Fiji was the first country which RAB visited in 2010, conducting a 3 day education program for the local medical staff in Suva.

RAB was met with so much enthusiasm – it has now just completed is 7th lecture series in Fiji!

The lectures are designed to meet the clinical needs of the local doctors, and enhance their radiological problem solving skills to improve patient outcomes. RAB has witnessed an evolutional change in the complexity of the lectures they have provided over the past 6 years.

RAB also tries to give a glimpse into the future, introducing techniques which are standard in the western world, such as MRI.

Fiji was also used as the first nation to participate in RABs online education program.

This has proved a huge success, now currently active in 6 countries. Fiji has only 3 Radiologists, 2 CT scanners and 1 MRI machine to service nearly 1 million people. There is no such thing as weekends off for the doctors – they are virtually on call 365 days per year.

Lecture Series 6 -

Author:

Dr John Pereira

Attendees:

  • Dr John Pereira
  • Dr Luke Baker
  • Dr Parveen Sidhu
  • Dr Glenn McNally

The 2015 Fiji lecture series was conducted over two days in Nov. Three radiologists and one Ob/Gyn attended, John Pereira, Luke Baker, Parveen Sidhu and Glenn McNally.

The first day consisted of a series of formal lectures encompassing, paediatric film interpretation, radiation dose exposure and minimisation, Breast Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, and First trimester and acute obstetric...

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Lecture Series 5 -

Author:

Dr Patrick Luckey

Attendees:

  • Dr Suresh de Silva
  • Dr Michael Curley
  • Dr Patrick Luckey

This year’s Fiji lecture series 5 were held from 27/ to 29/12 in Suva, Fiji’s capital. The event was hosted by Dr Paula Bavou, head radiologist of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital Suva and head of Radiology in Fiji. This year’s lecturers were held in facilities of the Medical School of the Fiji National University and conducted by Suresh de Silva, Michael Curley and Patrick Luckey. For Suresh and Patrick this was the...

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Lecture Series 4: -

Tutorial

Author:

Dr Jim Mullany

Attendees:

  • Dr Jim Mullany (Ballarat, Victoria)
  • Dr Peter Staub (New Zealand)
  • Dr Greg Briggs (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • Dr Roger Bain (Gold Coast, Queensland)

Four keen eminent Radiologists undertook the fourth lecture series in Fiji, based at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

Over the three days each Radiologist in turn delivered a morning lecture, followed by five tutorials spread over the day. The audience was mixed though principally comprised of 9 Radiology Registrars with a few Surgical and Emergency Medicine Trainees.

The lectures were all...

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Lecture Series 3: -

The lecture room

Author:

Dr Suresh de Silva

Attendees:

  • Dr Suresh de Silva (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • Dr Patrick Luckey (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • Dr Jim Mullany (Ballarat, Victoria)

This year’s Fiji lecture series was scheduled for 23-25 November. For the first time,because of time constraints with our annual leave, our visit was going to be short but intensive. As we did not want to reduce our time with the Fijian Registrars, compared to previous years, a change of venue was required from the capital Suva to Fiji’s second largest city, Lautoka after discussion with Dr Paula Nakabea and Dr...

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Lecture Series 2: -

Outside the operating theatre

Author:

Dr Suresh de Silva

Attendees:

  • Dr Suresh de Silva (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • Dr Patrick Luckey (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • Dr Simon Ussher (Melbourne, Victoria / New Zealand)

Encouraged by the successes of our initial Lecture Series in 2010 and with the support of our Fijian colleagues, the RAB team embarked on the second Lecture Series in November 2010.

Over the course of three days, the RAB team delivered twelve lectures and nine interactive tutorials, which included customised presentations for the Specialists at the Hospital with film review sessions.

One session...

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Lecture Series 1: -

Entrance of the hospital

Author:

Dr Patrick Luckey

Attendees:

  • Dr Patrick Luckey
  • Dr Suresh de Silva

Since arriving in Australia in 2005 from Germany, I had planned to do some pro bono work in Australia or the South Pacific. However, being busy with starting a family, work and passing the part 2 radiology exam, it was only last year that I found some time to discuss this idea with my friend and colleague Suresh de Silva, an experienced Australian trained interventional/diagnostic radiologist.

In 2000, I had...

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