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Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health – ONLINE ALM

March 2017 – December 2019

PROVIDER: GP Learning

AVAILABLE: Thursday 30 Mar 2017 12:00am – Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

SYNOPSIS:

The Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health active learning module (ALM) provides general practitioners (GPs) with the skills to recognise and assess mental illnesses and to prepare evidence-based GP mental health treatment plans.

In recognition of these increased skills, GPs who have completed mental health skills training (MHST) gain access to additional MBS items, 2715 and 2717.

The MHST modular pathway and this ALM consist of two modules:

A Mental Health Core Module, which provides an overview of the Australian mental healthcare system, aetiology of the common mental illnesses seen in general practice and how to complete mental health treatment plans.

A Mental Health Clinical Enhancement Module which provides participants with the opportunity increase their skills in detecting and managing mental illness in young people.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Outline the features that allow the detection of common, disabling and treatable mental illnesses in general practice;
  • Undertake mental health assessments using the appropriate psychometric instruments validated for young people;
  • Demonstrate preparation of evidence-based GP mental health treatment plans in partnership with patients and their carers;
  • Describe the evidence based treatment recommendations for anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and psychosis in young people; and
  • Identify practice systems and other issues that safeguard patient safety in providing mental healthcare.

CPD:

This activity has approval by the RACGP for 40 Category 1 points for the 2017-19 triennium: Activity number 94398.

You will be sent a predisposing activity prior to the course which will need to be completed and returned before the program commences. Instructions for returning the activity will be included on the activity. Upon completion of the course you will be asked to complete a reinforcing/follow-up activity.

To qualify for 40 Category 1 points with the RACGP, participants must complete the predisposing and reinforcing activities and the feedback form.

SPONSOR:

Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation sponsored the Clinical Enhancement Module component.

LINK:

8.5 Hours online training – http://gplearning.racgp.org.au

MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact the gplearning Helpdesk on 1800 284 789 or email gplearning@racgp.org.au.


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GP Support Group

Ongoing

Small Group Learning

Would you like some help with your more difficult patients? At this support group GPs present cases and invite open and honest discussion. The aim is to help understand your patients and understand your own reactions to them.

This group is modelled on the Peer Review Groups that are now a mandatory part of continuing professional development for all psychiatrists.

The RACGP has accepted this project as a Small Group Learning exercise. Participants are eligible for 40 Category 1 CPD points (self-managed) if they attend a planning meeting, a review meeting and six meetings in between.

Venue: Northside Group Cremorne Clinic Consulting Suites, 1 Harrison St Cremorne, NSW 2090

Date: Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month

Time: 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Enquiries and RSVP: gpsupgrp@gmail.com.


The Alfred Allergy Symposium 2019

March 2019

PROVIDER: Alfred Health

DATE: Saturday 23rd March 2019, 8:30am – 4:00pm. Registration and coffee from 8am.

SYNOPSIS:

The Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology Service at The Alfred is the largest adult service of its kind in Australia, accepting referrals from across Victoria.

Audience: General practitioners and general physicians who manage patients with allergic conditions.
Format: The day will take the form of a workshop with a major focus on interactive case discussions of important allergic presentations, developed with GP input.
Topics include: Upper airway allergy, asthma, drug allergy, food allergy, paediatric allergy, anaphylaxis & venom allergy, allergic skin conditions, occupational & environmental allergy.
Convenors: A/Prof Mark Hew, Dr Eve Denton
Faculty: Dr Julian Bosco, Dr Ryan Hoy, Dr Sam Mehr, Dr Joy Lee, Dr Celia Zubrinich, Dr Rob Puy. Additional faculty to be announced shortly.

COST:

$132.
Early bird: $88 until 31/1/2019.
Includes morning tea, lunch and course booklet.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

This activity has approval by the RACGP for 40 Category 1 points for the 2017-19 triennium: Activity number 88722.

You will be sent a predisposing activity prior to the course which will need to be completed and returned before the program commences. Instructions for returning the activity will be included on the activity. Upon completion of the course you will be asked to complete a reinforcing/follow-up activity.

To qualify for 40 Category 1 points with the RACGP, participants must complete the predisposing and reinforcing activities and the feedback form.

