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Webinar: Quality and Safety in Rural Australia

11 Aug 2022 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Practising medicine in Rural Australia comes with its unique challenges and opportunities. Although safe and quality healthcare in Australia is one of the highest globally, gaps are still acutely evident in regional, rural, and remote settings.

At this webinar, Professor Michael Buist will be joined by Professor Robert Fassett, Dr Jim Berryman and Shrinkhala Pokhrel to discuss the crucial topics and issues experienced by clinicians working in rural settings. Webinar attendees will have the chance to ask questions and interact with the guest speakers.


  • Professor Michael Buist (MBChB, FRACP, FCICM, MD):

    A General Physician working in rural Tasmania and an honorary professor at the University of Tasmania. Professor Buist was also a subject matter expert for the RACP's Quality and Safety in Rural Australia [1]Course.

  • Professor Robert Fassett (BMedSc, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FASN):

    A Clinical Director of acute medicine with the Tasmanian Health Service with experience navigating the Rural Generalist Pathway.

  • Dr Jim Berryman (Dip Comp Nurs (ChCh), MBChB (Otago), DPH, MPH&TM, MFM (research) FRACGP, FARGP):

    A General practitioner interested in public health medicine and rural generalism. Dr Berryman is a senior lecturer with the University of Tasmania rural clinical school.

  • Shrinkhala Pokhrel

    First year medical registrar working full time at the Mersey Community Hospital. Shrinkhala moved to Australia from Nepal in November of 2020 and completed her rotations in ED, Gen Med and Gen Surgery. Shrinkhala has been working as a Medical Registrar since January of 2022 and will start Basic Physician Training from next year.

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