The annual ASSA Leadership Day is one of ASSA’s key events and has run since the organisation’s founding. Involving keynotes, panels and breakout sessions, this is a unique opportunity for the Presidents & executives of all 25 surgical societies in Australasia to convene, learn from established leaders in surgery and share ideas.

In 2021, the ASSA Leadership Day will be held in Sydney, Australia on Saturday February 20th. We are also thrilled to welcome medical students regardless of whether they are involved with surgical societies, in an effort to develop new leaders and involve fresh perspectives. Stay tuned for the 2021 program.

In addition to Leadership Day, ASSA is also planning to run its collaborative research ‘ASSA Research Training’ (ART) course, on the following day at the same venue. The goal is to train key student researchers across Australia and New Zealand so that they can lead audits at the local level while participating in national and international projects such as those from STARSurg or EuroSurg.