Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Upcoming workshops

HR Masterclass and Front of House Training: HR & Communication – 5 & 6 October

AHIG Training presents an HR masterclass, and a front-of-house communication workshop, facilitated by David Wenban, a practising lawyer with extensive experience in health and community services. The full-day masterclass will cover HR topics including performance management, use of social media, privacy, and effective management, while the half day training will include team culture, workplace standards, telephone etiquette, and managing data.

Date:                Friday, 5 October 2018   
Time:               11.00am – 5.30pm
Venue:            Citiplace Community Centre, Upper Level Walkway, City Station Complex, Cnr Barrack & Wellington Streets, Perth
Cost:                $220.00
Register:        To register, please click here

Date:                Saturday, 6 October 2018   
Time:               9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue:            Citiplace Community Centre, Upper Level Walkway, City Station Complex, Cnr Barrack & Wellington Streets, Perth
Cost:                $140.00
Register:        To register, please click here

For more information, please click here

Draft Accommodation and Support Strategy: Community Workshops - October 5

The Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Shelter WA, Mental Health Matters 2, WA Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies, and Consumers of Mental Health WA invite you to have your say on housing and accommodation in WA, during community workshops on Friday 5 October 2018.

You can choose to attend either a morning session or an afternoon session. The event will provide an opportunity to share your views on accommodation and housing issues in WA, in a workshop setting. Information about the new Draft Western Australian Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025 will also be provided and discussed. 

Feedback from these events will be collected by WAAMH and our partnering organisations, and fed back to the Mental Health Commission to inform the final version of the Accommodation and Support Strategy.

Morning session
Date:                Friday, 5 October 2018   
Time:               10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue:            WorkZone Building, Level 1, 1 Nash Street, Perth
Register:        To register, please click here

Afternoon session
Date:                Friday, 5 October 2018   
Time:               2.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue:            WorkZone Building, Level 1, 1 Nash Street, Perth
Register:        To register, please click here

You can download the Draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025 by clicking here.

Black Dog Institute Perinatal in Practice – 6 October (Northam) & 24 November (Albany)

Learn about the current understanding of perinatal mood disorders and its management, using lecture, case studies and interactive exercises. Thanks to the generosity of CBH Group, Black Dog Institute is offering significantly reduced-cost workshops in regional areas across Western Australia.

Date:               Saturday, 6 October 2018   
Time:               9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue:            Northam Recreation Centre, 44 Peel Terrace, Northam WA 6401
Cost:                $50.00
Register:        To register, please click here

Date:               Saturday, 24 November 2018   
Time:               9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue:            Master Builders, 30 Graham St, Albany WA 6330
Cost:                $50.00
Register:        To register, please click here

These sessions are suitable for Allied Health providers, Nurses, Midwives, Counsellors, GP Registrars, GPs and Psychologists.

These sessions have 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points, 6 hours CPD for Australian Association of Social Workers, and are a CPD Recognised Activity for the Australian College of Midwives.

Aged Care: Making Sense of a Complex System - 9 October

An education event for GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Practice Managers and Allied Health Professionals, presented by Belmont Neighbourhood Care in partnership with the Bentley Health Service and WA Primary Health Alliance.

Presentations include:

  • Navigating the Aged Care System by Alison Morcombe, Senior Social Worker, Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation at Bentley Health Service
  • Optimising the Care of the Older Patient - Overview of Services and Collaboration with Primary Care by Dr P. K. Loh, Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation at Bentley Health Service
  • Overview of NDIS and its Impact for Aged Care by Judy Manfrin, Assistant Director Planning and SUpport Coordination, National Disability Insurance Agency

Date:                Tuesday, 9 October, 2018
Time:               Presentations from 6.30pm – 8.30pm (registration from 6.00pm)
Venue:            Centenary Park Community Centre, 105 Daly St, Belmont
Cost:                Free (a light meal will be provided)
Register:        To register, please click here
RSVP:               by October 5, 2018     

For more information, please click here to view the flyer.

HIV PrEP update for GPs and Practice Nurses - 10 October

This training will provide GPs, Nurses and Health Professionals working in primary care an update on strategies available for the prevention of HIV transmission, focusing on prevention particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). At the end of this update, participants will be able to Identify priority populations for testing, Describe HIV epidemiology, Communicate to patients what PrEP/PEP is and how to access it, Implement a range of HIV Prevention Strategies and many more. This activity has 6 Category Two QI&CPD points. 

