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External Professional Education Events

External Professional Education Events

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some face-to-face events have been postponed and removed from this page. The following External Professional Education Events are being conducted online.

Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood from Pre-Conception to 4 Months  

This webinar is provided by Connecting the Dots, a National Nutrition Service by Karitane in partnership with the Healthy Beginnings team at Sydney Local Health District.

Facilitators GP Dr Ranessa Sebastian and Nurse Educator, Karen Willcocks will discuss key elements of responsive feeding practices for breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

Participants will learn to identify the evidence-based health promotion and obesity prevention messages for the preconception period, pregnancy and for infants up to four months of age

Date: Thursday 8 December, 2022

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

To register: https://karitane.com.au/events/details/obesity-prevention-in-early-childhood-from-pre-conception-to-4-months-free-webinar/238 

For more information, please email Alexandra.Koukoumas1@health.nsw.gov.au

Australian Digital Health Agency: Education and Adoption – Resource & Events Update  

October 2022

The current edition of the Resource and Events Update is available here.

Highlights in the update include:
• Digital Cyber Security awareness month – eLearning
• Links to Provider Connect Australia Train the Trainer Wave 1 sessions

New online learning suite: Working with children who have experienced trauma  

Trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACES) like poverty, abuse, neglect or witnessing violence are common. In the absence of support, they can disrupt children’s healthy development and increase their risk for physical and mental health difficulties now and into the future.

We all have a shared responsibility to buffer the impact of trauma and adversity on children. This is why Emerging Minds has developed a suite of free online learning courses and resources to assist different practitioners from students and volunteers through to specialist practitioners to understand and support children and families who have experienced trauma.

Along with online courses you will also find a wide range of trauma-focused practice papers, podcasts, webinars, animations, practice demonstrations and more, to help support your work. These free resources have been created in collaboration with practitioners, academics, child and family services, child mental health experts, and family members with lived experience of trauma and adversity.

Visit the https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/trauma-course-suite/ Emerging Minds website to access the resources today.


Building Trauma Awareness Webinar Series  

Building Trauma Awareness (one hour) 
This one hour webinar provides foundational knowledge in the area of Complex Trauma. This webinar is aimed at a diverse range of roles and focused on understanding trauma.
Cost – Standard Rate: $50 per person
Scheduled – 8 November 2022, 11am-12pm AEDT (or NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT local time)


Wellbeing and Emotional Awareness when working with Complex Trauma (1.5 hours)
This one and a half hour webinar provides information about wellbeing and self-care when working with clients who have Complex Trauma.
Cost – Standard Rate: $70 per person
– 29 September 2022, 2pm-3.30pm AEST (or NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS, ACT local time)
– 13 December 2022, 11am-12.30pm AEDT (or NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT local time)


Creating Safety and Connection (one hour)
This one hour webinar provides information on the importance of relationship and creating safety when working with people who have experienced Complex Trauma.
Cost – Standard Rate: $50 per person
Scheduled – 11 October 2022, 11am-12pm AEDT (or NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT local time)\



Modern Radiation Therapy Techniques for the Treatment of Keratinocyte Carcinoma & Skin Field Cancerisation  

GenesisCare would like to invite you to register for this RACGP (40 CPD points) and ACRRM (3-Educational activity, 2-Performance review) accredited education program. It is also eligible for Skin Cancer College Australasia CPD hours-based learning. This learning opportunity provides GPs with a holistic understanding of the role of modern radiation therapy in the management of keratinocyte carcinoma and skin field cancerisation.

Program overview:

The program is divided into four modules. You’ll be able to complete modules 1-3 at your own pace. Each module will take approximately one hour to complete.

Module 4 is an interactive webinar with a radiation oncologist, providing an opportunity to engage with the specialist on real-world case studies.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Keratinocyte Carcinomas and Current Treatments: incidence, risk factors, societal and patient cost, subtypes, treatments and the concept of skin field cancerisation.
  • Module 2: Advances in radiation therapy and its clinical application to different presentations of keratinocyte carcinomas including skin field cancerisation.
  • Module 3: Management of Radiation Side Effects plus the Patient Referral and Treatment Pathway
  • Module 4: Interactive radiation oncologist led webinar to consolidate learnings from modules 1-3, using lesion, regional and field cancerisation case studies with an opportunity for Q&A.

