Workshops

International Golden Scalpel Games®

Sunday 5 May

Venue: Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre

Registrations Opening Soon

The International Golden Scalpel Games® will be a highlight at this year’s Annual Scientific  Congress in Bangkok, coordinated by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in collaboration with the Health Education and Training Institute’s (HETI) Clinical Surgical Training  Council.

Involving up to 16 teams of aspiring young surgeons that include Australia, New Zealand and Indigenous teams in addition to teams from other nations, this event will be one to look forward to. Six members per team will rotate between eight to 16 different surgical skills, observed and supported by members of Council and interested surgical educators including Trainees who will also provide supervision,assessment and feedback along the way.

The Golden Scalpel Games®, which will be held on Sunday 5 May 2019, will give medical students, prevocational doctors and SET (advanced) surgical Trainees the chance to showcase their skills and to network with peers and key leaders in surgical training.

Reinforcing the importance of surgical skills training, building confidence, and reducing risk, the Games will improve knowledge by exploring new innovations in technology and the use of simulated surgical environments, as well as improve patient care.

Clinical stations will be modelled on the RACS JDOCS and ASSET core competencies and incorporate professional and
communication domains, including teamwork, judgement, clinical and critical decision making as well as teaching and learning. Teams will be presented with medals and certificates at the conclusion of the event with the winning team presented with the RACS/HETI Golden Scalpel Games® Perpetual Trophy.

Teams will be presented with medals and certificates at the conclusion of the event with the winning team presented with the RACS/HETI Golden Scalpel Games® Perpetual Trophy.

8TH WHO GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR EMERGENCY AND ESSENTIAL SURGICAL CARE (GIEESC) BIENNIAL MEETING

Monday 6 May

8:30am – 3:30pm

Venue: Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre

The WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC) is a global forum that convenes
multidisciplinary stakeholders representing health professionals, public health experts, health authorities and local and international organisations. Established in December 2005, the GIEESC has grown to include over 2300 members from 140 countries which collaborates to share knowledge, advise policy formation and develop educational resources to reduce the burden of death and disability from conditions that could be treated through surgery. The 8th WHO GIEESC Biennial Meeting is being held in conjunction with the RACS 88th Annual Scientific Congress in Bangkok on Monday 6 May 2019, to discuss progress, constraints, and opportunities related to surgery being an integral component of public health and health services for women.

Please visit www.surgeons.org/globalsurgerymeeting for further information.

GSA TRAINEES’ DAY - UPPER GI/ENDOSCOPY

Monday 6 May

8:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre

Please visit the GSA website for event updates.