Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Upcoming workshops

Preparing for PIP QI with PEN CS Practice Information Sessions - 18 to 26 June

The new PIP QI is commencing on August 1 2019.

WA Primary Health Alliance invites you to attend our series of sessions designed to provide practices with the opportunity to learn about the new Practice Incentives Payments for Quality Improvement (PIP QI) and how to use PEN CS to support ongoing quality improvement in your practice.

If your practice is using or is interested in having the PENCAT4 data extraction tool installed or would like to know more about the Australian Government's new PIP QI payments then consider attending one of our sessions. Interactive sessions will be available for practices who are new to data sharing and quality improvement and experienced used with an advanced knowledge.

In these sessions we will cover:

  • what we know about PIP QI so far
  • putting together a PIP QI Preparedness Plan
  • what is the PENCAT tool and how can it be used to drive QI in general practice
  • how to get the most out of using the Pen Clinical Audit Tool (PENCAT)
  • interpreting PENCAT data successfully to assist in QI measures within your own practice
  • Q&A open forum PENCAT tips and tricks
To register for any of the sessions, please click here.
 
Face to face sessions
Wednesday 19 June 9.00am - 11.00am Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club
Secret Harbour Boulevard, Secret Harbour
Friday 21 June 9.00am - 11.00am Currambine Community Centre
64 Delamere Ave, Currambine
Monday 24 June 9.00am - 11.00am Helen's Place (Rise Community Network)
41a Great Northern Highway, Middle Swan
Tuesday 25 June 12.00pm - 2.00pm WA Primary Health Alliance
Level 2, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale
 
Webinar sessions
Tuesday 18 June (Advanced) 10.00am - 12.00pm A link will be sent to participants once registered
Tuesday 18 June (Beginner) 2.00pm - 4.00pm A link will be sent to participants once registered
Wednesday 19 June (Advanced) 2.00pm - 4.00pm A link will be sent to participants once registered
Thursday 20 June (Beginner) 1.00pm - 3.00pm A link will be sent to participants once registered
Monday 24 June (Advanced) 2.30pm - 4.30pm A link will be sent to participants once registered
Wednesday 26 June (Beginner) 12.00pm - 2.00pm A link will be sent to participants once registered

Course in Ear and Hearing Health - 21 June

The Course in Ear and Hearing Health aims to provide eligible students specific skills and knowledge to perform ear health examinations, basic point of care hearing evaluations, management strategies and referral processes for further or specialist care in relation to a range of conditions, based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

Date:              Friday 21 June 2019
Time:             8.45am – 4.30pm 
Venue:           Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive Bentley WA 6102
Cost:               $475 per person
Register:       To register please click here

Tourette Syndrome Annual Conference - 22 June

The Course in Ear and Hearing Health aims to provide eligible students specific skills and knowledge to perform ear health examinations, basic point of care hearing evaluations, management strategies and referral processes for further or specialist care in relation to a range of conditions, based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

Date:              Saturday 22 June 2019
Time:             9.30am - 4pm 
Venue:           Centre for Neurological Support, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands WA 6009
Cost:               $45 TSAA Member  $65 Non Member
Register:       To register please click here

South West Health Professionals' Network launch - 26 June

The South West Health Professionals' Network will provide local health, nursing and medical practitioners with a central hub to access education events and resources, local news and an opportunity to network with other health professionals in the South West. 

Date:              Wednesday 26 June 2019
Time:             6.00pm - 7.30pm (please arrive from 5.30pm) 
Venue:           Undalup Room, City of Busselton, 2 Southern Drive, Busselton
Cost:               Free (light refreshments provided)
Register:      Please RSVP by 21 June by emailing bonniea@gpdownsouth.com.au or calling 08 9754 3662

Antenatal Risk Questionnaire training - 27 June and 29 June

St John of God Raphael Services is inviting midwives, practice nurses, GPs and obstetricians to attend free workshops, led by Professor Marie-Paule Austin, to understand and apply the psychosocial risk assessment using and scoring the Antenatal Risk Questionnaire (ANRQ).

This training will enable health professionals to identify circumstances that affect a woman’s mental health and reduce the potential negative impact on infants and families.

There are two training workshops, one tailored for midwives and practice nurses, the other for GPs and obstetricians.

Date:              Thursday 27 June (midwives and practice nurses) and 29 June (GPs and obstetricians)
Time:             2.00pm - 4.45pm (27 June) and 9.00 - 11.30am (29 June)
Venue:           University Club of WA, Entrance No 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009
Cost:               Free (light refreshments provided)
Register:       To register please click here

Aboriginal Health Conference - 6 & 7 July

The 2019 Aboriginal Health Conference Kids on Country, will emphasise the importance of children and youth in Aboriginal communities and provide a forum to exchange ideas on the key issues relating to the health of Aboriginal children.

