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2018 International Medical Symposium

About the event


It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2018 International Medical Symposium, Mauri ora: connecting health professionals’ wellbeing and quality care, taking place at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, on Friday 9 March 2018.

Hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the symposium will bring together an international array of health professionals to discuss the current landscape of health professionals’ wellbeing, and how this relates to providing quality care to our communities.

Our keynote speakers, Dr Paul Dagg (Canada), Dr Fiona Moir (New Zealand), Dr Kym Jenkins (Australia) and A/Prof Chanaka Wijeratne (Australia) will explore the current health and wellbeing landscape for doctors throughout their professional lifespan. Throughout the day, the symposium will also challenge participants to consider real-life scenarios via interactive sessions, and present further sessions focusing on successful interventions and initiatives and developing healthy workplaces.

The International Medical Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to benefit from the perspective of other specialists on issues common to all areas of medicine. I hope to see you in Sydney for what promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking event.

Dr Margaret Aimer

2018 IMS conference organising group

  • Dr Margaret Aimer (Convenor), Dr Kym Jenkins and Elaine Halley, RANZCP
  • Dr Ian Graham and Dr Leona Wilson, ANZCA
  • Professor Richard Doherty and Dr Marie-Louise Stokes, RACP
  • Dr Viren Naik and Dr Jason Frank, RSPSC


The conference will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

To enquire about accommodation, please contact the hotel directly:

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
+61 (02) 9250 6000


There are a range of accommodation options a short walk from the Shangri-La. The hotels below are all a 3-5 minute walk away:

Amora Hotel
+61 (02) 9696 2500

Quay West Suites Sydney
+61 (02) 9240 6000

Four Season Hotel Sydney
+61 (02) 9250 3100

Please note that accommodation bookings will need to be made directly with the hotels.

Contact details

For more information, please email

Shangri-La Hotel

176 Cumberland Street, Sydney 

Friday 9 March, 2018