AMA (NSW) & ASMOF (NSW) Medical Careers Expo 2017 – Australian Medical Association (NSW)
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AMA (NSW) & ASMOF (NSW) Medical Careers Expo 2017

May 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM AEST

If you have medical training questions, you will find the answers at the AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Medical Careers Expo.

It is the place for you to meet with senior doctors, representatives from Colleges, training organisations, NSW Health, AMA (NSW), and ASMOF (NSW) who can help you plot your career path and provide tips on how to stand out from the crowd.

Hear from a range of specialists – our biggest line-up yet – on their careers.

Our guest speakers and panel hosts will also be available for you to chat to individually in the Laidback Lounge.

Medical students, interns, and more advanced doctors-in-training will all find value in attending.

The Concourse is within walking distance from Chatswood Station but if you are driving, there is parking available underneath the venue for $8 for the day.

The admission price for the event covers morning tea, lunch, and coffee.

Guest Speakers

Dr Andrew Zuschmann

Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist, Staff Specialist at Sutherland and St George Hospitals, with a private practice in Miranda. AMA (NSW) Board Member.

Dr Carolyn Jameson

Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, examiner for RACS, member of the Kolling Institute, Staff Specialist surgeon at Auburn Hospital and surgeon with Sydney Bariatric Clinic, a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Sydney.

Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh & Dr Nikhil Pooviah

Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh (Co-founder and COO of CancerAid) and Dr Nikhil Pooviah (Founder & CEO of CancerAid). CancerAid is the number one cancer app on the App Store in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis

Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve, ambassador for the Australian Red Cross, human rights activist, and a refugee.

Dr Fred Betros

General surgeon practicing in Western Sydney and the Hawkesbury district in Sydney’s north-west, member of the RACS NSW Regional Board in General Surgical Training, active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, the inaugural recipient of the General Surgeons Australia Excellence in Surgical Teaching Award (NSW & ACT) and AMA (NSW) Board Member.

Dr Payal Mukherjee

An adult and paediatric ENT surgeon and a senior lecturer of surgery at The University of Sydney, executive member of the NSW regional committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and practices as a teacher and educator at both the SAN and RPA Hospitals.

Dr Tony Joseph

Director of Trauma (Emergency) and an Emergency Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.

Dr Vijay Roach

Obstetrician and gynaecologist who works in private and public practice, Vice-President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a lecturer at Sydney University. He is also the Chairman of The Gidget Foundation.

Dr Michelle Atkinson

Orthopaedic Surgeon subspecialising in Spinal Surgery. Her passion lies in discdegenerative disease and adult deformity. She has always been keen in maintaining independent and pain free mobility in the home for the elderly with spinal issues.

Dr Tessa Kennedy

Paediatric Registrar, Chair of The Alliance Doctors-in-Training Committee and Clinical Associate Lecturer for UNSW.

Dr Alan Pham

Paediatric Burns Registrar, Chair of ASMOF Medical Officers State Group Committee, Deputy Chair of The Alliance Doctors-in-Training Committee.

Anita Fletcher

HR professional and AMA (NSW) Careers Advisor. From a broad range of experience, Anita knows what does and doesn’t appeal to recruiters and selection panels. Anita can work with you to improve your CV and communication skills for interviews.

Additional speakers include:

Professor David Sillence – foundation chair of Medical Genetics in the University of Sydney. Prof Sillence was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day Honours

Dr Shehnarz Salindera – is a General Surgeon and Associate Conjoint Lecturer UNSW

Dr Gabrielle Bullock – Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists-- New South Wales Regional Committee member

Dr Andrew Pethebridge, Director of Psychiatry Training, St George Hospital

Dr Trung Ton – is an emergency registrar and a military engineering officer in the Army Reserve. He has been involved in global health leadership and mentoring for medical students and junior doctors. Dr Ton is also volunteers as a doctor in East Timor, is involved in several IT start ups, and is a photographer

Dr Brian Fernandes – Doctor-in-Training

Dr Sanjay Hettige – Doctor-in-Training

Dr Max Benness – Critical Care SRMO at Royal North Shore Hospital

Dr Jacqueline Ho – Resident medical officer at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney

Dr Lana Nguyen – Intern at Liverpool Hospital

Ms Jessica Moore – Manager, Medical Recruitment, Audit and Quality

Mr Lachlan Jones – AMA (NSW) Senior Advisor, Media & Communications Strategy

Mr Lawrence Muskitta – Digital Campaign Manager, Essential Media Communications

Ms Evangelie Polyzos – AMA (NSW) Doctors’ in Training Liaison Officer


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Time Event Host(s)
8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:20am Official Opening of AMA/ASMOF Careers Expo Dr Tessa Kennedy - Paediatric Registrar at the Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick.
Chair, Doctors in Training Committee
9:20am - 9:35am Digital Pathways in Medicine

Founders of CancerAid an innovative healthcare solution to change cancer care on a global scale.

