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A number of Ambassadors have featured in the media recently and received honours or appointments, including Professor Susan Davis who was recently appointed President Elect of the International Menopause Society.

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Upcoming Ambassador conferences

View what is coming up in the Club Melbourne calendar, including events in 2017.

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Indigenous eye health discussed at RANZCO Congress

September 2016

Over a thousand delegates are expected at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (RANZCO) 48th Annual Scientific Congress at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this November. 

As well as guests from across Australia and New Zealand, an international contingent from the Asia-Pacific region is expected. One of the attendees to the congress will be Club Melbourne Ambassador, Professor Hugh Taylor AC. 

Professor Taylor and his fellow ophthalmologists will discuss the latest developments as well as network with other practitioners. He still highly values the social component of conferences. 

“They bring people together. You can learn about the advancements in ophthalmology over the internet, but there is nothing quite like the value you get out of discussing it face to face. The social interaction is a very important part of events like RANZCO 2016. It helps creates a cohesiveness in the sector,” Professor Taylor said.

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Melbourne conference first of its kind

September 2016

Ambassador Professor Ravi Savarirayan, with support from Club Melbourne, is responsible for establishing the first Asia Pacific Bone Disorders Symposium, taking place in Melbourne later this month.

The symposium will attract clinicians, allied health workers, researchers, students and scientists. What makes the symposium unique is it is also suitable for patients and families who would like to attend and learn more about their conditions.

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Dr Insel: Challenging conventions of effective treatment

September 2016

This year at the annual Graeme Clark Oration, Dr Thomas R Insel asked those sitting in the audience to think beyond what we currently provide people with brain disorders.  

“Currently diagnosis is based on how you sound to me when I interview you, and then turning that into an objective science,” said Dr Insel. He is not disputing the essential nature of this form of diagnosis. But as far as ensuring correct diagnosis, early intervention and ensuring quality of care (factors we know that are often attributed to why the healthcare system fails those with brain disorders), Dr Insel believes patients need far more than what the system currently provides to lead functional and full lives.

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