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

Breathing Fresh Air into COPD - 23rd February

A skills building and quality improvement workshop to increase capacity of general practice to care for people living with COPD, this workshop involves a whole of practice approach and is targeted at general practitioners, general practice principals, practice nurses and practice managers.
Workshop Overview:

This workshop provides a whole of practice approach to improving COPD diagnosis, treatment and care coordination for healthcare providers in general practice. 

There are three streams facilitated in the morning:
1.  General Practitioner Stream
2.  Practice Nurse Stream
3.  Practice Manager Stream

The afternoon session is focused on inhaler technique and effective quality improvement methods to plan and test team-based innovations to improve COPD care. 
We recommend practices to encourage attendance from a team comprised of General Practitioners, Practice Nurse and Practice Manager to lay the foundation for a team-based approach to improving COPD management.

Date:              Saturday 23rd February 2019
Time:              8.30am to 4.15pm
Venue:           WAPHA Rivervale
Cost:               Free
Register:      To register, please click here

Free Webinar. Meet 8-year-old Amira. It took 2 dermatologists, 4 GPs and 3 years to get on top of her eczema - 27th February

Free Webinar. Meet 8-year-old Amira. It took 2 dermatologists, 4 GPs and 3 years to get on top of her eczema

Learn how you can do better.

IMPACT - Improving outcomes in atopic dermatitis is a free, live, interactive webinar with a live case and instant polling questions. Compare your management with your peers, and ask the experts questions.

The panel includes a practising GP, dermatologist, psychologist and Amira's mother.

The live webinar is at 7:30 - 9:00 pm AEST, Wednesday 27 February 2019.

It is accredited for 3 RACGP CPD points and 2 ACRRM PDP points, and proudly supported by the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc.

Date:              Wednesday 27th February 2019
Time:              7.30pm to 9.00pm AEST
Venue:           Online
Cost:               Free
Register:      To register, please click here

Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S) workshop and training - 7th March

Temperament-Based Therapy with Supports (previously known as NEW FED TR) is a new treatment approach focused on integrating cutting edge information about the brain-basis of eating disorders into treatment. TBT-S focuses on arming clinicians with experiential activities and highly-focused skills to teach clients and carers/supports reasons that eating disorders occur, and concrete and applicable skills that can be used to combat disordered eating behavior. Clinicians and carers learn how to address eating behavior in EDs from a brain basis based on the latest information from a neuroscientific perspective. Studies evaluating TBT-S suggest that the effect of approaching treatment from a scientific perspective, as is taught in TBT-S,  leads to high client and carer satisfaction, enhancing both clients’  and supports/carers’ motivation to engage in treatment and a higher degree of self-efficacy.

Come & learn from the founders of TBT-S about this new evidence informed multi-family treatment  for patients 16 and over with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). The temperamentā€focused treatment combines psychoeducation of AN neurobiology and involvement of supports (families/carers) to develop skills to manage traits contributing to disease chronicity.

Date:                Thursday 7 March 2019 
Time:                From 8.30am
Venue:             TBC
Register:         To register, please click here

Supporting Positive Pregnancy and Parenting Outcomes - 9th March

St John of God Hospital is hosting a free half-day education session for GPs to highlight the impace of alcohol and other drugs on the perinatal period. The event will provide GPs the opportunity to learn from experts, including perinatal psychiatrists, researchers, and specialist service providers to improve pregnancy and early parenting outcomes.

Date:              Saturday 9 March 2019
Time:              8.30am to 1.00pm (registrations from 8.00am)
Venue:           UWA Club, Banquet Hall South, Hackett Drive, Crawley
Cost:               Free
Register:      For more information and to register, please click here

This session has been allocated six RACGP QI&CPD points.

Paediatrics GP Education Event - 16th March

A collaborative event between Perth Metro Hospital's Paediatric Departments and HealthPathways WA.

Education sessions include

  • ENT
  • Diabetes in children
  • Panel discussion: transition and shared care for chronic conditions
  • Childhood obesity
  • Paediatric orthopaedics

Date:              Saturday 16 March 2019
Time:              8.30am to 3.30pm (registrations from 8.00am)
Venue:           Perth Children's Hospital, 15 Hospital Ave, Nedlands
Cost:               Free (morning tea and lunch provided)
Register:      For more information and to register, please click here
RSVP:             By Friday 8 March

This session is awaiting allocation of 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points, and 30 ACRRM PRDP points.

Medcast Hot Topics GP Update Course 2019 - 16th March

Hot Topics covers the most pertinent medical literature from the last 12 months, perfectly distilled for today's busy GPs and Nurses; from Cardiovascular Medicine to Neurology, Paediatrics to Mental Health and everything in between.

