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An ANZSHM conference is held on a biennial basis. The conference usually spans 3-5 days at venues around Australia and New Zealand. The program includes keynote addresses, a varied program of research papers and other intellectual and social activities. Financial assistance in the form of Ben Haneman Memorial Conference Grants for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers is available on a competitive basis for students and ECRs to attend the conference.

2025 Conference:

The 19th Biennial Conference of the ANZSHM will be held in Sydney, Australia. 

You might be eligible apply for one of the Ben Haneman Memorial Conference Grants for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers - click here to check. Application forms can be accessed by clicking the following link (whichever category is applicable): postgraduate students or early career researchers. A list of previous grant recipients is available here.

Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt 

Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Willem van der Meer, 1716

Previous Biennial Conferences


1. New Perspectives on the History of Medicine, Sydney, 1989


2. Impact of the Past upon the Present, Perth, 1991


3. Outpost Medicine - Australian Studies on the History of Medicine, Hobart, 1993


4. History, Heritage and Health, Norfolk Island, 1995


5. Migration to Mining, Darwin, 1997


6. Individuals & Institutions in the History of Medicine, Sydney, 1999


7. Now and Then, Adelaide, 2001


8. Exploring the Boundaries of Medicine, Melbourne, 2003


9. Health and History: International Perspectives, Auckland, New Zealand, 2005


10. Medicine in Context, Canberra, 2007


11. Health and History at the Frontier, Perth, 2009


12. Public Health, Private Healers, Brisbane, 2011


13. Antipodean Health: People, Places, Perceptions, Darwin, 2013

14. Missions, Methods and Management, Sydney, 2015

15. Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change, Melbourne, 2017

16. Beyond Borders: Health and Medicine in Historical Context, Auckland, 2019

17. Innovation and Health in Medicine, Newcastle, 2021

18. Second Opinions, Adelaide, 2023 



Other conferences involving the ANZSHM


Launceston Bicentenary Conference, 2006

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