International Medical Symposium


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International Medical Symposium

Leading Change

The 2017 International Medical Symposium was held at The Arts Centre, Melbourne on Friday 10 March 2017. Hosted by The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the symposium was convened in conjunction with Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). 

Event Details

Friday 10 March 2017
The Arts Centre, Australia

The program for the 2017 International Medical Symposium was built on previous symposiums and focused on 'Leading Change' in healthcare and the medical profession, including:

  • Leading change in the culture of medicine - Building respect and improving safety in medicine
  • Leading change in the practice of medicine - Evolving scope of practice and competency-based lifelong learning
  • Leading change in healthcare systems - New models and systems of care e.g. in perioperative medicine, medical and surgical oncology
  • Leading change in indigenous health and healthcare across three diverse nations
  • Leading change in postgraduate medical education through evaluation, research and development.


Recordings of the presentations will be made available soon.

Previous events

2016 International Medical Symposium - Future Challenges for the Medical Profession

2015 International Medical Symposium - Future of the Medical Profession

2014 Conjoint Medical Education Seminar - Revalidation

2013 Conjoint Medical Education Seminar - Serving the Community: Training Generalists and Extending Specialists

2012 Conjoint Medical Education Seminar - The Medical Professional in the 21st Century: Competent, Fit and Safe