More than 100 presentations, 1500 participants and 80 stalls: the numbers show why 2017’s Hospital Week at Westmead has been a success.
With symposiums across issues including stroke, cochlear implants, infectious diseases, humanitarian aid, neonatal intensive care, medication safety and more, the three-day event attracted some of the leading figures in health.
Huge crowds gathered for the euthanasia symposium, which provided arguments in favour of voluntary assisted dying as well as a forum for lesser-heard voices in the debate.
The chief medical officer for the Australian Government Professor Brendan Murphy examined changes in the national medical research environment as part of the research symposium chaired by Professor Anna DeFazio.
Other highlights included the Great Debate on the topic “Does better health mean better sex” and the Great Research Debate “Facebook is more important than knowledge”.
Hospital Week is an annual event at Westmead Hospital organised by the Westmead Association.