drroberts.com.au

Current Position


Visiting Medical Specialist, General Surgery

Modbury Hospital, Adelaide SA (2009- )

Visiting General Surgeon

Angaston District Hospital, Barossa SA (2009- )

Renmark Paringa Hospital, Riverland SA (2010- )

Private General Surgery Practice

Adelaide SA (2009- )

Publications


A potential autocrine role for vascular endothelial growth factor in prostate cancer.

Cancer Res 2002, 62(3): 854-9

Presentations


‘Preoperative localisation of PTH adenomas by sestamibi and US: a 4 year experience’

Provincial Surgeons of Australia (PSA) Annual Scientific Meeting,

Whyalla SA, Nov 2007 (powerpoint)

‘VEGF and prostate cancer’

Australian Kidney Foundation (AKF) SA State Committee Meeting

Adelaide SA, 9.2.00 (oral)

‘Potential autocrine regulation of prostate tumor growth by VEGF’

Hormones and Cancer 2000 Conference

Port Douglas QLD, 3-7.11.00 (poster)

‘Tumor angiogenesis - current concepts and implications for therapy’

Urological Society of Australia, SA Chapter, Annual Scientific Meeting

Clare SA, 1.11.00 (slides)

‘VEGF and prostate cancer – more than angiogenesis ?’

Urological Society of Australia, SA Chapter, Annual Scientific Meeting

Barossa Valley resort, Rowland Flat SA, 30.10.99 (slides)

‘The human prostate: Pandora’s Box of VEGF activity’

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Meeting, SA Chapter

Paradise Wirrina Cove, Adelaide SA, 7.8.99 (slides)

‘Demonstration of VEGF and its receptors, FLT-1 and KDR, in human prostate cancer’

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress

Auckland NZ, 9-14.5.99 (slides)

abstract published ANZ J Surgery 69, SR8

‘Immunohistochemical demonstration of VEGF and its receptors FLT-1 and KDR in prostate cancer’

Urological Society of Australasia, Annual Scientific Meeting

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide SA, 7-11.3.99 (oral and poster)

‘Demonstration of VEGF and its receptors, FLT-1 and KDR, in human prostate cancer tissues and cell lines’

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Meeting, SA Chapter

Radisson Playford Hotel, Adelaide SA, 4.9.98 (slides)

Teaching

My public appointment includes a teaching responsibility to 4th and 6th year medical students; supervision of interns, junior medical staff and International Medical Graduates; mentoring of surgical trainees (PreSET, SET, AGST) and Fellows.

2009 EMST P910, Instructor, RAH Adelaide SA

SA AGST Short Course, written paper examiner

CCrISP CC171, Instructor, RACS Melbourne VIC

EMST P875, Instructor, FMC Adelaide SA

CCrISP CC160, Instructor Candidate, FMC Adelaide SA

2008 EMST P836, Instructor Candidate, FMC Adelaide SA

2007 AGST Short Course (clinical case coordinator), Modbury Hospital SA

Intern and Student Tutorial Program (coordinator and tutor), Modbury Hospital SA

2004 Basic Surgical Skills (instructor for medical students), Flinders Medical Centre SA

2005 Laparoscopic Skills Course, RCS, Bath UK (faculty)

1996 AMEC Examination (clinical case coordinator, surgery), Lyell McEwin Hospital SA

Audit

External review of public and private caseload:

NBCA National Breast Cancer Audit

BNCCA Bi-National Colorectal Cancer Audit

GEP-NET Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic Neuro-Endocrine-Tumor, SA Database

SAAPM South Australian Audit of Perioperative Mortality

Continuing Professional Development

My CPD activity as a Fellow is prospectively registered with RACS CPD on-line.

