Jun
26
6:30 pm18:30

NoWEM WA

NoWEM WA held their first meeting at the Mayfair Lane Pub & Kitchen in Perth on 26th June.

Dr Michelle Johnston addressed the group asking the question “why are we still here?”. You can hear her full talk on the podcast, and read the text on our blog. A panel discussion followed, exploring the future of NoWEM WA.

Dr Michelle Johnston

Dr Michelle Johnston

Dr Johnston is an Emergency Physician and author. On a good day it is difficult to tell the difference. She has been a Consultant at Royal Perth Hospital since 2000, and she is deeply committed to Fellowship teaching. Her first novel, Dustfall, was published in 2018 by UWA Publishing. She is waist-deep in the next and suffering painfully from second novel syndrome.

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Sally McCarthy @ The Taproom
Jun
19
9:30 pm21:30

Sally McCarthy @ The Taproom

Drawing on her unmatched experience, Dr McCarthy treated us to a whirlwind tour of the evidence around gender inequality and its impact on individuals and organisations. We heard about the importance of seeing successful women in leadership as a normal part of professional life. We heard about the benefits of working together and using our membership of organisations to tackle on inequality and were encouraged to step forward to take on new and challenging opportunities.

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Dr McCarthy is current President-Elect of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales Sydney, Senior Emergency Physician at the Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney, and Director ED South East Regional Hospital Bega, NSW. A past president of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Dr McCarthy was instrumental in developing the College’s Certificate and Diploma qualifications for non-EM Specialist doctors, and chairs the ACEM National Program improving care in rural and remote EDs. Dr McCarthy established the Emergency Care Institute at the Agency for Clinical Innovation NSW, supporting all NSW EDs, and providing free online access to peer reviewed clinical and educational tools used nationally and internationally. She holds other ACEM, Government, and Governance Board roles, and has been awarded prestigious prizes for services to Emergency Medicine, Leadership, Innovation and Research

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NoWEM SEQ
May
22
6:00 pm18:00

NoWEM SEQ

NoWEM SE QLD held their first event on 22nd May at The Story Bridge Hotel in Brisbane. Dr Shahina Braganza delivered an inspiring and very personal talk asking “Why Me?”. You can listen to the recording on our podcast, and can read more at our blog space. Also on the blog space is a piece by Dr Charlotte Durand reflecting on the evening and her response to Dr Braganza’s talk.

Here’s to many more QLD events!

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NoWEM x FemInEM
Mar
26
6:00 pm18:00

NoWEM x FemInEM

We spent a captivating evening at the stunning View by Sydney for drinks, canapés and an international panel discussion on women and leadership featuring:

  • Dr Esther Choo - Emergency Physician, writer, and equality champion

  • Dr Dara Kass - Emergency Physician and founder of FemInEM

  • Dr Andy Tagg - Emergency Physician, co-founder of Don't Forget the Bubbles

  • Dr Neela Janakiramanan - Plastic Surgeon and activist

  • Ms Danielle Kelly - Lawyer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Herbert Smith Freehills

Check out our podcast page for a debrief of the evening’s discussion, and the gallery for photos. We will be releasing media coverage of the panel and some exclusive interviews soon!

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Natalie Thurtle @ The Cookhouse
Nov
28
5:30 pm17:30

Natalie Thurtle @ The Cookhouse

Natalie is currently on maternity leave from being an emergency physician and post-graduate fellow in toxicology at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. She has worked intermittently with Médecins Sans Frontières since 2008, most recently in Mosul, Iraq. She works for a small UK NGO www.doctorsfornepal.orgwhich is engaged in trying to improve healthcare access for people in remote, rural Nepal. She is also enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney looking at severe childhood lead poisoning in Nigeria.

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Sue Ieraci @ The Rocks
Sep
26
5:30 pm17:30

Sue Ieraci @ The Rocks

Sue Ieraci completed EM training in Sydney in 1990, then worked for six months in Canada, where she had many assumptions questioned. She has continued to question conventions during a long career as a clinician, department head, regulator and health system consultant. Sue has now separated from the public hospital system, and has many reflections to share as well as ideas for making EM a sustainable practice, especially for women and like- minded people of all gender identities. She will also share some reflections from recent travels.

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Vera Sistenich @ The Paddington
Jul
4
5:30 pm17:30

Vera Sistenich @ The Paddington

Dr Vera Sistenich is a Specialist Emergency Physician in Australia and a Research Associate at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focus is on the development and implementation of clinical and public health care policies in humanitarian and low resource settings. In 2013-2014, she was Health Policy Advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland.

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