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Refugee Health Care

Thursday, October 26 2023
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)
Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross
560 Main North Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084

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GPs, Practice Managers, Primary Health Care Providers & Nurses in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area.


Every year many thousands of people from refugee backgrounds settle in Australia. They come from locations where they may have endured conflict, persecution and dislocation from the homes, families and culture. Whilst many refugees will have similar health concerns to their Australian – born counterparts, they may also have issues specific to their country of origin and their migration and settlement experience. General practice and primary health has a key role to play in undertaking post-arrival health assessments and providing ongoing care. This workshop aims to provide basic information and skills to assist in this process.

Learning Outcomes

Describe how health fits into Australia's refugee plan.
Explain the assessment of newly arrived refugees and the most common health issues.
Outline the important considerations to ensure culturally sensitive practice.
Identify culturally and linguistically appropriate resources and referral pathways.


Registration and Dinner
6:00PM - 6:30PM (ACDT)
6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)


Dr Natasha Elsley
Refugee Health Service
Dr Toni Maldari
Refugee Health Service

A cancellation fee of $44 will be charged via invoice for non-attendance at this event. To notify us of your inability to attend, please email events@ampheat.com.au by no later than 3 full business days prior to the event.  If your cancellation is inside 3 business days and unavoidable, please ensure you contact the event manager to discuss whether this fee can be waived for your circumstance.


Non-attendance means you have registered and not notified us of your inability to attend at least 3 full working days prior to the event. 


Why do we charge this fee?

This fee is to cover administration, catering, venue and speaker costs.


Your notification of your inability to attend enables us to provide courtesy notification to speakers who are giving of their valuable time of a drop in attendance numbers. It may also enable us to give someone on a wait list your seat at the event. If we are notified in time to reduce catering numbers with a venue and not be charged, funding can be put towards future education events enabling us to offer more topics. Very low attendance numbers notified with enough notice may also enable us to re-schedule the event to a future date. For these reasons, please let us know with as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.