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.


Latest News


Aug 14


Tickets are no longer available for the Welcome Reception BBQ! Limited tickets are still available for the Gala Dinner...


Jul 14

Avant Medico-Legal Workshop

New information including workshop presenters is now available....


Jun 14

Gala Dinner

You're invited to join us for a spectacular evening of decadent food and wine, great company and sensational entertainment - all the ingredients for a great night out!...


Jun 14

CryoLife Workshop: Controlling, and Intraoperative Bleeds

Sealing, adhering and reinforcing tissue, and controlling intra-operative bleeding can be challenging and difficult to achieve quickly and effectively....


Jun 14

Abstract Submissions Process

will close on at AEST 5:00pm on Friday 04 July, 2014. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be accepted...


Jun 14

Provisional Program

The 2014 GSA ASM Provisional Program is now available....


Jun 14

Early bird registration

closes on Monday 25 August. Make sure you register on or before this date to secure the reduced registration rates....


Mar 14

Advances in Ventral Hernia Repair Workshop

Presented by Johnson & Johnson Medical, this practical and interactive skills workshop is unavailable for online registration. You must first email your interest ...


Mar 14

Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the 2014 GSA ASM is now open!...

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

24-25 SEPTEMBER 2014
Workshop: Bile Duct Exploration

Trainees' Day - Colorectal Surgery
Trainees' Dinner - Post Fellowship Training

26-28 SEPTEMBER 2014
GSA ASM Scientific Program including associated workshops

Welcome Reception BBQ - SOLD OUT!

Workshop: Ventral Hernia Repair
Gala Dinner

ASM Conclusion