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AMA (NSW) & ASMOF (NSW) Medical Careers Expo 2017

May 6 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST

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 Michelle Atkinson, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Michelle Atkinson is a leading Orthopaedic Surgeon subspecialising in Spinal Surgery.

Graduating from Newcastle University, her Orthopaedic training has been Sydney-based with several spinal surgeon placements at rural base hospitals.

After attaining her fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery, Michelle travelled to Centres of Excellence in Spinal Surgery to complete further fellowships in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Louisville, Kentucky in the USA, and Birmingham in the UK.

Her passion lies in disc degenerative disease, adult deformity and maintaining independent and pain free mobility in the home for the elderly with spinal issues.

Dr Carolyn Jameson, Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Carolyn Jameson MBBS BSc(Hons) PhD FRACS is a qualified bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon.

She completed surgical fellowship training through RPA, St Vincent’s Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital and post-fellowship training through the Westmead Hospitals.

Dr Jameson is an examiner for RACS, member of the Kolling Institute, Staff Specialist surgeon at Auburn Hospital and surgeon with Sydney Bariatric Clinic.

Dr Jameson participates in the emergency on call General Surgery roster at Auburn Hospital, is the Director of Training for the Sydney South West Surgical Skills Network and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Sydney.

A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis, Orthopaedic Surgeon

A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. He is also an Ambassador for the Australian Red Cross, human rights activist, and a refugee. He came to Australia by boat.

Born in Baghdad, at the age of 27, A/Prof Al Muderis had to flee Iraq as a young doctor having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. A/Prof Al Muderis endured a life-threatening journey to Australia. After spending 10 months in Curtin Detention Centre, upon his release, he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

He is now one of three surgeons worldwide pioneering a revolutionary technology known
as Osseointegration. As a leading surgeon in this complex reconstructive and robotic
surgery, A/Prof Al Muderis has helped more than 270 amputees from around the world to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.

Dr Payal Mukherjee, ENT

Dr Payal Mukherjee is an adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon with special skills in advanced ear surgery.

Following her ENT training in Sydney, she attained further subspecialty post-fellowship training in otology, Cochlear implantation and lateral skull base surgery in Oxford and London.

Dr Mukherjee is a senior lecturer of surgery at The University of Sydney and the ENT lead for research at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery.

She is an 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 in addition to her role as surgeon.

Additional speakers include:

Dr Tessa Kennedy – Paediatric Registrar and Chair of The Alliance DIT Committee
Dr Andrew Zuschmann – Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and AMA Board Director
Dr Brian Fernandes – Doctor-in-Training
Dr Alan Pham – Paediatric Burns Registrar, Chair of ASMOF State Medical Officers Group, Deputy Chair of The Alliance DIT Committee
Dr Annika Smith – Dermatologist
Dr Maximilian Benness – RMO
Dr Tony Joseph – Director of Trauma (Emergency) and an Emergency Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Sanjay Hettige – Doctor-in-Training
Dr Max Benness – Critical Care SRMO at Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Lana Nguyen – Intern at Liverpool Hospital
Dr Shehnarz Salindera – General Surgeon and Associate Conjoint Lecturer UNSW
Ms Jessica Moore – Manager, Senior Medical Recruitment, Audit and Quality
Mr Lachlan Jones – AMA (NSW) Senior Advisor, Media & Communications Strategy
Mr Lawrence Muskitta – Essential Media
Ms Evangelie Polyzos – AMA (NSW) Doctors’ in Training Liaison Officer
Ms Anita Fletcher – AMA (NSW) Careers Advisor

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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Showbag insert sponsor


May 6
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


(02) 9439 8822


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