Spirit of Healthy Horizons

The SOHH conference is a tri-university event, which brings together students from HOPE4HEALTH (Griffith University), TROHPIQ (University of Queensland), Bushfire (Bond University) and prominent health figures to celebrate positive initiatives in Indigenous and International health.

The aim of our conference is to supplement the education of health students in southeast Queensland by providing an outlet for knowledge of both international and Indigenous health issues and positive interventions. We aim to inspire students to follow the footsteps of our speakers who have worked both overseas and locally to improve health outcomes in areas of poverty or where healthcare is suboptimal. We also aim to highlight the realities of medicine outside our tertiary hospital districts and for our attendees to gain a broader perspective on social and political issues that directly affect the health of a community.

This year, the SOHH is being held across the first two Saturdays of August  at Griffith University's state of the art Health Center (G40). The event features prominent speakers with extensive experience working in Indigenous and international health communities, and break out sessions where students will be able to further develop their clinical skills.

Purchase tickets by clicking here | RSVP on the facebook event page

To view the full gallery from last years event click here

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS - 18th July 2015

A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis, orthopaedic surgeon, Chairman of the Osseointegration Group of Australia,
clinical lecturer at 
Macquarie University and The Australian School Of Advanced Medicine. 

This talented surgeon specialises in hip, knee, trauma and osseointegration surgery. He has recently been announced as the Ambassador for Red Cross Australia "and has an incredible past that belies his success in Australia which was recently laid bare in his 2014 his memoir Walking Free.

As a first year resident A/Prof Al Muderis was forced to flee Iraq as he refused Saddam’s regime brutal orders to surgically remove the ears of soldiers who had escaped from the army. He ended up on a flimsy wooden boat heading to his new home, Australia. We welcome A/Prof Al Muderis for a second time after he memorably spoke at Jazz Dinner Dance last year.

Dr Ben Darveniza, anaesthetist - special interest in retrieval and altitude medicine

Working initially in Australia and then committing to humanitarian work in Bolivia and Pakistan, Dr. DarvenizaI began anaesthetic training in the UK before continuing training in Queensland, gaining his fellowship from the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2012. He has also worked as a retrieval doctor at the Royal Flying Doctor Service in NSW and completed further qualifications in expedition and high altitude medicine in Nepal.

He will share with us his unique experiences and the insight he gained intotheir culture and thedifficulties of working in a resource poor medical system.

BREAK OUT SESSIONS: 
This year, you have the opportunity to participate in some great break-out sessions!

-The Life You Can Save- when do global health issues start and stop being our responsibility?
-Realising Global Health- how can I be prepared for improving lives in a sustainable way?
-Eye Pathologies in Developing Countries
-Otoscopy skills workshop

 

INDIGENOUS SPEAKERS - 18th July 2015

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