Meetings and events
Frequently asked questions
Registrations open - 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
The 2018 RACS
Combined Tasmanian Annual Scientific Meeting & Trauma Symposium
is being held at the Medical Science Precinct, University of
Tasmania, Hobart from 9-10 November 2018.
Instructions for poster
Successful poster presenters must
upload their digital poster by Friday 2 November.
Below are important links to assist poster
Poster guidelines for authors
Upload your poster (using the
log in details provided via email)
Please contact the RACS
Conferences & Events Department if you have any questions +61 3
9249 1260 or email@example.com
Invited speakers include:
Mr David Hoyt, Executive Director, American College of
Dr David Hoyt has been The American
College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Director since 2009. His
research interests and past research experience have involved basic
and clinical work in a variety of important areas related to trauma
patients and trauma care systems, including cytokine regulation,
the isolation of trauma active peptides, trauma registries,
violence prevention, crash investigation, and long term outcome
research. He has been awarded several research grants from the
National Institutes of Health as the principal or co-investigator
for trauma-related research throughout his career and has been the
author or co-author of more than 480 publications. Dr Hoyt was
awarded ACS' highest honor, its Distinguished Service Award, in
2007. He was a member of the ACS Board of Governors' Committee on
Blood-Borne Infection and Environmental Risk, the Program
Committee, and the Regents' Committee on Informatics. He was also
actively involved with the San Diego/Imperial County Credentials
Committee for 12 years. Dr Hoyt obtained his medical degree from
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, in 1976. He was
intern (1976-1977), resident (1977-1979), research fellow (1979-
1980), and senior and chief resident (1982-1984) at the UC San
Diego School of Medicine. He served as director of the division of
trauma, burns, and critical care at the UC San Diego Medical Center
(1989 to 2006). Dr Hoyt also served as assistant professor of
surgery (1984-1989), associate professor of surgery (1989-1995),
and professor of surgery (1995-2006) at UC San Diego School of
Professor Mary Sheehan
Emeritus Professor Mary Sheehan AO
is a research professor at Queensland University of Technology. She
has a long standing commitment to reducing road crash related
serious injury and trauma. She was the Foundation Director of the
Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-QLD [CARRS-Q]. Her
research has focussed on regional and rural road crashes which are
the major contributor to high fatality rates in that decentralised
state. Her presentation will draw on the findings from a large
current study of QLD coroner's reports and linked hospital and
other relevant data on all fatal crashes [2010-2015]. The study
compares crash investigation reports, autopsy findings and
toxicology and emergency retrieval contributing factors in urban,
regional and rural regions. The research and advisory team includes
road safety and accident investigation specialists, surgeons and
statisticians with assistance and advice from the RFDS. A
particular focus of this stage of the study will be identifying
those crash and emergency retrieval factors that were associated
with survivors in fatal crashes.
Meeting dinner - fundraising for the Damian McMahon Trauma
Research Travel Grant.
A fund has been set up at the
College to cover the
Damian McMahon Trauma Research Travel Grant and a corpus of $20,000 has already
been raised. We are aiming for $60,000 to sustain the awarding of a
grant each year. A painting, by Victorian artist, Di
Crawford 'Glimpse of Cape
Leveque Beach' (a 76cmx76cm
Acrylic) will be auctioned at the Trauma Week dinner in Hobart on
Friday 9 November 2018. Find out more about the artist. For early bids email or phone +61 3 9276
2018 Tasmanian State Committee meetings
Tasmanian Audit of
Surgical Mortality (TASM)
Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31
A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in
any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical
skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This
extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or
supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs).
Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the
workforce and activities
Tasmania Workforce Data
CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery
Further information about research and travel
scholarships available through the College.
Frequently asked questions
What does the Tasmanian Office offer Fellows and
- local link to College activities and resources
- assistance with matters relating to surgical standards
- representation to the Tasmanian State Government and statutory
agencies on matters important to surgeons and surgery in
- links to other medical organisations (like the Australian
Health Practitioners Regulation Agency)
- payment point for accounts/reimbursement of expenses
- information on and a local resource point for basic and
advanced training programs (the office coordinates the
administration of some of the programs).
What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 1.15pm.
Where is the College Office?
View the location.
Where can I park at the College?
Parking is available on site.
Can I book rooms at the Office to have
Yes, but please contact the office to
Where can I stay in Hobart?
For accommodation bookings, access the travel management section of this
website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be
eligible for discounted pricing.
What's on in Tasmania?
Visit the website Discover
Tasmanian State Committee
Chair - Girish Pande
Tasmanian Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
147 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 6223 8848
Fax: +61 3 6223 5019
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 1.15pm