External events

Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care courses - May - October 2017 (Darlinghurst)

  • Introduction to Grief and Bereavement - 25 May 2017
  • Psychological Care for people who are Bereaved - 23 August 2017
  • Palliative Care Perspectives - 14-15 September 2017
  • Advance Care Planning - 13 October 2017
  • Communication Skills in working with Bereaved People - 26 October 2017
  • Management of Symptoms in Advanced Illness - 30-31 October 2017

Time: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Venue: Sacred Heart Health Service, 170 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst
Cost: 1 day course - $165.00 +GST / 2 day course - $275.00 +GST

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Register online at the St Vincent's Hospital website. For more information, call 8382 9441 or email francoise.liepa@svha.org.au

Refugee Mental Health: From trauma towards recovery - 7 June 2017 (Wolli Creek)

This forum brings together experts to explore the psychological impacts of trauma and settlement for people from refugee backgrounds, and the implications for providing effective health care. 

The forum will examine some of the latest evidence on the ongoing mental health impacts and challenges for refugee recovery, as well as highlighting some best practice approaches to working with people from refugee backgrounds.

All health professionals working with refugee communities, particularly in a mental health setting, are welcome to attend.

When: Wednesday 7th June 2017 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Rowers on Cooks River, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek

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RSVP online by 31 May 2017. For any enquiries please contact Patty on patty.loukas@health.nsw.gov.au or 9382 8674 or Cathy on cathy.ocallaghan@health.nsw.gov.au or 9382 8679.

Women and Heart Disease Forum: Advances in understanding risk, diagnosis and management - 14 June 2017 (Alexandria)

A one day forum highlighting emerging research and clinical advances from across disciplines and shining a light on the lived experience of women with heart disease.

We would also welcome the participation of GP representatives on the four Case Study panels.

When: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Where: Qantas Centre of Service Excellence, 70-80 Euston Road, Alexandria NSW
Cost: $100 for whole or part of the day

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Book your ticket online. For more information email Jayne Farley on jayne.farley@heartfoundation.org.au or call 9219 2475.

Tackling Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections - 14 June 2017 (Camperdown)

Free introductory workshop to upskill local workforce on hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections including HIV.

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.00 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown

This workshop will cover:

  • Transmission, disease progression, testing, treatment and prevention of hepatitis B & C, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • Current and local epidemiology
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Personal accounts of living with hepatitis C and HIV
  • Referral pathways

Download flyer for more information or contact Azizul.Haque@sswahs.nsw.gov.auRSVP by Friday 9 June 2017. All welcome.

Liverpool Hospital Vascular Conference - 16-17 June 2017 (Liverpool)

The 2017 Vascular Conference is the first combined symposium between Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery bringing local, interstate and international experts in the field of Thoracic Aortic Artery Disease Management. The presentations will be directed to a wide range of staff including medical, nursing and allied health.

When: 16 - 17 June 2017
Where: Liverpool Hospital, Thomas & Rachel Moore Education Centre, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool
Cost: $165 - $220

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Register online before 2 June 2017, places are filling fast.

Introduction to the Nursing Care and Management of Advanced Liver Disease - 29 June 2017 (Surry Hills)

Our aim is to educate registered nurses across primary and tertiary care about the specialised management of patients with cirrhosis of the liver. By sharing evidence-based protocols and guidelines, and using specific case studies, this course will give nurses the knowledge and confidence required to care for patients with advanced liver disease.

When: 29 June 2017 at 8.45am - 4.00pm
Where: 349 Crown Street (cnr Crown & Albion Streets) Surry Hills
Cost: $230
Target audience: Practice nurses, registered nurses

Register online.

Eastern Heart Clinic Cardiology Update - June-August 2017 (Randwick)

The 2017 Eastern Heart Clinic Cardiology ALM Update commences 29 June 2017, with sessions featuring the following topics:

  • 10 ECGs a GP must recognise
  • Mananging the patient post-stent, what a GP must do
  • A fib for the GP: Warfarin, NOAC, rate or rhythm control, cardioversion
  • Valve disease: when is it time for surgery, and when can we wait?
  • My patient with chest pain: Reassurance, stress test, CT or angio?
  • Who should have atrial fibrillation ablation?

Eligible for 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points for attendance of all sessions and completion of relevant predisposing and reinforcing activities. For the full program and registration details, download the flyer here.

Workshops in Mental Health Skills Training and CPD for General Practitioners - 1-2 July 2017 (North Parramatta)

  • Mental Health Assessment and Management: How to develop a GP mental health plan, safety plan and review (1-2 July)
  • Risk Assessment and Complexity in Mental Health Assessment and Management (2 July)

Where: HETI North Parramatta Campus, Building 101, Cumberland Hospital, 5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta
Cost: $265 - $627
QI&CPD: 40 Points (Category 1)

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For course details or to register online, visit the HETI website. Contact Neridah Callaghan on Neridah.Callaghan@health.nsw.gov.au for further information.

Managing Nursing Stress, Preventing Burnouts and Turnovers - 31 July - 1 August 2017 (Sydney)

Designed for nurses and frontline patient care takers, this program is designed to help them reverse the burnout they are experiencing and help them to re-engage back in their work.

In this 2-day program, you will learn how physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals can build professional and mental health resilience against an onslaught of work fatigue, staffing shortages and workplace violence. You will gain critical information about the dangers of compassion fatigue/burnout and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder in health care settings, develop leadership capacity through continuous personal assessment to motivate your team of nurses and how you can formulate a personally-designed self-care protocol for yourself and your staff to ensure that balance, perspective, growth, and challenge are fostered in one's personal and professional life.

When: 31 July - 1 August 2017
Where: InterContinental Sydney
Cost: $1,995 (by 5 Jun 2017); $2,395 (by 3 Jul 2017); $2,495 (Regular fee). Group discount available.

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Register online. To receive a complimentary article on "Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout" by Harvard Business Review, please email Stefanie at stefanie@claridenglobal.org.

Allergy Workshop for Nurses - 2 August 2017 (Children's Hospital, Westmead)

This workshop for Child & Family Health Nurses, Practice Nurses & Midwives is not to be missed and will cover:

  • Infant Feeding Guidelines
  • Eczema
  • Primary Allergy Prevention
  • Food Allergy
  • Asthma Management
  • Immunotherapy
  • Immunisation reactions
  • Anaphylaxis Management

Register your interest at SCHN-anaphylaxis@health.nsw.gov.au to receive more information and a registration form closer to the date.

The Australasian Doctors' Health Conference 2017 - 14-16 September (Milsons Point)

The two day exciting and informative program features keynote addresses by our International speaker Dr Julie Chilton. Concurrent sessions will be scheduled and both invited presentations and free papers will be delivered during the event as well as other interactive workshops.

The Conference Program will be of interest to doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, dentists, veterinarians and allied health workers in the medical industry.

Registrations open on 1 March 2017. Visit the Conference website http://adhc2017.org.au/ or join our e-newsletter to receive future updates.

Do not hesitate to contact the Conference Managers via email adhc2017@arinex.com.au or phone 02 9265 0700 for any assistance or questions.

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

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.

External education opportunities