AFRM eBulletin – 15 October 2021

A message from your President

I'm pleased to provide you with another update on our activity in this October edition of the eBulletin.

COVID-19

Dr Susan Graham continues to represent us on the RACP COVID-19 Expert Reference Group (ERG). The Faculty Policy and Advocacy Committee (FPAC) has planned a survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on rehab services and this may benefit from a recent initiative by the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) to seek data and information on COVID-19 impacts as well. Professor Steven Faux chairs the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Rehabilitation Community of Practice in New South Wales and has overseen the production of several useful documents in this area including ones concerning de-isolation policy and referrals for long-COVID among others. 

We will continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on our individual rehabilitation services with Sydney and Melbourne particularly impacted and many usual services stressed or closed at the moment because of the pressures on the hospital system. New South Wales came out of lockdown on 11 October and it's not clear whether this will cause a surge in hospital admissions, but it is likely that the difficult conditions for rehab services will continue for the foreseeable future as we navigate this new part of the pandemic response.

Communication

The RACP Online Communities (ROC) platform has been launched. I urge all of you to log in. Our AFRM community will launch at the end of October, we hope this will enable us to set up several specific AFRM groups to aid communication particularly at the branch level.

AFRM trainee webinar series 2021

The AFRM trainee webinar series is being held again in place of the usual AFRM Annual Trainees’ Meeting which has been suspended since COVID-19 began. There will be a series of webinars on 23 October, 27 November and 11 December, with a range of topics including exam preparation and techniques for job interviews among others. My thanks to the Trainee Committee and conveners of the webinars for organising these. Details can be found on the RACP events list.

Academic Councillor and Committee 

Expressions of Interest have closed for the new Academic Representative on AFRM Council and the appointment should be formalised by the RACP Board soon. Work to formalise a permanent Academic Committee reporting to the AFRM Council continues which will then complete our structure for promoting academic matters in the Faculty.

Rural workforce

Dr Jeremy Christley recently attended the first meeting of the RACP Regional and Rural Physician Working Group as AFRM representative. The RACP’s interest in this area aligns with that of the Faculty, particularly the issue of attracting trainees to undertake rural training terms. 

Vacancies

Thank you to those who recently applied to fill vacancies on committees. We appreciate your commitment and look forward to working with you. We have an interim Chair of the Faculty Assessment Committee but still need a longer-term successor so please continue to consider this role in the longer term. Other vacancies and Expressions of Interest are included in this eBulletin. Please consider and email afrm@racp.edu.au if you can assist.

The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC)

We recently met with the new AROC leadership team of Kathy Eager, Professor Maria Crotty and Dr Ross Clifton. AROC is currently undergoing a strategic planning review and continues with its regular work as well as initiatives in the area of COVID-19. We are seeking a Chair of the AROC Management Advisory Group.

AFRM Council Work Plan

The AFRM Council continues to work through the 2020 – 2022 work plan. Important progress has been made in training with the establishment of regular meetings between the Regional Training Coordinators. We hope this will assist and improve the training experience in the regions by allowing the Regional Training Coordinators to learn from one another, particularly in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on training.

The work of the General Rehabilitation Curriculum Review Group continues under Chair, Dr John Ho Chan. 

The AFRM Executive Committee continues to meet with the Exams Team from the College. Exams have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 over the past year and a half. Trainees have been significantly impacted by the changes to training and reduced opportunities for exam practise in the usual way. The Faculty continues to encourage Regional Training Coordinators to adapt the training available at local and regional level. Planning for next year’s examination round has begun and no doubt will continue to be impacted by COVID-19.

FPAC continues its work, and the Bariatric Rehabilitation Working Group continues to progress its position statement. At this stage the COVID-19 Working Group is only at preliminary level but as mentioned several important resources have been produced and collated by Fellows at regional levels. 

As New South Wales emerges from its longest lockdown and Victorians continue to survive theirs, I hope you all remain safe and well. We congratulate you on your ongoing efforts to maintain rehabilitation services in the face of this extremely difficult situation which no doubt will continue to evolve in all parts of our two countries for the foreseeable future.

Dr Greg Bowring
AFRM President

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The ROC is here

It's yours, so make it your own

The ROC (RACP Online Community) is live and is your place to network, engage and connect in real time. It's private, secure and available exclusively to RACP members.

You can use the ROC to:

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

To help you get started, watch this brief instructional video and hear what others have to say about their experience with the ROC.

