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AMA National Conference back in the flesh

The annual showpiece of the Federal AMA and the ‘must-attend’ medical conference of the year for Australia’s leading doctors is being staged as a face-to-face event with the option of joining virtually. Running from 29 - 31 July, the hybrid event is CPD accredited and tax deductable. 

The AMA National Conference programme comprises two days of engaging plenary debates and break-out sessions and a third to elect the new AMA leadership which will start a new term from 1st August.  

International top billed speakers include Dr Anthony Fauci, the man who became the trusted face of COVID-19 pandemic control in the United States and Dr Heidi Stensmyren, President of the World Medical Association.  

Leading Australian medical figures who will take part in the conference come from government and the profession and include the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly and Department of Health Secretary, Professor Brendan Murphy. Dr Vijay Roach will represent the Council of Medical Colleges Presidents, Professor Kate Leslie is President of the Australian Medical Council, and Dr Anne Tonkin is Chair of the Medical Board of Australia.  

Together with AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid and other guests, the conference will examine issues facing the Australian medical community, including workforce issues with sessions on the gender gap in medicine, how to reverse the trend of doctors deserting general practice and we ask: “Is it right for Australia to steal healthcare are workers from other countries?”

Along with a mini royal commission into Australia’s COVID-19 response and a discussion on why climate change is the greatest threat to the health of Australians, we’re inviting the new health minister and their opposition counterpart to a “Question Time” session from doctors.

The evolving programme will be updated as speakers are confirmed.  

Register now from the homepage of the conference website.  

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