Opportunities

Events

Rheumatic Heart Disease Education Workshop 2017
The rheumatic heart disease workshop is designed for key health staff involved in the diagnosis and management of people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in South Australia. The workshop will engage participants with a combination of objective driven information sessions, and consolidate that knowledge with a series of targeted clinical and practical studies.

12 CME/CPD points available upon completion of workshop.

March 29-30 2017, SA.
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Indigenous Conference Services – Calling for papers
It is an exciting new era for Indigenous conferences and 2017/2018 is a busy year with a host of new events and the revitalisation of more established conferences. Indigenous Conference Services (ICS) is partnering with new community groups in staging some of these conferences. 

Indigenous Conference Services (ICS) Australia’s leading Conference organisers is pleased to announce the first round of Call for Papers for its 2017 & 2018 International & National Conferences.

Presenters are encouraged to submit their papers articulating connection to one or more of the themes detailed in the Conferences listed (see more information). ICS encourage all individuals and presenters to submit abstracts that cater for the broad audience of delegates comprising of Indigenous leaders, academics, politicians, activists, Indigenous Elders, cultural advocates, industry professionals, CEOs, senior managers and policy makers.

Whilst papers are generally encouraged for non-Indigenous presenters we would advise that they Co-present with an Indigenous person. We recognise in some cases this is not possible, so we ask that presentations be delivered with a Community Organisation Support either verbally or written.

Paper submissions close: 31 March 2017.
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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.

31 March and 29 October, the NCIE, Redfern, NSW
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Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance Masterclass
The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute is delighted to present an Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance Masterclass. The demand for data is increasing as Indigenous nations engage in economic, social, and cultural development on a rapid scale. Additionally, the need to protect Indigenous cultural and proprietary information is paramount.

8.30am – 4.30pm, 31 March 2017, Brisbane.
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Register now for iDEA17
iDEA is the annual conference of Doctors for the Environment Australia. Bringing together medical professionals and students, iDEA unites people with one common goal – to address the human health impacts of the environment and climate change.

iDEA17’s theme is “global problems, local solutions”. Delegates will hear from engaging and knowledgeable speakers and discuss how to best address some of the biggest health concerns of our time.

In addition to a stellar academic program, you can enjoy an array of social events and workshops.

Register now for an inspiring, worthwhile weekend.

1-2 April 2017, Melbourne
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World Congress on Public Health
The Congress is held every four years and serves as an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on key public health issues, contributing towards protecting and promoting public health at a national and global level. This year, the National Organising Committee has developed a significant program with the theme Voices, Vision, Action.

3-7 April 2017, Melbourne.
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LIME CONNECTION VII ‑ The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum
The seventh biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education(LIME) Network LIME Connection is co-hosted by Deakin University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

The conference will encourage strengths based presentations relating to Indigenous health teaching and learning, curriculum development and research; community engagement; and the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous students in the health professions.

Registrations are now open.

4-7 April 2017, Melbourne.
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Australian Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
The Australian Pain Society (APS) is Australia’s leading national forum of a wide range of university-trained health professionals (including doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists and researchers) trained in the recognition, research, management and advocacy around all aspects of pain in Australia.

9-12 April 2017, Adelaide SA
More information or aps2017@dcconferences.com.au

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:

  • Principles of Clinical Research (27-30 March 2017)
  • 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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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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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.
Abstract submissions close: 24 April 2017.
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14th National Rural Health Conference
The conference is part of ‘A World of Rural Health’ that also includes the 14th World Rural Health Conference.

Whatever your involvement with healthy, sustainable and resilient rural communities, this conference will be of interest to you. It provides a unique opportunity for consumers and clinicians from rural and remote areas to exchange views with the many who work with, and for country people, but are based in major cities and regional centres.

26-29 April 2017, Cairns QLD
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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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RACMA Winter Professional Development Forum
14-17 June 2017, The Langham, Melbourne.
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RACMA Spring Professional Development Forum & Annual Conference
18-21 October 2017, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, VIC.
More information will follow closer to the event.

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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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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Financial support

Stolen Generations healing projects funding now available
The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme Community Fund is now open and South Australian Aboriginal community organisations and their project partners are encouraged to apply. Maximum funding available per project is $100,000.

Expressions of Interest close: 24 March 2017.
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Royal Flying Doctor Service Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health scholarship
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is offering a scholarship to assist an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students (in the penultimate or final year of their medical degree) or interns (PGY1). Eligible applicants can apply to undertake:

  • a rural or remote clinical placement of at least four weeks’ duration; or
  • a clinical training placement of at least four weeks’ duration to develop skills in a particular area of medicine, in order to assist a rural or remote community.

The scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) and will contribute to the cost of travel, accommodation and/or other expenses in undertaking the clinical placement.

Applications close: 31 March 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 Winter Symposium or the ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting.

Applications for the ACEM Foundation Conference Grant Winter Symposium close: 9 April 2017.
Applications for the ACEM Foundation Conference Grant Annual Scientific Meeting close: 2 July 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.
Applications close: 20 March 2017.
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2018 RACS Scholarship Program
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SET Trainee One Year Scholarship is now open for applications.
This scholarship is valued at $20,000 and could be used to cover one or more of the following:

  • SET registration fees
  • SET course fees
  • SET examination fees
  • Research projects
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Travel, accommodation and registration fees to attend conferences
  • Other relevant professional development activities

Applications close: 26 April 2017
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Grants to Fight Youth Substance Abuse
The Northern Territory Government is tackling the causes of youth crime, by investing in targeted grants to address substance abuse in young people.
Grants of up to $20,000 to be provided to suitable Northern Territory based incorporated organisations or community groups.
The grants are available for individual projects and activities aimed at preventing and reducing youth substance misuse in the Territory.

Applications close: 31 March 2017.
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14th National Rural Health Conference – Burseries
The conference is part of ‘A World of Rural Health’ that also includes the 14th World Rural Health Conference.

A bursary fund exists for medical students, young doctors (in GP training program/Registrars/Resident – in first 5 years of GP practice) and doctors from developing countries, to assist with costs of attendance at the conference.

26-29 April 2017, Cairns QLD
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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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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

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.

Director Clinical Services – Apunipima
An exciting opportunity is available to work as part of the Apunipima Cape York Health Council senior executive team, as our Director Clinical Services.  This integral role will work collaboratively with the executive team to provide clinical leadership within the organisation, particularly in the area of clinical governance, supporting the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the community of Cape York.

Applications close: 24 March 2017.
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Research Assistant – The Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Federation Office is seeking a motivated Research Assistant to fill a new role based in Canberra. Working in a small office team, and as a member of the Research & Policy Unit, you will contribute to the program of research being conducted by the RFDS. This will include: supporting the research agenda of the newly established Clinical and Health Services Research Committee ‘the Committee’; assisting in reviewing the literature for, and the writing of, research reports; and contributing to the broader research agenda of the Research & Policy unit.

Applications close: 24 March 2017.
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Research Fellow: The University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA) are seeking a skilled health researcher to provide research support to the recently funded NHMRC project on improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and mothers of young children, as well as other Broome Rural Clinical School of Western Australia research projects.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are encouraged to apply.

This position will be located with the Rural Clinical School of WA and Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Inc, Broome, Western Australia.

  • Build your research career and make an important contribution to the further development of the health research program in the spectacular Kimberley region of WA!
  • 3 year full-time appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $96,210 – $114,250 p.a. plus district allowance
  • Location in Broome
  • Subsidies for housing may be available

Applications close: 31 March 2017
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General Practitioner – Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, Ceduna SA

The Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service is seeking a full time General Practitioner to provide services to their community. Ceduna is a thriving coastal town with a population of over 3,500.  There are approximately 1,000 Indigenous people living in and around Ceduna.

There is a newly built hospital and a GP practice with 3 resident GPs.  As the resident doctor at Ceduna Koonibba, you will be providing clinical services to the Indigenous population and inpatient care when required.  As a resident GP, you will be required to participate in the emergency roster for the hospital, approximately 1 night in 4 and 1 weekend a month.

Ideally you will have knowledge and understanding of the health issues that impact on Indigenous people, coupled with an understanding and an ability to work with Indigenous values and traditions.

The medical clinic operates as part of the Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service and is staffed by a supportive team of Aboriginal Health Workers and nurses.  To further support the community, there are more than 25 additional visiting clinical services provided into Ceduna, hosted by Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service or the Ceduna Health Service.

Applications close: 16 April 2017.
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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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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

AMA Public Health Awards
The presentation of the AMA Public Health Awards provides well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary contribution doctors and associated health groups make to health care and public health.

In 2017, the AMA is calling for nominations for awards in the following categories:

  • AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award
  • Woman in Medicine Award (nominator and nominee must both be AMA members)
  • Women’s Health Award
  • Men’s Health Award
  • Youth Health Award

Nominations close: 19 April 2017.
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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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