Event information

Event date 07 Aug 2021 to 08 Aug 2021
Location
Gold Coast Private Hospital
Who should attend
  • Doctors in Training 
  • Medical Students
  • Senior Doctors are welcome
Cost
AMA Queensland Member

$150

AMA Queensland Student Member

$75

Non-Member

$300

Please note: if you register for this event but are then rostered to work at the same time as JDC Gold Coast we provide a full refund.

Contact

Contact the Events Team on (07) 3872 2222 or email 

Full program
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AMA Queensland's Junior Doctor Conference Gold Coast 2021 - CANCELLED

Delegates will be issued a refund as soon as possible. 


 

Saturday 7 August

Time
Session
Speaker

8.30am

Registration Open

9.10am

Welcome by Healthscope

 

9.15am

A message from QLD Health

 

9.20am

Welcome to JDC

AMA Queensland CDT Executives

9.30am

Sustainability in Healthcare

Dr Natasha Abeysekera, Resident Medical Officer, RBWH; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

Dr Andrew Jeremijenko, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician, Mater Private

Ngaire McGaw MHSc (Health Services Management) MSusSc (Distinction) MPHAA Project Officer Environmental Sustainability

A/Prof Kerstin Wyssusek, Staff Specialist and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, RBWH; Associate Professor, The University of Queensland.

Chair: Dr Hannah Gribbin, Dermatology Principal House Officer, SCUH; AMA Queensland CDT Advocacy Lead

10.30am

Morning tea - visit trade

11am

The impact of medical career counselling in your DiT years

Dr Yasmin Pilgrim, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Grace Private

11.30am Keynote

Dr Dinesh Palipana, Doctor, Lawyer, Researcher and Disability Advocate

12.30pm

Lunch – visit trade

1.30pm

Financial planning for junior doctors

Sav Angi, Cutcher & Neale

Julie O’Reilly, Director, William Buck

Simon Moore, Specialist Private Banker, Credabl

Chair: Dr Rob Nayer, Emergency Medicine Trainee, Gold Coast University Hospital; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

2.30pm

Sustainable hospitals and COVID-19

Dr Andrew Jeremijenko, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician, Mater Private

3pm

Afternoon tea – visit trade

3.30pm

Interview preparation advice and how to write the perfect resume

Laura Erskine, Doctors Division Manager, Cornerstone Medical Recruitment

Dr Rod Willett, GP and Practice Owner; Deputy Chair, Queensland Faculty RACGP; QA Examiner, RACGP; GPSLO (Supervisor Liaison Officer), GPTQ; Registrar Supervisor

Dr Emily Moody, Medical Educator, ACRRM

Chair: Dr Rob Nayer, Emergency Medicine Trainee, Gold Coast University Hospital; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

4.30pm

Common employment issues affecting junior doctors

Alex Morison, Senior Industrial Officer, ASMOFQ

5pm

Day 1 close

CDT, AMA Queensland

5.30pm

The JDC Social
Audi Centre Gold Coast

 

 

Sunday 8 August

Time
Session
Speakers

8.30am

Grab a coffee and chat with trade

8.50am

Day 1 recap

AMA Queensland

9am

Encouraging culture change within the profession: Reducing burnout and fatigue amongst junior doctors

Dr Shahina Braganza, Emergency Physician; A/Clinical Director, Integrated and Ambulatory Care Services (IACS)

Dr Brett Dale, AMA Queensland CEO

Dr Chris Erian, Resident Medical Officer, SCUH; AMA Queensland CDT Wellbeing Portfolio Lead

Dr Jennifer Schafer, Medical Director, DHQ

Chair: Dr Rob Nayer, Emergency Medicine Trainee, Gold Coast University Hospital; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

10am

Making your mark in healthcare leadership

Dr Hash Abdeen, AMA CDT Chair

Dr Kellie Wren, Deputy Executive Director of Medical Services, Gold Coast University Hospital

Dr Rob Nayer, Emergency Medicine Trainee, Gold Coast University Hospital; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

10:45am

Morning tea – visit trade

11.15am

Mental health and wellbeing presented by Doctors' Health in Queensland

Dr Jennifer Schafer, Medical Director, DHQ

11.45am

How to be a great resident: the pearls and pitfalls of stepping up to registrar

Dr Natasha Abeysekera, Resident Medical Officer, RBWH; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

Dr Julian de Looze, Clinical Director Acute Medicine, RBWH

Dr Megan King, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist, and Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training, GCUH

Dr Nicole Rae BPhty (Hons1), MD, General Paediatric Registrar, GCUH

Chair: Dr Hash Abdeen, AMA CDT Chair

12.30pm

Conference wrap up

AMA Queensland

 

Please note: This program is a draft and is subject to change. Sessions and presenters will be updated once confirmed.

