AFRM eBulletin – 11 March 2022

A Message from Your President

You know the new year is well underway when it starts speeding up again. It seems like only yesterday that I was writing the February eBulletin report and suddenly it’s March.

COVID-19

Omicron continues to keep niggling away, doesn’t it? In NSW we are now relaxed when hearing that the daily new cases are nudging 10,000 because hospital numbers are slowly declining. We are still dealing with contacts among patients and staff which keep us on our toes, and we are still fairly constrained in our ambulatory services, not to mention masked and goggled. Many of our hospital services remain disrupted compared to ‘normal’ in 2019. I hope you are contributing to the regular AROC survey – we do want the data to remain solid to assist our efforts to ensure that the disruptions to services for disabled persons can be reversed in the future.

My special thanks to Susan Graham who continues to represent the Faculty on the College Expert Reference Group (ERG), keeping rehabilitation issues front and centre in the College’s thinking and communication on this issue.

Examinations

The first of our examinations for 2022 (FWE) has been held successfully, with disruption only caused by flooding in Brisbane. The FRACP Adult Divisional exams ran into IT problems again and we are keeping that front of mind in preparation for our own Module 1 in a few months time.

RACP Congress May 2022

Please note the upcoming RACP Congress in Melbourne from 12 to 14 May – especially the Thursday morning. We have the George Burniston Orator, Professor Manoj Sivan (UK) speaking about Long COVID and the UK perspective. We also have a fantastic AFRM session concentrating on cancer survivorship with high-quality speakers of international renown, organised by Professor Fary Khan and chaired by Professor Andrew Cole. It will be a first-class session and highlights the opportunities for growth in the role of rehabilitation medicine in supporting cancer survivor quality of life. I always look forward to travelling to Melbourne – see you there! We also have a Faculty dinner planned for Wednesday evening.

RACP Online Communities (ROC)

Have you logged on to the ROC yet? Please do so ASAP. Currently we have an AFRM community, as well as the wider College community. We want to use the ROC to aid communication between Branch Committees and Branch trainees and Fellows. This avoids the email list embargo which stymied the old way of communication. We will setup Branch subcommunities to enable local issues to be easily communicated – but we need you to join and setup your profile and get used to using the system.

Academic issues

As foreshadowed in February, Fary Khan joined the AFRM Council last week as our first academic representative on Council and outlined a well-formed vision to build upon the work begun by Michael Pollack’s research working party. Promoting research, targeting scholarships, supporting trainees, strengthening links with the RMSANZ Scientific Committee are just some of a raft of practical and well thought out initiatives. Formal appointment of committee members is underway.

College Medals

Every year the College seeks nominations for the John Sands Medal, the College Medal, the Rural and Remote Medal and the International Medal. I seek your guidance in nominating Fellows who may be doing amazing work, but in a way that doesn’t draw attention, thus they don’t receive appropriate recognition from the wider College community. Please bring these Fellows to the attention of your Branch Chair or any member of the Executive.

RMSANZ issues  

We continue to meet regularly with RMSANZ President Zoe Adey-Wakeling. The ASM is planned as a face-to-face meeting from 7 to 10 June on the Gold Coast, QLD. Please plan now to attend. We have all missed the collegiate contact which sustains us and this is a great opportunity to resume that. Remember too that we set up the Society to enable us to run scientific meetings more easily (particularly when collaborating with international partners), combine with local non-College partner organisations to promote issues of mutual interest, as well as take on advocacy and semi-industrial type issues which we can’t really pursue from within the College. We have recently begun discussions with them about an updated National Rehabilitation Strategy which will be something we’ll collaborate on. We all need to support the Society in these important initiatives – and that means being a financial member.

Faculty Committee rejuvenation

We always need new Fellows to join the Faculty on one of our many committees. Please speak to your Branch Chair about where your enthusiasm and talent can help our ongoing work.

Thanks again to my fellow Executive members: Jenny Mann, Tim Geraghty, Caitlin Anderson, and Richard Seeman, as well as College staff: especially, Executive Officer Caroline Lambert, Faculties Manager Jo Goldrick and Peak Bodies Manager Phil Munro.

