Archive for year: 2015

Announcing the 2016 Executive Team

We would like to welcome and congratulate our 2016 HOPE4HEALTH executive team! We can't wait to see what H4H can achieve next year with this exciting team.

President: Cameron Harrison
Vice Presidents: Cath Tanzer & Steph Jones
Secretary: Amy Taylor
Treasurer: Joshua Sia
Sensior sponsorship officers: Caitlin O'Hare & Jessie Gartside
Director of social media: Angus Lorraine
Director of corporate events: Gihan Hapuarachchi, Lauren Head & Jupinder Kaur
Indigenous portfolio coordinators: Blake Jones, Meredith Wilson & Shruti Yardi
Rural portfolio coordinators: Aaron Heffernan, Alysha Oze & Heather Ranson
Senior NRHSN representative: Emily Rayers
International portfolio coordinators: Grace Hortle & Hannah Keal
AMSA AGH rep: Beth Hamilton
Local portfolio coordinators: Tyson Pardon & Tien Chen
Teddy Bear Hospital/Radio Lollipop coordinators: Shreya Bhushan & Ricardo Thomas
Student elective aid coordinator: Swaha Bose
Speech pathology representative: Chrissy may and Phillipa brown
Biomedical sciences representative: Natalie Ho
Nursing and midwifery representatives: Jack Matulich & Alex Evans
Nutrition and dietetics representatives: Keanne Langstrom & Samantha Blinco
Occupational therapy representatives: Carly Hunter & Cassie Neasby
Dentistry and oral health coordinators: Lauren Bolta & Jessica Sun
Dentisty international coordinator: Mary Nguyen
Dentistry and oral health junior representative: Minh Dieu Nguyen
Cherbourg dental clinic coordinators: Zohal Azami & Julian Riateli
Ubuntu Through Health representatives: Daisy Swindon Macmillan, Monica Narula & James Gunning
The Sumba Project representatives: Jessica Crump, Alex Bennett & Hannah Keal
Healthy Start coordinators: Kosuke Kato, Daniel Payne & Nick Snels


Tribute to Daniel Payne

With heavy hearts, we would like to send our love, thoughts and condolences to friends and family of Daniel Payne.

Last week, we tragically lost a great friend, colleague and member of the HOPE4HEALTH community. D-Payne will be long remembered as a natural comedian with a knack for brightening a room, an intelligent medical student and a dedicated advocate for health equality. He was an active part of HOPE4HEALTH from the time he moved to the Gold Coast and became an important member of the team working as one of the 2015 Rural Portfolio Coordinators and Junior NRHSN Representatives and was elected as one of the 2016 Healthy Start Coordinators. Between this, his medical studies and his active social life, D-Payne also campaigned heavily for refugee rights and changes to the current Australian Policy regarding treatment of refugees.

His passing has come as an overwhelming shock to the HOPE4HEALTH team and the School of Medicine community as a whole and he will be sorely missed.

We hope you are all looking after yourselves and your friends and families during this incredibly difficult time.

Red Week = Red Roses

Red roses are up for sale again this year - only $5!

Buy one for your loved ones, friends, housemates or yourself

We have 50 left to sell with all money going towards FJN+ and HIV/AIDS treatment and research - so it's a fantastic cause - the link to buy them is on the event page. Buy one for your loved ones, friends, housemates or yourself, collection will be on Friday.

We've still got about 50 left at $5 each with all money going towards FJN+ and HIV/AIDS treatment and research - so it's a fantastic cause.

Visit the facebook event page to purchase the rose that will sweep that lucky person off their feet...

Red Party tickets sell out

We are proud to announce that this years Red Party is officially SOLD OUT.


We apologise to anyone who missed out on tickets but hope that you can help us in still supporting the cause in our other fundraising events to be announced shortly!

2016 Executive Elections close this Friday 11th

Voting is now open for next years leaders


Please take a few minutes of your time to join in deciding next years team. Before voting please take the time to read the candidate's applications here
To cast your vote click here - please note you will require your gmail login to vote


International & Indigenous Health Conference this Saturday!

Spirit of Healthy Horizons

Our annual conference returns - featuring prominent speakers & clinical skills workshops


Featuring A/Prof Al Muderis - Australian Red Cross Ambassador, Osseointegrative Orthopaedic surgeon, author and former refugee from Iraq

Dr Ben Darveniza - Anaesthetist with special interest in altitude medicine as well as work experience with Royal Flying Doctor's Service and humanitarian medical experience in Pakistan and Bolivia.


Join us as we delve into the intricacies of prominent health issues in our modern world in both the global arena and in our very backyard. The morning session will encompass the experiences of a diverse range of keynote speakers whilst the afternoon will entail several interactive break-out sessions.


Dont miss this unique and valuable experience!

