Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Upcoming workshops

Patient group education programs for Type 2 Diabetes (April - June)

Diabetes WA provide a range of group education sessions for patients living with Type Two diabetes, throughout regional Western Australia and metropolitan Perth.

The SMART programs are a range of short group education sessions designed to help better manage patient’s Type 2 diabetes.  Bookings are essential, and attendance at all of the SMART programs is free for NDSS Registrants and Diabetes WA members.

The group education calendar can be found at https://diabeteswa.com.au/get-involved/news-and-events/whats-on/ 

Bookings can be made on line into programs using the interactive calendar, or by contacting Diabetes WA on telephone 1300 001 880. 

For further information on diabetes education services in Metro and Country WA, please visit the HealthPathways Diabetes Education page. If you require login details please email healthpathways@wapha.org.au  

Depression Dilemmas (28 April - 30 June)

Despite improved awareness and education, there are still some presentations of depression that are highly challenging for clinicians to manage in the primary care setting. Depression Dilemmas is a new interactive workshop that tackles areas of treating mood disorders that clinicians can find particularly demanding. Using case studies as the platform for learning, the program explores strategies to tackle depression in the context of alcohol use disorder, late life depression and depression that is failing to remit despite seemingly adequate treatment. Open to both general practitioners and psychologists, this advanced workshop also provides an opportunity for the two professions to interact, share each other's perspective and problem solve together. 

City Date Time Fee Register
Geraldton 28 April 2018 9.00am - 5.00pm $50 Book here
Esperance 12 May 2018 9.00am - 5.00pm $50 Book here
Perth 30 June 2018 9.00am - 5.00pm $50 Book here

This activity has 40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1 Points accreditation. 

Culture Safety Training (CST) Module 6 - Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (12 June - 31 July)

This three-hour module, delivered by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA), has been designed to assist General Practitioners (GPs) in adopting a comprehensive primary health care approach to the care of Aboriginal people with mental health needs, or who may be misusing Alcohol and/or Other Drugs.

Some of the topics covered in the module include: historical impacts and intergenerational trauma; practical tips for raising Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Alcohol and Other Drug issues; culturally appropriate assessment tools; and support available, including referral pathways.

AHCWAs CST is recognised through RACGP. Participants must complete Module 1 of AHCWAs CST package before enrolling in Module 6. GPs who have not completed Module 1 (4 CPD points) in the past are able to complete an abridged one-hour online version (0 CPD points) prior to attending Module 6. Completion of Module 6 will award participants with 4 CPD points. Completion of both Module 1 (non-abridged) plus Module 6 will award participants with 40 CPD points.

Course dates are as follows (session times 8.30am – 12.30pm)

Date Region Location Flyer
12 June 2018 Kalgoorlie Bega Garnbirringu Health Centre, 16-18 MacDonald St Click here for more information
14 June 2018 Esperance BOICO, 4-6/56 The Esplanade Click here for more information
19 June 2018 Bunbury The Hudson Road Family Centre, 95 Hudson Road, Withers Click here for more information
21 June 2018 Albany The Juniper Beryl Grant Community Centre, 31 Townsend St, Lockyer Click here for more information
25, 26, 29 June 2018 Perth Metro AHCWA, 450 Beaufort Street, Highgate Click here for more information
3 July 2018 Medina Moorditj Koort, 150 Gilmore Avenue Click here for more information
5 July 2018 Northam Bridgeley Centre, Mortlock Room, 91-93 Wellington St Click here for more information
17 July 2018 Carnarvon CMSAC, 14-16 Rushton St Click here for more information
19 July 2018 Geraldton GRAMS, Rifle Range Road, Rangeway Click here for more information
24 July 2018 Port Hedland WMHSAC, Unit 1/17 Hamilton St Click here for more information
26 July 2018 Karratha/Newman Karratha Healthcare Centre, 66 Welcome Rd Click here for more information
30 July 2018 Broome KAMS, 12 Napier Terrace Click here for more information
31 July 2018 Kununurra OVAHS, 112 Ironwood Drive Click here for more information

Driving Change - pregnancy, parenting, alcohol and other drugs conference (13 June)

St John of God Raphael Services WA is hosting a free one-day conference for health providers working in alcohol and other drugs (AoD) and perinatal infant mental health (PIMH). The comprehensive program will explore how to talk to pregnant women about alcohol use, a father's role in alcohol exposure during pregnancy, supporting parents challeneged by alcohol and substance use, the impact of domestic violence on parenting and attachment and an Australian fetal alcohol spectrum disorder hub. 

Date:               Wednesday, 13 June 2018 
Time:               9.00am - approx. 4.30pm (8.30am - Registrations)  
Venue:            The Audiorium, Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley 6014  
Cost:                Free

To register, please visit the following website

Perth Metro Speed Discussions (13 June)

Join your local AAPM WA networking host for networking with like-minded practice managers. Come along with your pressing issues and assist others with your own experiences for one on one discussions with colleagues. Hosted by Simone Dorevitch.

