Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Upcoming workshops

GP Education Event: Chronic Disease and Shared Care - 17 August

Presented by North Metropolitan Health Service and Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA.

Education sessions include

  • adolescent mental health care in the community
  • assessing and managing a patient with suicidal intent in primary care
  • drugs and kidney disease: facts and fallacies
  • chronic pain: the nuts and bolts of changing patients from opioids to alternative treatments
  • transitions of care: goals of patient care and navigating the health system from the adolescent's perspective
  • opioid prescribing in discharge medication and deprescribing antipsychotics in patients admitted with delirium

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

Date:             Saturday 17 August 2019
Time:            8.30am - 3.30pm (registrations from 8.00am)
Venue:          Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, East & West Joske Rooms, Hospital Ave, Nedlands WA 6009
Cost:             Free (morning tea and lunch provided)
Register:     To register, please click here
RSVP:            By Friday 9 August

This activity has applied for 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points and 30 ACRRM PRDP points.

Breaking the silence: talking to patients about weight loss - 22 August (webinar)

The aim of this webinar is to increase practitioner confidence and skills to raise the topic of weight loss with patients and follow Australian best practice guidelines to support patients in weight management. 

Date:              Thursday 22 August 2019
Time:             6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue:          Online
Cost:              Free

Register:      To register and for more information, please click here

Rural Health West Obstetric Emergencies (OBS) - 23 August (Kalgoorlie)

This workshop teaches participants how to effectively manage obstetric cases and emergencies and how to make appropriate decisions.

Date:              Friday 23 August 2019
Time:             8.15am - 4.30pm
Venue:          TBC, Kalgoorlie
Cost:              Free

Register:      To register and for more information, please click here

Breaking the silence: talking to patients about weight loss - 23 or 24 August

The aim of this workshop is to increase practitioner confidence and skills to raise the topic of weight with patients and follow Australian best practice guidelines to support patients in weight management. The workshop will detail evidence-based information on how to effectively engage in the weight loss conversation as part of routine care. A range of practical information, support and resources will be provided to aid the conversation with patients around achieving a healthy weight, including intervening early to reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Date:              Friday 23 August or Saturday 24 August 2019
Time:             9.15am - 4.15pm (registrations and refreshments from 9.00am)
Venue:          Trinity on Hampden, 230 Hampden Rd, Crawley WA 6009
Cost:              $50

Register:      To register and for more information, please click here

Spirometry Training Course (Northam) - 24 August

Brought to you by the National Asthma Council Australia as part of the Asthma Best Practice for Health Professionals Program The Spirometry Training Course provides comprehensive training in the application, measurement and interpretation of expiratory spirometry in general practice. The interactive workshop includes hands-on components to allow participants to apply their new knowledge in a practical setting. This complimentary course is open to GPs and practice nurses.Brought to you by the National Asthma Council Australia as part of the Asthma Best Practice for Health Professionals Program.

The Spirometry Training Course provides comprehensive training in the application, measurement and interpretation of expiratory spirometry in general practice. The interactive workshop includes hands-on components to allow participants to apply their new knowledge in a practical setting.

This complimentary course is open to GPs and practice nurses.

Date:              Saturday 24 August 2019
Time:             8.30am - 4.00pm 
Venue:          Bilya Koort Boodja Centre, Minson Ave, Northam WA 6401
Cost:              Free

Register:      To register, please click here

Patient Blood Management: Perioperative and Beyond - 24 August

This CTEC Conference will focus on Patient Blood Management relating to a variety of clinical situations.

This interactive conference will cover a wide range of presentations aimed at doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who wish to know more about PBM.

