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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.


Health Management Courses

Take your career to new heights. Choose a QUT short course for specialised knowledge that is comprehensive and relevant to the real world, now and in the future.

Health Management Courses

Leadership in Health Management
Health Care Law and Ethics
Health Planning and Evaluation
Leadership of Quality and Safety

Disaster Response and Recovery
Leadership in Disaster Management

Online registrations now open!


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.


Women’s Health Conference and Dinner for GPs

DATE: Tuesday, 25 June 2019

TIME: 6.15pm: Registration & buffet dinner; 7pm – 9pm: Conference.

VENUE: Tulloch Conference Room, Level 2, Tulloch Building, Sydney Adventist Hospital

COST: Free.

TOPICS:

  • “A race to the heart” – when should you send patients to emergency, and syncope related presentations
    Dr Dennis Wang
  • Updates in endometriosis
    Dr Sarah Choi
  • Update and controversies in breast imaging
    Dr Christine Shearman

RSVP: Monday, 24 June 2019

Register online: www.sah.org.au/event-calendar
OR
Phone 9487 9871
Email comrel@sah.org.au
Fax completed form to 9487 9875

MORE INFORMATION

Numbers are strictly limited, so your early registration is important. Bookings are essential.


Collaborating to recognise and address depression in cannabis users – Webinar

DATES:

Wednesday 17 July

7:15pm

DURATION:

75 Minutes

SYNOPSIS:

Register now to attend Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN’s) webinar and gain insights into how health practitioners can work together to recognise and address depression in cannabis users.

The panel comprises psychiatrist Dr Shalini Arunogiri, general practitioner Dr Paul Grinzi, psychologist Lee Brient and mental health social worker Monica Lord. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Steve Trumble.

MORE INFORMATION:

Register here.


Promoting Participation in the National Cervical Screening Program to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Women

DATE: Tuesday 23 July 2019

TIME: 9.00am – approx. 1.00pm

VENUE: National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, 166 – 180 George St Redfern, NSW 2016

COST: No Cost (registration essential)

SYNOPSIS:

Promoting Participation in the National Cervical Screening Program to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Women – BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

This training is intended to further support healthcare providers to effectively promote the importance and benefits of cervical screening to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women and help them to understand the changes to the National Cervical Screening Program, which came into effect on 1 December 2017.

The training will be delivered through a half-day face to face workshop, followed by an online assessment through our online training portal, BenchmarqueIQ.

Who can come along:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community leaders
  • Healthcare providers, including non-clinical support staff
  • Anyone working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Women to support the benefits of regular cervical screening.

Topics covered in this training include:

  • What is Cervical Screening?
  • Overview of the National Cervical Screening Program including the new Cervical Screening Test (what are the changes and why)
  • Cervical Screening Test results – the follow-up and management
  • Deliver and address the client’s needs, specifically related to the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP)
  • Promoting cervical screening and the importance of screening

Please note: This program is for women attendees only.
Also, this is not a clinical program and does not provide competency for the Cervical Screening Test (previously Pap Test).

MORE INFORMATION

Register early as places are limited and will fill quickly. Bookings are essential.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For any enquiries, contact Chelsea Jamieson at The Benchmarque Group:
Phone: 1300 855 568
Email: chelsea@benchmarquegroup.com.au


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.


Children & Young People: Trauma and Neglect

DATE: 30 July 2019 – 31 July 2019

VENUE: Ground floor, 2C Herbert Street. St Leonards NSW

COST:
NSW Health participants: $80
Interagency workers (government & non government): $140
Private practitioners & interstate participants: $200

SYNOPSIS:

Increasing recognition is being given to the impact of early interpersonal trauma on children and young people. Exposure to many forms of interpersonal violence is implicated in the aetiology of challenging behaviours in childhood and adolescence and potentially greater health and psychological difficulties in adulthood. This 2 day course will build on workers ’ existing knowledge ab out the effects and dynamics of abuse and neglect and identify trauma frameworks and responses. Case planning and goal setting for families where there is risk of harm for children and young people will also be explored.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Differentiate between the different types of abuse and the impact of historical beliefs on current practice.
  • Describe indicators and effects of child abuse and neglect and the links with other forms of violence.
  • Describe and discuss the intersections between neglectful parenting and the effects of interpersonal trauma on children and young people.
  • Explore a trauma framework for working with children and young people.
  • Apply practice tools to assist children who have been traumatised.
  • Apply information about the impact of trauma to case planning.

Note: Morning & afternoon tea is provided. Lunch is not provided.

DOWNLOAD FLYER

ENQUIRIES:

Coordinator: Wendy Frost
Email : wendy.frost@health.nsw.gov.au
Or phone/email the administration office:
wslhd ecav@health.nsw.gov.au / 02 9840 3735

APPLY ONLINE ONLY:

http://swecav.hss.health.nsw.gov.au/ECAVWebsite/Home/Details/213


Otitis Media Management Program

DATE: 31 July 2019

TIME: 8:45am – 4:30pm

VENUE: Mercure Sydney, 818-820 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

COST:
This program is fully funded by the federal Department of Health.

SYNOPSIS:

Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear, or a middle ear infection. This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for professionals, particularly those working in Indigenous health, to safely assess the aural health of individuals and implement best practice management guidelines.

Note: this program does not include competencies relating to ear syringing/irrigation or wax removal.

 

APPLY ONLINE:

Places are limited and can fill up fast, CLICK HERE to enrol, or visit www.benchmarquegroup.com.au for more information.

 


Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2019

DATES:

5 – 6 August 2019

VENUE:

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

THEME:

Building momentum towards elimination of hepatitis B & C in Australasia

OBJECTIVES:

  • Focus on increasing diagnosis/testing and improving models of care, treatment paradigms, reinfection strategies etc.
  • To provide a forum for health professionals working in viral hepatitis, to encourage an increase in their hepatitis B management roles
  • Evaluate the status of the Australasian sector in working towards the 2030 WHO elimination goals
  • Strengthen relationships and partnerships between primary and tertiary care, the multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, government and community organisations
  • Improve support mechanisms for primary care professionals involved in the management of viral hepatitis

MORE INFORMATION:

Register here by 21 July 2019


Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents

DATE: Monday 5th August (8:30am – 4:30pm) & Tuesday 6th August (9:00am – 4:00pm) 2019

VENUE: Westmead Institute of Medical Research, 176 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead, NSW 2145

COST: Early Bird (by 20th July): 2 days $395; 1 day $200. After 20th July: 2 days $450; 1 day $225.

SYNOPSIS:

Day 1:

Topics:
Diagnosis of FASD – The Australian Guide
Assessing alcohol use in pregnancy
Medical assessment
Neurodevelopmental assessment
Case study workshops

Suitable for:
Paediatricians
Developmental
teams/clinicians
School Counsellors
Midwives/Obstetric clinicians
NICU and CUPS teams

Day 2:

Topics:
The lifespan approach
Support and intervention
Parental substance use and child/adolescent
wellbeing
Prevention and advocacy
FASD informed care
Q & A forum

Suitable for:
Allied Health staff
FACS & NGO Caseworkers
Educators
Juvenile Justice workers
Youth alcohol and drug
clinicians

MORE INFORMATION

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM


Course in Ear and Hearing Health

DATE: 8 August 2019

VENUE: Atura Blacktown, 32 Cricketers Arms Road, Prospect, NSW 2148

COST: $475.00 including GST

SYNOPSIS:

The Course in Ear and Hearing Health is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to assess and manage ear health in relation to a range of conditions based on details knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

This course provides successful students with the ability to apply a broad knowledge of management strategies, client-centered education and related physical functions to health promotion, and provision of basic care and advice in relation to ear health, including the use of an otoscope, and wax removal/ear irrigation.

APPLY ONLINE :

Registration is essential –  ENROL HERE to avoid missing out. For more information on the course, CLICK HERE or visit www.benchmarquegroup.com.au


ABC of CBT: Skills for GPs

DATE: 10th & 24th August 2019

TIME: 9am- 5pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick

COST: $900

TOPICS COVERED:

  1. Introduction to CBT
  2. Challenging Unhelpful Strategies
  3. Behavioural Strategies
  4. Psychological Care in General Practice
  5. Working with Values
  6. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  7. Mindfulness
  8. Exposure Therapy

Accreditation:

  • 40 RACGP QI & CPD Category 1
  • 30 ACRRM PRPD
  • Focused Psychological Strategies Skills Training (GPMHSC)

APPLY ONLINE:

Register here


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.


Bipolar Disorder: The essential psychological toolkit

DATE: Monday 12th August 2019

TIME: 9am-5pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick

COST: $360

ACCREDITATION:

  • 6 hours CPD (Psychologists)
  • 6 hours OPD (Counsellors)

SYNOPSIS: 

This program provides a practical, skills based exploration of the psychological strategies most effective in supporting recovery and maintaining wellness in bipolar disorder.

Emphasis is placed on the importance of assessing the impact of bipolar disorder on the family unit and addressing the needs of carers and their crucial role in the management of bipolar disorder.

 

APPLY ONLINE :

For more information and to register please click here.


