Dear <<First Name>>
I hope you are all well, keeping safe and looking out for each other in these very challenging times.  With the busy schedules we all have, and the difficulties in organising catch-ups with valued friends and colleagues, the Queensland RACS Younger Fellows Committee have helped organise a ball. You will have the opportunity to catch up with said friends and colleagues at a Moroccan-themed night while also supporting a worthwhile cause. The biennial Charity Ball will support the Global Health's “Pacific Islands Program.”  The program is committed to deploying teams of surgeons, to pacific island countries to conduct complex surgical procedures, and also to provide a range of clinical training opportunities to health staff in the region.  With keynote speeches from Professor Chris Pyke to speak about the RACS Council’s perspectives on global outreach and Associate Professor Bernard Whitfield speaking on his experiences going overseas and assisting in high need areas of the Pacific, it would be wonderful if you could join us to support a wonderful cause to help our colleagues across the pacific.
Kind regards
Dr Gian Capati 
Queensland Younger Fellows Committee Chair
Queensland Charity Ball 2022
Please come along to hear the personal experiences of Associate Professor Bernard Whitfield and his exciting work in Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and many others in partnership with Global Health's Pacific Islands Program (PIP). Find out how you can get involved and challenge yourself. See Facts on PIP.
In this video, Professor Chris Pyke warmly invites all surgeons to attend the Queensland Charity Ball on 10 September 2022, 6PM at the W Hotel. 
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Preparation for Practice - QLD

5 - 6 November 2022
Avant Brisbane Office

Are you considering starting up your own private practice? If so, we recommend you join us at the annual Queensland Preparation for Practice Workshop. This weekend workshop focuses on the practicalities of private practice including legal considerations, technology, security, hiring and firing, website, rules and regulations. As part of this workshop, we will also host a social dinner at Navala on Saturday 5 November 2022. 

More information and to register, click here

2022 Surgical Skills Competition 

Saturday 24 September 2022
RACS Brisbane Office

Looking for an opportunity to be involved in teaching and mentoring?

You can provide medical students in the first year of their clinical placement support at the Annual RACS Queensland Surgical Skills Competition. The 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 tying, cyst removal and anatomy (theory). For more information, please email

Rural Conference and Chair's Visit

Date: 30 September – 1 October 2022
Location: Coffs Harbour 

RACS NSW would like to extend the invitation to Queensland members to the Rural Conference and Chair's Visit. Celebrating our successes, exploring our challenges, building our networks and planning our future of equitable healthcare for all. RACS will connect with rural surgeons on the October long weekend in Coffs Harbour. NSW Secretary of Health Ms Susan Pearce values the rural workforce and will be attending. 

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Grow, Protect and Manage your Wealth Webinar - Walshs

Date: 13 September 2022, 6PM
This webinar is presented by RACS partner's Walshs Practice which will outline the impact of inflation on asset prices and how these impact on investment decisions. There will be discussions on:
•    Types of inflation, and a review of measurements and forecasts
•    Australia vs global investments
•    Impacts vs expectations of impact on different assets
•    How all of this impacts on decision making process for asset progression

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Learning and Development Grant Application Program
The 2023 Learning and Development grant application program is now open until 12 September 2022. These grants can fund professional development activities such as travel and accommodation to conferences, training courses, exam fees and more. 
More information here
CPD Update

We continue to listen to your feedback and update features in your CPD portal. The most notable change is your interactive dashboard. Also, it is now easier to add activities.

For any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the CPD team at +61 3 9249 1282 or via email.

Starting Out in Medical Practice Ownership

If you are considering taking the plunge into the world of medical practice ownership, knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge. Whether you are looking to buy in, take over or start a medical practice from scratch, Walshs specialises in the medical accounting and financial planning space and can help you make sense of this exciting and daunting opportunity.

Read full article here.

Private Lending: More Than A Handshake Deal

Once upon a time, deals were done on the strength of a handshake. These days, however, it’s in everyone’s best interests to ensure any financial transaction is properly 

Hillhouse Managing Director Zac Herps discusses how to safely lend money to people you know and trust.

Please see full article

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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.
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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.
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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.
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SimuSurg app
Experience a virtual operative environment to refine your operating skills. The app created by surgeons for surgeons simulates minimally invasive surgery.

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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.
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