The Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (DHAS) of Western Australia (WA) has great pleasure in inviting you to join us at the 2019 Australasian Doctors Health Conference (ADHC) in Perth on 22 and 23 November 2019.
These conferences have been held biennially in Australia and New Zealand for nearly 20 years, with 2019 being the first time the event will take place in WA.
The theme is the important topic of “Creating a Healthy Workplace”. This will be relevant to doctors at all stages of their career, from medical students, to doctors in training, to doctors established in their chosen career. A particular focus will be looking at the impact of the work environment on a doctor’s health, be they a solo private practitioner or working in a large tertiary hospital. Issues will include the effect of medical culture on work life balance, bullying and harassment, and physical and mental health problems. The conference will be relevant to all doctors and medical students, and anyone involved in the training or management of doctors.
We are compiling great academic and social programs. The Conference will feature a mix of national and state keynote speakers, accompanied by a program featuring case study learning, abstract presentations and workshops.
The conference venue is the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. This beautiful hotel is superbly located in the heart of Fremantle and has excellent accommodation options and amenities. Fremantle is the port of Perth, and has a rich mix of heritage buildings, and a thriving café and restaurant scene. Perth city centre can be conveniently reached by car, train or river cruise. Fremantle is also a short ferry ride from Rottnest Island, home of the famous Quokka, which has been called the “happiest animal” on the planet. The Conference will have a positive outlook, focusing on strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of doctors. The Conference mascot is therefore appropriately “Dr Quentin the Quokka”.
The Conference promises to be a great event for delegates and partners alike. We hope you can come to Perth in November and make the Conference part of your 2019 calendar.