On behalf of the President of the St Vincent’s Medical Alumni Mr Michael Henderson and the Committee it is our pleasure to announce the 2023 Historical Address & Cocktail Event will be held on Sunday 4th June 2023.
This year we are pleased to announce our speaker will be Associate Professor Andrew MacIsaac and his topic is: ‘The History of Cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital’
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Forty-six golfers were the beneficiaries of superb weather for this year’s event held at Green Acres Golf Club in Kew East on March 4. These included thirteen junior doctors from the hospital welcomed as honorary guests of the Association.
The Doyle – O’Sullivan perpetual trophy
The individual winner was anaesthetist Dr Simon Jones whose name will now be inscribed on the handsome silver cup donated by Dr Leo Doyle and Dr John O’Sullivan in 1935. Simon won on a count back from last year’s winner, radiologist Dr Nick Gelber.
Nick Gelber, last year’s winner presenting the trophy to Simon Jones, the new champion with the Alumni Golf Day organiser David Olive
The very happy winner, Dr Simon Jones
The team’s event was won by the four of Drs Keck (colo-rectal surgery), Gelber (radiology), Wyss (anaesthesia) and Jones (anaesthesia), the straightest drive by Dr Jeremy Hammond (general physician) and the two nearest the pin prizes by Drs David Olive (anaesthesia) and Justin O’Day (ophthalmology).
Once again our major sponsors were DPM Medical Financial Services and St Vincent’s Pathology with additional support coming from the Senior Medical Staff at St Vincent’s and from Zouki Catering and Clutch and Co Golf Apparel. The DPM door prize was won by RMO Dr Liam O’Bryan.
The convenor of our golf day, Dr David Olive, assisted by Ms Sue Mabilia in our office, received the thanks and praise of all participants as did the helpful and friendly crew at Green Acres Golf Club.
Watch out for the date of next year’s event.
The future of our golf day – junior doctors from St Vincent’s
At the Annual General Meeting of the Association held on Monday, 28 February 2022, Dr Michael Henderson was elected as the new President of the Association, taking over from Dr Kerry Breen who has stepped down after serving almost continuously since 2010. The following members were re-elected to the Committee: Dr Michael Davies (Secretary and Treasurer) and Drs Jill Spargo, David Olive, Jacinta Mogg and Brendan de Morton (general committee members).
Your new President, Michael Henderson, has a long professional and family association with St Vincent’s. He graduated via the St Vincent’s Clinical School in 1977 and trained in general surgery at St Vincent’s, followed by training in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston. He then returned to join the Senior Medical Staff at St Vincent’s in Prof Dick Bennett’s University Department of Surgery. He was head of the Breast Unit at St Vincent’s until 2018 and in 2000 took on a substantive role in Surgical Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Currently he is Professor of Surgery in the University of Melbourne and surgeon in the Melanoma and Skin, Breast and Sarcoma Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. His other roles include medical education and an active research program and at present is the Principal Investigator of an NHMRC funded major international trial of surgery in melanoma.
2021 Annual Golf Day at Greenacres Golf Club
Having had to cancel the 2020 event because of the Covid-19 pandemic, forty members of the Association were happy to gather at Greenacres Golf Club in Kew on Friday 19th of March. The weather was perfect, the course was in great condition and the staff of the Club looked after our group very well. It was especially pleasing to see the participation of eight members of the junior medical staff who are the future of this longstanding event. It was also good to see that more women golfers are joining in.
The individual winner with 38 stableford points was Dr Nick Gelber who will now hold the 80 year old Doyle-O’Sullivan silver cup for the next 12 months. Close second was Dr Oliver Larkins with 37 points.
Our thanks go to the generous sponsorship provided by DPM Financial Services and St Vincent’s Pathology. Thanks also to our other supporters - Zouki Catering and the SVH Senior Medical Staff Association. And congratulations to Dr David Olive for once again organising a very enjoyable event.
This year’s Annual Cocktail Party and Historical Address planned for Sunday, 26 July, 2020 has been postponed to a date to be determined. It may yet be possible to hold the event in 2020 but it is more likely to be scheduled for a date in July next year. The committee is sorry to disappoint members but in view of the uncertainty about the pandemic and its associated regulations, it was deemed wisest to not proceed with the July date.
The 2020 Annual Golf Day was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the first time the event has not been played since World War II. A booking has been made for 2021 at Green Acres Golf Club in Kew for Friday 19 March.