Conference presentations will be delivered by highly regarded specialists across different specialty areas:

  • The Multimodal PBM Program: Improved Outcomes in WA
  • Implementation and Impact of PBM at Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • An Overview: Iron Deficiency and PBM Pillars in Surgery
  • The IRONMAN Trial: An RCT into iV Iron for Intensive Care Unit Patients with Anaemia
  • Point of Care Testing: Apixaban, Rivaroxaban and Other DOACS
  • Outcomes Data and Hospital Costs of RBC Transfusion
  • Iron Deficiency and Functional ID in Hip Fracture Data and the Implications
  • Tired All The Time
  • Iron Deficiency and Transfusions in the Primary Care Setting
  • Novel Resuscitation Fluid Shock
  • Beware of the RCT - Focus on the New Standard of Care
Date:              Saturday 24 August 2019
Time:             8.25am - 4.30pm (registrations from 8.00am)
Venue:          The University Club of UWA, Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009
Cost:              $295 (doctors), $245 (nurses, allied health professionals, paramedics), $185 (medical students)

Register:      To register, please click here
 

GP Update: Tackling issues of aging and life-limiting illness - 31 August

Presented by East Metropolitan Health Service in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA. Program topics include:

  • Better bones: Optimising Osteoporosis management 
  • Better breathing: How can we halt the progression of COPD?
  • Better beating: What’s new to help manage Chronic Heart Failure?
  • Using HealthPathways to navigate aged care and advance care planning
  • Working with your local Aged Care Services to help your patients stay at home
  • Delirium, Dementia and Can I drive, Doc? case studies
  • Are you confused by confusion?
  • What are “Goals of Patient Care?” 
  • Encouraging end-of-life conversations to help plan future care (Workshop)
  • Questioning capacity? When and where to refer

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

Date:              Saturday 31 August 2019
Time:             8.45am - 4.30pm (registrations from 8.30am)
Venue:          TBC
Cost:              Free (lunch and refreshments will be provided)
Register:      To register, please click here

Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Setting Education Event - 31 August

People who inject drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections. Clinicians in Drug and Alcohol settings play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HCV and can reduce a patient’s risk of developing advanced liver disease through early diagnosis, appropriate management of co-morbidities, and treatment with new, curative, Direct Acting Antiviral medication (DAAs).

This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of clinical staff working in drug and alcohol settings, or working with people who inject drugs, to effectively test for, treat, and manage HCV. The course will be delivered in three parts:

  • online learning modules
  • interactive face-to-face workshop
  • resources and toolkits to enable confident prescribing of new DAAs

For more information, please download the flyer.

Date:              Saturday 31 August 2019
Time:             8.45am - 4.30pm (registrations from 8.30am)
Venue:          TBC
Cost:              Free (lunch and refreshments will be provided)
Register:      To register, please click here

Use of Ultrasound in Rural Emergency Medicine - 31 August

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine presents this ultrasound workshop offering an introduction and instruction on the use of Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine, trauma, and critical care for the rural generalist or general practitioner with minimal experience in using ultrasound in practice.

A major feature of this workshop is the 'hands-on' practice using live patient models, guided by highly experienced clinical application specialists, sonographers, and clinicians. This course has been designed to cover more common situations that may arise in the Emergency Department, in practice, or basic anaesthetics. Content may vary course to course dependent on the particular skills of the clinical facilitator.

Date:              Saturday 31 August 2019
Time:             TBC
Venue:           Novotel Perth Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace Perth WA 6000
Cost:               $795 (ACRRM members), $1,015 (non-members)
Register:       To register please click here

RACGP CPR for GPs - multiple dates between August and November

The RACGP cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course for general practitioners (GPs), run in conjunction with Medical Training Solutions, provides participants with topical emergency presentations and recent changes in emergency practice. Additional topics are flexible to meet the needs of the participants.

Participants will earn 5 Category 2 QI&CPD points per session and fulfil their CPR requirements for the 2017 - 19 triennium.

For more information on upcoming dates, please click here.

Rockingham Women's Health and Wellbeing Morning - 5 September

This free event invites all women to come and celebrate Women’s Health Week, with activities, demonstrations, prizes, and giveaways, as well as short talks about important women’s health issues. There will be free morning tea, and a coffee van, for women attending the event.

Date:            Thursday 5 September 2019
Time:            9.30am - 11.30am
Venue:          Westerly Family Centre, 27 Westerly Way, Cooloongup
Cost:             Free
Register:     For more information, please click here or phone the Westerly Family Centre on 9592 3650
 

Multicultural Women's Health Expo - 6 September

 

Make health a priority at the 2019 Multicultural Women’s Health & Wellbeing Expo with free yoga classes, activities, hearing tests, health checks, financial advice, refreshments, giveaways, and over 40 service providers available to answer all your health and wellbeing questions.

