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5th MABEL Research Forum: The Challenges of Balancing Medical Workforce Supply and Distribution

May 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the NHMRC, is pleased to be hosting 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
Ms Karen Booth, President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
Dr John Carnie PSM, Chair, Health Committee, Victorian Medical Board.
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.
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.
Dr Ewan McPhee, President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia
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.
Dr Hui-Ling Yeoh, Victorian Medical Women's Society
Associate Professor Jongsay Yong, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne.

Confirmed 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

Further details about the sessions will be made available on the Forum Web page as they become confirmed.

More Information 

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


May 25, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics