Practice Support Education Videos
Practice Support Education Videos
Future of Primary Health Care Symposium 2021
Thursday 11 November 2021
Join us for the 2021 AGM and Health Professionals Symposium. This event includes keynote presentations and a world-leading expert panel who will discuss and explore the future of primary care, including a system that will be better integrated to prevent disease and promote health whilst meeting people’s multidisciplinary needs.
- Recognise the focus of an integrated system within mental health, innovation and technology, prevention and wellbeing.
- Describe what it means to have a person-centred approach in health.
- Explore what the future of Primary Health Care could look like.
- Facilitator: Prof Simon Willcock, Professor and General Practitioner
Professor Simon Willcock is a clinician and academic with extensive experience in medical education, primary care research, workforce development and organisational governance. He has worked closely with State and Commonwealth Governments on a broad range of initiatives. He is past Chair of General Practice Education and Training (GPET), and past Independent Medical Director of Health Workforce Australia. Simon is Program Director for Primary Care and Wellbeing Services at MQ Health.
- Julie McCrossin AM, Australian radio broadcaster and journalist
Julie McCrossin AM has over 20 years’ experience as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten and is now a freelance journalist and broadcaster.
- Prof Ian Hickie, Co-Director, Health and Policy at University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre
Professor Ian Hickie is Co-Director, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (2013-2017 and 2018-22), having previously been one of the inaugural NHMRC Australian Fellows (2008-12). He was an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National Mental Health Commission (2012-18) overseeing enhanced accountability for mental health reform and suicide prevention. He is an internationally renowned researcher in clinical psychiatry, with particular reference to medical aspects of common mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder. He is now focused on the development of real-time personalised and measurementbased care systems for use in partnership with young people and their families. These systems promote early intervention, use of new and emerging technologies and suicide prevention. In his role with the National Mental Health Commission, and his independent research, health system and advocacy roles, Professor Hickie has been at the forefront of the move to have mental health and suicide prevention integrated with other aspects of health care (notably chronic disease and ambulatory care management).
- Dr Kirsten Meisinger, MD, Director of Provider Engagement and Regional Medical Director, Cambridge Health Alliance
Dr Kirsten Meisinger, MD is an international expert on Patient Centred Medical Homes and healthcare system transformation. She was National Faculty Co-Chair for the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative “Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative”, an initiative which transformed over 140,000 US practices to value-based, patient-centred medical care. Kirsten is a MD and cares for an active Family Medicine panel at the Union Square Family Health Centre, an award winning Patient Centred Medical Home practice that was selected as one of the top 30 Ambulatory care sites in the US by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2010. Kirsten has faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University as well as core faculty at the Institute for HealthCare Improvement.
- Dr Patrick Coleman, Nephrologist and general physician
Dr Patrick Coleman MB, BAO, BCh, MRCPI, FRACP Dr Patrick Coleman is a Nephrologist and General Physician working on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Patrick graduated in medicine from University College Cork, Ireland in 1991. He has also worked on the Sunshine Coast, Dublin and in Sydney. Besides his commitment to the provision of comprehensive patient care and the promotion of optimising and maintaining patients’ quality of life, he also has a keen interest in training and education having held multiple related positions in Ireland and Australia. He resides on the Northern Beaches where he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his two young children, partaking in a balanced, active, lifestyle and the multiple benefits of living in a wonderful environment.
- A/Prof Charlotte Hespe, GP, and Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research for University of Notre Dame
A/Prof Charlotte Mary Hespe MBBS (Hons), DCH (Lon), FRACGP, FAICD, GCUT (UNDA) works in clinical General Practice in Inner City Glebe as a Principal of a 16 Dr Group Practice. She also works as Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research for University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Medicine, Sydney. She is passionate about improving health outcomes for her patients and the Australian Community and to this end has been actively involved with the RACGP, GP Networks, Medical Education (through undergraduate, post graduate and Registrar student teaching) and GP research for most of her GP career. Charlotte is currently Chair of the RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty Council and a Director on the National RACGP Board. She is a vocal advocate for the urgent need to invest in General Practice as the key to delivery of high quality value based care and improving health outcomes in the Australian setting. This has led to her completing a PhD on Implementation of Best Practice guidelines in the real world of General Practice – using CVD preventive care as the topic for opportunity to improve.
- Shivaun Conn, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Health Coach and Health Presenter
Shivaun Conn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN), Health Coach, Certified Trainer & Assessor, Director of Discovery Health Coaching, Director of Accredited Health Coaching Australia, Former Vice President of Accredited Health Coaching Australia, and Professional Member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and Health Coaches Australia & New Zealand (HCANZA). Shivaun has worked for over 18 years as a dietitian and presenter, and 10 years as an executive health coach. Shivaun co-authored Victoria University Polytechnic’s Health Coaching Diploma and is a current lecturer. She delivers online health coaching training courses to health professionals via Accredited Health Coaching Australia, and regularly presents at health and training conferences around Australia.
Transgender Care in General Practice: Gender Affirming Care
Tuesday 2 November 2021
This webinar is aimed at improving care of transgender patients.
It is estimated that between 0.5% and 1% of the population is transgender or gender diverse. Studies suggest that transgender /gender diverse people have higher rates of mental health and drug and alcohol issues. It is known that gender affirming care improves mental health.
There are many barriers to accessing primary health care for transgender/ gender diverse people including limited GP experience and access to GP services, particularly around gender affirming therapy. Further, GPs themselves report lack of skills and knowledge in transgender/gender diverse care.
- Describe the health needs of transgender and gender diverse patients and the elements of gender identity
- Utilise improved confidence and knowledge in caring for transgender and gender diverse patients, including management of gender affirming therapy
- Identify and discuss referral options and resources providing further support for transgender patients
- Teddy Cook
Acting Director, Community Health – ACON
Adjunct Lecturer – Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
Vice President – Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH)
- Dr Catriona (Treeny) Ooi
Director, Northern Sydney Sexual Health Service
- Dr Nicole Gouda
GP and SNHN Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Lead
- Download presentation slide deck
- TransHub—Information for clinicians (including gender affirming hormone treatment) https://www.transhub.org.au/clinicians
- TransHub Resource Pack https://www.transhub.org.au/s/Clinicians-TransHub-Resource-Pack-Complete.pdf
- Hormone therapy for trans and gender diverse patients in the general practice setting (AJGP 2020) https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2020/july/hormone-therapy-for-trans-and-gender-diverse-patie
- Position statement on the hormonal management of adult transgender and gender diverse individuals (MJA 2019) https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2019/211/3/position-statement-hormonal-management-adult-transgender-and-gender-diverse
- ACON Support Services https://www.acon.org.au/support-services/
- ‘A guide to transgender health’— Rachel Ann Heath and Katie Wynne (book)
The National General Practice Accreditation Scheme: Accreditation in a Pandemic World, Update for General Practice
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Fiona Kolokas, AAPM NSW/ACT President.
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