30 June - 4 July 2015 | Australian Catholic University , North Sydney | 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, International Society for the history of medicine: VIII conference


Thank you

Thank you for attending HOM 2015. We hope you enjoyed the conference and we look forward to seeing you again in Melbourne 2017. 

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The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine will hold its 14th Biennial Conference in Sydney from Tuesday 30th June to Friday 3rd July 2015, with an additional tour day on Saturday 4th July.

It is with great excitement that we welcome the International Society for the History of Medicine in joining us in Sydney for this conference. The 2015 ISHM Meeting in Sydney will be the 8th ISHM Meeting.

The venue for the conference will be at The Australian Catholic University campus at North Sydney and the format will resemble the arrangements developed during the Society's many highly successful previous conferences. Features will be a series of plenary sessions with lectures by distinguished international and local speakers, a witness seminar that will focus on changes in the administration of health services over the past 50 years, and many concurrent sessions at which researchers can present their original work.

The conference will start on the Tuesday with an optional walking tour of several sites of cultural and medical historical interest in the City of Sydney, followed by a Welcome Reception in North Sydney. The Ben Haneman Memorial Lecture will take place at the State Library of New South Wales on Wednesday evening and a gala dinner will occur on the Thursday evening. The Saturday optional excursion will be to Sydney's historically important former Quarantine Station, set in the spectacular but tranquil scenery of a secluded cove near the North Head of Sydney Harbour.

The organising committee invites anyone - whether a member of the Society or not - to attend and participate. It promises to provide a resoundingly interesting programme. It invites all who are involved in the history of medicine and related disciplines to submit abstracts of their work for consideration for acceptance for presentation. It will offer a number of grants to postgraduate students to assist them to attend and present their work. We encourage all who are interested in the history of medicine to attend and help make our 14th Biennial Conference an outstanding success.

We look forward to sharing the Conference and Sydney with you in 2015.

Charles George
Conference Convenor

Important Dates

  • Call for Papers opens -  Monday 3 November 2014
  • Call for Papers deadline - Monday 9 February 2015
  • Registration Opens - Monday 9 March 2015
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline - Tuesday 19 May 2015 

Registration Open 

To register for the conference complete the registration form by clicking on the link below.

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14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
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