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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Sydney University Surgical Society is delighted to announce Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, presented by Dr Jonathan Parkinson.
Dr Parkinson is a neurosurgeon with subspecialty interests in brain tumor surgery, skull base surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, surgery for degenerative spine conditions and treatment of metastatic disease to the spine.
After graduating from the University of Sydney’s medical program, he undertook advanced neurosurgical training in various NSW hospitals. On completion of his specialist training, Dr Parkinson completed a fellowship at the world-renowned University of Calgary Spine Program.
During his neurosurgery training, Dr Parkinson also completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research in University of Sydney where he studied the molecular biology of brain tumours.
Dr Parkinson is the Chair of the NSWOG Neuro-oncology committee of the Cancer Institute of NSW. He also sits on the organising commitees for annual scientific meetings of both the Co-operative Group of Neuro-oncology (COGNO) and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia.
Dr Parkinson’s other interest is in surgical education. He is the current Surgical Supervisor of Training (in Neurosurgery) at Royal North Shore and North Shore Hospitals. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Northern Clinical School of the University of Sydney, and the Postgraduate Research and Training Lead at the newly formed Surgical Education, Research and Training (SERT) Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital.
This grand rounds will be particularly relevant to Stage 2 student in Neurology block, however students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.
Date: 25th March 2019
Time: 7 – 8pm
Location: KPEC auditorium
Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) and MIRAGE Rural Health Club are delighted to present Rural Surgery: Resources, Challenges, Training Options.
Dr Henry Hook and Dr Chelsea Beinke will be sharing their views on what being a rural surgeon entails. The evening’s discussion will also include surgical opportunities available in the rural health system, differences between rural and metropolitan surgical training and the pros and cons of being a rural surgeon.
Dr Henry Hook is the Head of Department of the Surgery in Orange. Dr Chelsea Beinke is a SET trainee who has previously trained rurally and is currently at Westmead Hospital.
If you are a Stage 2 student, keen on surgery and are tossing up between staying metropolitan and going rural next year, then this event is not to be missed!
Students from all stages are welcome.
Pizza will be provided at 5:30, courtesy of MIPS.
Date: 27 March
Time: 6:00 – 8 pm
Location: New Law LT 101
There are currently no upcoming events, but please check at a later time for more information.
Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) and RPA Institute of Academic Surgery (IAS) are delighted to present Getting Started in Surgical Research.
During our annual academic surgery symposium, we will hear from academic surgeons from the IAS who are leaders in their respective fields. The evening’s discussion will include what it means to be an academic surgeon, an overview of the career pathway and some of their innovative research projects, as well as any upcoming research opportunities for students looking to get involved. Junior doctors will also share their experiences of getting started in academic surgery during their medical training.
All students are welcome to attend. For students considering a career in surgery and all those who have an interest in combining research with their future clinical practice this is an event not to be missed!
– Dr Scott Leslie – Robotic Surgery
– A/Prof Payal Mukherjee – Surgical 3D printing and 3D Bioprinting
– A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng – Complex facial reconstruction surgery
– Dr Michael Seco – Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar
DATE: 20 February 2019
LOCATION: RPA Kerry Packer Education Centre
For more information, please visit the Facebook event