Victorian Events - general information


Find a surgeon

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.


Medical Students' Surgical Workshops (MSSWs)

MSSWThree MSSWs are conducted every year to promote surgery as a career for Victorian Medical Students. Held in the RACS Skills Lab, participants (32 at each event) rotate in small groups through four workstations, to experience hands-on practical skills relevant to the surgical speciality being featured. In 2017 FLS, Plastic, Urology, Vascular and Orthopaedic surgery were featured across the three workshops.

These workshops are designed to promote careers in surgery, promote RACS, and by inviting the students into the skills laboratory, to demistify the RACS.

Increasing registrations of interest are testament to the popularity of the workshops: In 2017 over 200 students registered their interest in attending these workshops and we are expecting similar numbers in 2018. 

In 2018 three workshops will be held on 27 May, 26 August and 30 September. Invitations have been circulated via student surgical interest groups and university administration.

Expression of interest for these workshops have now closed and the workshops are fully subscribed for 2018.

Preparation for Practice

We aim to create a comprehensive and interactive two day course addressing practice adminstration; financial and practice business structures; creating relationships between fellows and referring doctors, staff, private hospitals and private insurance companies; medico-legal aspects; and indentifying pressures and strategies to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The next Victorian P4P workshop will be held over the weekend of 22, 23 September 2018

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The Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting (Vic ASM)


The Victorian Annual Surgeons Meeting (Vic ASM) is an opportunity for both accomplished and  aspiring surgeons from across Victoria, across specialties to gather for a scientific program. The meeting is held in alternate years in the city and a regional centre and professional development workshops are included as a part  of the program, prior to the formal opening of the meeting.

Typically, the theme of the meeting is explored through plenary sessions and symposia with invited and guest speakers, providing a forum for lively discussions between speakers and delegates.

Scientific research is also presented at the meeting: the Call for Abstracts attracted a high number of submissions in 2017, with 58 being accepted for presentation - 37 oral and 21 poster presentations. This provides an important platform for trainees, IMGs, junior doctors and medical students to present their research.  Prizes and awards, including the DCAS scholarship are offered in four categories, judged by a panel of surgeons at the meeting. In 2018 the presented abstracts will be published online in the ANZ Journal of Surgery.

To remember Mr G J Royal for his contribution to surgery the formal dinner features a lecture presented by an esteemed member of the medical profession, usually a surgeon. Recipients of Victorian Medical School awards, and other State Awards are also recognised at this dinner.

The trade show exhibition is an important part of the meeting. Our sponsors are integral to the ongoing success of this event.

The 2018 meeting will be held on 19 - 20 October in Melbourne. Further information.

Investment Seminars - Free workshop   

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Taking the time to review your investment strategy is essential if you wish to ensure the financial security of you and your family in the long term.
Simon Curtain and Glenn Fairbairn, Directors of Hewison Private Wealth, invite you to join them for an obligation free information seminar on investment strategies for medical professionals.
Hewison Private Wealth is an independent wealth management firm and proud Victorian State Office sponsor. As part of their sponsorship Hewison Private Wealth are offering all RACS members a free workshop on how to invest for success.

Workshops available in 2018:

20 November


For more information or to RSVP please contact the Victorian State Office on 03 9249 1254 or

Lessons learnt from the VASM Audit - Free Seminar

 VASM Program 2018 3pts

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2018 Surgical Leadership Forum - Free Event

Surgical Leaders Forum V final

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Victorian Surgical Directors Forum

 Thursday 11 October 2018 | 1pm - 4pm |  RACS | Hughes room

The Victorian State Committee is once again hosting its Surgical Directors Forum  which is open to CEO's Board Chairs, Surgical and Medical Directors or nominated senior staff.

As this year is a State election year we have invited the Minister for Health, Shadow Minister for Health, Greens Health Spokesperson and Reason Party to attend to present their key priorities for the health and surgical system in Victoria.

There will be an opportunity to submit questions for this Forum.

Updates on key activities will also be provided by agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services.

A light lunch will be served prior to the start of the meeting.

Please register here to attend.

Regional Medical Careers Exhibitions and Events

Regionally, various events are supported by and/or attended by the Victorian State Office. 

If you are interested in sponsoring any of these events, or if you have an event that may be of interest to us, please contact:

Katherine Walsh
Manager Victorian State Office
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1254