ESR Hughes Award



Inaugurated in 1998, the ESR Hughes Award was created in recognition of the outstanding contributions to surgery by Sir Edward Hughes
Sir Edward (Bill) Hughes CBE was President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) 1975-1978. He was a world-renowned colorectal surgeon. He studied at Melbourne University and went to London to further his studies at St Mark’s Hospital in 1948. On his return to Melbourne he worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He became Censor-inChief in 1972, and set about a major restructure of the College’s teaching programs. He took a leading role in establishing links between RACS and surgeons in South-East Asia. During his term as Censor-in-chief the various specialties which we know today began to emerge. He was the foundation Professor of Surgery at Monash University.
The award is to recognise distinguished contributions to surgery by Fellows of the College and others.
Degree of recognitionNational

Awarded at event

Event title91st Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
LocationAdelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, AustraliaShow on map
Period1 May 2023 → 5 May 2023