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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 2015

Solomon MJ. Pelvic exenteration in 2015: indications, outcomes and novel techniques. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, Surgical Grand Rounds; and Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Surgery. 4-6 January 2015, New York.

Solomon MJ. Patient preferences and quality of life in IBD, including perianal Crohn’s Disease. Teaching day in Cambridge; A joint meeting organized by the Coloproctology Section of The Royal Society of Medicine and The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland East Anglian Chapter. Visiting Professor in Coloproctology. 27 February 2015

Solomon MJ. Pelvic exenteration: Indications, techniques and outcomes. Teaching day in Cambridge; A joint meeting organized by the Coloproctology Section of The Royal Society of Medicine and The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland East Anglian Chapter. Visiting Professor in Coloproctology. 27 February 2015

Solomon MJ. Definitive fistula repair in Crohn’s disease: What works, what doesn’t, and how I do it. 2015 St Vincent’s Hospital IBD Surgical Symposium. 13 March 2015, Melbourne.

Solomon MJ. Assessing and managing the failed pouch. 2015 St Vincent’s Hospital IBD Surgical Symposium. 13 March 2015, Melbourne.

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. Career in Academic Surgery. Where do good research questions come from? Royal College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress. 4 May 2015. Perth.

Brown KGM, Koh CE, Solomon MJ, Dr. Ian Choy IC, Dubenec S. Spiral saphenous vein graft for major pelvic vessel reconstruction during exenteration surgery. Royal College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress. 4 May 2015. Perth.

Solomon MJ. Innovation and New Ideas in Surgery. Where do they come from? USC Postgradute Colorectal Week, National University Hospital Singapore. 25 – 28 May 2015

Solomon MJ. Innovation & Ideas: Where do good research questions come from? Sydney Local Health District Innovations Symposium 29 May 2015. (Keynote speaker)

Durcinoska I, Young JM, Dobbins T, Butow P, Solomon M. Predictors of poor quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer: who is at risk, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Care Annual Meeting(MASCC/ISOO), Copenhagen, 25-28 June 2015 [Poster presentation]

Durcinoska I, Young JM, Solomon M. Care coordination experience of patients with colorectal cancer: a population based study. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Annual Meeting (MASCC/ISOO), Copenhagen, 25-28 June 2015 [Oral presentation]

Young JM, Durcinoska I, Solomon M. Survivorship care for people with colorectal cancer in Australia: A population-based survey. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Annual meeting (MASCC/ISOO), Copenhagen, 25-28 June 2015 [Poster presentation]

Solomon MJ. Public expectations of surgeons in the future. 81st RPA Annual Reunion Week – Academic Surgery. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. 2 – 4 September 2015 [Q&A public forum session]

Solomon MJ. Grants in Surgical Research. 81st RPA Annual Reunion Week – Academic Surgery. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. 2 – 4 September 2015 [Plenary session]

Solomon MJ. Overview of the Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery/SOuRCe. Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Research Symposium. Sydney. 18 September 2015 [Invited speaker].

Durcinoska I, Young JM, Solomon MJ. Coordinating care for people with colorectal cancer: a population-based survey of patient experiences in NSW. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 17 – 19th November 2015 [Poster presentation]

Young JM, Durcinoska I, Solomon M J. Survivorship care for people with colorectal cancer: a population-based survey of patients' experiences and preferences. Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 17 – 19th November 2015 [Poster presentation]


Upcoming presentations

Solomon MJ. 41st Memorial Lecture at the Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium. National University of Ireland 2 -3 September 2016.

Walczak A, Butow P, Tattersall M, Davidson P, Young J, Epstein R, Costa D, Clayton J. Encouraging Prognosis and End-of-Life Care Discussions: An RCT of a Communication Support Program. 14th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, September 7th-10th 2016, University Convention Center Heidelberg, Germany. [Poster presentation]

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]