Date:            Friday 6 September 2019
Time:           10.30am - 1.30pm
Venue:         North Metropolitan TAFE Balga, 18 Loxwood Rd, Balga
Cost:             Free
Register:     For more information, please click here
 

ACNP National Conference - 2 to 5 September

The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is holding its National Conference in Melbourne from 2 to 5 September, 2019. 

The ACNP Conference is a fantastic opportunity to bring together Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals. As the flagship event for the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, the theme 'Transforming Health Care' recognises the dimensions of practice and contribution made by Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses across Australia. 

Date:              Monday 2 September to Thursday 5 September, 2019
Time:             8.30am - 5.00pm daily
Venue:           Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004
Cost:               For more information, including costs and early bird registrations, please click here
Register:       To register please click here

If you would like to submit an abstract or e-poster, please click here for more information.

15th Annual Women's Health Day for GPs and Practice Nurses - 7 September

This year’s event will be a full day session covering a range of women’s health topics including:

  • recognising eating disorders in general practice
  • the top 10 things you need to know about breast density
  • understanding Trans Health
  • Advance Health Directives in pregnancy
  • managing menopause
  • Ovarian cancer: what’s new
  • sexual health – STI update

For more information please download the flyer.

Date:             Saturday 7 September 2019
Time:            8.30am - 4.00pm 
Venue:         Trinity on Hampden, 230 Hampden Rd, Crawley WA 6009
Cost:            $20
Register:    To register, please click here

RACGP Early Career GP Conference - 7 & 8 September


RACGP WA New Fellows Committee invites you to a 2-day conference at the Vines Resort. The conference is designed for new Fellows in their first five years since Fellowship, preparing you for what's next.

Date:             Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September 2019
Time:            8.30am - 4.00pm Saturday and 8.30am - 12.30pm Sunday
Venue:         The Novotel Vines Resort & Country Club, Verdelho Drive, The Vines WA 6069
Cost:            $132 (standard registration)
Register:    For more information, please click here
 

Rural Health West Rural Emergency Assessment Clinical Training (REACT) - 14 & 15 September (Broome)


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.

Date:             Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September 2019
Time:            8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:         TBC
Cost:            $2,200.00 (inc GST)
Register:    For more information, please click here
 

Australasian Sexual Health Conference & Australasian HIV&AIDS Joint Conference - 16 to 19 September


The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance seeks to use the Australasian Sexual Health Conference to achieve its purpose of acknowledging and building on the specific expertise of sector partners in our common aims of improving national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia, in supporting and collaborating with close neighbouring countries to achieve these objectives.

The Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference (27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine) is the premier HIV Conference in Australia and the Asia and Pacific region. The annual conference is run by ASHM as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the Australasian HIV sector.

Date:              Monday 16 September to Thursday 19 September, 2019
Time:             7.00am - 5.00pm daily (please click here for program)
Venue:          Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000
Cost:              For information on delegate costs, please click here
Register:      To register please click here
 

Immunisation and Cancer Screening Education sessions - 17 September to 16 October (multiple sessions)

Join WA Primary Health Alliance and its partners for the bi-annual Immunisation and Cancer Screening update for general practice staff.

The sessions are designed to be interactive, and presenters from Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control, WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, and BreastScreen WA will be available to answer questions from attendees. There is no cost for attendance, and participants will receive a certificate of attendance via email after the event. 


To register for any one of the events, please click here, or view the flyer by clicking here.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 17 September 2019 12.00pm - 3.00pm WA Primary Health Alliance
Rooms 6 & 7, 2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale
Wednesday 18 September 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm Connolly Community Centre
5 Glenelg Place, Connolly
Wednesday 9 October 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm Fiona Stanley Hospital
FSH Education Centre, G7 Ground Floor
14 Barry Marshall Place, Murdoch
Thursday 10 October 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre
11 Limosa Close, Stirling
Friday 11 October 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm The Rise
41a Great Northern Highway, Middle Swan
Tuesday 15 October 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club
Secret Harbour Boulevard, Secret Harbour
Wednesday 16 October 2019 9.00am - 12.00pm Frye Park Pavilion
Clifton St, Kelmscott

Rural Psychiatry and Mental Health Forum - 21 September

This forum is part of the WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West Resident Specialist and Procedural GP Education Series.

