AFPHM eBulletin – 28 May 2021

A message from your President

I hope that you have been able to attend some of the public health Congress sessions. I was delighted in an early session to launch the ‘Public Health Physicians: Protecting, Promoting and Improving Health for the Whole Community’ document, and to announce the winners of AFPHM awards. If you did not catch this session, I hope that you access it at another time. 

The President’s Award for Outstanding Trainee Commitment was jointly awarded to Dr Liz Ellis and Dr Priya Janagaraj. The Sue Morey Medal for best performance in the Oral Examination was awarded to Dr Laksmi Govindasamy. The President’s Extraordinary Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Public Health Medicine in 2020 were awarded to: Associate Professor Vicki Krause (NT), Dr Mark Veitch (TAS), Professor Brett Sutton (VIC), Dr Revle Bangor-Jones (WA), Dr Kerry Chant and team (NSW), Professor Nicola Spurrier and team (SA), and Dr Kerryn Coleman and team (including Dr Vanessa Johnston, Dr Miranda Harris, Dr Naomi Clarke, Dr Karin English, Dr Sabrina de Bellis-Ayres, and Dr Claire Behm, ACT). 

In later Congress sessions, the finalists for the John Snow Scholarship and Gerry Murphy Prize presented. The winner of the John Snow Scholarship was Dr Karen Motta (WA) and  the Gerry Murphy Prize, Dr Edwina Dorney (NSW). 

In addition, there were fabulous sessions on COVID-19, public health workforce, and the Redfern Oration, given by Dr Josephine Aumea Herman (former Minister of Health in the Cook Islands). It's not too late to purchase a virtual ticket from the Congress website where you will have online access to all Congress sessions until the end of October. 

Many of our older Fellows may recall Dr Kerry Kirke, formerly Chief Health Officer of South Australia, and more importantly for many of us, Chief Censor (who signed off on our Fellowship). Kerry passed away peacefully on 9 May 2021. He made huge contributions to the Faculty during his close association with it; this has been highly valued. 

I would like to thank Dr Naveen Tenneti who has recently stepped down as the trainee representative on Faculty Council. Naveen has done an outstanding job. We are looking for a new trainee representative for Faculty Council (see below details later in this eBulletin). This is an opportunity to engage at the highest levels of AFPHM – you will definitely gain a greater appreciation of the challenges and rewards of being closely involved with AFPHM, and Council (and your fellow trainees) will greatly benefit from your input. Please consider applying.

Finally, I wanted to put out a call for Fellows to assist with the marking of workplace reports. If you have a spare hour or two, and would be interested in doing this, please let us know by emailing The reports are generally of high quality, not too long, and present a fascinating array of topics. You don’t need to be an expert in the area of the report. Trainees need to have passed two workplace reports to sit the oral examination. Some trainees have had delays in completing workplace reports as a result of COVID-19, so there is an imperative to get the reports marked and marks back to the trainees, so they know if they are eligible to sit the exam. I look forward to your assistance with this. 

All the best,

Professor Robyn Lucas
AFPHM President

A tribute to Dr Kerry Kirke – whose leadership in public health has improved the lives of millions of Australians


(David) Kerry Kirke 14.11.1939 – 9.5.2021

Kerry was the sort of person everyone wanted to work with. He was visionary and planned for the future, he had a strong sense of social justice and most importantly he really cared for people and humanity. Kerry understood that the whole population was his patient, and that by intervening early at a whole of population level he could prevent large numbers of people becoming sick, injured or dying. Kerry trained and practiced in both paediatrics and public health medicine and through both areas of expertise made an enormous impact on the health and wellbeing of countless Australians.

Kerry undertook has medical training at the University of Adelaide completing this in 1964. After this he moved to Central Australia where he worked as a paediatrician, including as a flying doctor. He completed a doctoral thesis during this time which examined the causes of poor health in Aboriginal children, a very forward-looking and important research contribution particularly given that it was 1971. He was the Regional Director in Alice Spring in the early 80s, going on to become the Director of Public Health in Darwin thereafter.

Kerry built on his experiences in Australia after being awarded a WHO travelling fellowship in 1976 to study epidemiology and medical statistics at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, childhood nutrition in India, training and the role of Indigenous health workers in Alaska, and middle ear disease in Navajo and Hopi children in New Mexico.

