Event information

Event date 27 Jun 2020 to 06 Aug 2020
Who should attend
  • Doctors in Training 
  • Medical Students
  • Senior Doctors are welcome

AMA Member - FREE!

Non AMA Member $200


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The 7th Annual AMA Queensland Junior Doctors Conference 2020 is launching on Saturday 27 June. JDC on-Demand will be 100% online for the duration of 7 weeks, with a live panel session and new content being released weekly.

This conference encourages junior doctors to engage and be inspired, and has grown in reputation as a must-attend event for junior doctors and medical students.

JDC On-Demand will have a career-focus following on from the resounding success of the Career Expo in 2019. Leading medical colleges, career experts and healthcare organisations will be involved to assist with your career pathways and options for now and your future.

This conference is for junior doctors to develop and explore a number of key issues and pathways. Hear from colleagues, career pathway options, colleges, specialists and an amazing line up of panels! 

Dr Hashim (Hash) Abdeen


Chair: Improving your research

Chair: DiT Live Issues

Dr Hashim (Hash) Abdeen is a Rheumatology and General Medicine Advanced Trainee in Queensland and is the current Chair of the Federal AMA Council of Doctors in Training (CDT). He was the Chair of the Australasian Junior Medical Officers’ Committee (AJMOC) and also the Chair of the Queensland State Junior Medical Officer Forum (JMOFQ) in 2017. He has also been one of the Gold Coast Hospital’s AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) representatives since 2016, Gold Coast area representative on AMAQ Council and was Chair of the AMAQ CDT in 2019. He is also the current Co-Chair of the Queensland RACP Trainees’ Committee and Deputy Co-Chair of the Bi-national RACP College Trainees’ Committee.
Hash is passionate about advocating for a positive training environment that ensures the quality of education and training whilst concurrently promoting the wellbeing of doctors in training and medical students. He appreciates the ever-growing need of the medical profession to take leadership in the Australian Healthcare system: to actively represent ourselves as doctors in concert to passionately advocating for our patients.
He has aspirations to complete his Rheumatology and General Medicine training and further expand his interests in medical administration and in health policy and advocacy. 

Jeffrey Allen


Chair: How can mandatory reporting affect you

Jeffrey is a health professional with an extensive experience in the fields of health and medical research, the disability sector and population health. Having held senior public service roles in the Queensland Government and the not for profit sector, his current role is Policy Manager AMA Queensland. From 2014 to 2018 he helped seven not for profit organisations prepare for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme by established a service delivery agency for people living with progressive neurological disease.

With over 25 years’ experience in project management and policy development, he has a strong focus on development of collaborative partnerships, managing relationships and evidence based decision making.

Dr Sonia Anwar

Dr Sonia Anwar is an Australian trained Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Dr Anwar is pleased to provide gynaecology services for women in all areas with special interest in endometriosis, infertility and management of pelvic organ prolapse. Dr Anwar works in both Public and Private sector, she has a part time position as Staff Specialist at Redcliffe Hospital. Her Private Practice is primarily of Gynaecology and Infertility based in North Lakes, Redcliffe and Caboolture.

Dr Anwar has completed her specialist qualification with the Royal Australian College of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Queensland. She underwent training at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Bundaberg Base Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital. Dr Anwar has special interest in reproductive health and completed a Post Graduate degree in Reproductive Medicine from UNSW.

Mr Andrew Brown


How can mandatory reporting affect you

Andrew was appointed as the Health Ombudsman in May 2018 having acted in the role since November 2017. Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience in the public sector, primarily in the areas of legal services, regulatory oversight and complaints management. Prior to his appointment, Andrew was the Deputy Ombudsman at the Queensland Ombudsman’s Office. He has also worked at Queensland Corrective Services in numerous roles including the Chief Inspector of Prisons and Director of Legal Services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law and a Master of Public Administration and is admitted as a solicitor.

Dr Anthony Brown


Go Rural

Dr Anthony Lowden Brown is the Executive Director of Medical Services and COVID19 Incident Controller for the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Services (TCHHS). He is also the chair of the Queensland Rural and Remote Clinical Network

Anthony has been a rural generalist doctor since 1989 when he commenced practice as a rural general practitioner with advanced skills in obstetrics in the small town of Camperdown in south west Victoria. Anthony and his wife Dr Ruth Stewart lived and worked there for 22 years. He was a practice owner of Camperdown Clinic and provided a broad scope of services from the small public hospital as Visiting Medical Officer. 

