Oral and poster presentations

Due to the current State of Emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to provide a face to face meeting this year, however we will be providing opportunities via online webinars to facilitate oral and poster presentations in front of a panel of surgeons.

Building upon RACS' vision of leading surgical performance, professionalism and improving patient care, this year's topic Collaboration in Surgery asks you to explore the way in which surgeons can create a better culture within multidisciplinary teams within the workplace and communities across Australia and New Zealand.

Victorian medical students, junior doctors and IMGs are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation on Collaboration in Surgery for the annual Victorian Oral and Poster Presentation Awards.

We encourage as many submissions as possible on this year’s theme however submissions outside this theme will also be accepted.

Presentation dates

Dates and times for presentations will be distributed to those who are offered the opportunity to present orally or a poster.

Want to view one of these online presentations and support our medical students, young doctors and SIMGs?

Watch a webinar below:

10 September

Watch the webinar

Download a program (PDF 565.17KB)

17 September

Watch the webinar

Download a program (PDF 529.64KB)

29 September


Download a program (PDF 546.91KB)

Abstract submissions

Submissions are now closed

Key dates:

Tuesday 30 June, 2020 - Abstract submission deadline

Tuesday 14 July, 2020 - Notification of acceptance

Please note the submission guidelines outlined below. 


Please direct any enquiries to college.vic@surgeons.org

We thank you for your interest in these events and look forward to meeting you at one of the 2020 webinars. 

Abstract submission guidelines

Guidelines (DOCX 174.72KB) for submitting an abstract.


The following prizes will be awarded and presented at a dinner to be held at a date to be confirmed after the current social distancing restrictions have been lifted.