Events

events in october 2020
Saturday
03
Oct
Until Wednesday
7th Oct

ACS Clinical Congress 2020

What’s shared at Clinical Congress 2020 can help improve surgical outcomes around the world. On October 3–7, join with international colleagues for presentations and discussions of important issues such as academic global surgery, research in low- and middle-income countries, the international impacts of the opioid crisis, global engagement and volunteerism, the global response to COVID-19, and more.

Please click here to register.

Date

3-7 October 2020

Location

Virtual

For further information please contact:

E: registration@facs.org

Tuesday
06
Oct

QLD Core Course Program

Topics

  • Perioperative issues in the obese patient
  • Perioperative issues in the diabetic patient
  • Liver transplant

This event will be delivered as a live stream.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 427 148 304
E rachel.craddock@generalsurgeons.com.au

Wednesday
14
Oct

SA Long Course Program

Time

6.30pm via Zoom.

For further information please contact:

Karen Clark
Education & Hospital Inspection Coordinator (SA/WA)
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au

Thursday
15
Oct

CTEC’s Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma

CTEC’s Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma aims to increase the comfort and expertise of the participant when performing neck dissection.  This highly practical cadaveric workshop features concurrent full day Surgical Trainee level and Consultant/Fellow level practical sessions in the steps and techniques of radical neck dissection for thyroid carcinoma. A Faculty member will mentor the dissection and provide expert, practical feedback to participants.  Each session is tailored to provide participants with appropriate surgical training for their level of ability and skill set.  The workshop includes an interactive faculty panel discussion covering expert advice and alternative radical neck dissection techniques.

Suitable for:

Consultant/Fellow Level Practical Session: Consultants and Fellows in Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery.

Surgical Trainee Level Practical Session: Three places are available for RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery.

Workshop Content:

Presentations and practical cadaveric sessions cover the following procedures:

  • SCM dissection
  • Posterior triangle
  • Control of the thoracic duct
  • Contralateral modified radical neck dissection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Central neck dissection

Video presentations of the following techniques are also included:

  • Skin flap and SCM dissection
  • CN XI and posterior triangle (spinal accessory nerve)
  • Dissection of the carotid sheath

Accreditation:

RACS CPD Program reaccreditation will be sought for 2020.

Date & Time

Thursday 15 October 2020
08:30am to 05.00pm

Location

CTEC, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Registration

Please click here to view CTEC's website for further information and to register.

Contact

John Linehan
CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator
P  +61 8 6488 8049
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au
W www.ctec.uwa.edu.au

Monday
19
Oct

QLD Core Course Program

Topics

  • Massive Transfusion protocol and Trauma Laparotomy
  • Diverticulitis

This event will be delivered as a live stream.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 427 148 304
E rachel.craddock@generalsurgeons.com.au

Tuesday
20
Oct

Breast Surgeon Webinar

Preoperative considerations in early breast cancer: What’s changing?

Please join us for an interactive webinar, chaired by Dr Melanie Walker, President, BreastSurgANZ and featuring international guest speaker Professor Michael Dixon who will discuss preoperative considerations in early breast cancer, with a focus on HER2-positive and triple-negative disease.

  • Tuesday 20 October, 2020
  • 19:00-20:15 AEDT
  • Registration: FOC

To Register

  • Register online at breastsurganz.org
  • Click here to download a copy of the program and save the date. 

International Guest Speaker

Professor Michael Dixon OBE
Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Professor Dixon is a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of both Edinburgh and England and also an Honorary Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Professor Dixon has published over 300 papers, contributed 120 book chapters, and written or edited 25 books. He was the inaugural Managing Editor of The Breast and was a member of the first Editorial Board of the British Medical Journal. He is a reviewer for 20 cancer-related journals, and on the Editorial Board of Breast Cancer Management and Annals of Surgical Oncology. Professor Dixon has given over 300 invited lectures all around the world. He was the Royal College of Surgeons of Australasia Visiting Fellow in 2000 and 2011. Professor Dixon has been the co-chair of the Miami Breast Cancer Conference since 2008. In 2013 he was voted the 36th greatest person in Edinburgh of all time, and received an OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his work improving our understanding and improving the management of breast disease.

Tuesday
20
Oct

Combining Remote & Rural Surgery with Humanitarian Healthcare

Format

Short presentations followed by panel discussions and Q&A from delegates. Questions can be sent to panellists in advance via FRRHH@rcsed.ac.uk

Webinar Overview

The Viking Surgeons Association Rural Surgery Webinar series, hosted by the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare will deliver the first of many in a series covering a range of subjects from rural surgery. This first of which will examine different aspects of combining rural surgery in a humanitarian healthcare setting. Our speakers include David Sedgewick, who will discuss the practicalities and benefits of volunteering for humanitarian work, David Wightwick, who will give an overview of UK-Med / UKEMT and David Nott who will provide an overview of the David Nott Foundation and specifically the DNF HEST course.

The Viking Surgeons Association is an association of Remote and Rural Surgeons working in Rural General Hospitals in Highlands and Islands of Scotland, rural areas of Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Iceland. Membership has also included surgeons from the Faroes and coastal areas of England in the past and is open to Remote and Rural surgeons in any geographical location. Due to the virtual nature of this years conference it is hoped that the Vikings Surgeons can extend their reach to those further afield.

Date & Time

20 October 2020
19:00 BST

Platform

Zoom

Registration

Delegates can register for free. Click here to register.

For more information, please contact:

E g.mitchell@rcsed.ac.uk

Wednesday
21
Oct

SA Long Course Program

Time

6.30pm via Zoom.

For further information please contact:

Karen Clark
Education & Hospital Inspection Coordinator (SA/WA)
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au

Wednesday
28
Oct

SA Long Course Program

Time

6.30pm via Zoom.

For further information please contact:

Karen Clark
Education & Hospital Inspection Coordinator (SA/WA)
P +61 8 8274 3791
E karen.clark@generalsurgeons.com.au

Friday
30
Oct

CTEC’s Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop

This highly practical one day workshop covers the most efficient techniques for laparoscopic intra and extracorporeal knot tying and intracorporeal suturing.

It will increase technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie intra and extra corporeal knots.  Practical sessions feature a dedicated work station for each participant, with assistance provided by a medical student camera operator.

Suitable For:

Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. 

Workshop Content:

The workshop will focus on the following tasks:

  • Passing a ligature
  • Extracorporeal knot tying
  • Intracorporeal suturing – placing sutures
  • Intracorporeal knot tying
  • Formation and use of endoloop

Practical Animal Tissue Based Surgical Skill Stations:

Participants will undertake the following procedures:

  • Laparoscopic suturing of enterotomies
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic assisted gastrostomy

This workshop utilises a range of animal tissue and synthetic models for the practical skill stations.  The workshop will also feature case scenarios and discussions, whilst also allowing sufficient time to practise skills.

Accreditation:

Approved in the RACS CPD Program for 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.

Date

Friday 30 October 2020

Location

CTEC, The University of Western Australia, Perth

Registration

Please click here to view CTEC's website for further information and to register.

Contact

John Linehan
CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator
P  +61 8 6488 8049
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au
W www.ctec.uwa.edu.au

 
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