Other Events

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February 2017

3rd World Congress on Clinical Lipidology

10-12 February 2017

The Third World Congress of Clinical Lipidology to be hosted in the beautiful city of Brisbane, Australia will build on the success of the previous conferences hosted in Budapest and Vienna. The Conference is aimed at healthcare professionals, who would like to increase their knowledge in Lipid disorders.

Lipid disorders remains amongst the most important treatable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. While we have better and better drugs available to treat dyslipidemias, residual risk remains and many patients do not reach their targets.

This conference aims to deal with all aspects of lipid disorders from diagnosis to treatment, from diet to novel lipid lowering drugs, from adverse events to compliance issues.

Prominent speakers will exchange updated information and guidelines in the treatment of lipid disorders. Current and future lipid lowering therapies will be discussed in plenary lectures and small workshops by world leaders in lipidology. Click HERE to view all the invited speakers

Conference attendees will gain unique and powerful insights into the latest research, developments and treatments. Leading clinicians from around the world will contribute to a cutting edge program that aims to capture the scope and depth of the exciting field of lipidology.

Topics include:

  • Classification and Detection of Dyslipidemias
  • Lipid Guidelines
  • Atherosclerosis Imaging
  • Familial Dyslipidemias
  • Difficult to Treat Hyperlipidemia
  • Statin Resistance / Intolerance
  • Lipid Control in Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diet and Neutraceuticals
  • Novel Drugs
  • HDL, TG, LP(a)
  • Apheresis

Date:10-12 February 2017
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 December, 2016
Click HERE to submit and abstract

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: 10 December, 2016

For more information please visit the Conference Website

RACMA Summer Professional Development Forum

23 – 25 February 2017

RACV City Club, Melbourne

The Summer Forum will provide a choice from a range of practical CPD activities, including workshops presented by renowned Australian and international educators. All workshops have been specifically designed around the needs of medical managers. The focus is on practical skills enhancement, pitched at a level appropriate for an experienced medical leader. Candidates, trainees and members of other Colleges are warmly invited.

Website: http://www.racmacme.com.au/summer/

March 2017

7th International Conference on Fixed Combination Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome (Fixed Combination)

2-5 March 2017

The event will take place in Cannes, France on March 2-5, 2017.

Fixed combination has become popular over the recent years. It enables us to treat the patients with smaller amounts of tablets, thus improving compliance and effectiveness of treatment. It simplifies treatment, may decrease costs and minimizes the likelihood of missed doses. In specific cases it enables us to give lower doses of each component drug and thus combination therapy may reduce side effects. As a result, fixed combination therapy has shown to improve adherence and patients’ clinical outcomes.

The scientific program will be designed to cover a wide range of cardiovascular diseases including cardiovascular risk factors and their treatment. It will include compelling topics such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome. The complications, like Heart Failure, Renal Dysfunction, Peripheral Vascular Disease and the use of combination therapy in these conditions will also be discussed. Various aspects of the Polypill, combination of two, three and even more medications in the same tablet, their feasibility and applicability, will also raise in discussions.

The conference is intended for experts in the fields of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, internal medicine, cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, hyperlipidemia, family medicine, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants. All are invited to explore the current and future role of fixed combinations in the treatment of hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes.

For more information and to register go to the Conference Website HERE

ANZCA Tri-nation Alliance: the International Medical Symposium

10 March 2017

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.

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.

For further information, please visit: http://www.anzca.edu.au/events/international-medical-symposium

LUPUS 2017 & ACA 2017

26-29 March 2017

The 12th In​ternational Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (LUPUS 2017) & the 7th Asian Congress on Autoimmunity (ACA 2017) are proud to invite you to Melbourne, Australia, 26-29 March 2017.

This exciting joint SLE Congress and Autoimmunity Congress will be a platform for building bridges between clinicians and basic researchers, focusing on global progress in translational research in SLE and autoimmunity. The theme of ACA will be "Microbiome, nutrition and autoimmunity".

Join colleagues from multiple disciplines, including rheumatology, immunology, nephrology, dermatology and autoimmunity to explore the latest findings and practices at this highly anticipated joint-congress.​

Abstract Deadline: 19 October 2016
Early Registration Deadline: 19 December 2016​

Click HERE for more information or visit the Conference Website

ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

29 March - 1 April 2017

The Australasian Socity for Infectious Diseases Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Leura in the Blue Mountains, NSW at the Fairmont Resort from Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 1 April 2017.

