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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.
The constitution was most recently revised in 2016. It can be accessed via the button below.
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Information on Grand Rounds
2018 has been a year of continued growth and evolution
The Royal Children’s Hospital Alumni were sad to learn of the death of Dr Kester Brown on November 14th 2018. Kester Brown was born in Kenya and did his undergraduate training in Scotland at St Andrews University where he graduated in 1960. He joined the Children’s Hospital staff in 1967 as the first medical officer with … Continued
Presented on Wednesday October 3rd. The 34th Vernon Collins Oration. The Vernon Collins Oration, “Responding to contemporary challenges in Indigenous child and adolescent health”, given by Professor Sandra Eades, was received with great acclaim by a large audience, including many Alumni. To watch a video recording of the lecture, click on the link below: … Continued
Alumni Gala Dinner 2018 The RCH Alumni Gala Dinner 2018 Once again the dinner was held at Kew Golf Club, on Tuesday November 20th 2018. There were 79 members and partners present and four guests. An excellent dinner was followed by a stimulating presentation by Prof Jeffrey Rosenfeld focussing on developments in neurosurgery that he had been involved … Continued
The third seminar in our medico-legal series “Child health, children’s rights and the law”, jointly convened by the RCH Alumni and Children’s Rights International, took place on the first day of the 10th National Paediatric Bioethics Conference on Wednesday, September 5th. A large audience in the Ella Latham Auditorium listened attentively to a paper delivered … Continued
The recent meeting, in the RCH Foundation, was attended by about 40 Alumni members and guests. Dominic was introduced by Dr Kevin Collins, standing in for the President Dr Hugo Gold who was away. Dr Collins reminded the audience of Dominic’s well remembered performance in a Residents’ Show at RCH in early 2003, when he … Continued