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Best Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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RACS Post Op Podcast is a medical podcast by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It features extended interviews on articles in the current issue of Surgical News magazine, plus practical advice that surgeons can implement in their practices, including insights on financial management and wealth creation, legal and tax advice and economic forecasts.
 
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Volunteering overseas is a goal for many doctors. While it’s not for the faint hearted it’s also incredibly rewarding, as Dr Thomas Schaefer, an orthopaedic surgeon in Western Australia explains. Making a difference to in-need communities like those in Gaza, is what humanitarian work is all about for Dr Schaefer. He lets us into his journey fro ...…
 
Living and working in regional parts of Australia can be immensely rewarding for surgeons. Port Macquarie on NSW's mid-north coast has been an attractive place to call home for both Dr Kesley Pedler and Dr Rupert Snyman and their respective families. They discuss why they made the move, the work that they do, some of the challenges of working i ...…
 
Specialist upper gastrointestinal surgeon, Dr Ken Loi has a number of priorities he'd like to address as regional chairman NSW RACS. In this episode, Dr Loi also discusses NSW Surgeons month which helps recognise and celebrate the wide variety of work that surgeons do.By Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
 
To help shine a light on the financial considerations involved for Fellows entering into private practice, the Bongiorno National Network is running a series of workshops around Australia. It includes the upcoming 'Preparation for Private Practice' in Brisbane. Presenting at the event is Simon Farmer, Managing Director of Walshs. On this episod ...…
 
The College's Trainee Association – or RACSTA – serves an important role in representing the interests of surgical trainees. Imogen Ibbett, Chair of RACSTA, explains the good work the organisation does and how it strongly advocates the quality of training, workplace culture and well-being of trainees.…
 
After facing his own battle with mental illness, cardiologist Dr Geoffrey Toogood champions mental health support for fellow medical professionals and the general public. He says it's important for people to talk about mental health issues in order to break down the stigma. For support and advice, talk to your GP, or contact Oz Lifeline 13 11 1 ...…
 
RACS recently welcomed its new president, Adelaide paediatric surgeon, Dr Tony Sparnon, who replaced outgoing president, Dr John Batton. Since his appointment, Dr Sparton has been busy with issues relating to surgeons’ fees, informed consent and informed financial consent. He says it’s important that the College continues to adapt its surgical ...…
 
Stress can sneak up on anyone over time, and if left unchecked can affect the quality of behaviour and performance. But there are strategies to help build resilience – not only at the individual level, but for teams and organisations as well. General surgeon Dr Richard Turner, who is Director of Hobart Clinical School and Professor of Surgery a ...…
 
The lack of surgeons based in rural and regional Australia is impacting the health and financial wellbeing of families living in those areas. Long commutes to capital cities to access surgery mean some people are forgoing care entirely. Economic modelling done by ENT Surgeon and newly-appointed Chair of the RACS Rural Surgery Section Committee, ...…
 
From the practice structure you choose, to tax, insurance, superannuation, investing and personal finance - all the critical considerations for starting out in private practice are discussed in the Preparation for Practice workshops, launched by RACS and drawing on the expertise of accounting and financial advisory group, the Bongiorno National ...…
 
Dr Phil Worley, Chair for the RACS South Australia State Committee, examines the current and future initiatives in South Australia. In recent times, the state has benefited from major medical developments, including the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. In early September, Port Lincoln will ...…
 
Fellows and Trainees in Australia and New Zealand can be assured that personal or reflective notes are registered under Commonwealth legislation for protection. This clarification from Michael Gorton AM, from Russell Kennedy Lawyers, stems from a negligence case in the UK where it was suggested reflective notes were used against Dr Bawa-Garba i ...…
 
What do surgeons need to provide high quality surgical care in every part of Queensland? That's the challenge facing Paediatric Surgeon and Adjunct Professor Deborah Bailey, the newly appointed Chair of the RACS Queensland State Committee. She says it's important for RACS to promote the highest standards of education and professionalism in surg ...…
 
Most Australian surgeons struggle with shoulder, neck and upper back pain, according to recent research conducted by Dr Katherine Grant and Dr Leong Tiong. Dr Grant is a surgical resident based at Royal Adelaide Hospital and is pursuing a career in general surgery. The research was based on a survey which also showed that female and younger sur ...…
 
Professor Kingsley Faulkner has overseen significant transformation of the Foundation for Surgery since his leadership in 2010. Stepping down this month, he reflects on the achievements of the Foundation over the last nine years, which has included a significant increase in donations. Professor Faulkner reminisces over his medical career, inclu ...…
 
Stark differences are emerging in tax policy between the major political parties as we head full tilt towards the federal election on May 18th. How will your financial health be impacted by a change in Government and what are the big comparisons between the tax policies of the Coalition versus the ALP? Michael Waycott of the Bongiorno National ...…
 
