What is Academics?
3-5 delegates per team.
Register your AMSA representative!
Confirm interest by the 20th of May.
Submit your team captain 3rd of June.
Preliminary rounds are held on the 5th, 6th and 8th of July.
Finals on Saturday the 9th of July.
Australia's Brainiest Medical Student
Who is Australia’s Brainiest Med Student?! The entire AMSA congregation will battle it out for the coveted title with daily trivia questions designed to test your speed, intellect and ability to recall the lowest-yield facts imaginable.
Heats will be conducted throughout the week which all delegates can participate in.
Finals on the 9th of July. The top three universities will nominate two representatives (one male and one female) onto the main stage to compete in a game show style finale.
3 Minute Thesis
Involved in medical research? Can you capture your audience and pitch your findings within 3 minutes? 3MT® is YOUR chance to showcase the high quality research your talent and persistence has produced to hundreds of medical students at AMSA national convention.
A google form for applications will be sent to AMSA reps and delegate eNews.
Calling out to all the budding Marie Curie’s and Alexander Fleming’s of our generation. Have you done research during your degree and made some important discoveries? Perhaps a step towards a cure for cancer, a new way to detect Alzheimer’s early, or a miracle drug to keep us all awake during lectures and rounds? Submit your research poster to NEW22 to see your name in lights and WIN attractive prizes!
An online Google form will be sent to AMSA reps and delegate eNews.
We are so lucky to be able to hold our event at two EPIC venues, Newcastle City Hall and Civic Theatre, Newcastle.
The perfect blend between old world charm with real ~royalty~ vibes and new innovative speakers will leave you breathless for more.
Dr Katie Daw
Dr Angela Jay
Prof Nicholas Talley & Dr Simon O'Connor
Dr Sonia Henry
Dr Sonia Henry (FRACGP) is a best-selling author and general practitioner working in remote Australia including the Pilbara, WA, Northern Territory and beyond. Her best-selling debut novel ‘Going Under’ is an irreverent account of internship and has received national media coverage, featuring on Channel 7 and ABC breakfast.
Come and listen to her speak about her story and her exciting new book that will be touching on inequities in healthcare, questionably behaved doctors, a lot of hard drinking and general misadventure - themes we are all too familiar with!
Steven Bradbury is Australia's first Winter Olympics Gold Medalist, having won gold in speed skating. Now, a motivational speaker who is highly acquainted with performing under extreme pressure, overcoming physical and mental challenges, Steven is a great fit to teach us how to reach our goals, not only as doctors, but also in life.
Dr Dinesh Palipana and Jimmy Jan
Dr Kelvin Kong
Professor Kelvin Kong is a proud Worimi man and a highly esteemed Paediatric ENT surgeon who has played a critical role in education, research and advocacy. Professor Kong was the first Indigenous Australian surgeon and currently one of three Indigenous Australian surgeons.
He is an active member of RACS and ASOHNS, serving on multiple advisory Boards and Committees, including the Indigenous Health and Fellowship Services Committee. He is currently serving as secretary of the Australia and New Zealand Society Paediatric Otolaryngology, chair of Mina (aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee for RACS) and Cancer Australia’s advisory Board.
Professor Kelvin Kong has been an active advocate for Indigenous Health issues which has led him towards an active involvement in research, lecturing and teaching within the medical community.
Dr Kerry Chant
Dr Kerry Chant is the Chief Health Officer of New South Wales, who rose to prominence this year when she appeared on our screens during the daily COVID updates.
Unfazed by the political drama across state borders regarding the pandemic, she demonstrated how public health should be delivered - supported by evidence-based medicine.
Dr Chant has a particular interest in blood borne virus infections, communicable diseases prevention and control, and Indigenous Australian health. She also directed NSW through the SARS and Swine Flu outbreaks with success, and successfully guided the HIV policy in NSW which has resulted in the state having one of the lowest HIV infection rates.