Tony is an experienced board member and chair having served on a number of boards in various capacities over the years.  He is currently on the board of the Rural Doctors Association Queensland Foundation.

Dr Malcolm Cooper


Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

Malcolm works and lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast as an Emergency Medicine registrar. He is the current ACEM Queensland Trainee Representative. This means he functions as the collective Queensland trainee’s voice on training issues – including the COVID-19 response.

A/Prof Jim Coward


Specialist: Oncology

A/Prof Jim Coward is a medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at UQ School of Medicine and Mater Research, TRI. He is based at Icon Cancer Centre South Brisbane and Chermside, and has a strong focus on the holistic care of patients with a wide variety of malignancies, in particular gynaecological, head and neck, gastrointestinal and lung cancers.

Completing his medical training at Imperial College, London in 1998, A/Prof Coward became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2002. His interest in the field of oncology began during his tenure as a junior doctor and he subsequently undertook specialist registrar training at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and the world renowned Royal Marsden Hospital, London.

Vicky Dawes


Chair: Suicide prevention and after care

Vicky Dawes MBChB MCouns, is the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme’s Education Officer and Counsellor. Vicky has supported many doctors and medical students through her work for the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme both via phone counselling and via development and delivery of education sessions across a wide breadth of doctors’ health issues. Vicky previously worked as a doctor, where she practiced as an advanced trainee in emergency medicine, both here in Australia and in the UK. She led the development of the University of Queensland’s Mental Health Strategy and has a private practice providing counselling for university students. 

Dr Krystyna de Lange


Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Dr Krystyna de Lange is the Registrar Representative on the RACGP Board. A recent fellow, Dr de Lange works at an Aboriginal Medical Service in Brisbane and also holds a GP with Special Interest position at a tertiary Brisbane hospital. 
Krystyna graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 and spent four years working in hospital based specialties before entering General Practice training. During her training she gained experience in both small and large clinics as well as in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

Krystyna has taken an active role within the Registrar advocacy space as the Registrar Liaison Officer for General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ) between 2016 and 2018. She also has an interest in medical education, having worked as a Registrar Medical Educator for the same RTO.

Heather Edwards


Mandatory notification in the co-regulation environment in Queensland   

Heather Edwards is a registered nurse and midwife with tertiary qualifications in health promotion and prevention, health management, and public policy. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Heather is passionate about the provision of safe and quality health care and has expertise in initiating change, setting direction, leading governance, effectively managing risks and issues, and active communication and negotiation. 
She is currently Chair of The Centre for Women and Co. a not-for-profit organisation that provides specialist domestic violence and women’s wellbeing services across the Redland and Logan regions.

Dr Hasthika Ellepola


Maternal collapse during pregnancy

·      Senior Staff Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology- Logan Hospital 

·      Senior Clinical Lecturer, Griffith University, Medical school 

·      Training Supervisor and Member of the RANZCOG Examination Board

.     Working party member, developing the Queensland state-wide clinical guidelines

Dr Helena Franco


Improving your research

DiT Live Issues

Helena graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Bond University in 2017. She was the first Health Sciences and Medicine faculty graduate to be awarded the Bond University Young Alumna of the Year award in 2018 for her commitment to, and research in medicine. Her Doctor of Medicine project involved the use of virtual reality to teaching head and neck anatomy to medical students. Since graduating, she has been involved in clinical research within the area of surgery, and is on the organising committee for the Global PaedSurg project, a multi-centre international research collaboration of congenital abnormalities. She is currently undertaking her Masters of Surgery through the University of Surgery, and was recently the runner-up of the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Healthcare Innovation bootcamp.

Mr Ivan Frkovic


Suicide prevention and after care

Ivan Frkovic is the Queensland Mental Health Commissioner and brings substantial policy, academic and patient-centred experience to the role, having worked extensively within the mental health system in Queensland for more than 20 years.
With a focus on strengthening partnerships and collaboration, he oversees delivery and implementation of the state’s new strategic plan for Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs, Shifting Minds. 
Ivan has a strong belief in the power of human connection, is a family man with four grown children, and has a great love of music and culture. 