Date:               Wednesday, 13 June 2018 
Time:               5.45pm - 7.30pm   
Venue:            Dome Cafe, 293 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
Cost:                Complimentary registration, food and beverage at own cost

To register, please visit the following website

Living and Leading the Change Process (14 June)

This session presented by Roz Lindsay from Engaging Potential aims to introduce key concepts associated with overcoming people's resistance to change. Through a mix of concepts, practical methods and discussions we will explore the brain's role in change, the barriers to implementing change and ways to address these barriers. This activity is accredited for 8 Category Two QI&CPD points. For more information, please see flyer here.

Date:               Thursday, 14 June 2018 
Time:               4.00pm - 8.00pm  
Venue:            WAPHA Offices Level 2, 2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale 6103
Cost:                Free

To register, please visit the following website

GP Education Event: Mental Health (23 June)

Presented by East Metropolitan Health Service and Armadale Kalamunda Group in partnership with WAPHA and HealthPathways WA. This event will include topics such as Managing Substance Abuse Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Mood Disorders, and many more. This activity has 40 Category One QI&CPD points. For more information, please see flyer here

Date:                    Saturday, 23 June 2018  
Time:                    8.30am - 3.30pm (8.00am - Registrations)
Venue:                 Armadale Health Service, 3056 Albany Hwy, Mount Nasura WA 6112
Cost:                     Free

RSVP by Friday 15 June 2018. To register, please visit the following website

Recalls and Reminders Clinical Software Training (25 & 28 June)

Presented by Katrina Otto from Train IT Medical and funded by WAPHA, this free face-to-face clinical software training workshop is available to practices who are using Best Practice and MedicalDirector. Learning objectives include design an effective recall and reminder system; use actions for preventive health activities; add, view and modify patient recalls and reminders; generate patient recall and reminder lists; develop an understanding of systematic preventive health management; and implement systems for Immunisation and Cancer Screening recalls and reminders.

Participants have a choice of attending one of the follow ing two sessions: 

Best Practice

Date Time Location
Monday, 25 June 2018
9.00am - 12.00pm Aloft Hotel, Tactic 4 Room, 27 Rowe Avenue, Rivervale 6103
Thursday, 28 June 2018 1.00pm - 4.00pm WAPHA Offices, Level 2, 2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale 6103

To register, please visit the following website

Date Time Location
Thursday, 28 June 2018 9.00am - 12.00pm WAPHA Offices, Level 2, 2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale 6103

To register, please visit the following website

Places are limited so please ensure you register by 5pm Thursday, 21 June 2018. 

Less Common Cancers Series: Get your head around CNS tumours (5 July)

Signs and symptoms of CNS Tumours can be vague and not always obvious when a patient presents to their GP. If you would like to increase your knowledge and confidence in diagnosis, management and ongoing care for survivors for CNS Tumours join us for this informative education evening. With a focus on adults, Dr Anne Long, Medical Oncologist and Clinical Lead of the WA Clinical and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN) Neuro-oncology Tumour Collaborative on diagnosis, management and Anne King will discuss long-term health issues faced by CNS tumour survivors. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and have their questions answered by the speakers. This activity has 4 Category Two QI&CPD points. 

Date:                    Thursday, 5 July 2018  
Time:                    6.30pm - 8.30pm (6.00pm - Registrations & refreshments) 
Venue:                The Bendat Parent & Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley 6014
Cost:                     Free

To register, please visit the following website

GP Education Event: An interactive learning event between GPs and SCGH specialists for chronic disease (21 July)

Presented by North Metropolitan Health Services (NMHS) and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA. This education session will focus on assessment, early detection and management in primary care with interactive case studies to promote connections between primary and specialist care. For more information, please see flyer here

Date:                    Saturday, 21 July 2018
Time:                    8.30am - 3.30pm (8.00am - Registrations) 
Venue:                 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, G Block, Level 8, Joske Seminar Rooms, Blue Lifts, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands 6009
Cost:                     Free

Registrations are essential. Please RSVP by Friday, 15 July. To register, please visit the following website

Data in General Practice GP Breakfast Forum (24 July - 29 August)

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is inviting more practices to share their de-identified patient data to help us to commission the right kind of services where they are needed the most to support you and your patients. This breakfast forum, tailored specifically for GPs and Practice Principals, will discuss why we need general practice data, as well as addressing key concerns around privacy, security and more. 

Places are limited, register now to reserve your seat! 

Nedlands Hilarys Secret Harbour
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 Wednesday, 29 August 2018
7.00am - 8.30am 
(registrations from 6.45am)
7.00am - 8.30am 
(registrations from 6.45am)
7.00am - 8.30am 
(registrations from 6.45am)
Matilda Bay Restaurant
(Roe Room)
Hillarys Yacht Club Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club
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