One-day conference set to upskill rural health care practitioners

On Saturday 10 October 2015, the University of New England’s School of Rural Medicine will be hosting a one-day medical conference focussing specifically on management of the critically ill patient in a rural setting.

Chris Baker, Jonathon Stacey, Frances Gosewisch, Emma Ratajczyk, and Hayley Morgan.

Trauma simulation with Chris Baker, Jonathon Stacey, Frances Gosewisch, Emma Ratajczyk, Hayley Morgan.

The Armidale Medical Conference (AMCON) 2015 will provide medical, nursing and allied health practitioners working in rural locations with updates on best practice guidelines as well as the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops to update practical skill.

The conference program is designed to promote the exchange of knowledge and provide health care practitioners with the skills required to take on a rural generalist role that is gaining recognition as a unique and specialised discipline in Australia.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by the Head of School of Rural Medicine, Professor Steve Doherty (Emergency Physician), and Dr Chris Trethewy (Emergency Physician and Director of Tamworth Retrieval Service).

The program includes presentations, simulation sessions, and workshops facilitated by senior medical specialists and educators from the region.

Interest in the conference is high with more than 80 medical practitioners, nurses and medical students registered to attend.

For more information contact mdell2@une.edu.au or go to: http://www.une.edu.au/connect/events/events/2015-armidale-medical-conference-amcon.

The conference is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and all general practitioners attending will gain 40 Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development points.