Welcome to Perth and the 2017 Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting

We would like to welcome you to Perth, Western Australia, for the 2017 Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting. For those of you who haven’t visited Perth recently, it has recently undergone a major transformation into a truly exciting and vibrant city. From a new airport to the new waterfront precinct of Elizabeth Quay, Perth has many local natural attractions and dining opportunities. We encourage all of you to see some of the sights during your stay.

Although the meeting is intensive and syllabus focussed, it is also an opportunity for trainees from around Australia and New Zealand to come together and share their experiences in order to become better trainees and better surgeons. For this year's meeting we have invited a broad range of local experts to provide you with the most up to date knowledge. We hope to make this meeting as interactive as possible and for the first time, we have introduced a concurrent satellite meeting for junior trainees and residents.

Dr. Chady Sader and Dr. Jafri Kuthubutheen
Meeting Convenors





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Dr Robert Guerin

The meeting is named in honour of Dr Robert Guerin, an Adelaide otolaryngologist and past President of ASOHNS (1991 - 1993). Dr Guerin was the convenor for the inaugural trainee meeting held in Adelaide in 1990. He was a great contributor to the OHNS specialty  and a dedicated teacher who contributed greatly to the specialty both locally and internationally.

Dr Guerin's list of accomplishments was long and impressive. He obtained Fellowships to both the Edinburgh and English Royal College of Surgeons as well as the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His training included appointments at St Mary's Hospital, London and Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.

In 2003 the Council of ASOHNS named the Annual Registrars Conference in acknoweldgement of the valuable contributions made by Dr Guerin in establishing and developing the conference.