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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 our members.
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 membership.
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
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The Executive Committee for 2017-2018 is Dr Hugo Gold (President), Ms Ruth Wraith OAM (Vice President), Professor Garry Warne AM (Honorary Secretary), Professor Jim Wilkinson (Treasurer), Dr Karin Tiedemann OAM, Professor Don Cameron, Ms Christine Unsworth AM, Dr Kevin Collins.
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The second seminar in the series “Child health, children’s rights and the law”, which is jointly hosted by Children’s Rights International and the RCH Alumni, will take place at the Melbourne University Law School at 6PM on June 19th. Details are in the attached flyer. There is no registration fee as we are not arranging … Continued
The RCH Alumni Gala Dinner 2018 Once again the dinner will be held at Kew Golf Club. The date for the event will be Tuesday November 20th 2018. The dinner will start at 7.00 pm and will follow the RCH Alumni Society AGM. More details, including the speaker and the cost to members attending, etc. … Continued
Dr Howard Goldenberg – doctor, writer and philosopher Date: Wednesday May 30th 2018 Lunch: 11:30am -12:45pm ($20 per person) Presentation by guest lecturer: 12:45-1:45pm In the last three decades Howard has worked in over fifty remote Aboriginal communities as well as in the Christmas Island Detention Centre. Howard continues to read and write and publish. … Continued
The recent lunchtime meeting of the Alumni took place on April 13th with approximately 25 Alumni present in the RCH Foundation Boardroom for the talk by A/Prof Michelle Telfer. “How the case for better access to health care was won through medical, legal and community collaboration.” Associate Professor Michelle Telfer, Head of Adolescent Medicine … Continued
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Newsletter November 2017
Gail Risbridger, Frank Oberklaid, Debbie Kipen, Harley Powell, Helen Exarchos-Jacobs, Bronwyn Hewitt, Elizabeth Loughlin, Peter Yule, Margaret Rowell, Rod Westhorpe, Agnes Bankier, Brendan Butler, Sam Menahem, Bev Touzel, Ann Cebon, Geoff Dreher, Jan Shield, Sylvia Metcalfe