External events

Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Allied Health Professions - free online course

Presented by Allied Health Professions Australia this free online course aims to provide a detailed introduction to the NDIS for allied health professionals.

The course is comprised of four modules:

  • Module 1 – Overview of the NDIS for Allied Health Professionals
  • Module 2 – NDIS Participant Plans, Goals, Outcomes and Supports
  • Module 3 – An Introduction to NDIS-funded Supports
  • Module 4 – My NDIS Pathway – How Allied Health Professionals provide Supports

The course is available online throughout 2017. 

Course outline
Registration guide

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

Research to Practice Forum: Consumer and Community Engagement
13 November, Kogarah

The involvement of consumers and community is invaluable in service planning, developing models of care and evaluating services and systems of care. There is complexity in ensuring our services are accessible, relevant and responsive to the needs of consumers and community. This free forum will present the latest evidence in how to engage with people in our diverse communities who experience the greatest disadvantage. We will also hear about best practice programs across SESLHD.

When: 9.00am – 1.00pm, Monday 13th November
Where: Auditorium, Research & Education Centre, St George Hospital, South St Kogarah
Cost: Free

RSVP: 6 November, visit surveymonkey.com to register
Information: Email cathy.ocallaghan@health.nsw.gov.au or call 9382 8679
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Workshop: Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice
14 November, Rushcutters Bay

As a GP you are well aware of how time consuming your profession is, with more and more demands being made upon you. We also know how many more cases of dementia – be it late or early onset – are going to be presented on your doorstep in the future. This ALM provides you with the opportunity to gain insight into how you can be assisted with best practice identification and management of your patients.

Speaker: Dr Allan Shell Academic GP and Visiting Fellow (UNSW Sydney)

Where: Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay and  Storehouse on the Park, 100 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay
When: Tuesday 14 November, 9.00am registration with the workshop running from 9.30am-5.00pm

Register online.

This Active Learning Module (ALM) has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program, Category 1, 40 point ALM - RACGP Activity no. 94430

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Getting Healthy Before Pregnancy

Registrations are now open for the Getting Healthy Before Pregnancy short course.

This one-day course has been created for health care practitioners to enhance knowledge and skills in the area of preconception care, with a focus on managing obesity, diabetes and other medical conditions before conception to optimise outcomes.

Where: Charles Perkins Centre Nepean
When: Saturday 18 November, 9.00am-5.00pm

Charles Perkins Centre Education Team - cpc.re@sydney.edu.au
Charles Perkins Centre Nepean - cpc.nepean@Sydney.edu.au

Program and registration: visit the University of Sydney's website to register online.

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Sutherland Centre of Immunology 20th Anniversary Meeting
Half-day course and Update in Immunology
20 November, Caringbah

This meeting will celebrate the formation of the Sutherland Centre of Immunology at Sutherland Hospital in November 1997 under the directorship of Prof Denis Wakefield AO. Subjects include up-to-date aspects in Clinical Immunology that will be covered by experts in their field.

Where: Sutherland Hospital Education Centre Auditorium
When: Monday 20 November, 9.00am-1.00pm

Contact: NSWPATH-SEALSBusinessDevelopment@health.nsw.gov.au

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Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Update Evening - 
Interactive Case Discussion Session
21 November, Surry Hills (and webinar)

An educational evening for prescribers focusing on the decision to commence a patient on antiviral therapy.

The hepatitis B case discussion evening will be facilitated by a local specialist with expertise in hepatitis B and will take place over an informal dinner.

This update will also be run as a webinar.

Where: Rydges Central, 28 Albion St, Surry Hills
When: Tuesday 21 November, 6.30pm-9.00pm (Registration starts from 6:15pm, webinar broadcasts from 7:00pm)
Cost: Free, with dinner provided.

Registration: courses.ashm.org.au/events-list if attending in person, or email May.Wang@ashm.org.au if attending via webinar (registrations close 15 November)

More information: Call May Wang on 8204 0723 or email May.Wang@ashm.org.au.

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Sutherland Heart Clinic: When Should I Be Worried?
23 November, Sutherland

This series can help you with your RACGP PLAN (Planning Learning And Need)

Thursday 23rd November 

ECGs: When should I be worried? Dr Eugene Loh 
Chest pain: When should I be worried?” Dr Shiva Roy

All modules take place at Where: Sutherland Heart Clinic, Sutherland Hospital, The Kingsway, Caringbah, from 6.30pm to 9.15pm

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2017 Annual Paediatric Update for General Practitioners
25 November, Randwick

This course is designed to provide updates in current best practice in paediatric medicine and to assist GPs in a practical way in their day-to-day practice. The program consists of a series of presentations and interactive discussions.

It's intended for GPs and other interested health workers who are involved in the care of children and adolescents with acute and chronic conditions.

Where: Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Children’s Hospital High St, Randwick
When: Saturday 25 November
Cost: See registration form for pricing

Application is being made for Category 2 Points with RACGP QI&CPD Program.

Registration enquiries and bookings
Call 9382.1855 or email georgina.papaioannou@health.nsw.gov.au.

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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

St George/Sutherland Orthopaedic and Arthritis Symposium
9 September, Brighton-Le-Sands
Convenors Robert Molnar and Geoff Smith will take you through this one-day seminar designed for GPs will cover a range of related topics to bring you up-to-date with the latest in orthopaedic and arthritis management.
Topics include:
Osteoarthritis management
What works
What does not work
What is new
Opinions of non-operative management
What investigations to order
Rheumatology investigations and management
Sports medicine
Pain management
Examination techniques
Where: Novotel Brighton Beach, The Grand Parade, Brighton-Le-Sands
When: 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 9 September
Cost: Free of charge for GPs. Places are limited, please book early.
Enquiries: Marina Zimmermann 
Telephone: (02) 9113 2830 
Email: marina.zimmermann@health.nsw.gov.au