*Subject to change

Sunday 27 October

0800 Registration opens
0900-1300 AdvanceMed Workshop (click here for more information)
How To Develop and Sell Your Medical Career

1300-1500 JMO Forum DPET/DCT Meeting MEO Meeting
1330-1500 1330-1400 – Combined meeting for DPET & MEO
Annual Meeting of the Australasian Junior Medical Officers Committee. This meeting will allow junior doctors to discuss the successes and challenges of each of the state based Junior Medical Officer Forums, will include a think tank on a national issue, and an update on progress towards our resolutions. All junior doctors are welcome to attend. What are the current new ideas in med education and how are they defined?
What does competency based education really mean?
Nicholas Glasgow

What is the actual work of an intern in 2019?
Small group discussions
AMC review – seeking feedback on proposals for change to internship
Sarah Vaughan, Australian Medical Council
1500-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1700 1530-1700 1530-1630
Supervisor assessment. How do we make it meaningful? Is the current assessment form working?
Carolyn Petersons, DPET
Luke Streitberg, DPET
Kirsty White, Australian Medical Council
Having difficult but supportive conversations with JMOs
Katrina Anderson, Canberra Region Medical Educationi Council
Other MEO business

Tracey Quade, Canberra Health Services
1730-1900 Welcome Reception & Photo Competition Winners
Lucky’s Speak Easy, QT Hotel
Guest local musician – Lucy Sugerman

Monday 28 October – Technology

0730 Registration opens
0830-0900 Welcome to Country
Warren Daley, Ngunnawal elder
Opening by the ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing
Rachel Stephens-Smith MLA
Introducing the Australian Medical Council Reconciliation Action Plan
Karin Oldfield, Australian Medical Council
Chair: Katrina Anderson
0900-1000 The Great Debate Junior doctors of the future will be replaced by robots
Jennifer Robertson, AJMOC Chair
Hayden Cain, Royal Darwin Hospital
Naomi Heap, Waitemata District Health Board
Fiona Tito-Wheatland, CRMEC Consumer Rep
James Edwards, “onthewards”
Frank Bowden, Calvary Hospital
Chair: Katrina Anderson
1000-1100 Plenary 1
Technologies to change your world!
Bruce McCabe, Futurist
1100-1130 Morning tea & exhibition
1130-1300 Concurrent Sessions 1
1A – Workshop
Ballroom 1
1B – Workshop
Ballroom 2
1C – Technology Research
Ballroom 3
Chair: Carmen Chan
1D – Technology
Studio 2 & 3
Chair: Raylene Bateman


AI and Ethics Workshop

Julie Gustavs and Theanne Walters, Australian Medical Council


Building the best with limited resources: Medical on-boarding that makes a difference. An interactive session based in positive psychology

Bridget Purcell, MedApps

Session Sponsor:

Sleep Pods: Combating fatigue in JMOs by promoting strategic napping at work
Maryann Ferreux, Calvary Mater Newcastle
Starting a start-up while starting your medical career

Jennifer Robertson, The Canberra Hospital
Patterns of facebook use among freshman medical students indicate potential for its incorporation in academic and recreational activity
Raeed Deen, Wollongong Hospital
Making new mates: Outcomes of the ED-MATES Project

Lauren Sharp, St John of God Hospital Midland
The NSW JMO online lecture series using asynchronous learning to democratize medical educational for junior doctors

Jeffery Wang, Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
Sims without a simulation lab: A “Rapid Response” training program for junior doctors – does it work?
Natalie Duffy,
NSW Health
Using webtools to coordinate medical education at a rural health service

Konrad Reardon, South East Regional Hospital
Influence, attitudes, awareness and acceptance of artificial intelligence in clinical practice among prevocational medical trainees
Michelle Ho and Vincent Aw, The Canberra Hospital
EMR: Teaching and training friend or foe?