Fortunately for us, Kerry returned to South Australia in 1988 to the position of Executive Director of Public and Environmental Health with the South Australian Health Commission. During this time, Kerry built the foundations of modern public health in this state, which we still benefit from today. He established a very strong team and introduced significant innovations including the first community surveys and disease registries, taking advantage of South Australia’s new Public and Environmental Health Act 1987.

Kerry moved to the Cancer Council SA as the Executive Director 1998-2003, making significant enhancements to cancer prevention and control in this state. One of Kerry’s most notable contributions was bringing a culture of public health and evidence-driven practice to the Cancer Council. He promoted the concept of cancer control and the goal of ‘reducing the impact of cancer’ across the whole spectrum, from primary prevention to palliative care. Kerry also advanced this agenda nationally and internationally with other cancer leaders including at meeting of world leaders of cancer organisations in Atlanta, USA in 1999.

As a registrar commencing training in Public Health Medicine in the mid 90’s I was armed with the knowledge of a Master of Public Health; biostatistics, epidemiology, evaluation methodology, critical appraisal and the like. But Kerry took our training to the next level – the practicalities of putting theory into action to improve population health. Kerry was very generous with his time and through real-life examples educated and guided many trainees through the nuances of the Australian health care system, how to investigate an outbreak, how to deal with the media, responding to a population level disaster and how to navigate a complex government bureaucracy. Of critical importance for many of us now dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kerry made a strong and enduring contribution to the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, being a foundation member, a College Councillor, on the AFHPM Education Committee, the Chair of the AFPHM Regional Committee and an examiner for many years. He was also the external examiner for NZ.

Not unexpectedly, Kerry received a number of significant awards during his career.

  • A Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) was conferred in 1984 for ‘services to paediatric nutrition’.
  • The inaugural Public Health Association of Australia award for leadership in public health in 1997.
  • In 2004 he was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians medal for ‘services to the College’.

I was very lucky to continue working with Kerry for several more years as he moved into his retirement. Through a partnership with Martin Bray, a retired academic who was keen to develop a resource for the public on screening for disease, Kerry and I contributed significant sections to this publication. Whilst admittedly not a best-seller, I am sure it assisted many individuals to consider participating in public screening for cancer and chronic disease.

Kerry enjoyed a full and rewarding life that included more than work. He was a keen and accomplished sailor. During his retirement this culminated in building a wooden sailing boat in its entirety – an amazing accomplishment requiring attention to the old adage, ‘measure twice and cut once’. Kerry was also a proficient bushman, having developed skills such as crossing a flooded creek in a four-wheel drive during his time in the Territory. His family recount his expertise at swinging a pot of billy tea. Kerry was surrounded by his loving family during his final days. He is survived by his wife Barb, his two daughters, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

AFPHM Monthly Webinar – June 2021

Dr Kate Charlesworth will be presenting the June webinar on the topic ‘The climate crisis: Prescription for action’.

Dr Kate Charlesworth is a public health physician in Sydney. After working as a hospital doctor in Perth and Sydney, Kate completed much of her Advanced Training in the United Kingdom, including at the National Health Service (NHS) Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) in Cambridge. The SDU is a world-leading unit tasked with reducing the carbon footprint of England’s NHS.

Since returning to Australia, Kate has completed a PhD in low-carbon healthcare, and now works in the NSW public health system as a medical specialist in environmentally sustainable healthcare – the first of such a role in Australia.

This online webinar will be held on Tuesday, 29 June from 12pm to 1pm AEST. As usual, there will be the opportunity for AFPHM trainees to stay online after the webinar to network.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.

Recipients of AFPHM President's Extraordinary Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Public Health

ACT – Dr Kerryn Coleman and team

The ACT Chief Health Officer (CHO) team for their work in 2020 on the management of COVID-19 in the ACT. The team consists of the following Fellows and trainees. The Fellows are Dr Kerryn Coleman (CHO), Dr Vanessa Johnston (Deputy CHO) and Dr Miranda Harris. The trainees are Dr Naomi Clarke, Dr Karin English, Dr Sabrina De Bellis-Ayres and Dr Claire Behm. The CHO team have planned, instigated and continually improved the ACT Health response to COVID-19 to protect the health of the ACT population.

