Waves


Wave One


***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, physically and mentally challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges to small teams of students, equipping them to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar, low-resource situations.

Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** Many GHC attendees envision themselves as one day assuming the noble mantle of “global health volunteer”, but how does this experience play out in day-to-day life? This breakout is designed to facilitate story-time, where presenters transport delegates into their respective global health field, whether that involves mental health advocacy for doctors or volunteers, recovering from vicarious trauma, or unique projects developed in remote or overseas locations. The aim of these breakouts is to explore emotionally engaging stories that leave delegates feeling inspired to plough their own way through the field.

A Conversation in Vicarious Trauma

Speaker: Laura Latina

Working in healthcare can weigh heavy on the heart, whether we're on the frontlines or not. The absorbed trauma of empathetic engagement with patients or survivors is a serious yet often underestimated problem. Join Laura, an MSF midwife, as she explores stories of vicarious trauma and how we can best protect ourselves from it.

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A Numbers Game

Speaker: James Harrison

Drawing upon the collective wisdom of a global movement that tries to unite empathy with rationality, join James in an exploration of concepts from psychology, philosophy and health economics. You'll examine what it means to do good, and consider how we might do it *better*.

*** BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** What does the future of global health look like? This breakout attempts to provide an answer, whether by looking at the impact of future technologies on global health, how the future looks for disenfranchised women, the impending environmental crisis, or wars, natural disasters and pandemics brewing around the corner. The aim of this breakout is to engage attendees with thought-provoking anecdotes and hypotheticals, as well as equip them with information about the world they will inherit as future doctors.

Operating on the World

Speaker: Dr Liz McLeod

Ever wondered what global surgery looks like? Dr Helena Franco will show you how, as a medical student and junior doctor, you can contribute to surgery in global health and Dr Liz McLeod will take you on a journey through her extensive experience in global health as a surgeon.

***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** Every day, we scroll past another global tragedy and passively accept images of heroic medics amongst the ruins as expected set pieces. But, in reality, what is it like to work as a doctor in the midst or aftermath of danger? This breakout looks at the medical situations in current or recent red zones around the world, whether that be the Israel-Palestine conflict, terrorist attacks, rural or remote emergencies, the Ebola crisis, or natural disasters such as Cyclone Idai. The aim is to provide attendees with an emotionally resonant insight into a global health emergency, and educate them as to the role they may one day play in addressing it.

A Gynae in Gaza

It's not often you have chance to hear from a doctor who has worked on so many frontlines. From an eye-hospital in Gaza to military medicine in Iraq and Afghanistan, Colonel (Dr.) Michael Campion is a man with experience. Come ready to be confronted, inspired, and ready for an incredible story of war and humanity.

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The Amputation Station

Speaker: Darrel Sparke

“It’s only a toe.” But to a dancer, it could make the difference in their career. Often hidden, but a disability nonetheless: patients with an amputation face huge stigma and an even huger impact on their former life, one that is unimaginable for what is seemingly a “simple” loss of a limb. Here, with a para taekwondo coach and amputee of over 40 years, gain an insight on the complex difficulties they go through, how to address them in the way best suited for them. Learn the true impact it has on a person, physically, emotionally and psychologically, how to give them better support, and learn what to say without breaking the relationship.



Wave Two


***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, physically and mentally challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges to small teams of students, equipping them to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar, low-resource situations.

Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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It Ain’t Easy Being Green

By AMSA Code Green


Speakers: Dr Mark Diesendorf, Cr Jess Miller, Alice Eggleston

Meatless Mondays, keep cups, bamboo toothbrushes...you think you've heard about all tings green. But Code Green has assembled an expert panel to open your eyes on how Australia and the world are tackling climate change on planetary scales. Time travel with an environmental scientist, politician, and green-warrior health professional to find out what sustainability really looks like in the real world.

