AFRM eBulletin – 13 November 2020

A message from your President

Dear AFRM members,

The Faculty Executive continues to pursue a number of issues of relevance to the Faculty and we continue to remain in communication with external bodies and partner organisations. 

Partners and external bodies:

  • Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) Clinical Director position. We are currently seeking a replacement for January 2021. We remain open to receive applications. If you are interested, please consider submitting an expression of interest.
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Faculty of Pain Medicine have released their new Procedures in pain medicine clinical care standard which is available on the ANZCA website. See subsequent article in this edition of the eBulletin.
  • International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) 2022 World Congress slated for Sydney has been postponed to 2024. This reminds us of the difficulties in organising international meetings in the COVID-19 environment. Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) continues to plan for their Annual Scientific Meeting in 2021. Details can be found on the RMSANZ website.

Policy issues:

  • Review of the position statement on stem cell therapy is progressing.
  • The working party on a position statement on bariatric rehabilitation is underway.
  • The College’s COVID-19 Expert Reference Group (ERG) will appoint an AFRM representative when the group reconvenes. Some excellent work has been done by Faculty Fellows in the COVID-19 space at the state level. Growing awareness of longer-term effects of COVID-19 requiring formal rehabilitation programs is emerging. We expect this important area to continue to develop. The Faculty is planning for a special interest group in COVID-19.
  • Review of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Clinical Indicators has been undertaken under the leadership of AROC with Faculty Fellows and allied health input. Some older indicators are proposed to be retired and replaced by two new indicators which will focus on areas of interest and quality improvement opportunities. The indicators are at an advanced stage of development after which council will consider their implementation.
  • We were recently consulted on a planned update of the ‘assessing fitness to drive’ documentation. A submission is under development.
  • The Faculty was recently consulted by the Independent Hospitals Pricing Authority (IHPA) regarding their proposal to include a frailty risk assessment measure into the Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient (AN-SNAP) classification system. Faculty Fellows had informed an AROC submission opposing this proposal which we have confirmed at the executive level. This is a slightly technical position, but, in essence the proposal to use a risk assessment score derived post discharge was not felt to be helpful in classification, which is something performed at the admission assessment. This is not to say that we do not believe frailty is an important comorbidity in rehabilitation management.

Meetings and events:

  • I have continued to meet with the Presidents of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health (AFPHM) and the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) as part of a review of the role of the three Faculties within the College. The Faculty Councils face similar problems within the College, some of which relate to changes which followed the introduction of the ‘One College’ policy introduced a decade ago. These are broadly issues of autonomy and support. These include:

    1. a recognition of the difference in our education programs to the divisional programs.
    2. a desire for better communication within the College (especially the Education, Learning and Assessment Team) 
    3. a greater degree of autonomy over agreed delegated financial areas our budgets and in the area of advocacy to outside bodies. 

    These discussions have been encouraging and, in terms of the Faculty, I am especially hopeful that they will lead to provision of necessary support to develop curriculum and learning materials for the module one and two exams, something which has been highlighted in previous discussions. Our recent experience with the Education, Learning and Assessment Team around the rescheduling and reconfiguration of our examinations has been highly gratifying with a high degree of support evident despite competing priorities for the College workforce.
  • The AFRM Trainee Webinar Series (replacing the usual face-to-face meeting) commenced on Saturday, 24 October 2020 via Zoom. The webinar was a great success with 84 trainees attending on the day. The second webinar is on Saturday, 14 November 2020 from 10am to 1pm (AEDT), 12pm to 3pm (NZDT). Please encourage trainees to attend. The theme is Toolbox: common issues in day to day rehab practice. The third and final webinar, themed Next steps – examination, Fellowship and beyond, will be on Saturday, 5 December 2020 at 10am (AEDT), 12pm (NZDT) – Don’t miss it!

RACP Member Statistics and Insights Report: 

  • Included in this eBulletin you'll see an item about the RACP Member Statistics and Insights Report, which provides information about the number and distribution of College Fellows and, more specifically, AFRM Fellows and trainees in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. 