If you would like to enrol for this RACGP (40 points) and ACRRM accredited education program, please CLICK HERE and include the code: SKINRT

RACGP Practice Owners National Conference  

The fifth RACGP Practice Owners National Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 20–21 May 2023. The RACGP are developing an inspiring two-day program in consultation with general practices and industry partners to meet the specific needs of practice owners and practice managers.

What is the future of practice ownership?

The 2023 Practice Owners National Conference (PONC23) is coming to Adelaide!

Join the RACGP at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 May 2023 for two days of

  • Explorations of the future of practice ownership
  • Practical finance tips and tricks
  • Updates that affect you as an owner
  • Case studies from other practice owners
  • Social media and marketing inspiration

Reach your target market and align your organisation with Australia’s largest general practice member association through a range of partnership and exhibition opportunities. It is expected that  packages will sell fast, so apply without delay if you’re interested in being a part of this conference.


Lung Health in First Nations Children: Improving Outcomes Through Culturally Secure Care and Asthma Diagnosis and Interpretation of Spirometry  

Lung Foundation Australia recently released two new accredited eLearning modules about chronic wet cough called Lung Health in First Nations Children. Chronic respiratory disease is highly prevalent amongst First Nations children. Disease progression can be halted and even reversed when diagnosed and treated early.

The free training provides a supportive tool for health professionals to improving lung health outcomes. Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of providing culturally secure care to First Nations families
  • Respiratory diseases prevalent in First Nations children and
  • Appropriate ways of diagnosing and managing lung conditions.

These modules, developed in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and the Western Australian Health Translation Network, have been designed to be culturally appropriate and provide the opportunity to learn ways of providing culturally secure care.

The online training is free and accredited with RACGP and ACRRM. Each module is worth 2 CPD points and will take approximately one hour to complete. Find out more and enroll here: https://lungfoundation.com.au/health-professionals/training-and-events/training/chronic-cough/

Insulin Injection Technique Education Resources  

Fiona Bannister from Embeca runs education and support in the area of correct insulin injection practices to optimise diabetes management and clinical outcomes.  Please contact Fiona Bannister share@sharehub.bd.com if you would like to arrange a practice visit.

Resources available – Insulin Injection Technique Education Resources – PHN


Skin cancer prevention and risk reduction nurse education  

In this highly practical and engaging presentation from Melanoma Institute Australia, Dermatologist Dr Niamh-Anna O’Sullivan busts myths and controversies around sun protection, covering the importance of skin cancer prevention and the nurses’ role, advice on prevention strategies and other measures to reduce risk, and practical ways to empower your patients and the community. This presentation can be viewed on the Melanoma Education Portal (Note: free log in required).

NSW COVID-19 Update webinar  

Date: Monday, 28 November 2022
Time: 7.00-8.00pm (AEDT)

Topics for discussion:
· Current surge of COVID cases
· Vaccines update
· Antiviral prescribing
· Urgent care centres EOI

Click here to Register:


HIV s100 Peer Support and Case Discussion
29 November, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (AEST)
For Accredited HIV s100 prescribers.
This event is supported by an unconditional education grant from Gilead and ViiV
Register here https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/hiv-s100-peer-support-and-case-discussion-session-20221129/


Hepatitis B for Nurses and Midwives
29 Nov and 1 Dec, 9:00am – 1:00pm (AEDT)
For nursing and midwifery professionals working with patients at risk of or living with hepatitis B based in NSW and ACT.
This event is supported by NSW Health.
Register at: https://www.ashm.org.au/training_cat/hbv-for-nurses-and-midwives-20221129/


Hep-C in NSP Settings
1 December, 11:00am-1:30pm (AEDT) – Online
For frontline workers in primary, secondary and pharmacy NSP services; including health education officers, peer support workers, needle and syringe program workers, social workers, nurses, administration officers, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants.
This event is supported by an unconditional education grant from AbbVie.
Register here https://www.ashm.org.au/training_cat/hcv_hepatitis-c-in-nsp-settings-20221201/


Taking stock of our COVID toolkit: A GP perspective of the Australasian COVID-19 Conference
Presented by Dr Nicole Allard and A/Prof Edwina Wright, this recorded webinar details the key findings from the 2022 Australasian COVID-19 conference to improve your knowledge and skills to support patients with COVID-19.
For all interested health care workers, with a particular focus on General Practitioners.