***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** Many GHC attendees envision themselves as one day assuming the noble mantle of “global health volunteer”, but how does this experience play out in day-to-day life? This breakout is designed to facilitate story-time, where presenters transport delegates into their respective global health field, whether that involves mental health advocacy for doctors or volunteers, recovering from vicarious trauma, or unique projects developed in remote or overseas locations. The aim of these breakouts is to explore emotionally engaging stories that leave delegates feeling inspired to plough their own way through the field.

Médecins Sans Facilities

Speaker: Dr Lisa Umphrey

Not all hospitals are created equal when it comes to global healthcare. How does the allocation of resources, medical technologies and techniques of medical practice differ in developing countries? Join Dr. Lisa Umphrey, paediatrician and medical advisor to MSF, as she recounts her eye-opening experiences working overseas.

***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** Every day, we scroll past another global tragedy and passively accept images of heroic medics amongst the ruins as expected set pieces. But, in reality, what is it like to work as a doctor in the midst or aftermath of danger? This breakout looks at the medical situations in current or recent red zones around the world, whether that be the Israel-Palestine conflict, terrorist attacks, rural or remote emergencies, the Ebola crisis, or natural disasters such as Cyclone Idai. The aim is to provide attendees with an emotionally resonant insight into a global health emergency, and educate them as to the role they may one day play in addressing it.

Heartbreak in the Himalayas

Speaker: Sr Ray Hodgson

Dr Ray Hodgson has been providing volunteer medical work for the past 20 years in India, remote Thailand and now in Nepal. 10 years ago, he recognised the appalling state of women’s health in Nepal and is currently building a Mother’s and Babies Hospital in east Nepal. This session explores his and his teams stories and adventures as told in his recently published book of the same name.

*** BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** What does the future of global health look like? This breakout attempts to provide an answer, whether by looking at the impact of future technologies on global health, how the future looks for disenfranchised women, the impending environmental crisis, or wars, natural disasters and pandemics brewing around the corner. The aim of this breakout is to engage attendees with thought-provoking anecdotes and hypotheticals, as well as equip them with information about the world they will inherit as future doctors.

HIV: A Future Fossil

Speaker: Dr Nishani Nithianandan

Possible Dreams International is a non-profit organisation which partners with rural and remote communities in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) and Southern Africa to empower families and individuals living with extreme poverty, malnutrition and endemic disease, such as HIV. Join Dr Nishani Nithianandan as she discusses her organisation's work, past projects and future directions in helping individuals suffering from HIV.

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Please Explain

Speaker: Tamana Daqiq

Though we may not realise it, many of us have very little knowledge about the muslim community beyond what the media has told us. How can we properly assess patients from this growing and incredibly diverse community without, for example, implying stereotypes on hijabis or further alienating disconnected youths? Join Tamana as she shares affecting stories of the minority experience, her own and her clients', and how as doctors we can help to understand and not just tolerate.


Wave Three


***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** Many GHC attendees envision themselves as one day assuming the noble mantle of “global health volunteer”, but how does this experience play out in day-to-day life? This breakout is designed to facilitate story-time, where presenters transport delegates into their respective global health field, whether that involves mental health advocacy for doctors or volunteers, recovering from vicarious trauma, or unique projects developed in remote or overseas locations. The aim of these breakouts is to explore emotionally engaging stories that leave delegates feeling inspired to plough their own way through the field.

Global Health: A Full Contact Sport

Speaker: Dr Buddhima Lokuge

Working in global health can be notoriously difficult for clinicians on the ground. How do you choose missions, manage the stresses of the job and stay in touch with your loved ones? Join Dr Buddhima Lokuge as he speaks about working in global health and the ways he has managed the pressures of working in this environment and avoided burnout.

***BREAKOUT THEME REVEAL*** In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, physically and mentally challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges to small teams of students, equipping them to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar, low-resource situations.

Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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United Nations: Global Prophecies

Speaker: Joshua Karras

With three master’s degrees in International Public Health, Infectious Disease Control and Health management, Joshua will give delegates insight into future global health trends and the plethora of communicable and non-communicable diseases that the world is likely to experience in the next hundred years, as well as what the United Nations is doing in preparation for these near certainties.

