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SURGEON WINS RPA MEDAL
This year's prestigious RPA Foundation Research Medal was awarded to PROFESOR MICHAEL SOLOMON for EXCELLENCE and OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS in MEDICAL RESEARCH.

RPAH Foundation Medal 2014

Ms Kate Creedon (Channel 9), Ms Deborah Willcox (General Manager, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital), Professor Michael Solomon, Ms Teresa Anderson (Chief Executive of the Sydney Local Health District) and Professor Warwick Britton (SLHD Director of Research)

The medal was establishd in the year 2000 and provides a chance to celebrate what is great about research at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The medal was presented to Professor Solomon by Channel 9 health reporter, Ms Kate Creedon. Channel 9 kindly provides the $50,000 Research Prize money each year.

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SOuRCe presented aspects of our current work at the following meetings or conferences

Presentations 2014

Solomon MJ. The Inaugural Jack Mackay Plenary Lecture. Development of exenteration surgery. Peter MacCallum Colorectal Cancer Conference. Melbourne 20th of March 2014

Solomon MJ. The collaborative evolution of Pelvic Exenteration at RPA – novel neurovascular and bone techniques in over 350 cases. 10th Annual Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Tumour Society. Melbourne 9 April 2014

Solomon MJ. Developing Academic Surgery for the future. Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium 2014, Friday, 16 May 2014, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW

Jorgensen M, Young JM, Dobbins T, Solomon MJ. Abdominoperineal resection rate as a marker of hospital quality in rectal cancer surgery? Health Services Research –Evidence Based Practice Conference, London, 1-4 June 2014 (poster presentation)

Solomon MJ. Evolution of pelvic exenteration over 25 years. The7th Biennial Congress of ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) 2014. 17 – 18 July 2014, Singapore. [Invited Speaker]

Solomon MJ. Ensuring quality in surgical practice and the impact of surgical outcomes research. The7th Biennial Congress of ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) 2014. 17 – 18 July 2014, Singapore. [Speaker, Plenary session]

Young J. Measuring cancer care coordination for people with colorectal cancer in NSW. Cancer Institute NSW Research Forum, 24 July 2014

Solomon MJ. T4 Rectal cancer: limits of pelvic exenteration and radical bone and neurovascular techniques. Rectal Symposium, Cáncer de recto, 6-8 August 2014, Pontificia Universidad, Chile.

Solomon MJ. Low rectal cancer APE vs ULAR: assessment, determining surgical approaches to sphincter preservation and the extralevator laparoscopic APE technique. Rectal Symposium, Cáncer de recto, 6-8 August 2014, Pontificia Universidad, Chile.

Solomon MJ. Treatment of pelvic recurrence after curative resection for rectal cancer. Rectal Symposium, Cáncer de recto, 6-8 August 2014, Pontificia Universidad, Chile.

Young JM, Stacey I, Dobbins T, Dunlop S, Dessaix A, Currow D. How can we best evaluate the impact of public health legislation? Use of Interrupted Time Series methods to investigate the introduction of tobacco plain packaging legislation in Australia. World Congress of Epidemiology, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America, 17 August 2014 (poster presentation)

Solomon MJ. Treatment of Pelvic Recurrence after Curative Resection for Rectal Cancer: How I do it. 63rd Brazilian Society of Coloproctology Annual Meeting, 17-20 September 2014, Brazil.

Solomon MJ. Laparoscopic Rectal Cancer: RCT’s, determining sphincter preservation & APE techniques. 63rd Brazilian Society of Coloproctology Annual Meeting, 17-20 September 2014, Brazil.

Young JM, McAulay C, Stacey I, Varlow M, Currow D. Beliefs, behaviours and systems in primary care: NSW findings from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership. Cancer Institute NSW Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, 17 October 2014

Young JM, Soeberg M, Rogers K, Aranda S, Baker D, Creighton N, Currow D, Jorgensen M, Walton R, Varlow M. Health service use before and after a cancer diagnosis: a data linkage study using the 45 and Up cohort. 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting 2014, University of Technology, Sydney, 31 October 2014

Solomon MJ. Pelvic exenteration: Indications and results. Combined Australia and New Zealand Colorectal Surgical Meeting. 7 – 8 November 2014; Sydney


Upcoming presentations

Young JM. Survivorship care for people with colorectal cancer: a population-based survey of patients’ experiences and preference. Sydney Cancer Conference 2014, University of Sydney, 28 November 2014 (Upcoming)

Young JM. Primary care: systems and practitioners. In Symposium: The International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership – global learning from our results. World Cancer Congress, Melbourne, 3 - 6 December 2014 (Upcoming)