Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Featured Upcoming Events & Training

Multiple Dates - Free GP online training sessions – depression management and suicide prevention

Free GP online training sessions – depression management and suicide prevention

Presented by Black Dog Institute
Multiple Dates & Times

Please make your GPs and GP registrars aware that they can attend free online training sessions throughout the 2024 calendar year with a choice of target topics including:

  • Talking About Suicide in General Practice
  • Dealing with Depression
  • Dealing with Depression in Rural Australia
  • Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention

 CPD hours are available for the online training sessions.
 
For more information, dates and registration links, visit WAPHA’s suicide prevention webpage.

Multiple Dates - Free suicide prevention training workshops for general practice

Free suicide prevention training workshops for general practice

Presented by Wesley LifeForce
Multiple Dates & Times

General practice staff can attend free suicide prevention training workshops in Armadale, Bunbury, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Manjimup and Midland. The training workshops are delivered by Wesley LifeForce and supported by WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).
 
For further information or to register for an upcoming workshop, visit WAPHA’s suicide prevention webpage.

 

May - Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST) – May training dates

Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST) – May training dates 

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
Multiple Dates & Times

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is providing GPs in WA with paid online Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST) training, designed to help practitioners and clinicians recommend the most appropriate level of care for a person seeking mental health support.
 
GPs and GP registrars who attend the two workshops in the one online session will be remunerated $300 and CPD hours are available.
 
May IAR-DST training dates:

 To find out more, view the flyer here or the WAPHA IAR-DST webpage.

Multiple Dates - HealthPathways WA Live Demonstration

HealthPathways WA Live Demonstration

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
Multiple Dates & Times

In 2024, the HealthPathways WA team will run three live demonstrations facilitated online by a GP Clinical Editor. These sessions will demonstrate how to integrate HealthPathways into your clinical practice and maximise user experience. Learn key functionalities of the portal and how to access condition specific tools and resources, Referral Access Criteria (RAC) (where available), GPbook Specialist Directory and specialist regional rosters.
 
Sessions have been approved for 1 CPD Educational Hour with the RACGP and will be held online on the following dates: 

Open to all health professionals registered to practice in WA as well as general practice staff. For more information or to register, please refer the event flyer.

29 May - Healthy Weight Masterclass webinar – Supporting children and families living with a higher weight

Healthy Weight Masterclass webinar – Supporting children and families living with a higher weight

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
29 May 2024 (6pm to 7:30pm AWST)

The fifth instalment of WA Primary Health Alliance’s Healthy Weight Masterclass webinar series will focus on supporting children and families living with a higher weight.

As a result of this webinar, attendees should have:

  • Improved understanding, confidence and skills in paediatric weight management and the impact of weight stigma on children and adolescents.
  • The ability to identify and recommend patient-centred, evidence-based lifestyle and dietary changes to manage patients’ health and improve outcomes.

Find out more and register today.

15 June - Peel Health Forum – Mandurah

Peel Health Forum – Mandurah

Presented by Rural Health West
15 June 2024 (8.30am to 4.30pm AWST)

For the second year, the one day Peel Health Forum provides an opportunity to update your skills and knowledge while networking with other Peel primary care health professionals. 

Delivered by experts in their fields, including local health professionals, interactive discussions and case studies will fill the program. Soon to be released, the program will include the following and more:

  • E-cigs and vaping – the health impacts
  • Paediatrics 
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying update 
  • Delivering a contemporary community eating disorder service
  • Cardiology
  • 10 Myths and facts about back pain

Eligibility

We welcome all primary care health professionals particularly those practicing in the Peel Region. 

Learn more here and register

18 June - Healthy Weight South West workshop – Beyond the scales, supporting healthy weight management

Healthy Weight South West workshop – Beyond the scales, supporting healthy weight management

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
18 June 2024 (6pm to 8:30pm AWST)

The South West Healthy Weight ‘Beyond the scales’ workshop will provide information about the programs, strategies, training and resources available to GPs and health care professionals that can support healthy lifestyle changes with their clients.
 
As a result of this workshop, attendees should be able to:

  • Summarise how to apply evidence-based lifestyle medicine principles for healthy weight management.
  • Explain how to use shared medical appointments in general practice.
  • Recognise SHAPE as an online training and resources platform for GPs and health professionals.
  • Identify locally available programs, services and resources.

