SUMS and SUSS are proud to be hosting the ultimate medical turf war, pitching six of Sydney’s brightest minds against one another with the hopes of answering medicine’s eternal question: Which specialty is better, surgery or medicine?
The topic up for debate is “To Cut Is To Cure”, with the surgeons arguing the affirmative and physicians arguing the negative. The winning team will be decided by audience vote, so we’re anticipating (and encouraging) plenty of light-hearted banter between the two teams.
DEBATORS – PHYSICIANS:
– Professor Jane Bleasel, Co-Director of the Sydney Medical Program and Senior Staff Specialist (Rheumatology) at RPAH
– Professor John Watson, Associate Dean and Head of the SAN Clinical School, Director of Neurology and Stroke Services at Hornsby and Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital and Rhodes Scholar
– Professor David Celermajer AO, Clinical Director of the Heart Research Institute, Senior Staff Specialisty (Cardiology) at RPAH, Rhodes Scholar and World Debating and Public Speaking Champion
DEBATORS – SURGEONS:
– Professor Henry Pleass, Senior Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital and VMO Liver Transplant Surgeon at RPAH
– Dr Sarah Aitken, Vascular Surgeon at Concord Hospital
– Associate Professor Jonathon Clark, Head and Neck Surgeon at RPAH and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Coordinator of the Sydney Head and Neck Research Group
Food and refreshments will be provided from 6.30pm. Entry is a gold coin donation, being collected at the door to be donated to the Black Dog Institute on behalf of the winning team.
Please RSVP at the Facebook event.