Director of Surgical Skills Training Update

by Dr Anubhav Mittal The Skills Centre has continued to deliver high-quality skills training under the direction of Dr A. Mittal and with the help of Ms Jenny Ludeman and her staff. The latest successful course was a home-grown advanced Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary laparoscopic course using cadaveric specimen which was well attended by national and international candidates. The …

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Two new Academic Surgeon positions to be advertised through the SERT Institute

Two academic lead roles relating to the ‘Masters of Surgery’ program and to ‘Postgraduate Research and Training’ will be advertised shortly (0.2FTE each). The SERT Institute will send out an Expression of Interest once these positions are on e-Recruit. Please submit an application if either of these two roles interest you. The successful candidates will …

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Data Analysis and Surgical Outcomes (DASO) Unit Update

by Maria Albania The DASO Unit has already started making progress by increasing the number of resources for data management and audit support within the Division of Surgery. Two data manager positions are currently in the approval process to be recruited through the DASO Unit. The NSLHD is committed to supporting existing and additional data …

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New Academic Appointment at RNSH

Dr Jonathon Parkinson was a medical student at RNSH, before going on to complete Neurosurgical training across Sydney and Newcastle. During this time, he also completed a PhD in the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Kolling Institute, examining the molecular biology of glioma. Following his Neurosurgical training, Jonathon undertook a fellowship in complex spinal surgery …

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RNSH SERT Institute Update

by Shelly Dhaliwal The RNS SERT Institute is undertaking an extensive consultation of all surgical departments to help inform our work-plan. We are asking for feedback in the following 4 areas: What are your top 3 priorities (non-data related) in terms of surgical research, training, and education? What are the top 3 challenges your department …

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Message From Professor Tom Hugh

Welcome to the third newsletter of the RNS SERT Institute. Congratulations to Dr Jonathon Parkinson, who was recently appointed into an academic position working at Northern and within the Institute. Jonathon brings great clinical, research and teaching experience; and will be an asset for surgical academia. Two more academic surgical positions will be advertised in …

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