Dr Greg Bowring
AFRM President

College Bodies – Expressions of Interest are now open

Following the RACP call for nominations earlier this year, various positions are available on College councils and committees. You are invited to express your interest.

The College Council and committees respond to and raise issues to the Board for consideration. The composition of the College Council enables a variety of member and non-member perspectives to be heard in a single forum.

Please submit your EOI before the closing date, Wednesday, 6 April 2022.

Rehab in Review Journal

Rehab in Review is a surveillance journal where editors scan 70 rehabilitation related journals for the best, most up-to-date literature important to the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Rehab in Review is produced by physicians specialising in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with the cooperation and assistance of the Emory University School of Medicine (Georgia, USA), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The publication is generously provided to the Faculty and its members at no cost.

View the Rehab in Review January 2022 edition.

8 March 2022 backup Divisional Written Examination (DWE) successfully completed

We would like to inform you that the 8 March 2022 backup Divisional Written Examination (DWE) was successfully delivered. 307 candidates sat the paper-based exam across 18 locations in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

We thank our Directors of Physician/Paediatric Education (DPEs) and RACP supervisors for their ongoing support to trainees in the lead up to the exam. We also want to thank all our staff who were involved throughout the examination preparation process.

Exam results will be released on Tuesday, 12 April 2022. If you have any questions or need further information, please email examinations@racp.edu.au.

Kind regards,
RACP Assessment and Selection Team

AFRM Fellowship Clinical exams

Applications for the following AFRM Fellowship Clinical exams are now closed.

Exam

Exam date

2022 AFRM Fellowship Clinical Examination (General)

Sunday, 8 May 2022

2022 AFRM Fellowship Clinical Examination (Paediatric)

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Examination details

We strongly recommend that you read the exam information on our website for the Fellowship Clinical Examination (General) and the Fellowship Clinical Examination (Paediatric), as it includes information about the format of the exams and what to expect on exam day.

We cannot stress enough how important your wellbeing is to us. Please continue to look out for yourself and your colleagues, and utilise the RACP Support Program if needed. This free, 24/7 hotline is available to you for confidential counselling, coaching and support for workplace and personal issues.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

RACP Assessment and Selection

Applications for the following AFRM General exams open soon.

Exam

Exam date

2022 AFRM Module 1 Assessment (General)

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

2022 AFRM Module 2 Clinical Assessment (General)

Saturday, 27 August 2022

Applying for the exams

Applications open - Monday, 14 March 2022, 9am (AEDT).
Applications close - Friday, 25 March 2022, 5pm (AEDT).

Examination details

For important information on how to apply, format of the exams, what to expect on exam day and results, please refer to the AFRM Module 1 Assessment and AFRM Module 2 Clinical Assessment webpages.

AFRM Resources, the General Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum and Education Policies are available on the College website.

Should you have any questions, please contact Faculty.Examinations@racp.edu.au

Upcoming deadline to record your MyCPD points for 2021

This is a friendly reminder that 2021 MyCPD records are due by Thursday, 31 March 2022.

Additionally, CPD records are now open for 2022.

2022 CPD requirements remain the same as 2021, please see the 2022 MyCPD Framework for details. Please note that the Medical Council of New Zealand has additional mandatory requirements for New Zealand practitioners.

Helpful links:

Please don’t hesitate to contact the CPD Team for further assistance:

Australia
1300 697 227 (option 3 for CPD)
MyCPD@racp.edu.au

Aotearoa New Zealand
04 460 8122
MyCPD@racp.org.nz

Applications for 2022 RACP Educational Development (Study) Grants open soon

The 2022 RACP AFRM Educational Development Grant worth up to $10,000 is just one of the grants offered in this round. This grant can go towards gaining new technical expertise, training at an appropriate institution, or participation and presenting a paper at a conference or scientific meeting in fields and competencies relevant to rehabilitation.

Other Educational Development Grants available include:

  • Skilled Medical Scholarship for Advancement of Indigenous Health - NEW
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Development Grant
  • Queensland Regional Committee Educational Development Grant

Applications for the 2022 RACP AFRM Educational Development Grant open on Monday, 4 April 2022.

To access the eligibility criteria and the online application form, please visit the RACP Foundation.

