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2019 Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting

Jul 2019
08:00 AM
Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000

The 2019 Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting

Sunday 28 - Tuesday 30 July

Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, Victoria

Dear colleagues,

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Melbourne, for the 2019 Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting. Melbourne Australia, long heralded the most liveable city in the world, is a vibrant and eclectic melting pot of culture, fashion, fine dining and night life. A bustling cafe culture also ensures that you're never too far from a welcoming barista serving up some of the worlds best coffee. This years venue is the newly refurbished, iconic Pullman on the Park, situated in East Melbourne with breathtaking views of the iconic MCG, Melbourne Park and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.

The annual trainee meeting has long been a staple fixture in the annual academic calendar, a tradition reflective of our commitment to training and education. For this year's meeting we have made a few changes in an effort towards improving the relevance to trainees of varied seniority, while still providing a broad syllabus and enthusiastic sub-specialised faculty. A day of split sessions will allow trainees a choice in directing their own learning, while all lectures will be made available online after the meeting concludes. There will also be a pre-conference temporal bone course run at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. And finally, as always, there will be a lively and spirited social program where you can share your experiences with other trainees.

Dr Hari Jeyarajan
Meeting Convenor

Meeting Convenor

Hari Jeyarajan is a Melbourne trained ENT Surgeon with over 2 years of additional subspecialty training in both the UK and USA. He graduated from Monash Medical School with honours in 2005, after which he began basic surgical training. He then commenced ENT training in Melbourne, obtaining his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013.

Meeting Co-convenor

Bing Teh is a Melbourne trained ENT surgeon who obtained her FRACS last year. She is currently based in multiple public hospitals in Melbourne. She is passionate about teaching, education and research.

Event Location

This event is fully booked

Program Overview

This year’s extended program has been designed to deliver sessions tailored to different SET levels, including a full day on Sunday 28th July. 
The mock examination will be held on Sunday morning – registration for the mock exam is compulsory and is included in the registration process.

Sunday 28 July

  • 9am – 1pm Mock Examination for SET 4 & 5 Trainees
  • 9am – 1pm Tailored lecture sessions for Novice Trainees
  • 1pm – 5.30pm Lecture sessions for all Trainees 
  • 6.30pm Welcome Drinks

Monday 29 July

  • Full day of lecture program – concurrent streamed sessions for different SET levels
  • Exhibition
  • Meeting dinner

Tuesday 30 July

  • Full day of lecture program concluding at 3.00pm
  • Exhibition

Pre-conference Cadaveric Temporal Bone course

A pre-conference Accredited Cadaveric Temporal Bone course has been arranged prior to the RGMATM.  

Dates: Friday 26th - Saturday 27th July 2019
Location: RACS, 250 - 290 Spring Street, East Melbourne

Course Details: Please refer to Vic Temporal Bone Course on this website

GPRWMF Frontiers 2020 Research Prize

We are pleased to announce that the Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation (GPRWMF) have offered an annual prize for the best adjudged trainee research.  The inaugural prize will be presented at this year’s Meeting.

The prize will comprise of a GPRWMF Certificate, free registration and an opportunity to present as a speaker at the next Frontiers Meeting in 2020. 

Please submit your published article(s) to the SET Program Administrator by 15th April 2019
Note: Completed, Board Approved Research Articles from 2017 to 15th April 2019 will be accepted

Principal Sponsor

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology company with a focus on repairing and healing the human body.

The ENT portfolio includes:

  • COBLATION Plasma Technology
    A minimally invasive, low thermal technology for effective dissection and removal of tissue.
  • RAPID RHINO Technology
  • RAPID RHINO epistaxis tamponades, postoperative packs and dissolvable dressings and Sinus instrumentation.
  • RAPID RHINO Products are characterized by a proprietary blend of CMC, or carboxymethylcellulose, a plant-derived material.

Major Sponsors

Avant Mutual – by doctors for doctors

Avant has a proud heritage of protecting the Australian medical profession that spans over 120 years. Established by a small group of doctors as a mutual in 1893, Avant is now Australia’s leading medical defence organisation, representing over 75,000 healthcare practitioners and students across every state and territory.

Founded by Kerry Lawford and Jon Mills, LMT Surgical is proud to be an Australian-owned Company. LMT Surgical provides innovative medical technologies and exceptional customer service throughout Australia and New Zealand.  LMT takes pride in supporting surgeons with a product range comprising of Orthopaedic, Neurosurgical, Spine, Plastics, ENT and Surgical Instrumentation specialties to the benefit of the patient and healthcare industry.
LMT Surgical focuses on building solid relationships with surgeons and nurses alike while maintaining it's core values.

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 convener for the inaugural trainee meeting held in Adelaide in 1990. He was a great contributor to the OHNS specialty and a dedicated teacher who promoted 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 in Oxford.

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