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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.

Contraception Essentials In Primary Care (NSW/ACT) Webinar  

Through case studies, presentations, group discussion and online learning the Contraception Essentials in Primary Care course will increase primary care providers’ knowledge and confidence in discussing the benefits of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy amongst their patient population. This course will be particularly relevant for, but not limited to, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, practice nurses, and practice managers working in primary care settings.

This course if for attendees in NSW and ACT.  If you’re in another jurisdiction or were interested in this course and unable to attend, please click here to register your interest.


Speakers TBC.

Part 1: Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 6:30pm – 9:00pm (AEDT)

Part 2: Wednesday 5 April 2023, 6:30 – 8:30pm (AEDT)

Learning Objectives:

It is expected that after completing the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss available contraceptive methods’ safety, efficacy, and side effects.
  • Implement a contraception consultation framework that demonstrates patient-centred shared decision-making.
  • Outline common issues and side effects that arise in contraceptive care.
  • Propose strategies for breaking down barriers to contraception access.

Target Audience

GPs, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers working in primary care settings.


Due to the transition to the new RACGP triennium, this activity’s accreditation is pending. Participants will need to self-record this activity via Quick Log through their RACGP myCPD dashboard. Your Statement of Attendance will include a breakdown of hours and activity types.

The training is in the process of being endorsed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) and Australian College of Nursing (ACN).


This event is supported by an unconditional education grant from Organon. Sponsorship is governed by ASHM’s Sponsorship Policy and the sponsor has no input into the content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service. 

For More Information:

Click here to download the course flyer

Please contact Alexandra Lipa via Alexandra.lipa@ashm.org.au 0r call on 0432 734 775

LGBTQ Training Programs for GPs  

ACON Pride Training offters information and educational services to assist health, wellbeing, and community organisations in increasing their knowledge of LGBTQ people and communities, and provide guidance on inclusive practice. ACON have been working with LGBTQ communities for over 30 years, for the past 10 years, delivering training and inclusion programs.

FREE CPD ACTIVITYLGBTQ Suicide Prevention for GPs eLearning

ACON has various other courses accredited with the RACGP

Other training Programs:

ACON trainers:

  • Have direct expertise in the health needs and experiences of LGBTQ people
  • Recognition as subject matter experts
  • Are experienced community members and allies.
  • Provide evidence based training that and incorporates lived experience and peer-driven stories.
  • Offer a range of flexible programs aimed at meeting learning and inclusion needs.

ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs offer a range of services to assist employers, sporting organisations and service providers with all aspects of LGBTQ inclusion.

NADA Conference 2023: Creating safe spaces  

Join us at NADA Conference 2023: Creating safe spaces, to be held on 11–12 May 2023 at the ICC Sydney.
Showcasing interventions designed to improve outcomes for clients, this event will inform with new ideas, engage with the evidence base and provide networking opportunities.

Abstracts are now open
NADA invites abstract submissions for oral presentations, workshops, symposium and poster presentations. This is an opportunity for you to showcase your innovative practice or research. Abstracts submissions deadline has been extended to 5pm on 3 February.  No extensions to the deadline will be granted.

We encourage workers and services across all sectors to submit an abstract. Interactive and practice-focused sessions are encouraged to maximize opportunities for conference participants to exchange practice and experience.

Conference themes
Presentations may focus on any topic related to the conference theme, Creating Safe Spaces.

The theme aims to highlight sector achievement and innovation, with a focus on:
• worker wellbeing
• cultural safety
• consumer engagement and peer work
• connection and collaborative practice
• the strength of communities of practice
• increasing inclusion and equity.

NADA encourages presentation proposals from people who are working with or identify as part of communities (including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, gender and sexuality diverse communities, and individuals with lived experience). NADA also encourages all presentations to consider the needs and perspectives of these populations. See abstracts information and guidelines.

Speaker:  Dan Howard, former Commissioner for the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’

Further information

Contact us
All enquiries should be sent to conference@nada.org.au

Trauma Sensitive Practice – Working with Complex Trauma  

This training is a blend of foundational information on complex trauma with the introduction of the practice of safety and stabilisation.
This training program utilises current research to provide an understanding of trauma, the impacts of trauma and the neurobiological responses that occur. Building an understanding of the key features of complex trauma that can present in our working relationships and the resourcing and regulation that can support in practice.

