2015 Australasian Students’ Surgical Conference research presentations

Yasheer Haripersad


Yasheer Haripersad
Research Convenor University of Western Australia


The Australasian Students’ Surgical Conference (ASSC) is the leading surgical conference for medical students in Australia and New Zealand. ASSC is designed to coincide yearly with the RACS Annual Scientific Conference and was held this year in Perth, Western Australia from 1-3 May 2015.

Organised each year by medical students, in 2015 it provided 250 delegates with a unique opportunity to be educated about, and inspired to pursue, a surgical career through a program of keynote addresses, research presentations and a full day of skills based workshops.

The ASSC committee encourages fellow medical students to develop and challenge themselves professionally. This is a major objective of ASSC, as reflected throughout our entire program. This year, in collaboration with the Australian Medical Student Journal (AMSJ), the winning abstract has been offered publication.

We received an overwhelming response to our call for abstracts, with many outstanding submissions. Abstracts were de-identified, checked for eligibility criteria, and the format standardised prior to consideration by our panel and being offered a podium presentation. Congratulations to our research prize winners:

  • Best Research Presentation – Cameron Iain Wells, University of Auckland
  • Runner up Research Presentation – Damian James Ianno, University of Melbourne
  • Best Poster Display – Omar Khan Bangash, University of Western Australia

With such a phenomenal response, the 2015 ASSC committee is delighted for other participants to also have their research presented in the AMSJ.

The ASSC committee look forward to seeing you at the next ASSC!

Please download the pdf to read the research presentions.