Workshops

Developing a Career and Skills in Academic Surgery (DCAS) Course

Monday 11 May
7:15am – 4:00pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $250.00 incl. GST

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In collaboration with the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Section of Academic Surgery (SAS), we invite you to attend this one-day course to be held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria on Monday 11 May 2020. The course is intended for surgical trainees, research fellows, early career academics, and surgeons who have considered involvement with the publication or presentation of academic work. This fully interactive course with a high faculty/participant ratio will help trainees acquire the skills required to satisfy the RACS research requirements and boost the academic content of their CV. The course covers topics ranging from identifying academic mentors to effective communication of novel research to achieving academic, clinical, and personal balance.

GSA Trainees' Day - Breast and Endocrine Surgery

Monday 11 May
7:30am – 4:00pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Please visit the GSA website for event updates.

Practical Quality Colonoscopy Skills Workshop

Monday 11 May
8:30am – 3:00pm
Venue: RACS Melbourne Office, 250 – 290 Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Cost: $70.00 incl. GST

Registration is available through the RACS 2020 ASC online registration form.

This workshop provided by the National Endoscopy Training Initiative [NETI] is designed to provide educational opportunities for skills improvement in colonoscopy and will be convened by Mr Iain Skinner. Practical elements of colonoscopy technique, methods and tips for greatly increasing polyp detection rates are dealt with in this workshop. It is an ideal adjunct to address any quality improvement issues raised by the Recertification Audit process and strongly promotes the ideal of high quality colonoscopy.

BreastSurgANZ Level 1 Ocoplastic Breast Surgery Workshop

Monday 11 May
9:00am – 3:30pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Further information will be available shortly.

Cultural Complexity in the Taro Patch

Monday 11 May
8:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $75.00 incl. GST
Minimum: 12 participants

Registration is available through the RACS 2020 ASC online registration form.

This workshop will introduce participants to:

  1. The concept that Pacific cultures are diverse, with the Pacific now encompassing many different countries, each with their own distinct and varied cultures and histories
  2. Support participants to understand their own cultural backgrounds, biases, beliefs and traditions: and how your cultural background influences your decision making and relationships
  3. Understand that culture is complex with intersecting issues such as gender and religion, adding to that complexity when working with pacific families and patients.
  4. Understand the effect of culture in development settings.
  5. A deeper understanding of the effect of culture in any development or humanitarian setting.

Participants will be provided with an opportunity to experience the age old “Talanoa” methodology during the workshop and will reflect on their own clinical practice when working alongside Pacific clinicians in countries. It will touch on the cultural complexity encountered when working with Pacific patients and their families.

As part of the workshop participants will work on scenarios which will provide reflections for participants on challenges and dilemmas faced in working in a development context.

Rib Fixation Workshop

Monday 11 May
8:30am – 4:00pm

Further information will be available shortly

Visit a Local Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Health Centre

Monday 11 May
9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: complimentary for registered delegates (registration is essential)

Registration is available through the RACS 2020 ASC online registration form.

The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The VAHS has expanded steadily over the past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community.

Delegates will have an opportunity to meet with elders and leaders from the VAHS Aboriginal community in Melbourne.