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International Medical Symposium 2017

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). 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.        

Presentations

Session 1

Leading change in the culture of medicine
Presenter Title
Dr Ian Graham Introduction to International Medical Symposium Click to view presentation
Dr Jason Frank Competence by design - A career in practice Click to view presentation
Professor Spencer Beasley 'Let's operate with respect' - the RACS response to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment Click to view presentation
Dr Victoria Atkinson Safe organisations - Challenging unprofessional behaviours; the ethos program  
Professor Spencer Beasley Panel discussion

Session 2

Leading change in indigenous healthcare
Presenter Title
Dr Thomas Dignan Framing the future of Indigenous health and healthcare Click to view presentation
Dr Kali Hayward Safe colleges - Strengthening the indigenous medical workforce Click to view presentation
Dr Curtis Walker Safe practice - Building cultural competency Click to view presentation
Professor Richard Doherty Panel discussion

Session 3

Leading change in medical education and technology

Presenter Title
Dr Ian Graham Framing the future of medical education and technology Click to view presentation
Professor Jonathan Fryer Assessing procedural autonomy - combining theory and software to make evaluation easy Click to view presentation
Professor Elizabeth Molloy Enhancing feedback in professional practice
Professor Ian Symonds Transforming health education: the past, present and future of medical education Click to view presentation

Session 4

Leading change in systems and practice

Presenter Title
Dr Margaret Aimer Framing the future of medical systems and practice
A/Prof Grant Phelps Networking clinicians for excellence in patient care Click to view presentation
Professor David Story  Inter-professional practice - enhancing perioperative care Click to view presentation
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite Implementation science - advancing healthcare systems Click to view presentation
All presenters Panel discussion Click to view presentation

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