We continue to need Faculty Fellows to assist with the voluntary work of our many committees. I urge you all, and particularly New Fellows, to consider joining a Faculty Committee. Expressions of interest are regularly published in this eBulletin. If you are willing to join and seek more information regarding these vacancies, please email Jane Henderson in the Faculty office at AFRM@racp.edu.au

Best wishes, 

Dr Greg Bowring 
AFRM President 

AFRM Annual Members Meeting 2020

We are pleased to invite AFRM members to attend the 2020 AFRM Annual Members Meeting (AMM) on Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 6pm (AEDT), 8pm (NZDT). Due to COVID-19 and the need for social-distancing, this event will be held as a webinar. All AFRM members are encouraged to attend and pre-registration is required.  

The meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the achievements of the Faculty since the last AMM held in October 2019. This will be an interactive event giving you the opportunity to ask related questions. 

If you would like to submit an item for consideration on the agenda or request a copy of the meeting papers, please email AFRM@racp.edu.au by 5pm (AEDT) on Thursday, 26 November 2020.

Agenda and speakers

Welcome and Introduction: Dr Greg Bowring, AFRM President
Policy & Advocacy Committee Report: Dr Jennifer Mann, Chair, Faculty Policy & Advocacy Committee
Education Committee Report: Dr Caitlin Anderson, Chair, Faculty Education Committee 
Trainee Committee Report: Dr Philip Gaughwin, Chair, AFRM Trainee Committee

Register now for the Annual Members Meeting Webinar.


RACP Congress 2021

RACP Congress 2021, coming to you, wherever you are

The location for the 2021 RACP Congress has been unveiled and it is…everywhere.

Spread over six cities, two countries and streaming live, it has never been easier to attend.

Under the theme of ‘Transformation, adapting for the future’, RACP Congress 2021 will explore diverse topics that address ideas of transforming the way we deliver healthcare, how we look after ourselves in a connected age and what we need to know to prepare ourselves and our practice to remain relevant.

Register now

Call for abstracts for the 2021 RACP Congress

Abstract submissions are now being welcomed for the 2021 RACP Congress series. Submissions must be received for review no later than Wednesday, 23 December 2020. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Internal Medicine Journal/Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health journals supplements so don’t miss this opportunity.

Find out more

Education update: AFRM exams

Thank you to everyone who has been involved or impacted by the postponed AFRM 2020 exams.

The exams have been rescheduled and the new dates are now available on our website. Note that the dates are subject to change due to the impacts of COVID-19.

The Faculty Assessment Committee and College staff are working on contingency planning for all Faculty exams, with information now available on our website. We know that COVID-19 is impacting regions differently and that this will continue to evolve between now and the scheduled exams. We are monitoring COVID-19 in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand carefully, and we are preparing multiple contingencies to try and provide candidates with the best options possible.

Expressions of Interest: AFRM Clinical examinations (Paediatrics and General)

Fellows who would like to examine in the 2021 Clinical Examinations, please send your expression of Interest to faculty.examinations@racp.edu.au

AFRM Fellowship exam applications open next week

Applications for the following AFRM examinations will be open from Monday, 16 November 2020 and close 5pm AEDT on Friday, 27 November 2020. Further information can be found via the following links: 

AFRM Fellowship Written Examination (General)
AFRM Fellowship Clinical Examination (General)
AFRM Fellowship Written Examination (Paediatric)

Cancellation of NSW Saturday Teaching Sessions 2021

Attention NSW trainees: due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in public hospitals, particularly around large meetings and visitors, we are sorry to say that in conjunction with the NSW Regional Committee it has been decided that the Saturday OSCE Sessions cannot be offered in a COVID-19 safe way and will not proceed for the 2021 Fellowship and Module 2 sittings. We had hoped with the changes to the exam dates the situation would be different, but foremost is the safety of trainees, candidates and patients. We strongly encourage arranging personal training sessions with AFRM Fellows and specialists in the lead up to the exam. 

AFRM Trainee Webinar Series

The AFRM Trainee Webinar Series will be held online as a replacement for the AFRM Annual Trainee Meeting 2020. 

There are two webinars planned for Saturday, 14 November 2020 and Saturday, 5 December 2020.

These webinars are a great learning opportunity for AFRM trainees ahead of exams next year.

