RACP Congress 2017 – Two weeks to go

Date published:
20 Apr 2017

Don’t miss out on this year’s RACP Congress coming up in just two weeks in Melbourne. The program offers something for all members including orations, panel sessions, trainee presentations and, of course, social events where you can catch up with colleagues from across all specialties.

The final session of the event will be a panel session and discussion titled Doctors must do more to change the world – employment, poverty and health. Dr David Beaumont, Lead Fellow for RACP Congress 2018, says the discussion will consider how specialists can move from being experts in disease prevention and disease management to being enablers of health as well.
  


 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.

We will be welcoming a number of high profile speakers including 2017 Australian of the Year Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer and RACP Fellow Professor Brendan Murphy.

Professor Mackay-Sim is an international leader in stem cell research. His dedicated research and international leadership has led to ground breaking advances in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

Professor Triggs will discuss the human rights and moral obligations of physicians in the contemporary political environment. Following her presentation, Professor Triggs will join a panel, facilitated by ABC Medical Reporter, Sophie Scott for a Q&A.

Professor Murphy holds direct responsibility for the Department of Health’s Office of Health Protection, is the Australian Member on the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Governing Committee and represents Australia at the World Health Assembly.

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date: Monday, 8 to Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Registration: Visit www.racpcongress.com.au

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