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 for the exchange of innovative and progressive ideas amongst the present and future members of the medical profession.
The seven days and nights of Convention are filled with Academic and Social events that students will remember for a lifetime. The Academic program features five 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 notorious 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 54th Annual AMSA National Convention Gold Coast 2013 will focus on the journey of medical students through their careers, and highlight the opportunities that exist to expand beyond the normal – cutting edge research, adventure, leadership and much much more.
Convention be held in Adelaide in 2014. Make sure to stay tuned for more details!