SUSS Journal Club: Summer Break

Thank you to everyone who has joined us for Journal Club in 2017. We have had a lot of interesting topics from a range of year groups.

SUSS Journal club will be returning in 2018. Please sign up to our mailing list to be notified of our return and of subsequent journal club themes.

Have a relaxing time off and enjoy your summer break!

 

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Dr Christine Castle

Dr Christine Castle

M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.S (Ortho)

 

Sydney University Surgical Society is pleased to host Orthopaedic Surgical Grand Rounds, presented by Dr Christine Castle.

Dr Castle is a general and trauma orthopaedic surgeon based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She is a member of the RACS Court of Examiners and has participated in trainee selection over many years.  She has been involved in basic skills training being a RACS ASSET committee member, the team that developed the skills course and textbook. Also, with the RACS Global Health Team, has assisted in the development of the national basic surgical skills program in Myanmar.

Dr Castle will be presenting the topic ‘Othopaedics: One Day on Call. You never know what will happen.’ This sounds like a wonderful topic and we eagerly await Dr Castles presentation.

As with all SUSS events, these are open to all students to attend. Stage One students in their Musculoskeletal block, or those who have a particular interest in surgery will find this a rewarding experience.

Save the date:
Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Venue: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney

RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Congenital Heart Surgery Grand Rounds

 

 

 

Sydney University Surgical Society is pleased to host Congenital Heart Surgery Grand Rounds.

Dr Yishay Orr will present her perspectives as a Paediatric and Adult Cardiothoracic Surgeon, discussing several cases of adult and paediatric congenital heart disease.

Dr Orr graduated from UNSW in 1999, then progressed through intern and residency years in Sydney before commencing work in cardiothoracic surgery. During her training, Dr Orr completed her research PhD investigating neutrophils and the systemic inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass through the School of Medical Sciences at the University of NSW. After obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Orr embarked on 3 years of paediatric cardiac surgery training, with 2 years at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead followed by a year-long Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Dr Orr is a VMO at Westmead Hospital, VMO at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, and VMO Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital. Dr Orr is also Supervisor of Surgical Education and Training (Cardiothoracic Surgery) at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. In addition to her clinical work, Dr Orr is a Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon for Open Heart International and has undertaken humanitarian work in countries such as Myanmar, India Papua New Guinea and several others.

This grand rounds will be particularly relevant to Stage 1 students in Cardiology block; however, students from all stages and clinical schools are welcome.

Date: Tuesday 31 October, 2017
Time: 6.00 – 7.00 pm
Venue: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 275
RSVP on the Facebook event page

SUSS Stage 2 Suturing Skills Workshop

SUSS is running a series of workshops to help students acquire basic suturing skills. The workshops are at aimed at the beginner level, focusing on simple interrupted suturing technique, with the opportunity to try more advanced techniques upon mastery, as per the RACS competencies guideline. Attendance at the workshops will incur a cost of $2 to help cover the cost of the suturing materials.

There will be a total of six 1-hour sessions run across two days with each session capable of accommodating up to 10 students. Due to the limited spots available and the tendency for these workshops to be oversubscribed, we ask that students only sign up for workshops on dates they are CERTAIN they are available. It isn’t fair to those who miss out on a place when we have empty spots during the workshops due to no-shows. If you do have to pull out from your allocated session, timely notification is appreciated and will allow us to reach out to students who are next in line.

Please register via Google Docs

When: Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th October 2017
Cost: $2

Once we have finalised the sessions, you will receive an email notifying you of your allocated session and any further instructions for the day.

For some learning resources, please visit our surgical skills page prior to the session

SUSS and UNSW Women in Medicine: Women in Surgery Skills Workshop

“A good surgeon has an eagle’s eyes, a lion’s heart, and a lady’s hand.”

SUSS and UNSW Women in Medicine are hosting the Women in Surgery Skills Workshop on October 12th.

Women are under-represented at all levels of the surgical profession, making it crucial to break down stereotypes, build confidence, learn practical skills, and have female surgical role models. Come to the inaugural Women in Surgery Skills Workshop to network with a team of AMAZING female surgeons and make friends with medical students from the UNSW and the University of Sydney. Surgery could be the career choice for you!

This workshop has limited places available — 15 female medical students each from USyd and UNSW will be randomly selected from all applicants. Register at the link below before 11:59pm September 28th.

Registration is essential: https://goo.gl/forms/SZ6mRwT6JOPh8n9J3  (CLOSED)

NOTE: this event is only open to female medical students at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney.

SUSS October Journal Club: Cardiac Surgery

The theme of the October SUSS Journal Club is cardiac surgery.
Our first presenter is Aran Kanagaratnam (stage 1 SMP student), who will present a clinical trial comparing transcatheter (TVAR) and surgical aortic-valve replacements. TAVR is a new therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not candidates for surgery or who are at high risk for complications due to surgery.
 
Next Bronwen Needham (stage 2 SMP student) will present a systematic review of early outcomes in synchronous carotid endarterectomy and off-pump coronary bypass. Emerging evidence suggests that synchronous off-pump coronary artery bypass graft and carotid endarterectomy (OPCAB-CEA) is a viable alternative to performing the operations in stages, and that avoiding cardiopulmonary bypass (ie. performing the operation off-pump) may reduce the risk of perioperative stroke. For her MD Project, Bronwen is undertaking an updated Systematic Review investigating whether outcomes for patients undergoing this synchronous, combined operation off-pump are better than those for patients undertaking the same operation on-pump (CABG-CEA).
 
This is the last journal club meeting for 2017 so don’t miss out.
All are welcome. 
 
Presenters:
 
Aran Kanagaratnam
 
Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients.
Leon, Martin B., et al. (2016).
The New England Journal of Medicine, 374 (17): 1609-1620.
 
Bronwen Needham
 
Synchronous carotid endarterectomy and off-pump coronary bypass: an updated, systematic review of early outcomes.
Fareed, K.R, et al. (2009).
European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 37, 375-8.
 
 
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