Emergency Surgery: A New Paradigm

On behalf of General Surgeons Australia, it is with pleasure that we invite you to register for the 6th Annual Scientific Meeting - Emergency Surgery: A New Paradigm

Perfect weather, amazing beaches, a cosmopolitan, vibrant city, and stunning nature are just some of the characteristics of Perth, Western Australia - the host city of the sixth GSA ASM. Taking place from 26-28 September 2014, we are excited to be heading west for the first time since the ASM's inception.

Emergency Surgery has always been part of the practice of General Surgeons. In the past, emergency cases had to be fitted around the Surgeon’s elective workload and were often done after hours. In more recent years many units have made the conscious decision that Emergency General Surgery is now core business of their Hospitals and Practices. Emergency can no longer be the poor cousin to elective work if good outcomes are expected. Appropriate rostering and resourcing are necessary, and time to treat and determine outcomes need measuring. New models of care have been introduced in many hospitals across Australia, and Surgeons and their patients have realised the benefits.

This is the new paradigm in which we operate.

Click here to read the complete Conveners' introduction.


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ASM Snapshot

24 MARCH 2014
Registrations Open

24 MARCH 2014
Abstract Submission Process Opens

04 JULY 2014
Abstract Submission Closes

25 AUGUST 2014
Early-bird Registration Closes