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VARIOUS DATES: General Practitioners invited to attend Grand Rounds at Royal North Shore Hospital – Every Tuesday  

As part of their commitment to working collaboratively with local GPs, Royal North Shore Hospital clinicians and executive are inviting local GPs to attend the weekly Grand Rounds sessions. Attendance can be face-to-face or virtually, with details listed below.

Time: Every Tuesday from 1-2pm

  • Face to Face Attendance: Level 5, Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, Westbourne Street, St Leonards (registration is not required)
  • OR
  • Virtual attendance (MS Teams)Click here to join the meeting

Where: The Auditorium, Level 5, Kolling Institute Building, Cnr Westbourne & Reserve Roads, St Leonards

GPs and other primary health care professionals requiring more information should contact NSLHD-GPLO@health.nsw.gov.au. (This is for GPs and Health Professionals only – this email address is NOT the general point of contact for Grand Rounds).


VARIOUS DATES: Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention – Blended  

This heavily subsidised blended learning workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. Participants will recieve practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Accreditation 6.5 CPD hours incl. 5.5 hrs Education Activity & 1 hr Reviewing Performance (RACGP & ACRRM)Mental Health CPD with GPMHSC (GPs) 6.5 hours CPD (psychologists) *All modules must be completed to gain CPD hours

Target Audience
Allied Health, GPs, Multi-disciplinary, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologists, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Other mental health professionals

Topics Covered

  • Suicide prevalence, stigma and culture
  • Undertake a suicide risk assessment effectively
  • Develop a collaborative safety planImplement a team approach to treatment planning
  • Provide effective management following a suicide attempt
  • Self-care and bereavement

Learning Objectives

  • Undertake a suicide risk assessment effectively.
  • Develop a collaborative safety plan.
  • Implement a team approach to treatment planning.
  • Provide effective management following a suicide attempt.

REGISTER: https://black-dog-institute.my.salesforce-sites.com/forms/bdi_EducationMasterCourseIndividual?mstrCrsId=a1K1H000009QhlJUAS


ONGOING: Introduction to Syphilis for Midwives & Clinicians Providing Antenatal Care (NSW)  

This online learning module is designed to provide midwives and clinicians providing antenatal care in NSW, with the tools to identify priority populations for antenatal syphilis testing in their practice, and distinguish the stages of syphilis infection based on a patient’s history and clinical presentation. This one-hour learning module will outline treatment guidelines for these stages, including more complex clinical scenarios, as well as the process of contract tracing/partner notification after a syphilis diagnosis.

Course available online from: 19/12/2023 – 11/09/2025 (available on demand, no fixed date)

Cost: Free

Venue: Online

Register: https://ashm.org.au/training/nsw-introduction-to-syphilis-for-midwives-and-clinicians-providing-antenatal-care/


Benchmarque Immunisation online workshops  

These Benchmarque workshops are $95 (inc. GST) each:-

Basic Catchups for Immunisation – This three hour interactive course is an opportunity to review, consolidate and expand on your learned knowledge for an individual who is new to Immunisation in Australia. This Basic Catchup course will cover practicing regular catch-up scenarios and provide an opportunity to ask questions and create your own scenarios that you have seen in your clinical setting. This course is suited for new to Immunisation Catchup scheduling or new to Practice Nursing.

  • Saturday 2 March, 8:30am – 11:30pm AEST or
  • Saturday 11 May, 8:30am – 11:30pm AEST

Book here (choose date)

Complex Catchups for Immunisation – This three hour interactive course is an opportunity to review, consolidate and expand on your learned knowledge for an individual who has been working for more than 1 year as an Immuniser. This Complex Catchup course will cover practising complex catch-up scenarios and provide an opportunity to ask questions and create your own scenarios that you have seen in your practice.

  • Saturday 13 April, 8:30am – 11:30pm AEST or
  • Saturday 8 June, 8:30am – 11:30pm AEST

Book here (choose date)

 

 

 


VARIOUS DATES: Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention – Face to Face  

This heavily subsidised workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. It also provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement. Please note that this workshop discusses suicide, and we understand this can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially for people who have lived experience of suicide or suicidality. We ask you to take care of your mental health and wellbeing when deciding to attend this workshop.

