SUSS Presents DonateLife Transplant Symposium


SUSS is proud to host a Transplant Symposium as part of its DonateLife Week activities. We will hear from four speakers on different aspects of the transplantation process:

Mr Max Mohr, Liver Transplant Recipient
Dr Nudrat Rashid, Intensive Care Specialist and Director of Organ and Transplantation Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Dr Jonathan Karpelowsky, Staff Specialist in Paediatric Surgery at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Dr Jerome Laurence, Upper GI, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

All are welcome to come along and hear about organ and tissue donation and transplant medicine and surgery.

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Time: 6.00 – 7.30 pm

Venue: KPEC Large Conference Room, RPA Hospital

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

End the wait for people who need life-saving transplants – DonateLife Week 2016

End the wait for people who need life-saving transplants – DonateLife Week 2016

Sydney University Surgical Society is again running an information stall to promote organ and tissue donation awareness during DonateLife Week 2016.

Today, more than 1,500 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.

You can get involved by doing any of the following:

  • Visit the SUSS DonateLife Week information stall on Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney, on Tuesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 4 and pick up some free merchandise and fill in a form to register your decision with the Australian Organ Donor Register.
  • Stay tuned for details of our Transplant Symposium in early September – we have confirmed an intensive care specialist and a transplant surgeon to speak, plus more to come!
  • 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.

Remember – you can help end the wait for people who need a life-saving or life-transforming transplant!

‘GI Extravaganza’ Surgical Revision Day

‘GI Extravaganza’ Surgical Revision Day

SUSS is proud to be collaborating with the UNSW Surgical Society to host a one-day intensive review of abdominal surgery. The program will include a comprehensive, high-yield overview of surgical anatomy and abdominal surgery, and is tailored to final year medicine exams.

This event will be valuable for senior medical students preparing for surgical barrier exams and long cases. Junior students are also welcome, but final and penultimate year students will be given preference.

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: Central Lecture Block 7, University of New South Wales Kensington campus

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9 – 10 am: GI Anatomy and Blood Supply Revision with Dr Tim Wang (SET trainee and Anatomy X course coordinator)
10 – 11 am: Oesophagogastric Surgery with Dr Steve Leibman (Oesophagogastric Surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital)
11 – 11:30 am: Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery with Professor David Morris (Surgical Oncologist, St George Hospital)
12:30 – 1 pm: Ventral Hernias
1 – 2 pm: Lunch
2 – 3 pm: Colorectal Surgery with Dr Andrew Gilmore (Head, Colorectal Unit Liverpool Hospital)
3 – 4 pm: Abdominal Trauma with Dr Jeremy Hsu (Director of Trauma, Westmead Hospital)

Registration for this event is essential:

Annual General Meeting 2016

Dear Members,

Notice is hereby given for the Annual General Meeting of the Sydney University Surgical Society, which will be held on Monday 27th June at 6:00pm in Bosch Lecture Theatre 1, University of Sydney.

The agenda will include:

1) President’s Report

2) Constitutional Amendments
All motions must be sent to the Society Secretary by 20th June (Kevin Phan, In the interests of time, only motions with notice will be considered at the meeting.

The current constitution is available here.

3) Elections
Nominations for positions will be taken from the floor or via proxy (see below). Candidates must be nominated by a third party, have their nomination seconded by another third party, and accept their nomination. Positions include and will be voted on in the following order:

Executive positions
1. President
2. Vice President
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer

Committee positions
5. Research Officer
6. Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Officer
7. Skills Lab Coordinator
8. Community Officer
9. Stage 1 and 2 Representatives
10. Clinical School Representatives: 1 for each of Concord, RPA, Nepean, Northern, SAN, Westmead

Please RSVP on the Facebook event.

Yours sincerely,

Nathalie Rasko

ADDENDUM 4/6/2016

We are pleased to announce that this year, for the first time ever, we are going to accept nominations from students who are unable to attend the AGM in person. If you can attend, please do so. However, if you are a Stage 3 student and currently on an out-of-town rotation, you are in luck.

Email the President, Nathalie Rasko, at and include the following:
– Your name and SMP stage
– The position(s) you are running for (you will be nominated in the order of position, which is listed in the ‘About section’)
– Speech that will be read out on your behalf at the AGM: write 150 words about your previous experience and why members should vote for you. If you are running for an Executive position, you can write 250 words.
– A passport-style photo of yourself which will be included in the powerpoint in your absence (so people know who they are voting for).