Women in Medicine Surgical Skills Workshop

Women in Medicine Surgical Skills Workshop

Interested in becoming a surgeon or simply like to learn a thing or two about suturing? Come join us at the WIM Surgical Skills Workshop night and meet some inspirational female surgeons!

Date: 19 September 2019
Time: 5:45 – 8:00PM
Location: Wallace Wurth

We have very limited spots and attendees will be selected at random after registration is closed.

*Sign-up opens at 7pm on 21 August – link will be posted onto this page

GlobalHOME and SUSS present: Global Surgery Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society and GlobalHOME are proud to present their annual joint event, the Global Surgery Grand Rounds. This is an opportunity to hear from the inspiring surgeons and aid workers who are at the front lines of war, extreme poverty, natural disasters and humanitarian crisis, to lend their skills to people in desperate need of their help.

Dr Sarah Tolerton is an early-career Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has previously volunteered as a registrar with Interplast in Vientiane Hospital in Laos at the Mahosot General Hospital. She will provide an interesting insight into volunteering during training, the hows and the whys.

Date: 12 August 2019
Location: New Law School Theatre 101
Time: 4:30 PM

Food will be provided 🙂

Urology Ground Rounds

Urology Ground Rounds

Urine luck! Prof Henry Woo,  Professor of all things urological and social media tycoon will be giving a SUSS grand rounds talk on urology, as well as giving some insight into the use of social media as a surgeon following his much publicised twitter escapades. Looks like it’ll be a wee-lly good event – especially for you stage twos!

Seriously though,  Henry Woo is a urological surgeon who is subspecialised in the management of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. He is Professor of Surgery at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of the University of Sydney. He is the Director of Uro-Oncology and the Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.  He is fellowship elected Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  He is Board Director of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-genital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group and a Board Director of the Australasian Urological Foundation. He has published extensively and reviews for all of the major urological journals.  He is an Associate Editor of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, a Consulting Editor of the BJUI and serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals European Urology, World Journal of Men’s Health, Prostate International, Asian Journal of Urology, World Journal of Urology and PLOS One.  He also has interests in professionalism in surgery, the role of social media in medicine, inequities in access to health care and evidence based practice.  Outside of surgery, he goes to the gym to practice what he preaches to his patients, is a lifelong Triple J listener and a collector of retro technology (eg cameras, audio, turntables, jukeboxes etc) and vinyl records.

Date: 15 July 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Law LT024

SUSS Annual General Meeting 2019

Notice is hereby given for the Annual General Meeting of the Sydney University Surgical Society which will be held on Thursday 4th July at 6:00pm in KPEC Auditorium. The agenda will include:

1) President’s Report

2) Constitutional Amendments
All motions must be sent to the Society Secretary by 27th June (Jason Luong, jluo4594@uni.sydney.edu.au). In the interests of time, only motions with notice will be considered at the meeting.

The current constitution is available on the SUSS website at: http://surgsoc.org.au/about-suss/

3) Elections
Nominations for positions will be taken from the floor or via proxy (see below). Candidates must be nominated by a third party, have their nomination seconded by another third party, and accept their nomination. Positions include and will be voted on in the following order:

Executive positions
1. President
2. Vice President
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer

Committee positions
5. Research Officer
6. Events Officer
7. Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Officer
8. Skills Lab Coordinator
9. Community Officer
10. Stage 1 and 2 Representatives
11. Clinical School Representatives: 1 for each of Concord, RPA, Nepean, Northern, SAN, Westmead, Dubbo, Orange, Lismore, Broken Hill

We will be taking nominations from students who are unable to attend the event in person. However, if you can attend, please do so!
Process for nomination if you can’t attend:
Email the President, Deanna Lee (dlee5373@uni.sydney.edu.au) with your name, SMP Stage, the position you are running for, and *either* a written speech *or* a video file that can be read out or played at the AGM. If you are sending a speech to be read out, please also include a passport-style photo of yourself, which will be displayed at the AGM so people know who they are voting for. Speeches should be no longer than 150 words for committee positions or 250 words for executive positions.

Date: 4 July 2019
Location: KPEC Auditorium
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm

Stage 1 Suturing Workshops (23 and 30 June)

SUSS is excited to announce that we will be running our second Stage 1 Suturing Workshops for the year on the 23 and 30 June.

We will have some SRMOs at each session to introduce you more basic suturing skills (e.g. simple interrupted), with the opportunity to advance once you’ve mastered those!

It is a $2 donation to attend to cover the cost of sutures.

There will be a total of six 1-hour sessions run across two days with each session capable of accommodating up to 10 students. Due to the limited spots available and the tendency for these workshops to be oversubscribed, we ask that students only sign up for workshops on dates they are CERTAIN they are available. It isn’t fair to those who miss out on a place when we have empty spots during the workshops due to no-shows. If you do have to pull out from your allocated session, timely notification is appreciated and will allow us to reach out to students who are next in line.

Please register here.


VR and AR in Surgery and Medicine

VR and AR in Surgery and Medicine

Not so far in the future, surgeons might be able to practice performing every step of a surgical procedure without stepping foot in an operating theatre. Palliative care doctors might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to calm aches and pains, in lieu of adding more pills and patches. Psychiatrists might treat social phobia by immersing patients in a virtual dinner party.

It’s starting to happen right now because of virtual reality (VR) – the mind-bending technology that offers immersive, multisensory environments that nudge our brains into thinking we are somewhere else.

This event will bring together pioneers in the use of VR and AR in medicine. Surgeons, physicians and scientists will share their individual experiences in the VR and AR fields, and enlighten us on the future of virtual reality in medicine and surgery. During the interactive breakout session, audience members will have a chance to demo VR experiences and network with pioneers in the field. Please find the evening’s program and speaker lineup on the ‘Discussion’ tab.

Due to limited spots, registration on Eventbrite is required (http://eventbrite.com.au/e/63164875844). We look forward to seeing you there!

Event will be held in the VR OpenLab (School of Psychology on USYD campus in Camperdown).

Date: 24 Jun 2019
Location: VR OpenLab, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm

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