Geelong Orthopaedics surgeons reaccredited to train future surgeons

The Australian Orthopaedic Association conducts regular inspections of training hospitals in Australia to ensure training standards are up to standard. University Hospital Geelong was recently inspected and was re- accredited enthusiastically for 4 trainee positions. All of our Geelong Orthopaedics ...

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LOCKDOWN 6.0

Currently metropolitan Melbourne is in lockdown. Coronavirus cases continue to grow, with particular concern regarding unlinked cases, and poor compliance. Recently multiple medical practices have been closed including the sunshine and western hospitals by exposures. Victoria is on a knife edge. Reg...

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LOCKDOWN 5.0

As of tonight we are entering lockdown again. We are awaiting instruction from the department of health regarding elective surgery. We ask everyone to follow instructions to keep the community safe. The latest can be found here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus. We will inform you as soon as ...

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Dr Katiko – The creator of the Pfizer Biontech mRNA vaccine

This is a wonderful piece about the inventor of the mRNA vaccine which is available in Australia from the NY times : Kati Katiko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus. (here is a podcast from NY times) Dr Katiko’s vision , courage, and sheer persistence has lead to one of the most incre...

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Special Journal Club with Prof Greg Bain

On Wed within covid restrictions a special scientific meeting was held with Prof Gregory Bain, visiting from SA, and an expert in upper limb surgery. We were fortunate to have a great lecture and discussion about complex elbow fracture – dislocations highlighting pathoanatomy and surgical tech...

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A standing ovation for Oxford Covid vaccine creator Prof Sarah Gilbert

Prof Sarah Gilbert, vaccinologist (and lead in the team that developed the oxford COVID vaccine) was invited to watch Wimbledon from the royal box. She was given a stirring minute long standing ovation when introduced to the crowd. Her inspirational work over the years has saved countless lives as s...

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Mr Ben Miller on orthopaedic surgeon selection panel

Mr Ben Miller is our Board of Studies representative for the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the group that oversees training surgeons. On Saturday the 19th June he was part of the panels that interview prospective orthopaedic surgeons. This involved junior doctors applying to our association an...

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Mr Michael Galvin teaching a foot and ankle surgical course

Mr Galvin has been invited to teach at a foot and ankle surgical instruction course. He will be part of the teaching faculty for the Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care group on the topic of “Fractures of the foot and ankle.” He will be giving lectures and doing cadaveric teaching helping tra...

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