External events

The Migraine World Summit - 23-29 April 2017 (Online)

Migraines are an underdiagnosed, undertreated and underfunded neurological disorder experienced by a billion people worldwide. This international summit is to help reduce the global burden of migraine. At the migraine summit, you’ll get access to over 30 of the world’s leading experts, doctors and specialists in the field of medicine, migraine, research and science. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from dozens of leading experts in migraine for free during the week.

Register online for a free ticket and to view the event schedule.


Black Dog Institute workshops for GPs and health professionals - April-May 2017 (Randwick)

CPD points will be available for attendance.

Register online by clicking the course links above. For further information, download flyer or email education@blackdog.org.au.


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.


Curing Hepatitis C: An update for primary care providers - 2 May 2017 (Pagewood)

This update will provide GPs with the knowledge to engage their patients in care, perform investigations to assess for advanced liver disease and prescribe new hepatitis C treatments in consultation with, or without a specialist.

Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Bonnie Doon Golf Club, 36 Banks Avenue, Pagewood

Register online or download the flyer for more information.


Preventing Liver Cancer in the Italian Community: Hepatitis B Update for GPs - 9 May 2017 (Leichhardt)

This course will enable participants to:

  • Know who to test and how to interpret test results.
  • Improve the outcome of patients by early diagnosis, follow up and appropriate management (including vaccination)
  • Describe the intervention points throughout the natural history of HBV
  • Identify different treatment options available for people living with chronic hepatitis B

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Register on ASHM website by Tuesday 3 May 2017 or contact Olivia Dawson on 8204 0777 or olivia.dawson@ashm.org.au


6th Biennial Update in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine - 12 May 2017 (Randwick)

This course is designed to provide updates on current best practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on a day-to-day basis. The program consists of a series of presentations and interactive discussions.

Target audience: Paediatricians, GPs, junior doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and other interested health workers who are involved in the care of children with acute and chronic respiratory conditions.

Accreditation: Attendance certificates will be provided to assist physicians with validating their CPD claims.

Date: Friday 12 May 2017
Time: 8.00am - 5.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Sydney Children’s Hospital, High Street, Randwick

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For registration enquiries and bookings, email georgina.papaioannou@health.nsw.gov.au or call 9382 1855.


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.


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