Sydney University Surgical Society has been awarded a Community Awareness Grant by the Organ and Tissue Authority to promote organ and tissue donation during DonateLife Week 2015.
In any given month there are approximately 1,600 Australians on the waiting list to receive transplants. 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 it with your loved ones.
SUSS events on campus during DonateLife Week
Monday, August 3: BBQ lunch on Eastern Avenue (details TBA)
Monday August 3 – Thursday August 6: Information Stall on Eastern Avenue
Thursday August 6: DonateLife Transplant Symposium – register on the Facebook event
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.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with the stall, so please contact Nathalie Rasko at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate an hour of your time.
Sydney University Surgical Society is excited to host “Introduction to Surgery: SET and Beyond”.
Prof. Henry Pleass will discuss career pathways, the life of a surgeon & the future of surgery.
Prof. Pleass is an HPB surgeon at Westmead hospital and transplant surgeon at RPAH. He is Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney and the surgical head of The Australian National Pancreas Transplant Program at Westmead.
Dr. James Edelman (Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar at RPAH) will provide insight into the logistics of surgical training in Australia, i.e. the Surgical Education & Training (SET) program.
Whether or not you’re interested in a career in surgery at this early stage, this lecture is a fantastic opportunity particularly for stage 1 and 2 medical students to gain insight into the surgical training process and surgery as a career.
All years are welcome.
Date: Tuesday, March 17 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Bosch Lecture Theatre 1, Western Ave, University of Sydney Please RSVP on the Facebook event.
This seminar will be hosted by the new RPA Institute of Academic Surgery, will introduce medical students to surgical research at RPA and discuss research opportunities for students. Students from all clinical schools and medical schools are welcome to consider research at the new institute and this session is not for RPA students only.
Speakers will include:
Charbel Sandroussi – Director of Clinical Research
Michael Byrom – Director of Laboratory Research
David Yeo – UGIT / Transplantation Surgery
Sanjay Warrier – Breast Surgery
Cherry Koh – Colorectal Surgery
Sydney Ch’ng – Head & Neck, Plastic and Reconstruction, Melanoma
For more information about the Institute:
Date: Monday, March 23 2015 Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm Location: Kerry Packer Auditorium, RPA Please RSVP on the Facebook event.
Sydney University Surgical Society is excited to host Neurosurgery Grand Rounds.
Dr. Ben Jonker will discuss neurosurgical diseases and their operative management with accompanying cases.
Dr. Jonker is a neurosurgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and St. Vincent’s. He has a research interest in trigeminal neuralgia and a subspecialty interest in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. This specialty includes surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumours and trigeminal neuralgia as well as treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders with Deep Brain Stimulation.
This event will be particularly relevant to stage 2 students in the neurosciences block, however students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.
Date: Thursday, March 11 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building Please RSVP on the Facebook event.
Sydney University Surgical Society are excited to host Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds.
Dr. Michael Byrom will discuss the surgical management of common cardiac and thoracic diseases with accompanying cases. Dr. Byrom is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Director of Laboratory Research at the new RPA Institute of Academic Surgery.
Students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.
Date: Thursday, October 30 2014 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Kerry Packer Auditorium, Rm 4.1, KPEC, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Please RSVP on the Facebook event.
This November Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) and Sydney University Medical Society (SUMS) together are gathering a conglomoration of students dedicated to promoting Men’s Health. All proceeds accumulated will support Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer & Mental Health via the official Movember campaign.
We want to see unshorn enthusiasm from Mo Bros & Mo Sistas alike in the growth of this most worthy cause. Whether a hirsute handlebar or a tufted toothbrush, grow a Mo and help a Bro.