MAY 23, 2017 MSC Meeting

In commemoration of the ANZAC Day celebration there will be no April meeting for the Council. The next monthly meeting will be on the 23rd May 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Kerry Goulston Room, Level 5 Kolling Building at the RNSH.

Dr Rodger Bartrop

We are saddened to inform members of the Medical Staff Council of Roger Bartrop’s death. He had been a passionate member of our ranks for over thirty years. Ralf Ilchef has written a beautiful summary of Roger’s wonderful life, which we include below:

Professor Roger Bartrop, who died on Friday 3rd February after a short illness, was a psychiatrist, academic and teacher who worked and taught at Royal North Shore Hospital for more than  30 years.

Roger graduated from the University of Sydney in 1963. After considering a career in surgery, he underwent paediatric training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children Camperdown. He passed his Physicians’ exam at Prince Henry Hospital, then did his postgraduate training at The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. While in London he met Suzanne, a “witty, fierce and gifted Swiss nurse”, as he memorably described her. Roger remained devoted to Sue, their children Clare and Philip and their families for the rest of his life.

While at Great Ormond Street, two psychoanalysts helped him to understand a troubled coeliac patient’s snake dreams, leading to a shift in professional direction. Returning to Australia, he completed a study on the physiology of bereavement with Leslie Kiloh and Ron Penny, culminating in a seminal and much-cited article in the Lancet in 1977 demonstrating depressed lymphocyte function in recently bereaved patients.

In 1978 he commenced work at Royal North Shore Hospital, serving for more than 30 years before stepping down in 2009. Rather than choose retirement, he went on to become the Foundation Professor of Mental Health at Western Sydney University Blacktown Clinical School. His colleague Professor Phillipa Hay noted that he made an enormous contribution to the WSU School of Medicine, and is remembered very fondly as a “true gentleman”, with an extraordinary work ethic, a marvellous mentor and highly engaging teacher with a sense of fun who will be much missed.

Roger taught several generations of medical students, psychiatry registrars and mental health staff at Royal North Shore with patience and kindness while modelling unfailing compassion for his patients and their families.

We extend our deep sympathy to Sue, Clare, Philip and their families.

SVCC 2016


Dear All,

Sydney Vital is proud to host its annual scientific conference  on Wednesday 23rd November. The conference will showcase the current progress in cancer research to which so many of you directly and indirectly contribute. You are cordially invited to attend the conference or parts of it. The programme consists of the following three major events.


Venue: Kolling, Norman Nock 1&2


Part 1

12.30-13.30  Keynote scientific lecture by world renowned genomics researcher Professor Sean Grimmond

Part 2

13.30-16.00  Presentations on current cancer research projects by 20 recipients of Sydney Vital scholarship grants

Part 3

17.30-1900  Keynote lecture for a lay audience by Professor Sean Grimmond followed by a community and patient Q&A forum




October Medical Staff Council Meeting




The next monthly Medical Staff Council Meeting will be on 24th October 2016 at 5:00 pm. Venue:Medical Lounge, Vanderfield building.If you have items from your department that you would like to include in the agenda feel free to  contact me 02 9463 2239 (Vilma Ongsitco).



RNSH 2016 Medical Ball


There are 3 ways to buy tickets:

  1. Online- visit to pay securely via paypal or credit card

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  1. Cash at the JMSU office
  2. Cheque at the JMSU office

Table preferences (tables of 10) and dietary requirements can be sent to no later than 29th October.

JMSU office is located on the 3rd level RNSH  foyer near the post office (alley)

Junior Medical Staff Unit
ASB Royal North Shore Hospital, Level 3, Clinical Administration 3C, Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065 : Tel 02 9463 1281