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The Dukes' Club Educational Weekend

11-13 March 2016

Upcoming Pelican Courses 2016

The Pelican Cancer Foundation have a number of courses coming up in 2016 relating to the management of patients with colorectal cancer. Please click here for further information and how to apply. 

Practical Skills in Pelvic Floor Surgery 23-24 February 2016

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that The Pelvic Floor Society are going to hold a practical skills in pelvic floor surgery course on 23-24 February 2016. This is being held at the RNLI & Poole Hospital. It is aimed at ST5-7 trainees with an interest in pelvic floor surgery. The programme includes live operating, a wet lab, SNS session and an interactive session including all aspects of assessment and management of patients with pelvic floor disorders. 

For a flyer click here and for a brochure including the application form, click here

The Alban Barros D’Sa Bursary 2015/16

The Royal College of Surgeons has released applications for the Alban Barros D’Sa Bursary 2015/16. This is a £1000 bursary open to all members, fellows and affiliates of the college, from FY2 to ST8 level to allow a trainee to attend a college approved course. For further information on eligible courses and how to apply click here for more information.

Deadline for application to apply; Midnight Sunday 17th January 2016.

Research position available in Adelaide, Australia

Research Fellow Position

Colorectal Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital


The Colorectal Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia offers a part time research/part time clinical position annually, which is still available for 2016. The position is best suited to a candidate who has the FRACS (or equivalent) and an interest in colorectal surgery. We offer the opportunity to undertake a research project, either leading to publications or, if desired, a Master of Surgery through the University of Adelaide. The clinical component involves attending the colorectal cancer MDT weekly and IBD MDT fortnightly,  working with the clinical fellow when required to cover theatre, leave cover, some  weekend ward rounds,  general surgical take one Sunday per month and regular colorectal assisting in private (usually three lists per week).


The Royal Adelaide Hospital is a 650 bed tertiary referral hospital in the centre of Adelaide. The RAH Colorectal Unit comprises five consultant surgeons, a colorectal fellow, an accredited advanced surgical trainee, an RMO and three interns. The unit provides specialist colorectal surgical services and contributes to the emergency general surgical cover. Per annum the unit performs approximately 275 major colorectal cancer resections (open, laparoscopic and robotic), 40 IBD resections, 50 TEMs procedures and around 250 -300 colonoscopies, as well as minor anorectal and pelvic floor procedures. We run a rectal bleeding clinic and a pelvic floor clinic.


This unit is extensively involved in a number of ongoing research activities including a prospective audit of colorectal cancer surgery, molecular biologic aspects of CRC (especially MSI and serrated pathways), serum biomarkers of colorectal malignancy (in conjunction with the CSIRO) and outcomes following rectal cancer surgery. We have several potential projects for a research fellow and the research infrastructure and experience to support the candidate towards a satisfying and productive year.


The position attracts a $30,000pa tax free scholarship. The private assisting and locum RAH covers provide an income of approximately $40,000 pa. If you are interested please contact me on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0417720080

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