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Scientific Program Day 1

Thursday 19 October, 2017

Session 1 | Surgery and Politics

08:30 Welcome to PSA - Tom Bowles
08:40 Official opening - Graham Stewart 
09:00 Introduction and Armidale and New England - TBC
09:30 Surgery and politics - Peter Hughes
09:55 Sir Earl Page: Rural surgeon and Prime Minister - Peter Burke
10:20 Discussion

10:30-11:00 MORNING TEA WITH INDUSTRY

Session 2 | Research and Innovation/Development in Rural Surgical Practice

11:00 The Mt Gambier experience - Matthias Wichmann
11:20 ERAS principles in a rural setting - David Rowe
11:45 Are we as scientific as we think - Robin Diebold
12:05 The introduction of laparoscopic colectomy to a regional centre - Raj Mundasad
12:25 Proposal for a rural surgical research network - Graham Stewart
12:50 Free Papers

13:00-14:00 LUNCH WITH INDUSTRY
13:00-14:00 Trainees Session with Christopher Young

Session 3 | Surgery in Papua New Guinea

14:00 Surgical training in PNG over the past 30 years - Ikau Kevau
14:20 Cardiothoracic surgery in PNG - Noah Tapaua
14:50 Lower lip cancers in Milne Bay - Kennedy James
15:10 Orthopaedic visit to Rabaul: Bush knives to volcanoes - Robin Diebold
15:35 Discussion

15:45-16:15 AFTERNOON TEA WITH INDUSTRY

Session 4 | Jim Begonia

16:15 Jim Pryor Begonia Prize Presentations
17:00 PSA Annual General Meeting
17:30 Day 1 Program Close