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Navigating genomic testing in primary care: A new e-learning module

DATES:

Available until 31 December 2019

SYNOPSIS:

At least one in ten patients visiting their GP is estimated to have a condition with a genetic component, and approximately 60% of people will be affected by a condition with a genetic component during their lifetime.

This module seeks to educate GPs and others working in the primary care space about how genomic testing can improve patient outcomes, the appropriate referral pathways, and issues surrounding family, privacy and insurance.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the relevance and applications of genomic testing in primary care, and the role of the GP.
  • Explain the uses and limitations of genomic testing, and the ethical, legal and social issues related to genomic testing.
  • Understand genomic reports and related correspondence in order to provide patients with the information they need.
  • Identify resources for patients undergoing genomic testing and patients with genetic conditions.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


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 General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) 2019

DATE: 17-19 May 2019

VENUE: Sydney Showground

SYNOPSIS:

The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) in Sydney is NSW’s leading CPD event for primary care and is widely recognised as one of the most important CPD events on the general practice calendar. GPCE Sydney takes place from 17-19 May 2019 at Sydney Showground as one of the flagship events in the GPCE series, welcoming over 1000 healthcare professionals to meet, update knowledge, earn CPD points and see the latest innovations specific to primary care.

In 2019, the GPCE program will not only deliver high quality clinical CPD education and updates, but will allow attendees to build a program based on interests and needs with over 140 sessions relevant to your business, your life, your practice and your curios

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


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.


RACGP Building a community for practice ownership

DATE: Saturday and Sunday 18–19 May 2019

VENUE: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney

SYNOPSIS:

Join us in Sydney for two days of professional development, learning and opportunities to connect with fellow practice owners. Share your experiences, challenges and triumphs in general practice ownership with your peers, and hear of their experiences.

Did you know that there is a dedicated space in shareGP for general practice owners? This is a forum where you can connect and have conversations with fellow practice owners to network, ask questions, share articles and help build a community of support.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


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.


Reablement & Wellness: Taking the First Steps

PROVIDER: Your Side Your Health and Wellness

DATE and TIME:

Wednesday 22nd May 2018 9.00am-1.30pm

VENUE: Norths Leagues Club, 12 Abbott St, Cammeray

SYNOPSIS:

Reablement and wellness are hot topics at the moment. Not only because they are the focus of Australian Government policy, but also because they have also been shown to reduce dependency on support services and increase consumer independence, autonomy and well-being.

Implementing a Wellness and Reablement approach within your organisation can result in a win-win situation for your staff and most importantly your customers.

Our May Forum will focus on implementing reablement & wellness, from the time of conception to the process of evaluation and reporting.

MORE INFORMATION: 

View the event flyer here.

Register here.


NUAA Providing Quality Health Care for People Who Use Illicit Drugs

PROVIDER: NUAA

DATE: 

  • Sydney: May 25, 2019
  • Parramatta: June 29, 2019

 

VENUE: Manly Waters Private Hospital, 17 Cove Avenue, Manly

SYNOPSIS:

The NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA), the statewide, community-based organisation representing people who use or have used illicit drugs, has launched a new active learning module (ALM) for GPs on ‘Providing Quality Health Care for People Who Use Illicit Drugs’.

Recent data shows that alcohol and other drug (AOD) use (including illicit drug use) is commonplace in Australia, and that general practice is the first point of contact with the health system for many people with AOD-related health issues.

If you are a GP or someone working in general practice and would like to know more about illicit drug use in Australia and feel more confident talking with your patients about drug use issues, then this new ALM from NUAA may interest you. This full day, face-to-face training course provides an innovative and engaging learning environment for GPs and others to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in providing quality care for patients who use illicit drugs.

As a peer-based organisation, NUAA employs a unique consumer-led training approach that provides participants with the opportunity to engage with people who have direct experience of illicit drug use and to benefit from their ‘real-world’ perspectives on drug use and accessing the health system.

Specific sessions will cover topics including:

  • An overview of the latest research, policy and evidence on illicit drug use in Australian society;
  • Understanding and addressing barriers to health care access for people who use illicit drugs;
  • “Drug seeking behaviour”, medico-legal issues and ethical responsibilities in general practice;
  • Taking a ‘Benefit-to-Harm’ approach to managing patients with drug use issues;
  • Making the most of specialist peer-based referral pathways available to GPs.

NUAA is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD Program 2017-2019. As a Category 1 activity, GPs who successfully complete the training will be eligible for 40 CPD points. All participants who successfully complete the training activity will be provided with a NUAA Certificate of Attendance.