NSW – Dr Kerry Chant and team

Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer of NSW, as an individual, and Health Protection NSW as a team for their outstanding work in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in NSW. Health Protection NSW is responsible for surveillance and the public health response in NSW, including monitoring the incidence of notifiable infectious diseases and taking appropriate action to control the spread of diseases. It also provides public health advice and response to environmental issues affecting human health. 

The leader of the network, Dr Kerry Chant, deserves particular credit not just for her leadership of the pandemic response, but for the way she has nurtured and grown Health Protection NSW over the past decade as Chief Health Officer of NSW. She has been tireless in managing the pandemic, at all times providing exemplary communications to the public (at almost daily media conferences) and showing outstanding leadership in formulating timely responses to complex public health issues, often under extremely difficult circumstances. She has successfully managed the need for, at times, severe societal restrictions while at the same time ensuring opportunities for citizens to maintain their health and wellbeing.

NT – Associate Professor Vicki Krause

Associate Professor Vicki Krause has had a long and distinguished career in the NT spanning three decades. Her work, like many excellent public health physicians, often goes unrecognised. However, in receiving this award she is being recognised for her outstanding success in health protection and disease control. As the Director of the NT Centre for Disease Control she has graciously led the NT COVID-19 response with utmost professionalism amidst significant professional upheaval.

SA – Professor Nicola Spurrier and team

Professor Spurrier as the SA Chief Public Health Officer has, together with the team at the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB), provided safe, transparent and effective leadership, advice, and guidance for the health of all South Australians in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the public health emergency Professor Spurrier has presented as calm, learned and collected. The confidence this has generated in the South Australian population cannot be overstated. The level of trust placed in public health physicians, and the regard in which they are presently held, has perhaps never been greater, and this is in no small part due the efforts of Professor Spurrier and her team.

TAS – Dr Mark Veitch

As Director of Public Health, Dr Mark Veitch led and continues to lead the public health response to COVID-19 in Tasmania. He demonstrated extraordinary leadership throughout the crisis, providing clear and considered guidance to government, supporting his colleagues and the entire public health workforce. He has been a particular example of excellence in public health communication to people and groups at all levels, including politicians, colleagues and especially the public. Mark would be the first to acknowledge that an effective public health response relies on interdisciplinary co-operation and the crucial contributions of the full diversity of the public health response teams.

VIC – Professor Brett Sutton 

As the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton has been the face of public health medicine in Victoria for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has served this role with distinction, by providing astute public health advice to inform the response, and collaborative approach amongst public health agencies and experts. He has also encouraged strong public support for the difficult public health measures that have needed to be enacted in response. 

Professor Sutton has also been a supportive leader for the public health team across all levels of government, health services, community organisations and businesses who have had to work together in collaboration and adapt to this emerging public health threat. His ability to engage with the community has been pivotal in ensuring strong public support for the necessary public health actions.

WA – Dr Revle Bangor-Jones

Dr Revle Bangor-Jones has been a leader in public health medicine in Western Australia for many years. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that the spotlight has been focused on the work of public health physicians, from the Chief Health Officers (CHOs) to regional infection control doctors. While the CHOs have been properly recognised for their crucial decision-making and media presence, the role of their senior officers is not obvious to the public. However, much of the effective operation of pandemic strategies rests with those who act on behalf of the CHO.

In WA, Dr Bangor-Jones took on vital new roles in the office of the CHO to ensure that the response to the pandemic was as effective as possible. She holds the position of Principal Medical Officer in the Office of the Chief Health Officer, and in February 2020 she took on the role of Deputy Coordinator of the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) in the Health Department. She leads the PHEOC strategy team, dealing with issues of communication and administration, and liaising with the State Health Incident Coordination Centre.

Gerry Murphy Prize and John Snow Scholarship winners

Gerry Murphy Prize

Dr Edwina Dorney

Dr Edwina Dorney, New South Wales

To what extent do postpartum contraception policies or guidelines exist in Australia and New Zealand: a document analysis study

Edwina is a second year Advanced Trainee in Public Health Medicine working clinically in Sexual Health at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She is a PhD Candidate at The University of Sydney and a student member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Sexual and Reproductive Health for women in Primary Care (SPHERE). Edwina has worked clinically in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology for over 10 years, both in the United Kingdom and Australia and completed the membership exams of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2014. Edwina’s PhD focus is in enhancing the delivery of preconception care at a population health level. She has received a grant from the Australian Government National Women’s Health Strategy Scheme and is a recipient of the Albert S McKern Research Scholarship from Sydney University. Edwina’s research combines her passions of sexual, reproductive, and public health.

