Expert updates: Rural health COVID-19 webinar series

The Department of Rural Health has brought together education, mental health and medical experts to discuss the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had in rural and regional settings.

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Residents of Australia’s remote regions had only just survived the devastating bushfires in early 2020 before COVID-19 hit. They now have a challenging recovery, dealing with the overwhelming impact of both crises. The COVID-19 rural health webinar series provides an opportunity for health professionals in a regional setting to hear from leading university academics on a wide range of topics.

The webinar series will continue monthly throughout 2020. Updates on upcoming events and recordings can be viewed online.

COVID-19 IN RURAL AUSTRALIA
Presented by Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health)

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM EDUCATING DURING COVID-19?
Presented by Professor John Hattie, Laureate Professor of Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

MENTAL HEALTH AND DEALING WITH COVID-19 IN THE RURAL SETTING
Presented by Professor Lisa Phillips, Professor of Psychology, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences