The 53rd annual Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) National Convention is reaching its conclusion after a spectacular week, which has brought over 1000 medical students to Perth to engage in a world-class academic conference.
AMSA President, Mr James Churchill, said the Convention allowed AMSA to fulfil its mission to connect, inform and represent Australia’s next generation of doctors.
“The 2012 AMSA Convention has refreshed, motivated and inspired delegates to continue their studies, achieve their ambitions and effect positive change in our world,” Mr Churchill said.
“This year, AMSA National Convention has provided an exceptional academic program with world-class speakers including Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Mr Mick Malthouse, Professor Fiona Wood and Kevin Rudd,” he said.
Dozens of organisations have come together to support the event and to expose students to new ideas and innovations in health, including the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) and DonateLife.
A team of students from Victoria’s Monash University have won the Emergency Medical Challenge, which involves university teams competing to provide the best medical care in a range of simulated emergency situations.
AMSA National Convention also provides an opportunity for students to present medical research. This year, University of Adelaide medical student Victoria Cox was awarded the prize for best research presentation for her research examining the relationship between blood vessels in the neck and stroke.
The final of the NEHTA Debating Series to be held later today will see teams from the University of Western Australia and the University of Sydney battle to win the prestigious competition.
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