Dr Geoff Toogood pulls out of college speaking role over ‘online abuse’

The doctors' health advocate was caught in the crossfire of a debate about sexism at conferences
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Geoff Toogood.
Dr Geoff Toogood.

Doctors’ health advocate Dr Geoff Toogood is withdrawing as a keynote speaker for this year’s RACGP’s national conference, saying he has been abused by online trolls.

The cardiologist was due to address the conference in Adelaide about his battles with major depression and his subsequent work founding the Crazy Socks 4 Docs media campaign aimed at ending the stigma surrounding doctors with mental health conditions.