Sydney University Surgical Society is delighted to announce Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, presented by Dr Michelle Atkinson.
Dr Atkinson is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a subspecialisation in Spinal Surgery. Her special interests include computerised navigation to improve accuracy of instrumentation placement and correction of deformities.
She graduated with a medical degree at Newcastle University and completed her Orthopaedic training in Sydney and multiple base hospitals in the country. She underwent further specialist training in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Louisville, Kentucky in the USA, and Birmingham in the UK.
Dr Atkinson was the 2016-2018 Australian Orthopaedics Association (AOA) Orthopaedics Women’s Link (OWL) President and NSW Executive Committee OWL Representative. She continues to be a role model for female and male students wanting to pursue Orthopaedics as a career.
Dr Atkinson operates at Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga & the Northern Beaches Hospital in Frenchs Forest.
This grand rounds will be particularly relevant to Stage 1 students in MSK block; however, students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.
Location: SNH Lecture Theatre 4002 (Messel)
Date: 21 May 2019
SUSS invites you to our May Journal club, where this month we’re focusing on ENT surgery. We are also pleased to introduce a new surgical anatomy teaching segment to help Stage 3 students prepare for their surgery barrier exams. Vijidha Shree will be conducting an interactive ENT anatomy tutorial and take us through surgical management of thyroid disease. Hafila Makhani will also be discussing a review of hypoglossal nerve stimulation in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Join us at the RPA Institute for Academic Surgery on Wednesday 15 May at 6pm. Presenters and Papers:
Wray, C. M., & Thaler, E. R. (2016). Hypoglossal nerve stimulation for obstructive sleep apnea: A review of the literature. World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2(4), 230–233. doi:10.1016/j.wjorl.2016.11.005
Data: Wednesday 15 May
Location: RPA IAS
Associate Professor Mark Sywak is an Endocrine Surgeon who has strong interests in thyroid cancer and minimally invasive surgeries of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenals.
He is a graduate of the University of Sydney Medical School and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has also completed fellowships in Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the University of Calgary and at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Canada.
He plays an active role in research, having completed a Masters of Medicine Clinical Epidemiology, as well as authoring numerous scientific papers.
A/Prof Sywak continues to be an enthusiastic teacher of medical students, trainee surgeons and colleagues. He is the Head of the Department of Endocrine and Oncology Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney as well as Supervisor of Surgical Training for the Northern Sydney rotation of the College of Surgeons.
A/Prof Sywak holds multiple hospital appointments – he operates at Royal North Shore Hospital, Northern Beaches Hospital, Mater Hospital Sydney and North Shore Private Hospital.
Data: 13 May 2019
Location: Carslaw LT173
SUSS invites you to our April Journal club, where this month we’re focusing on frontiers in paediatric neurosurgery.
Preet Makker will present a case report discussing the multidisciplinary approach to separating craniopagus conjoined twins (joined at the cranium). The complex surgical approach required 3D modelling and the input of neuroradiologists, intensivists, paediatricians and neurosurgeons to achieve success.
Neil Mgaeith will then compare outcomes between the use of robotic and manual paediatric neurosurgery to provide accurate, safe and minimally invasive solutions to surgical problems in what can often be difficult variant anatomy with no margin for error.
Join us at the RPA Institute for Academic Surgery on Wednesday 24th April at 6pm.
Presenters and Papers:
Heuer, G. G., Madsen, P. J., Flanders, T. M., Kennedy, B. C., Storm, P. B., & Taylor, J. A. (2019). Separation of Craniopagus Twins by a Multidisciplinary Team. The New England Journal of Medicine, 380(4), 358-364. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1805132
Benedictis, A. D., Trezza, A., Carai, A., Genovese, E., Procaccini, E., Messina, R., Marras, C. E. (2017). Robot-assisted procedures in pediatric neurosurgery. Neurosurgical Focus, 42(5), E7. doi:10.3171/2017.2.focus16579
SUSS and Level Medicine are very excited to present ‘Women in Surgery’.
Six surgeons have generously donated their time for the evening to discuss issues that face all genders in relation to work-life balance and careers in surgery.
- Dr Julie Howle: Surgical oncologist at Westmead Hospital
- Dr Railya Mousina: Breast surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
- Dr Sydney Ch’ng: Plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
- Dr Jonathan Hong: Colorectal surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
- Dr Eleni Baird-Gunning: SET 4 general surgery trainee at Westmead Hospital
- Dr Clara Morris: SET 4 ear, nose and throat surgery trainee at Westmead Hospital
All are welcome to come to hear our diverse panel share their thoughts on work-life balance, surgical training, future directions for the surgical profession, and of course their passion for surgery!
Location: KPEC Auditorium
Date: 17 April 2019
Time: 5 – 9 pm
SUSS invites you to the first Journal Club of 2019, where this month we’re focusing on neurosurgery!
Kimberley Dean will give us an overview of a common complication of neurosurgery – Central Diabetes Insipidus, including the role of neuroimaging, and the implications of neurosurgery on the prevalence of CDI.
Chantal Arce will be discussing the use of spinal cord stimulation in treating constant pain in patients who have exhausted other therapeutic modalities. Although the procedure is commonly performed there is some debate as to how the stimulators are placed. This study focused on patient alertness during the procedure to compare if patients that were awake had better outcomes than those that were under general anaesthesia. To be awake, or to not be awake? That is the question!
Join us at the RPA Institute for Academic Surgery on Wednesday 13th March at 6pm.
Presenters and Papers:
Adams, N. C., Farrell, T. P., O’Shea, A., O’Hare, A., Thornton, J., Power, S., . . . Looby, S. (2018). Neuroimaging of central diabetes insipidus—when, how and findings. Neuroradiology, 60(10), 995-1012. doi:10.1007/s00234-018-2072-7
Falowski, M., Sharan, M., McInerney, M., Jacobs, M., Venkatesan, M., & Agnesi, M. (2019). Nonawake vs Awake Placement of Spinal Cord Stimulators: A Prospective, Multicenter Study Comparing Safety and Efficacy. Neurosurgery, 84(1), 198–205. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyy062
Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Venue: RPA Institute of Academic Surgery, Cnr Brown & Missenden Rd Camperdown 2050
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