Webinar: AFRM Trainees Webinar: toolbox – common issues in day-to-day rehab practice 

  • Performance anxiety and management 
  • Secondary prevention in rehabilitation: challenges in rural and remote settings
  • Capacity assessment 

Chair: Dr Kavitha Muthukrishnan 
Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020
Time: 10am AEDT, 12pm NZDT  

Register now 

Webinar: AFRM Trainees Webinar: Next steps – examination, Fellowship and beyond 

  • Challenges and opportunities in rural/remote rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation medicine: the international and global perspective 
  • Lessons and approaches in sports rehabilitation
  • Exam preparation 

Speakers include Dr Louis Baggio and Dr Tim Butson.

Chair:
Dr Inca Hutchinson 
Date: Saturday, 5 December 2020
Time: 10am AEDT, 12pm NZDT 

Register now

Aotearoa New Zealand Rehabilitation Medicine Symposium 2021

Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021 from 10am to 4pm (NZDT)
Location: Christchurch
Host: RACP 

This annual event is a chance for Aotearoa New Zealand AFRM members to engage as a collective body.

The symposium will include:

  • development opportunities for AFRM trainees, who are invited to present at the Dr Boris Mak Rehabilitation Medicine Trainee Award for Best Presentation
  • a forum for Fellows to present research, education and case presentations
  • a members’ meeting to discuss any issues with the broader membership
  • networking opportunities.

For further details, visit the RACP website.

Share your views on climate change and health: Climate and Health Alliance survey

We invite you to participate in a survey on climate change and health run by the Climate and Health Alliance in collaboration with Monash University.

This survey is open to all RACP Adult Medicine Division and Chapter members and members of the Faculties of Public Health Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine based in Australia. 

The survey is being sent to health professionals across Australia and is assessing their:

  • views on climate change as a human health issue
  • willingness and ability to communicate the health impacts of climate change.

We encourage you to participate in the survey – regardless of the focus of your work – because your participation will help us understand our members' needs and interests in this area.

The survey is confidential, administered online and open until Monday, 30 November 2020. The survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Climate and Health Alliance at office@caha.org.au.

RACP Member Statistics and Insights Report

The Member Statistics and Insights Report is presented in an easily readable, visual form that provides Fellow and trainee membership data across Australia and New Zealand, both at a high level and down to considerable detail by:

  • Division, Faculty and Chapter
  • physician career stage
  • regional distribution in both countries
  • international membership
  • demographics such as age, gender distribution and members who identify as either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and Māori.

The report also identifies trends in cohort growth, emphasising the rapidly changing nature of our profession. The Member Statistics and Insights Report is available online. We invite you to download a copy and read on to find out more. Please send any feedback to memberservices@racp.edu.au.

RMSANZ Annual General Meeting and webinar

The Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 6pm AEDT, 8pm NZDT followed by a webinar from 6.30pm to 7.30pm AEDT, 8.30pm to 9.30pm NZDT.

Presented by the Neuro Rehabilitation Special Interest Group Chair, Dr Roslyn Avery and moderated by Dr David Murphy. The topic is ‘Evolving Sphere of Rehabilitation’. Registration details will be sent via email to members and posted on the RMSANZ Members Portal. We look forward to welcoming you to this special event. 

ANZCA FPM Procedures in Pain Medicine Clinical Care Standard

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) have developed a Clinical Care Standard, which articulates what is the appropriate and safe use of procedures in the practice of pain medicine.

Read the Standard

Bi National Training Program – 2020 timetable 

The Bi National Training Program (BNTP) lectures will proceed – attendance in person is no longer available but trainees can continue to join via teleconference/videoconference.

If trainees cannot join the live teleconference/videoconference, a recording of the session is uploaded to the event listings webpage to watch at a convenient time.

Please visit the event listings webpage for further details of the lecture.

Date Time Topic
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
3pm to 5pm AEDT Parkinson’s disease

Motor neurone disease

Quality and safety online course

Quality and safety are central to the delivery of healthcare in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Our Quality and Safety online course has been designed to help you identify and overcome common quality and safety challenges. Don’t have time to complete the whole course? That’s no problem. Our courses are designed to enable you to dip in and out, or just do the parts that are relevant to you.

We understand you’re busy, so we’ve made sure RACP Online Learning resources are accessible anywhere and optimised for mobile on-the-go learning.

