CCIM Melbourne 2018
CCIM Melbourne was held at the Arts Centre Melbourne on the 8th of December attracting just over 200 attendees from across Australia.
The diverse line up of speakers was headlined by Dr Andrew Peacock, Medical Director of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Australia who showcased his breathtaking photography of where his medical career has taken him. The program included the depth a breadth of where a medical degree can take you; from leadership and medical administration, to robotics, the army, through to music, dance and even a presentation from a doctor-turned-magician.
The program also addressed the increasing rate of doctor burnout and the need for our health professionals to prioritise their own health and for the broken system within which they operate to be overhauled in order to provide the environment to create thriving professionals and in turn a stronger, resilient healthcare system.
Our final panel of the day looked towards the future, and hypothesised how medical career paths will continue to evolve and what measures need to put into place now to support the next generation of doctors. Feedback from this session inspired the CCIM team to incorporate student representatives into our Brains Trust to ensure that we are always looking towards the future and serving those entering our community.