Last Chance to Register for 2019 Professional Development Program for Doctors, Shoal Bay 7-10 March

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Hurry! Last chance to register for the 2019 Professional Development Program for Doctors. The Program is heading to the north coast of NSW in March to provide four days of valuable insights and interactions aimed at enhancing the skills and expertise of senior doctors.

This key educational event to be held at the Shoal Bay Country Club in Port Stephens will explore the theme of “Development, Diversity and Diagnosis” through a Program designed to address professional challenges faced by doctors in today’s health landscape through to the retention of rural doctors, insights into the supervision of junior doctors, wellbeing and more.

Doctors will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with an outstanding line-up of speakers, to network, discuss current issues and future directions in health. Register now for this important Program which is aligned to the CanMEDS Framework and recognised by leading medical Colleges including ACEM, RACP, RANZCOG, ACCRM, RANZCP AND RACGP for CPD points.

Program highlights:

  • A Caring and Compassionate Health System – NSW Ministry of Health
  • Professional issues doctors face – Medical Council of NSW
  • Challenging issues and difficult conversations doctors face – Panel discussions
  • Improving the health of doctors and the right prescription for keeping fit – University of Notre Dame and University of Queensland
  • Rural health issues and evidence based retention of health professionals in rural Australia – National Rural Health Commission
  • Evidence based medicine – the challenges in multi-morbid patients
  • National and international issues in patient safety – Clinical Excellence Commission
  • Diversity in patients and healthcare workers – marginalised communities – National LGBTI Health Alliance
  • Expectations of medical students and JMOs of teachers and supervisors
  • Pre-conference workshops including an IMG Masterclass and a workshop on Supervision.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Susan Pearce, Deputy Secretary, NSW Ministry of Health
  • Michael DiRienzo, Chief Executive of Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, National Rural Health Commissioner
  • Conjoint Associate Professor, Kelvin Kong, first Aboriginal Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Adjunct Professor Annette Solman, Chief Executive, Health Education & Training Institute
  • Dr Chanaka Wijeratne, School of Psychiatry, University of NSW
  • Dr Ben Bravery, junior doctor, Western Sydney
  • Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque, Chief Executive, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.

Visit to view the entire program, speakers, accommodation options and social events. For registration and accommodation enquiries please contact Alex Doyle on 0422 970 065 at Alignment Event Solutions The Program, now entering its ninth year, is a collaboration between the Centre for Medical Professional Development, Hunter New England Health and the Health Education and Training Institute.

Registrations extended until Wednesday 27 February.