Upcoming webinars


Prof Roger Strasser, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Primary Health Care Education in Rural Settings: Learning generalism in rural, by rural, for rural

Tuesday 9th  November 2021, 6:30pm AEST/7:00PM ACDT/7:30pm AEDT/9:30pm NZDT

To register: https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SwvIWv0XQe2dfkpVip14LA

Local comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) is how people are helped to live healthy, fulfilling, and productive lives, with access to health care that meets their needs when required. PHC combines the public health focus on education, health promotion, and illness prevention with access to the clinical services that meet the health needs of the local population. In Australia and New Zealand, people living in remote and rural communities have comparatively limited access to health care and worse health status. Over the last decade, there has been a growing discourse on “generalism” in health care and education. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities of PHC education in rural settings with an emphasis on producing generalists who have the skills and commitment to deliver high-quality PHC services.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1.        Describe the role of Primary Health Care in rural health

2.        Place generalism in the context of rural Primary Health Care

3.        Identify key components of successful rural Primary Health Care education

New Zealand's first Professor of Rural Health, Professor Roger Strasser is leading the University of Waikato's Rural Health Public Engagement, including public education about rural health and advocacy for rural health, as well as community engagement at the local level. In addition, Roger is leading capacity building in rural health research across remote and rural New Zealand.

Between 2002 and 2019, Professor Roger Strasser was NOSM Founding Dean and CEO. He is a leader in the global reform of rural health professional education and research. Recognising the importance of context and community in medical education and research, Professor Strasser has become one of the world’s foremost authorities on rural, socially accountable medical education, and a sought-after speaker and advisor.

Prior to 2002, Roger Strasser was Professor of Rural Health and Head of the Monash University School of Rural Health in Australia and had an international role with the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) as Chair of the Working Party on Rural Practice from 1992-2004. 

Catch up on previous webinars by accessing the (members only) recordings.

AAAPC webinars

Why join us
An opportunity for real-time discussion and cross-pollination of ideas between members. You will hear from leading and emerging primary health care academics from Australia and New Zealand.

What we will achieve
Build a research community for primary health care academics from all disciplines and foster dissemination of high quality research by experts in the field.

Who should join us
AAAPC members and non-members from all disciplines with an interest in primary health care research.

How often
We aim to run biannual interactive webinars on topics of relevance to primary health care research.

Webinars will last one hour and include an interactive session where you can ask questions of the expert presenters.

Recognition of participation
Certificates will be provided in recognition of attendance to webinars and sent to participants via email.

What cost
Webinars are currently free of charge. Webinar platform Zoom is a web-based platform. You may join from your computer, smartphone or tablet devices.

Recordings of past webinars are available online. Please note access to the recordings is restricted to members only.

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