27th Annual RBWH Healthcare Symposium

Kaa’th a’ Pul many iiyan pul (Women’s and baby’s journey)

Motherhood by David Williams of Gilimbaa

Date: 11 – 13 September 2018
Venue: Education Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Oral presentations
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Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital will host the 27th annual Healthcare Symposium showcasing the hospital’s strengths in research and innovation, fostering partnerships and reinforcing the commitment to provide a wealth of opportunities for physicians, nurses and health professionals.

The symposium offers an opportunity to join colleagues and to be informed on national and international best practice and innovative healthcare.

Keynote address

Rebecca Sparrow

Columnist. Author. Speaker. Sherpa to 3 small people

Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has been a travel writer, a magazine editor, a newspaper columnist, a TV scriptwriter and a novelist.  She is the author of three best-selling novels The Girl Most Likely, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and Joel and Cat Set The Story Straight (co-authored with Nick Earls).

Since 2009 Rebecca has focused on writing non-fiction books for teenage girls to help them navigate those tricky high school years. Those books include Find Your Tribe  (and 9 other things I wish I’d known in high school); Find Your Feet (The 8 things I Wish I’d Known Before I Left High School) and the best-selling Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls).

Aside from writing books Rebecca hosts several podcasts and talks to thousands of high school students every year about friendship, resilience, giving back and life online.

Rebecca is an ambassador for The Pyjama Foundation and  #TeamGirls a joint initiative by Suncorp, ReachOut and Netball Australia.  In 2018 she was invited to be a member of the Queensland Government’s Anti-Cyber Bullying Taskforce.


It is free to attend the symposium and all are welcome.

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11 – 13 September 2018

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Education Centre
Butterfield Street
Herston, QLD 4029


Phone: (07) 3646 1525