Tri-state webinar series
RACS New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have partnered to present a series of webinars throughout 2023, focusing on leading a sustainable future for surgery.
We invite you to join us once a month on a Thursday evening, 7pm AEDT / 6pm AEST, to hear from a wide range of speakers on timely topics that would be of interest to all surgical specialties.
The next webinar is happening on Thursday March 30, 6:00pm AEST, 7:00pm AEDT (one hour duration)
Topic: How bias and racism impacts leadership
Speaker: Dr Emilia Dauway
About: Dr Emilia Dauway is the former Chief of Breast Surgery and the director of the Breast Cancer Program at Baylor, Scott and White Healthcare in Texas, USA. She is an American trained surgeon who has taken the opportunity to practice general and oncologic surgery in Australia. Dr Dauway was the co-inventor of the radioactive seed breast procedure which localizes non-palpable breast lesions. She will be speaking on her personal and professional opinion of how bias can impact professionalism and safety.
Register here: Meeting registration - Zoom
Topic: Resilience and mental skills training in surgeons
Speaker: Converge International
About: In partnership with Converge International, this webinar will focus on creating awareness and understanding of the importance of building resilience in surgeons. This will include a summary of the research, theoretical understanding of resilience and the mental fitness model, and best practice strategies being used globally to build surgeon resilience.
Register here: meeting registration - Zoom
Topic: Women and leadership in the sciences
About: RACS Fellow Dr Roxanne Wu, vascular surgeon and her daughter Dr Helen Buschel, a RACS Paediatric surgical Trainee joined us to discuss their leadership experiences throughout their careers, the challenges they have faced and examined how we could further achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in science. RACS presents this webinar in support of the UN goal of full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls; this webinar highlights the success of Australian women.
Speakers: Dr Roxanne Wu and Dr Helen Bischel
Hosts: Dr Julia Crawford and Dr Pecky De Silva