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Leading voices and engaging discussions

Join the AFRM stream to hear an explorative panel discussion led by Professor Fary Khan and Professor Andrew Cole on the Evolving role of cancer survivorship and rehabilitation

Take some time to catch up at the AFRM Dinner.

Along with the welcome reception and gala dinner, the AFRM Dinner is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues. It’s been a while since we’ve had this opportunity so why not join us at the BOHO Social, Southbank on 11 May 2022. Bookings are essential so register now.

Time poor? Purchase a one-day ticket and enjoy the rest of Congress virtually.

It can be hard to find time to attend every day at Congress. With a range of ticket options, you can attend one full day and enjoy the rest of Congress online at your leisure. RACP Congress has a range of ticket options available for both Melbourne and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

NDIS Strategic Advisor Health role – open to applications

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is seeking a Strategy Health Advisor to provide high-level policy and technical advice, expertise and outcomes relating to the strategic and operational management of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This position informs the intersection of health and disability. Read more.

Fabulous day at the virtual Aotearoa NZ AFRM Symposium 2022

Due to COVID restrictions through the motu, the Symposium for 2022 moved to a virtual format. Faculty members missed the opportunity to meet kanohi te ki kanohi | face to face, however it was still wonderful to see everyone's smiling faces, along with really good presentations.

  • Aotearoa NZ President Dr George Laking was the keynote address at the Symposium on biculturalism and encouraging Indigenous trainees into the Faculty.

Fellow presentations included:

  • Dr Jurriaan de Groot – My experiences with prescribing cannabis-based medicines
  • Dr Dawn Adair – Northern Trauma Network
  • Dr Richard Seemann - an update on 2022 changes to CPD in Aotearoa

The Dr Boris Mak Rehabilitation Medicine Trainee Award for Best Presentation was held in the morning with congratulations to the four trainees who competed.

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Dr Boris Mak

1st place Dr Richard Ponton – Development of an Accelerated Inpatient Pathway for those with Limited Life Expectancy within the Burwood Spinal Unit

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Dr Richard Ponton

2nd place Dr Michael Dawson – Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder - The Nocebo Hypothesis

2nd place
Dr Michael Dawson 

Chief Judge for the Boris Mak Award, Dr Bensy Mathew, also congratulated Drs Khairul Alais and Alastair Dunbar on the high standard of their presentations.

Richard Seemann
Chair AoNZ AFRM Committee

AHPRA pandemic response sub-register coming to a close

A huge thank you to Fellows who joined the AHPRA sub-register and returned to practice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your sacrificial care for our community through these challenging times.

The pandemic response sub-register will expire on 5 April 2022. If you have been in touch with AHPRA and renewed your specialist registration past this date, you will have a CPD requirement for 2022. Please see the 2022 MyCPD Framework for details and contact the CPD Team at MyCPD@racp.edu.au if you have any questions.

New Cultural Safety Curated Collection

The new Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Cultural Safety Curated Collection has been designed to support physicians in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to provide more impactful, meaningful, culturally safe care for Indigenous patients, their families, whānau and communities.

The Collection presents a detailed library of resources that can help you understand and implement culturally safe practices in the workplace. Filter the library by theme, country, resource type and level of experience to find the resources most relevant to you. We encourage you to revisit the Curated Collection as you develop your understanding of cultural safety over time and consider how this can shape your practice.

Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for time spent on RACP Online Learning.

Picture3Your supporter pack: The Kids Catch Up campaign

The launch of the Kids COVID Catch Up campaign generated national media coverage and saw hundreds of members and community representatives getting involved in the launch events.

The campaign is calling on leaders from across the political spectrum to commit to a package of policy measures to help children and young people catch up from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all members to help make a difference by joining the campaign.

To help you get started, we’ve created a Supporter Pack that sets out five clear steps you can take to help the campaign succeed. Take all of the steps or just pick a few. The steps you take will help us keep the momentum going after the success of the campaign launch.

FIND OUT MORE

Bi National Training Program (BNTP) – 2022 timetable

The BNTP lectures will proceed as scheduled. Attendance in person is no longer available but trainees can continue to join via teleconference/videoconference.

If trainees are unable to attend the live teleconference/videoconference, a recording of each session will be available to watch at a more convenient time.

