Celebrating Surgical Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement

The Northern Sydney Local Health District celebrated its first event for 2022 with the combined presentation of the Harry Cumberland Travelling Scholarship and the inaugural Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award. Both awards have been established through generous philanthropic donations from the surgeons they are named after. They will be offered on an annual basis to …

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Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award

The RNSH Surgical Education Research & Training (SERT) Institute is proud to open applications for the inaugural Ray Hollings Surgical Excellence Award, in recognition of the contribution Dr Ray Hollings has made to surgery across the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Dr Hollings was a General Surgeon at RNSH for over 60 years and was …

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Harry Cumberland Travelling Scholarship

The Department of Gastroenterology and the Division of Surgery established the Harry Cumberland Travelling Scholarship in recognition of the significant contribution to surgery and gastroenterology made by Dr Harry Cumberland at Royal North Shore Hospital over his 40 year highly distinguished career. Doctor Harry Cumberland was a general surgeon at Royal North Shore from 1951-1984. …

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Kolling Media Training

Join into the upcoming Zoom presentation to hear Professor Jim Elliottt and A/Professor
Tom Buckley share their firstā€hand experiences
profiling their research through the media, while
Vivienne Reiner will discuss how to secure media
coverage. The session is on December 2 at 2pm-3pm.

Journal Club – “Early Oral Protein-Containing Diets Following Elective Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery”

Although fast track protocols for elective lower gastrointestinal tract surgery commonly include an early feeding component, the most recent meta-analyses looking at studies in this area have failed to show a conclusive improvement in patient outcomes (2). However, this and previous analyses have pooled the assessment of protein-containing and non-protein liquid diets. This recently published …

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Journal Club – “The Gift of Being a Surgeon”

For practising surgeons, burn out is a very real problem. The authors share strategies that they have used to avoid burnout and allow them to focus on the joyful experiences that a surgical career can offer (1).

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