05 November 2018

RMA18 in Darwin wrap up


RMA18 in Darwin

NTGPE attended the Rural Medicine Australia 2018 (RMA18) at the Darwin Convention Centre last week, October 25-27.

This annual conference and research health forum hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) attracted a diverse and collaborative community of junior doctors, students, educators, academics, and medical practitioners who are passionate about generalist medicine in rural and remote communities.

NTGPE presented on a number of topics, including;

NTGPE Cultural Educator, Richie Fejo opened the conference with an informative Welcome to Country which helped set the tone for the next three days.

NTGPE Medical Educator, Dr Olivia O'Donoghue presented a powerful and inspiring keynote address providing insight into the people and events influencing her GP journey.

NTGPE Pastoral Care team, Janelle Melbourne and Sue Irvin shared their experience and approach with supporting GP registrars working and living remote, featuring a video of NTGPE GP registrar, Dr Jyothi Vardhi talking about his remote experience in Ngukurr.

NTGPE Cultural Education team, Elisabeth Heenan, Dr Olivia O'Donoghue, Richie Fejo and Patricia Rankine presented on integrating Indigenous health and cultural education for GP registrars and the traditional kinship system.  

Finally, thank you to all the staff, supervisors, registrars and doctors who wore the medical cheekydog shirts throughout the conference and helped promote working in the NT. 

RMA19 has been announced and will be held on the Gold Cost, October 23-26, 2019.