Emergency General Surgery - A New Paradigm
On behalf of General Surgeons Australia, it is with pleasure that we invite you to register for the 5th Annual Scientific Meeting - Emergency General 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 to recognise Emergency General Surgery as core business to 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.
Much of the program will cover clinical topics of relevance to General Surgeons with an emergency practice. There will be a focus on conditions and circumstances that challenge (read scare) us in our own practice, and an examination of some of the techniques we can use to avoid trouble and keep our patients safe. A component will be devoted to models of Emergency Surgical Care around Australia and the resourcing required. It is into this framework that we have selected the very best national and international speakers....
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