AMSA National Convention
Over fifty years ago, a handful of Queensland medical students took the initiative to unite Australia's medical student body, resulting in the very first AMSA Convention. From a simple gathering around a pint to share experiences, Convention has grown into one of the largest annual gatherings for medical students, fostering the exchange of innovative and progressive ideas amongst the present and future members of the medical profession. Every day and night of the week that is Convention is filled with Academic and Social events that students will remember for a lifetime. The Academic program features four days of inspirational and thought-provoking addresses from world-renowned speakers, and workshops. The evenings are filled with ample opportunity to engage with other medical students from across Australia and New Zealand in the out-of-the-world social program. The past fifty years of medicine have been punctuated by great advances in knowledge and technology as well as major shifts in the way we teach and practice medicine, and Convention continues to celebrate these and encourages students to be part of the next advances. The 59th Annual AMSA National Convention will be held in Perth in 2018, and will host 1500 medical students from across Australia and New Zealand.