Rewarding Congress role on offer
02 Nov 2018
Fellows are invited to express an interest in becoming RACP Congress 2020 and 2021 Lead Fellow.
Doctor David Beaumont is the current Lead Fellow and he says anyone interested in applying for the role should not hesitate to do so.
"If you want to be in a position of contributing to our College and making a difference to the practice of medicine, you should definitely consider this role," says Dr Beaumont.
Chairing a committee of interested and engaged RACP Members, who want to contribute to making Congress a success is a big highlight of serving in the position, Dr Beaumont says.
"Our committee meetings are high energy, innovative and exciting. They're definitely not your usual committee meeting.
Dr Beaumont said collaborating with College staff and connecting with members were other key benefits serving as Lead Fellow.
"The College staff made my job so much easier and supported me to make things happen. They're totally committed and passionate about what they do and that makes me feel as though i'm working as part of a team.
"I find the whole experience rewarding but nothing beats connecting with members and delivering a responsive event that meets their professional needs. The pinnacle of this was after RACP Congress 2018 in Sydney, I had members coming up to me saying how much they enjoyed Congress. One said 'this is my first Congress and it surpassed my expectations'."
Dr Beaumont says a desire to be part of the evolving Congress concept and influence it in a positive way, were his main motivation for pursuing the Lead Fellow role.
"My interest was peaked by attending RACP Congress 2016 when Michael Gabbett was the Lead Fellow. I recognised the model of Congress was changing and becoming more interactive and progressive.
"I wanted to be a part of that."
If you are a RACP Fellow who wants to play a leading part in RACP Congress 2020 and 2021, you can find out more about the Lead Fellow role and how to apply on our dedicated web page.