Dr Marco Giuseppin


Chair: Go Rural

Dr Marco Giuseppin BPharm(Hons) MBBS JCCA FACRRM is a rural generalist and the incoming chair of the AMA Council of Rural Doctors. He completed his FACRRM in 2020 and is by all means an "accidental" rural generalist. A former pharmacist who grew up in central Brisbane, a career in rural medicine was the furthest from Marco's mind. He came to rural medicine through a series of fortunate accidents. Marco now works as a GP and retrieval medicine physician with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, and has dedicated himself to training the next generation of rural generalists.

Dr Steve Hambleton


Celebrating 20 years of the AMA Queensland Foundation

Dr Steve Hambleton is a former Federal President and Vice-President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) 2009-2014. He was President of AMA Queensland in 2005-6 and served on the AMA Council of General Practice at a state and federal level for more than 15 years.   He is President of the AMA Queensland Foundation.
Dr Hambleton was a member of the AMA Taskforce on Indigenous Health in 2005 and was Chair from 2009 to 2014. He is on the Board of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council.
Dr Hambleton is a member of the Board of Avant Mutual Group Limited and is a member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Advisory Group and a Director of the Digital Health CRC.
Dr Hambleton is Deputy Chair of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce.
Dr Hambleton was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the RACGP in September 2014, and the AMA’s Gold Medal in May of 2015 for services to his profession.

Dr Beth Hamilton


Improving your research

Beth graduated from Griffith Medical School in 2016. She was involved in a pilot of students engaging in research projects in the 3rd year of medical school, and did a summer research project on her rural placement in fourth year. She completed her Internship and RMO year in Townsville. She was involved in research in the Haematology department, publishing her first “first author” paper on describing 14 years of autologous stem cell transplants and outcomes since the unit opened in Townsville.
She also co-wrote a paper with one of her colleagues in the radiation oncology department on the use of telehealth, which was an interesting insight to the increasing use and benefits of telehealth, particularly in regional areas. Last year she completed a 1 year MSc in Global health and Epidemiology at Oxford University, which had a focus on epidemiology and statistics and included a 3 month dissertation (she looked at viral infections in a large UK biobank). She is now a DPhil candidate in Population Health, investigating the burden of chronic hepatitis B infection.
She hopes to ultimately work in the infectious disease and/or public health space in Australia.

Dr Richard Harris


Medicine as a passport to adventure

Dr Richard “Harry” Harris SC OAM works in anaesthesia and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide, South Australia.
He has expertise in diving, wilderness and remote area health. His passion for cave diving goes back to the 1980’s and has taken him to the corners of the globe in search of new adventures.
Harry and his colleagues have explored the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand to 229m depth, Daxing Spring in China to 213m and Song Hong Cave in Thailand to 196m to name a few.
He is an enthusiastic but inferior UW photographer and videographer who is resigned to capturing opportunistic images via helmet cams.
Harry has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations, establishing the first sump rescue training course in Australasia. By building relationships with emergency services locally he has been preparing for such an event. The 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue was an opportunity to put this training to work.

Dr Susan Hawes


General Surgeons Australia

Susan is currently a set 5 general surgical registrar on the Gold Coast. Having completed the fellowship exam last year, Susan is completing 6 months of training part time after recently having had a baby.

Dr Allison Hempenstall


Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Allison is an ACRRM Registrar currently working on Thursday Island in the Torres Straits. Her interests include public health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, tropical medicine and medical education. During her time as a registrar committee member she is looking forward to advocating for ACRRM registrars to ensure high quality rural and remote medical education.

She regularly writes for the FOAM blog Island Doctors.

You can find Allison on Twitter @Dr_Hempenstall.

Dr John Hogden


Specialist: Ophthalmology

Dr John Hogden is an Ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in corneal, external eye disease, cataract, anterior segment and refractive surgery. 
Dr. Hogden trained at the Sydney Eye Hospital and then underwent further Corneal fellowship training at the surgically renowned University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Eye Care Centre, Canada.
Dr. Hogden is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). He is a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) where he is actively involved Ophthalmic education and clinical research.

