Two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander awards at the annual RACGP Conference:closing 8 June

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is holding its annual conference (GP12) on the Gold Coast on 25-27 October, 2012.

GP12 is a highlight event on the general practice events calendar, attended by GPs, medical educators, students, registrars, key influencers in Australian general practice and members of practice teams.

The RACGP’s National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health invites applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people for two awards that it offers for this conference:

1. This award provides recognition for partnerships between GPs and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in improving the health of Indigenous Australians. The award will be for a total of $5000 to be used for the purposes of providing an educational opportunity for the recipients or to continue their work. Each recipient will also receive a commemorative certificate at the conference.

2.Medical students currently studying at an Australian university who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are invited to apply for a student bursary to attend this conference.

Interested applicants can download the application form from the RACGP website at

 http://www.racgp.org.au/awards

 Application deadline: 8 June 2012