Seeking Evolve case study volunteers for online learning course

To support the implementation of Evolve recommendations in clinical practice, we have launched a series of case studies exploring a clinical scenario based on one of the Evolve recommendations on low-value care. 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. We have had approval to turn some of our case studies into an RACP Q-stream. Q-streams are an interactive learning platform, which disseminates case studies via email at spaced intervals. To support this we are seeking enthusiastic Fellows and trainees to lead the development of case studies.

Outlined below is a list of Evolve recommendations we think would be appropriate. If you would like to be involved, email Gemma Altinger, Program Implementation Lead at evolve@racp.edu.au to receive more information on the case study development process.

Specialty Recommendation/s
Rehabilitation medicine (AFRM)

Recommendation 3: Do not use Mini Mental State Examination as the only tool to assess cognitive deficit in acquired brain injury.

Geriatric medicine (ANZSGM)

Recommendation 1: Do not use antipsychotics as the first choice to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Recommendation 2: Do not prescribe benzodiazepines or other sedative-hypnotics to older adults as first choice for insomnia, agitation or delirium.

Recommendation 4: Do not prescribe medication without conducting a drug regimen review or IMSANZ Recommendation 1: Avoid medication-related harm in older patients (>65 years) receiving five or more regularly used medicines by performing a complete medication review and deprescribing whenever appropriate or combined.

Addiction medicine (AChAM) Recommendation 1: Do not undertake elective withdrawal management in the absence of a post-withdrawal treatment plan agreed with the patient that addresses their substance use and related health issues.

Recommendation 3: Do not deprescribe or stop opioid treatment in a patient with concurrent chronic pain and opioid dependence without considering the impact on morbidity and mortality from discontinuation of opioid medications.

Occupational and environmental medicine (AFOEM)

Recommendation 2: Do not request X-rays or other imaging for acute non-specific low back pain, unless there are red flags or other clinical reasons to suspect serious spinal pathology.

Immunology and allergy (ASCIA)

Recommendation 1: Do not use antihistamines to treat anaphylaxis – prompt administration of adrenaline (epinephrine) is the only treatment for anaphylaxis.

Neurologists (ANZAN)

Recommendation 1: Do not perform imaging of the carotid arteries for simple faints

Recommendation 5: Do not routinely recommend surgery for a narrowing carotid artery (>50% stenosis) that has not caused symptoms.

Dermatological Society (NZDS) Recommendation 5: Do not routinely use topical antibiotics on a surgical wound.
Paediatrics (PCHD)

Recommendation 3: Do not routinely order chest X-rays for the diagnosis of asthma in children.

Recommendation 5: Do not routinely order abdominal X-rays for the diagnosis of non-specific abdominal pain in children.

Sexual health medicine (AChSHM) Recommendation 5: Do not prescribe testosterone therapy to older men except in confirmed cases of hypogonadism.
 

St Vincent’s Hospital Exam Preparation Course

An online course covering 38 key areas for the rehabilitation examinations. Practice
exams including MCQ’s, short answer questions and OSCE practice will assist you in your
preparation.

Visit the course website for more information.

RACP Indigenous Health Scholarships

AFRM is proud to offer the 2021 Indigenous Health Scholarships for Rehabilitation Medicine as part of the RACP Indigenous Health Scholarship Program.

The program aims to support medical graduates and RACP trainees who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori on their chosen career path to becoming a physician. The scholarships provide a funded pathway through Basic, Advanced, Faculty or Chapter Training in Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand.

Several scholarships are available for 2021, including:

  • College Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship
  • Aotearoa Māori Health Scholarship
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Pacific Islander Health Scholarship
  • Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Paediatrics and Child Health

Applications close on Monday, 30 November 2020.

Further details on these scholarships are available on the scholarship webpage.

Dr Boris Mak Rehabilitation Medicine Trainee Award for Best Presentation

Open to Aotearoa New Zealand residents only, this is awarded to the best presentation by an Aotearoa New Zealand AFRM trainee at the annual New Zealand Rehabilitation Medicine Symposium. Awards of up to NZ$1,000 are offered. Visit the website for further details.

Applications close Tuesday, 15 December 2020.

RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize

The RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize is open to medical students, junior medical officers and RACP trainees who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori. The selected applicant will receive support to attend RACP Congress 2021 to gain educational and networking opportunities and exposure to career pathways within the College. 

