Biennial Conference for the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine


30 June to 4 July 2015
Australian Catholic University, North Sydney
Topic: Missions, Methods and Management

The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine will hold its 14th Biennial Conference in Sydney from Tuesday 30th June to Friday 3rd July 2015, with an additional tour day on Saturday 4th July.

The venue for the conference will be at The Australian Catholic University campus at North Sydney and the format will resemble the arrangements developed during the Society’s many highly successful previous conferences. Features will be a series of plenary sessions with lectures by distinguished international and local speakers, a witness seminar that will focus on changes in the administration of health services over the past 50 years, and many concurrent sessions at which researchers can present their original work.

The conference will start on the Tuesday with an optional walking tour of several sites of cultural and medical historical interest in the City of Sydney leading up to an early evening presentation of The Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture at the State Library of New South Wales. A gala dinner will occur on the Thursday evening. The Saturday optional excursion will be to Sydney’s historically important former Quarantine Station, set in the spectacular but tranquil scenery of a secluded cove near the North Head of Sydney Harbour.

The organising committee invites anyone – whether a member of the Society or not – to attend and participate. It promises to provide a resoundingly interesting programme. It invites all who are involved in the history of medicine and related disciplines to submit abstracts of their work for consideration for acceptance for presentation. It will offer a number of grants to postgraduate students to assist them to attend and present their work. We encourage all who are interested in the history of medicine to attend and help make our 14th Biennial Conference an outstanding success.

We look forward to sharing the Conference and Sydney with you in 2015.

Charles George
Conference Convenor

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