LOCATION:

AMREP Lecture Theatre,
Alfred Hospital
89 Commercial Road, Melbourne

A map and details of parking and public transport options will be sent prior to the course.

SPONSORS:

The following companies have provided financial support for this event and will be participating in the Sponsors’ Exhibition on the day of the event: AstraZeneca, GSK, Sequirus.

Further sponsors will be listed once they are confirmed.

Educational material has been developed independently of any sponsors. We will not share your personal information with any of the sponsors. Please contact the organisers if you have any questions regarding sponsorship.


Black Dog Institute: Talking about Suicide in General Practice

April 2019

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Wednesday 3 April, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031.

COST: $180

SYNOPSIS:

The Talking About Suicide in General Practice workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in recognising presentations where suicide risk is high. You will learn how to undertake a detailed risk assessment, and provide effective management planning using a collaborative, team based approach.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Undertake a suicide risk assessment effectively
  • Develop a collaborative safety plan
  • Provide effective management following a suicide attempt

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, GP Registrars.

CPD:

6 RACGP QI&CPD Category 2 points.

MORE INFORMATION:

Download a program summary, register online or email education@blackdog.org.au.


Assessment and Management of Unexplained Breathlessness and Dysfunctional Breathing

APRIL 2019

PROVIDER: Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma

DATE: Thursday 04 April 2019

VENUE: Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW

SYNOPSIS:

The education programme will focus on the current understanding, diagnosis, assessment and treatment of complex breathlessness.

REGISTRATION:

To secure your place please contact: severeasthma@newcastle.edu.au
Registrations close 10/02/2019

MORE INFORMATION:

For further information: https://www.severeasthma.org.au/breathlessness-workshop/

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Registrations Open For APNA 2019 National Conference

April 2019

PROVIDER: APNA

Secure your spot at APNA’s 2019 National Conference with early bird prices

DATE- April 2019

SYNOPSIS: Start the year right with 20+ hours of clinical and inspiring CPD, at the only conference tailor-made for primary health care nurses across Australia.

A diverse conference program is taking shape, exhibition booths are filling fast and now, registrations are open!

A full conference registration offers unbeatable value, education and networking opportunities (with no hidden extra costs):

  • Half day Practical Workshops on Thursday 4 April 2019
  • All conference sessions on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April, including Breakfast Sessions and the 2019 APNA Nurse Awards Presentation
  • Ticket to the Meet & Greet Welcome Drinks on Thursday night
  • Ticket to the Rockstar Party on Friday night
  • Conference breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas
  • Option to book a private meeting room at the conference venue
  • Delegate handbook
  • Exhibition Hall pass

Sexual Health Training – Tools, Tips and Topics for People Who Work with Young People

April 2019

PROVIDER: Yfoundations / NSW Health

DATE: 16 April 2019

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm.

VENUE: Royal North Shore Community Health Centre – Dharug room ground floor, 2c Herbert Street, St LEONARDS, NSW 2065.

COST: Free.

SYNOPSIS:

Sticky Stuff is a one-day training that aims to increase the confidence, knowledge and skill of those who work with young people around the topic of sexual health.

This training includes:

  • Games, tools & resources
  • Up-to-date information
  • Local info on testing & treatment
  • Tips for program development
  • And more…

Sticky Stuff is a collaboration between NSW peak body for youth homelessness Yfoundations and NSW Health’s STI Programs Unit. Sticky Stuff is delivered in 30 locations across NSW Annually.

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION:

If you have any questions about content or booking please contact ben@yfoundations.org.au.


Hear about the latest developments from the MBS review at the Practice Owners National Conference

March 2017 – December 2019

PROVIDER: RACGP

Date: Saturday and Sunday 18–19 May 2019

SYNOPSIS:

Within two weeks of launching, the Practice Owners National Conference has already sold half of its available registrations.

With the introduction of a practice manager’s stream this year, the conference continues to broaden its program focus across all aspects of operating a general practice.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

This year’s program will bring you an exciting and relevant range of topics focusing on:

  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) review outcomes
  • ethical billing practices
  • payroll taxation issues
  • growing your patient base and keeping your appointment books full

establishing the right workplace culture.

CPD:

This activity has approval by the RACGP for 24 Category 2 points for the 2017-19 triennium: Activity number 94398.

