DREAM Conference SRES 2018
John Monash Scholars Dr Mark Schembri, Dr Nicole Bart, and Dr Joseph Suttie among speakers for 2018 DREAM Conference at Sydney Royal Easter Show
9 April 2018
The General Sir John Monash Foundation Alumni were a powerful representation at the Doctors for Rural Education and Medicine (DREAM) conference held at the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show on 25th March 2018. 3 of the 10 speakers at the conference were John Monash Scholars: Dr Mark Schembri (2009), Dr Nicole Bart (2010), and Dr Joseph Suttie (2007)
Dr Mark Schembri is also a veterinarian and recently Chairman of the RAS of NSW Veterinary Committee. He is currently on the Council of the RAS of NSW. He actually claimed my place! Making room for my protégé Mark was one of my better achievements at the RAS of NSW! I was also a referee for his Sir John Monash Scholarship to Harvard. Professor/Dr Joe Suttie is also a veterinarian and is a Veterinary Steward at the SRES each year. Dr Nicole Bart is a genuine polymath. They are not a bad trifecta!
The conference addressed important issues relating to health and research in the rural setting and the members were welcomed by the President of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Mr. Robert Ryan OAM. The Occasional address was given by NSW Treasurer, and Minister for Industrial Relations, The Hon. Dominic Perrottet.
DREAM is a life-changing initiative that features rural medical trainees working on improving educational outcomes for rural students to inspire them into healthcare careers and to invest in the health future of rural communities. They collaborate with the University of New South Wales, the Murrumbidgee Medical Hub, the Murrumbidgee Local Hospital District and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.
More information on DREAM and their mission is available through their website.