NSWJDC2018 – 9th-10th June, 2018 at the Sydney Masonic Centre


The Inaugural Alliance NSW Junior Doctors’ Conference

The doctor-in-training organising committee of the inaugural Alliance Junior Doctors’ Conference is working hard to make sure this is the best event of its kind to be held in Sydney this year. Its daytime schedule is packed with speeches, panels, and educational workshops to help you meet the challenge of being a modern junior doctor.

Whether you’re training to be a surgeon, physician, or are interested in critical care, there will be valuable educational options for you. Our Innovation Forum and Research Competitions will provide you a chance to either present a project you’ve been working on or hear from the best and brightest up-and-comers in medicine.

And to cap off our excellent academic schedule, we are organising social events in the evenings for the Friday preceding the conference, Saturday’s grand Cocktail Gala, and farewell drinks on the Sunday. Beyond being an excellent networking opportunity, our social program will just be a great chance for you to catch up with friends and colleagues you don’t get to see very often.

Theme: The Good Doctor

The changing demands on doctors, and junior doctors especially, are forcing many of us to re-examine what it means to be a good doctor.

With increasing competition for training spots and consultant jobs, clinical excellence is no longer sufficient to succeed as a junior doctor. We have greater expectations placed on us, greater ambitions for ourselves, and more of a community focus. We are embracing new technologies, seeking new knowledge, and creating our own future through innovation. With recent changes to the Declaration of Geneva, we are also placing more focus on self-care.

In the face of these demands, we’re asking what it means to be a good doctor in 2018 and what effects potential answers to that question might have for all of us.

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Our Workshops

We have a comprehensive line-up of educational workshops to cater to the needs of doctors in a wide variety of specialty training programs. Whether you’re interested in physician, surgical, or crit care training there will be something for you.

For the physician trainees, there are workshops on ECGs, palliative care, diagnostic challenges, and BPT applications.

For the surgically oriented, there is a robotic workshop and extended workshops on external fixators and laparoscopy.

And for people chasing careers in critical care there are extended workshops on FAST Ultrasound and anaesthetic airways.

Our Competitions

We’re leaning into doctors’ well-known competitive streaks by holding a series of competitions at NSWJDC2018.

Enter our poster or oral research competitions so you can join our showcase of the best and brightest junior doctors have to offer.

If you have a quality improvement project that needs exposure or funding, enter our innovation forum for the chance to win $2500 to support it.

Or, join our Medical Challenge where you will battle it out with other teams in a test of your medical knowledge, mettle under pressure, and practical skills. The competition will culminate in two finalists battling for medical supremacy on the main stage.

Social Nights and Cocktail Gala

This conference may be educational in nature but one of the key themes of being a good doctor is self-care and that means all work and no play is not how we designed this weekend.

For those arriving early and wanting to meet their fellow delegates before the main program starts, we are holding an event at Beer DeLuxe, King St Wharf from 7:30pm Friday the 8th of June. We encourage you to join us to help celebrating the start of the conference.

The Saturday night of the Conference has been reserved for our Cocktail Gala from 7pm at the Cell Block Theatre. Join your fellow delegates for a great night, with live entertainment from Mike the Champion and The Cool, as well as stand-up comedy from our very own multi-talented speaker, Dr Ahmed Kazmi.

And on Sunday, join us to celebrate the end of a successful weekend, catch up with friends, and enjoy discounted drinks. We’ll be naming the venue and be supplying more information soon.

Our Speakers and Panellists

We have lined up a diverse range of speakers and panellists to cover issues surrounding training, technology, and even non-clinical roles for doctors. Hear from doctor-entrepreneurs like Amandeep Hansra on her latest projects, Dr Gordian Fulde and his lifetime of work at St Vincent’s Hospital, topical issues like a Q&A with Dr Andrew McDonald on the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case from the UK, or those who have taken the path less travelled like Dr Ahmed Hazmi, Amy Corderoy and Jana Pittman.

Dr Michael Bonning

Amy Corderoy

Prof Gordian Fulde

Dr Amandeep Hansra

Dr Ahmed Kazmi

Dr Renee Lim

Dr George Margelis

Dr Andrew McDonald

Dr Gabrielle McMullin

Jana Pittman

Dr Sam Prince

Dr Lisa Pryor

Dr Alex Psiredes

Terry Sweeney

Venue: The Sydney Masonic Centre