Date Time Location Register
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 6.30pm - 9.30pm
(6.15pm - Registration)
Fraser Suites Perth,
10 Adelaide Terrace,
East Perth WA 6004
Click here

Hepatitis C CPD update: Management and treatment in primary care & drug and alcohol settings - 10 October (webinar)

Primary Care Providers and those working in drug and alcohol settings interested in furthering their knowledge on hepatitis C should attend this latest treatment update. A leading specialist will present up to the minute data on HCV in Australia, innovations in models of care, lead an in-depth discussion on treatment decision making in light of new pangenotypic regimes, as well as present case studies including advanced issues such as coinfection.

This evening will be presented by Professor Gregory Dore, Head Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. For more information, you can access the event flyer here.

Date:                Wednesday, 10 October, 2018
Time:               3.30pm – 6.30pm (AWST) 
Venue:            Online
Cost:                Free
Register:        To register, please click here

Women's Health Strategy & Programs 2018 - 15 October & 7 November

The Women’s Health Strategy & Programs provides training to improve the health and safety of families in WA Health. Please refer to the table below for upcoming sessions in 2018.

Session Date Time Location
The Uses and Misuses of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Monday, 15 October, 2018 9.00am – 1.30pm Special Dining Room, KEMH, Subiaco WA 6008
The Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale Wednesday, 7 November, 2018
 
9.00am – 1.30pm Special Dining Room, KEMH, Subiaco WA 6008

 
For more information, please click here. From this page, you can also register by scrolling to the bottom of the page to find Bookings and download a Registration form.

Obesity Collaborative Summit - 17 October

Health Networks is hosting the Obesity Collaborative Summit to bring people together to build an Action Plan for WA Health focusing on the early intervention and management of overweight and obesity over the next 3 to 5 years. If you have an interest in helping us tackle this critical issue and are a health professional in public or community services; work in health planning, policy, or commissioning; or related health, community, and social areas then come along and help us build a healthier WA.

The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Health, will deliver the keynote address and bring his enthusiasm and passion for this topic to set the scene for an energising discussion about the future of WA.

You can either attend our face-to-face Obesity Collaborative Summit or join one of the online workshops to share your thoughts on how we can work together to create a better weight management experience for Western Australians.

Date:                Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
Time:               8.30am - 4.00pm (doors open 8.00am)
Venue:            Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost:                Free
Register:        To register, please click here

Online workshops

Date:                Tuesday, 23 October, 2018
Time:               11.00am - 12.00pm
Venue:            Online (connect via GoToMeeting)
Cost:                Free
Register:        To register, please click here

Date:                Thursday, 25 October, 2018
Time:               2.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue:            Online (connect via GoToMeeting)
Cost:                Free
Register:        To register, please click here

Cracks in the Ice: In the Frontline – 17 October (webinar)

The next Cracks in the Ice webinar will focus on supporting frontline workers with key information and resources about crystal methamphetamine. The webinar will be presented by Allan Trifonoff and Roger Nicholas from the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA).

Date:                Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
Time:               9.00am – 10.00am (WST) (12.00pm – 1.00pm AEDT)
Venue:            Online
Cost:                Free
Register:        To register, please click here

Introducing the six steps to cardiac recovery - 19 October

This session, hosted by the Heart Foundation and targeted at nurses working with patients after cardiac events, will provide education on resources for six steps to cardiac recovery, information all patients should know after their cardiac event, and what's new at the Heart Foundation. It provides the opportunity for nurses to hone their education skills and understand behaviour change. To view the flyer, please click here.

Date:                Friday, 19 October, 2018
Time:               8.30am – 12.00pm (morning tea provided)
Venue:            Heart Foundation Board Room, 334 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Cost:                Free
RSVP:              by 9 October, 2018
Register:        To register, please email shelley.mcrae@heartfoundation.org.au

BreastScreen WA’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast – 22 October

BreastScreen WA (BSWA) is holding the annual Pink Ribbon breakfast with keynote speakers Professor Christobel Saunders AO, MBBS, FRCS, FRACS, FAAHMS, and Kathleen Mazella OAM.

Date:                Monday, 22 October, 2018
Time:               Breakfast from 7.30am – 9.00am (registration from 7.00am)
Venue:            Fraser’s Function Centre, Kings Park
Cost:                $40.00 (inc GST)
RSVP:              by Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Register:        To register, please click here

For further information, please email BreastScreen WA or phone (08) 9323 6707.

Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions Project Findings - 24 October

If you are a GP interested in expanding your professional knowledge on alcohol screening and brief interventions, please consider attending the Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) Grand Round to hear presentations on the Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Project, which was carried out with the WAPHA funding in 2017-208 at Fiona Stanley and Rockingham General Hospitals. The presentation will cover burden of alcohol in Australia and project overview, patient and staff attitudes, research evaluation results, clinical impact and operational feasibility and future directions.

