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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Remote medical education conference



The conference will provide a forum for discussing the factors influencing the education of doctors practicing in rural and remote areas of Australia and overseas. The conference will explore how the educational needs of remotely-located doctors can be addressed depending upon location and cultural context, while considering the role that new technology plays in the delivery and enhancement of learning.


Call for abstracts close Monday 11 March 2013.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The second Remote Medical Education Conference was held over two-and-a-half days in Brisbane, Queensland. The conference was attended by about 125 registrars, supervising doctors, medical educators and representatives from the Remote Vocation Training Scheme (RVTS), including a large number of overseas trained doctors (OTDs). Key themes of presentations included social media, telehealth, cultural safety and effective methods of teaching and learning medicine. Indigenous health was an important focus of the conference, and presentations and workshops on this topic were delivered by representatives from Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE), Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC), Flinders University Rural Clinical School, the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health, and RVTS.

Miranda Poynton from the HealthInfoNet conducted a promotional Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet internet café on all days of the conference. Delegates were interested in learning about the features of the ClinicalInfoNet web resource and how it could support them in their day-to-day clinical work. Miranda delivered a presentation to delegates titled The Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet: helping to ‘close the gap’ through chronic disease prevention, identification and management. The presentation was well attended and well received by the crowd.

Conference delegates and exhibitors who wish to follow-up a discussion instigated at the HealthInfoNet exhibition stand are invited to contact us via .

Kathy Evans and Miranda Poynton Miranda Poynton
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


On Q Conference Support
PO Box 3711
Weston Creek ACT 2611

Ph: (02) 6288 3998
Fax: (02) 6161 4719

Veeraja Uppal
RVTS Events Coordinator


Last updated: 30 July 2013
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