The Endocrine Surgery Unit at the World Congress for Surgery/IAES 2019

In August, current and former members of the University of Sydney Endocrine Surgery Unit (USESU) reunited in Krakow, Poland for the biannual meeting of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) as part of the 48th International Society of Surgery World Congress for Surgery. The IAES is dedicated to understanding the medical and non-medical challenges faced by people with diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and the endocrine pancreas and is the premier professional association for Endocrine Surgery.

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Congratulations to Dr Aime Di Marco

Congratulations to Dr Aimee Di Marco who has completing the T.S. Reeve Fellowship in the Department of Endocrine surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

NSW Health and Value Based Healthcare

NSW Health aims to provide value based healthcare centred on what matters most to patients. Value based healthcare is achieved with a focus on delivering and measuring health outcomes and using insights to further inform expenditure, clinical models and the experience of receiving and giving care.

SERT Visits the Sydney Startup Hub

The Sydney Startup Hub is a globally significant innovation centre funded by the NSW Government. It is located at Wynyard. It’s the first of its kind in Australia and is unmatched in the southern hemisphere in terms of its size and density. It offers more than 17,000 sqm across 11 floors. Importantly, it provides leading edge collaborative workspaces which promote research, collaboration and innnovation. The Studio’s founder and CEO, Chantal Abouchar, said the Studio’s strengths are it’s industry focus and collaborative approach. The Studio, which is a not-for-profit, was officially launched Thursday 26 July 2018 by The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of Australia. In its first year, the start-ups based there have collectively raised $29 million.

HETI Golden Scalpel Games

On the 17th of August, the University of Sydney team competed in the HETI-organised Golden Scalpel Games held at the Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital. The inter-university event saw some intense competition, with the final result going down right down to the wire. The team trained weekly for almost 6 months, and as a result of their hard work, they proudly earned 2nd place.Team: Vijidha Shree, Dani Brewster, Michael Wu, Raymond Hayler, Kirsten Carlaw, Josh Yuwa, Aaron Adonopulos, Nick Skladnev, Jess Barklimore

Surgical Grand Rounds, Monday 8th July.

Our invited speaker, Dr Saxon Connor, is an hepatobiliary surgeon from Christchurch, New Zealand.  He is the clinical e-health lead for the Canterbury district health board where he is playing a key role in helping to establish a digital health system. He has also been involved with tech companies bringing electronic workflow solutions for clinicians from concept to production. The title of his talk is “Why surgeons need to be leading the digital transformation to a data driven health system”.  Grand rounds are held in the Norman Nock Lecture Room on level 5  of the Kolling Building and will commence at 5:00 pm.