Impossible is just a state of mind - Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM

Wednesday 8 September 2021, 1.00pm

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.

Halfway through medical school, he was involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident that caused a cervical spinal cord injury. As a result of his injury and experiences, Dinesh is an advocate for inclusivity.

Dinesh was the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Junior Doctor of the Year in 2018, and is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2019 and he was the third Australian to be awarded a Henry Viscardi Achievement Award. Dinesh's commitment to advocacy for doctors with disabilities had him awarded the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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