VIC Chair's Report
Welcome to 2018 – I hope the Christmas and New Year period allowed you time to take a break and you have started this year feeling refreshed and relaxed.
2018 will be a busy year. The Victorian State election is scheduled for November and this provides Victorian Fellows with a unique opportunity to advocate for the key issues and actions we believe are necessary to ensure safe, effective and accessible surgical care in Victoria.
Regional Committee elections will take place in the coming months and I encourage every Fellow to consider nominating, regardless of whether you have you just achieved your fellowship or are more established in your career. The more diverse the Regional Committee is the better able we are to represent and advocate for Victorian Fellows.
Work continues on the Building Respect program across the College – I remind everyone that has not yet completed the online module that it is a mandatory CPD requirement for 2017 and you should make it a priority to finalise as soon as possible.
Most of all I’d like to ask all of you to make a commitment to engage with the College more in 2018 – this might mean coming to more events, having your say on key issues or joining a committee. Whatever it is you choose to do it will make your relationship with the College more rewarding and ensure the College is better able to reflect what is important to you.