This program is for those who have some level of trauma awareness and seek to build on their knowledge and continue to embed the trauma informed principles within therapeutic practice.

Who Should Attend?
This training is designed for practitioners who work in a therapeutic relationship with people who have experienced complex trauma i.e: Social workers, case managers, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists.

Upcoming Dates
14 February 2023 – Virtual Classroom (delivered via Zoom)
17 February 2023 – Melbourne CBD, VIC (face to face)
24 March 2023 – Brisbane CBD, QLD (face to face)
22 May 2023 – Sydney CBD, NSW (face to face)

Non-member Standard Rate: $350
Blue Knot Professional Member Rate: $310
Group Discount (3 or more people): $320 per person

Register  https://professionals.blueknot.org.au/professional-development-training/training-for-individuals/cat-3-foundational-training/?vgo_ee=uohd6TaKjqYFagagby61qlht4ik6P9xNvhsQ1FjqbGc%3D

Black Dog Institute: Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention  

This course is suitable for Allied Health Professionals, GPs, Multi-disciplinary, Mental Health Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Youth Workers and other mental health professionals.

This will be both face to face and online (blended) available at various dates and locations.

Register: https://blackdoginstitute.secure.force.com/forms/bdi_EducationMasterCourseIndividual?mstrCrsId=a1K12000003n5TfEAI

Digital Health: Education and Adoption – Resource and Events Update Feb 2023  

The current edition of the Resource and Events Update is available at phnbulletin-february2023

Highlights in the update include:
• Digital health – Better access to test results
• eLearning modules update
• my health app Train-the-Trainer additional session


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/


Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course
08, 15, 22 March, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (ACST) – Online
General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, other community based medical practitioners.
This activity received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
Register here https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/hbv-100-prescriber-20230308/


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/

Early childhood nutrition webinars  

A series of free RACGP-accredited early childhood nutrition webinars that have been developed for health professionals, including general practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals.

Upcoming webinars (delivered by an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Child and Family Health Nurse Educator or general practitioner) include:
• Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding Basics: 8th March 7-8:30pm – link
• Managing Common Infant Feeding Challenges – case studies: 22nd March 7-8pm – link
• How to support parents with starting solids 30th March 7-8pm – link
• Supporting Children with Fussy Eating Behaviours – Theory 5th April 7-8pm – link
• Supporting Children with Fussy Eating Behaviours – Case Studies 12th April 7-8pm – link

In addition to our professional webinars, we also offer separate parent webinars that can be accessed here: Parenting Webinars (karitane.com.au)



Headache Masterclass for Primary Care  

The Australia and New Zealand Headache Society invites general practitioners and primary care clinicians to attend the inaugural Headache Masterclass for Primary Care on March 25, 2023 from 9am-4:30pm AEDT.

This one-day virtual Masterclass is designed for Australian general practitioners and primary care workers to provide a practical, real-world, guide to managing headache and migraine patients. Based around four inter-woven case studies, and facilitated by Dr. Anita Muñoz (GP/medical educator), leading local and international experts will be discussing:

• Their approaches to assessing headache in new patients
• The range of triggers that are known to cause headaches, and
• The latest pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to managing acute and chronic headache disorders

There will be plenty of opportunity throughout the Masterclass to have your questions answered by the panel of experts.

This educational activity has been accredited for CPD hours with the RACGP and ACRRM.

Event information, agenda and registration can be found here: https://praxhub.com/anzhs-headache-masterclass

Saturday 25 March | 9am – 4:30pm AEDT

Free Online Event

MHPN Online Conference 2023  

Pick and choose from over 20 professional development activities across three days and evenings. Tailor the unique program to your PD and networking needs. Attend one, some or all!
Learn more about the unique program that features expert presenters participating in a debate, hypothetical, and panel discussion, as well as collaboratively unpacking topical and challenging case scenarios; structured and unstructured networking opportunities and daily drop-in mindfulness sessions.

