Thursday, 25 May 2017

  • 9:30 to 5:00

    This one day workshop allows participants to explore approaches for supporting patients who are dealing with bad news. Patients who are processing bad news about their diagnosis or prognosis typically react with a complex array of emotional responses. Under the guidance of an experienced facilitator, this workshop helps participants to recognise, identify and respond empathically to the most common emotional reactions.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Saturday, 27 May 2017

  • 7:30 to 8:30
  • 8:45 to 9:30
  • 9:30 to 10:15

    The International Committee of the Red Cross will present the Health Care in Danger project to conference participants. The Health Care in Danger project is an initiative of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aimed at addressing the issue of violence against patients, health-care workers, facilities and vehicles, and ensuring safe access to and delivery of health care in armed conflict and other emergencies.

  • 10:15 to 10:45
  • 10:45 to 11:00
    account_boxMr Rob Thomas
  • 11:00 to 12:30

    The health and welfare of doctors continues to be a priority for the AMA. Many doctors, doctors in training and medical students continue to experience high levels of stress and distress in their workplace.  This session will examine current and emerging issues related to doctors’ health and wellbeing, discuss current initiatives to promote doctors’ health and wellbeing during medical training and in their professional careers, and identify additional strategies and mechanisms to improve access to services and support.

    account_boxDr Kairi Kõlves
  • 12:30 to 1:30
  • 1:30 to 3:00

    Threats Beyond Borders will be an interactive panel discussion on potential infectious diseases and threats, the role of a National Centre for Disease Control (CDC), current approaches to infectious disease threats, and how Australia would manage communicable threats that cross our borders.

  • 3:00 to 3:30
  • 3:30 to 5:00

    While Australia is arguably a world leader in achieving successful organ transplant outcomes, it has not achieved similar international success in terms of organ donation rates and many people on the waiting list die before an organ becomes available.

  • 5:00 to 5:30
  • 7:30 to 11:00

    Delegates and guests are invited to enjoy a three-course meal in an elegant European ballroom with a charming and intimate collection of original murals displaying influential figures from the arts, opera, literature, dance and fashion.

Sunday, 28 May 2017