 

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Online Town Hall meeting with the Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Physicians of the future, health system of the future

You're invited to a Town Hall meeting with the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care. This free online event for all members will be held on Wednesday, 10 November from 5.30pm to 7pm AEDT, 7.30pm to 9pm NZDT. We'll present a physician-focused vision of an evolving digitally-supported health system and the way the College can support physicians on their journey there. 

The program

Towards consumer-centric, equitable, evidence-based digitally-supported models of care
How physicians can harness the enthusiasm for telehealth to support integration of digital health in the healthcare and wellness system
Professor Tim Shaw

Q&A with Professor Tim Shaw
Facilitated by Dr Jacqueline Small

Embedding digital technologies and innovation in the health system
The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Q&A with the Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Facilitated by Dr Jacqueline Small

How discussed changes and challenges are addressed by the College
Professor Andrew Coats AO

Have your say: Member feedback
Facilitated by Professor John Wilson AM

Register now

Be part of the discussion: National Medicines Policy review

Published in 2000, the current National Medicines Policy (NMP) aims to deliver positive health outcomes for all Australians through their access to and appropriate use of medicines. The NMP is a well-established and universally endorsed framework based on partnerships between consumers and all segments of the medicines sector to promote the NMP’s four central objectives. These are:

  1. timely access to the medicines that Australians need, at a cost that individuals and the community can afford
  2. medicines meeting appropriate standards of quality, safety and efficacy
  3. quality use of medicines
  4. maintaining a responsible and viable medicines industry.

The NMP review has been commissioned by the Minister for Health in recognition of the substantial changes to the health landscape since the policy was published in 2000.

If you are interested in taking part in an online discussion to be held at the end of October, please contact afrm@racp.edu.au.

RACP submission to the National Medicines Policy Review

The College submission to the Discussion Paper of the National Medicines Policy (NMP) (2000) Review is available.

The regulation of medicines and medical devices is of great importance to the College and a matter on which we are actively engaging. In this first stage of the NMP development, we advocate for ongoing specialist physician involvement and draw attention to the strong need for this updated policy to promote consistency across all health sectors. We also note the importance of addressing the needs of different populations, building the workforce and improving medication safety. Furthermore, our submission notes the importance of ensuring secure supply chains and safeguarding the environment. The important issue of whether to expand the NMP to include health technologies or revise the definition of medicines is also addressed in the RACP submission.

Read the submission

Clinical Standards launched to prevent older Kiwis from sustaining recurrent fragility fractures

On 17 September 2021, the Osteoporosis New Zealand published Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Services that underpin a nationwide strategy to prevent older Kiwis who sustain a fragility fracture from breaking other bones in the future. A fragility fracture is defined as a fracture resulting from low trauma, such as a fall from standing height. The most common skeletal sites of fragility fractures are the hip, wrist, humerus, pelvis or spine.

To learn more about Osteoporosis New Zealand and to download the second edition of the Clinical Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in Aotearoa New Zealand, visit the Osteoporosis New Zealand website.

Second virtual HIPFest

Date: Friday, 29 October 2021 12pm to 3pm (AEDT)
Location: Online

After an enjoyable and informative virtual HIPFest in May this year, we are looking forward to another great webinar. We are honoured to be hosting a great line-up of speakers presenting more of the topics requested in our earlier 'Your Say Survey'.

In addition, our webmaster will be launching some innovative new features of the registry and our new-look website. Plus, you will have the opportunity to ask the Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) team any questions you may have about getting the most out of your registry participation.

See the ANZHFR Virtual Hip Festival Program for details.

Don’t delay, register today. We look forward to seeing you at HIPFest!

Narelle Payne
Project Officer
Australia & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry

Closing soon: AFRM Adrian Paul Prize

Are you an AFRM Advanced Trainee or New Fellow within your first year of Fellowship? 

You may be eligible to apply for the Adrian Paul Prize, which is awarded annually for the best scientific work in the field of rehabilitation medicine submitted as part of the AFRM Advanced Training Program.

The recipient is awarded AUD$1,000 and a certificate, presented at the Convocation Ceremony.

For further details please visit the website. Applications close on Sunday, 31 October 2021.

RACP Indigenous Health Scholarships

The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is proud to offer the 2022 Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Rehabilitation Medicine as part of the RACP Indigenous Health Scholarship Program.

