2023 | Volume 24 | Issue 2

Table of contents



President’s perspective
Vice president’s perspective
There is a problem with item number misuse


Without belonging diversity and inclusion is tokenistic
Surgeons celebrate diversity at WorldPride 
We were seen, and we see you 
Pride in medicine and surgery


Dr Lilian Violet Cooper – our first female FRACS  
Improving lives in the Indo-Pacific
RACS is encouraging diversity in the Trainee cohort
I was seen and heard — an SIMG’s story
Ensuring inclusion of nursing leadership in Pacific
The many firsts in surgery

Education and training

Dr Carlo Pulitano: recipient of the 2022 John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship 
Jamie-Lee Rahiri, recipient of the 2022 SET Trainee One Year scholarship  
Scholarship and grant opportunities for 2024
A regional training experience in Bairnsdale  

Articles of interest

Strengthening the future of the College 
College publications go digital  
Winning essay tackles gender equality in surgery  
HMP revolutionises heart transplantation
Surgeons meet with AoNZ health minister
Planned care back on political map  
Case note review
Parity for Māori surgeons by 2040  
Resilience of staff and systems are interlinked  
Research is about continuous improvement and progress
Introducing the Renewal of Endoscopy Skills and Training Program
The alter egos of a surgeon 
SA Surgeons Ball  
Western Australian surgeons scrub up in style for charity 
Advocacy at RACS 
Recollections and memories of the Royal Parade  
Andreas Vesalius: Fabric of the Human Body

In memoriam