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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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Bangkok meeting promises an exciting 88th Annual Scientific Congress

08 April 2019

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) will host the 88th Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, from 6-10 May 2019.

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Surgeons support plan to strengthen New Zealand gun laws

19 March 2019

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) condemns the horrific violence and senseless loss of life from the shootings at two Christchurch mosques last Friday and fully supports the New Zealand government's decision to strengthen the country's gun laws.

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Heineken F1 partnership slammed: alcohol, speed and sport a deadly cocktail

14 March 2019

Road trauma and safety experts fear the fatal consequences of Heineken's high profile Formula 1 sponsorship, ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend, and have accused Heineken of recklessly encouraging drink driving.

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Surgeons warn of injury risks from Lime scooters

01 March 2019

Surgeons are warning of the dangers of Lime scooters particarly in the lead up to the Adelaide Festival, where a trial of the vehicles is set to begin.

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RACS elects 49th President

28 February 2019

Anthony Sparnon, an Adelaide paediatric surgeon, has been elected the next President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) by a vote of the RACS Council in Melbourne.

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New research reveals why there are more men than women in surgery

08 February 2019

New research released today by surgeon Dr Rhea Liang provides insights into why so many more surgeons are men than women, despite the increasing number of women in medicine.

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Zero death and zero serious injury on roads must be our goal

22 January 2019

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has called for immediate action on road safety, following another year where fatalities on Australian roads were unacceptably high.

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Golden Scalpel Games 2020

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