Most surgical trainees respond well to feedback on their performance – they reflect on the advice that's given and make the necessary changes to improve. But, some trainees are less responsive and conversations with them can be quite challenging. That's according to neurosurgeon, Dr Andrew Davidson, Associate Professor at Macquarie University. ...…
 
Last year, the College welcomed urological surgeon, Dr Henry Woo, as an elected Council Member. Based at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Dr Woo is renowned as a pioneer in the development of therapies for benign prostate disease. He is also Professor of Surgery with the Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney; he's on the Board of Dire ...…
 
For many of us social media can be both helpful and annoying. Annoying because it can take over our lives if we let it. Helpful because it allows us to connect and engage in a deeper way than anything before. The College has embraced social media to connect and inform Fellows and Trainees. Agron Dauti, the College's Digital Media Coordinator, e ...…
 
A recent qualitative study attempts to examine the reasons why women are choosing to leave surgical training, proportionally higher than men. Lead author, Gold Coast surgeon Dr Rhea Liang, says there are a myriad of reasons including bullying, sexual harassment, unavailability of leave, insufficient role models and lack of pathways for support. ...…
 
How widespread is the inappropriate use of antibiotics in Australian surgery? Pretty wide, according to Dr Kathryn Daveson, the Clinical Director for the Antimicrobial Resistance and Usage in Australia Surveillance System. But a wider awareness of the issues is leading to better prescribing practices.…
 
How will politics affect the economy in general and your practice in particular in the year ahead? We ask Professor Neville Norman of Melbourne University for his assessment of the year ahead. Do we have reason to be optimistic or otherwise? Neville underlines the political likelihoods in 2019, while offering his economic predictions for 2019 a ...…
 
A medical team at the Royal Children's Hospital was in the media spotlight recently as they prepared to separate conjoined Bhutanese twins, Nima and Dawa. The 14-month-old girls and their mother were brought to Australia in October, courtesy of the charity organisation Children First Foundation, to undergo the surgery led by Dr Joe Crameri, Hea ...…
 
A recent study of notifications made to the Medical Board of Australia showed that surgeons are twice as likely to have claims made against them than any other physicians. Why? Medico-legal expert and Michael Gorton AM from Russell Kennedy Lawyers tells us what the data reveals, with some wise advice on how to keep those complaints at bay.…
 
The Bicycle Network, Australia's largest cycling advocacy body, is calling for laws to be relaxed to allow cyclists to ride without helmets on paths where there isn't traffic. For the College's position on this issue, we hear from Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AC OBE, Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, Professor of Surgery a ...…
 
For more than 25 years, Dr Gerald Hickson and his colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have studied reasons why patients file malpractice claims and what can be done to improve patient care. Key initiatives include both patient and staff reporting systems which encourage the disclosure of unsafe medical practices. Dr Hickso ...…
 
When ENT surgeon Dr Gillian Dunlop told her father she wanted to be an artist on finishing high school, he said get a 'proper job'. As much as it distressed her at the time, she's grateful now; she insists it's important for women to achieve financial independence. It's a topic Dr Dunlop will cover at this year's RACS NSW Surgeon's month at the ...…
 
Perth-based Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Trainee, Dr Emily Ryan is conducting world-first research to understand the connection between Non-Severe Burn Injury (NSBI) and high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). She has had access to 30 years of records from Western Australian hospitals showing an increase in hospitalisation of NSBI pa ...…
 
Since gun control laws were introduced following the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, where 35 people died, there has only been one gun homicide from which five or more people died. That was in May this year. Paediatric surgeon, Dr Michael Ee is a passionate supporter of tough gun control laws. As a health issue, Dr Ee explains RACS's position on ...…
 
Some of the most overworked people in society are medical professionals. Doctors are suffering from increased workloads, and they are suffering in silence. ENT Surgeon, Dr Eric Levi has documented his own challenges in a blog, which has resonated with doctors around the world. Dr Levi delivered a plenary talk, titled 'Broken Doctors, Broken Sys ...…
 
For patients in remote regions of Australia and New Zealand telehealth has been a welcome service. The Skype-like technology allows doctors to provide consultancy services from a city-based hospital which saves the patient time and money. Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr John North, has been using telehealth from a purpose-built facility since 2012 at P ...…
 
Overcrowding, lack of running water, poor hygiene, nutrition, lack of access to medical care – all are symptoms of acute poverty into which Aboriginal children are born in remote corners of Australia. And they're the reasons why indigenous children have the highest rates of middle ear infection in the world. For forty years Paediatric Otolaryng ...…
 
The disturbing number of facial fractures resulting from interpersonal violence has prompted Dr Swee Tan to call on the community and government to act. Dr Tan specialises in plastic and reconstructive surgery and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute. He is senior author of a study conducted by Welling ...…
 
