Workshops

Saturday 5 May 2018


St Vincents’ Private Hospital Head and Neck Dissection Course

Date: 5 – 6 May 2018
Venue: Sydney Hospital Dissection Lab
Cost: Dissector $2,500.00 inc. GST, Dissector (Registrar) $2,250.00 inc. GST, Non-Dissector $1,000.00 inc. GST

Course Details: For a copy of the provisional program, download here

Registration: Register online here

Sunday 6 May 2018


Anatomically Based Surgical Exposure For Trauma (ABSET)

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Venue: Macquarie University Hospital
Cost: $1,760.00 incl. GST
Minimum participants: 8
Maximum participants: 16

Audience: Senior surgical registrars, surgical fellows and any surgeons who wish to review this anatomy ABSET, known as ASSET (Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma) in the USA, is a surgical skills course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons. This will be the first course run in Australia/New Zealand. The course uses human cadavers to teach key surgical exposures in the neck, chest, abdomen pelvis, and both upper and lower extremities of anatomic structures that, when injured, may pose a threat to life or limb.

Format: The one-day course covers each anatomic section, beginning with a case-based overview followed by a hands-on exposure guided by the faculty. Each participant assesses his/her ability to perform each exposure independently and is evaluated on knowledge and technical skills.

Registration: Register for this workshop as part of your ASC registration.

 

Cleft And Craniofacial Workshop
(Combined with Plastic Surgery Facial Reconstruction Workshop)

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Cost: Approximately $2,000.00 for dissector and $1,000.00 for observer – places are allocated on a first come first served basis

This cadaveric course will focus on the latest techniques in cleft and craniofacial surgery as taught by the expert international faculty, including orthognathic surgery and buccal flaps in cleft palate repair.

Faculty: Jeff Fearon, John Phillips, Robert Mann, Brian Sommerlad and Christopher Forrest

To register interest please contact Dr Damian Marucci at damian.marucci@sydney.edu.au

 

Facial Reconstruction Workshop
(Combined with Cleft and Craniofacial Workshop)

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Cost: Approximately $2,000.00 for dissector and $1,000.00 for observer – places are allocated on a first come first served basis

This cadaveric workshop will focus on intermediate and advanced techniques in facial reconstruction, including rhinoplasty/nasal reconstruction, perforator flaps of the face/neck and chest, superficial and deep temporal flaps, lengthening temporalis myoplasty, and finessing of fibula and scapular free flaps for head and neck reconstruction.

Faculty: David Chang, Peter Neligan, Eduardo Rodruigez and Rod Rohrich (BK Rank Lecturer)

To register interest please contact Dr Sydney Ch’ng at drsydneychng@bigpond.com

 

Monday 7 May 2018

GSA Trainees’ Day – HPB

Time: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney

Please visit: www.generalsurgeons.com.au/events/2018-5 for event updates and to register.

 

Surgery In Locally Advanced Thyroid Cancer – Cadaveric Dissection Course

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: The Kolling Institute
Moderators: Navin Niles (Sydney) and Mark Sywak (Sydney)

To register please contact: info@endocrinesurgery.com

 

Living Well, Working Well – Collaborating For Good Mental Health In Our Workplaces

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost: $25.00 incl. GST
Maximum participants: 10*
Facilitators: Dr Tracey Tay, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and Mr Eric Levi, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland
Introduction: Presenting the “Long lives-healthy workplaces” framework.
Workshop: “Making change happen” – less talk, more action! What do anaesthetists and surgeons need to do to implement the framework?

The tragic loss of colleagues by suicide is the tip of the iceberg of poor mental health amongst doctors.

Our workplaces are an important setting for action and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists has been supporting a collaboration with the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, to develop a comprehensive blueprint for anaesthetic departments and the wider workplace to provide evidence-based support for doctors’ mental health.

Please join us to describe the practical next steps to make this happen.

*Please note that this is an ANZCA workshop and the maximum capacity is 60 participants; ten places have been allocated for RACS delegates to register and attend.

Registration: Register for this workshop as part of your ASC registration.

 

Learning From Mortality Audits

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost: complimentary for registered delegates (registration is essential)
Maximum participants: 30
Audience: Members of RACS

ANZASM, as you know, manages the mortality audits across the nation.

The Fellows’ interface is a critical part of this data collection process. Learning to ‘drive the interface’ is important. Feedback learning to surgeons is the fundamental aim of the audit. Training in all facets of the audit process is essential if we are to maximize learning from this. In an attempt to develop an online module for training surgeons and SET trainees, a three-hour pilot program will be held on Monday prior to the ASC in Sydney.

Numbers will be limited. This is your opportunity to assist us in developing this module and to build an easily accessible learning platform for present and future surgeons. Bring your lap top and assist in this development process.

Registration: Register for this workshop as part of your ASC registration.

 

Community Visit

Time: 9:00am – 12noon
Cost: complimentary for registered delegates (registration is essential)

Registration: Register for this workshop as part of your ASC registration.

 

Region 16 Meeting

Time: 9:00am – 12noon
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost: Complimentary for registered delegates (registration is essential)
Minimum participants: 10

This workshop is for Fellows of the American College of Surgeons, both in Australia and NZ, the USA, and any of the countries belonging to Region 16 of the American College (ANZ, Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Philippines and Pakistan.

The focus is on the different approaches to measuring surgical quality and as a result addressing quality improvement in surgical quality. The attendees will be interested to hear about the work of organisations such as national quality and safety bodies as well as surgical quality improvement programs. Short presentations by representatives of each country will be followed by adequate time for discussion.

To register please contact: anz_acs@surgeons.org

 

Art And Wellbeing Workshop

Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Cost: $50.00 incl. GST
Maximum participants: 5*
Facilitator: Yaël Filipovic, Public Engagement Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

This workshop is designed for participants to connect with contemporary art as well as reconnect with themselves and their environment. Grounded in the MCA’s belief that contemporary art is all about breaking rules and bringing our own experiences to create new meaning when viewing art, we’ve designed a 90-min program that takes you on a journey into what mental health means for each of us today. Led by MCA Artist Educators this workshop will explore a range of creative learning strategies based on mindfulness, collaboration, reflection and having fun! Throughout the morning participants will engage with MCA exhibitions in the gallery and get hands-on with experimental art making activities in our creative studios. From this experience, you will leave with your own toolkit of ideas and creative strategies that you can incorporate back into your daily life that allows you to connect with yourself and others through self-expression.

Return transport to Museum of Contemporary Art Australia from ICC Sydney will be provided.

*Please note that this is an ANZCA workshop and the maximum capacity is 32 participants; five places have been allocated for RACS delegates to register and attend.

Registration: Register for this workshop as part of your ASC registration.

 

Preparing For The Unexpected

Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost: $25.00 incl. GST
Maximum participants: 20*
Facilitator: Yaël Filipovic, Public Engagement Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Nobody wants things to go wrong but inevitably sometimes they do. Patients are more willing and able to complain about doctor performance than ever before, and regulators are more likely to take action. Avant’s experience as Australia’s largest medical defence organisation is that the way in which adverse events and complaints are managed can be as important in determining the final outcome as the event itself.

Avant’s medico-legal experts will guide delegates through an interactive case study touching on key contemporary risks facing anaesthetists and surgeons, and how to manage them.

*Please note that this is an ANZCA workshop and twenty places have been allocated for RACS delegates to register and attend.

Registration: Register for this workshop as part of your ASC registration.