RACP Congress 2017 – program update
15 Dec 2016
RACP Congress 2017 will be building on the engaging presentation at Congress 2016 by Sir Henry (Harry) Burns, with a plenary session further exploring the social determinants of health and how doctors can change the world.
President of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM), Dr Peter Connaughton, will be presenting case studies on medical screening, coal workers pneumoconiosis and the value of occupational health. Also on the program is Associate Professor Monique Ryan, Head of the multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Clinic and Neuromuscular Research Unit at The Royal Children's Hospital, presenting on neuromuscular disease in the paediatrics setting.
Ethics will be a focus of the opening Keynote Address by Professor Ross Upshur, Head of the Division of Clinical Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Professor of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Canada.
There will be a further session on ethics where three case studies, two of which focus on end-of-life care will be presented by Associate Professor Brian Le, palliative care physician, medical oncologist and Director of Palliative Care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital along with Dr Linda Sheahan, palliative care medical specialist at the University of Sydney.
The new ‘shared interests’ focus of RACP Congress will bring together the popular clinical and specialty sessions for each Division and Faculty with experts in their field presenting on the ‘big issues’ that are relevant to all specialists including: obesity, disability, cognitive bias and medicinal cannabis.
For more information on our speakers and to view the program visit the RACP Congress 2017 website.