Younger Fellows Forum 2016


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Younger Fellows Forum, May 2016, Lamington National Park


The 2016 Younger Fellow Forum theme was "The Many Hats of a Modern Surgeon", held at the O'Reily's Rainforest Retreat. Joanne Dale and her co-conspirator Tim McMeniman arranged a fantastic program, bringing together delegates from Australia and New Zealand, representatives from our 'sister' College organisations in the UK, US, Thailand and Hong Kong, as well as two RACS councillors and College President David Watters. Christine Lai was also in attendance as the Chair of the Younger Fellows Committee.

Amongst other things we discussed what it means to be a head of unit, governance issues and managing a business, complaints management, teaching and performance management. The RACS President's address from David Watters was challenging and thought-provoking, and was a germane segue into some of the challenging themes to be discussed at the upcoming Annual Scientific Congress.

The Forum encouraged intense discussion of ideas pertinent to Younger Fellows in a non-threatening and open environment. We were aided by the presence and wisdom of the invited Councillors, who helped to guide us and channel our ideas and enthusiasm into practical suggestions.

At the conclusion of the Forum, recommendations were formed and will be presented to Council.

Read the Surgical News article about the 2016 Forum (page 38)