The inaugural Marie Bashir Address was held in 2005, and quickly established itself as a premier academic and social event on the SUMS calendar. Inspired by accomplished Sydney University Medical Program alumna Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, this event provides current students, alumni, faculty and doctors with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in medicine.
The Marie Bashir Address invites you to an intimate 3-course dinner seated amongst doctors and peers, while hearing an interesting and inspiring keynote address from a prominent Woman in Medicine, followed by a question and answer session. This evening is an excellent opportunity for students to network and find mentors, and is by no means just for women.
Previous speakers have included Professor Bashir, Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO and Dr. Fiona Wood AM.
The Marie Bashir Address is always an enjoyable evening for everyone and event details can be found in the SUMS Events Calendar.
Dr Mary Langcake FRACS WGCDR RAAF
Trauma and Upper GIT Surgeon
Wing Commander in the RAAF
Professor Ingrid Scheffer
Professor Scheffer’s exceptional achievements include her 1995 discovery of the first gene for epilepsy, followed by the characterisation of almost half of the epilepsy genes currently known. Professor Scheffer’s clinical and research accomplishments, coupled with her enthusiasm for the promotion of women in medicine makes her the perfect person to inspire guests at the Marie Bashir Address.