The AAS and the Younger Fellows Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) are pleased to offer the 2025 Leadership Exchange. The purpose of this award is to encourage the exchange of ideas and information about clinical, scientific and policy aspects of surgery between members of the AAS and members of the RACS.
The recipient of the AAS/RACS International Visiting Professorship Award will receive support to attend the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. The Exchange is made possible, in part, by the generous support that the Younger Fellows Committee has obtained from Johnson & Johnson Medical.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Younger Fellows Committee
RACS Fellows who are within their first 10 years of fellowship are considered ‘younger fellows;” the RACS Younger Fellows Committee serves their interests and assures representation within the College. Each year, the Younger Fellows Forum is convened by the RACS Younger Fellows Committee immediately before the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. The purpose of the Younger Fellows Forum is to discuss policy issues of particular relevance to young surgeons―such as those related to training, certification, industry relations, etc.―and ultimately to generate a series of specific recommendations that are brought to the RACS Council, thereby ensuring that young surgeons in ANZ have a voice in the RACS.
The Leadership Exchange
The Younger Fellows Committee and the AAS developed the Leadership Exchange in order to foster an international alliance involving the future leaders in surgery. The primary focus of the visit will be to participate in discussions concerning important policy issues with young surgeons in the RACS. The recipient may be asked to give presentations at the Younger Fellows Forum, the Developing a Career in Academic Surgery Course, and the Annual Scientific Congress. Additionally, the recipient will host the Leadership Exchange visitor from the RACS Younger Fellows Committee attending the Academic Surgical Congress in February 2025.
This award is available to active members of the AAS who meet the following requirements:
- A strong history of participation in the AAS
- A record of significant accomplishment in any aspect of surgical research
- A current full-time academic appointment
Previous Award Recipients:
2022 Juliet Emamaullee, MD
2021 Callisia Clarke, MD
2020 Brenessa Lindeman, MD
2019 Colin Martin, MD
2018 Mehul Raval, MD
2017 Ankush Gosain, MD
2016 Weidun Alan Guo, MD
2015 Amir Ghaferi, MD
2014 Sandra L Wong, MD, MS
2013 Carlton C. Barnett, Jr., MD
2012 Allan Tsung, MD
2011 Carmen C. Solorzano, MD
2010 Julia Ann Sosa, MD, MA
2009 Peter Nelson, MD
2008 Scott LeMaire, MD