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Academy of Surgical Educators presents
2018 Educator Studio Sessions

The Academy of Surgical Educators will host a number of Educator Studio Sessions (ESS) around Australia and New Zealand in 2018.  We are leading the way in Surgical Education and exploring themes in Surgical Education, one at a time.

This series of 1 hour sessions help to provide a deeper understanding of the issues and topics that matter to you, our surgical educators.  


Melbourne

Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 7:00pm AEST
Venue:  RACS Melbourne Office, 250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne, 3002, Victoria
Registration is essential and free of charge

Attending this free session earns 1 CPD point
Light refreshments will be provided
Sessions are also simulcast via webinar

Speaker and Topic: 

Dr Christine Lai 

If you cannot attend, register here for the webinar to stream it live.


Brisbane

Date: Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 7:00pm AEST
Venue:  RACS Brisbane Office,  
Registration is essential and free of charge

Attending this free session earns 1 CPD point
Light refreshments will be provided
Sessions are also simulcast via webinar

Speaker and Topic: 

TBC 

If you cannot attend, register here for the webinar to stream it live.


Hobart

Date: Tuesday, 10 August 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 7:00pm AEST
Venue:  TBC 
Registration is essential and free of charge

Attending this free session earns 1 CPD point
Light refreshments will be provided
Sessions are also simulcast via webinar

Speaker and Topic: 

TBC 

If you cannot attend, register here for the webinar to stream it live.


Canberra

Date: Monday, 10 September 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 7:00pm AEST
Venue:  TBC 
Registration is essential and free of charge

Attending this free session earns 1 CPD point
Light refreshments will be provided
Sessions are also simulcast via webinar

Speaker and Topic: 

TBC 

If you cannot attend, register here for the webinar to stream it live.


If you would like to watch recordings of previous Educator Studio Sessions, please see webinar recordings (RACS login required).


Past Sessions

February - Melbourne

In collaboration with the University of Melbourne, this session featured graduates of the 2017 Masters of Surgical Education:

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Venue: RACS Melbourne office

Speakers and Topics: 

Dr Raymond Yap: Colonoscopy Simulation: Criterion Validity using Direct Observation of Procedural Skills

Dr Peter Subramaniam: The Influence of Trust on Learning by SET Trainees

Dr Jade Acton: "In the Mind's Eye" How is Mental Practice Used and Taught by Expert Gynaecologic Surgeons?


February - Adelaide

Date: Monday, 26 February 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm ACDT
Venue:  RACS SA office 51-54 Palmer Place, North Adelaide

Attending this free session earns 1 CPD point
Light refreshments will be provided
Sessions are also simulcast via webinar

Speaker and Topic: 

Dr Grant Phelps: Lessons learned about Clinical Leadership for Quality and Safety

Grant is the Director of Clinical Governance for Central Adelaide Local Health Network. He brings extensive clinical experience as a Gastroenterologist/Physician and has led safety and quality and leadership initiatives at state, national and professional level. He has an academic role in Clinical Leadership with Deakin University, reflecting long held view that clinicians of all types must be take responsibility for their individual and collective leadership for themselves, their organisations and most importantly, for their patients. The other guiding force in Grant's thinking is that change is inevitable in healthcare - there's no point fighting it. Rather, clinicians are wise to jump into it and embrace it. No other industry setting fights change like healthcare. Grant has consulted widely to government and industry on clinical leadership and clinical engagement. If he could do 3 things for healthcare systems, Grant would help them to understand why they exist, to ensure that their governance reflects their purpose, and to put patients in the driving seat.


March - Perth

Date: Thursday, 01 March 2018
Time: 4.00pm to 5:00pm AWST
Venue:  RACS WA office 184 Hampden Road, Nedlands

Speaker and Topic: 

Dr Harsha Chandraratna discusses "Surgical Training - Finding the missing link". 

Dr Chandraratna was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Tasmania (1974), and then to Perth (1980). He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and after surgical training was made a RACS Fellow in 2001. He undertook post fellowship training in Perth and then in Leeds (UK). He specialises in Liver and Kidney Transplantation, as well as Bariatric Surgery.
He is currently a supervisor and a trainer for RACS and a senior lecturer for University of Notre Dame.
He understands that there is more to surgery than just technical skills and that becomes very apparent when you meet him.


April - Sydney

Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 7:00pm AEST
Venue:  RACS Sydney Office,  Suite 1, Level 26, 201 Kent Street, Sydney 

Speaker and Topic: 

Speaker: Dr Peter Lim

Topic: BPTOK: A well-being program for trainees.

Dr Peter Lim is a Gastroenterology Staff Specialist and the Medical Director of Intestinal Failure at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is the current Network Director of Physician Training for the RPA Basic Physician Training Network and the Director of Medical Education for the hospital. He was previously the chair of the Doctors-in-Training Committee of the AMA (NSW) has a long-standing interest in junior doctor education and advocacy.

BPTOK is a pilot being trialed in the Royal Prince Alfred Basic Physician Training Network. It aims to provide trainees with the skills needed to look after their physical and psychological health throughout their training as well as the rest of their careers.


May - Wellington

Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
Time: 8.00pm to 9:00pm NZST
Venue:  RACS Wellington Office   

Speaker and Topic:

Prof Spencer Beasley

"How do perceptions around the attractiveness of specialties, and how might unconscious biases in selection for training, affect gender equity?" 

Prof Spencer Beasley is a member of the Male Champion of Change STEM group and has been actively involved in increasing diversity in surgery. He is a former Vice President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and former Chair of its Governance and Advocacy committee, during which time he worked towards the full implementation of the recommendations of the Expert Advisory Group on DBSH. He has a research interest in measuring and reducing unintentional bias in medicine. He is a Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, and the Clinical Director of the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand.