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important FRAME Leadership Course- Shepparton, Saturday 9 May toTuesday 12 May 2015


Due to withdrawals the course has been cancelled.

Prof Walker will discuss the Leadership program during the main FRAME Business meeting and determine if there is sufficient interest to offer the course later in the year, around the time of the August FRAME meeting.

FRAME Meeting - Shepparton, Wed 13 May & Thurs 14 May 2015
Message from Prof Amanda Barnard, Chair of FRAME

I hereby extend to you an invitation to attend the May FRAME meeting which will be held at the University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th May.

I have pleasure in attaching the draft program for the FRAME meeting on Wednesday 13 May (the draft for the business meeting on 14 will follow shortly) I understand some people have already registered – please continue to do so as soon as possible as it helps the organisers for catering etc. The forms are listed below.

We are looking forward to the Showcase sessions in the afternoon. This is the often requested session for us to share and disseminate innovations, good ideas, the flavor and strengths of our individual schools. We last did  something formally like this in Bendigo -  it will be good to see how we have matured and changed.

If you are interested in presenting –15 minutes including discussion (i.e. 10+5)  – can you please let Professor Julian Wright at Shepparton know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The deadline for responding  is Friday 17 April, so appropriate scheduling can be made.

As a follow up to requests made at Port Lincoln, Dr Helen Malcom will be presenting briefly on the labyrinth  and its relation to medical research, and will be conducting a guided walk at the  end of the first day (there will be opportunities for people to undertake the walk by themselves as well).

We have invited the Hon Sussan Ley MP to attend, and will let you know the outcome.

We had originally planned to have a Medical Education research meeting on the day prior to the FRAME meeting, however, we have now decided to have an ‘Innovations and Research in Rural Medical Education’ session on the Wednesday of the FRAME meeting which will incorporate the previously planned research meeting. 

We encourage you all to take the opportunity to present some of the innovative work you are doing.  We catch snippets at other meetings, but this is an opportunity to focus on our rural medical education.

Please advise Julian Wright ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you are planning to present at this session and include the title of your proposed presentation.  The format will be a 10 minute oral presentation plus a 5 minute discussion of any relevant innovation/research.

The Business and Managers meeting was to be held on the morning of Thursday, 14 May. However, as it is important to include both the managers and academics to ensure a shared understanding of the issues being discussed through the FRAME forum, the administrators meeting will be now be postponed and reconvened at the second FRAME meeting in Canberra .  A draft program for this business meeting on Day 2 will be circulated in due course.

Please refer to the following documentation and if you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form and return directly to Di Doyle, Event, Community Engagement & Alumni Administrator, The University of Melbourne, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please forward this invitation on to any other relevant or interested staff. 

These forms will also be available on the FRAME website.

With the great success of the past meetings, I very much look forward to seeing you all in Shepparton.

Policy Group 2015
The new FRAME Policy Group members are:
Amanda Barnard - Chair
Julian Wright
Joe McGirr
Jennene Greenhill
Richard Murray
Debbie Wilson
Jennifer Lang
Judi Walker - Outgoing Chair
Contact details are listed under the Home item.