The Program aims to support those medical graduates and current trainees of the RACP 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
  • Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Paediatrics & Child Health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Māori Health Scholarship
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Pacific Islander Health Scholarship.

Applications close Tuesday, 30 November 2021. Further details on these scholarships are available on the RACP Foundation webpages.

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 the 2022 RACP Congress 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, 31 January 2022. Visit the RACP website for further details.

Save the date: RMSANZ 5th Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

The Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia & New Zealand (RMSANZ) 5th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from 7 to 10 June 2022 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), QLD. 

The Conference Committee is currently working hard on bringing delegates an exciting and fresh program. Including international and national leaders in the field of rehabilitation, the program will include time to share knowledge, skills and experiences, to network and to enjoy all the attractions that the Gold Coast has to offer. Abstract and workshop submissions are now open.

Visit the conference website for more information.

RMSANZ Private Practice Special Interest Group Webinar Series

Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2021 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm AEDT
Location: Online
 
The RMSANZ Private Practice Special Interest Group would like to invite you to join a webinar series on 'Private practice in rehabilitation medicine'. This is an informative and fun series intended for trainees and New Fellows to navigate the world of private practice. The webinar series will span over six weeks on Wednesday evenings, with a one-hour session each week. Each session will be presented by three speakers with Q&A time. The webinar topics will include:

  1. Setting up private rooms
  2. Working in a private hospital
  3. Working in a public hospital
  4. Rural rehabilitation
  5. Ambulatory rehabilitation
  6. Further training, research pathways and CV development.

The cost is inclusive of the whole series. You'll also receive a complimentary hamper of snacks and nibbles delivered to you – just add water… or your favourite cocktail.

  • trainees, first year Fellows and RMSANZ members: FREE
  • RMSANZ members beyond first year Fellowship: $60
  • non-members: $200.

Registration: Don’t delay, register today by emailing RMSANZ. A complimentary hamper will be delivered to your address listed at registration.
 
For further information please contact the RMSANZ office.

Rehab in Review journal

Rehab in Review is a surveillance journal whose editors scan 70 rehabilitation related journals for the best, most current 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 Emory University School of Medicine (Georgia, USA), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

The Editors of this publication generously provide this publication to the Faculty and all its members at no cost.

View the Rehab in Review September 2021 edition.

Bi National Training Program (BNTP) – 2021 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, 27 October 2021 3pm to 5pm AEDT

Upper Limb Amputation

  • Paediatric Amputation/Congenital Limb Deficiency/Limb Loss
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 3pm to 5pm AEDT Lower Limb Amputation
 
 

The RACP Trainees' Wellbeing Webinar 2021

Last chance to register

It's no secret the past 18 months have been a challenge. Prioritise your wellbeing and professional development by attending the RACP Te Hui-ā-Ataata mō te Waiora o ngā Tauira Mahi |  RACP Trainees' Wellbeing Webinar. Held on Rātū, 19 Whiringa-ā-nuku | Tuesday, 19 October from 7pm to 9pm NZDT / 5pm to 7pm AEDT, there's a sensational line-up of speakers planned, so you won't want to miss out.

Announcing our panel member

 

Glenn Williams - circleWe are thrilled to announce Dr Glenn Williams will be joining us on the panel discussion. Dr Williams is a believer in mindfulness, therapy and the healing effect of the outdoors and fitness. He will discuss being kind to ourselves and our colleagues and share his personal experiences to demonstrate what has worked for him and what hasn’t. Dr Williams will share tips on how to keep your mental health strong while negotiating the ongoing challenges in the medical profession. Register now to hear from Dr Williams at the Wellbeing Webinar.

Keynote speaker

Another highlight on the program is Dr Susannah Ward's session, 'Wellbeing tools for life: Strategies for preventing burnout'. Hear what she has to say about the event and why you should register in her video

Register now

new fellow survey 2021

2021 New Fellow Survey

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the New Fellow Survey so far. If you were admitted to Fellowship of an RACP Division, Faculty or Chapter Training Program between 1 October 2019 and 1 October 2020, please complete this important survey.

Your feedback on how your RACP training program has prepared you for unsupervised professional practice and sharing your experience of the transition from trainee to specialist physician helps us to provide tailored support for members and make evidence-informed improvements to training programs.

Don’t miss out on sharing your thoughts. The survey closes Wednesday, 10 November 2021. For more information about the survey, including confidentiality and how the data will be reported, please visit the New Fellow Survey webpage.

