2016 DRS National Conference

The 2016 DRS National Conference was held in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22-23 October 2016. The venue was the Lord Forrest Room at the Federal Hotel, . You can still download the conference flyer.

Guest speakers on the Saturday morning (22 October) included Dr Alice McGushin on Climate Change and Dr Raewyn Mutch on Refugee Health. A policy session on the Saturday afternoon allowed members to collectively revise some important aspects of DRS policy.

The conference dinner took place on the Saturday evening at The Raw Kitchen, High Street, Fremantle.

Our Annual General Meeting took place on the Sunday morning (23 October).

The conference report is available here.

2013 DRS National Conference

The 2013 conference was held in Melbourne 19-20th October at Ross House 247 Flinders Lane.

Speakers included:

  • Richard Di Natale:
  • Greens Health Spokesperson;
  • Fiona Armstrong: Convenor Climate and Health Alliance, previously Chair, Australian HealthCare Reform Alliance;
  • Helen Keleher, Medicare Locals;
  • Freya Langham, AMSA Global Health

Registration 9.30-10am Saturday ($90 – med students $10); 9.30-10am Sunday: Annual General Meeting for members


2012 DRS National Conference

The Doctors Reform Society held the 2012 National Conference and AGM on 29-30 September in the State Library of Western Australia, Perth.

Conference report by Elissa Campbell.

Venue: Great Southern Room, State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth.

Our conference timetable was:

Saturday September 29th

  • 1000-1030 registration, tea/coffee
  • 1030-1032 welcome, acknowledgement of country
  • 1032-1145 Talk 1 – Melissa Sweet – “Some tips for navigating the changing media landscape”
  • 1145-1300 Talk 2 – Linda Selvey – “Living in a changing climate”
  • 1300-1345 lunch
  • 1345-1500 Talk 3 – Dave Paul – “Changing the health workforce as a key step towards closing the gap”
  • 1515-1530 afternoon tea
  • 1530-1715 Policy discussion session. Alison Creagh (WA DRS president) to chair.
  • 1715 finish
  • Conference dinner details yet to be finalised.

Sunday September 30th

  • 1015-1130 AGM
  • 1130-1145 Morning tea
  • 1145-1300 AGM