Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Featured Upcoming Events & Training

18 July - Webinar: Aboriginal Immunisation and Quality Improvement Processes

Webinar: Aboriginal Immunisation and Quality Improvement Processes

Presented by WA Primary Health Alliance
18 July 2024 (5pm to 6pm AWST)

Aboriginal people have higher rates of some vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) than non-Aboriginal people. For this reason, extra vaccines are available free through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) or they are offered at different age points. By utilising quality improvement processes, general practice staff can play an important role in encouraging Aboriginal patients to consider the benefits of being vaccinated.
 
This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The new Aboriginal Schedule.
  • The importance and benefits of the schedule.
  • Quality improvement principles for your practice.
  • Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycles and how they can benefit your practice.
  • RSV in Aboriginal babies

Find out more and register today

18 July - Obesity clinical webinar

Obesity clinical webinar

Presented by Heart Foundation
18 July 2024 (7pm to 8.30pm AEST)

Tune in on Thursday, 18 July from 7:00-8:30 pm AEST, for the Heart Foundation’s second health professional clinical webinar of 2024. Accredited with the RACGP, the webinar ‘Weighing in’ will explore the profound relationship between obesity and CVD.

The event will be chaired by Prof. Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor of the Heart Foundation, and will be joined by a stellar panel featuring international experts Prof. Liesbeth Van Rossum (Netherlands), and Prof. John Deanfield (London, UK.) along with highly esteemed Australian experts. Watch live as they offer practical insights and explore strategies to enhance CVD risk factor management in primary healthcare settings. See the details below on speakers and topics to be covered.
 
This webinar has been accredited with the RACGP for 1.5 hours.

Register here

July - Paid GP online training: IAR-DST to guide mental health referrals – July training dates

Paid GP online training: IAR-DST to guide mental health referrals – July 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.

For the July IAR-DST training dates and registration links, visit the WAPHA IAR-DST webpage. For the July IAR-DST training dates and registration links, visit the WAPHA IAR-DST webpage

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.

13 September - Free Chronic Conditions of the Foot Workshop

Free Chronic Conditions of the Foot Workshop

Presented by Benchmarque Group
13 September 2024 (9am to 4:30pm, Rockingham)

The Chronic Conditions of the Foot workshop will focus on building a practical skillset for foot assessment that enables a healthcare practitioner to be competent and confident in chronic conditions of the foot basic care.
 
This workshop is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Support Project.
 
For more information, view the flyer.

Upcoming workshops & webinars

June 2024

Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion and Abuse eLearning
Presented by SHQ
Online training

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

HPV self-collection: get the facts
Presented by RACGP
11 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

BreastScreen WA visit to Harvey
Presented by BreastScreen WA
17 June to 10 July

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

Expert Insights for Health Professionals: The Power of First Nations Cultural Healing Approaches to Suicide Prevention
Presented by Black Dog Institute
19 June

HPV self-collection: get the facts
Presented by RACGP
19 June

Antenatal Syphilis Train the Trainer Program – Expression of Interest
Presented by ASHM
19 June

BreastScreen WA visit to Armadale
Presented by BreastScreen WA
24 June to 23 August

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

Diabetes In-Depth Training
Presented by Diabetes WA
25 June

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care
Presented by Kidney Health Australia
26 June

Syphilis outbreaks in WA: 2024 update
Presented by RACGP & WA Department of Health
27 June

National Hepatitis B Clinical Update for Nurses and Midwives
Presented by ASHM
27 June
 

July 2024

Better Health Program - Term 3 Program Now Available!
Presented by Better Health Program
Multiple Dates
The Active8 - Term 3 Program Now Available!
Presented by The Active8
Multiple Dates
Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion and Abuse eLearning
Presented by SHQ
Online training
BreastScreen WA visit to Collie
Presented by BreastScreen WA
11 July to 29 August
STARS
Presented by SHQ
24 July to 25 July
GP Pain Seminar
Presented by Royal Perth Bentley Group
25 July
Our Woven Ways: Supporting goal setting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents
Presented by Emerging Minds
25 July
A United Front: Working Together to Prevent Congenital Syphilis
Presented by ASHM
31 July

August 2024

BreastScreen WA visit to Moora
Presented by BreastScreen WA
2 August to 22 August
eMHPrac Webinar: eCBT for Adolescents with Depressive Symptoms
Presented by Black Dog Institute
8 August
Aboriginal Health Conference 2024
Presented by Rural Health West
10 August & 11 August
WA Sexual and Reproductive Health in Primary Care
Presented by ASHM
10 August to 17 August
Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing)
Presented by SHQ
20 August to 23 August
Contraceptive Implant Theory Workshop
Presented by SHQ
21 August
Cervical Screening Training
Presented by SHQ
22 August to 23 August
WA Culturally Responsive Care and Hepatitis B
Presented by ASHM
22 August
Essentials of Medical Abortion in Western Australia – Live Webinar
Presented by SHQ
27 August

 

September 2024

De-escalation Skills NEW half day (face-to-face)
Presented by WAAMH
30 September

October 2024

November 2024

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

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) - Immunisation Webinars

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) - Cancer Screening webinar

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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