Complete survey

Pomegranate Health Podcast

Episode 73: Communicating a pandemic 

There are many layers of public health interventions that can reduce the rate of transmission of the novel coronavirus. Social distancing, mask wearing, lockdowns and vaccines each nudge the reproduction number down. But you need all of them working together to make a significant impact, and that means you need the community on board.

In this podcast, we discuss the challenges and strategies around communicating public health messages to the public during a time of such high anxiety. Dr Jessica Kaufman is a Research Fellow in the Vaccine Acceptance, Uptake and Policy Research Team at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute who presented her work at the RACP Congress in May. She outlined the principles and clarity, transparency and consistency that are needed to win the public’s trust when tough social restrictions need to be adhered to. 

We also hear an interview with Professor Allen Cheng FRACP, who’s played this game harder than most. As Deputy Chief Health Officer of Victoria, he advised on implementation of the lockdown that brought Melbourne’s second wave to a halt after four long months. If being part of the fun police wasn’t enough responsibility, he also co-chaired the COVID-19 Group at the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation which had to weigh up the suitability of the AstraZeneca vaccine as reports of rare side-effects and death were emerging in real time. He describes the fine balance between providing enough information for the public to be able to make informed decisions.

Guests

  • Dr Jessica Kaufman (Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • Professor Allen Cheng FRACP (Alfred Health, Monash University, ATAGI, TGA)

Do you want to be among the first to find out about more Pomegranate Health podcasts? Subscribe to email alerts or search for ‘Pomegranate Health’ in Apple PodcastsSpotifyCastbox, or any podcasting app. RACP Fellows can claim CPD credits for listening and learning via MyCPD. For a transcript and further references please visit our webpage

The SPDP Online Facilitation Course

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

Find out more

New online course: quality and safety in rural Australia

The new Quality and Safety in Rural Australia self-paced online course has been designed to get you thinking about the unique factors and challenges of practising healthcare in rural Australia. It investigates, in a practical way, how quality and safety may differ in rural Australia and offers some useful information and resources to assist you in delivering the best care in these settings.

Developed by experts and RACP Fellows, this adaptable course features a mix of in-depth content, video scenarios, reflection and discussion activities and recommended supporting materials.

Digital health micro-credentialing opportunity for healthcare professionals

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) has partnered with the Digital Health CRC (DHCRC) and RMIT Online (RMITO) to deliver a suite of industry-relevant micro-credentials designed to revolutionise the digital capability of healthcare professionals across northern Australia. 

The three six-week online short courses on digital health strategy and change, technology-enabled care and healthcare design will provide in-depth insights on how to deliver high-quality patient care with technology and ways to plan and integrate technology into various healthcare settings and teams. 

The CRCNA is co-sponsoring places with applications open to all healthcare professionals working in or delivering care in northern Australia including doctors, nurses, allied health staff, health administrators, mental healthcare and community healthcare workers. Applications are now open with courses due to start on Monday, 25 October 2021. 

The CRCNA will contribute 50 per cent towards enrolment costs of successful applicants – this offer ends on Monday, 18 October 2021. 

For more information on fees and to apply for this co-sponsorship opportunity, access this form.

For enquiries, contact education@dhcrc.com.

The RACP National New Fellows' Online Forum

Need some extra support for your journey through Fellowship? Being held on Tuesday, 19 October from 7pm to 8.30pm AEDT, the National New Fellows’ Online Forum will help guide final year Advanced Trainees and first year Fellows in the right direction.

At this free online event, you'll receive advice from Fellows who've been in your shoes and hear about medico-legal issues, CPD requirements and more.

Sessions include:

  • On the threshold of consultant practice: The nuts and bolts, dollars and sense
  • Introduction to CPD: A step-by-step process for New Fellows
  • The things I wish I knew when I was new: Hear from a recent New Fellow about what to expect
  • Medico-legal issues: The blurred lines between personal and professional in social media case studies and how this directly relates to New Fellows
  • Panel discussion: Navigating the next stage of your career, led by experienced Fellows.

Register now

Virtual My Health Record sessions for specialists

The Australian Digital Health Agency is hosting a series of upcoming new virtual classroom sessions.

Tailored specifically for specialists, practice nurses and practice managers, the virtual sessions use an online training environment to demonstrate the core features of My Health Record in either the Genie or National Provider Portal environments.

The sessions are designed to be interactive where participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise any issues.

