Aiming Higher More than Healthcare
The great Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you”. As we contemplate what the world looks like for those we care for in 2023, this statement remains poignant.
The health and wellbeing of those in our profession and of our patients remains fraught with disparities that challenge us. The delivery of excellent clinical care cannot be considered a silo and is critically dependent on addressing issues in the gender divide, individual rights and responsibilities, and equitable access to opportunities.
We must fight for fairness in these issues and accept that 2023 is not a time to rest on our laurels, but instead to address the myriad of equity issues that underpin health outcomes.
This year’s theme “Aiming higher: More than healthcare” is a call to action for all of us.
We must achieve the best health and non-health outcomes for our patients, while providing high quality, cutting edge, evidence-based care, that at the same time addresses the equity issues our patients face.
Seems straight forward enough! We have charged our slew of national and international speakers to bring us the latest updates in obstetrics and gynaecology while also challenging us to aim higher and seek the outcomes for our patients that benefits the year 2023.
We are excited to bring you plenary sessions on abortion, conflict, and equity with an impressive field of internationally renowned speakers. Concurrent sessions will cover all aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology from labour ward to sub-speciality topics, simulation and training, global health, First Nations health, and the mental health of our profession.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Perth!
A/Prof Emma Allanson
Dr Jennifer Pontré