John Snow Scholarship

Ms Karen Motta
Dr Karen Motta, Western Australia

Cervical screening in four remote Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations: a clinical audit on adherence to the National Cervical Screening Program

Karen began her career as an occupational therapist, working in stroke rehabilitation. After taking some time off to travel, she returned to study medicine. She thoroughly enjoyed spending her third year of medical studies in Broome and the surrounding Kimberley region.

Karen is currently working as an intern at the Royal Perth Hospital, with rural rotations in Kalgoorlie and Bunbury. Her interests include geriatric medicine, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

RACP Foundation Research Awards

Applications for the 2022 RACP Foundation Research Awards are now open. Upwards of 50 awards up to a total value of $2.5M are available across the different categories: Career Development FellowshipsResearch Establishment Fellowships and Research Entry Scholarships

Applications for other award categories including Research Development GrantsTravel Grants and Education Development Grants are opening Tuesday, 1 June 2021.

Please refer to the RACP Foundation website for information on specific eligibility requirements for each award.

Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal

Nominations for the Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal for 2022 are now open. This medal is awarded by the RACP every five years to recognise an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of medicine. The medal was last awarded to Professor Roger Reddel in 2017.

This award is open to both RACP Fellows as well as individuals outside the College. However the nominee must be nominated by a Fellow of RACP to be considered.

Details on the application process and selection criteria are available on the website. Nominations close on Tuesday, 31 August 2021.

Pacific Public Health Webinar

The Pacific Public Health webinar series held with Pacific Nations continued this month with Professor Lynn Madden and Dr Aumea Herman facilitating the important topic of vaccine hesitancy in the Pacific. A case study was presented focused on the challenges facing Papua New Guinea (PNG). Dr Tambri Housen who is a field epidemiologist spoke from Lae, PNG and Mrs Martha Pogo, Acting Manager of the PNG Immunisation program spoke from Port Moresby, PNG. Despite internet access challenges, both speakers ably explained the challenges and response to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy being undertaken in PNG.  Professor Chris Bullen concluded the webinar with the four core principles of managing vaccine hesitancy.

The recording is available online using the below passcode.
Passcode: euM4%SEH 

Conversations with the Board

The Board held its first virtual Conversation with the Board event with members from the Hunter New England (HNE)/Newcastle area on Wednesday, 24 February.

The communique for this Conversation with the Board is available on the RACP website where you will also find previous Conversations

RACP Congress 2021 Watch

All recorded sessions from RACP Congress 2021 are now online for viewing

RACP Congress 2021 concluded with the last of the virtual sessions on Thursday, 20 May. With a total program featuring over 85 sessions, this ambitious event covered a broad range of topics and insightful panel discussions. If you missed a session such as the Noble Oak sponsored ‘In for the long (COVID) haul: Disruption and adaptation for rehabilitation patients and services’ or would like to watch a session again, all recorded sessions will be available for viewing until 29 October 2021. 

For those who didn’t attend but still wish to view the RACP Congress material, you are able to register for a virtual ticket until Friday, 25 June. You can register at

Low value care and climate change 

Date: Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 6pm to 7pm AEST
Location: Online

Professor Alexandra Barratt (MBBS, MPH, PhD) is an epidemiologist and Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

As healthcare professionals we are aware that climate change poses one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century. But what is the healthcare industry contribution to this?

Join Professor Alexandra Barratt in a discussion about how medicine contributes to our carbon emissions and how we can do better. 

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.

COVID-19 vaccines   

On 20 May 2021, Australia recorded the largest single day of 101,146 COVID-19 vaccine doses with a total of over 3.47 million administered. As of 19 May 2021, Aotearoa New Zealand has administered a total of 474,436 COVID-19 vaccine doses.  

We have been concerned about the slow rollout and hesitancy of COVID-19 vaccines and are keen to support the momentum of increasing the uptake of vaccinations.

