9 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.

Applications close Wednesday 17 August 2016.

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

RDWA Board call for nominations

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RACGP advice regarding guaranteed GPE outcome for 2017 semester 1 enrolment

The RDWA advises that GPs on the existing RACGP General Practice Experience Pathway who wish to enrol in the 2017 Semester 1 Fellowship examinations are required to submit a completed application for assessment of General Practice Experience to the College by Friday 7 October 2016. Applications submitted to the College after this date will not be guaranteed an outcome in time to enrol.

For further information, and to submit your application, refer to the RACGP website:

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2016 Community Achievement Awards - Nominations closing soon

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.

There is just over one week left for nominations in the 2016 SA Community Achievement Awards. 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.

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GP Local CPD Events

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.

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
Dr Lachlan Warren, Dermatology SA & Head of Dermatology Unit at WCH
Find out more>>

New Treatments in Diabetes - Eyre Peninsula
Thursday 15 September 6.30-9pm, Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln
Presented by Dr Hamish Eaton, Endocrinologist
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>>

Managing Coeliac and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - Flinders and Far North
Thursday 19 September 6.30-8.30pm, Ian's Western Hotel, Port Augusta
Presented by Dr Alice Bennett, Gastroenterologist
Find out more>>

Arthritis Update - Flinders and Far North
Tuesday 29 November 6.30-9.30pm, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta
Presented by Dr Simon Burnet, Rheumatologist
Find out more>>

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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.

Diary Date - RDWA Events

11 August
GP Local CPD Event
Port Lincoln

24 August
GP Local CPD Event
Port Augusta

24 August
GP Local CPD Event

15 September
GP Local CPD Event
Port Lincoln

16 September
GP Local CPD Event

29 September
GP Local CPD Event
Port Augusta

29 November
GP Local CPD Event
Port Augusta

RDWA | Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Inc
63 Henley Beach Road Mile End South Australia 5031 | Telephone: +61 8 8234 8277 | Facsimile: +61 8 8234 0002

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