Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Upcoming workshops

My Health Record in general practice: December 2018 update - 6 & 13 December (webinar)

The Australian Parliament has recently passed legislation to make a number of key changes to My Health Record, Australia’s national electronic health record. Among the changes are new provisions to protect the privacy of young people and prevent access by insurers, employers, government officials, and law enforcement agencies. This one-hour webinar will explain these and other changes and provide context for potential impacts for general practice. This webinar supplements previous workshops and webinars delivered as part of the RACGP’s ‘My Health Record in general practice’ education program in 2018.

GPs and practice staff are invited to join host Dr Nathan Pinskier for this important update. Whilst the initial workshops/webinars were accredited for QI&CPD points, please note that this update webinar will not attract QI&CPD points

Date:              Thursday, 6 December 2018
Time:              9.30am and 3.30pm (AWST)
Venue:           Online
Cost:               Free
Register:      click here

Date:              Thursday, 13 December 2018
Time:              11.30am and 5.30pm (AWST)
Venue:           Online
Cost:               Free
Register:      click 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:                8am – 6pm (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
 

Paediatric Emergencies and Clinical Healthcare Scenarios (PEaCHS) - 15 February (Narrogin)

This Rural Health West CPD workshop is a one day workshop in paediatric emergency scenarios and skills. It will give delegates real-life examples and the opportunity to manage sick or injured children in a safe environment.

The workshop content will include:
  • Hands-on simulation: practise common scenarios and structured care
  • Short presentations by experienced paediatric emergency physicians
  • Comprehensive handbook of lecture materials and practical skills
  • "Resuscitation reminders" card for your ID badge clip
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:                Friday, 15 February 2019   
Time:                8am – 5pm
Venue:             Narrogin Hospital, Williams Rd, Narrogin
Cost:                 $550.00
Register:         For more information, please click here
 

How might we improve the GP waiting experience? - 28 February

Waiting experience in general practice, while it might seem straight forward, is a service that is intertwined with various back-end systems and functions. Through visual story-telling methods, this session invites view points from patients, family members to patients who frequent GP regularly, GPs, GP receptionists, or nurses, to re-imagine a holistic experience for all stakeholders at GP settings.

This workshop will have us all playing the part of codesign participants, facilitated by Dr Chris Kueh, and part of GP Dr Andy Carr’s project to co-create healthy communities. The session will start with Andy presenting his vision of a healthier community, follows by light and fun co-design session.

This session is in association with Edith Cowan University's Office of Research and Innovation.

Date:                Thursday, 28 February 2019   
Time:                5.15pm – 8.00pm
Venue:             Edith Cowan University Design, Room ML10:207 (Building 10, Second Floor), Central Ave, Mt Lawley
Cost:                 Free
Register:         For more information, please click here
 

Temperament Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S) workshop and training - 7 March 2019

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 temperament‐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
 

Critical Airway and Respiratory Management (CARM) - 20 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:                8am – 5pm
Venue:             The Westin, Hay St, Perth
Cost:                 $300.00
Register:        For more information, please click here
 

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

The 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:                8am – 5pm
Venue:             The Westin, Hay St, Perth
Cost:                 $2,200.00
Register:        For more information, please click here
 

Toxicological Emergencies - 22 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:                8am – 5pm
Venue:             The Westin, Hay St, Perth
Cost:                 $550.00
Register:        For more information, please click here
 

Rural Health West Annual Conference - 23 & 24 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

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