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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

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Mortality audit

Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality

Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

Congratulations to the winning Abstract and Poster Presentations at the 2018 Meeting Infection - from Head to Toe in Alice Springs.

Jessica Turner - presented abstract 'Severe Soft Tissue Infections in Alice Springs'

Janine Vu - Poster presentation 'Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis Managed with Damage Control Surgery in a Rural Hospital'

SAVE THE DATE

2019 SA, NT & WA Annual Scientific Meeting

5 September - 7 September 2019

Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln, South Australia

Robots in Surgery-Tsunami or just the next wave? 

Robots and other computer-aided technologies are rapidly invading our operating theatres, and threaten to displace traditional 'human' techniques in many surgical disciplines. Join us in the seafood capital of Australia, Pt. Lincoln, as we explore the impact of these new technologies on surgery as we know it- or should that be 'as we knew it'?

Just as Pt. Lincoln has come a long way, since being named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, settled in 1839, and then developing into the 'tuna industry led millionaire capital of Australia', robots and other computer-aided technologies have rapidly gained a foothold in our modern surgical practice. They have been riding a wave of enthusiasm of tsunami proportions, and threaten to swamp the tried and tested techniques handed down from previous generations of 'manual' surgeons.

Are we in danger of replacing the traditional qualities associated with being a good surgeon- they being the possession of: the eye of an eagle, the heart of a lion and the hand of a lady with: a GPS localisation device, the logic of an Intel processor and a claw with 7 degrees of freedom?

Can we learn from our mistakes of the past, when we dived head first into laparoscopic surgery, only to discover that "to he with a hammer, not everything he sees is actually a nail!"? How should these new technologies be learnt, taught, introduced, evaluated, funded and regulated?

Pt. Lincoln provides us with a beautiful coastal setting, with beaches, national parks and the entertainment and sustenance of the pristine waters of Spencer Gulf. Kicking the meeting off with the annual symposium hosted by the South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality on the Thursday afternoon followed by a welcome reception at the Pt Lincoln Hotel showcasing local fresh produce straight from the sea, and local wines straight from the vines!

In the idyllic setting of Peter Teakle's vineyard / restaurant The Line & Label, Friday evening will be a truly memorable experience as we will host the Annual Anstey Giles Lecture delivered by Dr Richard (Harry) Harris OAM, SC, South Australian Anaesthetist and cave diver, who was instrumental in the recent rescue of the Thai Wild Boar soccer team.

Make your plans now to meet up with colleagues from South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory and be prepared to learn, laugh, relax and enjoy the SA,WA,NT tri-state ASM! For more information please contact the RACS SA Regional Office on 08 8239 1000 or college.sa@surgeons.org 

Outstanding Service to Community Award

The Outstanding Service to the Community Award has been designed to recognise Fellows who have given long and dedicated service to their local community - more often than not unheralded - but without which the standard of surgical care in that community would have been less than society demands.

The WA Committee recognise a small number of Fellows throughout the year with this award and other awards that seek to say thank you for all the hard work and commitment that our Fellows showed and continue to show which benefits not only their patients, their hospitals, their communities, but it must be highlighted, the incredible benefit that they bring to our College as a whole.

The criteria for these awards consequently are understandably strict as the WA Committee take this responsibility very seriously and any deserving recipient must meet this standard. However our Committee is delighted in the opportunity to recognise these Fellows, our colleagues, in their communities here in our great State.

If you know of a Fellow who is deserving of this award please contact Lesley Stewart on Lesley.Stewart@nt.gov.au

NT Regional Newsletter

July 2017

Workforce

Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 December 2017

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 reports page.

Workforce Data

  ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA AUS Total NZ TOTAL Overseas Total
CAR Male 5 54 0 37 11 3 52 14 176 28 22 226
Female 0 5 0 2 0 0 6 1 14 3 0 17
Total 5 59 0 39 11 3 58 15 190 31 22 243
GEN Male 20 492 17 266 122 22 388 120 1447 208 128 1783
Female 4 94 3 50 25 6 86 24 292 41 20 353
Total 24 586 20 316 147 28 474 144 1739 249 148 2136
NEU Male 7 70 0 43 11 6 61 19 217 20 25 262
Female 1 8 0 8 5 1 8 1 32 1 1 34
Total 8 78 0 51 16 7 69 20 249 21 26 296
ORT Male 20 424 3 288 114 21 296 127 1293 252 49 1594
Female 3 16 0 11 5 0 17 3 55 15 2 72
Total 23 440 3 299 119 21 313 130 1348 267 51 1666
OTO Male 8 129 2 83 40 6 97 38 403 76 22 501
Female 1 24 0 10 5 2 22 3 67 18 4 89
Total 9 153 2 93 45 8 119 41 470 94 26 590
PAE Male 2 25 0 11 4 2 16 5 65 13 19 97
Female 1 10 0 3 3 0 7 4 28 3 5 36
Total 3 35 0 14 7 2 23 9 93 16 24 133
PLA Male 3 113 2 52 37 9 124 40 380 51 16 447
Female 0 14 0 13 7 1 26 6 67 13 8 88
Total 3 127 2 65 44 10 150 46 447 64 24 535
URO Male 6 123 1 82 28 12 107 33 392 53 22 467
Female 0 12 0 7 3 0 17 7 46 7 2 55
Total 6 135 1 89 31 12 124 40 438 60 24 522
VAS Male 4 61 0 33 16 4 50 14 182 17 3 202
Female 0 8 0 6 2 0 6 1 23 1 0 24
Total 4 69 0 39 18 4 56 15 205 18 3 226
Total Male 75 1491 25 895 383 85 1191 410 4555 718 306 5579
Female 10 191 3 110 55 10 195 50 624 102 42 768
Total 85 1682 28 1005 438 95 1386 460 5179 820 348 6347

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

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Regional Committee

Mr John Treacy - Chair, General
Mr Mahiban Thomas - Deputy Chair, General
Mr Sanjay Kalgutkar - Committee Member, General
Ollapallil Jacob - Alice Springs Representative

Co-opted Members:
Shiby Ninan - Specialty Representative
David Read - Trauma Representative
Philip Toonson - Surgical Training Representative
Mark Hamilton - IMG Representative
Ruth Hardstaff - Junior Doctors Representative

Ex-Officio:
Assoc Prof Phillip Carson - RACS Councillor, General

Contact

Northern Territory Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Street address:
Royal Darwin Hospital
Rocklands Drive
Tiwi NT 0810 Australia

Postal address:
GPO Box 41326
Casuarina NT 0811 Australia

Telephone: + 61 8 8944 8302
Fax: + 61 8 8922 8601
Email: college.nt@surgeons.org