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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.




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2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

Peppers Silo Resort, Launceston 

8-9 November 2019   

The 87th Tasmanian Annual Scientific Meeting is to be held at Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November 2019.  The theme of the meeting is "Fat Robots - Obesity and the Role of Robots in Surgery"

This meeting traditionally provides an important forum for surgeons, IMG's, trainees, registrars and medical students alike to showcase their research, academic activity and to discuss wider issues relevant to surgery.  Trainees will have the opportunity to present their scientific work as part of the research component of their training.  Local abstract submissions are critical to a quality meeting.

There will be a SAT SET Course on the morning of Friday 8, with a "Keeping Trainees on Track" Course held during the afternoon.

The SAT SET Course (Supervisors and Trainers for Surgical Education Course) clarifies the roles and responsibilities within the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program and teaches you how to use workplace assessment tools, specifically the Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) and the Directly Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS). You also explore strategies for management of trainees, especially in areas of underperformance. In addition, there is an opportunity to discuss College policies and legal issues associated with surgical training with your colleagues.  

There will be a dinner on the Friday evening at the venue. 

Scientific sessions will take place on Saturday 9 November.   


 Presentations are to be of 10 minutes duration followed by 5 minutes of question time. 

Expressions of interest together with a title and brief summary should be forwarded to the State Office by FRIDAY 14 JUNE

 The Organising Committee reserve the right of acceptance of abstracts and you will be notified of their decision.

2019 Tasmanian State Committee meetings

20 February
17 April
19 June
21 August
16 October

Mortality audit

Tasmanian Audit of Surgical Mortality (TASM)   


Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 December 2017

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 reports page.

Tasmania Workforce Data

CAR 5 59 0 39 11 3 58 15 190 31 22 226
GEN 24 586 20 316 147 28 474 144 1739 249 148 2136
NEU 8 78 0 51 16 7 69 20 249 21 26 296
ORT 23 440 3 299 119 21 313 130 1348 267 51 1666
OTO 9 153 2 93 45 8 119 41 470 94 26 590
PAE 3 35 0 14 7 2 23 9 93 16 24 133
PLA 3 127 2 65 44 10 150 46 447 64 24 535
URO 6 135 1 89 31 12 124 40 438 60 24 522
VAS 4 69 0 39 18 4 56 15 205 18 3 226
Total 85 1682 28 1005 438 95 1386 460 5179 820 348 6347

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 Trainees?
For Fellows:

  • 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 Tasmania
  • links to other medical organisations (like the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency)
  • payment point for accounts/reimbursement of expenses
  • newsletter.

For Trainees:

  • 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 meetings?
Yes, but please contact the office to confirm availability.

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 Tasmania.  


Tasmanian State Committee
Chair - David Penn

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
Email: college.tas@surgeons.org

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.15am to 1.15pm