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Medical Scientist Workforce Consensus Statement & Briefing Paper 2012

On June 15 in Sydney, a National Scientific Workforce Planning Day took place,sponsored by the Department of Health and Ageing. Some 50 people attended including representatives from 10 of the 16 PAC societies as well as organisations such as Health Workforce Australia, representatives the Vocational Education and Training sector and industrial organisations such as the Medical Scientists Association of Victoria.

Prior to the meeting, a draft Consensus Statement and Briefing Paper was distributed with the aim that the meeting would debate and reach agreement on this or a suitably amended statement and outline the necessary steps to achieve the overall goals identified within the statement.

The May 2012 Briefing Paper and the Report from the June 15 Planning Day are attached below: