Dr Cameron Loy – Chair, RACGP Victoria
The RACGP's annual conference – GP18, held on the Gold Coast, was a successful event and RACGP Queensland excelled.
A lot is happening in Victoria. SafeScript was launched with Western Victoria receiving the initial rollout. All of Victoria can sign up and start using it, but Western Victoria are currently receiving the training, information nights and direct support until next April. Please register now.
The Annual General Meeting was held at GP18 and a few items were announced, the Faculty Board is now a Faculty Council, and Faculty Board Members are now Faculty Councillors. We are pleased to welcome new Councillors – Dr Anita Muñoz, Dr Bernard Shui, Dr Ajai Verma and Dr Abdul (Naveed) Mughal. Also, congratulations to Dr Kaye Atkinson for her appointment to Censor-in-Chief and Dr Ed Vergara for joining our Council as RACGP Victoria Censor.
On Sunday 25 November, the RACGP Victoria Fellowship and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. It's a great event celebrating the Faculty Awards and introducing new Fellows into our profession.
Lastly, have you ever considered widening your involvement in health? Public Health Services and many Hospital Boards are currently recruiting. You will need to register and review the position descriptions, but worth considering.
Walking on thin ICE: Methamphetamine in general practice
These sessions will provide the tools and strategies required to build the skills and knowledge for responding to and treating methamphetamine users safely and effectively.
The upcoming sessions will be held in the following locations:
Ballarat – Wednesday 7 November 2018
Dandenong – Tuesday 4 December 2018
For more information, please call 03 8699 0488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The IMG Committee organised and conducted a session for international medical graduates (IMGs) at RACGP House in East Melbourne on 8 September.
The following topics were covered:
The session was very successful and well attended. IMG Committee members lead the discussions and the event provided a networking opportunity for IMGs, the IMG Committee and RACGP Victoria board members.
RACGP Victoria thanks the IMG Committee. We would also like to express our thanks to MIGA for their support.
Friday to Sunday 1–3 March 2019
Join local and international addiction specialists at the fifth International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) Conference in Melbourne.
IMiA 2019 features thought-provoking presentations from internationally renowned clinical and research experts, as well as a range of practical workshops. The behavioural aspect of addiction, stress and addiction, and controversies in prescribing and practice will be the focus of IMiA 2019.
IMiA 2019 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For more information, visit the IMiA 2019 website.
Prominent researchers and health professionals in the field of stillbirth will lead discussions about the ground-breaking research projects they are currently undertaking. The latest in the field of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) will also be discussed.
Places are strictly limited. Please register your interest for an official invitation.
This one-day symposium will provide the guiding principles regarding paediatric chronic pain management.
Presented by clinicians of the Royal Children's Hospital Children's Pain Management Clinic Multidisciplinary team.
Download the full program.
Recent Coronial reports have highlighted the importance of medical fitness to drive recommending mandatory reporting by health professionals to replace the driver self-report processes.
Drivers rely on advice from health professionals about how medical conditions, and disabilities and treatments may affect driving and legal reporting obligations.
VicRoads has engaged with doctors to develop resources that support patient conversations regarding driving fitness and the VicRoads medical review process (available soon).
Until then, you can learn more at the VicRoads website and search 'health professionals'.
*Inclusion does not imply RACGP endorsement.
Visit recruitGP – the RACGP’s trusted, single source for general practice employment opportunities across urban, remote and rural Australia.
It's free for RACGP members.