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I would like to welcome you to Sydney, for the 2018 Robert Guerin Memorial Annual Trainees Meeting. Sydney Australia is one of the world’s most loved cities with a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate destination throughout the year. There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney year round – from world-class dining, entertainment, iconic sightseeing, coastal walks and idyllic beaches.

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 I have invited a broad range of local experts to provide you with the most up to date knowledge. We have contemporary topics you may not have had exposure to and hope to make this meeting as interactive as possible.

Dr Sim Choroomi
Meeting Convenor



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Avant has a proud heritage of protecting the Australian medical profession that spans over 120 years.

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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 acknowledgement of the valuable contributions made by Dr Guerin in establishing and developing the conference.

Dr Robert Guerin