events in october 2022
Until Wednesday
5th Oct

Management of Surgical Emergencies Course - Sydney

  • Tuesday 04 & Wednesday 05 October (prior to GSA ASM)
  • Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour


  • SET 3-5 General Surgery Trainees
  • International Medical Graduates.
  • Consultants

The MOSES course aims to assist SET 3+ Trainees, IMGs, and Consultants to:

  • Make better decisions, negotiate dilemmas, and manage distractors in emergency surgery
  • Reduce error
  • Achieve better outcomes
  • Work more effectively within a team
  • Improve situational awareness
  • Provide strategies for getting out of trouble
  • Assist with Fellowship Exam preparation

Run over two full days, MOSES involves a variety of teaching methods including core lectures, skills stations, and group discussions. The course focuses on assessment and decision making skills for emergency situations, within the peri-operative period covering, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Upper Gastro Intestinal Bleed/ Gastro Intestinal Bleed
  2. Gastrectomy
  3. Bowel Obstruction
  4. Abdominal Emergency
  5. Post Thyroidectomy Bleed
  6. Laparotomy
  7. Complications after rectal surgery
  8. Intestinal Obstruction
  9. Soft Tissue Infection

With a high ration of faculty to a low ratio of participants, MOSES will offer you an excellent opportunity to develop strategy and problem solving skills for commonly encountered surgical emergencies in a small team environment, with senior General Surgical Consultants. MOSES is aimed at International Medical Graduates and senior SET Trainees, particularly Trainees and IMGs who are contemplating their Fellowship exam, and post Fellowship General Surgical Fellows/Consultants.


This course is fully allocated.


QLD Core Course Program


  • Primary Liver malignancies
  • Acute pancreatitis

This event will be delivered via Zoom.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 427 148 304
E [email protected]


Victorian Surgeons Charity Ball 2022

The Victorian State Committee are excited to be organising the first ever Victorian Surgeons Charity Ball for October 2022.

The main objective of the event, is to raise funds for the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services who have been providing an outstanding service to the Indigenous Community in Victoria for many years. The event will be attended by Victorian surgeons and their guests.

Please click here to view the flyer


AFL Dining Room
Melbourne Cricket Ground


Please click here to register

For further information please contact:

[email protected]


QLD Core Course Program


  • Splenectomy and ITP
  • Splenectomy - postoperative considerations

This event will be delivered via Zoom.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
Queensland Regional Executive Officer
P +61 427 148 304
E [email protected]


WA WARTS Session

Time & Location

RACS, Ground Floor, 216 Stirling Highway, Claremont, WA

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
P +61 427 148 304
E [email protected]


2022 Simulation Workshop 3

On behalf of General Surgeons Australia and the Victorian/Tasmanian Training Committee, it is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 2022 Simulation Workshops.

There will be three simulation workshops on offer for trainees and IMGs to attend which is being coordinated by Mr Julian Choi. Each workshop is convened by experts in the field.

As these workshops are being offered free of charge, we anticipate that they will be extremely popular. Places will be offered on a first-come first served basis.

Note: Due to the workshops being offered free of charge, any Trainee or IMG who registers but does not attend will be prohibited from attending any future simulation workshops.

Workshop #3


Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Workshop

Date & Time

Saturday 22 October 2022

Morning group - 09:00 – 12:00 followed by lunch
Afternoon group – 13:00– 16:00, (replica of morning session)


Introduce the trainee to the principles of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, covering the two techniques commonly used in Australia today. Participants will also be given the opportunity to practice the manoeuvres required to perform this procedure safely.


Mr Julian Choi

Number of participants

16 in each group.


Skills and Education Centre
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street, EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002


Please click 'Register now'


Karen Clark
Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Executive Officer
T +61 8 8274 3791
E [email protected]

Maximum of 16 participants per group; please select either morning OR afternoon session below (NOT BOTH).

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NSW Educational Course


Upper GI/Trauma

This event will be delivered online.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Craddock
P +61 427 148 304
E [email protected]

Until Wednesday
26th Oct

DSTC Course

Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course

Being held prior to the WSES 2022 Congress

  • Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 October 
  • Perth, WA
  • Cost: DSTC Course for surgeons – AUD $3,950
  • Registration and further details including program and venue will be available soon


Prof Ian Civil FRACS

About the Course

The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care  - DSTC - provides a thorough exploration into:

  • Surgical decision-making in complex scenarios
  • Operative technique in critically ill trauma patients
  • Hands on practical experience with experienced instructors (both national and international)
  • Insight into difficult trauma situations with learned techniques of haemorrhage control and the ability to handle major thoracic, cardiac and abdominal injuries

DSTC is recommended by The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for all Consultant Surgeons and final year trainees. The course also provides multidisciplinary training to consultant anaesthetists and anaesthetic fellows (post-exam) involved in trauma.

For further details including how to register, please visit DSTC.COM.AU.

Donwload the course flyer here.

Run inconjunction with the Westerns Australian Trauma Training and Education Unit - WATTEU

Until Sunday
30th Oct

WSES 2022 Congress

9th International Congress of the World Society of Emergency Surgery - WSES 2022

  • Frontiers of Emergency General Surgery
  • 27-30 October, 2022 - Westin Perth, WA

Running over four days, WSES 2022 will provide national and international delegates with emergency surgical education, characterised by rapid and dynamic changes in knowledge, understanding of the surgical disease, new procedures, and advances in technologies; and the importance this has for modern surgical education and practice - inspiring young emergency surgeons of the future.

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