Workshops and Special Interest Groups

The following special interest groups will be meeting on Sunday 11 November. Check the final program for times and location.

There will be a CPMEC Board of Directors meeting on Monday 12 November 5.30-6.30pm (Invitation only)

Attention HMO Managers/Medical Workforce!

The 2018 Forum program has been tailored with a strong focus on medical workforce issues on Tuesday 13 November. There are a variety of presentations and several round tables to explore rostering and workforce flexibility. The National Rural Health Commissioner will be presenting and there will be a workshop hosted by Fragoman International on IMG and visas issues. We encourage your attendance and contribution to these discussions.

Director Of Clinical Training Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting, 11 November 2018

The DCT SIG meeting is open to ALL who are involved in the supervision and clinical training of prevocational doctors, ie. not just those in recognised Director of Clinical Training (or similar) roles.

The meeting commences at 2pm with a joint session with Medical Education Officers to consider the topic “Improving the Performance of Doctors with Poor Communication Skills”. The content of the joint session will include:

  1. A review the information about communication challenges;
  2. Interactive group work, looking at specific cases of poor communication
  3. Implementation of strategies to address ineffective communication skills for learners and their supervisors
  4. Consideration of different cultural norms around communication

The session will be facilitated by Professor Jeannette Guerrasio and A/Prof Juan Lessing from the University of Colorado. Professor Guerrasio has published several books on the topic of performance improvement and remediation.

After an afternoon tea break, the DCT SIG meeting will resume between 4pm-5pm to continue the discussion about issues raised by Professors Guerrasio and Lessing and to consider a multi-faceted approach to communication skills, including non-verbal communication and the relationship between communication and professionalism.

Medical Education Officer Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting, 11 November 2018

The Medical Education Officer (MEO) SIG meeting is open to ALL MEOs (however titled) who are involved in the coordination/implementation/evaluation of prevocational medical education training programs.

The meeting commences at 2pm with a joint session with Directors of Clinical Training to consider the topic “Improving the Performance of Doctors with Poor Communication Skills”. The content of the joint session will include:

  1. A review the information about communication challenges;
  2. Interactive group work, looking at specific cases of poor communication
  3. Implementation of strategies to address ineffective communication skills for learners and their supervisors
  4. Consideration of different cultural norms around communication

The session will be facilitated by Professor Jeannette Guerrasio and A/Prof Juan Lessing from the University of Colorado. Professor Guerrasio has published several books on the topic of performance improvement and remediation.

After an afternoon tea break, the MEO SIG meeting will resume between 4pm-5pm with a speed networking event. Like a similar session in 2017, MEOs will be asked to come prepared to share information about topics of joint relevance, such as:

  1. The best thing I’ve achieved as an MEO (and how to replicate it at another site);
  2. What my health service is best at (and what makes it successful);
  3. Involvement in projects etc.

MEOs who register to attend the MEO SIG meeting will receive a template and details about preparing for the speed networking event.

JMO Think Tank Special Interest Group (SIG), 11 November 2018

The JMO think tank is an opportunity for JMOs across Australia and New Zealand to come together and join the AJMOC committee to discuss some of the burning issues affecting JMOs.

This year AJMOC sent out a survey to the JMO forums across Australia and New Zealand to gain an insight into some of the issues surrounding the JMO workforce.

The Think Tank session will commence at 2pm and will build on the survey results and provide a platform for JMOs to brainstorm solutions to improve the JMO workforce. The AJMOC committee of 2019 will then engage with all the JMO forums to help implement the solutions generated.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Tue 1 May 2018 Registrations Tue 1 May 2018 Close of Abstracts Mon 2 July 2018 Author Notifications Fri 10 August 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline Fri 24 August 2018 Forum Dates 11 - 14 Nov 2018