Recent and up and coming events hosted by The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges.


Ministerial Forum November 2017, Indigenous Health

Ministerial Forum November 2017, Indigenous Health


Friday 11 August 2017 – National Partnership Forum on Indigenous Health

This forum occured at the University of Newcastle to develop a partnership between the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and CPMC. As equal partners we are all committed to working together to address the health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 Friday 11 August 2017 – National Partnership Forum on Indigenous Health

Thursday 31st August 2017 – Growing Our Own – A Regional Training Transformation

This forum will occur as a joint initiative between CPMC and the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand to discuss how to better align training to rural workforce need, and to increase regionally based specialist training opportunities. There will be three presentations from specialist Medical Colleges, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; along with an overview of the Australian Government perspective on regional training hubs by the Chief Medical Officer. The forum will focus not only on current innovative work but also explore opportunities to generate some momentum and leadership for change and better collaboration across the training pipeline.

September 2017 – Remote & Indigenous Health on Thursday Island

A small cohort of Council Presidents will attend a remote health forum on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait focussing primary health care, remote health care and challenges facing Australian medical practitioners in the Torres Strait. They will also meet with students and receive briefings on Indigenous cultural issues.

Meeting The Prime Minister of Australia

L-R: Dr Bastian Seidel (RACG); Professor Phillip Truskett (RACS); Prime Minister Turnbull, Angela Magarry (CEO), Professor Nick Talley (CPMC-Chair), Dr Catherine Yelland (RACP)


Meeting Federal Minister for Health

The Hon. Greg Hunt, and Professor Nick Talley discuss challenges to Australia’s health and medical education sectors.


Joint singing of National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Health

L-R: The Hon Ken Wyatt, The Hon. Dr David Gillespie, The Hon. Greg Hunt, Professor Nick Talley (seated), Mr Craig Dukes (CEO, AIDA), Mr Matt Cooke (NACCHO)


Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association Board meets CPMC


Launch of the Australian Atlas of Health Care Variation

L-R:  Professor Talley, Professor Carmen Parter, Angela Magarry and Professor Villis Marshall


Health Workforce specialty discussion: Ophthalmology

L-R: Professor Mark Daniell, Angela Magarry, Dr Bradley Horsburgh (RANZCO)


National Medical Training Advisory Network strategy planning forum

L-R:  Professor Talley, Professor Napier Thomas, The Hon Dr David Gillespie, Professor Brendan Murphy (Australia’s Chief Medical Officer)


Ministerial Meeting 31 May 2017 features all of Australia’s specialist Medical College Presidents and government Ministers


November 2014

Group photo featuring Forum participants, College Presidents and CEO’s.

Group photo featuring Forum participants, College Presidents and CEO’s.