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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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Mortality audits
Frequently asked questions
Queensland State Committee

Meetings and Events

Please see the College Calendar for current meeting dates.


2017 RACS Queensland Annual State Meeting

combined with the Surgical Directors Section Leadership Forum

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Palm Cove, Queensland
18 - 20 August

Provisional program (PDF 3MB)

Accommodation at Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa is at capacity.
We strongly encourage delegates to book their Palm Cove accommodation as a priority.

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

This year's RACS Queensland Annual State Meeting will be combined with the Queensland Health and Surgical Directors Section Leadership Forum. The meeting will be held in the charming beach side town of Palm Cove.

This year's theme is 'Whither the 21st Century Surgeon? The Challenge of Adaptation to Change - Advancing Technologies, Clinical Governance and Leadership, Payment for Outcomes, Role Delegation', a look into the future practice of surgeons of all sub-specialties.

Our honoured guest will be Dr Harry Stalewski. Other invited speakers include:

  • Dr Cathy Ferguson - RACS Vice President
  • Dr John Wakefield - DDG Queensland Health
  • Dr Adrian Anthony - RACS Chair, Board of Surgical Education and Training
  • A/Prof Stephen Tobin - RACS Dean of Education
  • Dr Mark O'Brien - Cognitive Institute
  • Prof Dietmar Hutmacher - 3D Printing
  • Prof Rob Padbury, Director of Surgery, Flinders University, SA
  • Dr Linda Swan - Medibank Private
  • Dr Samuel Dowthwaite - Robotics
  • Dr Will Cairns - Palliative Care Queensland Health

Social opportunities include the Friday evening Welcome Reception and the Saturday Dinner where the winners of the 2017 Neville Davis Prize and Queensland RACS Papers Prize will be announced.

For further information contact the RACS Queensland office E: college.qld@surgeons.org T: +61 7 3249 2900. 

Research Papers Prize 2017

The Queensland RACS Papers Prize is open to all Queensland Medical Students and Interns to submit an abstract for presentation on a surgical topic.
Preliminary competition on Saturday 8 July to be held at the RACS Queensland Office.
The selected 3 finalists will present at the Queensland State Committee Annual Conference in Palm Cove on Saturday 19 August. The winner of the prize will receive a cheque for $1,000.

Abstract Instructions - Queensland RACS Papers Prize (PDF 96KB)

The Neville Davis Prize is the premier research prize for all Trainees/PHOs in Queensland. In line with the prestige of the prize the winner will receive a cheque for $2,500.
Preliminary Competition on Saturday 8 July to be held at the RACS Queensland Office.
The finals for the competition will be held on Saturday 19 August at the Queensland State Committee's Annual State Meeting in Palm Cove.

Abstract Instructions - Neville Davis Prize (PDF 103KB)

2017 Queensland Preparation for Practice

RACS Queensland State Office
28 + 29 October

Provisional Program  (700KB)

The two day workshop is aimed at Fellows, final year Trainees and Practice managers and will provide information on practical skills, tips and advice to setting up private practice.

Proudly sponsored by:

MDA National Walshs  Shexie

2017 RACS Queensland State Committee (QSC) Meetings

Wednesday 1 February - 6pm
Wednesday 5 April - 6pm
Wednesday 7 June - 6pm
Wednesday 5 July - 5:30pm - Qld Cricketers' Club, East Brisbane
Wednesday 2 August - 6pm
Wednesday 4 October - 6pm
Wednesday 29 November - 6pm

2017 RACS Queensland State Executive Committee (QSEC) Meetings

Monday 16 January - 6:30pm
Wednesday 24 May - 6:30pm
Wednesday 19 July - 6:30pm
Wednesday 30 August - 6:30pm
Wednesday 1 November - 6:30pm

2017 Trauma Committee Meetings

Wednesday 8 February - 5:30pm
Wednesday 26 April - 5:30pm
Wednesday 14 June - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9 August - 5:30pm
Wednesday 11 October - 5:30pm
Wednesday 13 December - 5:30pm

2017 Professional Development Workshops in Queensland

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators (FSSE)

