's ASC presentations:
Collaboration to Build Respect and Improve Patient Safety: The Why
The Vanderbilt Model Cultural Change And How To Achieve Better Outcomes
Early And Often: Addressing Behaviours That Undermine a Culture of Safety and Respect
Performance Management Versus Bullying And How Do You Know The Difference? One US Perspective
Addressing Unprofessional Behaviour by Surgeons - Professor Hickson's interview as featured in the May 2016 edition of the Surgical News Extra Audio Program.