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Outstanding Service to Community Award

Ms Kate McBride, Prof Michael Solomon, Dr Payal Mukherjee, Dr Raffi Qasabian


Professor Michael Solomon was recognised by the NSW branch of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for his contribution to the surgical community being awarded the ‘Outstanding Service to Community Award’. RACS NSW President Dr Raffi Qasabian presented Professor Solomon with his award at The RPA Institute of Academic Surgery on Friday 4 November 2016.

He also received the prestigious Sir Alan Parkes Travelling Fellowship & Oration, 14th Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease at the St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, London United Kingdom in November 2016.

In September 2016, he was awarded The Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Medal at the Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium. National University of Ireland.

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

Presentations 2017

Solomon MJ. Radiotherapy for rectal cancer and Update on pelvic exenteration for recurrent and advanced rectal cancers. 117th Annual Congress of the Japan Surgical Society. 27 - 29 April 2017, Tokyo, Japan.

Solomon MJ. Rectovaginal fistula and management. Sydney South Pelvic Floor Meeting 2017: Pelvic floor dysfunction, St George Hospital, Sydney 17 – 19 February, 2017

Presentations 2016

Ahmadi N, Solomon MJ, Brown KGM, Koh CE, Austin KK, Gonsalves S, Masya L, Lee P. A consecutive single unit series of 200 lateral pelvic compartment excisions during pelvic exenteration. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 85th Annual Scientific Congress, Brisbane, May 2016 (Oral presentation)

Gonsalves S, Austin KK, Solomon MJ, Brown KGM, Lee PJ. Is there a role for paraaortic lymphadenectomy in the treatment of recurrent rectal cancer? American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting. Los Angeles, April 30 – May 4, 2016 (Poster presentation)

Koh CE. How broad is the quality of care of rectal cancer? Colorectal Cancer: A multidisciplinary approach. 18 – 19 August 2016, Peter MaCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

MacDermid E, Anderson R, Young C, Moug S, Shepherd S. Deciding to defunction after rectal surgery. Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Meeting, 4-6 July 2016, Edinburgh, UK

MacDermid E, Anderson R, Moug S, Young C, Shepherd H. Relative values of patient outcomes. Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Meeting, 4-6 July 2016, Edinburgh, UK

Solomon MJ. Applied Research. Master class. Australian Institute Health Service Management (AIHSM), University of Tasmania n partnership with the Sydney Local Health District. 4 March 2016 [Invited speaker]

Solomon MJ. Exenterative pelvic surgery and quality of life outcomes. Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG) Annual General Meeting. 13-16 April 2016, Sydney

Solomon MJ. Laparoscopic Proctectomy, and Abdominoperineal resection resection; Key Steps – APR with Distal Sacrectomy; and Pelvic Exenteration for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer – Is it really worth it? Iinaugural 1st Singapore Colorectal Cancer Symposium (SCCS) in conjunction with the 7th National University Health System (NUHS) Colorectal week. National University of Singapore, 3 – 4 June 2016.

Solomon MJ. 20 Years of Evolving Pelvic Exenteration. 41st Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture & Surgical Symposium. National University of Ireland, 2 -3 September 2016.

Solomon MJ. 2016 Big holes P/L. Maximally invasive surgery. General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting. 29 September – 1 October 2016, Melbourne

Young J, Durcinoska I, Maneck B, Steffens D. Development and pilot testing of the ‘Cancer Care Coordination Questionnaire for Patients’ (CCCQ-P). 2016 World Cancer Congress, Paris, France 31 October to 3 November 2016 [e-Poster]

Young J, Durcinoska I, Maneck B, Steffens D. Cross-cultural adaptation of “Cancer care coordination questionnaire for patients” (CCCP-P) for Chinese- and Arabic-speaking people. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 43nd Annual Scientific Meeting (COSA), 15 – 17th November 2016 [Poster presentation]

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