GHC was established in 2005 by the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA). Every year we attract hundreds of delegates from all over Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region to engage with key global health issues.
GHC is renowned for the high calibre of its inspiring Academic Program, with past speakers including prominent names such as Julian Assange and His Excellency José Ramos-Horta. The Academic Program is perfectly complemented by the incredible Social Program which enables our delegates to meet like minded individuals in a fun and creative setting.
PASSIONATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
One of the largest (in terms of delegate numbers) student volunteer run conferences in the world, we’re formed of Medical Students attending the two university medical schools in Western Australia.
WHAT IS GHC?
So, what is this Global Health Conference all about? At GHC2014 Sydney, we asked some delegates about their experiences from past conferences. Here are just some of their answers.
GHC was established in 2005
Originally known as the Developing World Conference, and established in 2005 by members of the Australian Medical Students’ Association, the Global Health Conference is a meeting of medical students from around Australia that aims to fulfill the desire of medical students to discuss broader issues relevant to global health, in innovative and spectacular ways.
Over 700 Medical Student Delegates in 2014
In 2014 the conference hosted over 700 delegates in Sydney for the largest Global Health Conference to date. It was a huge success and encouraged attendees to ‘Jump In’ to global health issues in a myriad of different ways.
In 2014 the Conference Sold out within Half an Hour
Every year it becomes increasingly competitive to get a spot at GHC and while the delegate numbers have risen with demand, we limit the numbers in order to build the community vibe and craft a more individual delegate experience.