2023 International Medical Symposium (IMS)

The Tri-nation Alliance International Medical Symposium (IMS) will be held on Friday, 10 March 2023 at the Amora Hotel in Sydney.

IMS brings leaders from the medical profession, educators, regulators and policy makers together to address big-picture subjects from across the sector. Now in its ninth year, IMS is an annual event that reinforces the strong historical relationship between medical professions from Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Cementing these ties, a formal agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists created the Tri-Nation Alliance.

The theme “Providing equitable care to all our communities” is relevant to health professionals from all member countries. With a focus on higher medical education, delegates will explore how specialist training can support and enhance access to healthcare for critical populations experiencing difficulties in accessing healthcare, due to location or isolation, social determinants or other specific issues.

Anyone who has an interest in medical education is invited to attend. Please share this with your colleagues and we hope to see you there.

Registrations are now open!

Invited speakers

Location, venue and accommodation

The meeting will be held at Amora Jamison Sydney, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney. Tel: +61 2 9696 2500. If you wish to book at the Amora, please click here for the booking form. This is to be returned directly to the Amora.

Sydney CBD has lots of accommdation options that will suit any budget.  Please visit booking.com for availability.

If you are visting pre or post the meeting, please check out some fantastic options to visit and see in Sydney and New South Wales.

Program

Please click here to view the meeting program.

Cost and registration

Registration is now open. Register online with your ANZCA college ID.

All other members including allied health members and other medical specialties can also register online. Please select “Create a new account” and enter your details. Once you are set up, search for the event and register. You will also be able to use your ID number and password to register for future meetings. If you require assistance, please contact ANZCA events.

All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.

Full registration: $550
Allied health professionals / trainee / retired registration: $165

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD program can claim the Knowledge and skills ‘Learning sessions’ activity.

If you're not a member of our CPD program
Delegates who are not participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.

COVID-19 information

We take our responsibility to ensure the safety of our members, contributors, visitors, and staff at all our meetings seriously. Please visit the NSW Government website for the latest updates.

We recommend that all delegates, staff, contractors, participants and visitors involved in the meeting are vaccinated.

We will not be liable for any loss or damages to delegates that are caused by factors beyond our control, including but not limited to any imposed or potentially imposed COVID-19 related restrictions and regulations. We recommend all delegates carefully check the details of any insurance coverage you may hold, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your travel and accommodation bookings.

If you are travelling from overseas, please visit the Australian government website. We encourage you to visit this site regularly to keep up to date on restrictions and requirements.

Code of conduct

ANZCA is committed to a respectful and safe environment for all interactions inclusive of its conferences and meetings.

This meeting is governed by all relevant ANZCA policies in relation to professional behaviour and conduct, including in relation to bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

This meeting is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery or the use of personal photos without permission is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

Respectful behaviour is expected at all times from all participants. Appropriate behaviour respects difference and diversity, respects privacy, and handles disagreement politely. Honesty and fair dealing is expected.

Obtaining consent to quote others, use presentations or take photographs is appropriate and shows the respect expected of participants of the Combined SIG meeting.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an ANZCA events person or the meeting convenor.

Alternatively you can make a report via email here. All personal details will remain confidential, issues raised will be investigated and necessary action taken to prevent a recurrence.

Sustainability at our events

As part of the ANZCA's commitment to environmental sustainability we have eliminated printed collateral and single use plastic. We no longer provide satchels, print programs or function tickets for our meetings.
 
The meeting will utilise digital signage and where possible single use signage has been eliminated. If printed signage is required we ensure it is printed on material that is or can be recycled.  

Since 2016, items we have eliminated from events include satchels, bottled water, and paper based tickets. Your support of these environmental changes has helped drive the success and strengthened the positive impact on our meeting footprint. We know working together, we will continue to do better.
 
Where possible we have eliminated plastic name badges and when these are required we source materials that have been treated with EcoPure®, an organic additive designed to enhance the speed of plastic decomposition in landfills. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own Keep Cups and use the water stations for re-filling water bottles.

ANZCA upholds a commitment to host events at venues that have a publicly available sustainability statement. We’ve worked with venues who have their organic waste converted to fertiliser and green electricity and have unused food given to people in need and diverting food waste from landfill.
 
We continue to strive towards fostering a more sustainable future for our members and the community.

Sponsorship

If you would like to be involved in the International Medical Symposium please contact the meeting organiser.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    10 March

  • Time

    8am-5pm

  • Location

    Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney

Last updated 10:45 19.12.2022