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AMA National Conference 2012

The AMA National Conference 2012 – celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Federal AMA – will be held at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, from 25 – 27 May 2012. The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Leading in Medical Care’ and the program will examine the future of the medical profession in Australia, in particular the leadership of the medical profession.

09 May 2012

The AMA National Conference 2012 – celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Federal AMA – will be held at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, from 25 – 27 May 2012.

The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Leading in Medical Care’ and the program will examine the future of the medical profession in Australia, in particular the leadership of the medical profession.

Conference highlights include:

Keynote Address by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham PC KBE, Former Health Minister in the United Kingdom, and Chair of Surgery at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

Official Opening and Address by Professor David Haslam, President, British Medical Association.

Address by the Minister for Health, The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Address by Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon Peter Dutton MP.

Leading for Difference Policy Session with Dr Christine Bennett, Dean of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Sydney; Former Chair, National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission and The Hon Jim McGinty, Chair, Health Workforce Australia.

Global Health on our Doorstep Policy Session with Dr Nick Coatsworth, President, Médecins Sans Frontières, Australia, Associate Professor Christine Phillips, Social Foundations of Medicine, ANU and Benedict David, Principal Sector Specialist, Health.

Health and the Environment Policy Session with Professor Tim Flannery, Chief Climate Commissioner and Professor Rob Adams, Director City Design, City of Melbourne.

For the first time the National Conference is open to all doctors, not just AMA members or invited delegates. For more information go to www.ama.com.au/nationalconference


Published: 09 May 2012