TIME: The sessions will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Free parking available, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea served.


INS Public Education Program

PROVIDER: International Neuromodulation Society

DATE: 25-30 May 2019

VENUE: Sydney Showground

SYNOPSIS:

Neurostimulation: An established drug-free therapy for chronic conditions that can improve quality of life

A discussion by national and international experts and patients that is open to the media, general public, patients, families and friends of people living with conditions like chronic pain, bladder dysfunction or movement disorder, presented to raise awareness of potentially life-altering neuromodulation therapies.

This free-of-charge public event precedes the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) 14th World Congress, whose scientific program takes place in Sydney 27 May through 30 May, 2019.

The INS organized this event with the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand to highlight burdensome health problems that may be managed with established and effective medication-free therapies like spinal cord stimulation, urologic neurostimulation or deep brain stimulation. The presenters will share their knowledge and answer questions.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


My Health Record for Aged Care

DATE:

2.00 – 3.00pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 28th May 2019

VENUE: Online (join via your computer – register beforehand. Note registrations close 24hrs prior to webinar event)

SYNOPSIS:

This interactive webinar is for Aged Care professionals working in residential aged care or community aged care sectors. The learning outcomes of this webinar will include:

  • Increased understanding of My Health Record including the stronger privacy laws
  • How My Health Record may improve outcomes for aged care consumers and increase efficiencies for staff
  • A case study overview

There will be opportunities for Q&A throughout the webinar.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


Manly Waters Private Hospital GP Evening

PROVIDER: Manly Waters Private Hospital

Date: Wednesday 29th May

Venue: Manly Waters Private Hospital, 17 Cove Avenue, Manly

SYNOPSIS:

Practice Managers welcome too. PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE! Dr Jacobsen looks forward to meeting you and discussing the common issues that arise in your General Practice and when to refer.

Manly Waters will introduce its latest Cardiac Programs.

Click here to view event flyer.

Supper:          7.00pm

Talk:               7.45pm

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

NEW Cardiac Phase 2 Day Rehabilitation Program
Phase 3 Wellness Program

CPD: CPD points to be self-recorded, Certificate provided.

MORE INFORMATION: 

RSVP:  P: 9977 9977   F: 9977 4319

Email RSVP by 24th April – if later please phone         mwoods@mhsmanly.com.au


The Bench Marque Group Course in Wound Closure

PROVIDER: The Bench Marque Group

Date 1: Friday 21 May – Saturday 22 June 2019 (8.45am – 4.30pm)

Venue: Rydges Bankstown
32 Cricketers Arms Road
Prospect, NSW 2148

Click here to view event flyer.

Date 2: Thursday 31 May – Friday 1 June (8.45am – 4.30pm)

Venue: Rydges Bankstown
874 Hume Highway
Bass Hill, NSW 2197

Click here to view event flyer.

SYNOPSIS:

The Course in Wound Closure is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for Nurses, General Practitioners and relevant Allied Healthcare Workers to safely assess the need for, and to perform, wound closure in a variety of settings.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

During the two-day workshop topics and activities will include:

• Wound assessment
• Identifying and managing different types of wounds
• Using local anesthetic
• Closure methods and selection of appropriate materials
• Simulated wound closure
• Simulated assessment tasks
• Documentation and follow up and referral.

MORE INFORMATION: 

For further information, please visit benchmarquegroup.com.au and select Course in Wound Closure.


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

Nicotine Addiction & Smoking Cessation 3 Day Training Course

DATES:

18-20 June

28-30 October 2019

VENUE: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research 431 Glebe Point Road , Glebe NSW 2037

SYNOPSIS:

in in-depth knowledge and skills in nicotine addiction and smoking cessation to work in primary and allied healthcare as a tobacco treatment and smoking cessation specialist.

Hosted by A/Prof Renee Bittoun (Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Smoking Cessation) along with other experts in the field of smoking cessation. A/Prof Bittoun has been teaching this course for over 15 years, regularly updating the content and has many years of experience in clinical practice and professional training regarding smoking cessation.

Topics: Causes, consequences, treatment and research of smoking cessation, nicotine addiction and appropriate evidence based smoking cessation techniques in practical application. Our aim is to improve the implementation and evaluation of programs in smoking cessation. This 3 day course includes a USB stick with course materials and a certificate of attendance is awarded on completion.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


3rd Annual Palliative , Aged & Dementia Care Forum

PROVIDER: Clariden Global

Date: 24-26 July 2019

VENUE: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

SYNOPSIS:

This event has been carefully curated to present interesting insights and innovative solutions from leading aged care experts to help enhance your organization’s delivery of palliative, aged and dementia care.

