Professor Gillian Triggs to deliver ACEM Foundation Lecture


Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs will deliver the annual ACEM Foundation Lecture later this month.

Professor Triggs, who is now the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at The University of Melbourne, said she was looking forward to addressing ACEM’s members and the general public.

She will speak about social justice, the legal rights of people to have access to medicine, and the need for “properly resourced facilities for emergency doctors and we clearly need more research and training for this highly specialised area of emergency medicine”.

Watch Professor Triggs preview her speech here

“I am looking forward to meeting these amazing doctors and hearing some of their own perspectives on what they need, what they value, what their ethics are and how they see a human rights perspective being relevant to their work,” Professor Triggs said.

ACEM Foundation Chair and ACEM President-Elect Dr Simon Judkins said: “Fairness and social justice are values shared by all emergency physicians as they go about providing emergency care to anyone and everyone who needs it, so we are extremely fortunate to have Gillian – one of the most admired statutory office-holders in Australia's history and such a fearless and unflinching advocate for human rights – deliver the ACEM Foundation Lecture.”

The ACEM Foundation Lecture will take place on 20 November as part of the ACEM 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held at the at the new ICC Sydney.


What: The ACEM Foundation Lecture (part of the ACEM 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting)

When: 20 November

Time: 3.40pm

Where: Pyrmont Theatre, ICC Sydney (located in the active precinct of Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay)

Register: Click here


As the peak body for emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand, in addition to educating and training emergency physicians, ACEM also undertakes various philanthropic endeavours. The mission of the ACEM Foundation is to foster emergency medicine research, encourage and support Indigenous doctors in undertaking emergency medicine training and build the capacity of emergency medicine programs in developing countries.


Andre Khoury
ACEM Public Affairs Manager
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