30 June - 4 July 2015 | Australian Catholic University , North Sydney | 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, International Society for the history of medicine: VIII conference

Program Overview

To view a copy of the full program including presentation titles (updated - 18 June, draft), please click here.

Program Features

  • Ample opportunities to present and attend a broad range of talks on the history of healthcare
  • Welcome reception with official opening by Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir 
  • Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture at State Library of NSW 
  • Witness Seminar - Levers of Power: Managing Health Services?
  • Postgraduate student research grants
  • Medical history walk
  • Gala dinner by Sydney Harbour

Witness Seminar

Theme: ‘Levers of Power: Managing Health Services?’

Information on the Witness Seminar and what to expect within this session can be found here.

The Witness Seminar will feature the following panel participants:

  • Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder - Menzies Centre for Health Policy at University of Sydney (Chair)
  • Emeritus Professor Peter Baume - Former Health Minister
  • Dr Diana Horvath - NSW Doctors' Dispute
  • Associate Professor Charles George - Renal Physician
  • Dr Robert Herkes - Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • Professor Dimity Pond - Professor of General Practive, University of Newcastle
  • Mr Raymond Skerman - Historical Developments in hospital administration

Ben Haneman Lecture

The Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture for 2015 will be delivered at the State Library of NSW with drinks and canapés on arrival.

Keynote Speaker Simon Chaplin will be delivering the lecture titled 'The Medical Library is History'.

This lecture will be open to the general public and tickets are limited.

Other Programme Features:

New opportunities for oral historians interested in the history of medicine.

Wednesday 1 July will feature an oral history strand headed by Professor Linda Bryder talking about her oral history project on nursing in the 1950s -1960s. Reduced rates are offered to members of Oral History Australia. Research students who are members of ANZSHM can apply for student grants to attend the conference and are also eligible to enter their papers for the Ben Haneman Memorial Prize.

14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
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