The one day Rural Psychiatry and Mental Health Forum 2019, will include lectures, interactive discussions and sessions delivered concurrently over the day and facilitated by experienced specialists.  The forum will provide an opportunity to network with fellow colleagues.

Date:              Saturday 21 September, 2019
Time:             TBC
Venue:          DoubleTree by Hilton Perth, 100 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
Cost:              $550.00 forum registration excluding accommodation
Register:      To register please click here
 

AAPM National Conference - 1 to 4 October


The 2019 AAPM National Conference will once again be filled with a range of dynamic and inspirational speakers, workshops and its social events, as well as a celebration of AAPM’s 40th Anniversary! Join AAPM for another exciting conference and celebrate as they acknowledge 40 years of the Australian Association of Practice Management.

Date:             Tuesday 1 October to Friday 4 October 2019
Time:            Please click here for the conference program
Venue:          Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St and Glenelg St, South Brisbane
Cost:             Please see registrations page for delegate costs - early bird registrations available
Register:     To register, please click here
 

Rural Health West Neonatal Emergency Care (NEC) - 17 & 18 October (Esperance)


This Rural Health West CPD workshop provides obstetric teams with the necessary skills to effectively manage problems which may occur during neonatal delivery and postnatal care. Covering neonatal resuscitation, ventilation, chest compression, endotracheal intubation and medications, the workshop also considers ethical questions and how lessons learned can be implemented to improve care in a local setting. Information and teaching is delivered via seminars, case studies, practical hands-on sessions and also mega code scenarios involving the entire resuscitation team.

Date:             Thursday 17 October and Friday 18 October 2019
Time:            8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:          TBC
Cost:             $440.00 (midwives), $660.00 (GPs / GPOs)
Register:     To register, please click here
 

Rotto Ramble - 18 to 20 October


Rotto Ramble is a unique two-day event where participants test their medical skills and knowledge responding to simulated emergency scenarios in an ‘Amazing Race’ style’ on the beaches and tourist hot spots of Rottnest Island. Participants work as a team to diagnose, stabilise and save the lives of the ‘casualties’ under the guidance of specialist emergency physicians from WA’s hospital emergency departments.

Date:             Friday 18 October to Sunday 20 October 2019
Time:            Rottnest Ferry departs 4.30pm Friday
Venue:          Rottnest Island
Cost:             $220.00 per person
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here
 

RMA19 - 23 to 26 October


Rural Medicine Australia (RMA) is the peak national event for rural and remote doctors of Australia. Hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), RMA attracts a diverse and collaborative community of junior doctors, students, educators, academics, and medical practitioners who are passionate about generalist medicine in rural and remote communities.

Date:             Wednesday 23 October to Saturday 26 October 2019
Time:            Please click here for the conference program
Venue:          The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Cost:             Please click here for delegate costs (early bird registrations available until 31 May)
Register:     To register, please click here
 

Rural Health West Psychiatric Emergencies Assessment and Care (PEACe) - 24 October (Broome)


This Rural Health West CPD workshop, facilitated by a team of emergency medicine specialists and psychiatrists, has been designed for medical practitioners who practise in rural and remote settings and are looking to refresh their expertise in mental health diagnosis and treatment.

Date:             Thursday 24 October 2019
Time:            8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:          TBC
Cost:             $150.00
Register:     To register, please click here
 

GP19 - 24 to 26 October

GP19: Your patients Your community Your solutions will see a transition into a full clinical update conference. With an exciting new format delivering dynamic education with a focus on topics that affect GPs in their clinical settings. You will also experience an extensive array of hands-on, interactive and highly engaging sessions with take away skills to implement in your everyday practice.

