ACPIC23: Parliament to the frontlines: What do those who decide our future believe it is?


Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference (ACPIC23)

ACPIC 2023 delivered a wide range of clinical and research sessions from experts and leaders in paramedicine. Hosted in Melbourne (September 2023) the program was designed to inspire, educate and broaden horizons.

Conference theme: Lead - Evolve - Impact

Parliament to the frontlines: What do those who decide our future believe it is?

What does the medical community – and broader society – think about Community Paramedics operating within emergency services? To answer this, a multidisciplinary team including Professors in Paramedicine, Medicine, and Nursing was formed to conduct the study and 44 participants interviewed: Parliamentarians (n=2), Chief Health Officers (n=3), Department of Health executives (n=7), Emergency Department, General Practice, and paramedic college heads (e.g. ACEM, RACGP, ACP, n=5), jurisdictional ambulance service CEOs, Medical Directors, and managers (n=7), academics (n=7), frontline clinicians in medicine, nursing, and paramedicine (n=8), and patients (n=5).

Biography: Matt Wilkinson-Stokes

Matt is a practicing emergency paramedic and medical researcher. He is currently a Westpac Scholar and inaugural University of Melbourne MDHS PhD Award recipient, and his undergraduate thesis won a University Medal and Best Presentation at two international medical conferences. As well as working clinically, he also tutors Indigenous undergraduates. He lives on the Sunshine Coast with his partner and their beautiful golden retriever puppy (called Waffles).

Moderator: Dr Louise Reynolds, Deputy Chair, Research Committee, Australasian College of Paramedicine and Chief Paramedic Officer, Safer Care Victoria

Presented by Matt Wilkinson-Stokes



25 minutes
20th Dec 2023
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