AFRM Council Communiqué November 2019

Read the highlights of the key topics discussed at the 04-2019 AFRM Council meeting, held on Friday 22 November 2019.

AFRM Regional Committees: 'Branch Reinvigoration'

As part of the AFRM Strategic Work Plan 2019-2020, an initiative is to develop an AFRM Member Engagement Strategy, of which a key deliverable is to re-invigorate the AFRM Regional Committees.

AFRM Executive Committee and Council continue to review key documents and developing new templates, a survey was conducted with each Regional Chairs to gain a better understanding of what the current baseline situation in each region.

Faculty Policy and Advocacy Committee (FPAC) activities

The FPAC continue to review existing rehabilitation-related policies and position statements on the RACP website. The Multi-Resistant Organisms in Rehabilitation Units Working Party to review ‘Guiding principles for the management of patients with multi-resistant organisms (MROs) in rehabilitation units’ has been established and held its first teleconference in early November.

The process to establish 2 more working parties is almost complete to form the Position Statement on Stem Cell Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy Working Party and AFRM Position Statement on Bariatric Rehabilitation Working Party.

Faculty Education Committee (FEC) Activities

FEC continues to focus on the Advanced Training Curriculum Renewal process.

AFRM Trainee Committee Activities

Planning for the Annual Trainee Meeting 2020 has commenced, with the organising committee scheduled to meet early in the new year. The sub-committee will explore alternate dates from the traditional beginning of the calendar year and the 2020 agenda will offer concurrent session between Adult and Paediatric Medicine.

Professor Tim Geraghty, President
Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
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