Louis Barnett Prize 2020
The Louis Barnett Prize is valued at $2,500 and application for this prize is open to:
- New Zealand based surgical Trainees, in all nine specialties
- New Zealand Fellows within five years of gaining their Fellowship as of 31 October 2020.
The Louis Barnett Prize commemorates Sir Louis Barnett CMG, the first New Zealander to become President of RACS.
The Louis Barnett Prize researchers usually present their papers at the New Zealand Annual Surgeons Meeting. This year the meeting was cancelled because of COVID-19 but the New Zealand National Board has decided to hold a special session this year with virtual presentation of all selected papers. So the call for abstracts is now open.
Closing date for abstracts is 9am Monday 16 November. Those whose abstracts are to be presented will be advised of that no less than three weeks before the presentation date which will be Thursday 3 December. The exact time is yet to be finalised but it will most likely be in the evening.
New Zealand National Board meetings
4 December 2020
5 March 2021
4 June 2021
3 September 2021
3 December 2021
E ngā rata, e ngā iwi, e ngā tauiwi o te motu, tenā tātou katoa.
Nau mai, haere mai ki Tāhuna Queenstown for the RACS New Zealand Annual Surgeons Meeting - Surgery 2021: Reflecting on Practice, on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September next year.
The countdown has begun and an exciting programme is being developed, featuring a range of inspiring speakers from both Aotearoa / New Zealand and overseas. The organising committee is delighted to confirm that Professor Peter Brennan, MD, PhD, FRCS Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and internationally renowned expert in human factors and patient safety will be a keynote speaker. Whether he will be with us live in Queenstown or be attending via Zoom, is still to be determined. Fingers crossed for the former.
If you can’t travel to Queenstown ahead of Surgery 2021, then you should definitely stay on for the weekend and experience the wonders and delights of New Zealand’s top adventure and skiing region.
More details, including a provisional programme and accommodation deals, will be available in due course so do keep checking this page. In the meantime, block out your calendar and book your flights now.