Julie Huntington


Suicide prevention and after care

Julie Huntington has been working within the field of Mental Health for 20 years having completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2000.  Upon graduating, Julie moved to London where she joined a Druglink, a Street Agency addressing substance abuse.  There she developed a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group based program for the treatment of Crack Cocaine abuse, and led the successful implementation of that program.  Following her return to Australia, Julie joined Healthscope, working at The Melbourne Clinic delivering individual and group based interventions for a broad range of moderate to severe psychopathology.  Whilst at The Melbourne Clinic, Julie developed a strong interest in treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, specifically through the facilitation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder typically present with significant difficulties in emotional regulation, relationship difficulties, impulsivity, self-harming or suicidal behaviours.  Julie moved to QLD in 2012 and has managed the Allied Health Department at Pine Rivers Private Hospital for the past 7 years.  Pine Rivers Private Hospital is a dedicated Mental Health facility for the treatment of mental health concerns and addiction.  There Julie manages both inpatient therapeutic programs and Day Programs, ensuring the needs of the patient population are met with a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches.

Dr Ian Irving


Specialist: Haematology

Dr Irving has previously been appointed in the public system as the director of haematology and bone marrow transplantation at the Townsville Hospital. He was Clinical director of the Institute of Cancer (2006-2013), responsible for consolidating and expanding tertiary level cancer care in North Queensland. He set up advanced haematology training and assisted with development of the statewide training system for Haematology in Queensland.
His expertise covers a range of disorders, including bone marrow transplantation (autologous and allogeneic), acute leukaemia, lymphoma, obstetric haematology, general haematology, iron metabolism and laboratory haematology. He has had extensive training and consultant posts in Brisbane, Perth, overseas as haematologist at Sullivan Nicolaides and St John of God Pathology, the Royal Brisbane Hospital, transplant physician (locum) at St James Hospital Dublin, consultant at National Maternity Hospital (Dublin) and PathCentre WA.
Dr Irving has a special clinical interest in lymphoma, myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders. He has sat on national and international committees and advisory boards, focusing on chronic myeloid leukaemia, myelofibrosis, myelodysplasia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation. He is also the Qld State Director of Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA). 

Dr Ari Isman


Go Rural

Dr Ari Isman is currently a Resident Medical Officer working at Cairns Hospital and was awarded CPMEC Queensland Junior Doctor of the Year in 2019. Since coming to FNQ for his medical training, Ari has fallen in love with the laidback outlook and outdoor lifestyle the region offers. He has also spent time working in rural hospitals both domestically and internationally which has opened his eyes to a number of unique challenges that people in geographically isolated communities face as a result of living away from metropolitan areas.

Jessica Jackson (nee Abbott)


Suicide prevention and after care

Jessica is the sister of the late Dr Chloe Abbott who tragically took her life in 2017. Despite their ongoing grief, Jessica along with her mother Leonie and sister Micaela, found the courage to speak publicly about their loss and in doing so brought much needed attention to the challenges faced by doctors and the disproportionately high suicide rates in the medical profession.

Within the mental health for doctors space, the family have been described as ‘game changers’ and their advocacy has been recognised when they were awarded the 2017 ‘Pride of Australia’ medal.

LCDR Christine James


Defence Force Recruiting

LCDR Christine James originally joined the Australian Defence Forces in 1992 as an Army Reserve Medic before moving into a full-time position with the Permanent Navy from 1993-1997.

After completing a Bachelor of Nursing and Post Graduate Specialisation in Perioperative Nursing, LCDR James returned to the Permanent Navy, as a Nursing Officer in 2004. Since that time,

LCDR James has served in numerous military nursing and health management roles and has completed more than five years of sea service.

Highlights of LCDR James’ career include receiving her Harbour Watch-keeping Certification for two separate classes of Naval Ships and being a member of the Commissioning crew for HMAS Adelaide, the Navy’s latest amphibious Ship with an imbedded hospital capability.