Date:               Wednesday, 24 October 2018   
Time:               12.00pm – 1.00pm (registration from 11.50am)
Venue:            Fiona Stanley Hospital, Education, Lecture Theatre G.1 
Cost:                Free
Register:       To register, please click here (RSVP by 28 September 2018)

Psychiatry ALM: scenes, scenarios and pathways - 27 October

Joondalup Health Campus is pleased to announce the first collaborative ALM with the WA Primary Health Alliance on a spectrum of mental health topics ranging from Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to Older Adult Mental Health. Interactive discussions will be based on real case scenarios. For more information, please click here to view the flyer.

Date:               Saturday, 27 October 2018   
Time:               8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue:            Ground Floor, Community Clinical School, Joondalup Private Hospital, Cnr Grand Blvd and Shenton Ave, Joondalup
Cost:                Free
Register:       To register, please click here (RSVP by 22 October 2018)
 

Clinical Software Training with Katrina Otto - 29 to 31 October & 1 November

Practice staff using either Best Practice, or Medical Director, clinical software systems are invited to attend these free training sessions. Presented by Katrina Otto, principal and owner of Train IT Medical, key topics will include clinical coding, essential clinical data entry, improving effective use and data quality, and clinical assessment focusing on chronic disease management.
 

Session Date Time Venue (click to view on map) Register
Medical Director Monday, 29 October 2018 9.00am – 12.00pm WA Primary Health Alliance
Level 2, 2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale
Click here to register
Best Practice Monday, 29 October 2018 1.00pm – 4.00pm WA Primary Health Alliance
Level 2, 2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale
Click here to register
Medical Director Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12.30pm – 3.30pm Abbey Beach Resort
595 Bussell Highway, Busselton
Click here to register
Best Practice Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm Abbey Beach Resort
595 Bussell Highway, Busselton
Click here to register
Best Practice Thursday, 1 November 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm WA Primary Health Alliance
Level 2, 2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale
Click here to register


Please ensure you register by 5pm on October 25.

Paediatrics GP Education Event - 3 November

An opportunity to tour the new hospital and get the most up-to-date information on the latest research, presented by Perth Children's Hospital in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA. 

Date:               Saturday 3 November 2018
Time:               Presentations from 8.30am to 4.00pm (registration from 8.00am)
Venue:            Perth Children's Hospital, 15 Hospital Ave, Nedlands
Catering:       Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Register:       To register, please click here
RSVP:              by 26 October, registrations are essential

For further information, please click here to view the flyer.

Participants may be eligible for 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points, or 30 ACRRM PDP points.

Protecting Brains and Bones: What a GP Needs to Know – 10 November

Presented by Osborne Park Hospital in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA

Date:               Saturday 10 November 2018
Time:               Presentations from 8.30am to 3.30pm (registration from 8.00am)
Venue:             University Club, UWA, Crawley WA 6009 (free parking available at Entrance 1, Carpark 3)
Catering:       Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Register:       To register, please click here

Registrations are essential. RSVP by Friday 2 November 2018.

This event has 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points.

Education sessions include:

  • Early diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s Disease by Dr Barry Vieira
  • Early diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of dementia by Dr Brendan Foo
  • Acute stroke and TIA, early diagnosis and management by Dr Kien Chan
  • Diagnosis and management of osteoporosis by Professor Charles Inderjeeth
  • Geriatric residential outreach service summary by Dr Charmaine Chua

Who's Who in Kwinana and Rockingham - 20 November

General Practitioners, Practice Managers, Nurses, Allied Health and Pharmacists are invited to attend an interactive evening to meet the commissioned WAPHA services in Kwinana and Rockingham. Meet the providers face to face and see what they can offer your patients.

Date:               Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Time:               5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue:            Hotel Clipper, 20 Patterson Rd, Rockingham
Cost:                Free (canapes and drinks provided)
RSVP:             by Tuesday November 13 by clicking here

The Ehlers-Danlos Society Learning Conference Australia – 10 to 11 December

After years of demand and need The Ehlers-Danlos Society is very excited to bring together in Australia leading world experts to discuss the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and related disorders, including the recently-described hypermobility spectrum disorders.

Date:               Monday, 10 December – Tuesday, 11 December 2018    
Time:               8.00am – 6.00pm (Day 1), 7.30am – 6.00pm (Day 2)
Venue:            Curtin University Building 410, Kent Street, Bentley Perth WA 6102 
Cost:                $150 (Day 1), $350 (Day 2)  
Register:        To register, please click here

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