WA Surgeons Ball
Frequently asked questions
State Committee Meetings 2017
Monday 6 February 2017
Monday 3 April 2017
Tuesday 12 June 2017
Monday 14 August 2017
Monday 16 October 2017
Monday 11 December 2017
Venue: RACS Board Room
WA Surgeons Ball
2016 saw a landmark event on the RACS social calendar in Western
Australia. For the first time surgeons from across the
specialties, along with their partners, gathered in the Astral
Ballroom at Crown in Perth for the inaugural WA Surgeons
It was a 'Carnivale' themed night of glitz and glamour, dancing
and generosity. The ball was a charity event with the evening's
proceeds going to the Foundation for Surgery.
The moment the Brazilian-style dancers and drummers entered the
foyer during the welcome drinks, the festival atmosphere was
undeniable, and it continued to permeate the collective mood
throughout the night. The troupe put on a mesmerising show, which
was topped off by a stellar performance by the 6-piece live
The night's MC, Mr Paul Bumbak, was entertaining as always and
even tried his hand at auctioneering - with outstanding results -
finding good homes for two magnificent paintings, and a sublime
white and pink diamond necklace. Professor Kingsley Faulkner
delivered an address to bring us up to speed with the current
status of the Foundation for Surgery, and thanks also to Mr Steven
Honeybul for his introductions and Welcome to Country.
The evening raised a total of $22,850, demonstrating the
incredible generosity of those who attended. It was a truly
enjoyable evening and a great success.
We look forward to an even bigger and better occasion in 2017,
for our 2nd WA Surgeons Ball… 'Arabian Nights'! A
mystical magic night!!
Annual Scientific Meeting
SAVE THE DATE : 24th - 26th August, Pan Pacific Hotel,
Evening Dinner at The Old Swan Brewery Friday August
2016 ASM was a great success. Surgeons from SA, WA and NT
gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Adelaide for their Annual
Scientific Meeting on 26 and 27 August.
The theme of "New Buildings, New Systems, the New Surgeon...
Surviving Change" was particularly pertinent. Surgeons from all
three jurisdictions shared their experiences of how they
successfully (or unsuccessfully) were able to adapt to change, and
how innovative technologies have transformed the way they operate.
Both the President and Vice President attended the meeting, and
presented on cultural change and professionalism in surgery.
The ASM also combined a number of local events including the
Anstey Giles Lecture, which was delivered by Dr Gill Hicks at the
Friday night dinner. Dr Hicks, who lost both her legs during the
2005 London Bombings, gave an inspirational story of survival,
resilience and adjusting to change, in a speech that had audience
members hanging off her every word.
WA Regional Newsletter
Audit of Surgical Mortality (WAASM)
Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31
A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in
any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical
skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This
extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or
supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs).
Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the
workforce and activities
Western Australia Workforce Data
CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery
Frequently asked questions
What does the WA Office offer Fellows?
There is a training room and a boardroom.
What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Where is the WA Regional Office? Where can I
The WA office is now located at 184 Hampden Road, Nedlands.
Limited parking can be arranged with prior notice at the rear of
building. Please contact the state office to make arrangements.
Alternatively, street parking is available along Hampden Road.
Can I book rooms at the WA Office for
Yes, please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I stay in Perth?
Visit Experience Perth. For accommodation bookings,
access the travel management section of this
website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be
eligible for discounted pricing.
What's on in Perth?
Visit Experience Perth.
Western Australian State
Chair - Mr Stephen Honeybul
Western Australian Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
184 Hampden Road
Nedlands WA Australia
M307, 35 Stirling Highway
Nedlands WA 6009 Australia
Telephone: +61 8 6389 8600
Fax: +61 8 6389 8698
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm