Oral and poster presentations

This years research theme: Efficiency in the Age of Sustainability

Presentation dates

The outcomes of the submission review process will be disseminated on Wednesday, 20th of September.

Subsequently, those submissions that have been selected for presentation will receive invitations to present orally via Zoom on Tuesday, 24th of October 2023.

Abstract submissions

Submissions for 2023 have now closed. 

Please direct any enquiries to college.vic@surgeons.org

We thank you for your interest in these events and look forward to meeting you at one of the webinars. 

Abstract submission guidelines

Please read the abstract submission guidelines before submitting here (PDF 77.28KB)


The following prizes will be awarded and presented at the 2023 Surgeons Evening and G.J Royal Lecture in November.

  • D R Leslie Prize: awarded to the best clinical paper presented by a Victorian based registered Surgical Trainee. 
  • R C Bennett Prize: awarded to the best laboratory based research paper submitted by either a Victorian based medical student, unaccredited registrar, or accredited trainee.
  • DCAS Scholarship: awarded to Victorian medical students whose paper demonstrates a real interest and potential in academic surgery, and who will most benefit from attending the DCAS course. 


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Thank you to our official sponsor of the 2023 Victorian Scientific Research Awards - Avant

As an industry partner, their invaluable support enables the Victorian State Committee to deliver these awards and encourage excellence in research in Surgery.

2022 Award recipients

Congratulations to our 2022 Victorian Annual Scientific Research award recipients.

D R Leslie Prize  Taha Mollah
R C Bennett Prize  Nicola Fleming
DCAS Scholarship  Rohan Rajaram
Medical Student Prize  Amy Sylivris
Best Poster Prize  Shayan Soroush

Watch a past presentation

Want to view the online presentations and support our medical students, young doctors and SIMGs?

Watch a webinar below:

2021 Oral Presentations

2020 Oral Presentations

NOTE: Unfortunately the final (3rd) session for 2021 is not available due to the electrical storm experienced in Melbourne on the 28th October.