Proudly sponsored and supported by

 

Corporate Partners

 

JDC Social

 

Trade

 

 

Dr Natasha Abeysekera,

Resident Medical Officer, RBWH; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

Dr Natasha Abeysekera is a resident medical officer at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH) with interests in General Surgery, clinical research and global health. Natasha is currently president of the RBWH RMO Society and co-Chair of the AMA QLD Council of Doctors in Training. Natasha is also currently undertaking a Masters of Public Health through the University of Queensland.

 

Sav Angi,

Cutcher & Neale

Working closely with his clients to get insight into their unique personal and financial circumstances, Sav’s ultimate aim is to help his clients reach their goals. Sav enjoys working in partnership with clients to explain and implement wealth creation strategies such as effective tax structuring and debt reduction whilst not losing sight of the important objective of asset protection. 

Drawing on over 30 years of experience, Sav takes a holistic approach with his clients allowing him to consider many aspects of clients’ finances including their family, practice/business arrangements, investment strategies and retirement planning (including superannuation). 

This experience has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of all matters relating to tax, superannuation and finance matters which enables him to be a trusted financial adviser for his clients.

 

Dr Shahina Braganza

Emergency Physician; A/Clinical Director, Integrated and Ambulatory Care Services (IACS)

Shahina Braganza is a senior emergency physician and acting Clinical Director of Integrated and Ambulatory Care Services (including Emergency, General Medicine, Public Health) at Gold Coast Health. She is an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor at Bond University School of Health Science and Medicine.   She is passionate about “non-technical” skills in the health profession – including professionalism, communication and leadership.

She has a keen interest in Wellness, particularly in how it relates to individual and team dynamics and performance, and ultimately to quality patient care. 

She is the founder of the oneED program and a founding member of wrapem.org. Explore her commentary and contributions on shahinabraganza.com.

 

Dr Julian de Looze

Clinical Director Acute Medicine, RBWH

Dr Julian de Looze is a General Physician with a special interest in Acute Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).  He has led a number of quality improvement projects to improve junior doctor support and patient outcomes, especially with respect to after hours care.  Dr de Looze is actively involved in junior doctor supervision and training, including prevocational and vocational trainees in a range of disciplines (physician, intensive care and emergency medicine).  In his role as the Clinical Director of Acute Medicine at RBWH, Dr de Looze looks forward to continuing to expand educational opportunity in important acute medical skills and to mentor the next generation of acute medicine specialists.

 

Dr Christopher Erian

Resident Medical Officer, SCUH; AMA Queensland CDT Wellbeing Portfolio lead

Dr Chris Erian is a resident medical officer at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with keen interests in Orthopaedic surgery, and advocating for the welfare of junior doctors. Chris sits on the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training as co-lead of the wellbeing portfolio, having been previously involved with Doctors’ Health in Queensland (DHQ).

 

Laura Erskine

Doctors Division Manager, Cornerstone Medical Recruitment

Laura leads the Doctors team at Cornerstone Medical Recruitment. Based in Brisbane, but recruiting Australia-wide Laura and her team pride themselves in offering the best experience possible to candidates and clients and are known as the go-to Medical Matchmakers. Having joined the recruitment industry over 20 years ago, Laura has a wealth of experience in assisting people on their journey in finding their perfect role, including offering expert advice on resume development through to interview preparation. Laura looks forward to sharing some tips to help you stand out, giving you the best chance of getting that interview and ultimately the job you want.

 

Dr Hannah Gribbin

Dermatology PHO, SCUH; AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training Advocacy Lead

Dr Hannah Gribbin is an executive member of the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training. She is currently working as the dermatology principal house officer at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Dr Gribbin is passionate about issues that affect her fellow junior doctors and is committed to advocating for adoption of more sustainable healthcare practices. 

 

Dr Andrew Jeremijenko, 

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician, Mater Private>

Andrew Jeremijenko did his medical education in Queensland. He is a specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has worked in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. 

He currently works in the Mater Private Emergency.  He worked in Qatar as a consultant in the Department of Medicine and was the clinical lead of the Coronavirus research station HMC.  

Andrew has worked in Australia and overseas as: World Bank Consultant, Chief Medical Officer TeleDr, Chief Medical Officer Woodside  (Oil and Gas), BP Medical Advisor, Indonesia Emergency doctor Mater and Royal Flying doctors in Australia.

Andrew has dealt with tsunami and earthquake victims and industrial accidents and explosions while working in Indonesia.