Tickets available for just $10 - click to purchase


Introducing inaugural Sunset Soirée and Alumni Mixer Events

sunset soiree


Our newest instalment for our annual major fundraiser event will be held on June 13th and will see a new cocktail format to minimise the hassle of organising a table and will increase the focus on socialising with friends and family.

We will be raising money for the impoverished neighbouring island of Sumba, where access to healthy water and medical care is dire.

Tickets $79 for students and $99 for graduates and H4H supporters. This includes flowing drinks, including Stone & Wood beer, canapes and live music.

To learn more - view our website page and RSVP on the facebook event

In the lead up to Sunset Soirée, catch up with friends at the end of a working week at our new FREE events in Brisbane and Toowoomba.

View the events on facebook by liking our new facebook page HOPE4HEALTH Alumni

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RDAQ Conference Academic Prize





In 2015 Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) will continue the opportunity for medical students to be recognized for their commitment to rural communities via the presentation of an RDAQ academic prize.

The overall winner of the RDAQ Academic Award will receive:

RDAQ Conference registration in the year following the award (this is not transferable), a presentation plaque, a bursary of $500 towards travel and accommodation expenses to attend the RDAQ conference in the following year. There will be 1 overall award for the winner of the academic prize. However, each medical student presenting at the RDAQ conference will receive a certificate recognizing his or her contribution and achievement.


Applicants must be available to attend RDAQ conference to present their paper in the year of application

1. The applicant will have identified a case study which they have seen or been involved in with the supervision of a rural clinician in keeping with the theme of the current year’s conference. The supervising clinician would not necessarily have to assist with preparation of the case report but would be able to suggest appropriate cases

2. The applicant will have identified and discussed the rural issues surrounding the case study (either clinical or contextual) with the case having relevance to the practice of rural medicine and the health of rural communities

3. The applicant will have reflected on what they’ve learnt in rural and remote medicine from this case study and how that issue was addressed for professional development purposes

4. The case report will be inclusive of a discussion and literature review succinct in the guidelines (500 -1000 words) review according to the clinical or contextual issue identified as being of relevance.

5. Each application will be in the format of a case report with length of 500 - 1000 words. A 25% leeway on length of submitted report excluding references and appendices will be adopted. An attached PowerPoint along with the case report would be beneficial to review the underlying case

Op Shop Ball raises $1100 for Radio Lollipop

HOPE4HEALTH’s annual Op Shop Ball kicked off 2015 in truly unique style. This year’s event was held at Helm Bar, Surfer’s Paradise, and attracted over 200 students all dressed to the nines in the best fashion Gold Coast’s Op Shops had to offer. As always, attendees went all out sporting outfits ranging from tennis gear and wet suits through to hammer pants, Hawaiian shirts and fluorescent ball gowns or gracing us with the presence of everyone’s favourite cross-dressing alter egos. Special mention must go to James Harris and Tessa Wilton, winners of Best Dressed Male and Female, and Justin Weller, winner of Worst Dressed Attendee. A fantastic night was had by all, both on the dancefloor and off, and special thanks must go to Helm Bar and the David DeVito Band for assisting us with a fantastic event.

Overall, this year’s event enabled us to welcome over 60 new members to the Hope4Health community and raised over $1100 for Radio Lollipop- an international charity which provides comfort, assistance and entertainment for children in hospital and their families, including those at the GCUH. This is a great achievement which surpassed even our grandest expectations of the event and we look forward to seeing it grow even more next year!




MIDNIGHT MUSTER 2015 – this weekend!

When was the last time you went to a proper bush doof? Have you even been to a proper bush doof? If you answered yes, or no, I don’t give a dingo’s ***, because either way, you haven’t been to a bush doof as dank as this! Not even old mate Russel Coight would dispute that this is going to be the event of the year for all true blues.

Round up your mates, ready the ute with a swag or a tent, and be sure to give your RM Williams a run for their money at this year’s MIDNIGHT MUSTER!!! Yaaaaaahoo!

Robbie Zoe Midnight Muster

This epic shindig will go down on Saturday the 7th of March at Nerang Country Paradise Parklands (soon to be known as bush doof central), just 10 minutes down the road, or a short Uber ride with $25 off for all attendees!!

Camping set up starts at 5pm for a 6pm kick off: live jams, mechanical bull, plenty of friendly spinsters and bachelors from across the sunshine state, bootscootin' prizes for the raffle and for the guests that scrubbed up ready for a right hoedown... and a fully stocked bar from 7pm with a whole lot of grog at mates rates! If you don't have a tent, fret not as we have a mad barn and covered areas to chuck down your swag!

Bush tucker is included in the ticket price as well as a recovery breakfast of nutritional witchetty grubs.

Tickets $30 online or $40 at the door, so better get in quick... Selling from 5pm Friday 20th Feb until 5pm Thursday 5th March or until sold out!

VISIT our facebook event page or purchase tickets here

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