The 2019 program will include topics in Women's Health, Respiratory, Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal, Mental Health, Diabetes & Endocrine, Cardiovascular, ENT, Cancer, and Dementia. The final list of topics will be released in 2019.

Following the session, an optional two-hour CPR workshop will be offered. This workshop is accredited for five Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD points, and ten BLS, four PRPD, and two Core PDP points from ACRRM.

Date:                Saturday, 16 March 2019 
Time:                9.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.30am, optional workshop from 5.00pm - 7.00pm)
Venue:             Perth Convention Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
Cost:                  See registration page (early bird available)
Register:        For more information and to register, please click here

Critical Airway and Respiratory Management (CARM) - 20th March

This Rural Health West CPD workshop covers topics related to life-threatening emergencies affecting airway and breathing. Course faculty consists of emergency physicians with extensive clinical experience in managing patients with critical illnesses. Participants are expected to introduce their own clinical experiences to make their learning more relevant.

This workshop is accredited with RACGP and ACRRM for continuing professional development points and is approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program. Please contact your relevant college before attending training if you wish to apply for the grant.

Date:                Wednesday, 20 March 2019   
Time:                8.00am – 5.00pm
Venue:             The Westin, Hay St, Perth
Cost:                 $300.00
Register:        For more information, please click here

Rural Emergency Assessment Clinical Training (REACT) - 21st & 22nd March

This Rural Health West CPD REACT workshop is designed to assist Western Australian Visiting Medical Practitioners to maintain their emergency knowledge and skills, and gain formal assessment toward their emergency credentialing, as required by the WA Country Health Service. Covering cardiac arrest, major trauma in both adults and children, and associated lifesaving procedural skills, REACT is a highly interactive workshop, with participants predominantly involved in practical skill stations and simulated scenarios.

This workshop is accredited with RACGP and ACRRM for continuing professional development points and is approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program. Please contact your relevant college before attending training if you wish to apply for the grant. 

Date:                Thursday, 21 March and Friday, 22 March, 2019   
Time:                8.00am – 5.00pm
Venue:             The Westin, Hay St, Perth
Cost:                 $2,200.00
Register:        For more information, please click here

Toxicology - 22nd March

This Rural Health West CPD workshop, presented by leading specialists in their field, has been designed to offer practicing rural medical practitioners an update in toxicological emergencies.

This one day workshop stream covers general and specific topics related to poisoning and local toxicology, using an interactive tutorial format concentrating on small group discussions of case scenarios.

The workshop content includes:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and clinical effects of common envenomation (snake, spider and marine).
  • Improve ability to decide on patient disposition and appropriately stabilise patients for transport.
  • Improve understanding of the appropriate use of first aid and investigations Identify and list common poisonings.
  • Apply a systematic diagnostic approach in toxicological presentations to increase patient safety.

Date:                Friday, 22 March, 2019   
Time:                8.00am – 5.00pm
Venue:             The Westin, Hay St, Perth
Cost:                 $550.00
Register:        For more information, please click here


Rural Health West Annual Conference - 23rd & 24th March

The 2019 Annual conference theme Healthy Country Healthy Lives, will focus not only on the importance of our physical health, but also on the health of our environment and the community. 

There are increasing health complications and risks that environmental factors have on the planet, including natural features and aspects created by humans.  Medical professionals have an important role to play in guiding the direction of Australia’s health and wellbeing and promoting good health through care of the environment.

Sustainable healthcare will also be explored and discussed with a focus on rural health systems, practises and workforce.

Through a range of presentations, workshops and clinical updates the conference will raise awareness about the environmental challenges to healthcare and how we can all work together to create a Healthy Country and Healthy Lives.

By recognising the relationship between health and the environment we can make a difference to the health of our rural communities now and into the future.

Date:                Saturday, 23 March and Sunday, 24 March, 2019   
Time:                TBC
Venue:             The Westin, Hay St, Perth
Cost:                 Varies - early bird closes 22 February, 2019 (please click on registration information for details)
Register:        For more information, please click here

2019 Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Symposium - 29th March

n recognition of the importance of the first 1000 days of life, Women and Newborn Health Service is happy to present this one day symposium on supporting the early parenting environment. Exploring evidence based strategies that scaffold mothers and families during the perinatal period gives us the best opportunity to work with families to promote a good start to life.

Video-conferencing is available for rural participants.

Date:                Friday, 29 March 2019   
Time:                8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue:             Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Auditorium, QEII Medical Centre, 6 Verdun St, Nedlands
Cost:                 $70.00 - $90.00 (early bird closes 27 February)
Register:        For more information, please click here
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