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A Question of Value – the Medicine & Society Oration

Romlie Mokak, CEO of the Lowitja Institute, will deliver the 2016 Medicine & Society Oration on 10 August, addressing the question of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

 

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Medicine & Society Oration is an annual event for alumni of the Cranlana Programme. Delivered over dinner in the intimate surrounds of the Cranlana ballroom, the oration offers alumni the opportunity to engage with a leading thinker on a topic critical to the idea of a good society. The address will be recorded by ABC Radio National and broadcast on the Big Ideas program.

Alumni members would be very welcome to bring partners and colleagues to this event.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mr Romlie Mokak has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, since July 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr Mokak was the CEO of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) in Canberra, building that organisation into a substantial and critical contributor to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

A Djugun man from Western Australia, Mr Mokak was born in Darwin and has extensive experience in medical education and workforce development. He has also worked at community, state and national levels in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy areas, including disability, ageing, population health, financing and substance use. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education. He has also completed the Australian and New Zealand Health Leadership Program and is an alumnus of the Cranlana Programme.

 

WHAT

The 2016 Cranlana Programme Medicine & Society Oration

WHEN

6.30pm, Wednesday 10 August 2016

WHERE

Cranlana, 62 Clendon Road, Toorak

BOOKINGS

$150, including dinner and drinks

FURTHER INFORMATION

Visit cranlana.org.au or call the office on 03 9827 2660

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