After a tough couple of years for doctors across the globe, the AMA National Conference is a chance to gather in person and share experiences of the pandemic and how it has shaped Australian medicine.
AMA’s Rounds newsletter will be highlight themes and issues over the coming weeks to be explored at the conference and let you know about the exciting line-up of speakers for each session.
The conference’s opening plenary session is: Australian Medicine, building back post pandemic, and will discuss the benefits and downsides of medical practice and training during COVID-19. Telehealth uptake was positive, other changes were problematic.
The session will consider the question: ‘what role did our professional bodies play and how did they adapt?’. We will hear from Australian Medical Council President, Professor Kate Leslie AO and Dr Anne Tonkin of the Medical Board of Australia. The experiences of Australia’s medical colleges will come from Dr Vijay Roach, President of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges.
AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid will then chair a panel of the above speakers and other guests including Dr Hash Abdeen, Chair of the AMA Council of Doctors in training.
Later, there will be breakout sessions run concurrently for smaller groups, allowing more discussion. The first focuses on the health of Indigenous Australians, entitled: How can we close the gap? First nations voice should guide us.
There’s a chance to let down your hair and socialise at the gala dinner on the opening night of the conference. Next week’s newsletter will feature an outline of the conference main session with international guest speaker Dr Anthony Fauci, Chief medical adviser to the US President.
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