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Indigenous excellence in health research from across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, Hawaii and the United States was the focus of the 3rd Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference held in Cairns, on the lands of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji peoples, from the 14 – 17 June 2023.

The theme of the conference was Truth, Rights, Response and the three-day event, with nearly 1200 attendees, was the largest gathering of global and national Indigenous health experts in Australia since before COVID-19.

Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) 2023, the biennial, premier technical conference in Australasia’s rail industry calendar, was hosted by the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) in Melbourne at the MCEC from the 19 – 21 June 2023.

The theme was Celebrating 25 Years in Motion and highlighted technological and other industry developments which are increasing and enhancing the effectiveness of rail in supporting economic development and wellbeing around the world.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) was delivered as a hybrid meeting in 2022. This enabled attendance for those Speakers, Delegates and Sponsors with continuing travel restrictions and concerns regarding COVID – 19. The Adelaide Convention Centre hosted the ASM from 27 – 30 October 2022.

The ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia from 29-31 March 2023.

The theme ICU on the Edge acknowledged that critical care straddles ‘the edge’; The edge of life and death, the extremes of physiological and emotional endurance and the boundaries of science, innovation and technology.

The conference attracted 859 delegates which was particularly pleasing, as it was well above the targeted number of 700 delegates, with 750 coming from within Australia.

The 2019 meeting held at Skycity Auckland, was a great success with the Encanta team based in the Perth office managing the event in Auckland. Delegates enjoyed the ‘Back to the Future’ themed program and social experiences including an 80’s inspired Gala Dinner hosted by ‘Doc’ from the Back to the Future movie.

The conference was hosted at the Hotel Grand Chancellor and three large offsite social events held across Hobart that ensured many local businesses received the benefits of this event.

In 2019 more than 900 delegates came together at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart for the College’s 36 th Annual Scientific Meeting with a theme of ‘The Changing Climate of Emergency With The Changing Climate of Emergency Medicine finished, delegates returned to their emergency departments to deal with the everyday reality of their specialty, the events of recent weeks having brought into focus the role of the profession.