AMSA Global Health Conference (GHC)
Established in 2005 by members of the Australian Medical Students’ Association and originally known as the Developing World Conference, the Global Health Conference is a meeting of medical students from around Australia that aims to fulfil the desire of medical students to discuss broader issues relevant to global health.
The academic programme is filled with speakers from many disciplines, boasting speakers of extraordinary calibre. The 2014 Sydney GHC had speakers including Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, His Excellency Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Price Laureate and the past President of East Timor, and Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.
In 2015, the GHC held in Perth boasted an incredible range of thought-provoking workshops, on themes such as innovation, advocacy and evoking change as a medical professional.
The latest GHC, held in Newcastle in 2016, had another impressive array of speakers including Professor Peter Doherty AC, Nobel Loureate in Medicine and an Australian of the Year, Dr Fiona Lander, Medical Doctor and Human Rights lawyer, and Elliot Costello, Founder of Y-GAP.
The 13th Annual AMSA Global Health Conference will be held in Adelaide in August 2017, and will host medical students from across Australia and New Zealand.