Find out more and register today.

Upcoming workshops & webinars

April 2024

Immunisation Coalition Influenza Update 2024
Presented by Immunisation Coalition
3 April

BreastScreen WA visit to Kalbarri
Presented by BreastScreen WA
10 April to 24 April

Managing Difficult Employment Situations
Presented by AAPM
11 April

BreastScreen WA visit to Bullsbrook
Presented by BreastScreen WA
15 April to 29 April

CPR for GPs
Presented by RACGP
16 April

WA Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course
Presented by ASHM
16 April, 23 April & 30 April

Influenza, COVID-19 and RSV webinar series (Webinar 1)
Presented by Immunisation Coalition
17 April

BreastScreen WA visit to Northhampton
Presented by BreastScreen WA
24 April to 7 May

Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine course commencing in April
Presented by Skin Cancer College Australasia
26 April

So, you think organ donation has nothing to do with general practice ... Think again
Presented by Tonic Media Network
29 April

May 2024

2024 Immunisation Professional Development Conference (Sydney)
Presented by Benchmarque Group
1 May to 2 May

BreastScreen WA visit to Broome
Presented by BreastScreen WA
1 May to 23 May

BreastScreen WA visit to Waroona
Presented by BreastScreen WA
1 May to 17 May

Preventing Liver Cancer - Test and Cure Hepatitis C (online)
Presented by ASHM
7 May

BreastScreen WA visit to Geraldton
Presented by BreastScreen WA
8 May to 11 November

Detecting and Diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care
Presented by the Kidney Health Australia
9 May 

Nurse & Midwife Education Session (Fremantle)
Presented by Fremantle Women's Health Centre
13 May 2024 

COVID-19 Update Webinar
Presented by Immunisation Coalition
14 May

Clinicial Yarning for Injury Prevention webinar
Presented by Injury Matters
14 May

Unfair Dismissal
Presented by AAPM
​15 May

Share by Default – The Mandate that Could be the Beginning of a New Era
Presented by AAPM
​15 May

BreastScreen WA visit to Yarloop
Presented by BreastScreen WA
20 May to 21 May

WA Hepatitis B for Nurses and Midwives
Presented by ASHM
21 May & 23 May

Influenza, COVID-19 and RSV webinar series - webinar 2
Presented by Immunisation Coalition
22 May 

Digital Health Q&A
Presented by RACGP
22 May

Breast cancer update for general practice
Presented by Cancer Council WA
22 May

Allergies in infants under 6 months - free webinar
Presented by The National Allergy Council and Connecting the Dots
23 May

BreastScreen WA visit to Armadale
Presented by BreastScreen WA
23 May to 23 August

2024 Suicide Prevention Summit
Presented by Mental Health Academy
24 May to 26 May

Straight Talk on Behavioural Issues in Dementia
Presented by Tonic Media
28 May

Budget planning for your nurse-led service
Presented by APNA
29 May

Viral Hepatitis and Preventing Liver Cancer (Bentley)
Presented by ASHM
30 May

SiREN Symposium 2024
Presented by WA Secual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network
30 May & 31 May

June 2024

Understanding Self-Harm
Presented by WAAMH
4 June

BreastScreen WA visit to Three Springs
Presented by BreastScreen WA
5 June to 12 June

Peel Wound Care workshop (Mandurah)
Presented by Rural Health West
7 June

Unintended Pregnancy Counselling Training
Presented by SHQ
11 June to 12 June

BreastScreen WA visit to Dongara
Presented by BreastScreen WA
13 June to 9 July

IUD Theory Training
Presented by SHQ
13 June

8th Annual Immunisation Forum
Presented by Immunisation Coalition
14 June

FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors
Presented by SHQ
17 June to 21 June

Course in Ear Wax Removal (Microsuction)
Presented by Benchmarque Group
24 June or 25 June
 

July 2024

August 2024

Aboriginal Health Conference 2024
Presented by Rural Health West
10 August & 11 August

MyMedicare webinars

RACGP MyMedicare webinar #3

RACGP - MyMedicare webinar #3

Presented by RACGP
Monday 9 October 2023 (7pm - 8.30pm AEDT)

The third in a series of webinars developed and delivered by the RACGP in partnership with the NSW/ACT PHNs, this webinar will focus on the MyMedicare initiative from the important perspective of consumers, including consumer considerations for MyMedicare, consumer registration, how practices can support consumers, and feedback received to date.

