Past Symposia

Past Symposia

The Medical Society of Papua New Guinea was established on 28 July 1964 and on March 1965 took on the responsibility of The Papua New Guinea Medical Journal. In 1965, The Society held the first symposium in Goroka on the theme of pigbel.

The Medical Symposium has been held every year since then – a significant achievement. Below is the list of all Symposia which have been held since.

Symposia

Year

Theme

Venue 

1 1965 Pigbel Goroka 
2 1966 General Topics  Mt Hagen
3 1967  Obstetrics Madang
4 1968 Paediatrics Lae
5 1969 Health In The Village Port Moresby
6 1970 General Topics Goroka
7 1971 General Topics Port Moresby
8 1972 National Health Plan Lae 
9 1973 Family Health Port Moresby 
10 1974 Medical Education & Research in PNG Goroka 
11 1975 Occupational Health Port Moresby 
12 1976 Health Care in PNG: Present State and Future Direction Lae 
13 1977 Continuing Medical Education  Port Moresby 
14 1978 The Common Ground In Medicine and Surgery  Port Moresby 
15 1979 Accidents  Goroka 
16 1980 Antibiotics/Post Graduate Training In PNG  Madang 
17 1981 Chronic Illnessess and Disability  Rabaul 
18 1982 Addictions In PNG  Port Moresby 
19 1983 Immunology  Lae 
20 1984 Infectious Diseases Goroka
21 1985 Role Of High Tech In PNG Medicine Arawa 
22 1986 Peace In PNG/10 Years On – Where Are We Now?  Port Moresby 
23 1987 Rural Health Services  Madang 
24 1988 Epidemics & Disaster Medicine Lae 
25 1989 Towards Year 2000 Port Moresby
26 1990 Community Health  Goroka 
27 1991 Maternal & Child Health/Pain Relief In Cancer Port Moresby
28 1992 Non-Commucable Diseases Rabaul
29 1993 Malaria Port Moresby
30 1994 Typhoid & Tuberculosis Mt Hagen
31 1995 STD/HIV In PNG Port Moresby
32 1996 Rural Health & Continuing Medical Education  Madang 
33 1997 Changing Patterns of Diseases In PNG Goroka
34 1998 Clinical Medicine & Public Health: Where Do They Meet? Port Moresby
35 1999 Disaster Medicine & Environment Health Rabaul
36 2000 Emerging & Re-Emerging Diseases In The New Millenium Port Moresby
37 2001  Cancer In Papua New Guinea  Lae 
38 2002 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Alotau
39 2003 HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Papua New Guinea Mt Hagen
40 2004 Medical & Health Education Port Moresby
41 2005 Medical Research – A Tool For Health Care Delivery Goroka
42 2006 Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Health & Rehabilitation Madang
43 2007 Oral Health, Head & Neck Diseases Port Moresby
44 2008 Strategic Health Planning Rabaul
45 2009 Public Private Partnership In Health Care Port Moresby
46 2010 Lifestyle disteases and cancer Wewak
47 2011 Epidemics, Pandemics and Disasters Kimbe
48 2012 National Resources development and Impact on Health Services Port Moresby
49 2013 Malaria, past present and future Lae