Opportunities

Events

RANZCP 2017 Congress
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Annual Congress will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and will bring together a wide range of mental health professionals.

30 April – 4 May 2017, Adelaide, SA.
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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
In collaboration with the Melbourne Medical School, the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is offering the opportunity to support clinical research training for Indigenous clinicians and health professionals from a variety of disciplines.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research is delivered over the course of one or two years. It provides training on designing clinical research studies, evaluating research literature, statistical analysis, and ethics in clinical research practice.

The Graduate Certificate comprises four intensive subjects, preparing students who may be seeking a career in research, through intensive workshops and seminar formats, supported by online content. The four subjects are:

  • Study Design in Clinical Research (8-11 May 2017)
  • Responsibilities in Clinical Research (21-24 August 2017)
  • Data Analysis in Clinical Research (23-27 October 2017)

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GP Gathering for Continuing Education
A tailored workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs and non-VR doctors working in general practice. The Gathering will offer:

  • quality clinical education on eye health, by Dr Kris Rallah-Baker,
  • collegiate support in a culturally affirming forum, and
  • an important opportunity for rest and rejuvenation in a beautiful location.

The sessions will be highly interactive and include pre and post activities to enable GPs to accrue CPD/PDP points from their respective GP College.

17-21 May 2017, Ubud, Bali
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6th Annual National Health and Medical Research Council Symposium – Call for abstracts
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, which this year will be co-hosted by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Lowitja Institute. Under the theme “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change”, the Symposium will present an outstanding opportunity to focus on action needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through effective translation of health, wellbeing and medical research into policy and practice. It will also be a forum to share knowledge of what successful research looks like at community level and what the key elements of success are.

The Symposium is for anyone with an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through the better use of high quality research in practice and policy. It will include researchers, policy makers, health care practitioners, community health workers, community members and consumers.

Symposium participants will have the opportunity to network with, learn from, and establish collaborations with others committed to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

All aspects of the symposium will have a sound cultural frame and reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural values.

Applications close: 9 June 2017.
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RACMA Winter Professional Development Forum
6 reasons to attend the RACMA professional development forum:

  • Practical, interactive activities designed for medical leaders and managers and accredited by the College
  • Learn from top international and Australian educators
  • Select from a range of options relevant to your scope of practice
  • Share ideas and knowledge with colleagues in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere
  • Achieve up to 50% of your annual CPD requirements at one event
  • Flexibility in our programming means you can choose to come for just half a day or the whole three days
14-17 June 2017, The Langham, Melbourne

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Our Climate, Our Health 3-day workshop
Become a climate health champion!

We are looking for people who are passionate about change, willing to develop skills to become an effective change agent, and want to be part of leading an effective movement for climate action. We have an opportunity for 25 health professionals to attend a three-day Climate-Health Campaigning and Advocacy residential workshop.

This education program is delivered by expert trainers and campaigners, and will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to:

  • Understand the effects of climate change on health and wellbeing
  • Use your experiences as a health professional to compel others to take action
  • Build and grow a community campaign for climate action
  • Identify and develop leadership in others
  • Develop core advocacy and lobbying skills
  • Build relationships and a supportive network

Join other health professionals and learn about campaigning, advocacy, and the effects of climate change on health.
All costs are covered (including travel and accommodation for interstate attendees).

16–18 June, Edmund Rice Centre, Lower Plenty, Victoria.
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19th Asia Pacific Diabetes Conference
The Diabetes Asiapacific-2017 conference will be organized around the theme “Emphasis on Treatments and Explore the Diabetic Complications”. Diabetes Asiapacific-2017 provides a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims in accelerating scientific discoveries. The event is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on the latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Diabetes Asia Pacific 2017.

Conference Highlights:

  • Diabetes, Types, and Symptoms.
  • Screening and Treatments of Diabetes.
  • Transplantation of Diabetes.
  • Complications of diabetes.
  • Emerging Focus in Diabetes Research.
  • Neuro Endocrinology.
  • Management of Diabetes.
  • Auxiliary Treatments of Diabetes.
  • Computerized applications in Diabetes mitigations.
  • Advancement of New Drug/Biomarker Discovery for Treatment of Diabetes.
  • Technologies for the Treatment Of Diabetes.

