In conversation with Omar Khorshid: The future of healthcare in WA

Thursday 31 March, 5:30 - 6:30pm

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Health policy has rarely been higher on the international agenda than the last two years. The pandemic has seen Western Australia’s health infrastructure go through its greatest and most unexpected stress test. With recent events in mind, looking beyond this crisis and further into the future towards 2050, how might the WA health system respond to emerging challenges facing healthcare? What new funding and service models are needed to facilitate better care? Can the recent responses to the pandemic help catalyse change in the WA health sector?

Join Director of the UWA Public Policy Institute Professor Shamit Saggar as he speaks with Dr Omar Khorshid, President of the Federal Australian Medical Association, about the future of healthcare in WA. You’ll also have the chance to ask your questions about the WA medical system and workforce, healthcare trends, and what you might expect from the next thirty years.


Event details

Thursday 31 March, 5.30 - 6:30pm AWST
Online via Zoom


Special guest

Dr Omar KhorshidDr Omar Khorshid, President of the Federal Australian Medical Association.

Dr Omar Khorshid is an experienced medical leader and orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and hip. He was elected President of the Federal Australian Medical Association on 1 August 2020, and is a past President of AMA WA.

Omar was born in Melbourne and moved to Perth with his family as a child. He completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 1997 and commenced his internship and residency at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 1998. He completed his Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedics and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007.

After a year as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Fremantle and Rockingham Hospitals, Omar spent a year performing Fellowships in Sydney (knee surgery) and Edinburgh (complex joint replacement), before returning to Perth in 2009.

Omar has a longstanding interest in medical education, and was appointed as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Curtin University’s new medical school in 2016.


This session is online only: it will be live-streamed and recorded for regional, remote and international communities, as well as those who wish to watch on demand. You will receive YouTube link recording about a week following the event.

Tune in via Zoom