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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.

Chronic Disease Management and Care Planning Education for CVC Program Nurses

APNA is working in conjunction with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to provide practice nurses, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers and community nurses (RN or EN who is employed by a DVA contracted Community Nursing provider to provide community nursing services) with free education to help them deliver the best possible care to their patients enrolled in the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program.

Practice or community nurses and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers who have patients enrolled in the CVC Program can now access the fully-funded education specifically on chronic disease management and care planning.

The education comprises of two online learning modules:

  • Chronic disease management (2hrs) – Providing an understanding of chronic disease management in Australia and how nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers can play a vital role.
  • Care planning (3hrs) – A sequential ‘how to’ series for nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers on how a comprehensive chronic disease management health care plan may be conducted within the primary health care setting.

Practice nurses are the leaders of chronic disease management in primary care. By growing their understanding and scope of practice in the primary care space, these courses help them best support veterans’ self-management, goals of care and coordinate an effective team approach.

Enrolees can do these interactive modules at their own pace online with certificates of completion provided and optional reflection templates for their continuing professional development records. Use the link below to apply.

Please note: Because the high number of applications, you will be contacted with the outcome of your application with 2 – 4 weeks.

Link:   https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/chronic-disease-management-and-care-planning-education-for-cvc-program-nurses


Lung Health in First Nations Children: Improving Outcomes Through Culturally Secure Care and Asthma Diagnosis and Interpretation of Spirometry

Lung Foundation Australia recently released two new accredited eLearning modules about chronic wet cough called Lung Health in First Nations Children. Chronic respiratory disease is highly prevalent amongst First Nations children. Disease progression can be halted and even reversed when diagnosed and treated early.

The free training provides a supportive tool for health professionals to improving lung health outcomes. Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of providing culturally secure care to First Nations families
  • Respiratory diseases prevalent in First Nations children and
  • Appropriate ways of diagnosing and managing lung conditions.

These modules, developed in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and the Western Australian Health Translation Network, have been designed to be culturally appropriate and provide the opportunity to learn ways of providing culturally secure care.

The online training is free and accredited with RACGP and ACRRM. Each module is worth 2 CPD points and will take approximately one hour to complete. Find out more and enroll here: https://lungfoundation.com.au/health-professionals/training-and-events/training/chronic-cough/


Insulin Injection Technique Education Resources

Fiona Bannister from Embeca runs education and support in the area of correct insulin injection practices to optimise diabetes management and clinical outcomes.  Please contact Fiona Bannister share@sharehub.bd.com if you would like to arrange a practice visit.

Resources available – Insulin Injection Technique Education Resources – PHN

www.embecta.com


Eye Health – Free CPD Accredited Courses for GPs

Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) is inviting GPs to complete two free CPD approved courses on age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. The courses have been developed in collaboration with representatives from RANZCO, RACGP and ACRRM.

Both courses are CPD Activities under the RACGP CPD Program, approved for three CPD points and ACRRM educational activities approved for 1.5 PDP hours each.

For more information click here

You can access the courses here : https://www.mdfoundation.com.au/healthcare-education-program/


Chronic Conditions of the Foot (face to face event)

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

Venue: Vibe Hotel (171 Pacific Highway North Sydney, NSW 2060)

This program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to recognise general foot conditions, determine foot care requirements, and prepare and use basic equipment and medications for this people not requiring services of a professional podiatrist in a range of residential and community service contexts.

The face to face workshop includes a lecture and practical workshop activities around recognition of foot conditions, assessment, application of foot assessments tools and understanding the principles of basic foot care.

Upon successful completion of the program students should have the ability to:
– Safely perform a basic foot care assessment
– Determine foot care requirements
– Prepare and use basic equipment and materials
– Document foot, skin and nail care according to organisational requirements
– Make appropriate referrals in a timely manner.

REGISTER & MORE DETAILS Chronic conditions of the Foot 16 August North Sydney


Community of Learning : An in-depth look at breast cancer

Webinar on Thursday 18 August 2022, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

With presenters Dr Antonia Pearson, Oncologist and Dr Karen Shaw & Dr Samriti Sood, Breast Surgeons.
GPs can get the latest on current diagnostic approaches to common benign, pre-malignant and malignant breast diseases, as well as current guidelines, advances and challenges in the management of breast cancer, including surgical interventions and challenges in a COVID climate.