Bernadette Wilks, AMA Council of Doctors in Training
Development of a FOAM website dedicated to near-peer teaching and research

Nicholas Hewett and Upuli Pahalawatta, University of Newcastle
Unacceptable Risk? The Impact of electronic prescribing on the incidence of hospital acquired VTE
Ben Maudlin, Clinical Excellence Commission VTE Expert Advisory Group
ImPACT Feedback Card: An innovation enabling doctors in training to solicit crowd sourced, constructive feedback

Stephen Lambert, Mackay Base Hospital
Trust, technology and assessment of junior doctors
Erin Furness and Greg Sweetman, Fiona Stanley Hospital
Rational pathology testing in New South Wales public hospitals: The ‘Just in Case’ Project

Kate Wardell, Northern NSW Local Health District
1300-1400 Lunch & exhibition – POSTER SESSION
1400-1530 Concurrent Sessions 2
2A – Workshop
Ballroom 1
2B – Workshop
Ballroom 2
Chair: Tracey Quade
2C – Innovation shorts
Ballroom 3
Chair: Carolyn Petersons
2D – Technology
Studio 2 & 3
Chair: Claire Blizard


Please like and subscribe: A workshop on building a social network for medical educators

Konrad Reardon, South East Regional Hospital


Just tell the truth: Records, certificates and assessments

Nevin Agnew, Medical Indemnity Protection Society

Referral cheat sheet: A communication tool for busy interns
Charlotte Durand, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Disrupted landscapes and accountability: Is the internship fit for purpose?
Sarah Vaughan, Australian Medical Council
The time for Point of Care Ultrasound is now
Allan Whitehead, Bass Coast Health and Chloe Cheng, Monash University
Implementation of a Virtual Accreditation Manager System
Sonya Thomas, South Australian Medical Education & Training Unit
Current student attitudes towards online learning: Do medical students have their heads in “the cloud”?
Dylan Barnett, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Christopher Harry, University of Adelaide
Paediatric Registrar Teaching Frequent Flyer Program
Kristen Lindsay, Perth Children’s Hospital
Are we all APPed out?
Bronwyn Williamson, Queensland Health
Keep calm and carry on suturing: How simulation benefits both performance and mental health
David Dunlop, South East Sydney Local Health District
Disrupting professionalism education: Enhancing patient care by facilitating student self-care
Ellen Miller, Waitemata District Health Board
Monitoring, compliance, dependency and junior doctors
Bronwyn Williamson, Queensland Health
RMO on-call: Clinical debriefing and learning opportunities from app-based paging systems
Carmen Chan, Capital & Coast District Health Board
Using integrative technological solutions to safely and ethically improving communications within the hospital
Erin Saricilar, Liverpool Hospital
Drowning in assessment submissions no more!
Janita Keating, Monash Health
Introducing accessible Virtual Reality to the medical mainstream
Clare Polley, Royal Children’s Hospital
‘Monday Shorts’
Luke Streitberg, The Canberra Hospital
Reflections on a single unit approach to recycling
Joshua Tesar, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Creating video skills resources for procedural skills teaching
Upuli Pahalawatta, University of Newcastle
Acknowledging junior doctor strengths in patient centred care
Emily Haesler, Canberra Region Medical Education Council
Service or education? An analysis of attitudes towards teaching on ward rounds in NSW public hospitals
Jayden Murphy and Jacob van Tienen, HETI
Complimenting to disrupt negative workplace culture and improve junior doctor welfare
Ayesha Rahim and Lucy Mitchell, The Canberra Hospital
Evaluation and improvement of a clinical handbook mobile app for junior doctors at Auckland District Health Board
Cameron Wells, Auckland District Health Board
Can YouTube be the genie of e-learning for Australian junior doctors? A guide on how a doctor can start a YouTube channel
Najeebulah Soomro, Northeast Health Wangaratta
The FSFHG JMO Skills Day: Progressing from individual to full day workshops
Jonathan Oldham, Fiona Stanley Hospital
The effectiveness of a near-to-peer case-based teaching programme facilitated by prevocational doctors for medical students completing their final clinical years
Graeme Mattison and Kyle Wren, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Development of immersive and enriched clinical anatomy learning experiences
Helena Franco, Mater Hospital
‘Houston, we have a problem’: Providing first response and supports to the unit
Janita Keating and Christina Johnson, Monash Health
Gender difference in DiT workplace experiences
Tessa Kennedy, Australian Medical Association
Social media for digital native docs
Charlotte Durand, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
1530-1600 Afternoon tea & exhibition
1600-1700 Plenary 2
Surgical education, training and technology. Welcome to the future!

