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Membership

Full membership of the RHPA is open to all health professionals including;

  • Nurses Health
  • Health Promotion Officers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Prosthetists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Psychologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Health Educators
  • Medical Librarians
  • Sociologists
  • Health Researchers
  • Counsellors
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Orthotists
  • Laboratory Technologists
  • Biostatitians
  • Chiropractors

Associate membership is open to those who are employed in the field of rheumatology without formal qualifications.

Student membership is open to students from the above disciplines.

Structure and Role of RHPA Committee

The Australian Rheumatology Health Professionals Association (RHPA) was formed in 1983 to provide a representative body for health professionals interested in working with people with rheumatic diseases.

A three member executive committee is voted into office bi-annually and is supported by state and territory representatives. These representatives are responsible for:

  • Fostering an interest in rheumatology amongst health professionals within their state/territory.
  • Promoting the RHPA and membership recruitment.
  • Facilitating educational opportunities within each state/territory
Joining the RHPA

Membership

Health care professionals working in the area of rheumatic diseases can join the RHPA in one of three categories.

Full Membership

Full membership is open to health professionals and non-health professionals who hold a degree, are eligible for membership within their own professional discipline and who have an interest in rheumatology practice, education and research.

These may include :

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Health Educators
  • Medical Librarians
  • Health Researchers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Medical Practioners
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Health Promotion Officers
  • Prostetists
  • Dietician
  • Podiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Sociologists
  • Orthotists
  • Councellors
  • Pharmacists
  • Biostaticians

This category my include international health professionals

Associate Membership

Associate membership is open to those who are employed in the field of rheumatology without formal qualifications

Student Membership

Student membership is open to students from the above disciplines

 

Affiliation With The ARA

The RHPA is affiliated with The Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA). The ARA at www.rheumatology.org.au are linked to the RHPA website and distribute an ARA newsletter to our financial members four times a year that includes RHPA news from state/territory representatives. Finally they provide support through the ARA/RHPA Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

Joining the RHPA

To join the RHPA please download the membership form, print, then scan and email it along with proof of payment to:

rhpa@rheumatology.org.au

(You can also send the form as a hardcopy with a cheque payment to the address provided at the bottom of the application form instead of emailing.)