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Turning People Green

Speaker: Dr Kim Loo

The thought of taking action to mitigate the global health disaster of climate change can be overwhelming. What are effective climate action strategies, and what could you most engage with personally? Starting with the efforts made in your own home, to your involvement with climate action groups and further political lobbying, Dr Kim Loo will take you along her personal journey to becoming a climate action superhero and how you can become one too!

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Butterflies About Babies

Speaker: Dr Vijay Roach

Perinatal anxiety and depression are not conditions that discriminate and can affect any pregnant woman with profound implications. As future doctors, mental healthcare in pregnancy is our responsibility and we need to be comfortable asking about it. Dr Vijay Roach is here to teach you how.

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Outback Rescue

Speaker: Dr Ken Harrison

All of us dream of being the hero, it is at least a little bit of why we are doctors. Once you leave the big smoke and head out into the bush, it seems much more likely to happen. Dr. Harrison had the privilege of intermittently living this “hero” doctor stuff since 1988 in many different ways and will share some of his stories.

As doctors we are not really heroes, (except in our mother’s eyes), nor are we miracle workers who heal vast numbers of the sick, in fact we don’t achieve much at all on our own. But what we can do is actually care for those who need us, as most people are pretty vulnerable when their path crosses ours.



Wave four


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Hope with Hamlin

Speaker: Dr Alison Morgan

Everyone has heard of the global health legends, Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin. We are joined by none other than Catherine's niece today! She will discuss the Hamlin Foundation's work and their goal to eradicate obstetric fistula first in Ethiopia and now globally. How do you maintain a successful global health program for 60 years? What are the characteristics that define ethical health initiatives and how do you overcome political instability to become a global exemplar of a quality women’s health program?

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Bare Necessities

Speakers: Dr Megan Cox, Dr Trung Ton

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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Disaster Medicine: Expect the Unexpected

Speaker: A/Prof David Heslop

The face of disaster is changing. How societies plan, prepare and act following major incidents is a key question confronting the highest decision makers in all countries. New and frighteningly destructive chemical, biological and radiological terrorism and warfare agents threaten us. What will your role, as a valued medical personnel, be in the response to major disaster?

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bioethicist to activist

Speaker: Prof Wendy Rogers

The tensions between activism and academia are high, and figuring out where you can make the most difference is tricky. Professor Wendy Rogers will take you on her journey from academic expert on the ethics of organ donation to activist against forced organ harvesting in China, and discuss how to find appropriate support and be realistic in one’s goals.

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Butterflies About Babies

Speaker: Dr Vijay Roach

Perinatal anxiety and depression are not conditions that discriminate and can affect any pregnant woman with profound implications. As future doctors, mental healthcare in pregnancy is our responsibility and we need to be comfortable asking about it. Dr Vijay Roach is here to teach you how.

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Destiny of the Diaspora

Speakers: A/Prof Hasantha Gunasekera and Alanna Maycock

Have you ever wondered what the future of refugee health might look like? Come and join Alanna and A/Prof Gunasekera as they take you into the future, and explore the world of refugee migration in the years to come.


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All in Favour

Speaker: Mark Chenery

With so many global crisis, and seemingly never enough being done, we sometimes wonder why it feels like no one cares. But they do. The trick is to tap into what they care about. Whether it’s a persuasive message to a friend or colleague, or a letter to your MP, you’ll learn how to better craft promotions, campaigns, events etc for your own societies and organisations, and use these values to move people to action!

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ReD Yellow Black

Speakers: Jacqualine Stewart, Marlene Lauw

The health of our Indigenous Australians is an area many medical students find themselves passionate about. But, many also find it difficult to navigate the intricacies around Indigenous health in order to be the most culturally sensitive and respectful medical advocates. Join our two experts in the training of future doctors, Marlene and Jacqualine, to explore all of the unspoken taboos around Indigenous health!

