External events

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


This introduction to dermoscopy workshop will cover:

  • How to use a dermoscope
  • The difference between polarising and non-polarising dermoscopy
  • How to dermoscopically differentiate between benign and malignant lesions using the Three-Point Checklist, Seven-Point Checklist and Chaos and Clues algorithms
  • How to perform a shave biopsy

Date: 18 October 2018, International Visualisation Centre, 19 Young Street, Adelaide
Also available via webinar broadcast.

pdf Click here (348 KB) for more information.

Discussion with Professor Jonathan Shaw, Deputy Director, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute reviewing the ‘Dark Heart of Diabetes’ report’

Professor Shaw will discuss the prevalence of T2D in Australia, the link between T2D and CV disease as well as assessment and screening tools for CV risk. He will review the evidence for interventions for both primary and secondary prevention of CVD. His presentation will be followed by a question and answer session facilitated by Dr Chee Khoo.

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018, 6.30 pm, 79 Bathurst Street, Liverpool, NSW, 2170

  pdf Click here (1.73 MB) to view the flyer.

Recently diagnosed with dementia

Dementia Australia invites you to join a group information session to find out about the support, services and programs available.

This information session is suitable if you or someone you know:

  • Has been recently diagnosed with dementia
  • Would like an opportunity to ask questions about dementia
  • Would like an understanding of ways to live positively with dementia

Date: 26 October 2018. This session is free of charge.

Click here (593 KB) to download the flyer.

Successes and Failures in Telehealth Annual Meeting

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health in conjunction with the Australasian Telehealth Society is very pleased to announce plans for the 2018 International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-18). SFT-18 and the 9th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre from 22-24 October 2018.

pdf Click here (640 KB)  to download the flyer.

Click here for more information and to register.

Active Learning Module in Obesity and Cancer

This activity addresses both the cancer risk due to obesity and thus the opportunities for prevention and early detection of cancers and obesity in patients living with cancer and the opportunity to intervene in primary care to address this. This activity is accredited for 40 Category 1 CPD Points.

Date: Saturday 3 November 2018, 12.30 pm - 6.00 pm, Lowy Cancer Reserach Centre, UNSW, NSW
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.
pdf Click here (156 KB) to download the flyer.

Cultural competence training for AOD workers

This two day workshop is comprised of an interactive introduction to cultural awareness, followed by a strengths-based practices workshop exploring media and public perceptions, tools and resources, case studies and more. This workshop is suitable for people working in the AOD sector with Aboriginal people including those who work in community services, corrections, mental health or homelessness with people who experience substance misuse. This training is available to people working in the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) region. This two day workshop is facilitated by Flic Ryan.

This training is free and lunch is provided (please inform of any dietary requirements). Places are limited and bookings are essential. If you are currently a student you may be required to be placed on a waiting list.

Date: Wednesday 7 November and Thursday 8 November 2018
Registration: EventBrite

For more information on Day 1 - the introduction to Aboriginal cultural awarenes, pdf click here (124 KB) .
For more information on Day 2 - Aboriginal people and strengths-based practices, pdf click here (198 KB) .

Psychological Approaches for Obesity

This three day course teaches specific skills for working with obese adults by addressing the practical and psychological factors they may be experiencing. We take a non-diet approach and concentrate instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase self efficacy and autonomy. Our approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behaviour change and body acceptance.

Date: 12-14 November 2018
Registration: www.acfed.com.au or phone 0421 747 129.

Diabetes Update Day 2018

Join more than 300 delegates and Australia’s leading experts in diabetes to discuss the future of managing diabetes, preventing and treating complications and clinical best practice.

Date: Saturday 17 November, Hilton Hotel Sydney, 9 am – 4 pm
Click here
to register.

Learn to manage and treat hepatitis B

There are over 77,000 people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in NSW, and only an estimated 18.5% are engaged in care. Without access to appropriate care, 1 in 4 people living with CHB will die from a liver related illness.
As rates of hepatitis B increase over the next 10 years there is a need for primary care practitioners, particularly those with patients from priority populations such as CALD backgrounds, to screen.

Date: Saturday 24 November, 9 am - 5 pm, RACP Centre, 145 Macquarie St, Sydney
pdf Click here (474 KB) for more information.

Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention Facilitator Course: Body Project and Project Health

This facilitator course is suitable for anyone who would like to be able to facilitate groups the Body Project & Project Health with young people (the research was primarily conducted with females aged 13-19) and offer interventions which demonstrate a significant reduction in risk for eating disorder and obesity onset. The interventions also show decreases in appearance-ideal internalisation, body dissatisfaction and psychosocial impairments. 

Date: 29-30 November 2018
Registration: www.acfed.com.au or phone 0421 747 129

Mercy Perinatal Global Obstetric Update

For the 4th consecutive year, be inspired by international experts on the hottest topics in obstetrics at the Global Obstetric Update 2018. This year we will be focussing on “the placenta gone rogue”. Hear from renowned international speakers including Professors Gordon Smith, Jane Norman, and Kjersti Aagaard and Drs Jenny Myers and Ed Johnston. There will be practical plenary sessions, pitched to clinicians on classic topics such as growth restriction, stillbirth, preeclampsia and hypertension. We will also update you with the latest on the management of Zika virus, vaginal seeding, the cervix and PPH, and much much more.

Date: 30 November – 1 December 2018
Location: Park Hyatt Melbourne

pdf Click here (282 KB) to download the flyer.

Click here for more information and to register.

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.

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

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

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