Event Details

AFRM Trainee Webinar Series

05 Dec 2020 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Online (AEDT)

The AFRM Trainee Webinar Series will be held online as a replacement for the AFRM Annual Trainee Meeting 2020. A great learning opportunity  to hear from a variety of experts and get involved in the Q&As.

The theme for this webinar is Next Steps: Examination, Fellowship and Beyond. 



Dr Inca Saunders

Welcome and introduction

Dr Louis Baggio

Challenges and opportunities in Rural/Remote Rehabilitation
Dr Tim Butson Lessons and Approaches in Sports Rehabilitation

There will be an Exam Preparation Panel with Dr Sarah Anderson, Dr Shari Parker, Dr Caitlin Anderson, Dr Stephanie Lam, Dr Sarah Leeder, Ms Cherry Pennycuick.


About the presenters

Dr Inca Saunders completed her MBBS at the University of Wollongong, and has been training with AFRM for three years. She sits on the AFRM Policy and Advocacy Committee and Trainee Committee. Her professional interests include prehabilitation and bariatric rehabilitation.

Dr Baggio has worked in Wagga Wagga, regional NSW, since 1985 — 18 years in general practice (including obstetrics) and the last 16 years in Rehabilitation Medicine. He obtained Fellowship in 2008. He is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Services, Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. Rehabilitation services include inpatient, inreach to acute, outpatient and outreach services to Tumut, Temora, Narrandera district hospitals and Mercy Care Young. Dr Baggio was a MLHD Board Director from 2011 to 2014, was on the inaugural ACI NSW Rehabilitation Network Executive Committee from 2012 to 2014 and is currently a member of the AFRM Policy and Advocacy Committee.

Dr Tim Butson is a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician based on the Sunshine Coast. He is a Fellow of the AFRM and an Associate Member of the Royal Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians. Dr Butson graduated from James Cook University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He then undertook his junior doctor training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he realised his interest in rehabilitation after working in the Spinal Injuries Unit. Dr Butson has since gone on to complete a Diploma of Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Otago. He currently works at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital as well as his private practice VO2 Rehabilitation. He is passionate about sports and exercise medicine, particularly everyday athletes who have chronic musculoskeletal conditions or those who are unsure how or when to exercise. In particular he enjoys working with athletes who have a disability.

About the panellists

Dr Sarah Anderson is a final year rehabilitation medicine advanced trainee currently working at the Brighton Health Campus in Queensland. She has focused her training around general, orthopaedic and neurorehabilitation and has special interests in the broader education of rehabilitation to other specialities and the general public along with rehabilitation service provision. Dr Anderson sits on the AFRM Trainee Committee as the QLD representative.

Dr Shari Parker completed her rehab fellowship in 2008. Alongside a clinical focus on innovative models of care and service development, a passion for quality education has been key focus of her career. She’s been a member of the Faculty Assessment Committee since 2009, and Chair since 2018, also taking on the role of coordinator of education from 2013 to 2015, culminating in a report of the rehab training program. She completed a masters of education in higher education with excellence earlier in 2020. She’s a mother of 3, Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at St Vincent’s Private in Sydney and has a lived experience of disability.

Dr Caitlin Anderson is a Senior Staff Specialist and Director of Rehabilitation Services at Braeside Hospital. She has a special interest in neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation, in addition to quality and safety in healthcare. Dr Anderson has been involved in a number of AFRM training committees and is currently Chair of the Faculty Education Committee, with membership of the Faculty Council and College Education Committees. She has also had a leading role in the response to COVID-19 impacts on training as Chair of the AFRM COVID-19 Training and Exams Working Group.

Dr Stephanie Lam is a final year rehabilitation medicine trainee, currently working at Westmead Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney in 2010 and a post-graduate degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Notre Dame, Sydney in 2014. She is currently the NSW/ACT Regional Trainee Representative for AFRM and also the Trainee Representative for the Faculty Accreditation Subcommittee.

Dr Sarah Leeder is a Staff Specialist at Townsville University Hospital and a tutor at James Cook University. She completed physician and general practice training in the UK, prior to re-locating to Queensland to conclude her training in rehabilitation medicine. She is currently the QLD representative on the AFRM Policy and Advocacy Committee, as well as the New Fellow on the AFRM Trainee Committee. She has interests in managing complex medical morbidity and collaborative working.

Ms Cherry Pennycuick is leading the Computer Based Testing (CBT) project at the College. She will give an update on CBT for the AFRM Module 1 exam.

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