Date: 28-30 March 2023
Registration & further information: https://www.mhpnconference.org.au/

Registrations close at 11:59 PM Tuesday 14 March.

Attendance is free for Australian mental health practitioners, however, places are limited.

Long COVID medical education webinar for GPs  

Date:  Tuesday 28 March 2023
Time:  19:00 – 20:30 (AEDT)
Register here
Further information: Long Covid Webinar 28.03.23 – Final Version

Speaker:  Dr. Alistair Miller, Respiratory Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

This meeting is for scientific exchange to provide non-promotional, balanced and meaningful scientific and medical information and may contain off-label content in Australia. Please refer to the Australian Product Information for any products mentioned, available at www.ebs.tga.gov.au/

Webinar: ENT issues in a Post Covid world  

Date:  Wednesday 29 March 2023
Time:  7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for a live webinar on ENT issues in a Post Covid world.  It will include expertise from both adult and paediatric ENT specialists.
We’ll discuss the common presentation in the space of ENT since Covid. And look at treatment algorithms for history, examination and management of these conditions across Adult and Paediatric ENT.

Register here 

Further information:  CPD A4 NWPH ENT Issues Post Covid_Praxhub_020323 COL Northern Sydney PHN

Hepatitis C in NSP Settings  

Frontline workers in NSP settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hepatitis C. Every day you’re talking to people who might be living with hepatitis C, and in these conversations you can support people to protect their health. This free online workshop will help build your confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in NSP settings and provide referrals to testing and treatment.

Date:  Wednesday 29 March 2023
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm (AEST)
For nurses, midwives, and sexual health workers.
This activity is funded by NSW Health.
Register:  https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/nsw-hepatitis-c-in-nsp-settings/

Youth Mental Health First Aid course  

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course equips adults who teach, care for and support young people with the skills and confidence needed to recognise and respond to a young person experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

Developed for adults to support young people aged 12-18, Youth Mental Health First Aid training teaches participants how to provide initial support to a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or mental health crisis, until professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.

Topics covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviour.

The course will be delivered as a blended course and consists of a self-paced eLearning component (approximately 4 hours) followed by one day face-to-face session on Monday 17 April,  Magpies Waitara Club, 11-37 Alexandria Parade, Waitara

To register please click here.

For further information please call Liz on 0416191312 or email mind1stresponders@gmail.com

Academy of Child and Adolescent Health webinar  

Demystifying Developmental Paediatrics – 3 hour webinar with 3 dynamic Q&A panels for Primary Care

Date: 26 April 2023

Time: 5:30-8:30pm (AEST)

Register here


More information

2023 Sydney Nurse Melanoma Symposium  

You’re invited to join Melanoma Institute Australia for their annual symposium designed for all nurses who care for patients with melanoma and complex skin cancer. The one-day face-to-face symposium in Sydney is your opportunity to hear from multidisciplinary experts across the disease spectrum in a supportive environment.

We are pleased to be having a new hands-on workshop session this year, as well as the option to attend a surgical or medical concurrent stream during our afternoon session for a deeper dive in your area of interest.

When: Thursday 4 May 2023
Where: The Poche Centre, 40 Rocklands Rd, Wollstonecraft NSW 2065
Cost: $95 (inc GST)

CPD: A Certificate of Attendance will be given after completing a survey on the event.
Register: https://events.humanitix.com/2023-sydney-nurse-melanoma-symposium?c=phn


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.


RACGP Wellbeing Weekend 2023  

Date:  Saturday 27 May – Sunday 28 May 2023
Venue:  Sails by Rydges, Port Macquarie, NSW
Cost:  $485 | Member
$515 | non-member

Registration details and program:  2023 NSW_ACT wellbeing weekend flyer

Sexual Health Fundamentals for Nurses and Midwives  

This online ASHM workshop is for nurses, midwives, and sexual health workers.

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2023

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (AEST)

For further information: https://ashm.org.au/training_cat/sh-fundamentals-nurses-midwives-eoi/

This activity is funded by NSW Health.