Junior Doctor Conference

Junior doctors and medical students from all over Queensland joined us for this year's Junior Doctor Conference in Cairns.

Committee of Doctors in Training Chair Dr Elise Witter opened our very first carbon neutral Junior Doctor Conference in Cairns this year, before Dr Renee Cremen spoke on behalf of our platinum sponsor, Cairns and Hinterland HHS. Local legend Prof Caroline De Costa spoke about her incredible career championing women's reproductive rights and fiercely advocating for Indigenous health equity. 

Dr Katrina Starmer talked about the world's oldest telehealth service, the Royal Flying Doctors, before both women joined President Dr Nick Yim on a panel about opportunities in medicine. 

Robert Lamb from Hillhouse Legal Partners gave some legal tips before delegates split into groups to find out more about handling the unexpected with Doctors' Health in Queensland, rural generalism with ACRRM and financial futures with Cutcher & Neale. 

After lunch, delegates got hands on with procedural skills sessions with Drs Robert Nayer and John Inderhaug and practical skills sessions about end of life care with Dr Nick Yim and assertiveness with Dr Emma Hodge. Not just CDT Chair but also Sustainability Working Group Chair Dr Elise Witter discussed practising medicine sustainably. 

We were very pleased to present the AMA Queensland Medal of Achievement to Patrick Rosengren (JCU) and the AMA Queensland Memorial Prize to Jack Graham (UQ). 

The delegates spent the afternoon speed dating the specialties before walking to Hemingways Brewery for the social function. 

The Sunday program included breakfast in the park before a trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef to check out the marine life. 

We greatly rely on our partners and sponsors to make this event possible, so a huge thank you to our partners:

A grateful shout out to our sponsors: 

Please note guests will be sent a link in the Junior Doctor Conference wrap up email so they can download their photos. 

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