  9 Feb - FSSE, Bundaberg
18 Mar - FSSE, Mater Hospital, South Brisbane
26 May - FSSE, RACS Qld State Office, Kangaroo Point
27 May - FSSE, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston
31 May - FSSE, Gold Coast
17 Jun - FSSE, Mater Hospital, South Brisbane
14 Jul - FSSE JCU, Mackay
18 Aug - FSSE, Palm Cove (Qld ASM)
  2 Sep - FSSE, Rockhampton
  3 Nov - FSSE, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
12 Nov - FSSE, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
24 Dec - FSSE, RACS Qld State Office, Kangaroo Point
  2 Dec - FSSE, RACS Qld State Office, Kangaroo Point

Other Workshops in Queensland

27 May - Supervisors and Trainers for SET, Brisbane
27 June - Keeping Trainees on Track, Brisbane
21-23 July - Process Communication Model: Seminar 2, Brisbane
12 September - Writing Medico Legal Reports, Brisbane
22 September - Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons, Brisbane
10 November - Train the Trainer, Brisbane
1 December - Clinical Decision Making, Brisbane

2017 Queensland Surgical Skills Competition

RACS Surgical Skills Competition

RACS Queensland State Office
Level 2, 59 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point
14 October 2017

Sponsored by:

MDA National Walshs J&J Medical

2017 Career/Medical Student Events

Australasian Students' Surgical Association (ASSA) Launch
RACS Queensland State Office
Level 2, 59 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point
Date Saturday 18 March 2017

The ASSA is dedicated to representing the student surgical societies across Australia and New Zealand to unite and inspire the next generation of surgical leaders. The 2017 Launch and Leadersihp day will be hosted on Saturday 18 March, at the RACS Queensland office. This one-day event is packed with inspirational guest speakers and a 'RACS Surgical Specialties' panel. The afternoon includes various strategic planning and breakout sessions focusing on leadership skills and the development of resources for surgical societies to provide interested students with the essential surgical knowledge and skills.

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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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The Queensland Regional Committee would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for their ongoing support.

MDA National    Walshs   

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Queensland E-News

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2017 March
2016 December
2016 September
2016 June
2016 April
2016 March
2015 November
2015 August
2015 June
2015 March
2014 October

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Mortality audit

Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality (QASM)

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Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at December 2016

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.

Queensland Workforce Data

CAR 5 57 0 38 11 3 60 15 189 29 22 240
GEN 23 575 18 303 140 28 459 138 1684 240 148 2072
NEU 8 78 0 47 17 6 66 20 242 22 26 290
ORT 24 427 4 287 116 21 306 128 1313 260 53 1626
OTO 8 150 2 89 46 9 115 41 460 90 24 574
PAE 3 38 0 14 7 3 22 8 95 16 21 132
PLA 4 128 2 67 41 10 142 46 440 62 23 525
URO 5 134 1 83 30 10 119 41 423 59 24 506
VAS 4 65 0 37 16 4 54 15 195 19 2 216
Total 84 1652 27 965 424 94 1343 452 5041 797 343 6181

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

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Frequently asked questions

What does the Queensland office offer Fellows, Trainees and IMGs?

  • Local link to College activities and resources
  • Meeting venue and support for activities
  • Continuing Professonal Development (CPD) opportunities
  • Queensland E-newsletters
  • Assistance with matters relating to surgical standards
  • Communication of issues
  • Representation to the Queensland State Government, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and other statutory agencies on professional matters important to surgeons and surgery in Queensland
  • Link to other medical organisation (such as Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency - AHPRA or Office of the Health Ombudsman - OHO)
  • Payment point for accounts / reimbursement of expenses
  • The Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality (QASM)

What are your hours of opening? Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Where can I park at the state office? Parking is available at the front and underneath the building. Please park in the designated "RACS" spaces

Can I book rooms at the College state office to hold meetings? Yes, contact the RACS Qld State office for bookings or enquiries. Room hire / administration fees may apply. Meeting Room Request Form (PDF 103KB)

Where can I stay in Queensland? For accommodation in Brisbane, contact the RACS Qld State office. If you are a Fellow, Trainee, IMG of the College or travelling for a College event, you may be eligible for corporate rates.

What's on in Queensland? Refer to the following websites:

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Queensland State Committee
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
PO Box 7647, East Brisbane, QLD 4169
Level 2, 59-69 Shafston Ave Kangaroo Point QLD 4169 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3249 2900
Email: college.qld@surgeons.org
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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