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College 'Are you COVID-19 safe?' member survey now open

Date published
20 Sep 2021
Description
Current members practising in Australia have received a direct email inviting them to complete an internal survey. Now is the time to let us know about the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant on your workload, workplace safety circumstances and concerns, how the healthcare system is being impacted, and importantly, where the College can direct more support.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Tony Mylius

Date published
20 Sep 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Tony Mylius, who holds a clinical governance and leadership role at Northam Hospital, Western Australia. He also works in private practice and in the Cardiovascular Health Network in the Department of Health WA, and teaches medical students in the Wheatbelt in the Rural Clinical School.

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We’re celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021 | Māori Language Week 2021

Date published
13 Sep 2021
Description
From Rāhina, 13 to Rātapu, 19 Mahuru 2021 | Monday, 13 to Sunday, 19 September 2021 we are celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Manoji Gunathilake

Date published
13 Sep 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Manoji Gunathilake, Section Head and specialist sexual health physician at the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Unit of the Centre for Disease Control, Top End Health Service of Northern Territory Department of Health. She is also an executive committee member of the RACP’s Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Rahul Barmanray

Date published
06 Sep 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Rahul Barmanray, endocrinologist, sub-specialising in diabetology and 2020 Australasian Diabetes Society President’s Clinical Young Investigator of the Year Award recipient.

Last chance: College Awards and Medals

Date published
02 Sep 2021
Description
Nominations are now open and close on Thursday, 30 September for prestigious College Awards and Medals.

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The RACP and AChAM join the Rethink Addiction campaign

Date published
30 Aug 2021
Description
The RACP and its Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine share Rethink Addiction’s vision for an Australia without alcohol, tobacco or other drug related harm or discrimination. This is why we have joined the campaign to Rethink Addiction.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Tai-Tak Wan

Date published
30 Aug 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Tai-Tak Wan, who has a background in rehabilitation medicine and is the inaugural Director of Ambulatory Care at Fairfield Hospital. He is currently a member of the RACP Health Reform Reference Group, AFRM Policy and Advocacy Committee and AFRM NSW/ACT Executive Committee.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Prof Renuka Visvanathan

Date published
23 Aug 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Professor Renuka Visvanathan, who has an international reputation in the research area of nutritional frailty and is especially interested in the provision of quality healthcare to prevent the impact of frailty. She has been the Head of the Aged and Extended Care Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (and Basil Hetzel Institute), Central Adelaide Local Health Network since 2005.

The SPDP Online Facilitation Course

Date published
19 Aug 2021
Description
The Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP) is a high-quality training program for final year Advanced Trainees and Fellows who supervise trainees. Have you done one of our SPDP workshops and successfully applied the skills you learnt in practice? Complete our Online Facilitation Course and become an online course facilitator today.

Last chance: Trainee Research Awards

Date published
17 Aug 2021
Description
Are you a trainee or a first year Fellow who would like to be recognised for your research? This is your last chance to submit your abstract for the 2021 RACP Trainee Research Awards.

RACP Fellows in Focus: A/Prof Sanjaya Senanayake

Date published
16 Aug 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake, an infectious diseases specialist and go-to face for media appearances during the COVID-19 pandemic, including appearances on The Project, Channel Ten's Breakfast show, the Guardian newspaper and Channel 4 News in the UK. If that wasn’t enough, he has also written a novel – Chilli, Chicks and Heart Attacks: The Misadventures of an Intern – a tale of medicine, migrants and mayhem.

RACP calls for the urgent release of the National Obesity Strategy

Date published
12 Aug 2021
Description
The RACP President, the Presidents of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and the Paediatrics and Child Health Division and the Chairs of all Regional Committees have asked the Australian Minister for Health and Aged Care The Hon Greg Hunt for the release of the Preventive National Obesity Strategy for an urgent final review and action.

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Launch of second Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan in Australia

Date published
10 Aug 2021
Description
We are pleased to launch our second Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, which is a strategic initiative of the RACP Indigenous Strategic Framework Priority 4 focused on fostering a culturally safe and competent College.

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RACP submission to the Primary Health Reform Steering Group Discussion Paper

Date published
03 Aug 2021
Description
The RACP provided significant feedback to the Primary Health Reform Steering Group’s Discussion Paper, which pre-empts recommendations to the Australian Government on the forthcoming Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: A/Prof Tony Russell

Date published
02 Aug 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Associate Professor Tony Russell, Director of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, President-elect of the Australian Diabetes Society and previous Co-Chair of the Queensland Statewide Digital Diabetes Network and Statewide Clinical Diabetes Network. He is recognised nationally as a key opinion leader in the field of diabetes.

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Discover online learning

Date published
27 Jul 2021
Description
Watch this short showreel for a preview of what you’ll find on Medflix, home of our extensive collection of powerful and engaging educational videos.

A year’s silence to #RaiseTheAge

Date published
27 Jul 2021
Description
The RACP continues to advocate for raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years of age in line with medical evidence. We are calling for urgent change, after a year of inaction to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Sharmila Chandran

Date published
26 Jul 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Sharmila Ramessur Chandran, whose medical career spans three continents, multiple health networks and prestigious international and local institutions. She is committed to being at the forefront of nephrology and renal transplantation, so that she can provide the highest-quality care to her patients.

RACP Quarterly Issue Two 2021

Date published
21 Jul 2021
Description
We’ve gone digital – welcome to our second online edition.

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