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Women in Surgery IWD High Tea
A wonderful celebration of International Women's Day 2023 was held by the RACS WA Women in Surgery Advisory Group at a High Tea on Saturday 11 March at Crystal Club Lounge, Crown Towers Perth.
It was a fabulous opportunity to network & enjoy the insightful presentation from our guest speaker, Dr Paola Magni, whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Swan River. Congratulations to Alexa Prawdiuk, the winner of the special door prize on the day, a stunning pair of freshwater white pearl earrings by Keiko Uno Jewellery.
RACS WA would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere gratitude to the valued sponsors of this event - Avant, MDA National & Montserrat Day Hospitals.
Please save the date for our next Women in Surgery event – a special Cocktail Evening – Wednesday 20 September 2023. The venue of this event is under close wraps for now, but promises to be worth the wait!
Check out the images from this fabulous event here.
Surgeons Ball 2023
What a wonderful evening this was!
Our Fellows, Trainees and their partners exchanged surgical scrubs for black tie attire at the RACS WA Surgeons Ball 2023 on Saturday 18 March 2023 at the The Ritz-Carlton Perth. A total amount of $27,238 was raised through a live auction, silent auction & raffle for the Pangea Global Health Education charity. Professor Kate Drummond AM, Chair of Pangea, was delighted with the outcome which will go towards their September trip abroad to Malawi, delivering educational programs to their partner communities which, in turn, will develop long-term, sustainable improvements in healthcare.
The major prize of the raffle was a stunning gold & diamond necklace, valued at over $10,000 and generously donated by Tiffany & Co. With a ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ 1920’s inspired theme, guests were welcomed to the venue with smooth jazz vocal tunes by Little Belle, followed by Dr Stephen Rodrigues opening the event as MC for the evening. Guests later grooved to the sounds of the 6-piece Little Belle band & had some fun at the 1920’s inspired photo booth. St John of God Healthcare, Saturn Pathology and Tiffany & Co were platinum sponsors for the evening.
Check out the link to images taken on the evening.
RACS NT, WA & SA Annual Tristate Scientific Meeting 2023
RACS NT, WA & SA Annual Scientific Meeting
10-11 August 2023
Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory
Our colleagues and friends in the Top End of Australia will be hosting this year's Tri-State Annual Scientific Meeting at the Darwin Convention Centre on the 10 - 11 August 2023. This year's theme - Trauma, Futility and Sustainability - will look at vicarious trauma, road trauma, presentations from those who were on the ground 25 years ago during the Bali Bombing, plus more!
The program also includes sessions on sustainability in the workforce, retention and recruitment, climate sustainability and health. The program will see a number of presentations from key speakers on futility in surgery, an ethical debate and involvement from our Audit of Surgical Mortality. Surgeons as Leaders will be offered as a professional development course on 9 - 10 August for those who wish to make the most of their CPD in Darwin in August.
Call for Abstracts!
The call for abstracts is now open for the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and will close at 11:59 PM ACST Friday 31 May 2023. Please click here to make a submission. We encourage authors to submit abstracts around the ASM theme 'Trauma, Sustainability and Futility'.
Wednesday 31 May 2023 | Closing Date for submissions
Sunday 25 June 2023 | Notification of Acceptance
Sunday 23 July 2023 | Submission of PowerPoint Presentation