The Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) and Obesity Surgery Section aims to:
- foster and maintain a high standard of care in the surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract and hepato-pancreato-biliary system and in the surgical management of obesity;
- promote research in the understanding of normal and disordered function, plus management of the upper gastrointestinal tract and hepato-pancreato-biliary system, encompassing the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, liver, biliary tract and pancreas, and
- develop governing standards for issues related to upper GI, HPB and obesity surgery.
Annual Scientific Congress
Scientific and education programs are run at the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC).
Post Fellowship Training in Upper GI Surgery
The Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association was approved by RACS in February 2017, to provide training in both Australia and New Zealand. Details of this program, the positions available and the application process may be found at the ANZGOSA website at the link below.
Awards offered by the Section
- Mark Smithers Award for Clinical Research in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
- David Fletcher Award for Clinical Research in Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Paul O’Brien Award for Clinical Research in Bariatric Surgery
- Leslie Nathanson Award for Translational Research and Innovation
Further information about the Awards can be found in the Upper GI, HPB and Obesity Surgery Section Awards policy (PDF 130.77KB).
Awards are funded by the Upper GI, HPB and Obesity Surgical Fund (PDF 107.18KB).
If you are interested in becoming a member, please forward your details to the Secretariat.
This 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 - Prof Neil Merrett FRACS
Upper GI, HPB & Obesity Surgery Section Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1237
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432