Sixth MABEL Research and Policy Forum 2018
Finding Solutions to Support the Medical Workforce
198 Berkeley St (The Spot Building)
University of Melbourne
Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) is pleased to announce that the sixth MABEL Research and Policy Forum will be held at the University of Melbourne on Thursday 7 June 2018.
This will be the sixth annual MABEL Research and Policy Forum held by the Melbourne Institute. This year’s forum will focus on finding evidence-based solutions to some of the most challenging issues in medical workforce policy that affect the clinical care provided and access to care by the population. The forum will combine discussion of current and future policy issues with the latest research from MABEL.
In addition, a MABEL Data Users Workshop will be held Wednesday 6 June 2018 (10am to 4pm).
The MABEL data users workshop is aimed at those wanting to know more about the MABEL data and those wanting to use and analyse MABEL data in their research. In the morning, participants will be provided with an overview of the MABEL data and MABEL survey. This will include information about survey content, sampling, data management and quality, response rates, and how best to access the data. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out whether their research questions can be answered using the data. In the afternoon, we will take you through an example of how to analyse MABEL data with hands on computer examples guided by our MABEL researchers. This will analyse some MABEL data using STATA. Some familiarity with data analysis is preferred but you do not need to have used STATA before. The workshop is free to attend.
To register for the MABEL Research and Policy Forum on Thursday 7 June, Please click here (limited tickets available).
Research and Policy Forum Program (Thursday 7 June)
9.15-9.40: Opening and introduction
Session 1: New Models of Care
New models of care challenge the structure of the health system, ways of working and ultimately patient health. What impact is this having on working practices and access to care by patients?
|9.40-9.45||Introduction by Chair|
Ms Tamara Lee, Director, Workforce Policy & Development, NSW Ministry of Health
|9.45-9.55||Progress with My Health Record|
Dr Janice Biggs, Director of Research Programs, Australian Digital Health Agency
|10.05-10.15||Is there any evidence that computer information systems can improve medical practice? |
Professor Enrico Coiera, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
|10.15-10.25||Associations between corporate general practice and GPs' practice patterns|
Professor Anthony Scott, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne
Session 2: Improving Access Through Changing the Distribution of Doctors
An emerging oversupply of doctors in cities does not seem to be spilling over into rural areas. 'Flooding the market' isn't working. What can be done through changing training pathways and incentives?
|11.10-11.15||Introduction by Chair|
Dr Ross Hetherington, Rural Health Workforce Australia
|11.15-11.25||Current and future policy issues|
Mr Paul Cutting, Workforce Regulation Taskforce, Health Workforce Division, Department of Health
|11.25-11.35||Getting training pathways rights|
Professor Roger Strasser, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
|11.35-11.45||A new era (and new data) for workforce planning? |
Ms Maureen McCarty, Health Workforce Division, Commonwealth Department of Health
|12.00-12.15||Overview of recent and future research|
Dr Matthew McGrail, Head, Regional Training Hubs Research, The University of Queensland
|12.15-12.25||The impact of the Districts of Workforce Shortage Scheme|
Mr Laxman Bablani, PhD student, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne
|12.25-12.35||The impact of rural incentives on GP waiting times|
Ms Megha Swami, PhD student, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne
Session 3: Changing the Culture of Medical Training
Medical training has always been very competitive, and more so in an era of oversupply. Bullying, harassment, burnout and suicide are common. Coupled with a strong compassion for patients, doctors' own health and life outside medicine come a poor second. What solutions are there to change the culture?
|1.50-1.55||Introduction by Chair|
Dr Joanna Flynn, Chair, Medical Board of Australia
|1.55-2.05||What support is available and does it work? |
Dr Lorraine Baker, Chair, Victorian Doctors Health Program
|2.05-2.15||The role of hospital employers|
Ms Sue Shilbury, Chief Executive Officer, Austin Health
|2.15-2.25||Improvements in postgraduate training|
Dr Una Pak, Deputy Chair, Junior Medical Officer Forum
|3.10-3.20||Culture change in clinical settings|
Professor Johanna Westbrook, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
|3.20-3.30||Training doctors to cope with setbacks|
Professor Jill Klein, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne
|3.30-3.40||Working conditions and health status|
Dr Allison Milner, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Data Users Workshop (Wednesday 6 June)
|10.00-12.30||Welcome and introduction to the MABEL Survey|
Sampling and survey administration
Data representativeness and attrition
Summary (and how to get the data)
|1.30-4.00||Practical exercise in using MABEL data|
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For more information about the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) longitudinal survey, click here.