Member Opportunities

Does your organisation have an opportunity to share with AIDA? Please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

This page has the latest opportunities available to members such as scholarships, work posts and EOIs. Here is a summary of what is currently available:

ASM Travel Award 2024 by Australasian College of Dermatologists – applications open until 3 March

The National Rural Health Conference calls for abstract submissions – deadline is 7 April

Sponsorship to attend 2024 CICM Conference in Alice Springs – apply by 12 April

The 2024 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC24) – open for registrations

First-ever National Recommendations for Rare Disease Health Care – submit your feedback now


Keynote speaker – 2024 AOA Emerging Leaders Forum

The Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) are seeking an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speaker to present a 30-minute presentation at their Emerging Leaders Forum on Friday 28th June in Melbourne. The aim of the Forum is to further develop and nurture relationships with younger members of our profession. The Forum is aimed at trainees in their later stages of training and consultants within their first 10 years of practice, who have demonstrated leadership skills within their communities. Topics covered this year include creating effective leadership, healthcare equity and access, advocacy and leadership.

Suggested topics for the AIDA speaker include:

  1. Indigenous leadership perspectives, what can we learn about Indigenous principals on leadership
  2. What traits or values do Indigenous leaders think are necessary for people in healthcare now and into the future
  3. What are the challenges that we as a society face?

AOA is open to other views and considerations on what is best for to present to the audience.

AOA will cover the cost of the speaker’s flights (economy) if required, one night’s accommodation (Fri night), attendance to the Forum, social activities and provide renumeration for service of $1,500.

Please direct queries and EOI to AOA Membership Portfolio Manager Susie Obeid via email to susie.obeid@aoa.org.au by end of March 2024.

Delegates – 2024 AOA Emerging Leaders Forum

The Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) 2024 Emerging Leaders Forum will be held in Melbourne, Docklands on 28 – 29 June, with nominees attending in person. The aim of the Forum is to further develop and nurture relationships with younger members of our profession. The Forum is aimed at trainees in their later stages of training and consultants within their first 10 years of practice, who have demonstrated leadership skills within their communities. Topics covered this year include creating effective leadership, healthcare equity and access, advocacy and leadership.

AOA welcomes the participation of two AIDA members in the Emerging Leaders Forum in 2024. AOA will cover economy flights (if required), one night’s accommodation (Fri night), registration including catering costs and social events for those who are selected to attend.

Desirable criteria for candidate nomination:

  1. Be within their first 10 years of practice or in their final two years of training
  2. Have strong communication skills
  3. Have strong team work skills
  4. Have experience of, or desire to, participate in leadership positions

Please submit expressions of interest to culturalsafety@aida.org.au by end of March 2024.


Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) is seeking an AIDA member for paid consulting work

SCCA is seeking the services of an AIDA member to consult on a review of appropriate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities covering Culturally Safe Practice. SCCA has developed a catalogue of potential activities addressing this area that Australian Registered Doctors can choose to undertake as part of their CPD.

The review process will include a rigorous analysis of the 21 activities and courses currently listed (this does not include the 3 AIDA activities listed). The process will also need to include suggestions for any additional activities and courses that meet the standard AIDA considers to be best practice. 

About SCCA

Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) is the non-profit peak body for primary care skin cancer practitioners in Australia and New Zealand. We are passionate about fostering and supporting the development of health care professionals to combat skin cancer and save lives. We achieve this through education, research, advocacy, and standards.

Consulting Agreement:

Initial review commitment: approx. 6 hours

Consulting Fees: $250AUD/hour (ex GST)

Payment: via consultant invoice, per agreement terms

Please contact SCCA’s Education Manager, Miska Pinterics on miska@skincancercollege.org to discuss the opportunity further or express your interest in undertaking the work.

 


ASM Travel Award 2024 – Applications open until 3 March

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is offering an ASM Travel Award to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and junior doctors to participate in our 56th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) at the Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja on 11-13 May 2024.

Through this Award, the ACD aim to provide applicants with an interest in dermatology, an introduction and access to College’s education program and collegial initiatives as well as professional networking opportunities with College Fellows, trainees and others associated with the field of dermatology.

Application Deadline: Sunday 3 March 2024 – APPLY NOW.


The National Rural Health Conference calls for abstract submissions

The event brings together more than 1200 delegates who are passionate about rural and remote health and wellbeing. The 2024 Conference will be held in Perth, 16-18 September.  

This is your chance to be on the program! With a conference theme of ‘Imagine, inspire & innovate’, we are looking for abstracts to include in an engaging, inspiring program. The conference will focus on topics such as rural workforce and training, determinants of health, mental health, the effects of climate change on health, Indigenous health, cultural safety, arts and health, healthcare research and so much more!

Submitting an abstract is the first step. Call for abstracts close April 2024 – SUBMIT ABSTRACT


Sponsorship to attend 2024 CICM Conference

The College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) will be holding a Regional and Rural Critical Care conference in Alice Springs on 19 to to 21st June 2024. The theme of the meeting is: Together Outback: Hearing the Outback Voices in Healthcare. The meeting is supported by the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Specialist Training Program (STP). The College is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunity to two AIDA members to attend the conference.

Sponsorship will include:

-Complimentary registration to the conference

-One return economy class air fare to Alice Springs

-Accommodation (room only) for the conference

If you would like to apply, please complete the application and return to sumithra@cicm.org.au on or before 12 April 2024.

For more information please visit CICM Members Portal

Any questions, please contact Sumithra Abeygunasekera on 03 9514 2826 at the College office.


Australia’s first-ever National Recommendations for Rare Disease Health Care (the Recommendations) were launched last month and outline how Australian health professionals can provide high quality care to people living with a rare disease, their families, and other carers.

Individually rare, but collectively common, there are more than 7,000 different rare diseases. It is estimated that 8% of the Australian population live with a rare disease.

While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are not necessarily at greater risk of rare diseases, several factors increase the potential impact of rare diseases on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Recommendations were developed as part of the Australian Government-funded Rare Disease Awareness, Education, Support and Training (RArEST) Project, and are available at Rare Voices Australia’s website.

The RArEST team is always keen to connect and hear feedback about their resources; please reach out to the team at RAREST@unsw.edu.au.


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If your opportunity has a deadline, please ensure that you share with AIDA at least two weeks in advance (the longer the better). Thank you.

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