 

Discover best practices from award-winning aged, dementia and palliative care providers and future-proof your aged care institutions with elderly-centric & personalized care models, join us at Clariden Global’s 3rd Annual Palliative, Aged and Dementia Care Forum on 24 – 26 July 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Engage with public and private hospitals, aged care providers and other key players in mutually beneficial partnerships to ensure the sustainability of the aged care ecosystem in Australia.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Visit the website.


St John of God & SESLHD Perinatal Infant Mental Health Seminar

DATE:

Friday 26th July 2019, 8.30am – 4pm

VENUE: Novotel Sydney Olympic Park NSW

SYNOPSIS:

Attachment, risk and resilience in the Perinatal period
a Seminar for Primary Care and Mental Health Clinicians

Prof Loyola McLean –Disorganised Attachment – a clinical perspective
Prof Melissa Green : Predicting childhood vulnerability across the spectrum of health, education and social adversity from information known at birth. SJOG PIMH services: Raphael Services & MBU updates (Dr Alice Dwyer & Carmen Xidis, CNC).
FACS & Vulnerable Families program speakers: a combined Health & FACS approach to working with complex families and their offspring.
Prof Brin Grenyer Helping women with personality disorder to parent their infant.

MORE INFORMATION: 

View the event flyer here.


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.


ACNP National Conference Transforming Health Care

DATE:

2-5 September 2019

VENUE: Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park

SYNOPSIS:

n 2019, the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners will be holding our National Conference in Melbourne from the 2nd-5th September, 2019.

The ACNP Conference is a fantastic opportunity to bring together Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals.

Please join us in welcoming over 250 Delegates from around the globe and explore the 2019 themes of:
  • Rural & Remote Health
  • Primary Health Care
  • Private Practice, and
  • Speciality Practice, including Mental Health and Emergency. 

 

The outline for the four days includes:

  • Monday 2nd September 2019 – Pre Conference Workshops & Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Conference Day 1
  • Wednesday 4th September 2019 – Conference Day 2 & Gala Dinner
  • Thursday 5th September 2019 – Conference Day 3 & Close

The ACNP National Conference is one event not to be missed and provides for a great way to learn, network and interact in a fun, friendly and engaging environment.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


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.


A National and International Conference on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases

DATE:

16th – 18th October 2019

VENUE: ICC Sydney

SYNOPSIS:

ASLM, ANZOS (the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society) and the ICCR (International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk) are proud to announce their joint conference on obesity and related chronic diseases, to be held in Sydney from 16-18 October 2019. Gain knowledge, foster relationships and create networks at this one-time event!

Featuring Dr David Katz and other leading experts. Internationally-renowned Lifestyle Medicine expert Dr David Katz will be presenting a plenary at the conference, alongside a diverse and vibrant group of established international and national experts.

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.


Lead The Way Towards Wellbeing Conference 2019

DATES:

October 31st

November 1st

VENUE: Waterview Bicentennital Park Homebush NSW

SYNOPSIS:

Now more than ever, children, young people, families and professionals navigate unprecedented change and significant life events including, loss and trauma.

Join us to learn from experts about recent research and evidence-based strategies that can be integrated into organisation and education wellbeing practice.

Interactive workshops led by specialist practitioners will provide an opportunity to support professional wellbeing approaches and programs that build safe environments to empower children, young people and families to heal from their experience.

MORE INFORMATION: 

View the event flyer here.

Register here.


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.


St George Hospital Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Conference 2019

DATES:

23rd – 24th November 2019

VENUE: St George Hospital Research and Education Centre, NSAW

SYNOPSIS:

The 4th Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Conference at St George Public Hospital is being held in Sydney on 23rd and 24th November, 2019.

Four excellent, internationally Surgical oncologist renowned speakers will be leading the event. These professionals have all all contributed to major advances in knowledge surrounding Cytoreductive Surgery(Peritonectomy ) , Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and, more recently, PIPAC (Pressurised IntraPeritoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy) in Peritoneal Surface malignancy  esp from Colorectal, Appendix cancer, Gastric cancer, Ovarian cancer, Mesothelioma and other rare peritoneal surface malignancy.  

There will be presentations and discussion on different recent hot topics like the PRODIGE 7 result, Prophylactic HIPEC and second look in T4 colorectal cancer Dutch RCT result , Systemic chemotherapy  in Peritoneal surface malignancy from colorectal cancer and quality of life post Peritonectomy and HIPEC.

 16 CPD Hours will be granted for the attendance. Please visit the following link for more information about the event:

MORE INFORMATION: 

Register here.