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    Vale Professor Frank McDermott

    Frank McDermott AM FRACS 30 Sept 1931 – 28 February 2020 Professor Frank McDermott AM FRACS, has contributed to saving thousands of lives of road users and victims of trauma, through his tireless work on road trauma prevention. He was also the driving force behind the establishment of the Victorian Trauma System. Our profession has
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    COVID-19 Update: RACS & ATS Position Statement

    RACS in association with the ATS have today released a position statement in relation to the provision of trauma services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This statement from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australasian Trauma Society highlights some principles to be considered when mobilising to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. While some forms
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    COVID-19 Update: Cancellation of Meetings

    Our thoughts are with the medical staff, patients, friends and family who have all been affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that we put everyone’s health and safety first over the coming months. In light of the escalation in confirmed cases, and on advice and instruction from various local and international governments,
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    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 next ABSET course will be in Brisbane, 13th February 2021. To register
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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.

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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