You will be sent a predisposing activity prior to the course which will need to be completed and returned before the program commences. Instructions for returning the activity will be included on the activity. Upon completion of the course you will be asked to complete a reinforcing/follow-up activity.

To qualify for 40 Category 1 points with the RACGP, participants must complete the predisposing and reinforcing activities and the feedback form.

MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact the gplearning Helpdesk on 1800 284 789 or email gplearning@racgp.org.au.


Hepatitis B Prescriber Case Discussion Evening

May 2019

PROVIDER: ASHM

DATE: 21 May 2019

TIME: 6:30am – 9:00pm (registration at 6:15pm, dinner served promptly at 6:30pm).

VENUE: Rydges Camperdown, 9 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050.

COST: This evening is free for NSW-practicing HBV s100 prescribers, and dinner will be provided.

SYNOPSIS:

This case discussion evening will be facilitated by Dr Ken Liu, a local specialist with expertise in hepatitis B, and will take place over an informal dinner.

Participants will discuss newly developed cases covering topics requested by GP prescribers, including hepatitis B in pregnancy. Attendees are also encouraged to submit their own cases for discussion.

This Update will also be run as a webinar which will commence at 7:00pm.

SPEAKER:

Dr Ken Liu, Staff Specialist Hepatologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

OUTCOMES:

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Screen at-risk patients, accurately diagnose CHB infection and assess phase of the disease.
  • Monitor patients appropriately, establish suitability for treatment.
  • Describe aims of treatment, antiviral treatment options, duration of therapy and definitions of response.
  • Monitor patients on treatment according to established protocols, recognise and manage treatment response, resistance, hepatitis flares, and encourage compliance.
  • List risk factors, clinical signs, symptoms and complications of advanced liver disease and appropriately manage or refer to specialist care appropriately.

REGISTRATION:

http://www.ashm.org.au/training/
Registrations close Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Webinar participants please email Michelle Kwok to register

For further details, contact:
Michelle Kwok
T 02 8204 0723
E michelle.kwok@ashm.org.au

To submit a case for discussion, contact:
Phoebe.Schroder@ashm.org.au.
Case submissions will be due by Tuesday, April 30th.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION FLYER.


Lifestyle Medicine 2019

March 2017 – December 2019

PROVIDER: Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)

Date: 7th – 9th June 2019

Venue: Grand Millennium Auckland, 71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand.

SYNOPSIS:

Lifestyle Medicine 2019 is designed to equip doctors and allied health practitioners with evidence-based knowledge and practical skills in chronic disease management, treatment and prevention.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By attending this international event, attendees will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the latest translational science and research in chronic and lifestyle-related disease
  • Obtain practical knowledge, skills, tools and procedures for chronic disease management, treatment and prevention
  • Acquire an evidence-based knowledge of the application of Lifestyle Medicine in clinical and public health practice
  • Hear from a sizeable contingent of national and international speakers
  • Network and create lasting connections with a multidisciplinary cohort of like-minded health professionals
  • Be a part of a global movement for change in healthcare

CPD:

Lifestyle Medicine 2019 is expected to offer the following CPD points for GPs:

  • RNZCGP MOPS points
  • RACGP QI&CPD points
    • Friday workshops – 40 Category 1 points
    • Saturday – Category 2 points
    • Sunday – Category 2 points
  • ACRRM PDP points

CPD points may also be sought from allied health practitioner organisations.

MORE INFORMATION: Click ‘register’to find out more.


2nd Aged Care Tech Forum

June 2019

PROVIDER: Akolade

DATE: 18-20 June 2019

TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne VIC.

COST: $2,099.

SYNOPSIS:

2nd Aged Care Tech Forum: Embedding technology in your organisational culture to enhance operations and service delivery.

  • Examine the impact of the Royal Commission on aged care technology and service delivery
  • Explore the benefits of consumer centred technology to optimise care delivery
  • Implement methods to improve connectability and support positive patient outcomes
  • Capitalise on data and biometrics to improve quality of care
  • Align your IT strategy with your organisational goals

Black Dog Institute: Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention

July 2019

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Saturday 27 July, 9:00am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031.