Please encourage anyone you know who is eligible to apply before the deadline on Monday, 1 February 2021.

Pomegranate Health podcast Ep64: Big pharma and the people’s vaccine

This is part two in our series on global public health and focuses on the impact of intellectual property (IP) laws on the development and distribution of pharmaceuticals. The COVID-19 pandemic has stimulated a frenzy of vaccine development never seen before, but also examples of hoarding, price hikes and vaccine nationalism. The crisis has brought together scores of governments, manufactures and philanthropic organisations to pool research outcomes and patents, but the response from big pharma has been mixed.

In this podcast, we’ll discuss where the IP rules have come from and where exceptions are sometimes made for public health emergencies. We also discuss how pooled procurement mechanisms and advanced market commitments can help get drugs and vaccines to populations in developing countries and whether COVID-19 can prompt a permanent change to the existing IP regime.

Guests

  • Dr Owain Williams (University of Leeds)
  • Associate Professor Peter Hill AFPHM (University of Queensland)
  • Dr Deborah Gleeson (La Trobe University)

Fellows of the RACP can claim CPD credits via MyCPD for listening to this episode and reading the resources at the website. Subscribe to Pomegranate Health in Apple PodcastsSpotify, any Android podcasting app or our email alerts list.

Lower limb prosthetics course

The course is designed for allied health practitioners/registrars, prosthesis and rehabilitation specialists involved in management of lower limb amputees ranging from paediatrics to geriatrics. 

Course format:
Five days online. Lecturers will be available for Q&A interactive sessions.
Dates: Monday, 23 November 2020 to Friday, 27 November 2020. 9am AEDT to 5pm AEDT, 11am NZDT to 7pm NZDT.

Course materials:
Supplied in digital format beforehand.

Course topics:

  • biomechanics
  • prosthetic socket design
  • alignment principles
  • prosthetic components
  • prescription
  • pain management
  • prosthetic training
  • gait analysis
  • gait training
  • functional training
  • funding schemes.

For further details, visit the RACP website.

New advocacy resource on minimum unit pricing for alcohol 

As part of the ongoing campaign to reduce the many harms of alcohol, the RACP has produced an advocacy resource on minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol. MUP sets a floor price below which a fixed volume of alcohol cannot be sold to the public. MUP is designed to increase the price of the cheapest alcohol; since heavier alcohol users typically consume cheaper products, the policy effectively targets price increases at heavier users. As the heavy use of the cheap, high-alcohol products drives health inequalities, MUP is also likely to be an effective mechanism for reducing these inequalities. 

The new information sheet on MUP shows there is a robust evidence base supporting its effectiveness at reducing alcohol consumption and harm. Growing evidence from Scotland, Russia and the Northern Territory (NT) has shown that MUP can be effective across diverse settings. The success of the RACP-supported (reference 1reference 2) measure in the NT, recently corroborated by an independent evaluation, further underlines its appeal to other jurisdictions in Australia.  

The handy information sheet is being launched in support of the College’s Queensland election statement. It will be used to bolster a continuing push to introduce MUP in all Australian jurisdictions. We also urge members to use the resource in their own advocacy efforts.

RACP endorses Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) campaign for universal free early childhood services

Following strong support from Paediatric and Child Health Division Fellows, the RACP has endorsed a new ARACY campaign which calls on the Government to invest in a universally accessible, high‐quality early learning and childcare system, delivered by a skilled and supported workforce. The open letter at the centre of the campaign outlines how investment in a universally accessible childcare system will support the important role played by families and set Australia up for an equitable and sustainable future in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery.

This campaign aligns with the PCHD position statement on Early childhood: the importance of the early years position statement which notes that there is ample research supporting the benefits of early childhood education on child development. It recommends that the Australian Government:

  • commits to long-term, sustainable funding of the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education beyond 2020–21 for all Australian children and expands it to starting at three years old
  • continues to fund early childhood education through the Child Care Subsidy program.

Invitation to contribute to Good Medical Practice: Professionalism, Ethics and Law Review 

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is a national standards body for medical education and training, and the accreditation authority for the medical profession. The AMC is reviewing Good Medical Practice: Professionalism, Ethics and Law. This publication is written as an accessible guide for busy doctors looking for answers to issues concerning the professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of Australian doctors as they arise in practice.

