Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Providers of clinical and non-clinical general practice based education are invited to promote their events on this page.

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Upcoming workshops

Diabetes WA – Diabetes Education Workshops (DESMOND) for Patients (January to March)

Diabetes WA are hosting the SMART series and DESMOND workshops throughout October to December. The SMART programs are a range of short group education sessions designed to help better manage patient’s type 2 diabetes. The DESMOND workshops are full day courses designed to give people an overview on how to self-manage their type 2 diabetes.

Date: Throughout January to March 2018
Cost: Free for NDSS Registrants and Diabetes WA members.

For more information call 1300 001 880 or visit Diabetes WA 

GP Urology Masterclass (17 February)

Presented by Perth Urology Clinic, this masterclass will provide:
  • A review of essential principles
  • State of the art updates
  • Specialist Q & A
  • Live DaVinci robot demonstration
Date: Saturday, 17th February 2018
Time:  8.30 Registration to 4.30pm with post event drinks
Venue: University of Western Australia (UWA) Club, Hackett Drive, Crawley

Category 1 General Practice QI & CPD points will apply.

To register, or for more information, contact Angela Whittington on 1800 487 656 or email angela@perthurologyclinic.com.au 

Supporting Older People Transitioning between the Hospital and Community (22 February)

The Aged Care Department at Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) and WAPHA have partnered to bring you a workshop that focuses on supporting frail older people as they transition between hospital services and primary care.

Central to the workshop will be a discussion about the new Aged Care Transition and Liaison Service (ACTaLN) and how it can support older patients who are identified as at risk of 'failed discharge', poor health and social outcomes, prolonged hospital stay and readmission. 

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018 
Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm 
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Rockingham General Hospital, Elanora Dr, Cooloongup WA 6168 

For more information and to register, please visit here.

Breaking Point: Ice & Methamphetamine Conference (8 - 9 March)

Ice and methamphetamine have become significant drugs of concern for nurses and other health professionals. Attend this highly evaluated conference to be informed about the evidence and the facts underpinning these drugs.  

Date: Thursday, 8 March - Friday, 9 March 2018  
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Cost: $462 for one day or $715 for both days 
Venue: Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, 778-788 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000

Earn 11 hours of CPD (certificate awarded). To book online visit Ausmed Education

GP Education Event (10 March)

A collaborative and interactive learning event, generating information exchange and shared experience between GPs and Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) specialists. Presented by South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) and FSH in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and Health Pathways WA. This activity has 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points. 

Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018
Time: (8.00am registration) 8.30am - 3.30pm 
Venue: Fiona Stanley Hospital, Education Building, 11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch 6150

To register please view here. For more information please view flyer or  contact the HealthPathways WA team at healthpathways@wapha.org.au or 0439 283 894.

Free Lung Cancer Update Education Session (13 March)

This is a free education session that will provide an informative and relevant update for GPs on lung cancer, with presentations from specialists on a range of topics. Keynote speakers include Dr Annette McWilliams (Head of Service, Respiratory Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital), Dr Fraser Brims (Consultant Physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital), and Dr Tim Clay (Medical Oncologist).

Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm (Registrations and refreshments from 6.00pm. Presentations commence at 6.30pm) 
Venue: The Bendat Parent & Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley WA 6014

RACGP QI & CPD Category 2 (4 points) apply. For more information contact GP@cancerwa.asn.au 

Speed date your WAPHA service providers (14 March)

Attend an interactive evening to learn about the newly commissioned WAPHA services in Mandurah and Rockingham. Meet service providers face to face to discuss what they can offer your patients. Hosted by Marcus Tan and Richard Choong. 

Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 
Time: (5.30pm arrival) 6.00pm - 8.30pm 
Venue: Mandurah Quay Resort, 40 Marina Quay Drive, Erskine 6210 

Canapes and drinks provided. Please RSVP Bethany Goodall by 7th March 2018  at bethany.goodall@wapha.org.au or 0459 883 533

Practice Manager Networking Session: RACGP Standards for General practices 5th edition (21 - 22 March)

The following Practice Manager Networking Sessions will discuss the changes to the RACGP Standards, the implication of the changes, and how to meet them in your general practice. Presented by Dr Michael Civil, formerly Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee - Standards for General Practices. 

Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Time: 9.00am - 11.00am 
Cost: Free
Venue: WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), Room 6 & 7, 7 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale 6103

Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine 6028

Date:Thursday, 22 March 2018
Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club, Secret Harbour Boulevard, Secret Harbour 6173

Registration is 15 minutes prior to the start time of the presentation. To register, please visit here.

Rural Health West Annual Conference 2018 (24 - 25 March)

Breaking down the barriers in the bush - mental healthcare for our rural communities is an opportunity for rural medical and health practitioners to hear from mental health leaders and advocates about the latest services and treatments, share their personal insights, and enhcance their skills and abilities to successfully care for patients with mental health issues. 

Date: Saturday, 24 March - Sunday, 25 March 2018
Time: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Cost: $600 (general practitioners and specialists), $500 (registrars), $250 (students) and $600 (others). Please note early bird prices until 10 March 2018.
Venue: 99 Adelaide Terrace, Hyatt Regency Perth 6000

To register, please view here. For more information contact 6389 4500 or email events@ruralhealthwest.com.au 

New Manager Webinar Series: 6 Webinars in 6 Weeks! (2 February - 29 March)

Six webinars aimed to provide those new to the role of manager or team leader in 2018, or those looking to refresh their management skills, with a rapid induction of useful information and behavious to achieve success in their new role. Presented by popular speakers David Wenban and David Strangward. 

New Manager 
Date: Friday, 2 February 2018
Time: 11.00am 

Position Descriptions
Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Time: 1.00pm

Policy & Procedures 
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018 
Time: 1.00pm

Time Management 
Date: Thursday, 1 March 2018
Time: 11.00am

Giving & Receiving Feedback 
Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 
Time: 11.00am 

Performance Appraisals 
Date: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Time: 1.00pm

Cost: $400 (non-members); $200 (members)
Venue: Online

For more information and to book your webinar sessions please visit here.
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