2018 RACSTA Induction Conference


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2018 RACS Trainee Association Induction Conference

Registrations Open Soon

Date:     27 October 2018

Venue: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002.                                                 

To all those who were successfully selected into Surgical Education and Training (SET) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), we say congratulations! We are very excited to welcome you to your Trainees' Association and invite you to the annual Induction Conference.

Surgical Training is a challenging and rewarding time. The SET program you enter is highly regarded internationally, and continues to improve and evolve each year. We want to ease you into training with maximum inspiration and minimum confusion, and we have designed the 2018 Induction Conference to help you with your transition. 

This conference has been specifically designed to meet the needs of newly selected SET Trainees. You will be oriented by RACS Fellows, staff and senior Trainees, and receive insights from RACS leaders, with plenty of time to meet and socialise with your new colleagues. New Trainees will leave this conference equipped with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in surgical training.

If you need a letter of support to assist you in getting the time you need to attend, or have any questions, please contact the  RACSTA Executive Officer.


This conference is designed to facilitate new Trainees entry onto the Training program to optimise their training experience by providing guidelines and practical support in the following sessions:

  • Tips to help you succeed
  • The future of training
  • The Holistic approach to a surgical Career
  • Enrich your SET Program

Invited speakers include:

  • Mr John Batten FRACS
  • Miss Ruth Bollard FRACS
  • Associate Professor Stephen Tobin FRACS
  • Mr Adrian Anthony FRACS
  • Mr Eric Levi FRACS
  • Dr Christine Cuthbertson FRACS

Social Function

The conference will conclude with a dinner at a local restaurant (location to be confirmed).


Conference only: $150

Conference and dinner: $200

If you are looking for accommodation whilst in Melbourne, below is a list of the preferred hotels for RACS.

  1. Ovolo Melbourne - 19 Little Bourke Street
  2. Sheraton Hotel - 27 Little Collins Street
  3. Oaks on Lonsdale - 23-33 Lonsdale Street
  4. QT Melbourne - 133 Russell Street 
  5. Marriott Hotel - Cnr Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets
  6. Fraser Place Melbourne - 19 Exploration Lane

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