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06 May 2015

The AMA is pleased to announce that former Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, will be special guest at the AMA National Conference in Brisbane later this month.

In one of her first business speaking engagements in Australia for 2015, Ms Gillard – now a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Universal Education with the prestigious US-based global think tank, The Brookings Institution – will address medical students and doctors in training at the AMA Conference’s Leadership Development Dinner. Ms Gillard’s participation in the AMA Conference is in support of her work at Brookings.

There will be a media PICFAC prior to Ms Gillard’s presentation. No questions from media, just vision and actuality of Ms Gillard with AMA office holders and sponsor representatives. More details closer to the event. Ms Gillard’s presentation will be closed to the media to allow an open exchange of ideas, experiences, and leadership advice between Ms Gillard and the audience of future medical leaders.

Medical students and doctors in training can purchase tickets to the Dinner here:

For further information about the Leadership Development Dinner and how to purchase tickets, email

Ms Gillard is the first woman to ever serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister.

Ms Gillard is a Distinguished Fellow with the Centre for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution in Washington. In February 2014, Ms Gillard was appointed Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, a leading organisation dedicated to expanding access to quality education worldwide.

Ms Gillard is a member of the board of directors of beyondblue, which is committed to helping Australians understand and manage anxiety and depression. Ms Gillard also serves as an Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide.

The Leadership Development Dinner is proudly sponsored by Avant – Australia’s leading medical defence organisation.


6 May 2015

CONTACT:        John Flannery                     02 6270 5477 / 0419 494 761

                            Odette Visser                      02 6270 5412 / 0427 209 753

Published: 06 May 2015