Surgical Association “Pushing Boundaries in Surgery and Art” evening

surgThe Surgical Association is excited to host its first event for 2015 “Pushing Boundaries in Surgery and Art” on the 20th April 5.30pm.
Three amazing speakers will share their stories:

A/Prof Kerin Fielding was the first female orthopaedic surgeon in NSW (1992) and the third across Australia. Currently working in Wagga Wagga, she is a pioneer in the field of orthopaedic surgery and dedicated to the education of young doctors.

Assoc. Professor Munjed Al-Muderis studied medicine at Baghdad University from 1991-1997. As a first year resident he fled from Iraq, when he was ordered to amputate the ears from Iraqi soldiers who had deserted Saddam Hussein’s regime. He arrived in Australia on a wooden boat and began to fulfil his dream of becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is now a world leading surgeon in the field of osseointegration surgery whereby he integrates robotic limbs into the bodies of amputees. Assoc. Professor Al-Muderis has written a biography titled “Walking Free”.

Dr Sorrell Standish-White is an anatomical pathologist who explains how her world changed after she met a botanical artist. She explains the paradigm shift she experienced when she began seeing pathology through the eyes of an artist and realising just how much she was missing! Dr Standish-White will be accompanied by the artist Lauren Black and together they will demonstrate how art observation skills can increase clinical observation!

Come along and be prepared to be inspired by these exceptional figures.

There will be food and some great prizes to be won!

FREE entry to SANDUS members.
Non-members – Gold coin entry

Location: Level 3 Lecture theatre, University of Notre Dame Sydney Darlinghurst Campus