Submit an abstract or register now.
20-22 July 2017, Melbourne.
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2017 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting (2017 RMSANZ 2nd ASM)
The conference provides a forum for Rehabilitation Physicians to share up to the minute knowledge and experiences with colleagues to promote the growth and welfare of Rehabilitation Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians in Australia and New Zealand. The 2017 program will incorporate the principal themes of Musculoskeletal Pain, Neuroplasticity and Spinal Cord Injury and Technology. The theme for the conference is: ‘The Leading Edge: Innovation in Rehabilitation Medicine’.

17 – 20 September 2017, Canberra.
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RACMA Spring Professional Development Forum & Annual Conference
18-21 October 2017, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, VIC.
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The Aboriginal Trainee Doctor’s Forum
The Aboriginal Trainee Doctors Forum is a state-wide meeting of self-identified Aboriginal trainee doctors that meets to discuss and advise on improvements to support systems and career opportunities for Aboriginal doctors. The forums provide training and support that encourages success and longevity in the medical field.

Each forum is organised and facilitated by the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) in joint partnership with the Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association (AIDA) and the NSW Ministry of Health.

All travel and accommodation costs are covered for those outside Sydney and the day is completely free and catered for.

29 October, the NCIE, Redfern, NSW
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RACMA Management for Clinicians
The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) Management for Clinicians (M4C) program – provides doctors with an excellent platform from which to build skills for leadership and management. This introductory program is aimed at the practitioner entering into or those who have recently been appointed to a leadership and management role.

Delivery of this 2 day program is conducted by experienced Fellows of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

These Fellows are working in leadership and management roles, serving on Boards and committees and responding to the challenges of working in a complex and adaptive health system.

• 2 day workshop limited to 30 participants
• Over 1000 clinicians have attended a Management for Clinicians workshop
• Opportunity to network with senior medical administration specialists
• Management for Clinicians completion certificate
• Courses are run approximately every 3 months across Australia and New Zealand

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Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Courses
Indigenous students have the opportunity to enrol in the following two free courses at Curtin University:

  • Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course – designed to equip Indigenous students for mainstream university degree courses.
  • Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course – designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Indigenous students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences including Medicine.

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Financial support

2017 Community Awareness Grants
The Organ and Tissue Authority invites applications to participate in the 2017 Community Awareness Grants program. The Program provides funding for targeted community-based awareness and education activities that are clearly aligned with the national DonateLife community awareness and education program.

Total funding of up to $430,000 excluding GST is available for:

  • Donor registration drives during DonateLife Week 2017 (30 July – 6 August), with a focus on encouraging online registration as part of the National Online Donor Registration Campaign and promoting the theme ‘Make it Count. Register now to save lives at donatelife.gov.au’;

and/or

  • Targeted awareness or education projects outside of DonateLife Week which increase Australians’ knowledge of the benefits of donation and transplantation and encourage registration on the Australian Organ Donor Register, and which are consistent with the national community awareness and education program.

Applications close: 27 April 2017.
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RACGP Indigenous Health Awards
The RACGP Foundation are offering one or more RACGP Indigenous Health Awards for 2017, the award is valued up to $9,000 in total (excluding GST), and is available for a 12 month period to provide support for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students
  • Medical students to gain experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical graduates undertaking GP training
  • GP registrars and GPs undertaking research and educational projects in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Other activities supporting the provision of high quality health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Eligibility requirements – Applicants for the RACGP Indigenous Health Award must be:

  • a medical student; OR
  • a general practitioner or general practice registrar.

Foundation grants close: 8 May 2017.
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ANZCA ASM sponsorship
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for around 6,400 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 1,500 anaesthetists in training (trainees). One of Australasia’s largest specialist medical colleges, ANZCA is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists and for the standards of clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Māori and Pacific Islander medical students and junior doctors living in Australia or New Zealand are invited to apply for one of three complimentary registrations to the ANZCA annual scientific meeting (ASM).

The sponsorship is designed to foster interest in anaesthesia and pain medicine among Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Māori and Pacific Islander medical students and junior doctors, by providing complimentary registration at the ANZCA annual scientific meeting (ASM). The sponsorship will provide an opportunity for the recipients to improve knowledge, skills and attributes across a number of roles in anaesthesia and/or pain medicine.

Date of event: 12-16 May 2017.
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ACEM Foundation Conference Grant: Promoting Future Indigenous Leaders in Emergency Medicine
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Foundation is currently seeking applications for the ACEM Foundation Conference Grant. The Conference Grant supports Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori medical practitioners, medical students and other health professionals in attending the ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting.

