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Surgeons Ball 2021
The WA Surgeons Charity Ball 2021 is just around the corner and to date we have had great interest from our fellows.
For those wishing to attend a truly enjoyable evening with a few surprises along the way, I encourage you to join us.
Most importantly this evening provides a rare opportunity for surgeons across all specialties, and their partners, to come together in a relaxed environment and enjoy each other’s company. The WA Surgeons Ball also provides an opportunity to raise funds for a worthwhile cause, this year’s proceeds going to The Ear Bus Foundation, founded by one of our local ENT Surgeons, Professor Harvey Coates.
If you are after a truly enjoyable evening, then I encourage you to join us on Saturday 30 October, in celebrating our wonderful state with the night’s entertainment starting with Wesley College Moorditj Mob Indigenous Boy’s and continuing late into the night with band Little Belle.
Book early, as this event is proving to be an extremely popular fixture, and tickets do sell fast!! Please note that the early bird rate ($195 per person) ends on 30 September.
Don’t forget to get a table of 10 together to receive the discounted rate of $1,800 for purchase tickets.
Date: Saturday 30 October
Venue: Ballroom 3, Optus Stadium
We hope to see you there.Organising Committee
South West General Surgery Conference
Past event - Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
WA hosted the RACS WA/SA & NT Tristate ASM at Cable Beach Club, Broe from Thursday 26 August to Saturday 28 August 2021.
Conveners Steve Rodrigues and Jacinta Cover created a well received program on ‘A Safer Theatre For All’.
68 delegates attended the meeting with partners and children joining us for the Welcome Function and Conference Dinner.
Our fellows over the border unfortunately could not attend in person therefore a virtual link was arranged for their inclusion.
The meeting started with a Welcome to Country from local elder Arnold Smith from the Yawuru people.
James Aitken, Paul Bumbak, Stephen Rodrigues and David Fletcher kindly chaired the sessions over the weekend.
Our sincere gratitude to our sponsors - Avant Mutual, Business Events Perth, Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies, Genesis Care, Gore, MDA National, Medtronic, MIGA & MIPS. Their generous support ensured we were able to produce a worthy conference for our delegates.
Friday evening’s poolside conference dinner saw guests mingle with other delegates and share a fine meal, while also enjoying the insightful presentation from guest speaker, emergency physician and author, Michelle Johnston.
The conference concluded with a relaxing buffet lunch overlooking the Broome coastline, with many delegates saving the date for next year’s Tristate ASM in Barossa Valley, South Australia from 25 – 27 August, 2022.
The final program (PDF 2.78MB)is available for download and a video to view of the highlights.
View the event recap video.
Women in Surgery
Writing your own Narrative!
Crystal Club Lounge at Crown Towers Perth provided the perfect venue to bring together our Fellows, Trainees & aspired Junior Doctors / Medical Students in celebration of Women in Leadership – ‘Writing your own Narrative’ on Friday 10 September 2021.
Donna Shepherd, Chair of the World Vision International Board and Managing Director of Creating Communities Australia, captured the hearts of guests with her insightful, inspiring presentation.
Scrumptious canapes, refreshing beverages & wonderful company ensured an evening well spent.
Please keep an eye out for details of our International Women’s Day 2022 event early next year!