AMSA Hobart conference 2010

Excitement building to fever pitch with the final preparations for Australian Medical Student Association (AMSA) conference in Hobart from Sunday 4th July to Sunday 11th July 2010.

AMSA Convention this year has proven more popular than ever! The registration system processed the first 800 in under 5 minutes, selling out in 4 minutes and 2 seconds. Disappointed? – fear not as some partial registrations have just been released.

I am really looking forward to discussing the implications of future information technology development and the use of social media in medical education. Hopefully the technological wizardry of the conference organizers will extend to facilitating a live streaming conversation with fellow emergency physician and founder of Emergency Medicine: Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP), Dr Mel Herbert on the Tuesday morning.

In addition I am looking forward to hearing words of wisdom from notable speakers such as Sir Gustav Nossal, the only man I know with more post-nominal letters than a scrabble board (AC KtCBE MB BS BSc(Med) PhD HonMDMainz HonMDNcl HonMDLeeds HonDScSyd HonDScQld HonLLDMon FRCP FRACP FRACMA FRACOGHon FRSE FTS PresAA FRS)

Monday Plenary Tuesday Plenary Thursday Plenary Friday Plenary
- Dr Robb Whitehood
- Glen Gerreyn
- Prof John Aitken
- Prof John Murtagh
- Dr Mike Cadogan
- Sir Gustav Nossal - Dr Charlie Teo
- Dr Peter Spitzer
- Glen McGrath
Monday Workshop Tuesday Workshop Thursday Workshop Friday Workshop
- Stress Busting
- Maggot Therapy
- Autoimmune Disease
- Women In Surgery
- Plastic Surgery in Africa
- Toxicology
- Physiogonomy
- Cocktail Making
- Magic Hands
- Doctor becomes patient

Wednesday is the designated day for the Emergency Medicine Challenge (EMC) and a Sporting Challenge!

This year EMC is going wild! The emergencies will astound you, the medicine will confound you and the challenge will leave you wondering why you didn’t stay safe and warm in your bed. Not for the faint-hearted, Hobart2010′s Emergency Medical Challenge will be the challenge it calls itself! So step into your running shoes, throw on your raincoat and grab your Oxford handbook. It’s time to start gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime!

…or you can earn some cold hard cash with the Hobart 2010 competitions

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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