Marc A Gladman PhD MBBS DFFP MRCOG MRCS FRCS (Gen Surg) FRACS Marc is a surgeon scientist and the Chair of the Section of Academic Surgery and Academic Surgery Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is also the Chair of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia and was previously co-convener of the “Developing a Career and Skills in Academic Surgery”. Currently, he serves on the Specialist Education Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council and the PASC of the Medical Services Advisory Committee of the Department of Health. He has also served in advisory roles for the National Health Performance Agency, the Cancer Institute of NSW, Cancer Australia and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. He received his degree in Medicine from King’s College in the UK and was awarded a PhD by the University of London and then went on to complete a NIHR lectureship. He trained in both obstetrics and gynaecology and general surgery in the UK, receiving his Fellowship in 2008. Marc's clinical research spans patient-orientated and population-based themes and he runs an enteric neuroscience laboratory focused at exploring the complex interaction between the intrinsic and extrinsic innervation of the gut and relating aberrations of the enteric and autonomic nervous systems to disturbances in gastrointestinal function leading to bowel problems such as constipation and incontinence. Marc is a passionate and inspirational educator and has authored 10 textbooks, including the highly acclaimed “Examination Surgery: A Guide to Passing the FRACS in General Surgery” and “Clinical Cases and OSCEs in Surgery”, which has won recognition at international book awards. He is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators and the Adelaide Education Academy and previously was the Director of the Medical Program at the University of Adelaide.