Dr Tessa Kennedy


Doctors in Training Live Issues Panel

Tessa is a paediatric intensive care trainee who has a fellowship in general paediatrics but apparently decided training is life. She has worked in over 10 NSW hospitals as well as brief stints in Darwin and Vancouver, following a decent attempt to derail medical training altogether through commitment to junior doctor advocacy and musical sketch comedy.

She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and is the immediate Past Chair of the Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors in Training (AMA CDT), prior to which she was on the Councils of AMA and ASMOF NSW and chaired their joint Doctors in Training Committee.

Her main policy interests and achievements are in gender equity, doctor wellbeing, sustainability in healthcare, medical workforce reform and safe working hours. She lead the roll out of the NSW Hospital Health Check in 2017, the AMA Gender Equity Summit in 2019, and extensive advocacy which has followed on from both. 

She has two small dependent humans who have deepened her passion for gender equity in medicine and life, and she aspires to improve the equitable and efficient provision of public healthcare in Australia through sustainable health system design and reform.

Dr Kairi Kõlves


Suicide prevention and after care

Dr Kairi Kõlves is Associate Professor at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, and Co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University. She is also the Course Convenor of Masters Courses.

She has been working in suicide research and prevention since 1998. Prior to joining the AISRAP team in 2008, she worked at the Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute.

Dr Kõlves has been involved in several Australian, Estonian and international projects and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, numerous reports and book chapters on suicide research and prevention. She is a member of different advisory committees.  

In 2010 she was the recipient of the Australian LIFE Award in Emerging Researcher category, in 2017 the Griffith Health Pro Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (Mid-Career Researcher) and the Publication Award of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland. 

Dr Natasha Laukens


Go Rural

Dr Natasha Laukens is a Pyschiatrist with more than 25 years of experience, working across several specialties. After obtaining her degree in medicine in 1994, Dr Laukens worked in General Practice and later Obstetrics and Gynecology, which sparked her interest in women's health and high prevalence disorders, including anxiety disorders, PTSD and Depression. 

Dr Laukens began transitioning into psychiatry in 2006 and received FRANZCP in 2016. During her formal Psychiatric training Dr Laukens spent time in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and in her final years of advanced training worked in both public and private sectors.

Dr Laukens has since treated patients with mental illness who have been remanded in custody (prisons and the Frankland Center).  She has also provided psychiatric reports for Court and Mental Health Tribunal.

Dr Laukens' main areas of interest include: General Adult Psychiatry ,Women's mental health, pervasive developmental disorders in adults ( Autistic Spectrum Disorder), Adult ADHD, Addiction psychiatry / medicine Trauma Therapy. Dr Laukens transitioned into full time rural private practice after she resigned from her role as Consultant at the Secure Mental Health Ward at TPCH.

Dr Julie Lee


Specialist: Anaesthesia

Dr Julie Lee is a staff specialist anaesthetist at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland. More recently, she expanded her clinical expertise to the field of medical research. Her special research interests include ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia, airway management, and obstetric anaesthesia.  She is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Philosophy on rotational thromboelastometry in obstetrics and has facilitated workshops and published widely on this topic. She has been an invited speaker at local, national and international conferences. She is also a working party member of the Queensland Clinical Guidelines for Primary Postpartum Haemorrhage and ASA COVID-19 Working Group. Since 2016, she has been the Queensland Representative for the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) Public Practice Advisory Committee (PPAC), and was inducted into the position of National Chair in 2019. She has been awarded over $500,000 in research grants and prizes, including the HOW Collaborative HSANZ Clinical Fellowship Award, National Blood Authority Early Career Researcher Grant, CSL Behring Early Career Research Prize, Winner of the Open Poster Prize at the ANZCA ASM 2018 and the ASA Kevin McCaul Prize for the best paper on obstetric anaesthesia. Despite her various research commitments, Dr Lee is very actively involved in direct clinical care and thrives on providing the very highest level of care for her patients.

Deb Mills


Australasian College of Tropical Medicine

Dr Deborah Mills (@drdebtraveldr) has worked in Brisbane in the area of travel medicine for over 30 years.

She is the medical spokesperson for the Travel Medicine Alliance: a network of specialised travel medicine providers in 40 clinics across Australia.

Her book ‘Travelling Well’, is in its 21st edition with over 210,000 copies in print. 

