Abstract closes 4 July 2022
Abstract submission closing soon! Don't miss out on submitting your abstract for presentation on a surgical topic at our annual premier research prize competitions.

The Neville Davis Prize is open to Surgical Trainees of all specialties and PHOs in Surgical Departments. The winner will receive a cheque for $2,500.
View Neville Davis Abstract Instruction

The RACS Papers Prize is open to all Medical Students and Junior Doctors. The winner will receive a cheque for $1,000.
View RACS Papers Prize Abstract Instruction

Submit Abstract Now
Wondering how to write a quality abstract? Dr Michael Wagels and Dr Raja Sawhney provided some insightful tips on How to Write an Abstract for the upcoming competition in this video. 
Queensland Charity Ball

Date: 10 September 2022
Theme: Moonlight in Morocco
Venue: W Hotel
RACS Queensland is excited to celebrate our biennial Charity Ball at the W Hotel Brisbane!
The gala is set to be dazzled with a stunning performance by Opera Queensland and a keynote address by the College Vice President, Professor Chris Pyke.

A superb evening of delicious food, drinks and entertainment provides surgeons from across Queensland the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, enjoy a thrilling night out, and support the meaningful work of the Foundation for Surgery. All Queensland Fellows, Trainees, SIMGs, and their partners are invited to attend this worthy event.

Discounts available for purchasing a full table.
Contact for more details.

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Date: 5 – 6 November 2022
Venue: Avant Brisbane Office (TBC)
In 2021, the Queensland Younger Fellows Committee conducted a survey about issues for recently graduated surgeons. Many responded highlighting issues in commencing and sustaining private practice.

Participants also wrote that when first starting out in Private Practice, there are difficulties in the use of Medicare item numbers as Queensland trained surgeons are not exposed to this during their training. Other issues raised included dealing with Medicare private insurance, billing, staff management and employment.

All the above are dealt with during the course which also includes how to set up your financial and business structures and your technology and data requirements. The meeting is convened by Dr Stuart Collins. Dr Collins is a Urologist from the Sunshine Coast. 
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Medical Students' Surgical Skills Competition
Saturday 1 October 2022 (TBC)
RACS Brisbane Office

Looking for an opportunity to be involved in teaching and mentoring?
You can provide support to medical students in the first year of their clinical placement at the annual RACS Queensland Medical Students' Surgical Skills CompetitionThe competition will consist of 4 teams made up of 5 medical students rotating around 5 skills stations but working as individuals. The test stations include suturing, laparoscopy, knot typing, cyst removal and anatomy (theory). Please email to register your interest.
Kenneth Jamieson Lecture

Trauma and the Rural Generalist: Haemorrhage Control and a Shoulder to Cry On
21 July 2022
Time: 5:30pm for a 6pm start
Networking: 7pm to 7:30pm
Venue: RBWH Education Centre Auditorium
Virtual attendance available
Guest Speaker: Dr Matt Masel

Register here

Legal and Legislative Issues in Private Practice

Date: Tuesday 16 August, 6pm
RACS Partners, Walshs and Hillhouse Legal Partners together discuss four of the key legal issues that surgeons regularly face in their private practice including:
-    The pros and cons of various business structures
-    Shareholders agreements
-    Payroll tax 
-    Employing staff

Register here

Tax Planning Tips for Businesses & Individuals

As we move towards the end of the financial year, RACS’ partner, Walshs, offer some important advice and tax planning tips for ways to maximise your tax savings for individuals, businesses and medical practices.
View article here

An Update For Employers Dealing With, And Hiring, Casual Employees

A recent Federal Court case has provided more certainty to employers when hiring casual employees including nursing, support and admin staff in practices. RACS partner, Hillhouse Legal Partners, discusses the considerations employers should make when hiring casual employees. Please see full article here 

Rural Surgeons Award 

Do you know a rural surgeon who has made significant contributions to surgery in rural settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia? Please consider nominating them for the Rural Surgeons Award.
Nominations must meet the criteria outlined in the Rural Surgeons award policy.
To ensure your nomination is considered at the July Awards Committee meeting, please send to the Rural Surgery Section Secretariat by email to:

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA)’s Annual Conference

Dates: 4 – 6 October 2022 
Venue: RACV Royal Pines, Yugambeh Country, Gold Coast 

The conference brings together Indigenous medical students, graduates, medical and healthcare professionals, and those interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medicine from around Australia. It will provide invaluable opportunities to network and share experiences with peers, as well as a platform to learn, develop and share individual stories in a culturally safe environment. Read more here.

Surgeons' Wellbeing
RACS encourages all surgeons to recognise and discuss any challenges facing them and to ensure self-care is part of managing their professional life.
Check out our support program and resources
Member Advantage
Fellows and Trainees of the College can access exclusive discounts on a range of quality lifestyle products and financial services through the RACS Member Advantage benefit program.
Further information
Prevocational doctors can subscribe to an ePortfolio and educational resources that have been designed to support the Framework and promote flexible online self-directed learning.
Subscribe to JDocs
SimuSurg app
Experience a virtual operative environment to refine your operating skills. The app created by surgeons for surgeons simulates minimally invasive surgery.

Download SimuSurg via the
App Store or Google Play.
Speak Up app
RACS' new app can assist surgeons to comfortably address unacceptable behaviour using the Vanderbilt model, from the Operating with Respect (OWR) course.

Download the app via the App Store or Google Play.
Confidential support services are available for College members and their immediate family or household members. Experienced counsellors are available to speak with you about personal or work related matters.
More information
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