Forthcoming events –

Wednesday September 5th, around 4PM. The RCH Alumni and Children’s Rights International will co-host a medico-legal seminar focusing on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the 10th National Paediatric Bioethics Conference, to be held in the Ella Latham Auditorium at RCH. Speakers will include Prof Mark Mercurio (Yale University, USA) and … Continued

Lunchtime meeting August 14th

The recent meeting, in the RCH Foundation, was attended by about 40 Alumni members and guests. Dominic was introduced by Dr Kevin Collins, standing in for the President Dr Hugo Gold who was away. Dr Collins reminded the audience of Dominic’s well remembered performance in a Residents’ Show at RCH in early 2003, when he … Continued

Vale John McNamara 27.7.1936 – 18.6.2018

The Royal Children’s Hospital Alumni were sad to learn of the death of Dr John McNamara on June 18th2018. John McNamara graduated from Melbourne University in 1959 and joined the Children’s Hospital staff as a Junior Resident in 1964. In 1968-69 he worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, as a Resident … Continued

Birthday Honours – New Zealand List

We congratulate Spencer Beasley on being created an “Officer in the New Zealand Order of Merit” (ONZM) in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours. The award was for services to Paediatrics.

Congratulations on recent Honours

We congratulate Prof Andrew Kemp on his award of AM (Member in the  General Division) in the birthday honours list “For significant service to medicine, and to medical education, in the field of paediatric allergy and immunology as a clinician, academic and researcher.” and Margaret Sahhar on her award of AM (Member in the  General Division) “For significant … Continued

Asylum seekers and their children matter

The second seminar in the series “Child health, children’s rights and the law”, which is jointly hosted by Children’s Rights International and the RCH Alumni,  took place at the Melbourne University Law School at 6PM on June 19th. The meeting was well attended by Alumni and lawyers and proved to be a powerful and emotive … Continued