has previously held the portfolios of Chair of the Professional Development and
Standards Board, (which has oversight of the Professional Standards, Fellowship
Services, Professional Development, Research and Academic Surgery and External
Affairs portfolios), Chair of Professional Standards, Chair of Fellowship
Services and Chair of The Post Fellowship Education ad Training Committee. She
was NZ Censor for the College from 2009 – 2016, and prior to that served 9
years on the New Zealand National Board of the College, with 2 years as its
Chair. She is currently an Examiner for the College in Otolaryngology, Head and
Ferguson was invited to become a member the RACS Expert Advisory Group (EAG)
appointed by the College in 2015 to investigate and advise the College on the
issues of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
there an Action Plan has been developed to address the issues over the next few
years. As part of this, Dr Ferguson was involved
in a revision of the College’s Code of Conduct and a review of the College CPD
program, as well as advising on the activities of the Education Board. She
continues to champion the College ‘Lets Operate with Respect’ activities.
Dr Ferguson will present a brief update on RACS activities for the year, and then spend some time discussing the RACS CPD program, in particular some discussion on the Reflective Practice component of the current CPD program, as well as signalling some proposed modifications to the program for the future.