Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Providers of clinical and non-clinical general practice based education are invited to promote their events on this page.

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Upcoming workshops

GP Education event - TADPole: Treating Alcohol and other Drugs in Primary Care (4 August)

Presented by Systems & Intervention Research Centre for Health (SIRCH) and Edith Cowan University (ECU) in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance. Join Professor Moira Sim, Dr Eric Khong and Dr Jim Leighton for three education activities in one day. This event will look at challenging attitudes and common issues encountered in general practice, enhanced understanding of specific drugs and comorbid conditions, and motivational inerviewing and brief intervention. For more infomration, please see flyer here.

Date:                    Saturday, 4 August 2018
Time:                    9.00am - 5.00pm (8.30am - Registrations) 
Venue:                 Dog Rock Convention Centre, 303 Middleton Rd, Albany WA 6330
Cost:                     Free

Registrations are essential as places are limited. To register, please visit the following website

Treatment Refusal: Join the Conversation (16 August)

This session has been arranged following a recent round table discussion on treatment refusal organised by WA Clinical Oncology Group (WACOG). The round table discussion was developed in direct response to concerns from local WA oncology specalists, who are witnessing a growing number of patients who present with cancers and then seek alternative modalities or other therapies. At times, these patients return at a later date with metastatic cancers or those that require more invasive or extensive treatment -with poorer prognosis. The session will consist of a short presentation, case studies and panel discussion.

Date:                    Thursday, 16 August 2018
Time:                    6.30pm - 8.30pm (6.00pm - registrations and refreshments) 
Venue:                 The Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley WA 6014
Cost:                     Free

For more information and to register, please click here.

Mental Health CPD: For Nurses & Midwives (23 August)

Mental Health Nurse Academic, Associate Professor Natisha Sands will be facilitating the level 2 one day workshop which will build on the underpinning knowledge and understanding gained from the above eLearning modules. The workshop will focus on practical skills to assist you to apply the learning to your own practice. You will have an opportunity to analyse and discuss a situation/s to determine the best approach and being to develop solutions that are discreet to your workplace, patients and practice. 6 hours CPD points will be allocated for attendance at the one day workshop.

Date:                    Thursday, 23 August 2018
Time:                    9.00am - 4.00pm 
Venue:                 Mercure Perth 
Cost:                     $100

For more information and to register, please click here. Please note, the eLearning 1 modules will be assumed learning prior to attending on the day. 

Setting the Vision and Guiding the Way (29 August)

Leading teams successfully starts with our ability to provide clear direction for the future.  Teams need shared purpose, understanding of what they are striving to achieve together, and clarity on how they will deliver the desired outcomes. We will discuss what is important for team performance, develop our practice vision for success and identify ways to communicate this to the practice team and patients. Presented by Roz Lindsay - Engaging Potential. This activity is accredited for 8 Category Two QI&CPD points. To view flyer, please click here

Date:                    Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Time:                    4.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue:                 WAPHA offices, Level 2, 2-7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale 6103
Cost:                     Free

To register, please click here. Places are limited so please ensure you register by 5pm Friday, 24 August 2018. 

HIV PrEP update for GPs and Practice Nurses (29 August)

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:                    Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Time:                    6.00pm - 9.30pm (5.45pm - Registration)
Venue:                 Fraser Suites Perth, 10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 
Cost:                     Free

To register, please click here

Immunisation Education Session (4 September - 18 September)

The Immunisation Education Sessions will be presented by Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control and WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA). Also included in these sessions are updates from Diabetes WA and WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program. For more information and to view learning outcomes, please view here
Date Time Location
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 
(Registrations closes 28 Aug 2018)
12.00pm - 2.30pm Currambine Community Centre,
64 Delamere Ave, Currambine 6028
Wednesday, 5 September 2018 
(Registration closes 29 Aug 2018)
12.00pm - 2.30pm WAPHA, Rooms 6 & 7
2-5, 7 Tanunda Dr, Rivervale 6103
Thursday, 6 September 2018
(Registrations closes 30 Aug 2018)
12.00pm - 2.30pm Fyre Park Pavillion, Clifton St
Kelmscott 6111
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
(Registrations closes 4 Sept 2018)
12.00pm - 2.30pm Stirling Community Centres 
North Beach (Charles Riley) 
7A Kitchener St, North Beach 6020
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 
(Registrations closes 5 Sept 2018)
12.00pm - 2.30pm Winthrop, Piney Lakes Enviro Centre, 
Leach Hwy & Murdoch Dr, Winthrop 6155
Thursday, 13 September 2018 
(Registrations closes 6 Sept 2018)
12.00pm - 2.30pm Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club, 
Secret Harbour Blvd, Secret Harbour 6173
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 
(Registration closes 11 Sept 2018)
12.00pm - 2.30pm St John of God Midland Public Hospital
Retreat Room, 1 Clayton St, Midland 6056

Please note that these sessions do not replace the yearly immunisation update, you can complete this here

Cost: Free. Certificate of attendance will be provided. 

To register, please click here. Sign-in takes place 15 minutes prior to the start time of the presentations listed above. 

Management of patients with type 2 diabetes and CVD (5 September)

People with type 2 diabetes who already have established cardiovascular disease are at particularly high risk of future cardiovascular events - highlighting the importance of optimising their cardiovascular risk factor and diabetes management. Your practice is invited to participate in a small group meeting activity. The meeting will focus on the prevention of cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes who have established cardiovascular disease. Content is RACGP accredited and contributes to the QPI-PIP. 

Date:                    Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Time:                    7.30am - 8.30am
Venue:                 WAPHA offices, Level 2, 2-7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale 6103
Cost:                     Free

To register, please click here

ERPT Orientation to the platform (11 September or 13 September)

Learn how to use the Emergency Response Planning Tool as efficiently as possible and find the resources that will help you input the right information as you build your plan. We are offering you the opportunity to join a videoconference outlining the ERPT platform and providing the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

Date:                    Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Time:                    9.30am - 10.30am 
Venue:                 Via Video Conference 
Cost:                     Free


Date:                    Thursday, 13 September 2018
Time:                    10.30am - 11.30am 
Venue:                 Via Video Conference 
Cost:                     Free

These sessions will be run on GoTo Meetings Video-conference. Following registration, a meeting invite will be sent to your email address with the relevant information. 

To register, please click here. Please ensure you register by 5pm Friday, 7 September 2018. 

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 Grand Round to hear presentations on the Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Project, which was carried out with the WAPHA funding in 2017-18 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 feasiblity and Future directions.

Date:                    Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Time:                    12.00pm - 1.00pm (11:50am - Registrations) 
Venue:                 FSH, Education Lecture Theatre G.1,  11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
Cost:                     Free

To register, please click here. Registration close on Friday, 28 September 2018. 
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