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  

Immunisation Education Sessions (3 April - 4 May)

The Immunisation Education Sessions will be presented by Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control and WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA). These sessions will cover influenza update, antenatal vaccination, cold chain management, interpretation of AIR reports and one catch up scenario. 

These will be interactive sessions with 30 minutes of open question time, so please bring along any tricky questions you might have. Please note that these sessions do not replace the yearly immunisation update, you can complete this here.

Date Time Venue
Tuesday, 3 April 2018 12.00pm - 2.00pm Currambine Community Centre, Currambine
Wednesday, 4 April 2018 12.00pm - 2.00pm WAPHA, Room 6 & 7, Rivervale
Thursday, 5 April 2018 12.00pm - 2.00pm Stirlng Community Centre (Charles Riley), North Beach
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12.00pm - 2.00pm Harrisdale Pavilion, Harrisdale 
Thursday, 12 April 2018 12.00pm - 2.00pm Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club, Secret Harbour
Friday, 4 May 2018  12.00pm - 2.00pm The Rise, Middle Swan 

Cost: Free
Register: To register please click here


Mandurah and Surrounding Areas Networking (17 April)

Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) will be running a casual open discussion forum that offers a great opportunity to network with like-minded practice managers and discuss any management issues/concerns you may be experiencing. People involved in practice management and non-members of AAPM are welcome to join. 

Hosted by Raelene Tully. 

Date:                    Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Time:                    6.30pm - 8.00pm 
Venue:                 Ravenswood Hotel, 65 Lloyd Ave, Ravenswood WA 6208
Cost:                     Complimentary registration, food and beverage at own cost 

Closing registration date Thursday, 12 April 2018. For more information and to register please visit here

Dementia in General Practice (21 April)

This active training module (ALM) by Dementia Training Australia provides you with the opportunity to gain insight into how you can be assisted with best practice identification and management of dementia in general practice. 

Date:                    Saturday, 21 April 2018 
Time:                    9.00am - 5.00pm (8.30am - Registration)  
Venue:                 Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Cost:                     Free

For more information and to register please visit here.  

Beyond the Stethoscope (27 April)

Health Consumers' Council (HCC) is partnering with Child and Adolescent Health Service and the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) to host a Patient Experience Week Breakfast. This is a free event to bring together clinician, health professionals, consumers, carers and community to hear from Lucy Maye, the author of Beyond the Stethoscope. Beyond the Stethoscope is for doctors, patients and for those who work in or have an interest in healthcare.

Date:                    Friday, 27 April 2018 
Time:                    7.00am - 9.00am 
Venue:                 The Platform, Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000
Cost:                     Free

To register, please visit the following website

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. 

Benchmarque Education Sessions (2 May - 31 May)

Benchmarque will be running a couple of education sessions in May which includes Foot Health Assessment Program, Otitis Media Management Program, Chronic Disease Support Program and Nutrition Support Program. 

Event title Venue Date Time
Foot Health Assessment Program Waterhall Meeting Room, 9 Waterhall Road,
South Guildford 6055
2 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm
Otitis Media Management Program Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine 6028  9 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm
Chronic Disease Support Program Tuart Hill Community Centre, 164 Cape Street
Tuart Hill 6060
10 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm
Nutrition Support Program Heathcote Cultural Precinct 
58/60 Duncraig Road, Perth 6153
16 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm
Otitis Media Management Program Centenary Park Community Centre, 105 Daly Street, Belmont 6104 17 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm
Chronic Disease Support Program Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club, Secret Harbour Blvd, Secret Harbour 6173 22 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm
Nutrition Support Program Frye Park Pavillion, Main Hall, Clifton Street
Kelmscott 6111
23 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm
Foot Health Assessment Program Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club, Secret Harbour Blvd, Secret Harbour 6173 31 May 2018 8.45am - 4.30pm 

Cost: Free. Registration essential - please click on event title link for more information on each course. 

