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External Events

HETI – Mental Health Higher Education and Training in Psychiatric Medicine


PROVIDER: Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)

DATE: Ongoing


The NSW Institute Of Psychiatry has redesigned its former mental health higher education programs into two new contemporary higher education frameworks, commencing in February 2017. The frameworks of Psychiatric Medicine and Applied Mental Health Studies are cutting edge and will enable mental health practitioner students to study in inter-professional courses, with grounded application to their varied areas of mental health practice.

The Psychiatric Medicine Framework provides an innovative approach to general practitioner mental health education as this course has been developed to provide learning pathways for medical practitioners in their respective fields.

The Psychiatric Medicine Framework facilitates inter-professional collaboration and offers students the opportunity to study alongside and learn from other medical specialists. This includes:

  • General Practitioners
  • Psychiatry Trainees
  • Rural and Remote Medicine Specialists

While the Psychiatric Medicine course is designed to meet the Stage 1 and 2 course requirements of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College Psychiatrists (RANZCP) for psychiatry trainees, all teaching and learning assessments are focused on application to respective medical practice. The developed therapeutic electives will ensure that the learning needs of General Practitioners and Rural and Remote Medicine Specialists are similarly met. The learning pathways for General Practitioners and for Rural and Remote Medicine Specialists have been designed in consultation with the Royal Australian College General Practitioners (RANZCP) and with the Australian College Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and with reference to their curricula.

There are scholarships available for NSW based general practitioners to support their study in Psychiatric Medicine. Information on these opportunities are found here.

HETI has recently been registered as a higher education provider by the national regulatory body that oversights higher education, the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). This achievement was made possible by the transition of NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) to become a Mental Health Portfolio of HETI. This transition is expected to be completed by 1 January 2017. It is a first in Australia for a state health entity to be registered and has some significant opportunities for developing learning pathways for the health workforce.

REGISTRATION: Visit Psychiatric Medicine FrameworkApplied Mental Health Studies, or contact either Dr Rod McKay at or Dr Amanda Rosso Buckton at

ENQUIRIES: Should further detail on the courses be needed, please contact:

GP Education in 2018


PROVIDER: North Shore, Castlecrag and Hunters Hill Private Hospitals


Category 2 Evening Sessions 6.30 – 9.00pm (topics to be confirmed)

  • Tuesday 27 February
  • Wednesday 21 March
  • Tuesday 8 May
  • Thursday 26 July
  • Wednesday 24 October

Category 1 Active Learning Modules (ALM) 40 points


  • Saturday 2 June

Women’s Health Series – Breasts, Gynaecology and Obstetrics

  • Tuesday 21 August
  • Tuesday 11 September
  • Tuesday 25 September

TIME: Evening Sessions 6.30 – 9.00pm

VENUE: North Shore Private Hospital


Email: Wendy Bierer at or
Call: on 0419 201 105

GP INVITATION – What’s new in continuous glucose monitoring and MORE! “Interactive Talk”

MARCH 2018

Date: Wednesday 21 March

Supper: 7.00pm
Talk: 7.45pm

Venue: Manly Waters Private Hospital

Synopsis: Talk based on the common issues that arise in your General Practice

Speaker: Dr Caroline Badam, Endocrinologist

RSVP: P: 9977 9977 F: 9977 4319


MARCH 2018


DATE: 23 March 2018


This ACRRM and RACGP accredited event is more than just an intensive one-day workshop. It’s a learning package with reinforcing activities and follow-up cases, to ensure you maximise the benefits you receive.

By reducing the pressure to turn patients over quickly, we provide doctors (and practices) the time to deliver high quality care for patients, through sustainable and safe billing practices.

Learn with your peers, and share the secret knowledge that is hidden in the MBS Schedule. Over 90 case scenarios will be detailed, each dealing with a specific learning outcome. If you thought there must be more to Medicare billing than a cheat sheet, then ProMBS is for you. Hundreds of dollars extra per week in appropriate, accurate billing will allow you to spend your time and expertise where it is needed most – with patients.

VENUE: Hilton Sydney

Hepatitis C New Treatments Course

MARCH 2018


DATE: Saturday, 24 March 2018

TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm (Registration from 9:30am)

VENUE: Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010


This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of clinical staff working in primary care settings to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C. Part 1 consists of an eLearning component and part 2 consists of an interactive face-to-face workshop utilising experts in hepatitis C treatment to facilitate case discussions.

REGISTRATION: Register at:

Registrations Close: Monday, 19 March 2018

Expert Insights: Working with Values in Clinical Practice

MARCH 2018

PROVIDER: Black Dog Institute

DATE: Wednesday 28th March

TIME: 6pm – 7.30pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Randwick, NSW 2031


In recent years, mental health practice has been shifting from a deficits-based model of symptom reduction to a strengths-based model of care and recovery. Within this shift has been the contributions of positive psychology and other third wave approaches in the form of ‘values’ in treatment. Identifying what matters most to individuals and having corresponding elements of care aligned with personal core values is emerging as a key element of the strengths-based approach.

Spaces fill quickly so be sure to secure your spot now!

REGISTRATION: To register, click here.

headspace GP Training – Youth mental health

PROVIDER: headspace in collaboration with RACGP (The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)

headspace in collaboration with RACGP (The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) has developed an accredited five hour e-learning module in youth mental health to help you in your work with young people.