Accreditation 7.5 CPD hours incl. 4.5 hrs Education Activity & 3 hrs Reviewing Performance (GPs), Mental Health CPD (GPs), 7.5 hours CPD (Psychologists)

This workshop is eligible for one day of funding under the Emergency Medicine component of the Rural Procedural Grants Program (GPs)

Prerequisites:
Completion of predisposing activity

Target Audience: 
GP Registrars, GPs, Multi-disciplinary, Psychologists, Social Workers, Other mental health professionals

Topics Covered

  • Topic 1 – Suicide and Stigma
  • Topic 2 – The Suicidal Crisis
  • Topic 3 – Acute Management
  • Topic 4 – After the attempt
  • Topic 5 – Bereaved by Suicide

Learning Outcomes

  • Undertake a suicide risk assessment effectively
  • Develop a collaborative safety plan
  • Implement a team approach to treatment planning
  • Provide effective management following a suicide attempt
  • Respond to the needs of people bereaved by suicide

REGISTER: https://black-dog-institute.my.salesforce-sites.com/forms/bdi_EducationMasterCourseIndividual?mstrCrsId=a1K12000003n5TfEAI


Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion and Removal Training – Face to Face Assessment  

Learn or refresh your knowledge about the contraceptive implant, Implanon NXT and the skills to safely insert and remove the device. This combination of online self-paced learning and face to face, supervised hands on training and assessment is suitable both as an introduction for new inserters or a refresher.

Content includes:

Contraceptive options and their efficacy
Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) including contraceptive implants
Pharmacokinetics of Implanon NXT
Indications and contraindications
Initiation of the contraceptive implant including client consultation, administration of local anaesthetic and the safe insertion and removal of the implant in a primary care setting
Management of common side effects
Insurance

Following the successful completion of the course, participants must ensure they have adequate professional indemnity insurance to implement Implanon NXT insertion and removal into their scope of practice.

Further information

Various dates and venues:  see Registration for details

Register here


NSW Sexual & Reproductive Health in Primary Health  

This two-part online course aims to provide practitioners with an overview of sexual and reproductive health care in general practice, covering sexual health, sexual history taking, STI screening, contraception and unintended pregnancy.

This training also discusses how STI screening can be integrated into contraception and unintended pregnancy consultations.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the components of sexual health
  • Implement effective sexual history taking
  • Integrate evidence based STI screening into practice
  • Define current contraceptive options and their relevant counselling points
  • Demonstrate an approach to unplanned pregnancy including counselling and discussion of options

Course dates:

Part 1: Saturday, April 06th, 2024. 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

Part 2: Saturday, April 13th, 2024. 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

Please note that full attendance of both parts of the course is required for accreditation points and a statement of attendance to be issued.

CLICK HERE to register

Course time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (AEST)

Contacteducation@ashm.org.au  or phone: 0431320 429


Deprescribing and Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care webinar  

Sydney North Health Network and the Centre for Health System Reform and Integration (University of Queensland – Mater Research) invites GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals to an interactive webinar on Deprescribing and Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care.  Our work in Healthy Ageing and Identifying Risk of Frailty aims to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and to keep people well and at home for longer. This education session will discuss deprescribing for community dwelling older adults and provide an introduction to motivational interviewing including some strategies to empower patients to overcome barriers.

Date: Tuesday 30th April 2024
Time: 6.00 – 7.00pm (AEST)
Register here

Cost: Free
For more information contact: Ruby Strauss (ruby.strauss@mater.uq.edu.au) from the Centre for Health System Reform and Integration


2024 Immunisation Professional Development Conference  

We are so excited to announce our sponsorship of Benchmarque Group’s Inaugural 2024 Immunisation Professional Development Conference. The purpose of the event is to deliver a blend of hands-on skills-based workshops, and updates from experts in the field.

Content will include COVID and the changing focus in Primary Healthcare, Managing RSV in Primary Healthcare Settings, NIP and priority populations, Vaccine Hesitancy, Culturally Safe  Practice in Immunisation, Vaccine Strategies and Promotions, Travel vaccines and Complex Catch-Ups.

Date: Wednesday 1st May – Thursday 2nd May 2024
Location: Pullman Sydney Airport NSW Gadigal Country
Cost: $600 per person (covers both days)
Early bird cost: $540 – 10% OFF if you register before 7th March 2024

With registrations already coming in from all around Australia, a national audience is expected, ready to complete almost their year’s worth of CPD in just 2 days. Spots are limited and are filling up quick, register today via the link below.

