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2019 SA, NT & WA Annual Scientific Meeting

Details

Type

College event

Date

Sep 05, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019

Time

8.00am - 1.40pm

Region

South Australia

Location

Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln

Organiser

RACS SA, NT & WA Office

Contact Number

+61 8 8239 1000/ +61 8 6389 600
Description

Register here

Download provisional program (PDF 3.94MB)

Call for abstracts

Robots in Surgery - Tsunami or just the next wave?

Robots and other computer-aided technologies are rapidly invading our operating theatres, and threaten to displace traditional 'human' techniques in many surgical disciplines. Join us in the seafood capital of Australia, Pt. Lincoln, as we explore the impact of these new technologies on surgery as we know it- or should that be 'as we knew it'?

Just as Pt. Lincoln has come a long way, since being named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, settled in 1839, and then developing into the 'tuna industry led millionaire capital of Australia', robots and other computer-aided technologies have rapidly gained a foothold in our modern surgical practice. They have been riding a wave of enthusiasm of tsunami proportions, and threaten to swamp the tried and tested techniques handed down from previous generations of 'manual' surgeons.

Are we in danger of replacing the traditional qualities associated with being a good surgeon- they being the possession of: the eye of an eagle, the heart of a lion and the hand of a lady with: a GPS localisation device, the logic of an Intel processor and a claw with 7 degrees of freedom?

Can we learn from our mistakes of the past, when we dived head first into laparoscopic surgery, only to discover that "to he with a hammer, not everything he sees is actually a nail!"? How should these new technologies be learnt, taught, introduced, evaluated, funded and regulated?

Pt. Lincoln provides us with a beautiful coastal setting, with beaches, national parks and the entertainment and sustenance of the pristine waters of Spencer Gulf. Kicking the meeting off with the annual symposium hosted by the South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality on the Thursday afternoon followed by a welcome reception at the Pt Lincoln Hotel showcasing local fresh produce straight from the sea, and local wines straight from the vines!

In the idyllic setting of Peter Teakle's vineyard/restaurant The Line & Label, Friday evening will be a truly memorable experience as we will host the Annual Anstey Giles Lecture delivered by Dr Richard (Harry) Harris OAM, SC, South Australian Anaesthetist and cave diver, who was instrumental in the recent rescue of the Thai Wild Boar soccer team.

Make your plans now to meet up with colleagues from South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory and be prepared to learn, laugh, relax and enjoy the SA,WA,NT tri-state ASM! For more information please contact the RACS SA Regional Office on 08 8239 1000 or college.sa@surgeons.org

 

 

Description

Register here

Download provisional program (PDF 3.94MB)

Call for abstracts

Robots in Surgery - Tsunami or just the next wave?

Robots and other computer-aided technologies are rapidly invading our operating theatres, and threaten to displace traditional 'human' techniques in many surgical disciplines. Join us in the seafood capital of Australia, Pt. Lincoln, as we explore the impact of these new technologies on surgery as we know it- or should that be 'as we knew it'?

Just as Pt. Lincoln has come a long way, since being named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, settled in 1839, and then developing into the 'tuna industry led millionaire capital of Australia', robots and other computer-aided technologies have rapidly gained a foothold in our modern surgical practice. They have been riding a wave of enthusiasm of tsunami proportions, and threaten to swamp the tried and tested techniques handed down from previous generations of 'manual' surgeons.

Are we in danger of replacing the traditional qualities associated with being a good surgeon- they being the possession of: the eye of an eagle, the heart of a lion and the hand of a lady with: a GPS localisation device, the logic of an Intel processor and a claw with 7 degrees of freedom?

Can we learn from our mistakes of the past, when we dived head first into laparoscopic surgery, only to discover that "to he with a hammer, not everything he sees is actually a nail!"? How should these new technologies be learnt, taught, introduced, evaluated, funded and regulated?

Pt. Lincoln provides us with a beautiful coastal setting, with beaches, national parks and the entertainment and sustenance of the pristine waters of Spencer Gulf. Kicking the meeting off with the annual symposium hosted by the South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality on the Thursday afternoon followed by a welcome reception at the Pt Lincoln Hotel showcasing local fresh produce straight from the sea, and local wines straight from the vines!

In the idyllic setting of Peter Teakle's vineyard/restaurant The Line & Label, Friday evening will be a truly memorable experience as we will host the Annual Anstey Giles Lecture delivered by Dr Richard (Harry) Harris OAM, SC, South Australian Anaesthetist and cave diver, who was instrumental in the recent rescue of the Thai Wild Boar soccer team.

Make your plans now to meet up with colleagues from South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory and be prepared to learn, laugh, relax and enjoy the SA,WA,NT tri-state ASM! For more information please contact the RACS SA Regional Office on 08 8239 1000 or college.sa@surgeons.org

 

 

Details

Type

College event

Date

Sep 05, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019

Time

8.00am - 1.40pm

Region

South Australia

Location

Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln

Organiser

RACS SA, NT & WA Office

Contact Number

+61 8 8239 1000/ +61 8 6389 600

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