NSWJDC2018 – Q&As


Our Q&A sessions are the perfect time to engage with our speakers in the more relaxed setting of the Trade Show Stage during our breaks. Find out what our speakers really think as we delve into our selected topics with audience participation a must.

Moderator: Dr Akalya Mahendran
Basic Physician Trainee, Concord Hospital

Saturday Morning Tea Q&A: Tackling Sexual Harassment in Medicine

With Dr Gabrielle McMullin

Since 2015, when Dr McMullin shone a light on a dark place in medicine, a concerted effort has been made by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to tackle sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in its ranks. We catch up with Dr McMullin and ask her thoughts on what else needs to be done to improve the culture in medical practice.

Saturday Lunch Q&A: The Dr Bawa-Garba case, how does it apply to Australia’s doctors?

With Dr Andrew McDonald

The Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case caught the attention of doctors worldwide and resonated with Australian junior doctors especially. It is easy to empathise with the working conditions she faced and how we would have fared in a similar situation. The case also has implications for Australian doctors and we’re lucky to have Dr Andrew McDonald to talk us through the case and how it applies to our own practice.

Sunday Morning Tea Q&A: Let’s communicate! How to think about your patient interactions

With Dr Renee Lim

Communication skills – it’s something that’s drilled into us from medical school but when was the last time that you sat down and thought about the way you communicate with your patients? Get ready for some introspection as we drill down into this fascinating topic with Dr Renee Lim and discover some insights into what’s really being said when we talk to our patients.