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Alumni

Cass, Noel Morris

  • CassDate and place of bith

    10th of June 1927, Jardee, Western Australia

    Died

    1 May 2017

    University attended

    The University of Western Australia

    The University of Melbourne

    Academic qualifications

    MBBS, DA, FRANZA, FRCA

    Positions held at The Royal Children's Hospital

    • 1958 - 1987 anaesthetist
    • 1975 - 1987 deputy director of anaethetics
    • 1985 - 1987 member, Board of Research
    • 1985 - 1986 deputy chairman, Division of Specialist Services
    • 1988 - current, honorary consultant anaesthetist

    Clinical interests

    Anaesthesia, clinical pharmacology

    Research

    Research associate at Monash University

    Career achievements

    Establishing a basic science course for anaesthetists.

    Career highlights

    Exhibition in chemistry and physics

    Outside The Royal Children's Hospital

    Medical Defence Association of Victoria

    • Councillor, 1975 - 1999 
    • Honorary secretary, 1989 
    • Vice precedent, 1990 - 1999 
    • Director, Professional Indemnity Insurance Co, Australia, 1990 - 1999

    Visiting professorships

    • Loma Linda University, California, July - August 1968
    • University of Otago, New Zealand, August 1976, July 1982, July 1987
    • University of Malaysia, May - June 1979

    External Examiner

    • University of Singapore, 1977, 1980
    • National University of Malaysia, 1989, 1990 
    • Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 1985 - 1994

    Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Journal

    • Member of editorial committee, 1972 - 2015
    • Coordinator, book reviews, 1993 - 1996
    • Editor, book reviews 1996 - 2015

    Historical societies

    • Hon treasurer, Medical History Society of Victoria, 2001 - 2007
    • Hon treasurer, Australian and New Zealand Society for Medical History, 2003 - 2015
    • President, Medical History Society of Victoria 2007 - 2008

    Probus Association

    Mt Martha Probus Association

    • Chair, Visiting and Entertainment Committee, 2004
    • Vice president 2003
    • President 2006
    • Treasurer 2008 - 2009

    Other

    • Official visitor, Hobart Hospital, December 1979
    • Rank visiting lecturer, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of England, March - April 1982
    • Member of Blood Transfusion Advisory Committee, Australian Red Cross Transfusion Service, 1981 - 1984
    • Member, NH&MRC assessors' panel, 1980 - 2000
    • Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, accreditation surveyor, 1983 - 1989
    • Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Morbidity and Mortality, member 1984 - 1994
    • Consultant coordinator, Anaesthetic and Theatre Services, The Alfred Hospital, 1986 - 1989

    Appointments

    • Lecturer in physiology, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1954 - 1955
    • Peter MacCallum Clinic, Melbourne
      • Research anaesthetic, Hyperbaric Unit, 1959 - 1973
      • Consultant anaesthetist, 1974
    • Chairman, Australian Society of Anaesthetists, Victorian section, 1964
    • Chairman, Australian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Victorian section 1964
    • Travelling fellowship, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, February - May 1963

    Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 

    (now Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists)

    • Member, Victorian Regional Committee, 1959 - 1963
    • Member of Board of Faculty, 1964 - 1976
    • Supervisor of primary courses, Melbourne, 1954 - 1993
    • Chairman of examiners, 1966 - 1968
    • Vice dean, 1967
    • Dean, 1968 - 1970
      • Whilst dean, an official visitor to the following in 1970
        • American Board of Anesthesiology
        • Northwestern University, Chicago
        • University of Chicago
        • Board of Faculty, Royal College of Surgeons of England
        • University of Liverpool
    • Faculty education officer, 1970 - 1974
    • Councillor, Court of Honour, RACS, 1980 - 2015
    • Member, Road Trauma Committee, RACS, 1976 - 1991

    University of Melbourne

    • Research fellow, department of pharmacology, 1953
    • Board of examiners, diploma of anaesthetics, 1956 - 1979
    • Lecturer in Anaesthetics (part-time), department of surgery, 1964 - 1977
    • Standing Committee on Anaesthetics, 1964 - 1979
      • Chairman, 1977 - 1978
    • Alcock Research Fellowship, 1973 - 1975
    • Professorial Association in Anaesthetics 1977 - 1985
    • Senior Associate, department of paediatrics, 1979 - 1987

    Monash University

    • Research associate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Science, 1972 - 1990

    Royal Melbourne Hospital

    • Honorary anaesthetist, 1964 - 1976
    • Perfusionist, Cardiac Bypass Research Unity, 1957 - 1963
    • Member, Board of Research, 1972 - 1975
    • Consultant anaesthetist, 1976

    Honours and awards

    • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists - honorary member 1965
    • Mt Martha Yacht Club - honorary member 1976
    • Abdul Majid Ismail Medal - Malaysia 1978
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - councillor, Court of Honour, 1980 - 2015
    • Royal Children's Hospital - President's Medal 1985
    • Royal Children's Ski Club - honorary member 1990
    • Australian Society of Anaesthetists - Ben Barry Medal 2000
    • Medical Defence Association of Victoria - gold medal 2002
    • Australian and New Zealand Society for Medical History - honorary member 2011
    • Australian Society of Anaesthetists - honorary director 2011