Leg Wounds

3- hour clinical update on best practice leg wound management

Wound product displays and case studies: from ConvaTec and Hartmann

DATE: Tuesday 13th August 2019

TIME:

6.30pm for networking and event starts at approx 7pm.
Should conclude about 10pm.
Light refreshments will be provided at 6:30pm

VENUE: Ku-ring-gai Libraries, Gordon, Meeting Room 2, corner Pacific Hwy and Park Ave. Please see directions below

COST:

Free to financial Northern Sydney Nurses Network Members. Non-members will be invited to join on the night. Membership forms are available on the Website.
Membership costs only $20 per year.

RSVP: Thursday 8th August 2019: info@northernsydneynursesnetwork.com.au
Please include your full name, mobile number and any dietary requirements

PRESENTER: Wendy White – Wendy White is a registered healthcare professional. She is a recipient of a Wounds Australia Fellowship, in recognition of her contribution to clinical practice, education, research and leadership in wound management throughout Australia, and the Asia Pacific region. She is a Credentialed Wound Clinician (CWC) and invited Friend of Lindsay Leg Club Foundation.

Flyer here


Dealing with Anxiety Disorders

DATE: Saturday 14th September

TIME: 9am-5pm

VENUE: Black Dog Institute, Hospital Road, Randwick

COST: $360

ACCREDITATION:

  • 40 RACGP QI & CPD Category 1
  • 30 ACRRM PRPD
  • Approved for Focused Psychological Strategies CPD (FPS CPD)

SYNOPSIS: 

This highly interactive 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

APPLY ONLINE :

For more information and to register please click here.


Refresher Day for Doctors

DATE: 31 August 2019

VENUE: Family Planning NSW Ashfield

SYNOPSIS:

Refresher Day for Doctors offers a high level, annual update in research and best practice in reproductive and sexual health. Presented by eminent specialists in the field, this event is designed for those who already have knowledge and experience in reproductive and sexual health, providing an opportunity to extend and reflect on your knowledge and skills. The event allows time for interactive discussions with the subject matter specialists and experienced clinicians on challenging cases from your own practice.

Content may include:

  • Pre-conception counselling and testing
  • Sexually transmissible infections – updates and case studies (STIs)
  • Urogynaecology presentations in general practice
  • National Cervical Screening Program – beyond the specialist referral

Register here

Program here


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.


Diabetes Update Day Sydney 2019

DATE: Saturday 28 September 2019

VENUE: Hilton Hotel Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney

COST:

General Admission – $150 ($125 early bird price)
Diabetes Qualified Members – $125 ($100 early bird price)
More info about membership here.

Ticket is valued at over $500 and is brought to you at this price thanks to NDSS subsidising.

Included in ticket price:
Access to full-day program, admission to exhibition area, morning tea, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, gift bag with product samples and useful resources, attendance certificate.

SYNOPSIS:

Diabetes NSW & ACT are pleased to announce this year’s Diabetes Update Day for health professionals. Join more than 300 delegates and Australia’s leading experts in diabetes to discuss the future of managing diabetes, preventing and treating complications and clinical best practice.

This conference brings together the frontline health care professionals to learn, build networks and to discuss new ideas. Professional development points will be available at this event.

APPLY ONLINE :

Click here to book online | call 1300 136 588 | email events@diabetesnsw.com.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.


Improving Child and Adolescent Health Forum

DATE: Tuesday 19 November 2019

TIME: 8 am – 4:30 pm

VENUE: Wallace Freeborn Level 5, Kolling Building, RNSH.

SYNOPSIS:

Northern Sydney Local Health District is proud to hold their first Child & Adolescent Health Forum showing quality initiatives and research in this field. There will be presentations from nursing and medical staff from acute, community and emergency care.

Topics include:

  • The First 2000 Days of life
  • SAFE-ED (Child Protection Project)
  • Coping with Self Harm: A Group Model
  • Leading Better Value Care (Bronchiolitis)
  • Learn The Signs Act Early
  • Childhood Obesity – Hornsby Healthy Kids
  • Paediatric Concussion in Emergency
  • Evaluation of Paediatric Training For APAC
  • Paediatric Telehealth
  • Youth Health – HEEADSS Pilot Project
  • Child & Family Health Nursing Workforce

For more information contact Catherine Jones, Service Development Manager, Child, Youth & Family Clinical Network, RNSH. Ph. 0491 216 663 or 02 9463 2992, or email Catherine.Jones3@health.nsw.gov.au.

Enrolments open 6 months prior via My Health Learning. Non-LHD participants can contact NSLHD-CETD (contactus@health.nsw.gov.au) for enrolment information.


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:

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