The University of Newcastle, Australia

2018 David Maddison Lecture – Keynote by Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder

Monday, 15 October 2018, 05:30 pm

Stephen Leeder

The David Maddison Lecture was the final event in our lecture series celebrating 40 years of medicine. This lecture commemorates the contributions to medical education by Professor David Maddison, the Foundation Dean of Medicine of the Newcastle Medical School. Professor Maddison was a remarkable person. He had the vision for a new and radically different approach to medical education and the leadership skills to achieve that vision.

The keynote speaker for the 2018 David Maddison Lecture, Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder, has himself played an important role in the development of our medical program. He was our Foundation Professor of Community Medicine and first Chairman of the Assessment Sub-Committee. He also delivered the inaugural David Maddison Lecture in 1987.

For this special lecture, Emeritus Professor Leeder reflected on the gains made since the formation of our medical program, and likely challenges of the foreseeable future. The past 40 years have witnessed big changes in society, health and medicine yet many things have stayed the same.  How do we interpret this history and what can we deduce about the way the foreseeable future will play out?  How do we best plan to educate doctors and other health professionals?  How well do the original values of the medical school stand the test of time?  These are matters that Professor Leeder explored in his lecture which can be heard here. A pdf of the slides can also be accessed here.


Royal Newcastle Centre (RNC) Lecture Theatre, John Hunter Hospital


Monday, 15 October 2018, 05:30 pm