Luna Park is located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour, at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Because we want to welcome the whole family to our conference, we’ve chosen a fun venue close to all the sights that make Sydney so famous. A water taxi will take you across the Habour Bridge to our conference dinner in Parliament House.
The call for abstracts opened in December and closes on March 31.
More than 900,000 Americans lose their doctors to suicide each year but doctors are finally beginning to talk about it.
by Neal Ungerleider (4th February 2016)
It's no secret that doctors often work shifts of more than 24 hours without time to adequately rest or eat. It's no secret either that many practicing physicians and medical students are tasked with punishing woekloads, and either blame themselves when something goes wrong or become frustrated at a work culture that is rapidly changing.
And for many in the medical community, there's another thing that's no secret. Physicians and residents have a high suicide rate....Full article here
In March 2016 we were pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Garry Walter as inaugural Medical Director of the Doctors Health Advisory Service in NSW.
Professor Walter has a distinguished academic and clinical record, and a long-standing interest in the health and well-being of medical students and doctors. He holds a chair in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Sydney and is Clinical Director of Child and Youth Mental Health Services and a senior staff specialist in the North Sydney Local Health District. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012 for services to psychiatry and to medical education.
Professor Walter's part-time appointment will enable the Service to extend its reach in support of students and doctors throughout NSW and the ACT. The Medical Board of Australia is funding similar initiatives across Australia
We now have an office in AMA House St Leonards which will serve as a base for the DHAS staff.
The Service has separate funding to ensure that we continue to serve and support our colleagues in Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine.
Because our staff are part-time, we also rely on the support of GPs and specialists who have been so important in maintaining the Service on a voluntary basis for the past 40 years. Together we aim to ensure that every doctor, dentist, vet (and students in those disciplines) has timely access to care.