There comes a time for every surgeon after a long career to step back and call it a day. But, what to do in retirement? Medecins Sans Frontieres provided Ivan Thompson a long-held ambition to carry out humanitarian work overseas. MSF – also known as Doctors Without Borders – provides crucial medical treatment to places in the world lacking the ...…
 
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AC OBE is a globally acclaimed neurosurgeon, whose current project as Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering is developing a bionic vision device to help people see again. It's a world away for the longstanding RACS Fellow who is a Professor of Surgery at Monash University and a senior neurosurgeon a ...…
 
The higher you rank on the socioeconomic ladder, the better your health, and consequently the longer you can expect to live. That's according to Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, who was invited to RACS’ 2018 Annual Scientific Congress in Sydney to discuss inequalities in the developin ...…
 
With the 2018 Federal Budget done and dusted, what are the take-outs for surgeons? Michael Waycott, Director at The Bongiorno National Network, takes us through some of the announcements from what he calls a relatively safe Budget, with few outlandish spending promises.By Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
 
When you’re called as an expert witness in a court case, your expertise will be scrutinised, you could come under some serious grilling and the whole process could become seriously uncomfortable. How do you best manage the "expert witness" process? Medico-legal expert and solicitor Michael Gorton has some valuable pointers.…
 
Well known American trauma surgeon Dr Adil Haider has pioneered research around racial trauma care for more than a decade. His own investigations into US data uncovered inequalities in the treatment of trauma patients from different racial or socio-economic backgrounds. Dr Haider outlines the solutions to tackle these disparities and says he is ...…
 
One of the complications after abdominal surgery is postoperative ileus, which leads to patient discomfort and morbidity. For years chewing gum was thought to benefit patients after abdominal surgery and help alleviate the symptoms of ileus. Dr Hidde Kroon and a team of medical professionals in the Netherlands conducted a randomised clinical tr ...…
 
Following a wide-spread consultation process, the Medical Board of Australia has released its final report on enhanced CPD for doctors. RACS Solicitor and medico-legal expert Michael Gorton highlights the key proposals in the report, which includes a more targeted approach to manage doctors most likely at risk of poor performance.…
 
While around 100 Australians are killed in road crashes every month, approximately 800 a week experience seriously and life-changing injury. All up it’s costing the Australian economy about $30 billion a year. What’s being done to arrest this escalating epidemic of deaths and injuries on our roads? Dr John Crozier discusses the latest multi-pro ...…
 
Sports hernia describes the chronic groin pain that many sports people fall victim to, especially if their sport involves kicking or sudden pivoting. Watchout soccer, AFL and rugby players! But while painful for players and hard to diagnose, a three year study has revealed success in a variety of surgical approaches categorised as “inguinal her ...…
 
Be careful of using old and tired wire barbecue brushes when cleaning your hot plate. A 39-year-old man from NSW Coffs Coast went to Coffs Harbour Hospital complaining of a vague pain in his abdomen. After a CT scan, General Surgery Trainee Dr Rafael Gaszynski operated on the man to discover a wire embedded in his duodenum. The patient had swal ...…
 
Clinical trials are underway to investigate the high incidence and severe consequences of chest infections in patients who’ve undergone upper abdominal surgery. And the trials point to the effectiveness of breathing exercises immediately post-operation, according to clinical lead physiotherapist Ianthe Boden of Launceston General Hospital in Ta ...…
 
A decades-long commitment to medical community services has now been recognised with the presentation of the 2017 Outstanding Service to the Community Award to Canberra-based vascular surgeon Associate Professor Stephen Bradshaw. In this podcast Professor Bradshaw discusses his involvement in the broader issues facing medicine - and why getting ...…
 
The dangers of power tools such as angle grinders and circular saws being used around the home has been highlighted by a recent 5-year audit of patient admissions. The audit, conducted by plastic surgery service registrar Dr Edward Gibson, reveals a dramatic increase in the number of patients presenting with trauma – sometimes significant, some ...…
 
What does it take to be a great educator in the surgical world? Worthy recipient of this year’s Academy of Surgical Educators Supervisor of the Year Award, Dr Phillip Jeans, shares his views on the critical role of educators, good to great, in shaping the careers of all aspiring surgeons.By Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
 
Taking up a volunteering assignment overseas can be fraught with challenges. But there are big rewards too, says general surgeon Meron Pitcher from Western Hospital in Melbourne’s Footscray. Meron has just returned from Papua New Guinea and offers us a bird’s eye view of the volunteering experience in that hot, harsh, beautiful country.…
 
Medical professionals are expected to report their colleague’s misconduct under the Health Practitioner Regulation Law. Failure to do so can carry serious implications. Michael Gorton AM from Russell Kennedy Lawyers discusses the obligations under the law and the steps surgeons should take if they discover a colleague is doing the wrong thing.…
 
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