2016 RACSTA Induction Conference


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To all those who were successfully selected into Surgical Education and Training (SET) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), we say congratulations!

Surgical  Training is a challenging and rewarding time. The SET program is highly regarded internationally, and continues to improve and evolve each year. To ensure the new Trainees are able to enter into SET will the minimum of confusion, the  RACS Trainees' Association (RACSTA) is delighted to invite you to their annual Conference for New Trainees!

This Conference will be held at RACS Headquarters in Melbourne, on Saturday 26 November 2016, and it has been specifically designed to meet the needs of newly selected SET Trainees. The Conference will feature orientation by College staff, Fellows, and Senior Trainees and will allow for plenty of time to meet and socialise with your new colleagues. Sessions will provide practical tips and tricks for the new Trainee. Critical areas covered include professional skills, feedback, and mentorship. New Trainees will leave this Conference equipped with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in Surgical Training.

We hope you, as a new Trainee, will consider joining RACSTA in Melbourne to get your training off to a great start!

Registrations close 16 November 2016.

If you need a letter of support to assist you in getting the time you need to attend, or have any questions, please contact the RACSTA Executive Officer


This Conference is designed to facilitate new Trainees entry onto the training program to optimise their training experience by providing guidelines and practical support in the following critical areas:

  • Feedback
  • Leadership and non-technical skills
  • Mentorship
  • Research
  • Scholarships
  • Social Media
  • Ward round management

Invited Speakers include:

  • Mr Philip Truskett AM, FRACS (President, RACS)
  • Prof Francis Lannigan FRACS
  • A/Prof Kate Drummond FRACS
  • Dr Kristy Fraser-Kirk FRACS
  • Dr Imogen Patterson FRACS

Social Function

The Conference will close with a tour of the RACS Building followed by a Cocktail Function with drinks and canapes.

Sponsor Partner

This Conference is proudly sponsored by: