External events

Compassion Focused Therapy

Dr Paul Gilbert and Dr James Kirby

13-15 February 2019 | Sydney

Click here to view the available courses. 

Opiod Dependence Fundamentals: identifying, assessing, treating and referral pathways

Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Venue: The Education Centre, St John of God Burwood Hospital, 13 Grantham Street, Burwood. 

Time: 6.30 am - 8.00 pm

Download the Flyer  pdf here (570 KB) .


Loving Life in Late Life 

Lunch and morning tea provided


Date: Saturday, 14 February 2019

Venue: Club Burwood RSL: 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood NSW 2134

Time: 8.45 am - 4.30 pm

Register here

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Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred for 2019

The Centre is unique in Australia and offers quality, objective education programs for health professionals in respiratory disease management.


We have a number of courses scheduled from February to April, as detailed below:


Victorian Respiratory Professional Development Day (18 February) – https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=436429

Smoking Cessation Update (22 February) – https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=457182

Asthma Educator’s Course (13 – 15 March) – https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=451874

Smoking Cessation Course (21 – 22 March) – https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=458071

COPD: From Diagnosis to Management (4 – 5 April) – https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=459366


The Alfred, Melbourne

For general enguiries email enquiry@lunghealth.org.au


Introducing Ryzodeg- A new co-formulation insulin for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Venue: Coogee Bay Hotel Seabreeze Room, 253 Coogee Bay Road

Time: 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

For more information pdf click here

Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward an Integrative Vision of the Treatment of Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

Dr John Arden

7-8 March 2019 | Sydney

Click here to view the available courses. 

Shared Care for Colorectal Cancer - Workshop for GPs

This activity focuses on shared care for patients with colorectal cancer in primary care.

12 March 2019 | St George Hospital

pdf Click here (142 KB) for more information.

CPD courses at the Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

ACN is proud to share our NSW regional and metro short face-to-face CPD courses to assist you in achieving the hours required by the NMBA for annual renewal and authority to practice. ACN also has webinars and online CPD courses available.

Click here to view the available courses. 

Free Webinar. Meet 8-year-old Amira. It took 2 dermatologists, 4 GPs and 3 years to get on top of her eczema

Learn how you can do better.

IMPACT - Improving outcomes in atopic dermatitis is a free, live, interactive webinar with a live case and instant polling questions. Compare your management with your peers, and ask the experts questions.

The panel includes a practising GP, dermatologist, psychologist and Amira's mother.

The live webinar is at 7:30 - 9:00 pm AEST, Wednesday 27 February 2019.

It is accredited for 3 RACGP CPD points and 2 ACRRM PDP points, and proudly supported by the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc.

Learn more or register here or Contact a.barclay@invivoacademy.org if you have queries.

Pathways of Recovery: Strengths Approaches to Mental Health

Recovery-orientated principles are seen as ‘ideal’ when working with people who experience significant mental health concerns. The strengths-based approach aligns itself with recovery-orientated practice by focusing on people’s abilities rather than their shortcomings or symptoms. Strengths approaches understand people beyond their diagnosis, offering a way to walk alongside people in their own journey of recovery. This collaboration approach enables people to re-connect with their own knowledge and pursue what matters to them.

This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore strengths-based approaches to pathways of recovery and ensure client-directed recovery processes. The workshop explores various skills to scaffold and co-create client’s ‘insider’ knowledge pertaining to their mental health. Practice examples will be shared to demonstrate how to make client’s ‘insider’ knowledge visible during “assessment” and “intervention” processes. Participants can expect to ‘have-a-go’ at putting these skills into practice.

The workshop will be held on Monday, 11 February 2019 at Redfern Town Hall.

Click here for more information on the workshop and to register.

Hepatitis C New Treatments Course

This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of clinical staff working in primary care settings to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C. Part 1 consists of an eLearning component and part 2 consists of an interactive face-to-face workshop utilising experts in hepatitis C treatment to facilitate case discussions. The course is for GPs, other medical practictioners and nurse practitioners working in general practice, Aboriginal health, drug and alcohol and correctional settings, who wish to prescribe HCV treatment independent of specialist approval. Presenters include Dr Marianne Martinello, Dr Thao Lam and Dr David Baker.

The course will be held on Saturday, 9 March 2019 at Rydges Sydney Central and is free to attend. 

Click here for more information and to register. 

Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of clinical staff working in drug and alcohol settings or working with people who inject drugs to effectively test for, treat and manage HCV.

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019

Venue: Fraser Suites, 288 Kent St, Sydney

Time: 8.45 am - 4.30 pm

Click here for more information. 

