Queensland Activities


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RACS Queensland Activities

Queensland State Conference

Younger Fellows - Personal Branding Evening

Awards, Lecture & Scholarship

Women in Surgery

Surgical Interest Groups

Preparation for Practice

Queensland Charity Ball

Committee Meetings

Professional Development

Skills Training Courses

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2019 Queensland State Conference

combined with the Surgical Directors Section Leadership Forum

Sheraton Grand Mirage Gold Coast
Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July

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Convenors: Dr Brian McGowan, FRACS and Prof Deborah Bailey, FRACS

The RACS Queensland State Conference combined with the Surgical Directors Section Leadership Forum will be held in the sunny Gold Coast. Professional Development workshops, the Queensland Health Forum and research presentations are included as part of the program prior to the formal opening of the meeting. The annual Neville Davis and RACS Papers prizes provides an important platform for Queensland registrars, junior doctors and medical students to present their research. The theme of the meeting "Seven (st)ages of a surgeon" will be explored through symposia with invited and guest speakers, providing a forum for lively discussions between speakers and delegates. The conference will cover topics around:

  • Medical Student/Intern years
  • Registrar training
  • Fellowship
  • Younger Consultant years
  • Surgical Director
  • College Councillor
  • Retirement

To recognise Dr David Theile for his ongoing contribution to surgery, the conference features a lecture presented by an esteemed member of the medical profession.

There will be a Friday evening Welcome Reception and Saturday Dinner where the Outstanding Services to the Community Awards, 2019 Neville Davis Prize and Queensland RACS Papers Prize will be announced.

Provisional Program

For further information contact the RACS Queensland Office.

E: college.qld@surgeons.org  |  T: +61 7 3249 2900

Younger Fellows - Building Your Brand

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The Younger Fellows Group of the Queensland State Committe are offering a complimentary Brand Building event. This evening is an opportunity to learn from the personal experiences, knowledge and wisdom of our respected Fellows. Gain insight into developing your surgical brand within the community.

Keynote speakers include:

  • A/Prof  Richard Lewandowski
  • Prof Deborah Bailey
  • Prof Owen Ung
  • A/Prof Julie Mundy

Provisional Program

Register Now

E: courtney.rhone@surgeons.org  |  T: 0402 736 732

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Awards, Lectures, Prizes & Scholarships

Neville Davis Prize

Abstract Instructions

Queensland Trainees and PHOs are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2019 Neville Davis Prize, the premier research prize in Queensland. The winner will receive a prize of $2,500. The finals for the competition will be held Saturday 13 July 2019 at the RACS Queensland State Conference, Gold Coast.
By way of application, you are required to submit an abstract to present for the prize. The abstract should be no more than 200 words in the body of the text (i.e. excluding title, authors and institution). Indicate the presenter by placing your name in underline.

Queensland RACS Papers Prize

Abstract Instructions

Queensland medical students and junior doctors are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation on a surgical topic for the annual premier 2019 Queensland RACS Papers Prize. Heats will be conducted on Saturday 1 June at the RACS Queensland Office (Level 2, 59 Shafston Ave, Kangaroo Point). The selected three finalists will present at the RACS Queensland State Conferene, Gold Coast on Saturday 13 July. The winner of this prize will receive a prize of $1000.

Abstracts can be submitted as an email attachment to the Queensland Office of the College by 5pm, Monday 13 May 2019.

For further information, please contact the Queensland Office

David Theile Lecture

Outstanding Services to the Community Award

Queensland Surgical Skills Competition

In association with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), RACS Queensland will be hosting its 7th Annual Queensland Surgical Skills Competition on Saturday 28 September 2019 (TBC) at the College in Brisbane. The event provides an introduction of basic surgical skills and promotes surgery as a career to Queensland Medical Students. This is also an excellent opportunity for Fellows, IMGs and Trainees to be involved in surgical teaching and mentoring.

Queensland Younger Fellows Grant

Applications open in November 2019
Application form and further information available

The Queensland Younger Fellows Grant is open to Younger Fellows who are working/studying interstate or abroad for further post Fellowship and diversify their surgical experiences, prior to returning to Queensland to practice.

The Grant has been initiated by the Younger Fellows Group of the RACS Queensland State Committee (QSC) and the generosity of the Sponsors of the Queensland Preparation for Practice Workshop enabled the Grant to be established in 2017.

The grant is valued at $2,500 (incl. GST) and a further $500 (incl. GST) is provided to the QSC for the attendance of the recipient at the RACS Queensland State Conference to cover registration and the official meeting dinner.

Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research

The scholarship is intended to support applicants who wish to take time away from clinical positions to undertake a full-time research project under the supervision of an experienced investigator in the prevention, causes, effects, treatment and/or care of cancer. Applicants must be currently working either in Queensland or Tasmania.