Date

Time

Topic

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

3pm to 5pm AEST

Falls and fracture prevention; and
Sarcopenia and Frailty in the elderly

  • Geriatric syndromes (falls, poly pharmacology, incontinence, comorbidities etc.)
  • Residential and community care
  • Frailty and sarcopenia

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

3pm to 5pm AEST

Illness and injury in the elderly

  • Osteoporosis and fractured NOF
  • Post-surgical pain management

 

For more information visit RACP events.

NSW Lecture Series - 2022 timetable

The NSW Lecture Series will proceed as scheduled. Attendance in person is no longer available but trainees can continue to join via teleconference/videoconference.

If trainees cannot join the live teleconference/videoconference, the recording of the sessions are uploaded to Medflix.

Please visit the RACP event listings for more details of each lecture

Date

Time

Topic

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

1pm to 2pm AEST

  • Cancer pain management and communicating prognosis and end of life issues
 Wednesday, 30 March 2022 2pm to 3pm AEST
  • Wound management in the rehabilitation setting

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

1pm to 2pm AEST

 

  • Exercise prescription and reconditioning in the elderly

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

2pm to 3pm AEST

 

  • Delirium and dementia

Announcement – NSW Saturday morning training sessions 2022 

After a hiatus I am very pleased to announce that the NSW Saturday morning training sessions will be re-launched this year. There will be six sessions - three for FCE candidates and three for the Module 2 candidates. Pre-pandemic, the Saturday morning sessions were seminars, practical skills or mock exams for topics that weren't covered in Wednesday teaching. A significant investment of time and preparation was and is needed for this program to happen.

Moving forward the format will be different to previous years, following feedback from trainees, to make the program more concise and exam focused. Starting later this month, a series of mock exams will be held - either virtually or face-to-face in the lead up to the two exams.

As I am sure you will appreciate, the logistics of this will be considerable in view of the pandemic and I thank the Fellows, who are giving up their time to help coordinate and run these teaching sessions. Each hospital and LHD will have slightly different guidelines and rules that they will need to adhere to in order for these sessions to take place. I ask for your understanding and flexibility as we work through the practicalities of organising these mornings. We intend to run the sessions on a Saturday from 10am to 1pm. 

We ask that all candidates register with the contact person below to indicate their wish to attend. Only those registered will receive correspondence from the organising unit regarding attendance details etc. Please don't register if you cannot attend, as some hospitals have limited places. The dates and details of this year’s program are below:

Fellowship Mock Clinical Examination:

Module 2 Mock Clinical Examination:

  • Venue tbc: Saturday, 16 July 2022
  • Venue tbc: Saturday, 30 July 2022
  • St George Hospital: Saturday, 13 August 2022

Thank you for your support and we urge you to take up this teaching opportunity.

Dr Simon Mosalski
Rehabilitation Medicine Physician

Contribute to the Indigenous Physicians Video Series and help grow the Indigenous medical workforce

The Member Learning & Development team is seeking members to assist them in producing a series of videos which will share the experiences and personal stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees and physicians. The aim of the video series is to build an understanding of the role and value of Indigenous physicians in healthcare, while aiming to inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are considering a career in medicine and physician training.

Trainees and Fellows with a special interest in this area are invited to join the working group to help scope and consult on the project. Submit your expression of interest by Friday, 18 March 2022.

Find out more

Choosing Wisely: improving the quality of healthcare

RACP is a founding member of Choosing Wisely in Australia and New Zealand. All Evolve recommendations are made available through Choosing Wisely. By bringing together recommendations from multiple medical colleges and healthcare organisations, with expertise in consumer and patient care, Choosing Wisely helps healthcare providers and consumers start important conversations about improving the quality of healthcare. 

The RACP is encouraging physicians to implement the Evolve Top 5 Recommendations in their work and health services. All RACP specialty societies are invited to develop their Top 5 List of low-value practices

Don’t forget you may be able to claim some of your Evolve activities as CPD credits.

Find out more.

New Evolve Case Studies

Evolve is a flagship initiative led by physicians at the RACP to drive high-value and high-quality care in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

To support the implementation of Evolve recommendations in clinical practice, the College has launched a series of case studies which considers clinical scenarios based on low-value care. This series explores interesting topics related to reducing low-value practices and improving the quality and safety of healthcare. As part of this series, Dr Chris Cameron has led the development of a new case study about medication related harm. View the case studies on the Evolve website.