Dr Nikhil Pooviah – Founder & CEO of CancerAid. Previously a Radiation Oncology Advanced Trainee at RPA, Dr Pooviah made the bold decision to change from clinical medicine to digital medicine.

Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh – Founder & COO of CancerAid. Completing his specialist qualifications in Radiation Oncology. Dr Murali-Ganesh has the vision of improving health care outcomes with the use of digital tools.

9:35 am - 9:50 am Non-Clinical Career Path

Researched humanitarian health coordination in Syria, his DPhil will equip him to develop new frameworks for international response to complex humanitarian crises.

Dr Trung Ton – Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Public Health, Diploma of Child Health and an International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance. Dr Ton is a graduate of the Royal Military College Australia, where he was dux of his class.
9:50 am - 9:55 am RANZCO

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist - Dr Nisha Sachdev

9:55 am - 10:35 am Interview Techniques and information on Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Andrew Zuschmann – Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist.
AMA (NSW) Board Member
10:35 am - 10:40 am RACS

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

10:40 am - 11:15 am Journey of a Refugee Physician

Apart from his academic and clinical roles, A/Prof Al Muderis is heavily involved in humanitarian work volunteering his time as a surgeon and as a human rights advocate. He has affiliations with Amnesty International, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and represents the Australian Red Cross.

A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis – Orthopaedic surgeon, author and human rights activist
11:15 am - 11:20 am RANZCP

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists - Dr Andrew Pethebridge

11:20 am - 12:15 pm Why My Specialty is Best!!

Panel Forum

Dr Brian Fernandes (moderator) (JMO)
Dr Tony Joseph (Emergency Medicine)
Dr Tessa Kennedy (Paediatrics)
Dr Alan Pham (Paediatric Burns)
Dr Vijay Roach (VP of RANZCOG)
Prof David Sillence (Medical Geneticist)
Dr Andrew Pethebridge (Psychiatry)
12:15 pm - 12:20 pm ANZCA

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists – Dr Gabrielle Bullock

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Surgical Careers

Panel Forum

Dr Jacqueline Ho (moderator)(RMO)
Dr Michelle Atkinson (Orthopaedics, spinal surgery)
Dr Fred Betros (General and Laparoscopic Surgeon)
Dr Carolyn Jameson (Metabolic, Obesity, Bariatric and General Surgeon)
Dr Payal Mukherjee (ENT)
Dr Shehnarz Salindra (General Surgeon)
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm BOQ Specialist - sponsor spot
1:05 pm - 1:35 pm Lunch
1:40 pm - 2:20 pm From Medical Student to Intern

Panel Forum

Dr Lana Nguyen (Intern)
Ms Jessica Moore (Manager, Medical Recruitment, Audit and Quality)
Dr Max Benness (Critical Care SRMO)
Ms Evangelie Polyzos (AMA (NSW) Doctors’ in Training Liaison Officer)
Dr Sanjay Hettige (Doctor-in-Training)
2:20 pm - 2:25 pm Cutcher & Neale - sponsor spot
2:25 pm - 2:50 pm Mingle with sponsors and College representatives
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Personal branding is essential to career success

Mr Lachlan Jones (AMA (NSW) Senior Advisor Media and Communications Strategy)
Mr Lawrence Muskitta
(Digital Campaign Manager- Essential Media)
Ms Anita Fletcher (AMA (NSW) Careers Advisor)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Career Planning, CVs, and Interviews Ms Anita Fletcher (AMA (NSW) Careers Advisor)
Ms Evangelie Polyzos
(AMA (NSW) DIT Liaison Officer)
4:00pm Lucky door prize draw

Date / Time

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Registration: 8:30am

Event Close: 4:00pm


Chastwood Concourse
Civic Pavillion


Members: $10

Non-Members: $15


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May 6, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


(02) 9439 8822


Chatswood Concourse, Civic Pavillion
409 Victoria Ave
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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