Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

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

Rural Surgery: Resources, Challenges, Training Options.

Rural Surgery: Resources, Challenges, Training Options.

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.

Getting Started in Surgical Research

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!

Guests:
– 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
TIME: 5:30pm-8:30pm
LOCATION: RPA Kerry Packer Education Centre

For more information, please visit the Facebook event

Introduction to Surgery: SET and Beyond

Sydney University Surgical Society is excited to host the annual seminar “Introduction to Surgery: SET and Beyond”. The event aims to educate students about surgery as a career and pathways for gaining entry to Surgical Education and Training (SET) programs.

This year have three brilliant speakers lined up: Dr Michael Wines (Consultant – Urology), Dr Daniel Lee (SET Trainee – General Surgery) and Dr Rebecca Cui (SRMO – General Surgery).

Whether you’re interested in a career in surgery or simply want to learn more, this lecture is a fantastic opportunity, particularly for Stage 1 and 2 medical students, to gain insight into the surgical training process and a career in surgery.

Time: 5:45 pm – 8 pm
Date: 12 February 2019
Location: KPEC Auditorium

For more information, please visit the Facebook event.

Canapés will also be provided. Courtesy of Medical Idemnity Protection Service (MIPS).

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