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Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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Bioethicist to activist

Speaker: Prof Wendy Rogers

The tensions between activism and academia are high, and figuring out where you can make the most difference is tricky. Professor Wendy Rogers will take you on her journey from academic expert on the ethics of organ donation to activist against forced organ harvesting in China, and discuss how to find appropriate support and be realistic in one’s goals.

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Hospitals: A Cure for Waste

Speakers: A/Prof Peter Sainsbury, Dr Kate Charlesworth, Dr Kim Loo, Megan Shaw

Anyone who has worked in a hospital knows the massive amounts of waste involved - gloves, masks, unnecessary prescriptions, the list goes on. Today's panel share between them decades worth of experience in advocating and implementing programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australian healthcare organisations. Join them as they discuss their motivations, methods and outcomes in greening hospitals.

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Outback Rescue

Speaker: Dr Ken Harrison

All of us dream of being the hero, it is at least a little bit of why we are doctors. Once you leave the big smoke and head out into the bush, it seems much more likely to happen. Dr. Harrison had the privilege of intermittently living this “hero” doctor stuff since 1988 in many different ways and will share some of his stories. As doctors we are not really heroes, (except in our mother’s eyes), nor are we miracle workers who heal vast numbers of the sick, in fact we don’t achieve much at all on our own. But what we can do is actually care for those who need us, as most people are pretty vulnerable when their path crosses ours.


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Hope with Hamlin

Speaker: Dr Alison Morgan

Everyone has heard of the global health legends, Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin. We are joined by none other than Catherine's niece today! She will discuss the Hamlin Foundation's work and their goal to eradicate obstetric fistula first in Ethiopia and now globally. How do you maintain a successful global health program for 60 years? What are the characteristics that define ethical health initiatives and how do you overcome political instability to become a global exemplar of a quality women’s health program?

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All in Favour

Speaker: Mark Chenery

With so many global crisis, and seemingly never enough being done, we sometimes wonder why it feels like no one cares. But they do. The trick is to tap into what they care about. Whether it’s a persuasive message to a friend or colleague, or a letter to your MP, you’ll learn how to better craft promotions, campaigns, events etc for your own societies and organisations, and use these values to move people to action!

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Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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Heartbreak in the Himalayas

Speaker: A/Prof Ray Hodgson

Dr Ray Hodgson has been providing volunteer medical work for the past 20 years in India, remote Thailand and now in Nepal. 10 years ago, he recognised the appalling state of women’s health in Nepal and is currently building a Mother’s and Babies Hospital in east Nepal. This session explores his and his teams stories and adventures as told in his recently published book of the same name.

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Rights, Reactions & Refugees

Speakers: A/Prof David Heslop, Mark Isaacs

Sometimes it seems like Australia's maltreatment of asylum seekers and refugees will never end. Tune into this unmissable father-son panel with renowned author Mark Isaacs, paediatrician Professor David Isaacs, and a refugee guest speaker as they discuss the triumphs and defeats of advocacy, with a reflection upon the current situation.

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Wearing My Heart on My Steth

Speakers: Dr Michael Bonning, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC  

Too many doctors of medical students have lost a friend or colleague to suicide. Despite help being available, medical professionals continue to suffer in the dark due to a culture perpetuating stigma and discrimination. Join Drs. Bonning and Haikerwal as they discuss the importance of embracing our own vulnerability in medicine and explore various techniques and mechanisms to cope with the stressors of the medical field.


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Red Yellow Black

Speakers: Jacqualine Stewart, Marlene Lauw

The health of our Indigenous Australians is an area many medical students find themselves passionate about. But, many also find it difficult to navigate the intricacies around Indigenous health in order to be the most culturally sensitive and respectful medical advocates. Join our two experts in the training of future doctors, Marlene and Jacqualine, to explore all of the unspoken taboos around Indigenous health!

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It Ain’t Easy Being Green

By AMSA Code Green


Speakers: Alice Eggleston, Cr Jess Miller, Dr Mark Diesendorf

Meatless Mondays, keep cups, bamboo toothbrushes...you think you've heard about all tings green. But Code Green has assembled an expert panel to open your eyes on how Australia and the world are tackling climate change on planetary scales. Time travel with an environmental scientist, politician, and green-warrior health professional to find out what sustainability really looks like in the real world.

