19 February

Order of Australia Medal 2024

  Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division  2024 Professor Kelvin Kong, NSW    For significant service to medicine as an Otolaryngologist, and to Indigenous health.    Surgery  • Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon, Hunter ENT, since 2008.  • ... Read more >>>

27 July

World Head and Neck Cancer Day

The International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies invites you to observeJuly 27th World Head & Neck Cancer Day. Together with 55 Head and Neck Societies, 51 Countries, several Government Agencies and UICC. Read more >>>

27 July

2023 NAIDOC Person of the Year Award

Congratulations to Professor Kelvin Kong on receiving this award. Professor Kelvin Kong is a Worimi man who grew up on Country in Port Stephens, on the New South Wales mid-north-coast. Kelvin graduated from the University of New South Wales ... Read more >>>

27 January

OAM for NSW Member

ASOHNS congratulates A/Prof Richard Gallagher on receiving MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION -  For services to medicine as a surgeon. St Vincent's Health Network Director Cancer Services, since 2015. Director Head and ... Read more >>>


RACS Rural Surgeons Award 2022

ASOHNS congratulates Dr Michael Wilson who has been awarded the RACS Rural Surgeon Award in 2022.

Awarded in recognition of his significant contribution to surgery in rural settings in Australia

Awarded 23 June 2022 and presented at the ASOHNS Victorian Quarterly Meeting August 2023.

RACS 2020 Awards

ASOHNS is pleased to congratulate two members who have been announced as recipients of RACS awards.

The ESR Hughes Award is awarded for distinguished contributions to surgery by RACS Fellows and others and for 2020 this was awarded to Dr Neil Vallance (Victoria).

The Rural Surgeons Award is an award acknowledging significant contributions to surgery in rural settinigs in Austrralia and New Zealand. Dr Bal Krishan is the 2020 recipient.

The awards are due recognition of their services and dedication to their patients and our speciality.  


Each November, RACS NSW celebrates the achievements of our surgeons.

This recognition and celebration has become much more significant this year and especially so for the ENT community.

ENT surgeons have been a highlight at Surgeon's evening in the past years, with the prestigious Graham Coupland Lecture being given by Dr Gillian Dunlop 2018 and A.Prof Kelvin Kong in 2019. This year Prof Raymond Sacks will be awarded the Educator of Merit award and the Graham Coupland lecture will be on the head and neck cancer surgery.  

Secretary of health, Elizabeth Koff will the guest of honour at this formal evening, with members of the NSW health ministry and CEO's of our public and private hospitals in attendance, to show their appreciation for the Surgical workforce.

RACS NSW State committee hope you will join us with your partners and family. 


The pinnacle event of the month - NSW Surgeons’ Evening is where we celebrate surgeons through the Graham Coupland Lecture presented by Professor Jonathan Clark on the topic of The Face of Head and Neck Cancer, we present awards and come together to recognise the leadership our surgeons have shown, especially throughout this unprecedented year.

Please join us for seated, two course meal and a celebration of “Leadership in a time of Crisis”.

$45 - Dinner & non-Alcoholic Beverages

$60 - Dinner and alcoholic beverages

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Please join us to hear from our exceptional speakers the Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC and Ms Carrie Marr Chief Executive of the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC)   

Venue: RACS NSW Office, Suite 1, Level 26, 201 Kent Street, Sydney

Arrival 12.15pm, Lunch and Program 12.30pm – 2.30pm


Lunch and Alcoholic Beverages - $40

Lunch and Non-Alcoholic Beverages - $30

Event information:  Click here

Due to current restrictions, limited spaces available.

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