ASSA – Australasian Students' Surgical Association

Australasian Students’ Surgical Conference

The Australasian Students’ Surgical Conference (ASSC) is ASSA’s flagship event and is perennially considered the largest student-run surgical event in Australasia. With delegates, demonstrators and speakers from all corners of Australia and New Zealand, it is the ideal opportunity for students to meet like-minded individuals and share their passion for surgical excellence, research and advocacy. 

In 2019, the ASSC was rebranded the International Surgical Students’ Conference (ISSC) in collaboration with the International Association of Student Surgical Societies (IASSS). This conference (held in Melbourne) was tremendously successful, with international speakers from Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Spain among more addressing a delegation of over 400 people, including students from Fiji and Rwanda to Singapore and South Africa. 

This year, ASSC will return to Melbourne with a different theme, new speakers and ideas but the same unique opportunity for students to meet like-minded colleagues across Australasia. Through keynote speakers, unique academic breakout sessions, cutting-edge workshops, competitions and social events, delegates receive a level of surgical exposure not always possible with medical school curricula. Additionally, the annual ASSA Golden Scalpel GamesⓇ, the only national student surgical skills competition, will also be held at the ASSC 2020, as well as ASSA’s student collaborative research training course, the first of its kind in Australasia. 

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