RACS NZ Surgery 2017: Future Proofing Surgical Practice
Venue: TE PAPA, Wellington, New Zealand
Dates: 17-18 August 2017
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2017 RACS Combined Queensland Annual State Meeting & Surgical Directors Section Leadership Forum
Venue: Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Palm Cove
Dates: 18-20 August 2017
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The 6th Indigenous Women’s Leadership Summit 2017
The Summit brings together some of the most inspirational and accomplished Indigenous Women from around the country to share their story and offer advice, guidance, and support. This two-day event will explore the unique challenges and opportunities that face Indigenous women. This exciting Summit will provide a platform for both emerging and established Indigenous leaders to come together and be surrounded by like-minded individuals who offer inspiration and motivation to unleash your leadership potential. The 2017 theme is ‘Realise your Potential’.

Pre-Summit Workshop: 21 August 2017, Primus Hotel, Sydney.
Summit: 22-23 August 2017, Primus Hotel, Sydney.
Post-Summit Workshop: 24 August 2017, Primus Hotel, Sydney

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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:

  • Responsibilities in Clinical Research (21-24 August 2017)
  • Data Analysis in Clinical Research (23-27 October 2017)

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RACS WA, SA & NT Annual Scientific Meeting
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth
Date: 25 August 2017
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Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings
This free Education Program is designed to give participants the confidence, knowledge and clinical decision-making skills to be able to prescribe new Direct Acting Antiviral Therapy for the treatment of HCV infection. RACGP and ACRRM accreditation. Upcoming locations:

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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CATSINaM Conference
The theme for the CATSINaM Professional Development Conference is ‘Claiming our Future’. The purpose of this theme is to share information while working towards and integrated approach to improving the outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Conference also provides an opportunity to highlight the very real difference being made in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by our Members.

To this end, we are offering a mixed mode experience with plenary speaker sessions, panels, and presentations as well as professional development workshops. The CATSINaM Gala Dinner and Awards evening,  held on the night of October 11th, purpose is to honour the contributions of distinguished Members to the field.

10-12 October 2017, Gold Coast, QLD.
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RACMA Spring Professional Development Forum & Annual Conference
18-21 October 2017, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, VIC.
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RACS 59th Victorian Annual Surgical Meeting
Venue: Novotel, Geelong
Dates: 20-21 October 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.

27 October 2017, the NCIE, Redfern, NSW
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RACS ACT Annual Scientific Meeting
Venue: Australian National University, Medical School, Canberra
Date: 4 November 2017
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Indigenous Allied Health Australia Conference
The theme for Indigenous Allied Health Australia’s (IAHA) 2017 National Conference is ‘Care, Cultures and Connection’, which reflects three key factors that influence the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and allied health context, building culturally responsive connections and relationships and valuing cultures, cultural knowledges and perspectives will contribute to the delivery of culturally safe and responsive care.

27-29 November 2017, Perth, WA.
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6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium – Call for abstracts
With the theme ‘Outback Infront’ the symposium will celebrate the leadership that has emerged from the rural and remote health research community, while at the same time, support early career academics and the next generation of rural health researchers. The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia.

The Symposium program will be designed to engage academics, policy makers, expert researchers in rural and remote health and clinician-researchers, as well as emerging and early career researchers. It will also be relevant to policy makers, university departments of rural health, rural clinical schools, research collaborations and bodies, rural workforce organisations and health services delivery networks and providers.

11-12 April 2018, Canberra.
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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

Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare 2018
This Fellowship awards up to $60,000 (negotiable depending on qualifications &/or experience) for a 12-month period.
The Fellowship is designed to support individuals wanting to make a contribution in the area of Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare. The Fellowship particularly aims to support workers and the development of future leaders in Australian Indigenous Health & Welfare.

Fellowships could take the form of:

  • A salary for a 12 month period, whilst undertaking a program, at a level commensurate with the Fellow’s experience and qualification OR
  • A stipend and payment of course fees to undertake approved education or research

Closing date: 22 September 2017.
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The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship
At House Call Doctor we recognise the contribution that medical professionals make in ensuring that Australians are healthy and happy, and as such we are proud to offer The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship to eligible young Australians. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible Indigenous student, with these funds contributing to their tuition fees and personal learning expenses.  

To be eligible for The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be an undergraduate student studying a medical field at an Australian university
  • Be entering at least the 2nd year of study in 2018
  • Be able to provide written documentation where required, such as a Statutory Declaration or other supporting documents.

Applications close: 15 December 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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Palliative Care Network Executive Committee Membership August 2017-2019: Expressions of interest
Expressions of interest are open for two identified positions on the ACI Palliative Care Network Executive Committee:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified Position
  • Other Medical Specialist (ie geriatrics, oncology, renal) Position

The ACI Palliative Care Network was established in September 2012 to drive continuous improvement in palliative and end of life care for all people approaching or reaching the end of their life in NSW. The Palliative Care Network has over 550 members and includes palliative care specialists, other medical specialists, nurses, general practitioners, aged care providers, allied health practitioners, consumers, carers, service managers and researchers.

The Committee oversees Network projects and activities and leads the development of key Network initiatives, special projects and working groups.

Applications close: 18 August 2017
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Invitation to join the Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network 
We are very interested in:

  • Consumers / Community
  • Aboriginal Health Workers / Aboriginal Health Education Officers /Aboriginal Health Practitioners
  • Clinicians (Doctors / Nurses / Allied Health / Health Students)
  • Managers
  • Academics
  • Open to all who have an interest in Aboriginal Health

This newly formed Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Network (ACCN) will work to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for Aboriginal people with chronic conditions. To achieve this, the ACCN will guide and support the process of evidence-based reform in health services by developing, promoting and implementing new initiatives, frameworks and Models of Care. It will do this by enhancing and supporting the integration of care for Aboriginal communities accessing chronic care services in accordance with ACI values.

Network Membership doesn’t tie you to a time commitment. Involvement will be as little (just get network updates) or as much (Executive Memberships / Working groups) as you want.

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