Tasmania - August 2022
A message from the Tasmanian Regional Committee Chair, Dr Matt Lee-Archer
I am excited to be the new Chair of the Tasmanian Regional Committee (TRC).
My family moved to Launceston in 2019, and I have since been working as a neurologist at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH). I am passionate about education, which is why I have taken on the role of Co-Director of Physician Training at the LGH. Professor Rajesh Raj (our outgoing TRC chair) soon recruited me to our Regional Committee, and has been a wonderful mentor.
Please save the date for our upcoming RACP Tasmanian Conference and dinner on Friday, 11 November at the Silo’s Hotel in Launceston. We are planning an exciting program and it will be a great networking opportunity for physicians in Tasmania.
I look forward to meeting you all there.
Dr Matt Lee-Archer
Tasmanian Regional Committee Chair
Hello from the new VIC/TAS Trainees’ Committee Co-Chair, Dr Kristof Wing
I am a Basic Physician Trainee in my third year, having recently returned to my hometown of Hobart after spending a couple of years in the hot Northern Territory.
I am a passionate advocate for trainees and trainee issues. In the past I have been a Co-Chair of the Northern Territory Trainees’ Committee, and I have also recently joined the Executive of the College Trainees’ Committee as one of the Deputy Co-Chairs.
I am excited by the prospect of working with the College to build our community and leverage College resources to deliver remarkable educational and social outcomes for trainees, Fellows, and our patients. I believe that, as significant contributors to the College and the future Fellows of the College, trainees play a critical role to achieving these goals.
The Victorian and Tasmania Trainees’ Committee (VTTC) has an incredible team and is already off to a flying start with a face-to-face meeting being held in Melbourne in mid-August.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding an issue that may affect trainees (either in Tasmania or more broadly) or are a trainee looking for guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Represent on the Tasmanian Regional Committee
The Committee seeks to appoint two positions:
- Two (2) x Faculty or Chapter representatives.
To see the position descriptions and to apply, visit this webpage.
For more about the Committee and College governance, see the Tasmanian Regional Committee By-law (PDF), Governance of College Bodies By-Law (PDF) and the Code of Conduct (PDF). The closing date is 30 September 2022 at 6pm AEST.
The RACP Trainee Research Awards 2022 are closing soon
Trainees and first year Fellows, this is your chance to be recognised for your research.
Would you like to have your research published in the Internal Medicine Journal or the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health? And to present alongside recognised researchers at RACP Congress 2023? This is your chance.
The RACP Trainee Research Awards are open and accepting submissions. Winners will be selected from each Australian state/territory and from Aotearoa New Zealand, and will be invited to present at next year’s Congress. Winners will also receive complimentary registration and travel to Congress, have their abstracts published in the Congress supplement of the journals, and present at a local awards event.
Trainees and new Fellows undertaking post-Fellowship training with the RACP are encouraged to apply.
For information about the awards and how to apply, visit the RACP Trainee Research Awards webpage. Submit your application by Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 5pm AEST.
Online learning and resources – included in your RACP membership
Access an extensive collection of online learning resources designed to support your professional development and lifelong learning needs via the RACP Online Learning platform.
A selection of our newest resources include the advocacy for physicians online course, genomics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, the digital health CPD primer, the cultural safety curated collection, and the medical standards for driving curated collection.
Fellows, don’t forget to claim CPD credits for time spent on RACP Online Learning.
You can also listen to our College podcast — Pomegranate Health — an award winning podcast about the culture of medicine.
Join the conversation on the ROC
Don’t forget to log in to the ROC and join the conversation. The RACP Online Community (ROC) is a secure online forum where RACP Fellows and trainees can post topics and questions and start discussions with other members.
The ROC has a range of easy-to-use features to help you find and connect with your colleagues including:
- Member Directory – allows you to search by name, location, Division, Faculty, Chapter, and/or specialty. It is the perfect way to chat directly with other members and expand your network of contacts across the membership.
- Special Interest Directory – is a searchable database of members' special interests, their speaker presentations, published papers, and books. Simply fill in your special interest profile and explore the directory today.
- Mentor Match – is an innovative tool that allows you to connect with other members, based on your mentoring preferences and professional goals. Register as a mentor or mentee and kickstart your mentoring relationship.
If you are new to the ROC, please take a moment to review our ROCTips. Our ROCTips are designed to help you navigate the ROC and answer any questions you may have. For more information regarding the ROC, please email Member Services.
Health and wellbeing
How are you?
Studies show that doctors are more hesitant to access support services than non-medical professional due to a fear of appearing weak or incompetent. Did you know the College has a wealth of free resources to support member wellbeing?
A host of support options for you and your colleagues are available on this webpage. You also have the option of numerous support services offering around-the-clock confidential phone support, strategies for self-care, eLearning resources and podcasts. Additionally, College members have shared their personal mental health journeys with the aim of providing support and reducing the stigma.
Help is available to you in many different ways. Please visit this webpage to see the range of supports available to you. You are never alone.
More news and events
News and updates from the College
Upcoming conferences, events and training
- ANZAN webinar: Interventional neurology — 24 August, 6pm AEST
- ADIPS webinar: Dietary management of GDM: The carbohydrate conundrum — 24 August, 6pm AEST
- ANZBMS webinar: Bone health in children — 29 August, 6pm AEST
- ARA webinar: Living guidelines on the perioperative use of DMARDs in people with inflammatory conditions — 30 August, 7pm AEST
- ANZSPM webinar: Palliative care development: Adult and paediatric global perspectives and the importance of advocacy — 5 September, 6pm AEST
- SA Physician’s Roundtable: Planning together for the next pandemic — 13 September, 6.30pm ACST
- Public Health Congress 2022 — 20 to 23 September, 9.30am to 4pm AEST
- Financial wellbeing webinar: Boost your financial health — 24 September, 9am to 12pm AEST
- Specialists Together | NT Education Sessions 2022: Climate change and sustainability of the NT workforce — 8 October, 9am to 12pm ACST
- Financial wellbeing webinar: Succession and wealth legacy (keeping your money in the family) — 20 October, 7pm AEST
- Specialists Together | NT Education Sessions 2022: Cross-culture communications & nephrology in remote settings — 29 October, 9am to 12pm ACST
- Financial wellbeing webinar: Reducing financial stress as a new or established staff specialist — in person on 5 November, 9am to 12pm
- Specialists Together | NT Education Sessions 2022: NT sepsis protocol — 26 November, 9am to 12pm ACST
Save the date
- New Fellows Forum — 13 October, 7pm to 8.30 pm AEDT
- The RACP Health Reform Summit — 19 October, 9.30am to 4pm AEDT
- Tasmanian Annual Physicians Conference and Tasmanian Trainee Research Awards — in person on 11 November