Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Upcoming workshops

RACGP CPR for GPs - multiple dates between October 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.

Immunisation and Cancer Screening Education sessions - 15 & 16 October

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 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 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

TADPole: the "heartsink" consultation - 19 October

Patients with multiple physical, mental, alcohol and other drug issues often face many challenges. Health practitioners may experience “heartsink” in trying to respond to these difficult problems.

This interactive session will include a conversation about the patient and health practitioner experience and expectations, resources and an approach to managing complex issues within time and resource constraints.

Date:               Saturday 19 October 2019
Time:              Registration 8.30am, 9.00am – 12.00pm
Venue:            Tompkins on Swan, Cnr Dunkley Ave & Canning Hwy, Alfred Cove WA 6154
Cost:                Free
Register:        For more information, please click here
 

TADPole: Chronic pain management webinar - 21 October

The chronic pain management webinar aims to effectively explain the concepts underlying the experience of chronic pain to patients, describe a safe approach to chronic pain management which involves non-pharmacological and pharmacological means, and identify on-line resources which are available to assist patients in managing chronic pain.

Date:               Saturday 21 October 2019
Time:              7.30pm – 8.30pm (presentation and interactive case discussion)
                           8.30pm – 9.00pm (Q&A)
Venue:            Online
Cost:                Free
Register:       To register and for more information, please click here

Course in Tympanometry - 22 October

The Course in Tympanometry is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and / or Torre Strait Islander health to undertake tympanometric screening and tympanometry.

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

Date:             Tuesday 22 October 2019
Time:            8.45am - 4.30pm
Venue:          Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley WA 6102
Cost:             Free
Register:     To register, please click here (you will need to create a Benchmarque account if you do not already have one)

RMA19 - 23 to 26 October (Gold Coast)

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

Course in Tympanometry - 24 October (Bunbury)

The Course in Tympanometry is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and / or Torre Strait Islander health to undertake tympanometric screening and tympanometry.

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

Date:             Thursday 24 October 2019
Time:            8.45am - 4.30pm
Venue:         Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort, Lot 100 Old Coast Rd, Bunbury WA 6230
Cost:             Free
Register:     To register, please click here (you will need to create a Benchmarque account if you do not already have one)​

TADPole: Chronic pain management webinar - 24 October

The chronic pain management webinar aims to effectively explain the concepts underlying the experience of chronic pain to patients, describe a safe approach to chronic pain management which involves non-pharmacological and pharmacological means, and identify on-line resources which are available to assist patients in managing chronic pain.

Date:               Thursday 24 October 2019
Time:              7.30am – 8.30am (presentation and interactive case discussion)
                           8.30am – 9.00am (Q&A)
Venue:            Online
Cost:                Free
Register:       To register and for more information, 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 (Adelaide)


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
 

The Advance Project GP & Practice Team education event - 26 October

WA Primary Health Alliance is working with Hammond Care to support WA general practices to implement a team-based approach to initiating advance care planning and palliative care into everyday clinical practice.

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

Date:              Saturday 26 October 2019
Time:             8.30am - 12.00pm
Venue:          Greenwood Hotel Function Room, 349 Warwick Rd, Greenwood WA 6024
Cost:              Free (light meal provided)
Register:     To register please click here

Wound Care - 1 November (Kalgoorlie)


Presented by Rural Health West, workshop participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of clinical governance in wound management inclusive of scope of practice, policy, evidence-based practice, inter-professional practice and consumer engagement.

The workshop content includes:

  • Clinical Governance in Wound Management
  • Dressing Product Workshop
  • Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement
  • Wound Assessment
  • Overview of Common Wound Types; including Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Skin Tears and Skin Ulcers
Date:              Friday 1 November 2019
Time:             8..00am - 5.00pm
Venue:          TBC
Cost:              $350.00
Register:     To register please click here
 

TADPole: Parents / family concerned about a young person's alcohol and other drug use - 2 November

At the completion of this event, to assist concerned parents and/or family members, practice nurses will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of alcohol and other drug use.
  • Discuss reasons why young people might use alcohol or other drugs.
  • Explain the characteristics of problematic alcohol and other drug use.
  • Support parents to understand what they can and can’t do to help their child who may be experiencing alcohol or other drug-use problems.
  • Identify State and local alcohol and other drug support services and resources available.
This event is for practice nurses.

Date:               Saturday 2 November 2019
Time:              8.30am - 12.00pm
Venue:            International on the Water Hotel, 1 Epsom Ave, Ascot WA 6104
Cost:                Free
Register:       For more information, please click here
 

Annual Review of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes (ARMED) - 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.

NDIS Toolkit: A useful resource for service providers - 7 November (Geraldton)


Presented by Brightwater, this workshop will walk service providers through the NDIS toolkit that guides people with complex support needs through the NDIS access and preplanning processes. The NDIS toolkit also is a resource for service providers.

This interactive workshop will demonstrate the use of the toolkit to help providers understand their role and how to assist people to make Access Requests and develop NDIS plans that provide appropriate supports to reflect an individual's needs and goals.

The workshop is suitable for disability service providers, health professionals and other human service providers.

Date:             Thursday 7 November 2019
Time:            9.30am - 10.30am 
Venue:          Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Terrace, Geraldton
Cost:             Free 
Register:     To register, please click here
 

Rockingham General Hospital GP Education Event: Linking Primary to Tertiary Care - 9 November

Presented by Rockingham Peel Group and Rockingham General Hospital in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA.

Education sessions include: 

  • Syphilis and STIs by Dr Louis Marshall
  • Allied health & NDIS by Belinda Whitworth & Mark Burrows
  • Aged Care Transition by Deb Jones
  • Dementia by Dr Nisha Antony
  • Menorrhagia & Urinary Incontinence by Dr Yadav Yogender
  • Endocrinology by Dr Krish Chikkaveerappa
  • Paediatric ADHD by Dr Colin Derrick
  • Speed networking session with your local service providers

Date:             Saturday 9 November 2019
Time:            8.30am - 3.30pm (registrations from 8.00am)
Venue:         Rockingham General Hospital, Education Centre Lecture Theatre, Elanora Dr, Cooloongup 
Cost:             Education session free (morning tea and lunch is provided)
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here

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

Have you completed your CPR requirements for the 2017-19 triennium?
Join us at the end of the education day for the RACGP cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course for GPs. This provides participants with topical emergency presentations and recent changes in emergency practice.

This course is delivered by St John Ambulance in accordance with the current guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and covers all aspects of resuscitation and basic life support. This course is open to GPs and practice staff.

Time:            3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Cost:             $99 for RACGP members, $121 for non-members
Register:     To register and for more information, please click here

This activity has 5 Category 2 QI&CPD points with RACGP.

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

TADPole: RACGP Cat 1 event - 16 November


This workshop will cover off three activities in one day:
  • Challenging attitudes and common issues encountered in general practice
  • Enhanced understanding of specific drugs and comorbid conditions with a special focus on pain
  • Motivational interviewing and brief intervention
This event is for GPs and practice nurses.

Date:               Saturday 16 November 2019
Time:              9.00am – 5.00pm (registrations from 8.30am)
Venue:            Mandoon Estate, 10 Harris Rd, Caversham WA 6055
Cost:                Free
Register:       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

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