Foundations of General Practice nursing workshop

General practice nursing is unlike other areas of nursing practice. Attending this workshop is the perfect way to build on your expertise and engage with nurses in your local area. Whether you're new or experienced in the general practice setting, there's something for you to learn. The workshop will see you gain up to twelve hours of essential CPD.

Workshops are held on 10 and 11 May 2019 and 18 and 19 October 2019.

Click here to find out more and to register. Contact events@apna.asn.au or 1300 303 184 if you have queries.

Online course: Primary Care Nursing

Developed by experienced Primary Care Nurses and General Practitioners the Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Primary Care Nursing offers tailored and relevant education for Nurses working in the Australian Primary Care Setting.

These courses offer the opportunity to develop and consolidate professional and clinical knowledge. The courses complement previous workplace experience and reflect the latest policy and practice developments in Primary Care.

Applications are now open for semester two: closing date 31 May (we will consider late applications).

Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing: http://mdhs-study.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/graduate-certificate-in-primary-care-nursing/overview

Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing: http://mdhs-study.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/graduate-diploma-in-primary-care-nursing/overview

Community Access Program for Single Subjects: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/courses/single_subject_studies

Scholarships: The Health Workforce Scholarship Program in your state is still open and can be used by nurses to complete graduate education. See https://www.nswrdn.com.au/site/index.cfm?display=656312.

Webinars: MOVE muscle, bone and joint health

MOVE muscle, bone and joint health currently run professional development for primary and community health professionals through our webinars. The webinars have a focus on musculoskeletal health and cover a range of different topics and conditions. All of our webinars are presented by leading health professionals and academics, relevant to the topic. Our webinars are accessed by physiotherapists, allied health staff, nurses, exercise physiologists, doctors and a range of other health professionals.

We currently have a series of five webinars, with one webinar presented each month from February to June. We will have a second series of five webinars from July to November this year also.

Click here for more information and to access the webinars.

Breathe Easy: Management of Respiratory Disorders for Healthcare Professionals - E-Learning Activity

World-renowned Woolcock researchers and clinical experts cover the key recommendations for recognising, diagnosing and managing patients with asthma and COPD.

Click here for more information.

Intellectual Disability Mental Health e-Learning
Currently available online

3DN provides free eLearning about intellectual disability to professionals, carers and consumers. These courses aim to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence to create better mental health and wellbeing for people with an intellectual disability.

For more details, visit www.idhealtheducation.edu.au

Child Protection eLearning modules for mandatory reporters now available (webinars)

A series of child protection eLearning modules is now available on the NGO Learning Centre Websites for mandatory reporters across FACS Divisions, other government agencies and non-government organisations:

  1. Building Effective Working Relationships with Clients - Learn about the importance of client engagement and tips to engage children. Develop skills to build effective relationships with clients, including communication and Plain English skills.

  2. Building Further Engagement - Learn about client, worker and organisational barriers to client engagement; strategies to use when working with challenging clients; and how to maintain client engagement.

  3. Effective Engagement with Aboriginal Clients - Develop your cultural competency and skills to engage effectively with Aboriginal clients. Learn about the history of the Aboriginal people and its impact and ways to effectively engage with Aboriginal organisations and communities.

  4. Effective Engagement with Clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds - Develop your cultural competency, knowledge and skills to engage effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients. Learn about barriers faced by CALD clients, including language barriers and the impacts of migration, settlement and trauma. Discover practical strategies for working with CALD clients.

  5. Making Effective Referrals - This module provides referral guidance and tips for workers who come into contact with children, their carers and/or their families. Learn when to make a referral; where to refer - including Family Referral Services; and how to make effective referrals.

  6. Signs of Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Withdrawal - Build your capacity and confidence to engage with and support vulnerable children, young people and their families by learning about the impact of alcohol and other drugs; the signs of withdrawal; how to work with clients who have problematic alcohol and/or other drug use - including monitoring and responding to risk concerns for children and young people whose parents or carers use substances.
  7. Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Giving evidence and supporting people engaging with the Royal Commission - Gain an overview of some important aspects of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including its purpose; how information and evidence are gathered; what you need to know if you are called to be a witness; how to support those who may be affected by the Royal Commission.

Black Dog Institute Blog for health professionals - "Being Well"

The blog focusses on a wide range of issues related to mental health and wellbeing, which health professionals can freely access here - https://www.medcast.com.au/black-dog-institute-blog

External education opportunities

Virtually There 2018
Australia's largest online GP conference.

Seven huge streams, over 70 on demand lectures on Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Dementia and Chronic Disease, Urology, Asthma, Women's Health and Urgent Care for GPs.

Dates: 11 - 30 October 2018

Venue: virtuallythereconference.com.au

For more information and to register visit virtuallythereconference.com.au.

Introduction to Dermoscopy Workshop