Date:             Thursday 24 October to Saturday 26 October 2019
Time:            Please click here for the conference program
Venue:          Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost:             Click here for information on delegate costs - early bird registrations available until 1 August
Register:     To register, please click here

Presented by Fiona Stanley Hospital and Diabetes WA in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA. 

Workshops and presentations include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Management in the modern era‚Äč
  • Workshop: Evaluation and practical measures for patients "at risk" of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Workshop: Managing the patient with newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes
  • Workshop: Goals and therapies for the patient with multiple complications and risks
  • Workshop: Foot disease in Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular risk and Type 2 Diabetes

Date:             Saturday 2 November 2019
Time:            8.30am - 4.00pm (registrations from 8.00am)
Venue:          Education Building, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warrn Drive, Murdoch
Cost:             Free (morning tea and lunch provided)
Register:     To register, please click here
RSVP:            By Friday 25 October

This activity has applied for 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points and 30 ACRRM PRDP points.

Rural Health West Emergency Airway Skills Management (EAM) - 15 November (Port Hedland)


This Rural Health West CPD workshop is designed to assist health professionals to develop and practice skills essential in unexpected crises, particularly with problem airways. Delivered in WA Country Health Service facilities, this workshop has a heavy emphasis on teamwork and the organisation of medical emergency teams incorporating presentations, skill stations and scenario-based crises with simulation manikins (SimMan and baby).

Date:             Friday 15 November 2019
Time:            8.00am - 4.00pm
Venue:          TBC
Cost:             Free
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here
 

Rural Health West Obstetric Emergencies (OBS) - 15 November (Albany)


This workshop teaches participants how to effectively manage obstetric cases and emergencies and how to make appropriate decisions.

Date:             Friday 15 November 2019
Time:            8.00am - 4.00pm
Venue:          TBC
Cost:             Free
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here
 

Rural Emergency Assessment Clinical Training (REACT) - 20 & 21 November

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.

Date:             Wednesday 20 November and Thursday 21 November 2019
Time:            8.30am - 5.00pm
Venue:          TBC
Cost:             $2,200.00
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here

Australasian Doctors' Health Conference - 22 & 23 November

The Doctors' Health Advisory Service (DHAS) of Western Australia (WA) has great pleasure in inviting you to join them at the 2019 Australasian Doctors Health Conference (ADHC) in Perth on 22 and 23 November 2019.

These conferences have been held biennially in Australia and New Zealand for nearly 20 years, with 2019 being the first time the event will take place in WA.

The theme is the important topic of “Creating a Healthy Workplace”. This will be relevant to doctors at all stages of their career, from medical students, to doctors in training, to doctors established in their chosen career. A particular focus will be looking at the impact of the work environment on a doctor’s health, be they a solo private practitioner or working in a large tertiary hospital. Issues will include the effect of medical culture on work life balance, bullying and harassment, and physical and mental health problems. The conference will be relevant to all doctors and medical students, and anyone involved in the training or management of doctors.

Date:             Friday 22 November and Saturday 23 November 2019
Time:            9.00am - 5.00pm Friday and 9.00am - 1.00pm Saturday
Venue:          Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 46-54 Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle
Cost:             Please click here for registration costs
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here

The Doctors' Health Advisory Service (DHAS) of Western Australia (WA) has great pleasure in inviting you to join them at the 2019 Australasian Doctors Health Conference (ADHC) in Perth on 22 and 23 November 2019.

These conferences have been held biennially in Australia and New Zealand for nearly 20 years, with 2019 being the first time the event will take place in WA.

The theme is the important topic of “Creating a Healthy Workplace”. This will be relevant to doctors at all stages of their career, from medical students, to doctors in training, to doctors established in their chosen career. A particular focus will be looking at the impact of the work environment on a doctor’s health, be they a solo private practitioner or working in a large tertiary hospital. Issues will include the effect of medical culture on work life balance, bullying and harassment, and physical and mental health problems. The conference will be relevant to all doctors and medical students, and anyone involved in the training or management of doctors.

Date:             Friday 22 November and Saturday 23 November 2019
Time:            9.00am - 5.00pm Friday and 9.00am - 1.00pm Saturday
Venue:          Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 46-54 Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle
Cost:             Please click here for registration costs
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here
 
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