Russell Gruen, ANU Medical College of Health and MedicineChair: Jennifer Robertson
1700-1715 RPA Choir: Singing for health
Isabel Hanson and Elizabeth Lecoanet, Royal Prince Alfred HospitalChair: Jennifer Robertson
1900-2200 JMO Forum Dinner
Parlour, New Acton

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Tuesday 29 October – People/Place

0800 Registration opens
0850-0900 Opening Day Two
0900-1000 Plenary 3
Finding career balance in medicine through trauma, remote community and film
Tim Duncan, Doctored Films
Chair: Fiona Tito-Wheatland
Session sponsor:
1000-1015 State CPMEC Awards Winners
Chair: Claire Blizard

Plenary 4

Junior doctor experiences of new rural training environments
Nathan Vos, King Island Tasmania
Shevaun Ey and Jessica Weber, South East Regional Hospital and Bega Valley Medical Practice
Sanjay Joseph, Katherine District Hospital
Michael Tierney, Cowra Hospital and Family Practice
Sophie Ootes, East Grampians Health Service

Chair: Hashim Abdeen
1100-1130 Morning tea & exhibition
1130-1300 Concurrent Sessions 3
3A – Workshop
Ballroom 1
3B – Workshop
Studio 1
3C – Place – Rural
Ballroom 3
Chair: Katrina Anderson
3D – Innovations
Studio 2 & 3
Chair: James Edwards


What should replace mandatory terms in a disrupted health landscape?

Jo Burnand, Sarah Vaughan, Georga Cooke and Laura Raiti, Australian Medical Council


Experience a unique Doctors’ Peer Group Model – and FEEL the difference!

Rich Read and Nicola Frew, Royal Perth Hospital

Learning by teaching: A proposed Medical Educator Model (MEM) for supplementing junior doctor educations
Daniel Wilson, Ballarat Health Services
Not just a survey: Transforming perception of training and accreditation
Celeste Gilbert, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Rebirthing rural generalism: Early findings, opportunities and points of difference of the new WA Rural Generalist (WARG) Program
Isabel Broderick and Colleen Bradford, Western Australian General Practice Education & Training
How to innovate your teaching with 3D printing
Simone Malan-Johnson, Caboolture Hospital
Keep playing until we get it right: Opportunities for medical education
Julie Parker, Hunter New England Local Health District
Why are doctors leaving clinical medicine? A study on the attrition of medical practitioners from the Australian healthcare system
Jemma Hogan, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals
Role of the rural exposure in the junior doctors’ transition from delegate to decision maker
Joshua Tesar, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Creative careers in medicine: The movement
Amandeep Hansra, Creative Careers In Medicine
Why do some medical graduates lose their intention to practise rurally?
Suzanne Bain-Donohue, ANU Rural Clinical School
After hours on the surgical ward: A crash course for when patients crash
David Dunlop, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
“Feeling like a real doctor!”: A longitudinal internship model in a rural town
Duncan MacKinnon, Canberra Regional Medical Education Council
Specialty training in Victoria: Creating a comprehensive and fully accessible resource for medical students and junior doctors, an update
Ru Dee Chung, Alfred Hospital
Establishing a new intern program in a rural setting
Tracey Paterson, Adelaide Rural Clinical School
What do surgical service registrars want?
Jennifer Wood, Postgraduate Medical Council of WA
Providing excellent training rurally is important but researching & documenting the outcome is vital!
Louise Baker, ANU Rural Clinical School
Prospect of prolonged training time and career uncertainty on resident medical officer and unaccredited registrars
Joshua Tesar, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Transition: Becoming a surgical service registrar
Jennifer Wood, Postgraduate Medical Council of WA
IMG Education Program: A community of practice framework for IMGs & clinical observers
Mandeep Singh Kalsi, Northern Health
1300-1400 Lunch & exhibition – POSTER SESSION
1400-1530 Concurrent Sessions 4
4A – Workshop
Ballroom 1
4B – Workshop
Ballroom 2
4C – People
Ballroom 3
Chair: Eilidh Gilritchie
4D – People
Studio 2 & 3
Chair: Cameron Wells
4E – Workshop
Studio 1


