VASM Management Committee


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VASM Steering Committee overview

Committee meeting dates

The College Council, in 2004 endorsed coordinating the bi-national roll out of Audits of Surgical Mortality. To ensure appropriate governance, standardization and consistency between the audits a bi-national approach needs to be adopted. In line with this, an Australasian Audit of Surgical Mortality Steering Committee will manage and coordinate the roll-out and maintenance of the audits. The board is accountable directly to Council for fulfilment of the responsibilities outlined in its Terms of Reference (PDF 42KB).


Associate Professor Philip James McCahy, Clinical Director, Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality
Mr Trevor Jones, Chair, Victorian Surgical Consultative Council
Dr Shirin Anil, Manager, Consultative Councils, Safer Care Victoria 
Ms Andrea Kattula, Victorian Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity and Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Mr Adam Zimmet, Cardiothoracic Craft Group
Dr Jocelyn Shand, Dental Practice Board
Dr Rachael Knight, The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Professor Erwin Loh, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators
Mr Patrick Lo, Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and Victorian Regional Office
Ms Avanthi Mandaleson, Australian Orthopaedic Association
Mr Russell Taylor,  Australasian Association of Paediatric Surgery
Mr Timothy Wagner, Australian and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery 
Ms Claudia Retegan, Project Manager, Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality
Dr Helena Kopunic, Surgical Audit Manager, Research, Audit and Academic Surgery

Committee meeting dates

2019 VASM Management Committee meetings (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne):

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 6.00pm - 7.00pm


All general enquiries can be directed to:
VASM - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
GPO Box 2821
Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1153
Fax: +61 3 9249 1130

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