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President’s Winter Newsletter 2024

Dear ANZSCTS members, The year is well underway and Cardiothoracic Surgery has a way of never being boring! From the “ramping up” of surgical demand, to the usual constraints of the health system combined with “ramping up” of the cold and flu season, our membership...

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ANZSCTS ASM 2023 abstracts published online

The 2023 ANZSCTS ASM conference abstracts have now been published. Please see links below. ScienceDirect: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/heart-lung-and-circulation/vol/33/suppl/S1 HLC: https://www.heartlungcirc.org/issue/S1443-9506(24)X0008-6

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President’s Autumn Newsletter 2024

Dear ANZSCTS members, This newsletter is an update for members on the current challenges facing the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. These areas are significant, and interlinked: AMC/MCNZ accreditation RACS Governance reform Financial stability of RACS As...

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President’s Summer Newsletter 2024

Dear ANZSCTS members, Happy New Year to all! As hospitals re-open elective Theatre lists and Cath Labs increase their workload we are all returning to the “coal face” (except those lucky individuals who drew the short straw and covered the Christmas New Year on call...

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ANZSCTS Position On CALS-ANZ Guidelines

At our recent AGM the CALS-ANZ guidelines were discussed. Concerns were raised by several members about the “Australasian ANZSCTS/ANZICS guidelines on Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support (CALS-ANZ)” published in Critical Care and Resuscitation 24(3) 5 September 2022....

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ANZSCTS President’s Awards

Presented at the ASM Conference Dinner, Wellington New Zealand 11 November 2023 These 3 recipients embody the ANZSCTS President’s award. All have not only contributed to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, but also to the specialty and society. The awardees...

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President’s Spring Communique 2023

With 2 weeks to go before the Annual Scientific Meeting in Wellington New Zealand this communication will be brief! This year’s meeting is staged at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa from Thursday 9 until Saturday 11 November. As usual the ASM commences with...

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