This is an all-day intensive revision course on general surgery directed towards Year 3 and 4 medical students. It will be delivered by Dr Gary Sharp, a surgical registrar currently based in Dubbo – he will be flying in especially for this event! The day’s program will include a comprehensive review of general surgery with a focus on gastrointestinal surgical presentations, tailored to help stage 3 students prepare for the upcoming barrier exams.
Students from all stages are welcome, however, preference will be given to stage 3s.
Please register to secure your spot: https://goo.gl/forms/IwfCFgoo7yKwokqp2
Sydney University Surgical Society will be holding a few events to promote organ and tissue donation awareness during DonateLife Week 2018.
More than 1,400 Australians are currently waitlisted for a transplant. One day, you could transform the lives of 10 or more people by becoming a donor. If you’ve decided about becoming a donor, you need to register your decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register and most importantly, discuss your donation wishes with your loved ones.
How you can get involved:
Thursday July 27: DonateLife Transplant Symposium
Friday, August 3: Free BBQ lunch on Eastern Avenue
Tuesday July 31 – Friday August 3: Information Stall on Eastern Avenue – drop by for a quick chat with us if you are interested to find out more about organ donation, enjoy some free popcorn and pick up free merchandise!
And ‘like’ the DonateLife at Sydney University Facebook page to stay updated on the week’s events and for insights into the medicine, science, and personal aspects of organ donation.
For further information, visit donatelife.gov.au. Remember – don’t wait till it’s too late, tell your family you’ll donate.
Notice is hereby given for the Annual General Meeting of the Sydney University Surgical Society which will be held on the 5th July 2018 at 6pm in New Law School Lecture Theatre 104, at the University of Sydney. The agenda will include:
1) President’s Report
2) Constitutional Amendments
All motions must be sent to the Society Secretary by 21st June (Deanna Lee, email@example.com). 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/
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:
2. Vice President
5. Research Officer
6. Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Officer
7. Skills Lab Coordinator
8. Community Officer
9. Stage 1 and 2 Representatives
10. Clinical School Representatives: 1 for each of Concord, RPA, Nepean, Northern, SAN, Westmead
We will be taking nominations from students who are unable to attend the event in person. However, if you can attend, please do so!
For a description of each position please see the SUSS constitution.
NB: In order to be nominated for, or elected to, the Presidential or Vice-Presidential positions, candidates must have previously served for a minimum of one year on the Council.
Process for nomination if you can’t attend:
Email the President, Stella Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. In absentia nominations must be received before the 4th of July.
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. Videos should be no longer than one minute for committee positions or two minutes for executive positions.
Dr Mary Langcake
MD, BSC(Hons; Biology & Immunology)
Director of Trauma at St George Hospital
Dr Lucy Wynter
MBBS, M. Bioethics, FRACP
Nephologist, SMP Wellbeing program designer.
Mental health is a topical issue in medicine, with many students, junior doctors, registrars and consultants experiencing burnout and suffering from mental illness. With suicide within the medical profession attracting the media spotlight in recent years, now is an important time to discuss mental health, how it affects us and what we can do to help ourselves and each other. This is especially true in surgery, with its demanding work hours and tough working conditions. This event is designed to discuss whether mental illness acts as a barrier to entering training programs and becoming a successful clinician.
Dr Mary Langcake is the Director of Trauma at St George Hospital and has been deployed as a military trauma surgeon with the RAAF in Afghanistan. She has a passion for training students and junior doctors and advocates for supporting those of us suffering from burnout and mental illness.
Dr Lucy Wynter is a nephrologist who has designed the Wellbeing Program for the SMP, an initiative to teach students about general wellbeing throughout medical training, destigmatise mental illness and help students of the Sydney Medical Program find help for ourselves and our friends.
Sydney University Surgical Society and RPA Institute of Academic Surgery present… What is an Academic Surgeon?
The event will begin with an introduction to the field of academic surgery presented by Professor Paul Bannon. This discussion will include what it means to be an academic surgeon, an overview of the career pathway, and the balance of research and clinical practice.
Academic surgeons from the IAS will then discuss some of their innovative research projects, as well as any upcoming research opportunities for students looking to get involved.
Following the event please join us for light refreshments outside the Auditorium.
Speakers will include:
Prof Paul Bannon
Professor & Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery Surgery, RPA; MMBBS, PhD (Medicine), FRACS
Prof. Bannon holds the Professorial Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery as well as the Bosch Chair of Surgery at the University of Sydney, he is Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a Co-Chair of the Institute of Academic Surgery. He is the Immediate Past President of The Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons, and is actively involved in research as both the Chair of The Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research and a Co Editor-In-Chief of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
A/Prof Sanjay Warrier
A/Prof Academic Surgery Surgery; BSc (Med) MBBS FRACS MS
Dr. Warrier is a Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgeon. In 2013 his work on Hedgehog signaling, in collaboration with Garvan Institute, won the Patron’s Prize at RPAH for best scientific oral presentation. He is the current Chairman of Post-Fellowship Training for BreastSurgANZ and the course co-ordinator for the Breast Surgical Graduate Certificate/Masters at the University of Sydney.
A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng
Associate Professor of Surgery (MBBS, PhD, FRACS)
Dr. Ch’ng is fully trained in both Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. Her interests include facial skin cancers and advanced skin cancers requiring complex reconstruction.
She is the research lead for Plastic Surgery at RPA and has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters.
Dr Cherry Koh
MBBS(HONS) MS(COLORECTAL SURGERY) FRACS
Dr. Koh is a colorectal surgeon with diverse academic interest, including minimally invasive colorectal surgery, transanal resection techniques and pelvic exenteration for advanced pelvic malignancies.
She is the research lead for Colorectal Surgery at the IAS and RPA.
Wednesday 13 June, 6pm
KPEC Auditorium 4.1 Kerry Packer Education Centre, RPA
Please RSVP via our Facebook event
This should be an informative evening for anyone interested in pursuing a career in surgery or even clinical academia generally.
This event is open to students from all clinical schools and stages.
We hope to see you there!