Scholarships, grants, awards, lectures & prizes
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Call for abstracts
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Queensland Trainees and PHOs are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2023 Neville Davis Prize, the premier research prize in Queensland. The winner will receive a prize of $2,500.
Call for abstracts
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Queensland medical students and junior doctors are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation on a surgical topic for the annual 2023 RACS Papers Prize. The winner of this prize will receive a prize of $1000.
By way of application, you are required to submit an abstract to present for the prize. The abstract should be no more than 200 words in the body of the text (i.e. excluding title, authors and institution). Indicate the presenters by placing your name in underline.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Queensland Younger Fellows Grant
The Queensland State Committee (QSC), through the Younger Fellows Advisory Group are offering two travel grants to assist Younger Fellows in Queensland who are working/studying interstate or abroad for further post Fellowship, prior to returning to Queensland to practice.
The grants (two available) are valued at $2,500 (including GST) and a further $500 (including GST) is provided to the QSC for the attendance of the recipient at the RACS Queensland State Conference to cover costs of registration and the official meeting dinner.
Outstanding Service to the Community Award
The Outstanding Service to the Community Award (OSCA) has been designed to recognise Fellows who have given long and dedicated service to their local community - more often than not unheralded - but without which the standard of surgical care in that community would have been less than society demands.
The Queensland State Committee recognises a small number of Fellows throughout the year with this award and other awards that seek to say thank you for all the hard work and commitment that our Fellows showed and continue to show which benefits not only their patients, their hospitals, their communities, but it must be highlighted, the incredible benefit that they bring to our College as a whole.
The criteria for these awards consequently are understandably strict as the Queensland State Committee take this responsibility very seriously and any deserving recipient must meet this standard. However the Committee delights in the opportunity to recognise these Fellows, our colleagues, in their communities here in our great Sunshine State.
If you know of a Fellow who is deserving of this award please contact the RACS Queensland Office email@example.com
RACS Queensland Surgical Skills Competition
In association with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), RACS Queensland will be hosting its 8th annual Queensland Surgical Skills Competition at the College in Brisbane. The event provides an introduction of basic surgical skills and promotes surgery as a career to Queensland Medical Students. This is also an excellent opportunity for Fellows, IMGs and Trainees to be involved in surgical teaching and mentoring.
The David Theile Lecture is presented by an invited speaker on a surgical topic or a topic of interest to the surgeons. The lecture may bring to the attention of the profession and to the public issues of surgical importance that have been founded or developed in Queensland. The lecture is presented at the Queensland State Conference which is held biennially. The lecturer is presented with a medal at the conference by Dr David Theile Snr who chairs the lecture.
Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research
The scholarship is intended to support applicants who wish to take time away from clinical positions to undertake a full-time research project under the supervision of an experience investigator in the prevention, causes, effects, treatment and/or care of cancer. Applicants must be currently working in Queensland or Tasmania.