Evolve is seeking enthusiastic Fellows and trainees to partner with us in developing case studies for more specialties. The aim of the case studies is to support Fellows and trainees to build an understanding of low-value care within their specialty and act as a tool for clinical educators and supervisors. Email Evolve to get involved.

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia: funding round six

You're invited to apply for a Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) grant of up to $10,000 to support your continuing professional development (CPD). SRSA grants cover CPD costs such as registration, travel, accommodation, and meals. Applications for interactive CPD like clinical attachments, peer review and workshops are encouraged.

You are eligible if you:

  • are a Fellow, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander trainee of a (non-GP) specialist
    medical college
  • work in a regional, rural or remote area (view your classification here).

The application deadline for funding round six is Friday, 15 April 2022. CPD activities must be completed between 1 July 2022 and 30 September 2023.

Find out more and access the online application.

The SRSA Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and
managed by the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges.

How to login to the ROC - for first time users

The ROC (RACP Online Community) is a private, secure place for you to network, engage and connect in real time. It's available exclusively to RACP members and Overseas Trained Physicians (OTPs).

The ROC is yours to:

  • find other members and connect with them
  • ask questions and start discussions with other members, in a secure, easy to use online forum
  • expand your professional networks across the membership, or within your specialty, Division, Faculty or Chapter
  • keep up-to-date with College announcements, events, updates and resources
  • be informed via a weekly digest email - or opt out if you prefer.

To access the Roc, simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play, or login via MyRACP.

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to login to the ROC and be part of the conversation.

 

Ep78: The Advocate's Journey

The core work of being a physician is demanding enough, but if you’re seeing patients come in day after day with ailments that have social determinants behind them, you may start to feel like Sisyphus (heaving that boulder up the hill only to have to start from the bottom every time it slips your grasp).

Surely it would be better to change those socioeconomic drivers – but where do you even begin?

The three-word mission statement of the RACP is Educate – Advocate – Innovate, and there is a Division of College staff dedicated to helping physicians with the strategy of putting a case to those in power.

This podcast explains how the College supports policy development and advocacy. The interviews are drawn from an RACP-produced documentary called The Advocate's Journey that was hosted by Dr Robert Lethbridge. It’s the perfect time to revisit this story considering how politicised public health has become in recent times.

Guests

  • Dr Rob Lethbridge FRACP (Perth Children’s Hospital)
  • Dr Helen Young FRACP (Royal North Shore Hospital; The Children’s Hospital at Westmead)
  • Patrick Tobin (former GM of Policy and Advocacy)
  • Dr Jin Russell FRACP (Starship Children's Hospital; University of Auckland)

Subscribe to email alerts or search for ‘Pomegranate Health’ in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or any podcasting app. Fellows of the RACP can claim CPD credits for listening and learning via MyCPD. For a transcript and further references please visit our website. 
https://www.racp.edu.au/pomegranate/view/ep78-the-advocates-journey

Register now for The Digital Physician webinar

Find out what physicians need to know about digital health in this interactive webinar on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at 6pm (AEST). Hear from members of the RACP’s Digital Health Advisory Group (DHAG) as they discuss what’s new in digital health and how the DHAG can support members to improve their understanding in this important area.

Hosted by Association Professor Clair Sullivan FRACP, topics covered will include:

  • identifying the drivers for digital transformation in healthcare.
  • appreciating the value of using data and analytics in healthcare.
  • defining the roles of digital systems in optimising physician-patient interactions and shared decision-making.
  • recognising the potential of digital health as a platform for quality improvement and research.

Find out more and register for the webinar.

The COVID-19 Expert Reference Group series

We invite you to join us online for the following complimentary webinars, brought to you by the COVID-19 Expert Reference Group (ERG). The group formed in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERG has broad representation and expertise in its membership, and meets regularly to discuss advocacy priorities, review government advice on COVID-19 and identify resources to share with members.