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United Nations: Global Prophecies

Speaker: Joshua Karras

With three master’s degrees in International Public Health, Infectious Disease Control and Health management, Joshua will give delegates insight into future global health trends and the plethora of communicable and non-communicable diseases that the world is likely to experience in the next hundred years, as well as what the United Nations is doing in preparation for these near certainties.

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Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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A Gynae in Gaza

Speaker: Colonel (Dr) Michael Campion

It's not often you have chance to hear from a doctor who has worked on so many frontlines. From an eye-hospital in Gaza to military medicine in Iraq and Afghanistan, Colonel (Dr.) Michael Campion is a man with experience. Come ready to be confronted, inspired, and ready for an incredible story of war and humanity.

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Wearing My Heart on My Steth

Speakers: Dr Michael Bonning, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC  

Too many doctors of medical students have lost a friend or colleague to suicide. Despite help being available, medical professionals continue to suffer in the dark due to a culture perpetuating stigma and discrimination. Join Drs. Bonning and Haikerwal as they discuss the importance of embracing our own vulnerability in medicine and explore various techniques and mechanisms to cope with the stressors of the medical field.


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Global Health: A Full Contact Sport

Speaker: Dr Buddhima Lokuge

Working in global health is notoriously difficult for clinicians on the ground. How do you choose missions, manage the stresses of the job and stay in touch with your loved ones? Join Dr Buddhima Lokuge as he speaks about working in global health and the ways he has managed the pressures of working in this environment and avoided burnout.

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Hep B Free

Speakers: A/Prof Alice Lee, Carrie Lee

Hepatitis B affects almost 300 million people worldwide, causing about 900,000 deaths annually. Join the brilliant mother-daughter duo, Carrie and A/Prof Alice Lee from Hepatitis B Free, for this interactive workshop on working with and educating developing communities in improving their health when options are limited.

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A How-to Guide: Assessing Refugee Health

By AMSA Crossing Borders


Speaker: Dr Mitchell Smith

A refugee walks into your clinic or ward and you're asked to do a health review - where do you start, where do you stop, what questions should you be asking? This challenging, role-play activity session will introduce you to the Refugee Health Assessment Tool, with a special opening presentation from Dr. Mitchell Smith, Director of the NSW Refugee Health Service.

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Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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Tech MD

Speakers: Dr Jaffly Chen, Dr John Lambert, Dr Vijay Paul

They did surgery on a grape! Whether it’s improving the sharing of information between patients and doctors or assisting in high-risk surgeries, it’s no surprise that technology is taking the healthcare industry by storm. But what really is health-tech and why does it matter to doctors? Come to this panel discussion to find out the future of technology within healthcare and what we can do as students to get more involved.

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Greening Your Life: A DIY Workshop

Speaker: Anita Vandyke

Ever wanted to make your life more eco-friendly but not sure where to start? Anita Vandyke author of ‘A zero waste life: in thirty days’ will run through some basic DIYs to get you started. Things such as:
- how to put together a zero waste kit
- how to make your own zero waste beauty products
- how to make your own DIY cleaning products


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Hep B Free

Speakers: A/Prof Alice Lee, Carrie Lee

Hepatitis B affects almost 300 million people worldwide, causing about 900,000 deaths annually. Join the brilliant mother-daughter duo, Carrie and A/Prof Alice Lee from Hepatitis B Free, for this interactive workshop on working with and educating developing communities in improving their health when options are limited.

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Red Yellow Black

Speakers: Jacqualine Stewart, Marlene Lauw

The health of our Indigenous Australians is an area many medical students find themselves passionate about. But, many also find it difficult to navigate the intricacies around Indigenous health in order to be the most culturally sensitive and respectful medical advocates. Join our two experts in the training of future doctors, Marlene and Jacqualine, to explore all of the unspoken taboos around Indigenous health!

