Paediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

Paediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) and Sydney University Paediatrics Society (SUPS) are proud to present Paediatric Surgery Grand Rounds.
This is an opportunity to hear from our guest speaker, Dr. Matthew Liava’a, a paediatric cardiacthoracic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Westmead.
Come along to learn about cardiac surgery and training pathways. It will also be a great opportunity to review cardiac anatomy, embryology and congenital anomalies. Hear about the current and fascinating techniques used to surgically fix congenital cardiac abnormalities. The talk is titled “Turning Blue Babies Pink”.
Delicious catering will be provided at 4.45, with the talk starting at 5.

Date: 23 October 2019
Location: The Quarter Event Space
Time: 4.45 pm

Women in Medicine Surgical Skills Workshop

Women in Medicine Surgical Skills Workshop

Interested in becoming a surgeon or simply like to learn a thing or two about suturing? Come join us at the WIM Surgical Skills Workshop night and meet some inspirational female surgeons!

Date: 19 September 2019
Time: 5:45 – 8:00PM
Location: Wallace Wurth

We have very limited spots and attendees will be selected at random after registration is closed.

*Sign-up opens at 7pm on 21 August – link will be posted onto this page

GlobalHOME and SUSS present: Global Surgery Grand Rounds

The Sydney University Surgical Society and GlobalHOME are proud to present their annual joint event, the Global Surgery Grand Rounds. This is an opportunity to hear from the inspiring surgeons and aid workers who are at the front lines of war, extreme poverty, natural disasters and humanitarian crisis, to lend their skills to people in desperate need of their help.

Dr Sarah Tolerton is an early-career Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has previously volunteered as a registrar with Interplast in Vientiane Hospital in Laos at the Mahosot General Hospital. She will provide an interesting insight into volunteering during training, the hows and the whys.

Date: 12 August 2019
Location: New Law School Theatre 101
Time: 4:30 PM

Food will be provided 🙂

Urology Ground Rounds

Urology Ground Rounds

Urine luck! Prof Henry Woo,  Professor of all things urological and social media tycoon will be giving a SUSS grand rounds talk on urology, as well as giving some insight into the use of social media as a surgeon following his much publicised twitter escapades. Looks like it’ll be a wee-lly good event – especially for you stage twos!

Seriously though,  Henry Woo is a urological surgeon who is subspecialised in the management of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. He is Professor of Surgery at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of the University of Sydney. He is the Director of Uro-Oncology and the Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.  He is fellowship elected Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  He is Board Director of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-genital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group and a Board Director of the Australasian Urological Foundation. He has published extensively and reviews for all of the major urological journals.  He is an Associate Editor of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, a Consulting Editor of the BJUI and serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals European Urology, World Journal of Men’s Health, Prostate International, Asian Journal of Urology, World Journal of Urology and PLOS One.  He also has interests in professionalism in surgery, the role of social media in medicine, inequities in access to health care and evidence based practice.  Outside of surgery, he goes to the gym to practice what he preaches to his patients, is a lifelong Triple J listener and a collector of retro technology (eg cameras, audio, turntables, jukeboxes etc) and vinyl records.

Date: 15 July 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Law LT024

VR and AR in Surgery and Medicine

VR and AR in Surgery and Medicine

Not so far in the future, surgeons might be able to practice performing every step of a surgical procedure without stepping foot in an operating theatre. Palliative care doctors might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to calm aches and pains, in lieu of adding more pills and patches. Psychiatrists might treat social phobia by immersing patients in a virtual dinner party.

It’s starting to happen right now because of virtual reality (VR) – the mind-bending technology that offers immersive, multisensory environments that nudge our brains into thinking we are somewhere else.

This event will bring together pioneers in the use of VR and AR in medicine. Surgeons, physicians and scientists will share their individual experiences in the VR and AR fields, and enlighten us on the future of virtual reality in medicine and surgery. During the interactive breakout session, audience members will have a chance to demo VR experiences and network with pioneers in the field. Please find the evening’s program and speaker lineup on the ‘Discussion’ tab.

Due to limited spots, registration on Eventbrite is required ( We look forward to seeing you there!

Event will be held in the VR OpenLab (School of Psychology on USYD campus in Camperdown).

Date: 24 Jun 2019
Location: VR OpenLab, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm

Endocrine Surgical Grand Rounds

Associate Professor Mark Sywak is an Endocrine Surgeon who has strong interests in thyroid cancer and minimally invasive surgeries of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenals.

He is a graduate of the University of Sydney Medical School and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has also completed fellowships in Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the University of Calgary and at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Canada.

He plays an active role in research, having completed a Masters of Medicine Clinical Epidemiology, as well as authoring numerous scientific papers.

A/Prof Sywak continues to be an enthusiastic teacher of medical students, trainee surgeons and colleagues. He is the Head of the Department of Endocrine and Oncology Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney as well as Supervisor of Surgical Training for the Northern Sydney rotation of the College of Surgeons.

A/Prof Sywak holds multiple hospital appointments – he operates at Royal North Shore Hospital, Northern Beaches Hospital, Mater Hospital Sydney and North Shore Private Hospital.

Data:  13 May 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Carslaw LT173