Thriving amid creative disruptions: Building skills in early career clinicians to lead and adapt to disruptive change

Ric Taylor, IntegrationQA


What does an intern capability framework look like in a busy clinical environment

Nicholas Glasgow, Brendan Crotty, Linda MacPherson, Hashim Abdeen, Julie Gustavs and Sarah Vaughan, Australian Medical Council

Caring for myself and patients: The lived experience of doctors in training
Bosco Wu, Canberra Region Medical Education Council

Advanced Trainee lead Physician exam clinical course workshop: Improving training culture and support
Prianka Puri, The Canberra Hospital


How to be a Well Doctor

Jules Willcocks, Central Coast Local Health District

Implementing a fatigue risk management framework for JMOs, managers and clinical supervisors
Maryann Ferreux, Calvary Mater Newcastle
The Clinical leadership in Practice Program: Redesigning professional skills training for registrars
Marilyn Bullen, Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria
Prevocational doctors as teachers: Creating professional development opportunities for our prevocational doctors
Jessica Miller, Queensland Health
Ward call buddying for interns
Georga Cooke,
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Resident Medical Officers as teachers: The establishment and delivery of a near-peer approach to supporting medical students during clinical placement
Rebecca Olivo and Annaliese Stolz, Caboolture Hospital
A collaborative approach to developing and implementing the Australian Medical Training Survey
Brie Woods, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital JMO Mentorship Program
Dani Chandrasoma, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Teaching Bites: A new approach to teaching for junior doctors
Tanya Mahajan, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Improving the workplace environment: International Medical Graduates and a peer-support program
Hannah Brownstein, The Northern Hospital
Developing the education skills of junior doctors
Katrina Anderson, Canberra Region Medical Education Council
The development of a structured education training program and observership for International Medical Graduate (IMG) doctors on the AHPRA standard pathway
Sarah Rickman and Therese Kissane, Austin Health
Clinical leadership terms at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sally Fotheringham and Stuart Jackson, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Intercultural communications in medicine matters
Natalie Hickman, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Development, pilot and feasibility assessment of an innovative Medical Education Prevocational / Resident Medical Officer position
Vandit Bhasin, Caboolture Hospital
1530-1600 Afternoon tea & exhibition
1600-1720 Plenary 5
Current and future creative disruption in intern training
1600-1630: Reshaping prevocational training in New Zealand
                   Kenneth Clarke, Medical Council of New Zealand
1630-1650: Primary Care Experience for Prevocational Doctors
                   David Meredyth, Acting Assistant Secretary, Health Training Branch, Health Workforce Division,
Australian Government Department of Health
1650-1710: Internship is changing – let’s talk about why and how
                   Philip Pigou, Australian Medical Council
1710-1720: Questions
1900-2300 Gala Dinner
National ArboretumMC: Frank Bowden
National Awards: Claire Blizard

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Wednesday 30 October – Creative Disruption

0800 Registration opens
0900-1100 Concurrent Sessions 5
5A – Workshops
Ballroom 1
5B – Workshops
Ballroom 2
5C – Innovations
Ballroom 3
Chair: Luke Streitberg
5D – People
Studio 2 & 3
Chair: Emily Haesler

Remediation: Who needs it and what’s the deficit?
Anita Phillips, Barwon Health


Medical career counselling and planning for prevocational doctors: A train the trainer workshop

