What is happening with professional development events by ACHSM in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Face-to face-seated events are now being held at the discretion of College branches. Webcast events will also continue and will remain to be free to attend for ACHSM members.

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Will my event registration fees be refunded for seated events?

Please refer to your event registration confirmation email for the cancellation policy for your registered event. 

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Is the ACHSM Asia-Pacific Congress still scheduled to take place in Canberra in October 2021?

The 2021 Asia-Pacific health leadership congress is still on track to proceed as planned from 13 to 15 October 2021 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra ACT.

As the extent of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be foreseen, it is impossible for us to predict whether circumstances may change or not.

We will obviously monitor the situation closely and follow the advice of government and health authorities in the meantime.

Until advised otherwise, we are taking registrations for the 2021 Congress.

The 2022 Congress is slated to take place in Perth WA.

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Will regular webcasts still go ahead?

Our monthly webcasts will still proceed as usual. In fact in close collaboration with our State Branches, we have increased the frequency of webcasts. We will keep all members and followers of the College informed of possible events.

Any new webcast events added to our website will be visible at achsm.org.au/events and we will promote them through our usual channels via broadcast email and on social media.

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Will the Fellowship program be affected by this cancellation?

Our year-long Fellowship program involves a combination of readings and group discussions.

These discussions can be held by distance through software such as Zoom and Skype, or by using the Collaborate function at the Griffith University ACHSM portal, bypassing the need for face-to-face meetings. The Fellowship Committee will be in touch with Study Coordinators to determine the best approach.

Candidates for the 2020 Fellowship program will be expected to continue meeting their requirements for readings and study and endeavour to check in with their Study Coordinators using electronic means if face-to-face meetings are deemed risky.

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Is Certification still on track to take effect?

ACHSM has deployed Certification, with existing Fellows and Associate Fellows to be deemed Certified Health Executives (CHEs) and Certified Health Managers (CHMs) respectively. After 1 Jul 2021, new members and existing Fellows and Associate Fellows who wish to become CHEs and CHMs will need to undergo a new program.

CHEs and CHMs will still be expected to complete a number of hours of professional development attendance over the triennium (three years) following the introduction of Certification.

More information is available online at achsm.org.au/certification.

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