The training is engaging, interactive, evidence based with a range of interesting cases. It also links to helpful clinical resources, including videos of consultations and interviews with GPs, young people and other experts.

For more information please visit the website.


Deep Brain Stimulation Seminar

APRIL 2018

PROVIDER: North Shore Private Hospital

DATE: Saturday 7 April 2018

TIME: 8.00am – 2.00pm

VENUE: North Shore Private Hospital, 3 Westbourne Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


An education seminar on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Neurologists, Physicians and Parkinson’s Disease Nurses interested in learning more about DBS as a treatment option for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). This seminar will provide detailed information on the evidence base for the application of DBS in PD and other movement disorders; patient selection, optimal surgical timing, patient concerns; and the surgical procedure. Course conveners, Neurologist Dr Paul Silberstein & Neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Cook will be joined by other DBS specialists.


Bookings essential
Call Carmen Moller 0403 107 729

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander DV-Alert training

APRIL 2018

PROVIDER: Lifeline

DATE: 12th & 13th April 2018

TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Macquarie Hospital Ground 52 Wicks Street, Training room 3


Lifeline’s DV-alert* (Domestic and Family Violence Response Training) is a nationally recognised training program that enables frontline workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to confidently:

  • RECOGNISE signs of domestic and family violence (DFV)
  • RESPOND with appropriate care
  • REFER people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services

ENQUIRIES: For more information, please visit or contact or 08 8087 7525.

Workshops in Mental Health skills training and CPD

APRIL 2018

DATE: Sat 14 – Sun 15 April 2018

VENUE: HETI North Parramatta Campus


The Mental Health Assessment and Management workshop is a two day workshop that aims to develop skills in comprehensive mental health assessment, management planning and review processes, derived from the person’s experiences of illness, and is based on a recovery-focused model. It provides a context for mental health practice in Australia and an overview of patient barriers to accessing mental health services. Participants benefit from an interactive experience with experts from psychiatry, general practice, trauma-focused care and addiction medicine, along with shared perspectives from Carer and Consumer representatives.

REGISTRATION: Register here or email for more information

Masterclass – Working with Psychosis and Trauma

APRIL 2018

Provider: Blue Knot Foundation

Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018, Sydney

Venue: Adina, Town Hall, Sydney, NSW


Blue Knot Foundation’s trainer Matthew Ball, 2017 Mental Health Nurse of the year, is delivering a brand new masterclass.

This cutting edge masterclass is being offered in Sydney and Adelaide. “Working with Psychosis and Trauma” integrates Matt’s lived experience of psychosis with his professional expertise.

It showcases on a humanistic approach which challenges traditional medical approaches by highlighting the importance of the ‘right’ environment to optimise possibilities of recovery.

Matt lives and breathes the message and reality that recovery is possible.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Book now to build your knowledge and skills in supporting your clients with a lived experience of trauma and psychosis.

AONA Orthopaedic Conference

MAY 2018

PROVIDER: AONA (Australian Orthopaedic Nurses Association – NSW)

DATE: Friday 4th May 2018

VENUE: Dooley’s’ Catholic Club, Lidcombe

Conference Flyer
AONA Membership Renewal Form 2018
AONA New Membership Application 2018

Treating Hepatitis C in General Practice Forum (Prior to the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference)



DATE: Sunday, 12 August 2018

TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm (registrations open at 8:30am)

VENUE: Adelaide Rockford, 164 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000


This one day forum will bring together general practitioners from around Australia to share their experience with treating Hepatitis C. Delegates will learn from practices and localities that are achieving success in treating people with Hepatitis C in a range of primary care and priority settings.
The forum’s theme is: Empowering Primary Care Registration is free. Scholarships are available for interested GPs to attend the forum and, subsequently, the 11th Australasian Viral Hepatits Conference.

REGISTRATION: Registration at

Abstract Submission Open: Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference 2018



DATE: 13 – 15 August 2018

VENUE: Adelaide Convention Centre


Conference Theme: No one left behind
The conference will be an excellent platform to hear presentations on the latest research in Viral Hepatitis and a great opportunity to network with your peers.

REGISTRATION:For more information, please visit the website

GPTEC 2018 Switch On


PROVIDER: International Conferences & Events (ICE)

DATE: Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 September 2018

VENUE: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia


GPTEC 2018 Switch On will challenge and stimulate, inspire and motivate educators, supervisors, registrars, leaders and funders.

International Domestic Violence and Health Conference: Sustainable Change in the Health Sector


PROVIDER: Safer Families CRE

DATE: 21-22 November

VENUE: Melbourne


With health care services often at the forefront of identifying and responding to domestic violence, it is vital health practitioners are equipped with how to respond effectively and safely.

The Safer Families CRE is proud to present its inaugural International Domestic Violence and Health Conference 2018: Sustainable Change in the Health Sector Melbourne, November 21-22, 2018.  

Our conference invites practitioners, health service managers, community leaders, policymakers, researchers and survivors from all over the world, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander and First Nations people to share in the latest insights and technology for responding to the complexities of domestic violence.

Registrations open 27 April 2018


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