Understand how to:

  • save time by accessing overview summary documents including medicines, immunisations, pathology and diagnostic imaging
  • find documents relevant to your clinical practice e.g. discharge summaries
  • understand how to view the available Medicare information.

View the list of available session times and register for a session:

Register for a Genie session

Register for a National Provider Portal session

PhD scholarship in practice analytics and ethics at Monash University

This PhD scholarship is funded as an important part of a Digital Health CRC (DHCRC) funded program of work on practice analytics. The Practice Analytics program seeks to understand how hospitals can provide clinical teams and individual clinicians actionable data that relates to the quality of clinical practice, and to explore the role of electronic health data for supporting practice audits and practice reflection to improve professional practice.

The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance at the current value of AUD $40,000 per annum 2021 full-time rate (tax-free stipend), an education allowance at $5,000 per annum, an education program allowance at $5,000 per annum and a project admin allowance at $5,000 per annum.

Find out more and submit an expression of interest by Sunday, 31 October 2021.
 

Clinical updates: TSANZ Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors

The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) has released the latest updates to the Clinical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors (the Clinical Guidelines). Version 1.7 of the Clinical Guidelines includes updates to sections on malignancy in donors as well as a number of changes in relation to paediatric donors.

For further details and a copy of Version 1.7 please refer to the TSANZ website.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare recommendations from The Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (the Commission) has released The Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation. It examines variation in healthcare use according to where people live. It covers six clinical areas: early planned births, chronic disease and infection, ear, nose and throat surgery in children and young people, lumbar spinal surgery, gastrointestinal investigations, and medicines use in older people.

For further details, and key findings from The Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, and the Commission’s recommendations for action, please refer to the Commission’s website.

Recent climate change and health advocacy

The College has been increasingly involved in climate change advocacy over recent months. We recently completed a consultation process with member bodies and confirmed our endorsement of the 2021 MJA-Lancet Countdown Australian Policy Brief. This year’s Brief will focus on sustainable healthcare, the impacts of heat on work and sport, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander co-design, and is expected to be published later this year.

The RACP joined the international health community to sign the #HealthyClimate Prescription letter, which calls for action to address the climate crisis and will be sent to leaders and delegates ahead of COP26. We also recently participated in a joint webinar with the Australian Medical Association, Doctors for the Environment and 13 medical colleges on climate change leadership and action from Australian doctors. You can watch the recording or read the joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for urgent and meaningful action on climate change.

In August, the College provided feedback on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) draft COP26 Special Report: The Health Argument for Climate Action which aims to raise the health voice, health arguments and health urgency of tackling the climate crisis and provides recommendations to take to COP26. The College also provided feedback and suggestions to improve the Victorian Government’s draft Health and Human Services Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026. The draft plan proposes 14 strategic actions that Victoria’s health and human services system can take during the next five years to address current climate change impacts, reduce barriers to adaptation planning and action, and lay the foundations for transformational adaptation.

Looking ahead, the College continues to progress its Climate Change and Health Research Project. Professor Lynne Madden FAFPHM will speak about the early findings on 16 October at the iDEA 2021 conference which runs online from today; Friday, 15 to Sunday, 17 October under the theme Planet, Health and Hope.

Discover your world of benefits with commercial pricing

Time to freshen up your kitchen? Or maybe you are looking to update your tech to the newest model? Through your benefits, RACP members get commercial pricing from trusted brands like JB HiFi and The Good Guys. Which means you can buy the latest and greatest while still keeping some cash in your pocket. Last month, a member used his tax return to upgrade his home entertainment system and saved over $260.

Start shopping now to get ahead of Christmas delivery delays and avoid disappointment. Log into your benefits platform today in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

If you need assistance activating your benefits account, contact the customer care team on 1300 853 352.

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.

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

Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ)

RMSANZ is the professional body for rehabilitation physicians and trainees in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre

The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) is the national rehabilitation medicine clinical registry of Australia and Aotearoa 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):
Executive Officer
Phone: +61 2 8076 6315
Email: afrm@racp.edu.au

AFRM Aotearoa New Zealand Committee:
Executive Officer DFACs AoNZ
Phone: +64 4 460 8142
Email: nz_afrm@racp.org.nz 
 
AFRM Education and Training enquiries:
Education Officer
Phone: +61 2 82476237
Email: rehab@racp.edu.au  

AFRM oral examination enquiries:
Examination Coordinator 
Phone: +61 2 92569673
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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