International Conference for Surgical Education & Training 2017

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The Biennial International Conference on Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET), was held in Adelaide, Australia from Sunday 7 May to Monday 8 May 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The mandate of the ICOSET is dedicated to sharing global developments and innovative approaches in surgical education through interactive sessions and debates. The conference provided a special opportunity to meet and network with surgeons, leaders in surgical education and policy makers from different jurisdictions. The topics for discussion were:

  • Outcomes of Surgical Training
  • Selection for Surgical Training
  • Preparation for Surgical Training
  • In-training Assessments
  • Learning about Teams & Teamwork
  • Learning Good Professional Behaviours

You can read more about the happenings during the conference in the June 2017 edition of Surgical News.

 

Presentations

Session 1

Outcomes of Surgical Training

Presenter Title
A/Prof Stephen Tobin The Community Need and the College Views Click to view presentation
Prof Oscar Traynor Overspecialising vs Needs of Health Service Click to view presentation
Mr Craig McIlhenny Improving Surgical Training and Response to Greenway Click to view presentation
Prof Torben Schroeder Certification is the Norm

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Dr Ken Harris Generalism Can't Be Forgotten: Generalism vs Specialisation

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Dr Ajit Sachdeva The Transition to Being an In(ter)dependent Surgeon: How Surgeons Start on Their Careers

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Session 2

Preparation for Surgical Training (Residency)

Presenter Title
Dr Robert McCusker Surgical Training in the Future Click to view presentation
A/Prof Stephen Tobin Update: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Click to view presentation
Dr Ken Harris Update: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Click to view presentation
Mr Craig McIlhenny Update: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Prof Oscar Traynor Update: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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Dr Ajit Sachdeva Update: American College of Surgeons

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Prof Humphrey Scott and Dr Richard Reznick Debate: Post-Medical School/ Pre-Surgical Training Resident Years are Necessary before Entering Surgical Training Programs

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Session 3

Selection for Surgical Training

Presenter Title
Dr Brian Dunkin Is There an Evidence-Base for Selection Approaches Utilised by Surgical Colleges? Click to view presentation

Session 4

What's New About In-Training Assessments?

Presenter Title
A/Prof Stephen Tobin and Prof Peter Anderson Recap of Day One: Summary of Selection for Surgical Training

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Group 1
Prof Lars Konge Nationwide Project around Technical Training for Operations Click to view presentation
Prof Oscar Traynor Technology to Enhance Surgical Training Click to view presentation
Prof Debra Nestel Can Simulation Help with Training - Assessments? Click to view presentation
Group 2
Prof Elizabeth Molloy Feedback Approaches in Surgical Education

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Mr Craig McIlhenny Assessment Needs Judgement

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Dr Teodor Grantcharov and Dr Mitchell Goldenberg In-Training Assessments: Evaluating Surgical Performance in CBME

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Dr Richard Reznick Competency-Based Medical Education at Queen's University Click to view presentation

 

Session 5

Free Papers

Presenter Title
Dr Ian Incoll The AOA Smartphone Feedback App: Does 'in-the-moment', Mobile Enhanced Learning Encourage Effective Feedback for Surgeons? Click to view presentation
Dr Teodor Grantcharov Operating Room Blackbox: Using Intra-Operative Data to Enhance Performance & Improve Surgical Safety Click to view presentation
Mr Simon Fleming Trauma and Orthopaedic Competency in the UK Click to view presentation
Dr Ian Incoll A Leadership Forum for Younger Fellows

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Prof Alan Horgan Developing and Delivering a Regional Surgical Simulation Skills Training Program

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A/Prof Kerin Fielding and Dr Michael Su The Golden Scalpel Games

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Session 6

Issues Going Forward

Presenter Title
Mr John Batten How I See SET in 5-10 Years Click to view presentation
Prof Oscar Traynor Online Professionalism Module - Professionalism in Postgraduate Surgical Training Click to view presentation
A/Prof Stephen Tobin Building Respect, Improving Patient Safety Click to view presentation
Mr Simon Fleming Culture Change: Can Trainees Lead the Way?

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Prof Ian Symonds Medical Deans Perspective on Surgery 2017

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