Support men’s health: join Team Anasto-Mo-SUSS for Movember!

Support men’s health: join Team Anasto-Mo-SUSS for Movember!

This November SUSS is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for men’s health. The Movember campaign focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical activity.

You can get involved in November in three ways:
1. Grow a Mo
2. Move in Movember: we are particularly excited about this new option – it’s a pledge to do some form of exercise every day in November. Try it out in instead of growing a Mo, or do both!
3. Support your Mo-Mates – see below for how to donate to the team.

It’s an easy way to support a good cause while you study for your exams. You can grow a Mo while you summarise lectures, and then take a Move in Movember study break and walk outside for 15 minutes!

To get started, visit the Team Anasto-Mo-SUSS page. Click on ‘Join This Team’ to participate, or click on ‘Donate to Team’ to support your friends and colleagues.

It’s a Mo-brainer!

SUSS Cardiothoracic Grand Rounds

SUSS Cardiothoracic Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) is proud to present Cardiothoracic Surgical Grand Rounds, presented by Dr Nikki Stamp.

Dr Nikki Stamp is a cardiothoracic surgeon. She has a strong background in transplant surgery, mechanical support and congenital cardiac disease. Clinically, Dr Stamp’s clinical interests include thoracic transplantation, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and blood conservation in cardiac surgery. She is also a strong advocate for women in surgery, participating in the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign to encourage women into a career in surgery.

Dr Stamp will be talking about her career path as a female surgeon and presenting several interesting cases in cardiothoracic surgery.

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Kerry Packer Education Centre Auditorium, RPAH
Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

SUSS Upper GI Grand Rounds

SUSS Upper GI Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) is proud to present Upper GI Surgical Grand Rounds.

Dr Thomas Hugh will discuss diseases commonly encountered as an upper GI surgeon and their operative management.

Dr Hugh is the Head of the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital. His primary clinical interests are in the fields of hepatobiliary surgery, hernia repair, and complex laparoscopy. His primary research interests include clinical outcomes and quality of life following surgery for upper GI malignancies, as well as basic science research investigating molecular markers for prognosis in hepatobiliary tumours.

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 6:45 – 7:45pm
Location: Seminar Room 022, New Law Annexe, University of Sydney
Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

Update: At the SUSS Upper GI Surgical Grand Rounds, Dr Thomas Hugh gave an honest insight into what it’s like to be a surgeon, and explored the exciting new and emerging technologies and some of his own surgical cases. A recording of the lecture can now be found here (.mp4) or here (.wmv) for those who were unable to make it or those who want to watch it again!

SUSS and SUPS Present Paediatric Thoracoscopic Surgery Grand Rounds

SUSS and SUPS Present Paediatric Thoracoscopic Surgery Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) and Paediatric Society (SUPS) have come together to present the first “Paediatric Thoracoscopic Surgical Grand Rounds”.

Dr Jonathan Karpelowsky will discuss the thoracoscopic approach to paediatric surgery, which has become an increasingly common technique for lung resection, biopsy, and management of empyema, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, oesophageal atresia, pectus deformities, vascular abnormalities and pneumothorax.

Dr Jonathan Karpelowsky is a staff specialist in the Department of Paediatric Surgery at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He is a general surgeon, with sub-specialties in hepatobiliary and thoracic surgery.

This event will be particularly relevant to stage 1 students who will have completed their respiratory medicine block, but will be of interest to all students interested in paediatrics, surgery, or both!

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Scot Skirving Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Please RSVP on the Facebook event.


SUSS Ear Disease Masterclass (ENT Surgical Series)

SUSS Ear Disease Masterclass (ENT Surgical Series)

This is a half-day high-yield overview of ear disease, presented by passionate teacher and ear, nose, sinus, and throat surgeon Dr Ronald Chin. Common presentations seen in the hospital and clinics will be discussed, and a problem solving-approach will be applied to help students (and future interns…) navigate the complexities of ENT.

This lecture series is tailored for Stage 3 students preparing for upcoming surgical exams and to Stage 1 and 2 students who wish to fill crucial gaps in knowledge. Topics have been selected directly from the ENT Surgery Core Curriculum, covering clinical issues from infections to foreign bodies to vertigo to ear emergencies. The lectures will be of significant benefit to students wanting to consolidate anatomical, physiological, and clinical teaching in preparation of the end of year barrier exams.

Dr Chin has compiled this lecture series in order to complement ENT teaching in the medical program. He draws on his extensive experience as an ENT Surgeon at Nepean Hospital and his subspecialty training in head and neck cancer.

Saturday August 22, 2015, 8 am to 12 pm
Venue: New Law Lecture Theatre 106

Registration: please RSVP on the form below.

SUSS City2Surf for Interplast 2015

SUSS City2Surf for Interplast 2015

UPDATE: Congratulations to the SUSS team who made it to Bondi Beach yesterday and raised over $5000 for Interplast!

On the 9th of August, the members of Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) will once again run the City2Surf and raise funds to support Interplast.

Interplast is an Australian and New Zealand charity that provides free, life-changing surgical treatment for people in the Asia-Pacific region who would otherwise be unable to access such services. Its teams train local surgeons, doctors, and allied health professionals so that the communities they visit may continue to benefit long after they’ve left. Their patients are mostly children suffering from congenital conditions such as cleft lip/palate or acquired conditions such as burn scar contractures.

Check out their website here:

Previous years have been huge successes. Since SUSS has been running the 14 km from Macquarie St to Bondi Beach in full surgical garb, we have raised over $15,000. Read the media coverage of the 2014 SUSS City2Surf campaign. We are committed to supporting Interplast in their valuable work and want to continue this year by raising our largest total ever. So please get involved by running and raising funds with us in the SUSS team.

This is a great way to get off your study chair and get fit while supporting a fantastic cause, raising awareness, and making friends. The run itself is awesome; you will have a lot of fun and see some spectacular views of our beautiful city.

Interplast has again partnered with SUSS and they promise to gift Interplast-branded scrubs to those who raise over a certain amount to run the race in. Details to come.

How to get involved

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

Register to run:
1. Go to our team’s registration page and enter your details.
2. You will be automatically assigned to the “Sydney University Surgical Society” running team. NB: the password to join the team is “suss1234
3. When prompted, do NOT yet select a charity, this will come later.

Register to fundraise:
1. Go to our team’s fundraising page and click “Join Team”
2. Enter your details to register to fundraise. Make sure to choose “Interplast Australia and New Zealand” as your charity
3. Start fundraising!

Contact the SUSS team coordinators with any questions:
Alon Taylor:
Vincent An:

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