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Women in Surgery

Information available soon.

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Surgical Interest Groups

Regional Career Events

Regionally, various events are supported by the RACS Queensland State Office.
If there are events that may be of interest to us, please contact the Queensland Office

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2019 Preparation for Practice Workshop

Save the Date
RACS Brisbane Office
Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 November

The interactive two day workshop will provide Younger Fellows, final year Trainees and Practice Managers information on practical skills, tips and advice for setting up private practice. The focus is on practicality and experiences provided by fellow surgeons and consultant speakers.

The course will cover:

  • addressing private administration
  • financial and practice business structures
  • medico-legal aspects
  • identifying pressures and strategies to maintain a healthy and balanced life
  • creating relationships between Fellows and referring doctors, staff, private hospitals and private insurance companies.

2018 Program (PDF 720KB)

E: admin.qld@surgeons.org

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Charity Ball

Information available soon.

RACS Queensland Committee Meetings 

2019 Queensland State Committee (QSC) Meetings

Wednesday 13 February - 6pm
Wednesday 3 April - 6pm
Wednesday 5 June - 6pm
Wednesday 7 August - 6pm
Wednesday 2 October - 6pm
Wednesday 4 December - 6pm

2019 Queensland State Executive Committee (QSEC) Meetings

Wednesday 23 January - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6 March - 6:30pm
Wednesday 1 May - 6:30pm
Wednesday 3 July - 6:30pm
Wednesday 4 September - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6 November - 6:30pm

2019 Queensland Trauma Committee Meetings

Wednesday 6 February - 6pm
Wednesday 10 April - 6pm
Wednesday 12 June - 6pm
Wednesday 14 August - 6pm
Wednesday 9 October - 6pm
Wednesday 11 December - 6pm 

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Professional Development

2019 Workshops in Queensland

21 Mar       Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators (FSSE), RACS Brisbane
27 Mar       Advanced Feedback in Surgical Education, RBWH, Brisbane
12 Apr       FSSE course, RACS Brisbane
18 May      FSSE course, RACS Brisbane
  7 Jun       FSSE course, Gold Coast
12 Jul        Supervisors and Trainers for SET (SAT SET), RACS QLD Conference, Gold Coast
12 Jul        Keeping Trainees on Track (KTOT), RACS QLD Conference, Gold Coast
23 Jul        The Academy Educator Studio Sessions, RACS Brisbane
23 Aug      Safer Australian Surgical Teamwork (SAST), RACS Brisbane
28 Au        Advanced Feedback in Surgical Education, GCUH, Gold Coast
  7 Sep      AMA Guidelines: Difficult Cases, AOA/RACS/AMLC Conference, Gold Coast
14 Sep      FSSE course, RACS Brisbane
27 Sep      Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS), RACS Brisbane
12 Oct       FSSE course, RACS Brisbane
15-17 Nov Process Communication Model: Seminar 1, RACS Brisbane
22 Nov      FSSE course, RACS Brisbane

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Skills Training

2019 Courses in Queensland

15-17 Feb      Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST), The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), Brisbane
18 Feb           Operating with Respect (OWR), Customs House, Brisbane
1-3 Mar          Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP), TPCH, Brisbane
15-16 Mar      Australia Skills Education & Training (ASSET), RBWH, Brisbane
29 Mar           OWR, Swiss-Belhotel, Brisbane
29-31 Mar      EMST, TPCH, Brisbane
26-27 Apr      Critical Literature Evaluation & Research (CLEAR), Customs House, Brisbane
24-26 May     EMST, RBWH, Brisbane
14-15 Jun      Training in Professional Skills (TIPS), Mater Hospital, Brisbane
31May-2Jun  CCrISP, TPCH, Brisbane
14-15 Jun      ASSET, RBWH, Brisbane
21-23 Jun      EMST, TPCH, Brisbane
22 Jun           OWR, Customs House, Brisbane
19-21 Jul       EMST, TPCH, Brisbane
26-28 Jul       CCrISP, TPCH, Brisbane
3-4 Aug         EMST, TPCH, Brisbane
23-24 Aug     ASSET, RBWH, Brisbane
23-25 Aug     EMST, GCUH, Gold Coast
30Aug-1Sep  CCrISP, TPCH, Brisbane
7 Sep            OWR, Gold Coast (TBA)
13-15 Sep     EMST, TPCH, Brisbane
11-12 Oct      ASSET, RBWH, Brisbane
25-27 Oct      EMST, TPCH, Brisbane
1-3 Nov         EMST, TPCH, Brisbane
15-17 Nov     CCrISP, TPCH, Brisbane
22-24 Nov     EMST, TPCH, Brisbane 

Meeting Rooms

For RACS Queensland room booking enquiries, contact the RACS Queensland Office.
Room hire/administration fees may apply.
Meeting Room Request Form (PDF 103KB)

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