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    Position Vacant: Trauma and Acute Surgical Unit Fellow Starting January 2020

    The Trauma and Acute Surgical Unit at Liverpool Hospital, SWSLHD is recruiting for a Fellow with FRACS for 2020, commencing in January. For more information contact Dr Valerie Malka, Director Acute Care Surgery Unit (Trauma and ASU) on 02 8738 3038 or via Valerie.malka@health.nsw.gov.au.  

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    ABSET – ANATOMICALLY-BASED SURGICAL EXPOSURE FOR TRAUMA 2019

    ABSET is known as ASSET- Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma, outside Australia and New Zealand. It was developed by the American College of Surgeons and is considered one of the core trauma education skills courses administered by their Committee on Trauma. The second ABSET course has successfully held at the University of Technology, Sydney
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    RACS Trauma Symposium: “Pedestrians – Staying Safe”

    Wednesday 13 November: “Pedestrians – staying safe”.  Dr Valerie Malka, Director of Trauma, Liverpool Hospital is convening this year’s trauma symposium which will explore the scope of the problem, risk factors and prevention strategies.  The program includes alcohol involvement, distraction, scooters, speed, hospital care, tips, public health, education, policing, road and city design.  Audience – trauma specialists, paramedics, nurses,
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    Vale Donald D Trunkey MD, FACS. 1937-2019.

    Nothing lasts forever. However for most of us, Dr Don Trunkey was the innovator of modern trauma care and it’s hard to imagine a world in which he is not part of. Read Mr Ian Civil’s full obit here.

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    PFET Program in Trauma Surgery

    The executive of ANZAST are excited to announce the introduction of a Post-Fellowship Education and Training (PFET) Program in Trauma Surgery. The program has been developed for Fellows who have completed their training in general, orthopaedic and vascular surgery, with an aim to facilitate their training as sub-specialised trauma surgeons. The GSA (General Surgeons Australia)
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    Do you know your RACS Trauma Committee?

    The RACS trauma committee is the peak reporting body for the state and territory based trauma committees of the RACS. It is one constituent committee of the Fellowship Services Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It has an important role in providing input for Governance and Advocacy by RACS. The committee is composed
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    Become an ANZAST Member Today

    By being a member of this unique society for surgeons who treat injured patients, you will be supporting the mentoring, education and training in trauma, for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. You will also be supporting the society who has begun the process of developing a multidisciplinary fellowship program in trauma, which will be available
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Become a member today!

The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma (ANZAST) is a unique surgical society for all surgeons who treat injured patients. Membership is open to Fellows or Trainees of the RACS (or equivalent), from all surgical specialties.

The benefits of membership include:

  • Subscription to the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
  • Case of the Month: a clinically relevant case presentation followed by an expert opinion and summary.
  • Access to a network of surgeons with an interest in the treatment of injured patients.
  • Discounts on ANZAST-sponsored meetings, conferences and workshops.
  • Opportunity to become involved with the Association Committee.
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Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma (ANZAST) is a not-for-profit, public company limited by guarantee, that was listed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission in February 2011. It was formed by a group of surgeons involved in the care of injured Australian and New Zealand patients.

Who Are ANZAST
The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma is a surgical society open to surgical trainees and Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (or equivalent).
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Mission Statement
To ensure seriously and critically injured New Zealand and Australian patients receive optimal and world-class surgical care.
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Membership Benefits
There are a number of benefits available to members of ANZST, that facilitate the goals of the society- to educate, to mentor and to promote the field of trauma surgery.
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