On behalf of General Surgeons Australia and the Organising Committee, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us in Tropical North Queensland for the 6th Annual Scientific Meeting – Complex General Surgery.
This year will see a first for the ASM, with Day 1 of the program being a combined day with the Australian and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association (ANZHPBA) Annual Scientific Meeting. The program, which includes the addition of co-convenor Mr Nicholas O’Rourke FRACS, will cover updates in the contemporary management of complex emergency HPB disorders commonly seen by the General Surgeon, followed by an afternoon of case presentations demonstrating helpful techniques in HPB/General Surgery.
Day 2 and 3 will see the continuation of the ASM’s primary focus - Complex General Surgery - across all sub-specialties. The ASM will be our platform to bring key issues and complexities of General Surgery to the forefront. These are issues that all Specialist General Surgeons face, no matter which sub-speciality they have chosen. Complexities of gallbladder surgery, the hostile abdomen, bile duct injury, laparoscopic versus open for unilateral hernia, early re-operative abdominal surgery, and principles of re-operation are just some of the areas to be investigated, and options to ‘get out of trouble’ will be considered... Click here to continue reading the Convenors' Welcome.