The RACP urges members to encourage eligible patients to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. To assist you please see below a suite of available resources and information on COVID-19 vaccines:


Aotearoa New Zealand

We regularly share updates and resources including from the Australian Government Department of Health and the Aotearoa New Zealand Ministry of Health on the RACP COVID-19 webpage.

Expressions of Interest for AFPHM Committee roles

Aotearoa New Zealand AFPHM Committee roles

There are five upcoming vacancies on the Aotearoa New Zealand AFPHM Committee.

Due to retirement, under Governance of College Body guidance:

  • Three Committee members are on Board extended terms finishing in 2022
  • Two members complete their terms in 2022

Following a verbal invitation at the Aotearoa New Zealand AFPHM Members Meeting in April, Expressions of Interest are open for these roles.

Details of these positions and how to submit an application can be found on the RACP website

Represent your region on the AFPHM Trainee Committee

The AFPHM Trainee Committee seeks expressions of interest for NSW, SA and WA Regional Representatives.

Details of these positions and how to submit an application can be found on the RACP website.

Australian Government Department of Health update to Medicare billing in public hospitals

The Australian Government Department of Health (the Department) has updated its Medicare billing in public hospitals webpage in response to feedback received from peak bodies, including the College. The webpage contains guidance material to strengthen provider education on appropriate Medicare billing in public hospitals. This includes case studies to clarify appropriate referrals following episodes of hospital care and the hospital’s responsibility to undertake any testing required for public patients. The feedback has also informed a new set of FAQs, which provide additional clarity on key points raised in the case studies.

The Department thanks peak bodies and clinicians involved in the revision process. If you have further comments or feedback, please contact the department at

Aged care: RACP recommendations and Federal Budget response to Royal Commission

A feature of the Federal Budget 2021-22 was its response to the 148 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Commission). The Budget reflected the Government’s acceptance or acceptance-in-principle of 126 of the Commission’s recommendations and its rejection of six. The remaining recommendations are either under consideration or have been supported in other ways.

College members made strong contributions to the Commission through the College’s 2019 submission and the later 2020 submission impact of COVID-19 on aged care.

Of our 56 recommendations in the 2019 submission, only five were not addressed by the Commission, and five were taken up in less direct ways. With the government’s positive response to the Commission’s recommendations, we anticipate seeing the majority of our recommendations implemented either directly or less directly, which we will monitor.

Some examples of where the Federal Budget has responded to Royal Commission recommendations, consistent with the College’s recommendations, include:

  • improved assessment provisions such as the single assessment process
  • more home care packages
  • improved access to specialists and other health practitioners through multidisciplinary outreach services
  • support to increase the cultural competency of service provider staff, and to address some of the barriers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older people experience in relation to aged care services
  • funding for Primary Health Networks to provide end-user support for the use of telehealth in residential aged care facilities.

Over the next four years of the Budget’s provisions for aged care, the College will continue to advocate for improvements in aged care services as recommended by our contributing College members.

Virtual screening event for ‘The Advocate’s Journey’ documentary

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 6pm to 8pm (AEST)

Join Dr Robert Lethbridge as he hosts a virtual live screening of ‘The Advocate’s Journey’ mini-documentary series on Thursday, 24 June 2021, 6pm to 8pm (AEST).

In the documentary, Dr Lethbridge sets out to interview well-known physicians who have taken the leap into advocacy and achieved remarkable outcomes from their work. The five short episodes see Dr Lethbridge conduct engaging interviews with Dr Helen Young, Professor Fiona Stanley, Dr Graeme Edwards and other respected advocates and experts. Throughout the screening you’ll gain valuable insights into becoming a physician advocate, engaging key stakeholders, getting issues on the public agenda, and the results of advocacy.

Register now to watch ‘The Advocate’s Journey’ and hear first-hand from Dr Lethbridge about his experiences working on the documentary.


Watch this short showreel for a sneak preview of what you’ll find on Medflix, home to our extensive collection of powerful and engaging educational videos. The videos are designed to support members with their lifelong learning and professional development needs and cover a range of clinical and professional topics.

Tune in to Medflix to view more and share.

