NSWJDC2018 – Panels
Our panels are a chance for you to engage with speakers and hear their detailed stories and responses to focused questions. As well as Q&A sessions following the discussion, so be prepared with your own questions to pose to our eminent panelists.
Has medical training turned into an arms race? Let’s chat about the solutions.
Moderator: Dr Lana Nguyen
Resident Medical Officer, Liverpool Hospital
The battle for limited vocational training places has turned medical training into an exercise of ‘CV buffing’. Junior doctors find themselves doing endless courses, degrees, workshops, questionable research and presentations all in the goal of adding a few more points to their CVs. Are these requirements the best way to choose those suitable for a training program? Is this endless arms race harmful to junior doctors? Join us to start to answer some of these questions and figure out some solutions.
Dr Lisa Pryor
Psychiatry Registrar, Sydney
Contributing Opinion Writer, New York Times
Prof Gordian Fulde
Director of Emergency Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital
Officer, Order of Australia
Dr Alex Psirides
Intensive Care Specialist, Wellington Hospital
Dr Michael Bonning
Senior Director of Medical Affairs, DermaSensor
Dr Gabrielle McMullin
Mentor to Women in Surgery
Will technology make the doctor redundant? What’s in store for the future of medicine?
Moderator: Dr Zachary Tan
Director of Business Development, Australia / Asia-Pacific, CancerAid
Technology has revolutionised medicine during the 20th and 21st centuries, leading to many lives saved and better outcomes for all our patients. This has also led to gradual changes to what it means to be a medical professional. We stand at a crossroads, though, with the rise of deep learning, artificial intelligence and the use of vast databases to make medicine an even more precise affair. What does this all mean for the doctor and the sacrosanct patient-doctor relationship? Will we find our role elsewhere than the coal-face of medicine or worse, could we find ourselves redundant? Join our tech experts to find out what the near future could look like.
IBM Watson Health
Dr Sam Prince
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Founder of Zambrero
Dr George Margelis
Health and Life Sciences Lead
Intel, Australia and NZ
Dr Amandeep Hansra
Co-Founder Evermed Consulting
Is your medical degree useful outside the hospital? Discussing non-clinical careers
Moderator: Dr Clinton Colaco
Basic Physician Trainee, Liverpool Hospital
People go to medical school to then become an intern and then become a registered doctor and this continues until they retire. Sounds like the usual life path for people that call themselves doctors but is it actually usual and are there more people thinking of choosing a different way? Medicine, like any profession, teaches us skills that are applicable to a wide variety of career choices. Join us as we hear from those that have chosen the path not well-trodden and have branched out in fascinating ways.
Dr Renee Lim
Director of Program Development, Pam McLean Centre
4th Year Medical Student, WSU
Summer and Winter Olympian
Medical student, University of Notre Dame
Award winning Journalist
Dr Ahmed Kazmi
Comedian and Cabaret performer