Building rural centres of excellence in a geographically narcissistic world

Thursday 21 March 2019 at 6pm
Warrnambool Campus

Event details

We are delighted to invite you to a cocktail and presentation event celebrating 10 years since Deakin and Alcoa collaborated to form the Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine (CREM).

The famous Map from the New Yorker Magazine in 1976 shows life beyond the city as an irrelevant blur. Using city and country approaches, how can rural organisations move from irrelevance to excellence?

Higher rates of chronic disease and mortality and inferior access to health services result from this phenomenon. So what can we do?

Join Deakin, Alcoa Australia, and the Alumni Community as Associate Professor Tim Baker, Director of CREM, explores why geographical narcissism negatively affects rural health services and what action CREM is taking to counteract this effect.

Associate Professor Baker is a practising specialist emergency physician, and consulted for his expert opinion by government and non-government organisations.

CREM contributes to teaching programs coordinated by Deakin Medical School’s Greater Green Triangle Clinical School based at Warrnambool. The Centre also provides emergency medical training for junior and senior medical staff, as well as regional medical practitioners and GPs. One of the key tasks of CREM is to help these groups stay abreast of emergency medicine principles and new techniques.

In addition to education, CREM is active in improving the quality of rural clinical practice, and is a significant contributor to research.

Establishing the Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine was possible through support from Alcoa Australia, and the State Government of Victoria. Thank you!

We look forward to welcoming you,

The Alumni Relations Team.

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Key information

Date and time

Thursday 21 March 2019
6pm AEDT


Deakin University Warrnambool Campus
Brother Fox Building H, Cafeteria Lane
Princes Hwy
Warrnambool 3280