If you would like to contribute to the review, please email the Good Medical Practice project team at AMC: gmp@amc.org.au 

ANZHFR newsletter 32 

The Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry's (ANZHFR) third newsletter for 2020 is now available for you to read.

Read the newsletter

Changes to the Authorised Prescriber Scheme

On 24 July 2020, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) implemented a change to the Authorised Prescriber Scheme to streamline the application process for medicines considered to have an established history of use in Australia. The application form and process have been updated for medical practitioners to apply under the new arrangements.

This change removes the requirement for Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval or specialist college endorsement to be submitted to the TGA in circumstances where the medical practitioner is applying to become an Authorised Prescriber of medicines specified in subregulation 12B(1B) of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990. A printable version is available on the TGA website of a list of medicines with an established history of use. The Human Ethics Research Committee (HREC) or institutional approval may still be required to use certain ‘unapproved’ therapeutic goods within an institution, such as a hospital. Medical practitioners will need to liaise with the relevant institution to confirm the requirements.

A medical practitioner will also still need to obtain prior HREC approval or specialist college endorsement for products that are not included in subregulation 12B(1B) of the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990. Further details on applying for approval/endorsement are available in the guidance document ‘Authorised Prescriber Scheme – Guidance for Medical Practitioners, Human Research Ethics Committees, Specialist Colleges and Sponsors’.

Information and access to the Special Access Scheme & Authorised Prescriber Online System to submit applications is available on the Authorised Prescribers webpage.

New member benefit: discounted Microsoft Surface devices and accessories

ASI Solutions has created an exclusive portal for our Australian members to purchase Microsoft Surface devices and accessories at group discount pricing. 

Log in to MYRACP and click through to the ASI portal. You will need to set up an account with ASI Solutions to access the offer.

If you have any questions please contact ASI Solutions.

Why Surface?

The business range of Surface devices is uniquely placed to support you in your everyday work and professional learning.

Coupled with your choice of the right software and cloud services to meet your unique needs, the beautifully-engineered Surface devices deliver secure access to information and allow deep communication and collaboration wherever you are. 

Please note the RACP is publishing this offer as a service to members. Such publication does not constitute endorsement. 

*Offers only available to current RACP members that are Australian residents. 
ASI Solutions respects your privacy. Please read their online Privacy Statement.

Australian members – save on electronics with JB HiFi Solutions

Save on computers, phones, TVs and more with exclusive offer at the JB Hi-Fi Corporate Benefits program. Australia’s largest retailer of consumer electronics, the portal never sleeps and provides you access to great offers 24 hours, seven days a week.

Start shopping for Christmas presents or prepare for the summer sports season with these November specials.

  • Samsung Series 4 HW-T450 200W 2.1 Channel Soundbar, (433961) – Now $285.00
  • Hisense 55S8 Series 8 55' 4K UHD Smart TV [2020] (444439) – Now $884.00
  • Dell Inspiron 3505 15.6' Full HD Laptop (512GB) (475758) – Now $982.00
  • Apple Airpods with Charging Case (2nd Gen) (381102) – Now $220.00

Visit your Member Advantage benefits platform to find these offers and more.

Terms and conditions apply to JB HiFi Solutions products, Member Advantage members only. Promotion Offer pricing valid until 30 November 2020.

Career opportunities 

New South Wales

Queensland

View all positions vacant.

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.

Trainee 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 – Wednesday and Saturday sessions

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

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):
Jane Henderson, Executive Officer, AFRM
Phone: +61 2 8076 6315
Email: afrm@racp.edu.au

AFRM NZ Committee
Executive Officer DFAC’s NZ
Email: nz_afrm@racp.org.nz 
 
AFRM Education and Training enquiries:
Education Officer
Phone: +61 2 8076 6350
Email: rehab@racp.edu.au  

AFRM oral examination enquiries:
Examination Coordinator 
Phone: +61 2 9256 5422
Email: faculty.examinations@racp.edu.au

AFRM training site accreditation enquiries:
Education Officer
Phone: +61 8247 6233
Email: accreditation@racp.edu.au 
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