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Fit for duty

  • 27 Nov 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • AMREP Education Centre - Alfred Hospital (ground floor) Commercial Road Melbourne
  • 61


  • This is available to Eureka stair climb participants

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The Victorian chapter of PA is pleased to announce its next event: Fit For Duty - a Paramedic Health & Fitness Symposium featuring special guests from Sydney & Brisbane!

This half-day event will include a variety of presentations on the essential aspects attributing to career longevity in Paramedicine.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Melissa Zimmerman (keynote speaker) – Paramedic with New South Wales Ambulance and founder of Para Fit – presenting on paramedic health & fitness
  • Richard Galeano (keynote speaker) – Paramedic lecturer at Australian Catholic University (Queensland) and PhD candidate,  presenting on his PhD research: Understanding the Health of Operational Personnel in an Australian Ambulance Service
  • Ben Meadley, PhD candidate and MICA Flight Paramedic presenting on physiological and nutritional factors associated with paramedic well-being
  • Megan Mulhall, Alertness CRC PhD candidate presenting on achieving quality sleep on a forward-rotating shift roster
  • James Marshall, Paramedic Educator presenting on adjusting to life as a paramedic and maintaining a healthy work/home-life balance
  • Rain Histen from 'Team Paramedic' presenting on the Eureka Stair Climb 2018
  • Barry Curtain, Ambulance Victoria Manual Handling Coordinator presenting on risk assessment and the impacts of time criticality and optimism bias

Attendees at this event will also receive a FREE Para Fit audiobook 'The Fit Paramedic 90 Day Body' valued at $199 (not yet released!).

Light catering will be provided.

Following this symposium will be the PA Victoria Annual Chapter Meeting (17:15hrs onwards). Attendees are invited to remain for this meeting. Pizza will be provided for ACM attendees.

Inquiries related to this event can be emailed to vic.cpd@paramedics.org

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