RACS Certified Courses

2009 Neurotrauma Workshop, FMC Adelaide SA

SAT SET – Surgical Education and Teaching, RACS Adelaide SA

DMEP - Disaster Management and Early Preparedness Course, Sydney NSW

2008 Preparation for Private Practice, RACS Adelaide SA

Practice Management for Practice Mangers, RACS Adelaide SA

SAT SET - Surgical Education and Teaching, RACS Adelaide SA

Part II Fellowship Examination Course, Victorian BiGS, Melbourne VIC

CCrISP CC151, Instructor Candidate Course, RACS Melbourne VIC

2007 EMST, Instructor Candidate Course, RACS Melbourne VIC

Surgical Teachers Course, Adelaide SA

DSTC - Definitive Surgery in Trauma Course, Liverpool Sydney NSW

DSTC Military Module, Sydney NSW

2004 EMST - Early Management of Severe Trauma, provider course, RDH Darwin NT

CLEAR - Critical Literature Evaluation and Research, Sydney NSW

Statistics for Surgeons, RACS Melbourne VIC

Technical Skills Workshops

2009 Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Course (J&J), Mater Hospital, Brisbane QLD

Sydney Colorectal Surgical Course (J&J), Concord Hospital, Sydney NSW

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Course (J&J), TQEH and LMHS, Adelaide SA

2008 Techniques in Herniorrhaphy UHS Workshop (J&J), Noarlunga Hospital SA

Basic Course in Laparascopic Adjustable Gastric Banding,

Monash University CORE, Melb VIC

2007 Vascular Anastomosis, TQEH Adelaide

2006 Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Hernia Course, IMVS Adelaide (Tyco)

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Course, TQEH Adelaide (Tyco, demonstrator)

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Course, TQEH Adelaide (J&J, demonstrator)

2004 Advanced Open Stapling Skills Course, Adelaide (Tyco)

Advanced Laparoscopic Training Workshop, Adelaide (J&J)

Vascular Workshop, Adelaide

Meetings

2010 18th Seminars in Operative Surgery: What’s New in GI Surgery ?, Adelaide SA

Austrauma, Sydney NSW

2009 Austrauma, Sydney NSW

Biennial Breast Cancer Update, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne VIC

17th Seminars in Operative Surgery: Bombs, Blast and Burns, Adelaide SA

RACS ASC, Brisbane QLD

2008 COSA-IACR Joint Scientific Meeting, Sydney NSW

ANZGOSA D2 Gastrectomy Workshop and Annual Meeting, Sydney NSW

CSSANZ Colorectal Surgical Meeting, Sydney NSW

FMC Surgical and Specialty Services Division

6th Annual Convocation, Victor Harbor SA

RACS SA ASM, National Wine Centre, Adelaide SA

SWAN XVI Trauma Conference, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney NSW

Australian Endocrine Society (AES) Postgraduate Endocrine Course, Sydney NSW

TREAT Workcover SA Education Seminar, Adelaide SA

2007 15th Seminars in Operative Surgery: How I do it – Colorectal Surgery, Adelaide SA

RACS ASC, Christchuch NZ

Annual Course in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Melbourne Vic

Australian Endocrine Society (AES) Postgraduate Endocrine Course,

Hunter Valley NSW

SWAN XV Trauma Conference, Liverpool NSW

Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia (CSSA) Summer Meeting, Victor Harbor SA

Provincial Surgeons of Australia (PSA) ASM, Whyalla SA

2005 Tripartite Colorectal Conference, Dublin Ireland

2000 Australian Kidney Foundation (AKF) SA State Committee Meeting, Adelaide SA

Hormones and Cancer 2000 Conference, Port Douglas QLD

Urological Society of Australia SA Chapter ASM, Clare SA

1999 The initiation and progression of cancer, Peter Mac Symposium, Melbourne Vic

RACS ASC, Auckland NZ

RACS SA ASM, Paradise Wirrina Cove SA

Urological Society of Australasia ASM, Adelaide SA

Urological Society of Australasia SA Chapter ASM, Barossa Valley SA

RACS SA ASM, Adelaide SA

1998 RACS ASC, Sydney NSW