  • Psychological disruptions of COVID-19 and mental health needs of healthcare workers - this webinar takes place on Thursday, 17 March 2022 at 6pm to 7.30pm (AEDT). Find out more
  • Supporting physician health and wellbeing - this webinar takes place on Thursday, 24 March 2022 at 6pm to 7.30pm (AEDT). Find out more

Continued Education 2022 – Update in Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Hematology webinar

The RACP Victorian Regional Committee is hosting a webinar as part of the Continued Education program. Enhance your knowledge of gastroenterology, rheumatology, and hematology by listening to expert speakers: Associate Professor Mayur Garg, Dr Andrew Foote and Dr Abbey Willcox. 

All College members are invited to tune in to this educational online webinar on Saturday, 26 March from 9am to 11.30am (AEDT)..

Register now to secure your place. Note: this event is eligible for CPD credits.

RACP staff member wins digital health award

Carol Pizzuti, a PhD student at Sydney University, has won the Digital Health Week 2022 award for best presentation in the Health Information Seeking and eHealth Education stream titled ‘The role of regulators and professional regulations in fostering the use of electronic health data to strengthen Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for medical practitioners’.

Carol’s PhD is through the College’s partnership with the Digital Health CRC on the Practice Analytics project, which allows the College to be at the forefront of innovation in medical education and digital health. Congratulations, Carol.

Enrol now in the Quality and Safety Spaced Learning course

Trainees and Fellows of all specialties can be leaders in advocating for and improving quality and safety. To assist with this, members are invited to enrol in the ‘Quality and Safety Spaced Learning course’, delivered via Qstream. The course aims to help participants identify quality and safety concerns, learn practical approaches to overcome these issues, and facilitate self-reflection and peer discussion. 

The course consists of three short case studies with 12 questions. Participants will receive case studies directly into their Inbox and can complete them at a time that suits them - over a four-week period.  Members are encouraged to discuss the case studies and share opinions with others through secure, online discussion forums.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive a toolkit of useful resources to support their ongoing learning. Furthermore, RACP CPD participants can earn CPD credits for the time they spend on this course. Spaces are limited, so enrol now for a late April start.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

When you close your eyes and think of a doctor, what do they look like? To help #BreakTheBias and dive a little deeper, we launched our Fellows in Focus campaign.

International Women’s Day was held on Tuesday, 8 March and to celebrate, we shone a spotlight on some of the incredible women who chose to take part in the campaign. You may have seen some of their inspirational stories on social media, but if not, you can find out more on the RACP Fellows in Focus webpage.

Important update from Services Australia

Services Australia is aware that there is a high level of nervousness around the upcoming 13 March 2022 date, when Medicare and PBS PKI site certificates are due to expire.

In recognition of the pressures facing industry, the agency has renewed all Medicare and PBS PKI site certificates. All renewed PKI site certificates must be installed before 13 March 2022 to ensure ongoing access to the agency’s digital claiming channels.

Please read this message for more information.

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Career Opportunities

For career opportunities, view all positions vacant on the RACP website.

Conferences and Events

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.

Bi-National Training Program (BNTP)

NSW Lecture Series

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

Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ)
RMSANZ is the professional body for Rehabilitation Physicians and Trainees in Australia & New Zealand.

Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC)
The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) is the national rehabilitation medicine clinical registry of Australia and New Zealand.

AFRM contact details

Member enquiries

Phone: (AUS) 1300 69 7227
Phone: (NZ) 0508 69 7227
Email: memberservices@racp.edu.au

AFRM Faculty enquiries (including Council and Committees)

Caroline Lambert
Executive Officer, AFRM
Email: afrm@racp.edu.au

AFRM Aotearoa NZ Committee

Marion Salter
Executive Officer, DFAC’s AoNZ
Phone: +64 4 460 8142
Email: nz_afrm@racp.org.nz

AFRM education and training enquiries

Jessica Ward
Education Officer
Phone: +61 2 8247 6237
Email: rehab@racp.edu.au

AFRM oral examination enquiries

Ella Campbell
Examination Coordinator
Phone: +61 2 9256 9659
Email: faculty.examinations@racp.edu.au 

AFRM training site accreditation enquiries

Jessica Ward
Education Officer
Phone: +61 8247 6233
Email: accreditation@racp.edu.au

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