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Professor Hill new president of International Society of Surgery

17 August 2017

At the 47th World Congress of Surgery in Basel, Switzerland (August 2017) Professor Hill addressed the assembly as the new president of the International Society of Surgery / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS/SIC) and Congress President 2019.

The ISS/SIC is considered one of the most distinguished and prestigious international surgical societies in the world. It represents six collective member societies and surgeons from more than 100 countries. Its goal is to work for international teaching in surgery, both specialized and general surgery, in developed and developing countries. The official journal of ISS/SIC is the World Journal of Surgery and it holds the World Congress of Surgery every two years.

Members of the AERAS Group including Fellows in Surgery Jamie-Lee Rahiri, Weisi Xia, Wiremu MacFater and Ahmed Barazanchi also attended the World Congress of Surgery, some of whom were presenting their own research.


Bariatric Surgery Registry launches in New Zealand

20 July 2017

New Zealand’s first Bariatric Surgery Registry launches nation-wide this week, an initiative that will allow surgeons to accurately compare outcomes for patients who have undergone an operation for obesity across public and private hospitals in New Zealand and Australia. Dr Andrew MacCormick, a general and bariatric surgeon at Counties Manukau Health and Senior Lecturer at the South Auckland Clinical Campus, said that the Bariatric Surgery Registry would be a powerful tool for improving clinical quality and patient safety. Read more.


Perioperative care and enhanced recovery after surgery

July 2017

A discussion between Professor Andrew Hill (Head of South Auckland Clinical Campus and Colorectal Surgeon) and Dr Nick Lightfoot (Anaesthetist, Middlemore Hospital) about perioperative care and enhanced recovery after surgery. View the podcast on the Research Review website.


Health Research Council project grant awarded to Professor Hill

July 2017

Professor Andrew Hill (Principal Investigator), Mr Ashish Taneja (Consultant, ADHB) and Dr Ahmed Barazanchi (PhD Candidate) were awarded a Health Research Council project grant for the study, development and application of a risk prediction tool for emergency laparotomy. Read more about the study.



Dr Barazanchi awarded AMRF Doctoral Scholarship

November 2016

Congratulations to Dr Ahmed Barazanchi who was awarded an Auckland Medical Research Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for three years to undertake his PhD in risk assessment for emergency laparotomy. 


Gluckman Medal to outstanding clinical leader

October 2016

Internationally recognised surgeon and perioperative care specialist, Professor Andrew Hill, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his outstanding contributions to research, education and service. Read more.


Professor Hill receives Royal Australasian College of Surgeons award

May 2016

Professor Andrew Hill was awarded the 2016 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Maori Health Medal at the Annual Scientific Congress held in Brisbane, Australia. The award was in recognition of his ongoing commitment, support and mentoring of Maori medical students and doctors. Read more in the RACS Surgical News page 20-21.


Killingback Prize recipient presents his paper at The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting

May 2016

The Killingback Prize is awarded annually for the best scientific paper presented by a Younger Fellow or Trainee at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress on an area related to colorectal surgery. Dr Parry Singh was the recipient of the prize in 2015 and presented his winning paper, randomised controlled trial of perioperative simvastatin therapy in major colorectal surgery, at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting (California, U.S.) in May 2016. Read about Dr Singh’s experience in the RACS Surgery News page 39.