5th MABEL Research Forum 2017

The Challenges of Balancing Medical Workforce Supply and Distribution

Melbourne Business School
200 Leicester St
Carlton VIC 3053

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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?

Presenters
Dr Seb Belfrage, President, Western Resident Medical Officers Society and Chair, Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria's Junior Medical Officer Forum.
Ms Karen Booth, President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
Dr John Carnie PSM, Chair, Health Committee, Victorian Medical Board.
Dr Malcolm Clark, Medical Director, IPN Medical Centres, Victoria.
Dr Rosalie Cooper, Victorian Medical Women's Society.
Professor Brendan Crotty, Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.
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.
Ms Lisa La Rance, Assistant Secretary, Rural Access Branch, Department of Health.
Dr 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.
Dr Ewen McPhee, President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia.
Mr Alex Nikro, Director, Governance and Coordination Section, Primary Health Care Reform and Implementation Branch, Health Systems Policy Division, Department of Health.Professor A. Abigail Payne, Director and Ronald Henderson Professor, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne.
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.
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.
Dr Hui-Ling Yeoh, Victorian Medical Women's Society. 
Associate Professor Jongsay Yong, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne.

Session Chairs
Associate Professor Marie Bismark, Centre for Health Policy, The University of Melbourne.
Ms Robyn Burley, Executive Director, Workforce Planning and Development Branch, NSW Ministry of Health.
Professor Jane Gunn, Head, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne.

Cost: AU$100.00 (including GST).   Registration is essential. Registration closes 4pm Wednesday 24 May 2017.
Includes welcome tea and coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Program: (correct at 22 May 2017) Download PDF

TIME
 
9.00 - 9.30am
REGISTRATION AND ARRIVAL TEA & COFFEE
9.30 - 9.40am
Opening.
Professor A. Abigail Payne, Director and Ronald Henderson Professor, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
9.40 - 9.50am
Introduction and MABEL Update.
Professor Anthony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow , Melbourne Institute , The University of Melbourne
9.50 - 12.30pm
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
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Chair.
Ms Robyn Burley, Executive Director, Workforce Planning and Development Branch, NSW Ministry of Health
9.50 - 10.40am
PANEL PRESENTATIONS
9.50 - 10.00am
1.1. Overview of Policy Issues.
Ms Lisa La Rance, Assistant Secretary, Rural Access Branch, Department of Health
10.00 - 10.10am
1.2. Impacts on Rural Doctors.
Dr Ewen McPhee, President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia
10.10 - 10.20am
1.3. The Future Role of Doctors from Other Countries.
Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Professor of International Health Workforce, The University of Melbourne
10.20 - 10.30am
1.4. Changing Training Pathways.
Professor Lucie Walters, Professor of Rural Medical Education, Flinders Rural Health South Australia, Flinders University.
10.30 - 10.40am
1.5. How Can Medical Schools Help?
Professor Brendan Crotty, Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand
10.40 - 11.00am
PANEL Q&A
11.00 - 11.30am
MORNING TEA BREAK
11.30 - 12.30pm
RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:
WHAT WORKS TO GET DOCTORS TO GO AND STAY RURAL? EVIDENCE FROM MABEL
11.30 - 11.40am
1.6. Summary of MABEL Evidence to Date.
Dr Matthew McGrail, Senior Research Fellow, School of Rural Health, Monash University
11.40 - 11.50am
1.7. The Impact of Rural Incentives Schemes on Mobility.
Associate Professor Jongsay Yong, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
11.50 - 12.00pm
1.8. What are FACCRM’s Doing Now?
Dr Akil Islam, General Practitioner and Academic Registrar, James Cook University.
12.00 - 12.10pm
1.9. Defining the Future Research Agenda to Support Rural Medical Workforce Policy.
Dr Jenny May, Director, Department of Rural Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle.
12.10 - 12.30pm
PRESENTATIONS Q&A
12.30 - 1.15pm
LUNCH BREAK
1.15 - 3.00pm
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?
 
Chair.
Professor Jane Gunn, Head, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne
1.15 - 2.25pm
PANEL PRESENTATIONS
1.15 - 1.25pm
2.1. General Practice Trends
Professor Anthony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow , Melbourne Institute , The University of Melbourne
1.25 - 1.35pm
2.2. Progress With Health Care Homes.
Mr Alex Nikro, Director, Governance and Coordination Section, Primary Health Care Reform and Implementation Branch, Health Systems Policy Division, Department of Health
1.35 - 1.45pm
2.3. Is Bigger Better?
Dr Malcolm Clark, Medical Director, IPN Medical Centres, Victoria
1.45 - 1.55pm
2.4.The Essential Role of Practice Nurses.
Ms Karen Booth, President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
1.55 - 2.05pm
2.5. Supporting Practices in Rural Areas.
Associate Professor Ruth Stewart, President, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
2.05 - 2.25pm
PANEL Q&A
2.25- 3.00pm
RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:
EVIDENCE ON PRACTICE ORGANISATION FROM MABEL
2.25 - 2.35pm
2.6. The Role of Practice Nurses in Improving Access to GPs.
Ms Megha Swami, PhD Student, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne
2.35 - 2.45pm
2.7. Key Issues for Future Research.
Professor Grant Russell, Head of School of Primary and Allied Health Care, General Practice, Monash University
2.45 - 3.00pm
PRESENTATIONS Q&A
3.00 - 3.30pm
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
3.30 - 4.45pm
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?
 
Chair.
Associate Professor Marie Bismark, Centre for Health Policy, The University of Melbourne
3.30 - 3.40pm
3.1. Summary of MABEL Research to Date and Future Research Agenda.
Professor Guyonne Kalb, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
3.40 - 4.45pm
PANEL PRESENTATIONS
3.40 - 3.50pm
3.2. Can we Change the Culture?
Dr David Love, Chair, Victorian Regional Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
3.50 - 4.00pm
3.3. Supporting Doctors through Training.
Dr Seb Belfrage, President, Western Resident Medical Officers Society and Chair, Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria's Junior Medical Officer Forum
4.00 - 4.10pm
3.4. Women in the Medical Workforce.
Dr Rosalie Cooper and Dr Hui-Ling Yeoh, Victorian Medical Women's Society
4.10 - 4.20pm
3.5. The Role of Regulation.
Dr John Carnie PSM, Chair, Health Committee, Victorian Medical Board
4.20 - 4.30pm
3.6. Are Graduates Ready for What Lies Ahead?
Mr Douglas Roche, Vice-President, Australian Medical Students' Association.
4.30 - 4.45pm
PANEL Q&A
4.45pm
FORUM CLOSE

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