WEDNESDAY 6 MAY 2020

Congress theme: Balancing medical science with humanity

Wednesday Sub-topic: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has made the decision to cancel RACP Congress 2020 and postpone the Convocation Ceremony, which were scheduled for May 2020. These difficult decisions were not taken lightly. Considering the global repercussions of COVID-19, as physicians it is our responsibility to put the safety of our members and the community we serve above all else. We are currently looking at alternative options for delivering the Congress 2020 program and will provide an update on this as soon as we are able. Any enquiries can be directed to racpcongress@racp.edu.au.

Shared Session
(AMD, AFOEM, AFPHM, ED, PCHD, PA, T, AFRM)

Melbourne Room 2

8:40am - 8:45am

Professor Don Campbell

Morning welcome

8:45am - 8:50am

8:45am - 8:50am Health professionals have talent

8:50am - 9:35am
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(AMD, PCHD, AFOEM, AFPHM, AFRM, ED, PA, T)
Room:
Melbourne Room 2

Cottrell Memorial Oration - Professor Des Gorman

Toward Universal Healthcare

Shared Session
(AMD, PCHD, AFOEM, AFPHM, AFRM, ED, PA, T)
Room:
Melbourne Room 2
8:50am - 9:35am

Cottrell Memorial Oration - Professor Des Gorman

Summary:

Professor Des Gorman- Toward Universal Healthcare

Universal healthcare coverage remains elusive, both with respect to definition and delivery, and even in well-funded health systems. Indeed, the New Zealand and Australian health systems are characterised by cultural, geographic and disciplinary inequality rather than universalism. Ironically, this inequality not only results from the ways in which these systems operate but is also one of the major factors that contribute to these health systems existing in an inflexible Nash Equilibrium; if universalism is the goal, then core planning, delivery and funding processes remain essentially unchanged despite decades of progressive system ‘failure’.

The multi-factorial and interactive basis of that ‘failure’ needs to be identified if the inequality is to be addressed. Given that the quality and cost of healthcare is determined at the provider-consumer (patient) interface, and if universalism is desired, then there is a pivotal and ethical role for the College and its Fellows in addressing this.

Chair: Professor Paul Komesaroff.

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9:35am - 10:20am
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Shared Session
(AMD, PCHD, AFOEM, AFPHM, AFRM, ED, PA, T)
Room:
Melbourne Room 2

Howard Williams Medal – Professor Louise Baur AM

Tackling the complexity of child and adolescent obesity

Shared Session
(AMD, PCHD, AFOEM, AFPHM, AFRM, ED, PA, T)
Room:
Melbourne Room 2
9:35am - 10:20am

Howard Williams Medal – Professor Louise Baur AM

Summary:

Professor Louise Baur AM- Tackling the complexity of child & adolescent obesity

Chair: Professor Paul Colditz.

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10:20am - 10:30am

10:20am - 10:30am Health professionals have talent

10:30am - 11:00am

10:30am - 11:00am Morning tea

11:05am - 12:05pm
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Shared Session
(AMD, PCHD, AFOEM, AFPHM, AFRM, ED, PA, T)
Room:
Melbourne Room 2

Closing plenary

Play "Hear Me" by Alan Hopgood.

Shared Session
(AMD, PCHD, AFOEM, AFPHM, AFRM, ED, PA, T)
Room:
Melbourne Room 2
11:05am - 12:05pm

Closing plenary

Summary:

“Hear Me”is a powerful play that examines the challenging issues that arise when things go wrong in health care.

Based on the story of a medication error from the perspective of the mother of a patient and the hospital staff, this play addresses issues such as bullying, poor communication, patient safety and patient-centred care.

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12:05pm - 12:15pm

12:05pm - 12:15pm Health professionals have talent

Shared Session
(AMD, AFOEM, AFPHM, ED, PCHD, PA, T, AFRM)

Melbourne Room 2

12:15pm - 12:30pm

Associate Professor Mark Lane and Professor Don Campbell

Closing remarks

12:30pm - 1:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm

- 1:30pm End of Congress