Update on Postgraduate Studies @USyd – 27th Sept @RNSH

The University of Sydney will be conducting a lunchtime information session at RNSH on professional medical education opportunities.

Come and join the ‘lunch and learn’ session with Clinical Professor Ross MacPherson (Director of Peri-operative Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital), Dr Anthony Glover (Endocrine Specialist and Senior Lecturer, Surgery) and Associate Professor Annette Katelaris (Director of Professional Medical Education) at Royal North Shore Hospital on Friday 27 September to find out more about postgraduate vocational coursework opportunities for clinicians at the University of Sydney. Please register for catering purposes.

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Research reproducibility solution, one paper two discussions?

This paper (1) outlines an interesting approach to the reproducibility crisis in anaesthetic research. Reviewers only look at the methods and results sections and are then asked to write their own discussion. They are blinded to the conclusions of the paper. The discussions, which often come to markedly different conclusions, are then published together…

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Surgical skills workshop

Surgery@RNSH hosts the University of Sydney Surgical Skills Workshop (May 2019)

On the 18th May, members of the Department of Surgery@RNSH participated in the SURG5031 Surgical Skills Workshop. This workshop is a part of the postgraduate coursework subject Surgical Skills which forms part of the Masters of Surgery program at the University of Sydney

Associate Professor Margaret Schnitzler.

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Dr Micheal Harden on the use of 3D printed titanium implants.

Today, Dr Micheal Harden presented at Medical Grand rounds, describing the use of 3D printing to reconstruct the sternum of a patient suffering from a rare form of cancer. Dr Harden is one of only a handful of cardiothoracic surgeons worldwide who have used this advanced technology utilising a custom made titanium prosthetic device. The prosthesis was designed and manufactured by Anatomics which is a Melbourne-based and Australian-owned medical device company which has pioneered CT scan derived surgical implant technology. 


Dr Stephen Ruff receives a teaching excellence award.

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Ruff, a senior member of the orthopaedic staff at the Royal North Shore Hospital, who has been awarded a teaching excellence award by the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association. The award was in recognition of his contribution to the Northside New South Wales training program.

Dr Stephen Ruff

Congratulations to Dr Grace Kwok – best basic science poster presentation at IAES 2019

Dr Grace Kwok (Kolling Research Fellow 2015-18) was awarded the Dr Michael Brauckhoff Award for the best basic science/scientific poster presentation (2019) at the biannual meeting of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES). This meeting was held as a part of the 48th International Society of Surgery World Congress for Surgery which was held this year in Krakow, Poland. Grace is pictured with her supervisor Professor Stan Sidhou.