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MARGARET TOBIN CHALLENGE AWARD PROTOCOL 2017

Arrangements for the Margaret Tobin Challenge Award will be compiled and coordinated centrally at the National Office with nominations received from each of the State/Territory/New Zealand Committees.

This year the Margaret Tobin Challenge is being held on Thursday the 19th of October 2017, during RACMA’s Spring Forum Meeting Past Reflections, Future Directions, 18-21th of October 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne.

Judging criteria will be:
  • Relevance of the topic to either the conference theme or sub themes
  • Content – clear and concise, non ‘jargonistic’
  • Presentation – clearly communicated, systematic structure, audience engaging
  • Impact and Originality – contributes to the theory and practice of medical management
  • Questions – adequately addresses each point of a question
The theme of the conference is: Past Reflections, Future Directions

The Subthemes of the conference are:
  • Quality, Patient Safety and Health Service Delivery
  • Facilitating Effective Behavioural Change
  • Diversity in Medical Leadership
  • Women in Medical Leadership
  • Politics, Funding and their Impact on Healthcare
  • Future Directions in Healthcare
Presentation should be limited to a maximum of twelve minutes, with a further three minutes allocated to questions. 

The Award will be presented to the Candidate who presents a paper of the highest quality in the opinion of the judging panel. This panel will comprise the Censor in Chief, and Chairs Continuing Education Program Committee and Education and Training Committee.

State/Territory/New Zealand Committees are asked to encourage a number of Candidates to present a paper for the Award. These are then shortlisted and a Candidate representative is nominated and declared to the National Office by 18 August 2017. All nominations are to be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Announcement of the winner and presentation of the Award will be made at the Conferment Ceremony at the conference.  The winner of the Margaret Tobin Challenge Award will receive a cheque for $1,500 and an inscribed medal.

Date Reviewed June 2017
Last Updated on Monday, 17 July 2017 10:03