Dr Ekta Paw


Improving your research

Ekta Paw is a PGY6 planning to pursue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with interests in public health research. She has completed a Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore USA where she graduated top 10% of her class and in 2019 was inducted to the Delta Omega National (US) Honours society for public health. Additionally at Bloomberg she completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Economics. She started an MPhil part-time at James Cook University in 2016 and upgraded to a PhD at her confirmation seminar in 2018, with her mid candidature scheduled for later this year. Her thesis is on the use of a biological glue in skin grafts for skin cancer patients and she continues to publish and present other research projects around surgical trauma care. She is also an adjunct lecturer at James Cook University in Surgery and most of her clinical experience has been in Surgery at the Townsville Hospital. She currently lives in Adelaide as a full time Dental Student at the University of Adelaide and in her down time enjoys rock climbing and navigating questionable hiking trails.

Dr Sumeera Samarakkody


Early pregnancy complications and management

Dr Sumeera Samarakkody (MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) is a Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology currently working at Logan Hospital Queensland has got nearly 10 years of work experience in O&G. He has got vast experience in managing gynaecological patients and advanced gynaecological laparoscopic surgeries. He has been teaching medical students and guiding junior doctors in O&G during last few years and has published several articles related to early pregnancy related complications. His special interest is in advanced gynaecological laparoscopic surgeries.

Dr Emily Shao

Improving your research

Dr Emily Shao is an executive member of the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training. She is currently works part-time as a Medical Registrar and is a PhD/FACD candidate at the University of Queensland.

Dr Maddison Taylor


  • Welcome by the Chair of AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training
  • Advanced Care Planning and ARP (panel)
  • Doctors in Training live issues (panel)
Dr Maddison Taylor is a Basic Physician Trainee at Townsville Hospital and also your Chair of the AMAQ Council of Doctors in Training. She has completed her studies at Griffith University including and honours research project into genetic variations linked to migraines. Her speciality area of interest is neurology. Maddi has been involved with representative advocacy since medical school through local societies as well as federally through the Australian Medical Students Association. She hopes to continue providing representation for her colleagues throughout her time as a trainee doctor and continue working with other passionate DiT's to enact change. 



Title and Biography

Dr Jimin Kang

Abstract: Retrospective audit of perioperative SGLT-2i (sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor) management in a tertiary Queensland Hospital


Jimin Kang is a PGY3 doctor with the current role of ICU PHO at the Ipswich Hospital. She completed her MBBS at the University of Queensland in 2017 and spent her two postgraduate years at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She has a special interest in anaesthesia, quality improvement and teaching. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, spending time with her family and going for long walks with her Papillon.

Dr Tommy Lam

Abstract: Prolonged fasting times in elective surgical patients at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, an unexpected outcome


Dr Tom Lam is a PGY4 doctor who graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 2016. He completed an undergraduate Bachelor of Pharmacy (hons) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2011, during which, he was a sessional academic at QUT. He is currently an ICU junior registrar at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. He has a strong interest in caring for the critically ill, clinical governance and education

Dr Paul Lim

Abstract: The efficacy of continuous adductor canal blockade after total knee arthroplasty: an audit


Paul is currently a Critical Care Senior House Officer at the Mater Hospital Brisbane and is pursuing a career in Anaesthesia. He is a Lecturer with the Griffith University and in his spare time enjoys bouldering with his wife and friends.

Dr Jeremy Sin


Acute Intervention and Early Outcomes in Elderly patients with Proximal Humerus Fractures, and

Rural Obstetric Epidural Anaesthesia: Differences between non-metropolitan and metropolitan centres


Jeremy is Resident Medical Officer with an interest in all areas of critical care, quality improvement and research.

Dr Edward Thornely

Abstract: The effect of neuraxial blocks and peripheral blocks on length of stay and opioid usage in the PAH TKR population


Ed is a PGY2 resident at the Princess Alexandra hospital, interested in pursuing a career in Anaesthetics

Dr Susanna van Haeringen

Abstract: Post-operative nausea and vomiting at the Princess Alexandra Hospital: current practice and review of the guidelines


Susanna is a resident working at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She has a keen interest in anaesthetics and perioperative care