APNA National Conference: Nurseforce for the Future (10 - 12 May)

Developed by nurses for nurses, the relevant and lively Conference Program promises to deliver invaluable education, inspiration and opportunities to share ideas and connect with peers and experts from across the country.  Featuring leading speakers, exploring pertinent areas of clinical practice and professional development, all participants will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.
Here’s a quick snapshot of the event:

  • Two day Conference Program with the option for three days if you add practical training pre-conference half day Workshops (a handful of which are *free* or heavily subsidised at just $55 for a half day workshop).
  • Diverse speakers offering interactive learning, relatable experiences and a wealth of knowledge across topics that matter to nurses: Nurse Clinics, Respiratory Health, Wound Care, Immunisation, CDM, Scope of Practice, Weight Management, Quality Improvement, Health Promotion, Change Management, Heart Health, Care Plans, Health Care Homes, Professional Development at all career stages, Advance Care Planning and so much more: Conference Program attached.
  • Over 20 hours of continuing professional development hours – set yourself up for the year by giving your annual requirement for nurse registration a massive boost in one amazing hit!
  • 55 exhibiting organisations (with more to sign up!) sharing cutting edge resources for nurses: check out the Sponsorship line-up so far.
  • Social Events including Meet & Greet Welcome Drinks and a fancy and frivolous night out on the Brisbane River waterfront with fellow Nurseforce Superheroes!
  • 500+ nurses to build relationships locally and Australia-wide: here’s a clip capturing some APNA conference fun.

Earlybird discounts close on 9 April – register now to save!  Spots for some sessions and social events are limited, so secure your place ASAP by completing and returning the Registration Form.

Date:                    Thursday, 10 May - Saturday, 12 May 2018 
Time:                    9.00am - 5.00pm 
Venue:                 Mantra South Bank Brisbane 
Cost:                     $749 for APNA members, $949 for non-members 

Please view here for more information or email conference@apna.asn.au 

Hepatitis C Nursing: Advanced Nursing Management & Treatment (11 - 12 May)

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) is hosting this free 2-day workshop. Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring improved health outcomes for people with Hepatitis C, through informed clinical management and support of individuals and families. This 2-day face-to-face course is designed to provide nurses with advanced practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis C nursing. For more information, see flyer here.

Date:                    Friday, 11 May - Saturday, 12 May 2018 
Time:                    Day 1, 8.30am - 5.00pm / Day 2, 8.30am - 3.00pm 
Venue:                 Fraser Suites, 10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth 6004
Cost:                     Free

Registration closes Thursday, 26 April 2018. Please register here: http://www.ashm.org.au/training  

Course in Ear and Hearing Health (15 May)

 The Benchmarque Group course in Ear and Hearing Health aims to provide eligible students with specific skills and knowledge to perform ear health examinations and provide basic point of care hearing evaluations. Specialist skills include point of care hearing assessment, otoscopy and wax removal. 

Date:               Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Time:               8.45am – 4.30pm
Venue:            VisAbility WA, The Perron Centre, 61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park WA
Cost:                $475

To register, please visit the following website.       

Course in Wound Closure and Suturing (17 - 18 May)

The course in Wound Closure and Suturing by The Benchmarque Group is designed to develop the knowledge and skills reqiured for nurses, general practitioners and relevant allied healthcare workers to safely assess the need for and to perform wound closure in a variety of settings. 

Date:               Thursday, 17 May – Friday, 18 May 2018
Time:               8.45am – 4.30pm
Venue:            VisAbility WA, The Perron Centre, 61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park WA
Cost:                $1245

To register, please visit the following website.     

Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshop (8 - 9 June)

Are you in the first few months or first few years of working in general practice, or looking for a refresher on best practice in that setting? The ever-popular Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshop is for you. With an engaging program that covers seven essential topics, our speakers are eager to educate you, and answer all your questions.

Date:               Friday, 8 June - Saturday, 9 June 2018 
Time:               8.45am – 5.00pm 
Venue:            Cliftons Perth - Parmelia House, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000 
Cost:                $350 for APNA members; $450 for non-members 

For information on what we cover in our Foundations workshops, please click here.

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