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Scientific Program Day 1

Thursday 25 October, 2018

Session One

09:00 Welcome to PSA - Graham Stewart
09:10 Official opening - Grace Lim 
09:20 Address by National Rural Health Commissioner - Paul Worley
09:40 Role of Rural Surgery Section - Sally Butchers
10:00 Credentialing and extended scope of practice - Tome Bowles
10:20 Discussion

10:30-11:00 MORNING TEA WITH INDUSTRY

Session Two

11:00 Taking on the role of Director - Denise MacGregor
11:20 Challenges of regional orthopaedic practice - Sarah Coll
11:45 The making of a regional General Surgeon - Damian Fry
12:05 Making better decisions - John North
12:25 Gastroenterology for General Surgeons
12:45 Discussion with Sally Butchers & Tom Bowles

13:00-14:00 LUNCH WITH INDUSTRY
13:00-14:00 Trainees Session with Lauren Smithson

Session Three

14:00 Keynote: Society for Young Rural Surgeons - SYRUS - Lauren Smithson
14:30 Medecines Sans Frontier Australia: The provision of safe surgery - TBC
14:45 The futility of transfers - John North
15:00 Free papers

15:45-16:15 AFTERNOON TEA WITH INDUSTRY

Session Four

16:15 Impact of ERCP in the regional setting - Frans Pretorius
16:30 Degrees of fundoplication: Does it matter? - Matthias Wichmann
16:45 Abdominal pain in gastric bypass patients - Carolyn Jameson
17:00 PSA Annual General Meeting
17:30 Program Close