To continue to aim for health equity for Aboriginal children and communities, health professionals need an enhanced understanding of culturally competent care and the links between the environment and the health of Aboriginal children. 

The presentations and workshops at this conference will cover aspects of clinical care, research, community programs, emerging health issues and social determinants of health. The conference will also identify strategies to support the role of traditional interactions in Aboriginal communities.

Date:              Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July 2019
Time:             9.00am – 5.30pm (registrations from 8.30am)
Venue:          Parmelia Hilton Perth, 14 Mill St Perth WA 6000
Cost:              Please click here for more information, including costs and early bird discounts
Register:      To register please click here

Advanced Life Support (ALS) – 13 July

Run and accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, this one-day Advanced Life Support (ALS) course was developed to meet the needs of general practitioners in the management of common emergencies in rural practice. The course incorporates key aspects of Advanced Life Support skills in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

The course is conducted by expert instructors experienced in rural general practice. 

Date:              Saturday 13 July 2019
Time:             TBC
Venue:           Mercure Perth, Irwin St Perth WA 6000
Cost:               $1,395 (ACRRM members), $1,545 (non-members)
Register:       To register please click here

Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training - 14 July

Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT) is a one-day workshop designed to equip non-obstetric practitioners with vital emergency obstetric skills.

REOT is relevant to any type of doctor, in any location. This course covers normal birthing procedures as well as common birthing emergencies. It will boost your skills and confidence when dealing with third trimester emergencies.

Date:              Sunday 14 July 2019
Time:             TBC
Venue:           Mercure Perth, Irwin St Perth WA 6000
Cost:               $1,695 (ACRRM members), $1,865 (non-members)
Register:       To register please click here

Type 1 Diabetes Education Event - 16 July

You are invited to the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre for an update on the latest information regarding the management of Type 1 Diabetes along with the opportunity to tour the facilities available to your patients and their families. 

Find out more about

  • new technologies
  • updates on current research
  • Hypoglycaemia prevention strategies
  • dietary strategies
  • sick day diabetes management

Date:              Tuesday 16 July 2019
Time:             6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue:           Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost:               Free
Register:       To register please click here, or download the flyer by clicking here.

This event has been allocated 4 Category 2 points for the RACGP QI&CPD Program.

GPCE Perth - 27 & 28 July

The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) in Perth is WA's leading CPD event for primary care, and is recognised as one of the most important CPD events on the general practice calendar. GPCE welcomes over 300 healthcare professionals to meet, update knowledge, earn CPD points, and see the latest innovations specific to primary care.

THE GPCE 2019 program has been designed to suit the changing needs of all primary care professionals, with high quality CPD content in four categories.

Practice
These sessions will allow you to update and refresh knowledge, get the latest clinical education, earn CPD points and gain confidence, whilst focusing on practical, simple, useful tips and takeaways.
Business
If your focus for 2019 is improving your business, these sessions will cover the foundations of practice, profitability, team, risk, reputation, systems, operations and more!
Life
Turning the stethoscope round to you! If 2018 has taken the stuffing out of you, these sessions will focus on personal health and well-being, work-life balance, time management, communication skills and more.
Curiosity
Feed your curiosity and learn more about what's new now and what's coming. Covering technology, research, and what others are doing, these sessions and guaranteed to inspire.

Date:              Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, 2019
Time:             8.15am - 4.45pm (education sessions)
Venue:          Crown Perth Convention Centre, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA 6100
Cost:               Please click here for delegate admission costs (early bird rates available until Friday 14 June)
Register:      To register please click here

Better Questions Workshop – 8 August

Do you want to make a bigger difference in people's lives by enabling them to manage their own health, wellbeing and lifestyle choices? The Better Questions workshop offers highly effective communication strategies and practical tips that will enable you to enhance your communication skills and professional practice.

Date:              Thursday 8 August 2019
Time:             9.00am - 3.30pm
Venue:           The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat WA 6014
Cost:               $330 per person
Register:       To register please click here to download the flyer and complete the registration form

GP Education Event: 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.

This event will focus on some areas of healthcare where a collaborative, shared approach between hospital clinicians and GPs will improve patient outcomes.

Presentations will be brief, interactive and case-based.

Final details are still being confirmed, but topics are anticipated to include mental health and other chronic diseases.


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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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:     Registrations open shortly
 

ARMED Annual Review of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes - 2 November


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​
  • 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.
 
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We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to Elders both past and present.