Applications for the ACEM Foundation Conference Grant Annual Scientific Meeting close: 2 July 2017.
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The Shalom Gamarda Indigenous Scholarship Program
The Shalom Gamarda Indigenous Scholarship Program offers residence at Shalom College in Sydney to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at the University of New South Wales.

Each scholarship covers full board and tutoring support at Shalom College. However, students are required to make a nominal contribution of $50 per week. Scholarship holders who comply with the conditions of the scholarship (which includes having to pass each year of their study) have tenure until they complete their degrees.
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Vacancy

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Health Education
Melbourne Medical School is seeking to appoint an educator to drive the delivery and further development of its curriculum in Indigenous health.  All graduates of the Melbourne medical course are required to be culturally and clinically competent in the provision of healthcare to Indigenous Australians, and this position is vital in achieving that outcome.  Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced people who would be able to:

  • review and improve the Indigenous Health curriculum in all 4 years of the Melbourne MD
  • deliver themselves or coordinate others to deliver evidence-informed Indigenous Health lectures and seminars
  • foster connections between the community and the medical school
  • coordinate community-based learning experiences for selected MD students
  • promote the importance of Indigenous Health throughout the Melbourne Medical School.

Applications close: 27 April 2017.
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Masters of Philosophy or PhD in Aboriginal Health Studies- Eating Disorders, University of Newcastle
We are hoping to find an Aboriginal research student to explore healthcare models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons struggling with an eating disorder.  There will be a great team of other students doing similar projects for other populations, wonderful supervision including ensuring an  Aboriginal supervisor. The student need not move to Newcastle as we can manage external students and provide ample supervision from distance, if needed.

Applications welcome immediately.
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Review the draft national toolkit for health professionals for engaging under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program
Cancer Council Victoria, in partnership with Cancer Council Australia, is seeking the expertise of an Indigenous doctor with an interest in women’s health or cancer screening and prevention to review a national toolkit which is currently being developed for health professionals for engaging under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program. In particular, the Council would like the ‘Barriers to screening’ and ‘Cultural competency’ modules of the toolkit reviewed by an Indigenous doctor familiar with Indigenous health issues. This short term role supports the project’s National Advisory Committee via email and monthly teleconference and starts immediately, with the toolkit scheduled to be rolled out in June 2017 in support of the National Cervical Screening Program renewal.

To participate in this project, please contact Hiranthi Perera, Workforce Development Manager at Cancer Council Victoria, on (03) 9514 6423 or via email at hiranthi.perera@cancervic.org.au.

Expressions of Interest for AH&MRC Ethics Committee and External Reviewers
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) (NSW) Human Research Ethics Committee is accepting applications to join the Committee. The role of the AH&MRC Ethics Committee is to assess research proposals affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities in NSW, and to monitor the collection of data on Aboriginal health to ensure these activities will be conducted ethically.

For any enquiries or to register your expression of interest, please contact ethics@ahmrc.org.au or call (02) 9212 4777.

Awards

2017 Liam and Frankie Davison Award
Applications are invited from senior secondary students resident in Australia or New Zealand for the 2017 Liam and Frankie Davison Award for outstanding achievement in literary writing on an issue in women’s health.

This $1,000 award provides an exciting opportunity for students, whether they are interested in medicine, science, health, sociology, politics or law.

Applications close: 30 April 2017.
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RACGP Indigenous Health Awards
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Foundation are offering one or more RACGP Indigenous Health Awards for 2017, the award is valued up to $9,000 in total (excluding GST), and is available for a 12 month period to provide support for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students
  • Medical students to gain experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical graduates undertaking GP training
  • GP registrars and GPs undertaking research and educational projects in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Other activities supporting the provision of high quality health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Eligibility requirements – Applicants for the RACGP Indigenous Health Award must be:

  • a medical student; OR
  • a general practitioner or general practice registrar.

Applications close: 8 May 2017.
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Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Prize
The competition is open to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is working, researching or training in a health-related field. Entries should use an example or a story, to present original and positive ideas aimed at promoting health gains and health equity for Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

They need not be written in formal academic style with extensive referencing, but supporting references can be used where appropriate. Essays should be no more than 2000 words long.

The winner will receive a $4,000 cash prize and the winning essay will be published in the MJA.

Closes: 14 July 2017.
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For any queries call 1800 190 498.