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The Cilento Oration is named after Sir Raphael Cilento, MD, MB BS, DTM&H, FRSanl, Barrister-at-law, a distinguished medical administrator and first Director-General of Health and Medical Services in Queensland. The Cilento Oration is an annual event of great significance to the Queensland State Committee of the College. The Oration was established following a donation by the Cilento family.


The aims of the Oration are to:

  • provide an on-going tribute to Sir Raphael Cilento
  • promote medical administration
  • make public the views of experts in medical administration and related fields
  • provide a forum for public expression of the activities and objectives of the College

The inaugural Cilento Oration was given by Associate Professor Trevor Wood on 18 March, 1981 when he was Chief Executive of the Alfred Hospital.

Cilento Orations have been delivered by:

2016 Professor Anne Cross
2015 Ms Fionnagh Dougan
2014 Dr Paul Alexander
2013 Professor Andrew Wilson
2012 Dr Tony Austin AM
2011 Associate Professor Noel Hayman
2010 Professor Gerry Fitzgerald
2009 Professor Michael Pender
2008 Associate Professor Kevin Forbes
2007 Dr Chris Kennedy
1994 Professor John Pearn
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016 14:52