It is the leading Australasian meeting for adult and paediatric infectious disease and clinical microbiology specialists. The conference is an ideal opportunity for connecting clinicians, microbiologists and other health professions with a common interest in infectious diseases and provides a friendly forum for the exchange of scientific advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of clinical infectious diseases. International speakers will offer expert global perspectives on our themes and Australasian research and expertise will be highlighted with keynote lectures, proffered papers, symposia and educational workshops.

This year’s theme is Infectious Disease into the Future and will include a special focus on Climate Change, the Zika Virus, New Technologies, New Drugs and One Health. International speakers include Professor Elizabeth Molyneux, Dr John Reeder and Professor Pei-Jer Chen. Our visiting international speakers will provide a global perspective throughout the sessions, with several keynote lectures in their areas of expertise. The conference will include proffered papers, symposia and educational workshops.

Registrations now OPEN
Early bird rates close: 27 January 2017
Late Registration closes: 4 March 2017
Click HERE to register

For more information visit the conference website


29 June 2017

Antimicrobial Resistance Summit following the Communicable Diseases Control Conference.

More information coming soon...

April 2017

May 2017

Pan African Congress of Integrative Medicine (PACIM 2017)

4-5 May 2017

In May 2017 the South African Society of Integrative Medicine is hosting the first Trans African Integrative Conference.

Chronic diseases of lifestyle are now responsible for 60% of deaths in the world and these are due to unhealthy diets, smoking, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and stress. This had led to the epidemic of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, along with the associated morbidity. What are required now are health practitioners that understand good lifestyle practices and ways to return ill-health to superior health again. Health does the healing.

The Integrative Conference features four medical specialists from overseas: an Integrative Medical Oncologist, an Integrative Medical Pediatrician, a PhD expert in fatty acids and nutritional interventions for neurological disorders, and a Associate Professor of Medicine. Many other experts in the field will be presenting.

Integrative medicine is an approach that meets concerns by the public and the medical profession for more effective, compassionate, patient-centered medicine. It takes into account the whole person (body-emotions-mind-spirit and matter-energy-information), including all aspects of lifestyle. It uses both conventional approaches such as drugs and surgery, but tends to emphasize approaches that support healthy functions using natural products. Over the past 15 years the number of medical schools providing education related to Integrative Medicine has grown significantly around the world, as doctors become frustrated with symptomatic approaches and seek approaches that heal the person and revert ill-health to better health.

Integrative medicine combines both the art and the science of medicine in a way that is fluid, creative and honors the needs of the patient and the dynamic way the body attempts to heal itself.

Please join us in a creative conversation that speaks to the needs of our time to change mindsets, and open medicine to a more health-orientated approach to dealing with the chronic disease burden.

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Call for abstracts now open! - see a list of topics HERE, or submit your abstract HERE

Click HERE to view the program
Click HERE to register (secure your place at the early-bird registration rate by February 5th)

Click HERE to go to the conference website

MABEL Data Users Workshop
24 May 2017

The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics will be running a MABEL Data Users Workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 24 May 2017.

5th MABEL Research Forum
25 May 2017

The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the NHMRC, is pleased to announce that their 5th MABEL Research Forum will be held on Thursday 25 May 2017 in Melbourne.

June 2017

2nd International Medical Cannabis Conference 2017

4-6 June 2017

The 2nd International Medical Cannabis Conference will be held at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel from June 4-6, 2017

The opening session, "55 Years of Research – Where to Next" is an intergenerational discussion on cannabis research and its future application. This session is a tribute to Professor Raphael Mechoulam, who will be sharing his vision along with leading researchers,on the future of cannabis research.

The Cann10 conference 2017 will reveal a Startups pavilion and a grand exhibition of cutting edge cannabis related technologies

Lectures on:

  • Innovations in Cannabinoid Research
  • Medical Cannabis Indications and Challenges in Clinical Trials Performance
  • Will Cannabis Kill Pain Killers?
  • Future Technologies - 5 years from now
  • Cultivation Innovation for Growers
  • Adapting Medical Devices For the World of Cannabis
  • Cannabis Genetics Unearthed - Globalization/Standardization

Discussions on:

  • Plant to Medical Drug- Is Pharma the Future of Cannabis?
  • "Star Wars" – Pharma vs. Medical Cannabis – Which Star will Prevail?
  • Where is the money: Investments opportunities in the medical cannabis field
  • Regulation & Business

Early bird registration NOW OPEN!
Closes 15th March 2017

Click HERE to register
For more information, visit the Conference Website

RACMA Winter Professional Development Forum

15 – 17 June 2017

The Langham Melbourne

July 2017

19th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference

20-22 July 2017

Conference Series LLC takes pride to introduce the commencement of 19th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference from July 20-22, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events with over 1000+ Conferences, 1000+ Symposiums and 1000+ Workshops on Medical, Pharma, Engineering, Science, Technology and Business.

