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The RCH Medical Alumni was established many years
ago, as a group of medical and dental staff who had worked either as trainees
or as consultants at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Initially the organisation
was universally known as “The RCH Medical Alumni”, but in more recent times it
has tended to be referred to more loosely as “The RCH Alumni”, as a number of
members are not Medical.
We are a group of professionals who have spent at
least part of our working life at The Royal Children's Hospital Campus. We wish
to maintain and develop friendships made during our working life. We also seek
to promote the wellbeing of the hospital. We do this by encouraging eligible
individuals to join the Alumni and to participate in our activities. These
include 4 - 5 luncheons (approximately every three months) with a guest
speaker, attendance at the RCH functions such as grand rounds and special
lectures arranged by the hospital and an end of the year Gala Dinner. Through
our newsletters, we aim to disseminate news of the activities and interests of
The RCH Alumni welcomes as members medical and
dental graduates who have been on staff at The Royal Children’s Hospital
Campus, as well as professional and scientific former senior staff who have
worked at the RCH. Membership is open to staff of the Murdoch Children’s
Research Institute, including the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service, and the
University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.
The spouse or partner of a deceased member is entitled to continuing
Applications for membership are
invited from eligible individuals who have retired, reached the age of 65, or
have taken up appointments at other institutions, but wish to retain a link
with RCH through membership of the Alumni.
Apply for membership: click here
The Executive Committee for 2016-2017 is Dr Kevin Collins (President), Dr Hugo Gold (Vice President), Professor Garry Warne AM (Honorary Secretary), Professor Jim Wilkinson (Treasurer), Dr Karin Tiedemann OAM and Professor Margot Prior AO.
Invitation to an Alumni event at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 25th Guest speaker: Dr Jim Keipert In some developed countries including Australia, sections of the population that feel disenfranchised are exerting their political power, resulting in moves to the political right. Some view this as being associated with a decline in the attitude and … Continued
The date for the Alumni Annual General Meeting and Gala Dinner this year is Tuesday, November 14th, not Thursday November 23rd as previously advertised. It is still going to be held at Kew Golf Club and Dr Peter Yule, historian, is still going to be our guest speaker. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.
Newsletter June 9th 2017
We were saddened to learn of the death on May 1st of Dr Noel Cass.
Upcoming events and the "Gala Dinner"
Our President speaks about Bob Birrell ---
Bob Birrell honoured for "Child Abuse" work.