Oral and poster presentations

This years research theme explores how surgeons can create a better culture within multidisciplinary teams within their workplace and communities. However, submissions of all current research will be accepted.

Presentation dates

Dates and times for presentations will be distributed to those who are offered the opportunity to present orally late in September.

Programs will also be made available late September.

Abstract submissions

Submissions for 2022 are now open via our online portal.

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 webinars. 

Abstract submission guidelines


The following prizes will be awarded and presented at the G.J Royal Lecture to be held on the 15th of November, 2022.

  • D R Leslie Prize: awarded to the best clinical paper presented by a Victorian based registered Surgical Trainee.

WINNERS: Michael Flood (2021) Janindu Goonawardena (2020)

  • R C Bennett Prize: awarded to the best laboratory based research paper submitted by either a Victorian based medical student, unaccredited registrar, or accredited trainee.

WINNERS: Daniel Cox (2021) Balakavitha Pillai (2020)

  • DCAS Scholarship: awarded to Victorian medical students whose paper demonstrates a real interest and potential in academic surgery, and who will most benefit from attending the DCAS course. 

WINNERS: Henry Shen (2021) Balakavitha Pillai (2020)

WINNERS: Nicholas Sclavos (2021) Casey Fung (2020)

  • Best Poster Prize:  awarded to the poster submission judged best for presentation.

      (Not awarded in 2020/2021).

Watch a past presentation

Want to view the online presentations and support our medical students, young doctors and SIMGs?

Watch a webinar below:

2021 Oral Presentations

2020 Oral Presentations

NOTE: Unfortunately the final (3rd) session for 2021 is not available due to the electrical storm experienced in Melbourne on the 28th October.