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    Education update in response to COVID-19

    Due to the current climate, this face to face workshop will be suspended until further notice (updated March 2020).

    The Royal Children’s Hospital is a community with exemplary practice, spearheaded by the Consultants - a group of people bound together by their shared expertise, commitment and passion. The University Of Melbourne Department Of Paediatrics, Bioethics, Medical Education and MSA, have collaborated to produce a Masterclass Series designed especially for Consultants. The Masterclass Series is a program of expert speakers from outside of the traditional Medical field who present different ways of thinking, on a range of leadership, cultural, ethics, social and philosophical topics.

    Click here to preview the Masterclass series and access resources (if applicable) including Podcasts and presentations.

    John McDonough discussing... The Value-based healthcare revolution in the US and its link it to Obama care and the politics of healthcare.

    John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA is Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education. In 2010, he was the Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College in New York City.  Between 2008 and 2010, he served as a Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he worked on the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act.

    Click here to download the flyer

    Date and Time
    Tuesday 11th June, 2019
    7:30 am – 8:30 am AEST

    Vernon Collins Theatre, Level 1 HELP 
    50 Flemington Road 
    Parkville, VIC 3052 

    Stevenson Carlebach discussing… ‘Influencing skills’

    Stevenson is associate faculty at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation (PON) where he teaches Mediation and Conflict Resolution. It was at PON that Stevenson first began working with Doug Stone, Sheila Heen and Bruce Patton as they were working on the book, Difficult Conversations. Stevenson was also adjunct professor teaching Negotiation at the Georgetown School of Law. Before coming into the field of conflict resolution, Stevenson was associate professor and chair of the theatre department at Connecticut College. There he was awarded outstanding teacher of the year by the Student Government Association. At Conn College he founded the Holleran Centre for Community Action and Public Policy, a multidisciplinary academic centre that advances service learning, research and community collaboration.

    Date and Time
    Wednesday 10 April, 2019
    7:30 am – 9:30 am AEST

    Vernon Collins Theatre, Level 1 HELP
    50 Flemington Road
    Parkville, VIC 3052 

    Waleed Ali

    In 2017 Waleed Ali and Scott Stephens from the ABC National Radio Program “Minefield” came to facilitate a session with academic Ethicist Professor Rufus Black on the topic “Emerging therapies – How do we (health care professionals & public hospitals) manage the increasing demand for expensive therapies for rare conditions?”. TheMaster class with the RCH consultants took place along with a recording for the Minefield show and podcast. It was an excellent session and stimulated great debate. As Scott Stephens reflected: "I cannot tell you what a joy and delight it was to be with you all this morning. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the experience of having a surgeon, then a palliative care specialist, then a geneticist weigh in so brilliantly, so articulately, with such insight and sensitivity, on such serious issues. The people gathered in that room, their dedication and professional integrity are a tremendous testament to the institutional ethos that you’ve cultivated. Without exaggeration, that was the highlight of my year! I’m so very, very grateful to you for the invitation."

    Please click on the button below if you would like to hear the recorded part of the session.

    To register your interest please contact:

    Clare Polley  
    Medical Education Officer 
    The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne 
    Mentor Coordinator 
    Department of Paediatrics at RCH 
    The University of Melbourne 
    Telephone 9345 5268 
    Mobile 0401567 266