The Section of Academic Surgery (SAS) aims to promote the development of skills in surgical research. The Section provides two meetings annually; a course for those currently pursuing skills in academic research, and a meeting for presenting your scientific research. These meetings are also a great place to network with inspirational senior academic surgeons from both Australasia and the United States.
The ANZ Journal of Surgery is the leading publication for surgical research in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The Journal is published by Wiley-Blackwell 10 times a year, with an extra supplement in the May that carries all the abstracts of research papers delivered at the College's Annual Scientific Congress.
The ANZ Journal of Surgery website has full-text archives back to the Volume 1 issue 1, from June 1931. Content can also be sorted by specialty interest and themes.
Among its many features, there are links to the most downloaded articles, the most cited articles and key articles from the archives.
The website also offers the full text of Anatomical Abstracts by Howard Eddey, FRACS, videos on surgical knot tying and suturing and links to selected Cochrane's Collaboration evidence-based reviews of interest to surgeons.
(Subscription from the ANZ Journal website is available as part of the JDocs subscription fee)
New Australian Clinical Trials eLearning modules have been developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council and are now available for use. These modules provide an overview to the clinical trials environment, ethics and ethical review, and the governance processes of research.
Whether you are a researcher, in a research office or just wanting to find out more about how clinical trials are conducted, these modules use interactive learning, interviews with experts and knowledge reviews to provide an overview of the nature and importance of the clinical trials environment and approval process in Australia.
These modules provide an introduction to the clinical trials environment, clinical research ethics and ethical review and research governance processes and are a component of the Government’s Expediting Clinical Trials Reforms initiative to maintain Australia’s position as a world leader in quality clinical research.
The learning objectives of the modules are:
- To understand how clinical trials take place is Australia
- To understand and promote responsible research practices
- To ensure quality research outcomes
- To ensure participant safety is maintained at all times
Candidates selected for Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery training have the opportunity to undertake research through the Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship (ASSRS) offered by the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation (GPRWMF).