Your Future in Global Health

Event Details

In collaboration with MSAND's Vision Global Health, NDASS is proud to bring you a lecture series entitled "Your Future in Global Health"


NDASS presents

Developing a Career in Global Surgery

As part of this series, NDASS is very proud to bring you this year's surgical careers evening. This information evening is for students, and junior doctors interested in pursuing a surgical career and learning how a career in surgery can be used to help end global health inequalities. 

Venue: Hollywood Private Hospital - Lecture Theatre

Time: Thursday, May 4th 18:00 - 21:00


MSAND's Vision Global Health presents

Gateway to Global Health

"The second part of the lecture series, proudly brought to you by Vision Global Health, is an event that will inspire, educate and motivate. The evening will explore the diverse short-term and long-term opportunities available to medical students, junior doctors, and senior clinicians in the realm of global health.

Venue: Notre Dame School of Medicine ND35 - Lecture Theatre

Time: Thursday, May 11th 18:00 - 21:00


Speakers will be released this week, so make sure to keep an eye on the event Facebook page and this website.


Registration is now open.

Spots are limited, so be sure to get in quick

Thanks to our generous sponsors, registration for either event is free for NDASS and MSAND members​ and their UWA counterparts.



Dr Amanda Foster
Dr Amanda Foster

Dr Foster is a graduate of the University of Tasmania who completed her surgical training in Victoria and Western Australia. Amanda is a general surgeon who is currently heading the Acute Surgical and Trauma Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth. Amanda is a member of Specialists Without Borders (SWB), a team of doctors who volunteer their time to lead training seminars in developing countries. Amanda has worked on missions in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.

Prof. Graham Forward
Prof. Graham Forward

Professor Graham Forward, an orthopaedic surgeon from Perth, has worked in indigenous communities in Broome, Derby and Christmas Island. In response to the 2004 tsunami, Graham organised a medical team to travel to Somalia, in an effort to aid recovery from the natural disaster. On his return to Perth, he established Australian Doctors For Africa (ADFA), an organisation to help relieve communities in the Horn of Africa from some of their most severe medical and health difficulties.

Mr. James Savundra
Mr. James Savundra

Mr Savundra is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fremantle Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. He sub-specialises in head and neck reconstructive surgery and hand surgery. Mr Savundra has been actively involved in Interplast Australia since 2001 and has been on voluntary Plastic Surgery missions to Tonga, Sri Lanka, Kiribati, Somalia, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Laos and the Philippines. The work on these trips includes congenital deformity and disfigurement and severe burns contractures.

Prof. Kingsley Faulkner AM
Prof. Kingsley Faulkner AM

Professor Kingsley Faulkner, a renowned general surgeon, has held a number of senior leadership positions, including Head of General Surgery at SCGH, President of RACS and Chair of Australian Council on Smoking and Health. Prof. Faulkner received a Order of Australia award for service to medicine. He is a Professor at UNDF and sits on the East Metropolitan Service Board. We are delighted to have Prof. Faulkner address us in his capacity as a board member for the RACS Foundation of Surgery.

Event Registration

  • Vision Global Health presents: Gateway to Global Health
    ND35 Lecture Theatre
    11 May 2017, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    ND35 Lecture Theatre, 32 Mouat St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
    A seminar-styled evening focussing on global health within the context of infectious diseases. A light dinner will be served at the event.
  • NDASS presents: Developing a Career in Global Surgery
    Hollywood Lecture Theatre
    04 May 2017, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Hollywood Lecture Theatre, Monash Ave, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
    An evening featuring four exceptional Perth surgeons who have worked both regionally and globally to help reduce health inequalities. Join us for a networking session, midway through the evening, where we will provide wine and canapés