He was the head of influenza studies in Indonesia and was part of the team that identified their first case of H5N1 (bird flu).

He continues to research and assess and manage the risk of occupational infections including COVID-19 in hospitals. He has been a co-author on a number of publications related to COVID-19.

 

Ngaire McGaw,

Project Officer Environmental Sustainability, Mater Hospital

Ngaire is a Certified Sustainability Professional working at the Mater Group. Ngaire holds two Masters degrees and a qualification from the Green Building Council of Australia. She has won several awards for her environmental work, academic studies and volunteering.

 

Simon Moore,

Specialist Private Banker, Credabl

Simon is a financial specialist with over 15 years' experience. As a Specialist Private Banker, he is dedicated to providing practice finance solutions to medical and dental specialists, including radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals across Queensland.

Over the past nine + years, he has been proud to assist his clients by providing complicated finance arrangements, including:

  • Multiple partner practice buy-ins, working with more large groups of practitioners
  • Complex borrowing arrangements involving trust entities and self-managed super funds
  • Day surgery set-up with multiple specialists, including property acquisition, fit-out, equipment finance and working capital
  • Goodwill acquisition for purchase of interest across various medical partnerships/associateships
  • Practice premises acquisition for new set-up, relocation or expansion for a range of specialist healthcare practitioners

He is passionate about offering his clients the highest levels of service so that they get what they need when they need it. Over the last 11 years he has consistently been involved with and supported AMA QLD and its Members.

 

Dr Rob Nayer,

Emergency Medicine Trainee, Gold Coast University Hospital; AMA Queensland CDT Co-Chair

Dr Robert Nayer is an emergency medicine advanced trainee at the Gold Coast University hospital. He has a special interest in emergency department care of patients presenting to hospitals with primarily mental health related concerns. He's been involved with CDT previously as an industrial relations portfolio lead, and now as a deputy chair. He has degrees in commerce, and health science, in addition to medicine, and is a strong advocate for using industrial relations pathways as a means for addressing doctor-in-training wellbeing, as well as upskilling doctors to be strong advocates for cultural change within the medical profession.

 

Julie O'Reilly,

Director, William Buck

Amongst her clients and business partners Julie has a reputation for quality work and reliability, developed through her strong organizational skills and emphasis on meeting client needs.


As an avid cyclist, Julie’s determination and inclination of exceeding expectations has grown. “My aim is to always exceed client expectations and deliver on promises” says Julie. “It’s important to me to be known as a person who does what they say they are going to do”.


As a Director in the Business Advisory division, Julie assists clients with their accounting, tax, superannuation, and business advisory requirements. 


Having gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working for accounting firms in Brisbane, Sydney and New Zealand, Julie provides meaningful advice on general tax and strategic business planning including; establishment, structuring, asset protection and growth strategies. 


Julie has specialized knowledge in relation to the Medical and Dental industries, covering all areas of general and specialist practices, assisting them with their accounting, tax and business advisory requirements. 

 

Dr Dinesh Palipana,

Doctor, Lawyer, Researcher and Disability Advocate

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.

Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. Dinesh has completed an Advanced Clerkship in Radiology at the Harvard University. 

As a result of his injury and experiences, Dinesh has been an advocate for inclusivity. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia.

Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University and adjunct research fellow at the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland. He has research interests in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team.

Dinesh was the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019. He was the third Australian to be awarded a Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021.

 

Dr Nicole Rae,

General Paediatric Registrar, GCUH

Dr Rae completed her schooling in Toowoomba prior to finishing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2013 from the University of Queensland. Dr Rae was awarded a MD from the University of Wollongong in 2017 and following this moved to Newcastle to complete her internship and residency in the Hunter New England Network. Following maternity leave in 2020, Dr Rae returned to Queensland to commence work as a Paediatric Registrar at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

 

A/Prof Kerstin Wyssusek,

Staff Specialist and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, RBWH; Associate Professor, The University of Queensland.

Associate Professor Kerstin Wyssusek is a pre-eminent Staff Specialist at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. She is the Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the RBWH and an Associate Professor at The University of Queensland. 

She is a past Chair of the QLD Regional Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and holds several positions within ANZCA including Examiner Final Examinations and member of the Environmental and Sustainability Working Group. She is a member of the Doctors for the Environment.

Kerstin is very interested and active in quality improvement activities. Her enthusiasm and passion for environmental sustainability in healthcare is based on her interest to drive innovation. She has initiated many hospital waste management and recycling activities. In recognition for this, at the QLD Health Awards for Excellence in 2019 Kerstin was awarded: Winner Individual Award for Outstanding Achievement and Second Runner up for The Minister’s Award for Excellence.