NatCon 2021: Line up of eminent speakers

Eminent national and international figures from the medical profession and the Australian Parliament will be there. Will you?


With health policy under the spotlight globally, and COVID-19 causing national health emergencies across the globe, AMA’s National Conference (NatCon) will examine global responses.

The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP will address NatCon, joining eminent international and national medical speakers convening to discuss health and medical issues in the context of a global pandemic. 

The Prime Minister will speak to the plenary session on day four of the conference, addressing the state of Australia’s health and the latest on the pandemic response including the vaccine rollout.

Other speakers include Commonwealth Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd, Shadow Health Minister, the Hon Mark Butler MP, and President-elect of the World Medical Association, Dr Heidi Stensmyren, who will outline global medical action on climate change.

Representatives from several Australian and New Zealand medical colleges, include Dr Vijay Roach of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, and President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

For the full conference program and to register, visit here.

“At no other time in our living memory has health, as an issue, been centre stage as it is now,” AMA President, Dr Khorshid said.

“At the same time, issues with our hospitals, primary care, aged care and mental health systems are under increasing strain and require urgent and immediate attention. This is the backdrop to the AMA’s National Conference.”

Watch the President’s video here.

Being held virtually to comply with COVID-19 restrictions over three evenings from Wednesday 28 July, and a half-day on Saturday 31 July, the conference and select sessions have been accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Registration is essential to claim CPD. 

Registration and more information about CPD is here.

Related topics