Oral and poster presentations

This years research theme: Efficiency in the Age of Sustainability

Presentation dates

The 2023 Scientific Research Awards have now concluded. Watch this space for 2024 announcements.

View 2023 Program.

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 2023 Victorian Annual Scientific Research award recipients:

D R Leslie Prize Dr Sam McClintock
R C Bennett Prize Dr Yen Lim
DCAS Scholarship Aya Basam
Medical Student Prize Sue Liu
Best Poster Prize N/A


Past recipients

D R Leslie Prize 2022 Dr Taha Mollah
R C Bennett Prize 2022 Dr Nicola Fleming
DCAS Scholarship 2022 Dr Rohan Rajaram
Medical Student Prize 2022 Dr Amy Sylivris
Best Poster Prize 2022 Dr 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.