The Witness Seminar is a collaborative style of oral history suited to medicine, science and community history in which there are many contributing participants. Witness Seminar conversations pry away the polished delivery of a report, journal article or conference presentation and allow us to explore significant events, relationships, and moments of chance and serendipity to reveal what it was like for those who witnessed and were part of this history.
The Australasian College of Dermatologists was established in 1966 and Fellowships were first awarded in 1969. The first two Witness Seminars were held on 30 April 2016 for Victorian dermatologists who obtained their Fellowships from 1969 to the early 1990s. Future meetings are planned for Vic Faculty Fellows who received their Fellowship since then.
Discussions focused on the conditions of practice for trainees and Fellows, on the depth and breadth of dermatological practice in Victoria during their careers, and their aspirations for the future of this discipline.
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