Expressions of Interest: Australian Department of Health seeking RACP representatives on Biotoxin-related Illness Advisory Committee

The Australian Department of Health (DoH) are currently seeking one College representative for the Biotoxin Related Illness Advisory Committee (the Committee), with the DoH determining the final membership.

The DoH is seeking physicians with expertise and experience in the following:

  • general medicine
  • infectious diseases
  • occupational and environmental medicine
  • clinical allergy
  • clinical immunology
  • endocrinology.

The Committee will comprise of representatives from a broad range of allied health and specialist medical fields, as well as consumer representation. Deadline for applications is close of business Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

Learn more

Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP): Educational Leadership and Management

We invite you to a supervisor training workshop, SPDP 1: Educational Leadership and Management – specifically for non-clinical members.

The session will be three hours and will cover the following topics:

  • planning and managing for effective supervision
  • feedback in challenging situations
  • supporting training progression.

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021
Location: Zoom (Virtual)
Time: 6pm to 9pm AEST
Facilitator: Dr David Goddard 
Registration: Register via Zoom before 21 July 2021 (places are limited)

*Please note you will receive an email after registration containing your specific Zoom link to access the workshop.

If you are currently enrolled in the College’s MyCPD program, you can claim credits for this workshop under Category 2, at a rate of three credit points per hour.

For more information about the Supervisor Professional Development Program, visit the College website or contact the Supervisor Learning Support unit at

Evolve ‘Top-5’ recommendations on low-value practices in thoracic medicine

We are pleased to announce that in Lung Health Awareness Month, the latest Evolve ‘Top-5’ recommendations on low-value practices in thoracic medicine were launched.

The new Evolve thoracic recommendations span a range of conditions, ranging from common, such as COPD, to rare, such as sarcoidosis.

These recommendations were developed to reduce key low-value tests and interventions in the practice of thoracic medicine but will be of interest and applicable to care provided by clinicians beyond the specialty. The new recommendations say:

  • Do not perform a D-Dimer in patients at high risk of pulmonary embolism.
  • Do not use long term systemic corticosteroids for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Do not initiate maintenance inhalers in minimally symptomatic COPD patients with a low risk of exacerbation.
  • Do not routinely follow-up solid pulmonary nodules smaller than 6mm detected in low-risk patients.
  • Do not perform a serum ACE for the diagnosis or monitoring of sarcoidosis.

We ask clinicians to think about how these recommendations are relevant to them. Consider:

  • making the recommendations a routine part of clinical handovers
  • including recommendations in education sessions like grand rounds, workshops, clinical case reviews, team meetings and more
  • undertaking a clinical audit and feedback project on a recommendation
  • discussing the recommendations with referring doctors and your multidisciplinary care team
  • undertaking research on the recommendations.

Read and download the recommendations

If RACP Fellows and trainees want to be more involved in shaping Evolve, consider joining the Evolve Policy Reference Group. The RACP regularly consults, collaborates and partners with Fellows and trainees in the Evolve Policy Reference Group. The group plays an important role in leading and shaping Evolve to make it more relevant and fit-for-purpose. Email to find out more.

Useful AFPHM training resources

A reminder to all AFPHM trainees, the following resources are available for your training:

Other resources you may be interested in, include:

Career opportunities 

View all positions vacant.

Events and conferences

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians publishes notices of events and courses as a service to members. Such publication does not constitute endorsement or mandating of any such events or courses. 

Go to the events list at any time to see what events are coming up.

AFPHM contact details

Member enquiries:
(AUS) 1300 69 7227
(NZ) 0508 69 7227

AFPHM Faculty enquiries (including Council and committees):

Executive Officer
Phone: +61 2 9256 9622

Public Health Learning Advisor:
Jennifer Desrosiers

AFPHM Education and Training enquiries:
Education Officer
Phone: +61 2 8247 6286

AFPHM Oral Examination enquiries:
Examination Coordinator, Assessment and Selection Unit
Phone: +61 2 9256 9681

AFPHM training site accreditation inquiries:
Site Accreditation Unit

Phone: +61 2 9256 9674

AFPHM CPD enquiries:
Professional Practice
Phone: +61 2 8247 6285

AFPHM Aotearoa New Zealand enquiries:
RACP Aotearoa New Zealand Office
Phone: +64 4 472 6713

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