The Annual conference aims to provide an opportunity to share knowledge, expertise along with unparalleled networking opportunities between a large number of medical and industrial professionals in this sphere.The Annual Meetings gather renowned scientists, physicians, surgeons, young researchers, industrial delegates and talented student communities in the field of diabetic medicine under a single roof where networking and global partnering happens for the acceleration of future research.Scientific Sessions include various sessions which emphasis on Diabetes Types and Symptoms, Genesis of Diabetes, Pathophysiology of diabetes , Screening of Diabetes, Technologies for the Treatment of Diabetes, Transplantations in Diabetes, Rising Focus in Diabetes Research, Hereditary of diabetes, Methodologies to insulin administration, Neuro Endocrinology, Complications in diabetes, Computerized applications in Diabetes mitigations, Management of Diabetes, Biomarker Discovery for Treatment of Diabetes.

Diabetes Asia Pacific 2017 is an international platform for presenting research about diabetes management and therapeutics, exchanging ideas about it and thus, contributes to the dissemination of knowledge in the management of the disease for the benefit of the society.

Theme: Emphasis on Treatments and Exploring the Diabetic Complications

For more information, visit the WEBSITE

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October 2017

13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension

6-8 October 2017

You are invited to participate in the 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension to be held in Suntec Singapore from 6 – 8 October 2017.

Hypertension is not just a cardiovascular problem due to elevated blood pressure. Extended studies across species, context and time have shown that hypertension has many and complex facets to both its origins and its consequences. Hypertension is therefore of concern for all professionals in healthcare, whether physicians, nurses, biomedical scientists, pharmacists, or health administrators.

The scientific programme of APCH 2017 focuses on developing clinical strategies to prevent new cases, besides treating established hypertensive patients across the highly urbanized multi-ethnic population of 5.4 million persons. The congress will explore a number of clinically important and exciting issues emerging from research into the pathogenetic roles of sodium, and adrenal micro-adenomas. Care modelled on advanced nurse-practitioners and pharmacist-led systems feature in the seminars. Mobile phone-based apps to initiate and monitor antihypertensive treatment can exploit the interface between management guidelines and pragmatic solutions to feedback information to patients and their caring professionals.

Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Date: 6-8 October 2017'

For more information visit the conference website

RACMA Spring Professional Development Forum & Annual Conference

18 – 21 October 2017

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

ASID/ANZMIG Mycology Masterclass

26-28 October 2017

The Mycology MasterClass is held every 2 years and is internationally recognised as a valuable and prestigious advanced training program in medical mycology.

It attracts significant demand for places and will once again reflect current clinical and laboratory practice with a program of lectures and problem based learning exercises. The program has been formulated by ANZMIG and is a consensus of the most topical issues in mycology selected by the key Australasian opinion leaders in this field.

Date: 26-28 October, 2017
Venue: Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, Tweed Coast, NSW

November 2017

ASID NZ Annual Meeting

16-18 November 2017

The ASID New Zealand Annual Meeting features presentations in a variety of topics including infectious diseases, infection control, antibiotic stewardship, microbiology, travel medicine and public health. It also includes a Trainee Day.

Click HERE to read about the 2016 Speakers and see the Program

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34th World Congress of Internal Medicine (wcim 2018)

18-21 October 2018

The International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM), are pleased to invite you to attend the 34th World Congress of Internal Medicine (WCIM 2018) to be held on 18 to 21 October 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

WCIM 2018 promises to be an unforgettable professional and scientific experience in a unique multicultural environment. Under the theme Crossing frontiers in internal medicine, WCIM 2018 will showcase new frontiers of medical science and practice as a means for improving, developing and enriching human life. The Congress will feature plenary lectures, debates, meet the expert sessions, hands on training village and much more.

All aspects of Internal Medicine will be covered during parallel sessions presented by an exciting faculty drawn from experts across the international community. The aim of the meeting is to provide an excellent academic program for the general physician but of a standard that the specialty groups such as Rheumatologists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists and so on would also benefit.

Cape Town offers the visitor an array of tourist attractions and sporting possibilities for the adventurous. You are spoilt for choice between the sea, mountains, rivers and wine routes as well as amazing shopping experiences once the academic program is completed. Hotels are within walking distance of the Cape Town International Convention Centre where the congress will be held. This is a world class convention centre offering superb audio-visual support, lecture halls and breakout rooms to accommodate all a variety of needs. It is close to the Waterfront, a major tourist attraction with many restaurants and shopping malls to cater for all your needs.

For more information go to the Conference Website


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