Learning outcomes:

Participants will have an understanding of the consumer registration process for MyMedicare, together with consumer considerations and perspectives.

Speakers will include:

  • Elizabeth Deveny, Consumer Health Forum
  • Gary Smith, PHN Representative
  • Kim Weeks, Practice Manager
  • Services Australia
  • DoHAC

Facilitator:  Professor Charlotte Hespe - RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty Chair

Register now

WAPHA - Primary Health Care Reform and MyMedicare

Primary Health Care Reform and MyMedicare

Watch the WA Primary Health Alliance webinar with Dr Wally Jammal on demand
34 minutes content and 11 minutes of Q&A
Recorded 11 August 2023

Dr Wally Jammal shared his insights into the Government's primary care reform agenda with topics including:

  • Primary care reform and what it means for you, your practice and your patients.
  • MyMedicare and voluntary patient registration with confidence.
  • Question and answer session.

WATCH RECORDING NOW

RACGP - MyMedicare First steps: What is it, What do I need to know?

RACGP - MyMedicare: First steps: What is it, What do I need to know? 

Includes a broad overview of MyMedicare, goals of MyMedicare and Q&A.

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care - MyMedicare

Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care webinars for more policy context surrounding the MyMedicare program: Webinar provides information on the MyMedicare practice and patient registration processes in preparation for patient registration from 1 October 2023.

Past Webinar Recordings

Immunisation Cold Chain Management - webinar recording

Immunisation Cold Chain Management  - webinar recording available

The Immunisation team at WA Primary Health Alliance presented this webinar on Thursday 15 February 2024 on cold chain management, which gave an update on practical information needed for vaccine storage and management.
 
The following topics were covered: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the strive for five guidelines.
  • Understanding of cold chain management processes and requirements.
  • Correct procedures of vaccination storage.

View the recording here

Immunisation: Overseas Vaccinations and Catch ups - webinar recording

Immunisation: Overseas Vaccinations and Catch ups webinar recording

WA Primary Health Alliance hosted and present this third webinar in the series with Michele Cusack from Services Australia on Thursday 30 November 2023.
 
Following on from the successful Back to Basics and Encounters and Reports webinars, this webinar is aimed at Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners,  and highlights the following:

  • Overseas Vaccination records
  • Catch up plans
  • And encounter recording in AIR 

View the recording here

Immunisation: AIR Encounters and Reporting - webinar recording

Immunisation: AIR Encounters and Reporting webinar recording

On August 31, WA Primary Health Alliance hosted the second Immunisation webinar – AIR Encounters and Reporting.

Michele Cusack from Services Australia, returned to present real time simulations on recording encounters in AIR and then how to access, download and utilise the 10A (overdue vaccination) report, and the 42A (Overdue Covid Vaccination) report.

Access the recording for the second webinar in the series here.

Immunisation – Back to Basics Webinar - webinar recording

Immunisation – Back to Basics Webinar

Hosted by WA Primary Health Alliance with guest speaker Michele Cusack from Services Australia this webinar is aimed at Practice Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners to help navigate the Australian Immunisation Register.
 
In this webinar Michelle will discuss:

  • Accessing PRODA
  • Accessing AIR and
  • Completing overseas vaccinations on AIR – all using real time examples.

View the recording

Cancer Screening webinar - webinar recording

Cancer Screening webinar - WA Primary Health Alliance

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance with WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, Cancer Council WA & BreastScreen WA

This presentation covered:

  • WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Proram (WACCPP)
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program 
  • BreastScreen WA
  • National Cancer Screening Registry

View the webinar recording here

Webinar recording - New treatments for Alzheimer's disease are almost upon us - how do they change general practice?

Webinar recording - New treatments for Alzheimer's disease are almost upon us - how do they change general practice?

The new antibody treatments for Alzheimer’s have been described as game changers, but are they really?
 
Watch this exclusive webinar where Dr Norman Swan and panellists Prof Leon Flicker, Prof Amy Brodtmann
and Dr Simon Torvaldsen discuss the latest advances in Alzheimer’s treatment. This session explores what
else is on the horizon, what other interventions should still be used and how the focus on intervention has shifted to early dementia.
 
View the recording here

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