2 August 2016
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RDWA Board Vacancies

The RDWA is calling for nominations for five vacant positions on the Board.

We are seeking nominations from people with a commitment to the charter, values and principles of the RDWA, and a willingness and capacity to contribute to the principles of sound governance of our organisation.

Visit the Board page on the RDWA website for more information.

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Register now for RESP - Kadina 9-10 September

The RDWA is pleased to host the upcoming Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) workshop in Kadina. The Port Augusta event is being held Friday evening 29 July and all day Saturday 30 July 2016. For GPs interested in attending the Kadina workshop it is being held on Friday evening 9 September and all day Saturday 10 September 2016.  Visit RESP for further information on the program and application details.

Enquiries can be directed to Sandy Hammat at or phone 08 8234 8277.

These dates or locations don't suit? You can find out about other RESP workshop dates coming up around the state, visit the Events page on the RDWA website.

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Trauma Management Program for Registrars, 21-23 September

Applications closing soon!

The Trauma Management Program will be held Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 September 2016. Training will take place at the MedSTAR Training Hangar at Adelaide Airport on the Wednesday and Friday, and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on the Thursday.

The RDWA in partnership with the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Trauma Service provides a comprehensive program and an opportunity to learn from a skilled team of trauma management specialists about theoretical and practical approaches to early trauma management and pre-hospital care. The program provides a systematic approach to assessing the trauma patient and increasing knowledge of disaster management to assist in local community planning.

Applications will close 5pm Friday 5 August 2016. For more information, please go to
Trauma Management Program for Registrars or contact Sarah Cruse on 08 8234 8277 or email

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Apply now - Murray Bridge Clinical Skills Day (GP Anaesthetics), 3 September

Students who are studying a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (University of Adelaide) or Doctor of Medicine (Flinders University) and are members of AURHA or FURHS, are eligible to apply for RDWA’s Murray Bridge Clinical Skills Day (GP Anaesthetics) to be held Saturday 3 September 2016.

The program offers an up close opportunity to experience rural medicine and the role of a GP proceduralist in a rural community.

Positions to participate in RDWA’s clinical skills days are highly sought after and places are limited. Successful applicants will be offered a fully funded place that includes travel and meals.

For more information and to apply, visit Murray Bridge Clinical Skills Day. Applications close 5pm Monday 15 August 2016.

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GP Local Events for August and September

Drug-Drug interactions and EPAS implications - Flinders and Far North
Wednesday 3 August 6.30-9.00pm, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta

Professor Sepehr Shakib, Clinical Pharmacologist, will be presenting a session on differentiating pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions, managing adverse pharmacodynamics interactions and the role of electronic decision support in evaluating drug interactions.  

Members of the Flinders and Far North Doctors Association can RSVP to Debbie Dohnt on 0417 101 161 or email

For non-members, registrations for this event is $35.00 which includes an evening meal - please register here as a non-member and follow the prompts.

Atrial Fibrillation Management: Time for a paradigm shift in our approach - Eyre Peninsula
Thursday 11 August 6.30-8.30pm, Port Lincoln Hotel (Flinders Room), Port Lincoln

Professor Prash Sanders, the Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Royal Adelaide Hospital will provide an update on atrial fibrillation (AF) management including the importance of risk factor modification to improve systems and outcomes for patients with AF. Also covered are the best practice protocols in dedicated clinics.

RDWA will cover costs associated with the event, however the dinner cost of $28.00 will need to be paid by attendees on the evening, beverages will also be available for purchase. Register now for Eyre Peninsula August event.

ENT for GPs - Flinders and Far North
Wednesday 24 August 6.00 for 6.30pm start, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta
Presented by ENT Surgeon, Dr John-Charles Hodge
Find out more>>

Dermatology Update - Barossa
Wednesday 24 August 6.30-9.00pm, Wanera Wine Bar, Angaston
Presented by Dr Simon Khoury, Consultant Dermatologist FMC and QEH; assisted by Dr Lachlan Warren, Dermatology SA
Find out more>>

Obesity and Surgery - South East
Friday 16 September 7.00-9.00pm, Penola
Presented by Mr Justin Bessell, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Find out more>>

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Nominate now for the 2016 Community Achievement Awards

RDWA is again a proud sponsor for this year’s Community Achievement Awards. We invite you to nominate into our category, the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award, or any of the other eight categories on offer.

The Awards highlight, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution that businesses, individuals and community groups in SA are making towards building a stronger and better local community to live in.

Nominations will close Wednesday 17 August 2016 with winners announced at a Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 25 November 2016.

Please visit the Awards page for further information and to nominate.

Diary Date - RDWA Events

3 August
GP Local CPD Event
Port Augusta

11 August
GP Local CPD Event
Port Lincoln

24 August
GP Local CPD Event
Port Augusta

24 August
GP Local CPD Event

16 September
GP Local CPD Event

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