AMA Victoria Congress: Future in Medicine
AMA Victoria’s inaugural congress, Future in Medicine, was held at the iconic Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 24 - 26, 2017. It was an extraordinary experience and its success reaffirms AMA Victoria’s commitment to the medical profession. The conference was attended by over 300 delegates, speakers and industry experts and new concepts, procedures and systems worldwide were showcased, explored and debated.
Plenary session highlights included Dr Alessandro Demaio, a Medical Officer with WHO, presenting on the Future of Medicine and the Challenges of Obesity and Noncommunicable Diseases and Dr Elizabeth Sigston, Surgeon, CEO and entrepreneur, presenting on the Vision for Healthcare of the Future. Without a doubt, the Voluntary Assisted Dying panel discussion chaired by Dr Sally Cockburn, generated the most interest and delegates were not disappointed by the frank and honest opinions of the panel.
The social program drove further the collaboration and networking among delegates with the inaugural AMA Victoria Gala being the highlight. Entertainment provided by Dr Duke Band had delegates up and dancing and Charlie Pickering’s comedy performance sparked fits of laughter.
AMA Victoria is proud of the strong support from our corporate partners, industry suppliers and service providers for this Congress and, through these partnerships, the annual Congress is positioning itself to become the leading event for medical professionals in Victoria.