Qld Branch Annual Dinner


19 March 2024


Victoria Park
Garden Marquee - 308 Herston Rd
Herston, QLD

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QLD branch



The Queensland Branch Committee extends an invitation to attend the RANZCP QLD Branch dinner for 2024.Dr Dinesh Palipana will present " How depression shaped me: lessons learned by a doctor with a spinal cord injury"

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher. While in medical school, he was involved in a car accident that caused a spinal cord injury.

Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a researcher and senior lecturer at the Griffith University. Dinesh is a researcher in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team. Dinesh was a senior advisor to the Disability Royal Commission. He is an ambassador to the Human Rights Commission's Includeability program. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. He is an advisory board member to Healthy Life. Dinesh is a John Monash Scholar.

Dinesh was the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service's Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019. He was the third Australian to be awarded a Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. He was the 2021 Griffith University Young Alumnus of the Year. Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021. In 2022, Dinesh was listed as number 33 in the Courier Mail's top 100 power list for Queensland's most influential in health and wellbeing. His autobiography, Stronger, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2022.

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policy

All requests for cancellation must be made in writing and sent to the QLD branch office. Cancellations received after 12th March 2024 will receive no refund. Substitute delegates may be accepted. All applications for substitution must be made in writing to the QLD branch office.

The RANZCP requests that any delegate who is feeling unwell or has cold or flu like symptoms, or who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, not attend the conference.

If, on medical grounds, you are unable to attend the conference, you must cancel your attendance in writing by email to full refund will be provided; however, you may be asked to provide additional details.