Registration: please click here


Women’s Health Essentials in Primary Care  

Face-to-face CPD event, ‘Women’s Health Essentials in Primary Care.’   This is open to all GPs and GP Registrars. This activity has been curated by fertility specialists in conjunction with GPs, for GPs in the community.

Topics to be covered on the day:
1. Fertility Assessment and IVF
2. Family Planning and Contraception (incl. egg freezing)
3. Impact of unintended pregnancy
4. Breast cancer screening
5. Carrier screening and genetic testing
6. Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain
7. Menopause

Followed by LARC practical session – Mirena and Implanon

Date: Saturday 4 May 2024
Time: 8:45am – 4:35pm AEST
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney
Cost: $60 for GPs and $30 registrars
RACGP hours

Register & further information


Patient Reported Measures Symposium 2024  

This virtual event is an opportunity for health professionals to develop knowledge about Patient Reported Measures (PRMs) as an enabler to improving outcomes and experiences for diverse populations across the care continuum.  The free event will host new health initiatives, innovations and research related to Patient Reported Measures (PRMs) that have (or will) translate into improved outcomes and experiences for people across the care continuum.  It will support clinicians and other professionals to deepen their understanding of PRMs, through hearing reflections on outcomes and learnings that are relevant across the health sector.

Audience:  All health professionals, consumers, researchers, academics, PRM experts and early-career researchers to register to attend.
Date:  Friday, 17 May 2024
Time:  8:45am – 4:30pm

Register here


Patient Reported Measures Research Symposium  

The Agency for Clinical Innovation will host the second Patient Reported Measures (PRMs) Symposium in 2024, held virtually. The symposium aims to bring together clinicians, consumers, researchers, academics, PRMs experts and early-career researchers to explore current advances and best practice in the PRMs field.

This year’s theme is Patient Reported Measures: Enabling improved outcomes and experiences for people across the care continuum.

Audience:  Health professionals, consumers, researchers, academics, PRM experts and early-career researchers working with PRMs or wanting to learn more about PRMs.

Date & Time:  Friday 17 May 2024, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Online via MS Teams

Register here

Further information and call for abstracts:  https://aci.health.nsw.gov.au/about/calendar/patient-reported-measures-research-symposium

Contact:  ACI-PRM@health.nsw.gov.au


NSW & ACT Hepatitis B for Nurses and Midwives  

The course will provide Nursing and Midwifery Professionals with advanced practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis B nursing.

The course includes presentations and case discussions that introduce the epidemiology and natural history of hepatitis B, vaccination, testing, fibrosis assessment, advanced liver disease, stigma and discrimination and the cultural context of hepatitis B nursing and midwifery.

Course Time & Date:

Session 1: Saturday 18 May, 9:00AM – 1:00PM (AEST)

Session 2: Saturday 25 May, 9:00AM – 1:00PM (AEST)

Location: Online – Zoom

Attendance at all sessions is required to receive accreditation.

Register here


2024 Australasian Melanoma Conference  

Melanoma Institute Australia invites you to join us for the 2024 Australasian Melanoma Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney’s beautiful Darling Harbour.

Chaired by 2024 Australians of the Year, Prof Georgina Long AO and Prof Richard Scolyer AO, AMC2024 unites us to not only amplify the impact of melanoma research and care, but also to foster invaluable networking opportunities to establish new partnerships and ignite collaborations.

With multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and researchers from Australia, New Zealand and beyond, we look forward to immersing ourselves in two days of insightful discussions, presentations and workshops, all aimed towards achieving our common goals of zero deaths from melanoma and lowering the burden of this disease.

Dates: 25-26 October 2024

Location: Hyatt Regency, Sydney

Register here and for more information


ONGOING: Introduction to Syphilis for Midwives and Clinicians Providing Antenatal Care (NSW)  

This online learning module is designed to provide midwives and clinicians providing antenatal care in NSW, with the tools to identify priority populations for antenatal syphilis testing in their practice, and distinguish the stages of syphilis infection based on a patient’s history and clinical presentation. This one-hour learning module will outline treatment guidelines for these stages, including more complex clinical scenarios, as well as the process of contract tracing/partner notification after a syphilis diagnosis.

Course available online from: 19/12/2023 – 11/09/2025 (available on demand, no fixed date)

Cost: Free

Venue: Online

Register: https://ashm.org.au/training/nsw-introduction-to-syphilis-for-midwives-and-clinicians-providing-antenatal-care/