International Medical Symposium

On Friday March 10, 2017 ANZCA is honoured to be hosting the signature event of the Tri-nation Alliance: the International Medical Symposium, to be held in The Arts Centre, Melbourne. 

The Tri-nation Alliance comprises five medical colleges, spanning three nations, Australia, New Zealand and Canada:


  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

Being a world leader requires collaboration, exploration, vision sharing and continually reviewing standards and practices with other experts. You are invited to join Fellows and trainees from the participating colleges, other clinicians, educators, managers, regulators, administrators and college staff-members as like-minded individuals from all around the world engage on educational and professional matters.

We hope to see you at this unique event. Mark the date: Friday March 10, 2017!

Dr Ian Graham (Chair) and Dr Leona Wilson, ANZCA
Professor Richard Doherty and Dr Marie-Louise Stokes, RACP
Associate Professor Stephen Tobin, RACS
Dr Margaret Aimer and Elaine Halley, RANZCP
Dr Craig Campbell and Dr Ken Harris, RCPSC

2017 IMS conference organising group



Registration for the International Medical Symposium will open soon.



The program for the 2017 International Medical Symposium will build on previous symposia and focus on ‘Leading change’ in healthcare and the medical profession, including:


  • Leading change in the culture of medicine - Building respect and improving safety in medicine.  
  • Leading change in the practice of medicine - Evolving scope of practice and competency-based lifelong learning.
  • Leading change in healthcare systems - New models and systems of care e.g. in perioperative medicine, medical and surgical oncology. 
  • Leading change in indigenous health and healthcare across three diverse nations.
  • Leading change in postgraduate medical education through evaluation, research and development. 

The program is coming soon.


What’s on in Melbourne

Monday 13 March is Labour Day, a public holiday in Victoria and the Labour Day long weekend is full to the brim with exciting activities, festivals and entertainment. Stay after the conference to enjoy what Melbourne has to offer!

Moomba Festival - March 10-13. A celebrated part of the Melbourne events calendar for 60 years, Moomba hosts an exciting program of events and family entertainment over the Labour Day weekend.

2017 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix – Running from Tuesday 14 – Monday 20 March, this huge international event attracts millions of visitors to Melbourne from around the world to revel in this exciting and intense sporting event.



Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Participants in the ANZCA CPD program can claim this event in Knowledge and Skills category. 

Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Participants in the RACP MyCPD program can claim attendance at this event under the Group Learning category.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada
Participants of the International Medical Symposium qualify for one credit per hour under section 1 accredited group learning.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
CPD accreditation is being sought from RANZCP.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
CME approval is being sought from RACS.

Certificates of attendance will be available for those claiming study leave.



For further information or to register please visit the meeting website or contact Senior Events Officer:
Alexis Marsh
P: +61 3 9510 6299
ANZCA House, 630 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004

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