Ashe Coxon, Townsville Hospital

Development and validation of an instrument to measure senior medical officers’ perceptions of their roles as clinician teachers
Helen Clark, Waikato District Health Board
Supporting Resident Medical Officers in the aftermath of a terror attack
Karyn Dunn and Karen Dreaver, Canterbury District Health Board
What contributes to a positive learning environment? What the PHEEM subscales tell us about well-performing and less well-performing service departments
Helen Clark, Waikato District Health Board
Dogmatic approaches to junior medical officer well-being in rural practice
William Arnott, Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
Wellbeing out west: A story of success & widespread cultural change through doctors wellness initiatives
Lucy Kilshaw, Royal Perth Bentley Group
Words matter: Identifying the narrative used by educators in assessment to assist in articulating judgement of performance
Nyoli Valentine, ModMed
“What’s up, doc?”: Establishing a debriefing program for Doctors-in-Training at Fiona Stanley Hospital
Jonathan Oldham, Fiona Stanley Hospital
Using GP-led feedback on discharge summary quality to devise a targeted education session for junior doctors
Graeme Mattison, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
To be healthy as a whole, mental wellness plays a role (Katie Kurtz): A wellbeing framework for staff
Rachael Coutts, Northern Health
Disrupting clinical pharmacology education: Pharmacist-led teaching for first year clinical students
Avril Lee
and Ellen Miller, Waitemata District Health Board
Remediation: Literature review themes and recommendations
Christina Johnson, Monash Health


The National Medical Workforce Strategy: What’s in it for prevocational doctors?

Susan Wearne, Department of Health


Creating an effective hospital culture: Collaboration between Education, Workforce, Junior and Senior Medical Officers

Upuli Pahalawatta, University of Newcastle and Stacey Turnbull, Health Education and Training Institute

More than medication police: Pharmacists drive novel learning around safer prescribing
Avril Lee 
and George Shand, Waitemata District Health Board
Evaluating wellbeing is more than just “feeling good”: A measurement tool
Janita Keating, Monash Health
Practice what you preach: A novel, pharmacy-driven assessment of prescribing practice and feedback delivery
Avril Lee 
and George Shand, Waitemata District Health Board
Disruption to improve wellbeing: Mentorship program for junior doctors at The Canberra Hospital
Lucy Mitchell and Ayesha Rahim, The Canberra Hospital
Student and trainee-led research collaboratives: An ideal research opportunity for prevocational doctors
Cameron Wells, 
Auckland District Health Board
An audit of rostered and realistic working hours for juniors doctors in a statewide public health system
Yvonne Nguyen, St Vincent’s Hospital
Supporting junior doctors in their research endeavour
Jennifer Nguyen,
 Monash Health and Dana Chemali, Peninsula Health
Interns tell us what makes a rotation good… and bad!
Rich Read, 
Royal Perth Hospital
Creating and implementing collaborative research protocols
Andrew Drane, 
Gosford Hospital
Supporting the supporters: A career decision making program designed for prevocational doctors at the Townsville Hospital
Ashe Coxon and Alisha Thomson, Townsville Hospital
The impact of complex software tools on a Health Service orientation program
Carolyn Petersons, Canberra Health Services

1100-1130 Morning tea & exhibition
1130-1230 Plenary 6
The good the bad and the ugly of moving to an EPA (Entrustable Professional Activity) based system
Claire Touchie, Medical Council of Canada
Chair: Nicholas Glasgow
1230-1240 Handover of talking sticks to Medical Council of New Zealand
Katrina Anderson, Canberra Region Medical Education Council and Emily Douglas, Medical Council of New Zealand
25th Prevocational Medical Education Forum 2020, Auckland New Zealand
Final wrap up
1240-1300 Lunch
1300-1600 Post conference workshop – Improving supervision and assessment.
Katrina Anderson on behalf of Claire Touchie, Medical Council of Canada
*Note: this will be limited to 40pax and open to registered delegates only.

Program subject to change