COST: $360

SYNOPSIS:

Our new 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. The workshop 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.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, GP Registrars, Psychologists, all Health Professionals.

CPD:

40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1*; Mental Health CPD (GPMHSC)*; 30 ACRRM PRPD points*; 6 hours CPD (Psychologists).

MORE INFORMATION:

Download a program summary, register online or email education@blackdog.org.au.


Black Dog Institute: Bipolar Disorder – The Essential Psychological Toolkit

August 2019

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Monday 12 August, 9:00am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031.

COST: $360

SYNOPSIS:

This workshop has been revised and updated to reflect the current issues in the psychological treatment of bipolar disorder and includes some material from the original course. It uses interactive learning via case studies and videos from clients and their carers. The workshop includes tools to aid in the accurate assessment, diagnosis and management of bipolar I and II, looks at the critical role psychologists play in the management of bipolar, the most effective psychological interventions, the importance of assessing the impact of bipolar on the family unit and addressing the needs of carers and their crucial role in the management of bipolar disorder.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Diagnosis & Assessment
  • Treatment – Medication, Psychological & Wellbeing Plans
  • Role of the Carer

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Psychologists, counsellors, other clinicians and mental health professionals.

CPD:

6 Hours CPD (psychologists); 6 Hours OPD (counsellors).

MORE INFORMATION:

Download a program summary, register online or email education@blackdog.org.au.


Black Dog Institute: Dealing with Anxiety Disorders

September 2019

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Saturday 14 September, 9:00am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031.

COST: $360

SYNOPSIS:

This highly interactive 6 hour workshop aims to provide GPs with a comprehensive theoretical understanding of anxiety disorders together with an extensive range of skills and strategies to better manage anxiety in their practices. Clinical scenarios form the basis of the learning as participants explore how anxiety disorders arise, how they are maintained and the role general practitioners can play in addressing these effectively.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs.

CPD:

40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1; Approved by the General Practice Mental Health Standards; Collaboration (GPMHSC) for Focussed Psychological
Strategies CPD (FPS CPD); 30 ACRRM PRPD.

MORE INFORMATION:

Download a program summary, register online or email education@blackdog.org.au.


Black Dog Institute: Perinatal in Practice

November 2019

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Saturday 16 November, 9:00am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031.

COST: $360

SYNOPSIS:

The perinatal period is a time of heightened risk for a variety of mental health conditions. Despite the portrayal of early parenthood as a time of unmitigated joy and fulfilment, many new parents experience a different reality.

Our updated Perinatal in Practice program aiming to answer many clinical questions including:

  • Is this a normal transition to parenthood or clinical depression?
  • Can antidepressants be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding?
  • What psychological strategies are useful in treating perinatal depression?

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, Psychologists, Midwives, Nurses, Social Workers and other Allied Health Professionals.

CPD:

  • 40 RACGP QI&CPD Cat 1(MHST)
  • Mental Health CPD (GPMHSC)
  • 30 ACRRM PRPD
  • 6 hours CPD (Psychologists)
  • Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity

MORE INFORMATION:

Download a program summary, register online or email education@blackdog.org.au.


Black Dog Institute: Depression Dilemmas

November 2019

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Sunday 17 November, 9:00am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick NSW 2031.

COST: $360

SYNOPSIS:

Despite improved awareness and education, there are still some presentations of depression that are highly challenging for clinicians to manage in the primary care setting. Depression Dilemmas is a new interactive workshop that tackles areas of treating mood disorders that clinicians can find particularly demanding. Using case studies as the platform for learning, the program explores strategies to tackle depression in the context of alcohol use disorder, late life depression and depression that is failing to remit despite seemingly adequate treatment. Open to both general practitioners and psychologists, this advanced workshop also provides an opportunity for the two professions to interact, share each other’s perspective and problem solve together.

Topics Covered:

  • Depression & Alcohol
  • Late life depression
  • Difficult to treat depression

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, GP Registrars, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals.

CPD:

  • 40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1 Points
  • 30 ACCRM PRPD
  • Mental Health Skills Training (GPMHSC)
  • 6 CPD Hours (psychologists)
  • 6 OPD Hours (counsellors)
  • AASW Endorsed Activity

MORE INFORMATION:

Download a program summary, register online or email education@blackdog.org.au.