5th MABEL Research Forum 2017

The Challenges of Balancing Medical Workforce Supply and Distribution

Melbourne Business School
200 Leicester St
Carlton VIC 3053


Registration Now Open!

The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the NHMRC, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th MABEL Research Forum on Thursday 25 May 2017, in Melbourne.

Session 1: Getting the Balance Right
This session will examine the issues surrounding the predicted oversupply of doctors and the consequences for the distribution of doctors in Australia, including the role of IMGs in rural areas.

Session 2: General Practice: Organisation and Financing in a Changing Environment
Increasing practice sizes, more nurses, the role of corporates, IT, Health Care Homes, and changes in funding are signs of major structural change in the general practice sector. What impact is this having on practices and access to care by patients?

Session 3: Enabling Work-Life Balance, Health and Well-Being
Oversupply compounded by maldistribution can lead to a more competitive training and working environment that increases the already significant pressures on doctors working lives and well-being, also putting patients at risk. In this context, how can doctors be best supported? Which doctors are most at risk?

Confirmed Presenters and Session Chairs
Associate Professor Marie Bismark, Centre for Health Policy, The University of Melbourne.
Ms Karen Booth, President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
Ms Robyn Burley, Executive Director, Workforce Planning and Development Branch, NSW Ministry of Health.
Dr John Carnie PSM, Chair, Health Committee, Victorian Medical Board.
Professor Brendan Crotty, Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.
Professor Jane Gunn, Head, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Professor of International Health Workforce, The University of Melbourne.
Dr Akil Islam, General Practitioner and Academic Registrar, James Cook University.
Professor Guyonne Kalb, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne.
Mr David Love, Chair, Victorian Regional Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Jenny May, Director, Department of Rural Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle.
Dr Matthew McGrail, Senior Research Fellow, School of Rural Health, Monash University.
Mr Douglas Roche, Vice-President, Australian Medical Students' Association.
Professor Grant Russell, Head of School of Primary and Allied Health Care, General Practice, Monash University.
Professor Anthony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne.
Dr Wendy Southern, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health.
Associate Professor Ruth Stewart, President, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
Ms Megha Swami, PhD Student, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne.
Professor Lucie Walters, Professor of Rural Medical Education, Flinders Rural Health South Australia, Flinders University.
Associate Professor Jongsay Yong, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne.

Further details about the sessions will be made available here as they become confirmed.

Cost: AU$100.00 (including GST).   Registration is essential.
Includes welcome tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

For more information about the Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics and the MABEL Survey, visit mabel.org.au