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Médecins Sans Facilities

Speaker: Dr Lisa Umphrey

Not all hospitals are created equal when it comes to global healthcare. How does the allocation of resources, medical technologies and techniques of medical practice differ in developing countries? Join Dr. Lisa Umphrey, paediatrician and medical advisor to MSF, as she recounts her eye-opening experiences working overseas.

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Show Me the Money

By AMSA Healthy Communities


Speakers: Dr Alice Fabbri, Dr Heleen Roex-Haitjema, Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM

Is money truly the root of all food evil? Join us with a diverse panel to discuss what we currently know about some of the biggest commercial influences of health, what is being done about it and what you need to know as a medical student and future practitioner.

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Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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Womb and Gloom

By AMSA Reproductive Rights


Speakers: A/Prof Deborah Bateson, A/Prof Kirsten Black

Been watching Handmaid's tale? Been shocked by coverage of recent abortion law changes in the States? Or heartened by recent changes to abortion laws in QLD and NSW? Join AMSA Sexual and Reproductive Health for a panel on the future of reproductive rights, including access to abortion and promising long-acting contraception, hosted to two Australian experts in sexual and reproductive health. Through their experience on home soil and abroad they will paint a picture of what lies ahead and question whether the forecast really is all womb and gloom.


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Free to Feed: A Cooking Demo

By AMSA Healthy Communities


Speakers: Daniel Bolotin, Loretta Bolotin, Shahid Burney

The way to the heart is through the stomach. Loretta and Daniel Bolotin founded Free to Feed on this premise. Employing refugees and asylum seekers, the restaurant helps them to find meaningful employment opportunities and break the stifling sense of social isolation often faced by new arrivals. Join them and Shahid, staff-member, for stories and a cooking show!

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A Conversation in Vicarious Trauma

Speaker: Laura Latina

Working in healthcare can weigh heavy on the heart, whether we're on the frontlines or not. The absorbed trauma of empathetic engagement with patients or survivors is a serious yet often underestimated problem. Join Laura, an MSF midwife, as she explores stories of vicarious trauma and how we can best protect ourselves from it.

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Women’s Business

Speaker: Brittany Jasper

Around half the human population menstruates - why is it still a taboo? Why do girls have to miss school on their period? And why aren’t we talking about it? When girls can manage their periods and hence stay in school, it can transform entire societies. Menstruation matters to all genders worldwide, it’s time to be period positive. Brittany Jasper, a self-proclaimed menstrual activist will show you why education about menstruation changes everything - and what you can do to improve the health of women and girls, right here in Australia!

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Tech MD

Speakers: Dr John Lambert, Hugo Rourke, Dr Nishanth Krishnananthan

They did surgery on a grape! Whether it’s improving the sharing of information between patients and doctors or assisting in high-risk surgeries, it’s no surprise that technology is taking the healthcare industry by storm. But what really is health-tech and why does it matter to doctors? Come to this panel discussion to find out the future of technology within healthcare and what we can do as students to get more involved.

Also, find out more about the UNSW Health Data Program from our sponsor!

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Bare Necessities

In remote medical environments overseas, simple things we take for granted in metropolitan hospitals, like a functioning x-ray or a syringe, may be nowhere in sight. This breakout will throw students into simulated medical scenarios, challenging them to treat patients with limited medical resources, while also considering the cultural sensitivity required when responding to medical scenarios as an outsider. The aim is to provide hands-on, exciting, time-pressured challenges - including remote obstetric and first-aid emergencies - equipping students to think laterally and empathetically in unfamiliar situations.

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Hospitals: A Cure for Waste

Speakers: A/Prof Peter Sainsbury, Dr Kate Charlesworth, Dr Kim Loo, Megan Shaw

Anyone who has worked in a hospital knows the massive amounts of waste involved - gloves, masks, unnecessary prescriptions, the list goes on. Today's panel share between them decades worth of experience in advocating and implementing programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australian healthcare organisations. Join them as they discuss their motivations, methods and outcomes in greening hospitals.