This event is supported by ASHM
Download at: Taking stock of our COVID toolkit: A GP perspective of the Australasian COVID-19 Conference on Vimeo


Beyond the C: Hepatitis C for General Practice
01 December, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (AEDT)
For practice staff in Sydney.
This event is sponsored by AbbVie.
Register here https://www.ashm.org.au/training_cat/beyond-the-c-hepatitis-c-case-finding-for-general-practices-20221201/


Beyond the C: National Program Launch and Introduction to Case Finding for General Practice
07 December, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (AEDT)
For practice staff in Australia.
This event is sponsored by AbbVie.
Register here https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/beyond-the-c-hepatitis-c-case-finding-for-general-practice-20221207/


Sexual Health Nursing: Working with Young People
07, 08, 14 and 15 March, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (AEDT)
This course is for nurses and midwives and other health professionals working with young people in NSW.
This event is supported by NSW Health.
Register here https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/sh-nursing-working-with-young-people-070323/


Sexual Health Fundamentals for Nurses and Midwives
28 March, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (AEDT)
For nurses and midwives.
This event is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Register here https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/sh_-sexual-health-fundamentals-for-nurses-and-midwives-20230328/

What’s New in Chronic Kidney Disease: treatments and initiatives webinar  

Join Kidney Health Australia’s Clinical Director, Prof Karen Dwyer, as she reviews the latest research on SGLT2 inhibitors, and Long Covid and CKD, along with the recently released CARI Guidelines: Recommendations for Culturally Safe Kidney Care for First Nations Peoples. Our Clinical Team will reveal Kidney Health Australia’s future direction and share details of the new initiatives that will inspire and support you in the important work you do in the early detection and management of CKD.

Date & Time:  Thursday 1 December 2022, 7.30pm-8.30pm AEDT

Registration:  click here

Enquiries: primary.care@kidney.org.au


Hepatitis C in NSP Settings  

Date:  1 December 2022

Time:  10:00am-12:30pm (AEST)
Target audience:  For frontline workers in primary, secondary and pharmacy NSP services; including health education officers, peer support workers, needle and syringe program workers, social workers, nurses, administration officers, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants.
This event is supported by an unconditional education grant from AbbVie.
Register: https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/hcv_hepatitis-c-in-nsp-settings-20221201/

Free webcast: Covid Update, Testosterone for Menopausal Women & Managing Obesity in Women  

Date & Time:  Tuesday 6th December | 7:00pm – 9:00pm AEDT
Webcast login opens from 6:30pm

Participants of this webcast can receive:
• RACGP: 4 CPD activity points
• ACRRM: 2 hours under the Educational Activities Category
• Other Professions: Self claim up to 2 hours of CPD

Featured topics and experts in this free webcast:

• COVID Update – Dr Gary Grohmann
• A Guide to Testosterone for Menopausal Women – Prof Susan Davies AO
• Managing Obesity in Women

Expert Panel
Facilitated by A/Prof Gary Kilov
Experts – A/Prof Samantha Hocking & Prof John Dixon

Register here

Ear Wax Removal Workshop  

Building the skillset required to confidently support Irrigation (Ear Wax Removal) and improve Ear Health Assessment focussing on safe clinical practice. Be workplace ready to understand the changing treatment considerations and processes.

DATE: Monday 19 December 2022, 9am – 4pm
VENUE: Dee Why RSL (932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW 2099)
COST: $450 (inc. GST)

Click here to apply  This will take you to access IQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to apply.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basic anatomy and function of the ear including the basic landmarks of the tympanic membrane
  • Assess the ear to define the appropriate wax management decision, identify the risks and risk management considerations.
  • Recognise complications of ear irrigation, and appropriate management, documentation, and follow up processes.
  • Understand the competencies required for successful ear irrigation.

For further information, please visit the website or contact The Benchmarque Group team on 1300 855 568.

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Primary Care  

Dates:  4 and 11 February 2023

Time:  9:30am-12:30pm (AEDT)
Target audience:  For GPs, GP Registrars, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, and Other Health Professionals Working in Primary Care Settings.
This event is supported by NSW Health.
Register: https://www.ashm.org.au/training_cat/template_sh_sexual-health-and-reproductive-health-in-primary-care-20230204/

YouROC GP Self Care Conference  

Date:  Saturday 11 February 2023
Time:  9am – 5pm

Online Registration:  https://www.armchairmedical.tv/youroc23
Cost:   Free for GPs