Global Health Conference (GHC)

Originally known as the Developing World Conference, and established in 2005 by members of the Australian Medical Students’ Association, 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 inaugural conference hosted 200 delegates in Sydney, whilst the 2006 conference in Perth saw more than 250 students attend. In 2007, Adelaide took the conference to new heights, hosting over 300 delegates at an event that sold out nationwide in less than 12 hours.

The academic programme is filled with speakers from many disciplines, including workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres, Health Advisors to Non-for-profit organisations, Politicians and many many more; while the social programme allows students to meet like-minded individuals from around the country.

The Global Health Conference aims to educate and empower medical students with knowledge about global health.

Pre-GHC Workshops

Are you interested in upskilling yourself in a setting outside of med school?

AMSA Global Health offers you the perfect opportunity, with Training New Trainers (TNT) and Think Global Workshops. These three-day workshops are brought to you by the AGH and the IFMSA, and will run every year in September prior to the AMSA Global Health Conference (GHC).

Training New Trainers

This TNT is looking to equip students from the Asia-Pacific region with the skills needed to plan, coordinate and facilitate training sessions on a wide range of topics. These topics range from project management and campaigning skills, right through to global health issues such as climate change and health.

Think Global

Think Global is an initiative project of the IFMSA, focused on Global Health Education. These are a chance to learn about a topic in depth. Issues have ranged from Sustainable development to the MDGs. TG will provide a platform for medical students to engage with the issues and rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs!

Applications usually occur in April/May for the September event. For more information, please contact the AMSA Global Health training coordinator at