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The Edgy Issues Program (EIP) delivers online discussions and debates enabling doctors and health professionals in rural and remote areas opportunities to enhance their CPD and sustain best practices in medical leadership and management through access to the program.  The Edgy Issues Program was a government funded project through RHCE funding.  The funding for this program is no longer available therefore the Edgy Issues Program has now finished.

Through the E-dgy Issues Program, RACMA provides a forum to enable important interdisciplinary, interprofessional and multidisciplinary cooperation in approaches to contemporary health issues affecting rural and remote health associations. These forums provide live robust discussions on contemporary and ‘Edgy Issues’ that are current to health services while promoting greater sector interconnection.

The range of issues raised and questioned encourage significant discussion and best practice approaches to contemporary challenges, vital in continuing to minimise the effects of isolation for the non-metropolitan based health services that provide key health care in rural and remote communities.

To view further topic related resources and to access recordings, visit the EIP Repository at www.racma.edu.au/documents/eip.

The 2014 E-dgy Issues Program Booklet provides a compilation of the presentations, debates and discussions presented during 2014.

Visit www.ruralspecialist.org.au/specialty/racma-courses to access RHCE resources that may be of interest to RACMA members.


E-Dgy Issues

Ageism, sexism, bullying, respect or un-esteemed collaborations between medical professionals. Are we duplicating what is taught in medicine?
Presented by Associate Professor David Hillis, delivered 14 October 2015.
Conquering fragmented rural mental health and other specialist medical services - Telehealth.
Presented by Professor Peter Yellowlees, delivered on 19 August 2015.
Playing ball – Embracing collaborative care and reducing load on rural practice through true multidisciplinary integration.
Presented by Associate Professor Joe McGirr, delivered on 15 July 2015.
Inequality in Indigenous health - What lessons in indigenous health have been learnt?
Presented by Ms Debra Hocking, delivered on 20 May 2015.
Rural Work Life Balance: High Performance Living.
Presented by Dr John Best, delivered on 18 October 2014.
Health Workforce - How can it be maintained in rural areas in the 21st century?
Presented by Dr David Campbell and Dr Robyn Mason, delivered on 21 August 2014.
End of Life.
Presented by Dr Brendan Murphy, delivered on 2 July 2014.
Revalidation.
Presented by Prof Jenny Simpson OBE, Mr Philip Pigou and Dr Joanna Flynn, delivered on 29 May 2014.

To view further topic related resources and to access recordings visit www.racma.edu.au/documents/eip.

Watch this space for details of the RACMA Edgy Issues Program scheduled for 2016.


Delivery of the E-dgy Issues Program

Commencing in 2014, The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators has delivered eight 1.5 hour webinars comprising of debates and discussions to doctors and health professionals. These are based on 'Edgy Issues' and contemporary issues related to health services, medical and clinical administration.

Webinars take the form of a 20 minute presentation on the 'e-dgy issue' by the guest presenter/s followed by a short debate for the affirmative and negative positions of the topic presented, a Q & A session and discussion time.

Following each webinar, a short online survey completed by participants which serves to evaluate learning outcomes and delivery of the EIP.

RACMA Participants will be awarded the following CEP/CPD points:
  • Topic Presenter: 3 points
  • Topic Debaters and Facilitator: 2.5 points
  • Webinar Participants: 1.5 points
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This Project is a joint initiative of the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges and Department of Health and is funded by the Australian Government. Please note that the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators is solely responsible for the content of, and views expressed in any material associated with this project, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Commonwealth.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 May 2017 14:54