The Australasian Medical Writers Association annual conference is being held in Brisbane on 17-18 October.

Some of Australia’s leading vaccine researchers are speaking on the Friday (Mark von Itzstein, Michael Good and Roy Hall) and on Saturday the issue of  alcohol’s effects on the brain is tackled (with addition medicine specialists Jon Currie and Mark Daglish, epidemiologist Rosa Alati and leading criminologist Ross Homel).

Among other sessions we look at how medical writers (and their audiences) are embracing new media, we have tips on getting published and on online self-promotion, and for something completely different we take a trip back in time and watch Brisbane veterinarian Michelle Barton re-enact, in medieval costume, the surgical removal of an arrow from a wounded soldier!

The full program is at

Please note that earlybird registration closes on 15 September.

Any inquiries, please contact conference convenor Rada Rouse on 0407 139 127 or



Jenni Metcalfe


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