External events

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse GP Education Events for 2017 (Camperdown)

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse are delighted to continue offering specialised GP education in 2017. The program so far includes:

  • Thursday 2 March 2017 - Women's Health Cancer Stream Update: Featuring Dr Cindy Mak, Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier, Dr April Wong, Dr Belinda Chan, Dr Senarath Edirimanne, Dr Nipu Jayatilleke, Dr Michael Yunaev, Dr Megan Hassall and Dr Paul Chen.

  • Saturday 18 March 2017 - Oral Cavity Cancer Symposium: Featuring Associate Professor CarstenPalm, Associate Professor Sydney Ch'ng, Professor Jonathan Clark, and Dr Ardalan Ebrahimi.

  • Wednesday 24 May 2017 - Skin Cancer and MOHs Surgery Updates: Featuring Dr Ilias Kotronakis, Dr Andrew Satchell, and Associate Professor Sydney Ch'ng.

  • Wednesday 26 July 2017 - Urology, Kidney and Liver Malignancies: Featuring Dr Scott Leslie, Associate Professor Ruban Thanigasalam, Dr Tom Jarvis, and Dr Prem Rathore.

  • Wednesday 30 August 2017Head and Neck MalignanciesFeaturing Associate Professor Carsten Palm, Associate Professor Sydney Ch'ng, and Professor Jonathan Clark.

  • Wednesday 22 November 2017 - Colorectal and Upper GI Cancer Stream Updates: Featuring Dr Payal Saxena, Dr Darren Pavey, Dr David Yeo, and Dr Charbel Sandroussi.

Time: 6:30pm registration and dinner; 7:00pm-9:00pm Presentations (with the exception of Saturday 18 March)
Venue: Education Centre, Level 5, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, 119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown
RACGP points will be available for attendance

To register your interest in any of these events, please contact Shirin Amirbeaggi - Business Development Manager - on 8514 0245 or 0468 320 646, or at Shirin.Amirbeaggi@lh.org.au.


Royal Hospital for Women Antenatal Seminars - February 2017 (Randwick)

The Royal Hospital for Women is pleased to bring the following seminars to local GPs:

Implications of the UK Montgomery Ruling for Clinical Care (presented by Megan Fairweather)
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm (Eligible for 2 ANSC CPD points)
Venue: Seminar Rooms 3 & 4, Level 1, Women’s Health Institute, RHW (Barker St, Randwick)

Prediction of Pre-Eclampsia and what to do if you suspect it (presented by Prof Shaun Brennecke)
Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm (Eligible for 2 ANSC CPD points)
Venue: Seminar Rooms 3 & 4, Level 1, Women’s Health Institute, RHW (Barker St, Randwick)

Current pathways and models in Antenatal Care at the RHW (presented by Pravin Siriwardena)
Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm (Eligible for 2 ANSC CPD points)
Venue: Seminar Rooms 3 & 4, Level 1, Women’s Health Institute, RHW (Barker St, Randwick)

For inquiries, please contact Keren David - on 8752 4967 or at k.david@cesphn.com.au   


Cremorne GP Support Group - 28 February 2017 (Northside Cremorne)

GPs see many challenging complex cases, and can sometimes by unsupported in managing this. We recognise that part of looking after our patients means also looking after ourselves and developing skills to manage these "heart sink"; complex challenging situations. We also recognise there are few support groups specifically for this in NSW.

Cremorne GP Group runs through Northside Cremorne, on the last Tuesday of every month from 6pm. It is facilitated by psychiatrist Dr Joe Dunn, who we very much appreciate for donating his time and expertise to the group. We feel this is a valuable support for GPs and welcome new members, including GP registrars. The first session for this year is Tuesday 28 February 2017.

GPs bring complex challenging cases to discuss such as:

  • "heart sink" patients
  • substance issues
  • personality issues
  • anxiety, depression, psychosis
  • complex psycho-social situations
  • safety

CPD points for small group learning are available. For those interested, please contact Dr May Su on 0402 303 267 or at maysu@michaeltam.com.


Perinatal Mental Health Seminar: How Do We Assess and Manage Perinatal Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting? 3 March 2017 (Sydney Olympic Park)

Don't miss this opportunity to attend the annual St John of God/SESLHD Perinatal Mental Health Seminar, with focussing on Detecting and Managing Anxiety Disorder in Primary Care.

When: Friday 3 March 2017
Where: Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Olympic Boulevard and Herb Elliot Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW
Time: 8:00am registration, 9:00am-4:30pm Presentations
Cost: $185 per person (including lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea)

Download the full program and payment information here. RSVPs essential by 17 February 2017 via fax on 9747 5223 or email to filomena.cavallaro@sjog.org.au 


Refugee Healthcare in General Practice - Active Learning Module (40 Cat 1 Points) - 31 March 2017 (Sydney CBD)

General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) is pleased to bring local GPs this comprehensive Active Learning Module (ALM) in Refugee Health in General Practice.

When: Friday 31 March 2017
Where: Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney, 72 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Cost: $330

Download the full program here. To register and complete payment, please contact Faye Simpson at faye.simpson@gpra.org.au or on 03 9629 8878.


NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence - Violence Against Women in Refugee Communities - 1-2 May 2017 (Ashfield)

Health workers, interagency workers, bilingual and ethno-specific workers who provide services to women and children who experience domestic violence are invited to attend this 2 day course that will provide an understanding of the specific needs related to refugee women’s experience of domestic violence. It outlines a framework for understanding domestic violence, which covers the definition, prevalence and impact. It also allows workers to understand additional challenges such as past refugee experiences, immigration and settlement issues. The course is designed to reflect the diversity of cultural and social considerations that matter when working with refugee women, their children and their protection preferences and contexts.

For program information, cost and RSVP details,  download the flyer here.


Eastern Heart Clinic Cardiology Update 2017 - June-August (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.


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 2017 (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

Chimichurri Chicken (GF)

Syrian Lamb Stew (GF)

Southern American Okra & Black-Eyed Peas (GF, Vegan)

Steamed Rice & Roast Summer Vegetables (GF, Vegan)

Summer Garden Salad with Strawberries & Pomegranate (GF, Vegan)

Asparagus & Cous Cous Salad

Seasonal Fruit Platter (GF,Vegan)