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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.


Black Dog Institute: Managing Bipolar Disorder

March 2019

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Saturday 9 March, 9:00am – 5:00pm

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

COST: $360

SYNOPSIS:

The diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder presents many challenges to primary care clinicians. Our new six hour highly interactive program explores the key issues and difficulties in the detection and treatment of bipolar disorder, equipping the clinician with the knowledge and skills required to deliver an integrated pharmacological and psychological approach best suited to the needs of people living with bipolar disorder.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Identify the key features of bipolar disorder
  • Assess patients presenting with depression for possible underlying bipolar disorder
  • Undertake a risk assessment for patients with bipolar disorder
  • List common co-morbid conditions that accompany bipolar disorder
  • Outline the pharmacological management of bipolar disorder
  • Delineate the role of psycho-education and psychological strategies in achieving and maintaining well-being in patients with bipolar disorder

TARGET AUDIENCE:

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

CPD:

Cat 1 ALM, providing 40 QI&CPD points, Focused Psychological Strategies CPD, 30 PRPD points with ACRRM. Psychologists – 6 hours CPD.

MORE INFORMATION:

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


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

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.