CLICK LINK TO REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION 20220818_NBH_2020-22 CPD_Invitation_BreastCancer

OR email Amy.Kaloudis@healthscope.com.au with your details:

Full name:
Practice name & postcode:
Email address (GPs personal email address to be used on the night):
RACGP number:


Chronic Disease Care Planning (face to face event)

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Venue: Vibe Hotel (171 Pacific Highway North Sydney, NSW 2060)

This program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to manage the client with chronic disease by including care planning, identifying risk factors, identifying and supporting behaviour change, engaging the client, applying health interventions and developing effective care plans.

The face to face workshop involves lecture and practical workshop activities around the application of chronic disease care planning in primary health care. Upon successful completion of the program students should have the ability to:
– Determine the persons chronic disease management needs, identify risk factors, understand engagement
– Support the person in behaviour change, recognise the need for referrals, recognise the needs for follow- up and review
– Apply effective care planning techniques to support the management process.

N.B. Students must first complete the online-only Foundations of Chronic Disease prior to entry to this program.

REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION Chronic Disease Care Planning 19 August North Sydney


WinterROC22 Online GP Conference

Date:  20 & 21 August 2022
Live, online and free WinterROC 22 is the must attend GP event of the year.

The main themes of the conference are Skin Cancer, Musculoskeletal, Diabetes and Women’s Health and these sessions have been created by the Australian Melanoma Institute, The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Primary Care Diabetes Society, Australian Menopause Society and Arthritis South Australia.

The full agenda and registration is available here www.winterroc.com.au

Registration is free for all General Practitioners


Identifying Mitochondrial Disease: Case studies

Tuesday, 13 September @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST

Diagnosing primary mitochondrial disease or ‘mito’ can be challenging due to the wide variety of symptoms and sub-groups. Many experts refer to it as the ‘notorious masquerader’ because it mimics many other illnesses. Join metabolic geneticist Dr Shanti Balasubramaniam to explore the multiple organ systems involved in mito and identify “red flag” symptoms. Paediatric and adult clinical cases will be presented to illustrate how GPs have an important role to play in identifying a suspected diagnosis of mito.
Register now for the opportunity to submit your clinical question. Join us live for an interactive discussion or receive the link to the recording after the event. Dr Balasubramaniam will present for approximately 20 minutes, followed by an interactive Q&A.

Online Zoom Registration link: https://www.mito.org.au/event/gp-webinar-identifying-mitochondrial-disease/
No charge

Presented by the Mito Foundation
Contact information: Emma Celis emma.celis@mito.org.au
Additional information/resources: On average, 10 out of every 2,000 patients seen at a general practice have mitochondrial DNA mutations, which may lead to mitochondrial disease or disease involving mitochondrial dysfunction. Let us help you provide them with evidence-based care and resources. Visit our Maybe It’s Mito GP education page.

 


SPECTRUM CONFERENCE Navigating Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges: Is it BPD or Complex PTSD? (In Person or Online)

Date: Monday 17th October 2022

Time: 8.30 AM TO 4.30 PM AEDT

Description: Clinicians can face complex diagnostic and treatment challenges when people present with features of both borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A degree of clarity has been achieved since Complex PTSD was formally included in ICD-11 but diagnostic difficulties and treatment challenges persist. Over the course of this conference, experts from the fields of BPD and complex trauma – separated for too long – will guide clinicians towards diagnostic clarity while informing treatment and research directions.

Who should attend: Mental health workers, clinicians, researchers and other professionals working with people with personality disorders.

Price:

  • Early Bird Discount – Ends 2nd September 2022
    • In-Person: $295
    • Online: $150
  • General Admission Rates
    • In-Person: $350
    • Online: $200

Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/navigating-diagnostic-and-treatment-challenges-is-it-bpd-or-complex-ptsd-tickets-329310886727

General enquiries: (03) 8413 8750 or spectrumtraining@easternhealth.org.au

Brochure Spectrum Conference


Mitochondrial Disease: Testing and Referral Pathways

Tuesday, 29 November @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT

The diagnostic work-up for suspected mitochondrial disease (mito) is a step-wise procedure, with GPs playing a key role. Much of the work is done by an initial comprehensive history of the individual’s symptoms, the family history, and a full systems review. Clinical investigations are commenced by the GP to complete the systems review and confirm any symptomatology. Join metabolic physician and clinical geneticist Prof David Coman as he discusses the various diagnostic tests, organ or multi-system assessments available in primary care.
Register now for the opportunity to submit your clinical question. Join us live for an interactive discussion or receive the link to the recording after the event. Prof Coman will present for approximately 20 minutes, followed by an interactive Q&A.

Online Zoom Registration link: https://www.mito.org.au/event/gp-webinar-testing-and-referral-pathways/
No charge

Presented by the Mito Foundation
Contact information: Emma Celis emma.celis@mito.org.au
Additional information/resources: On average, 10 out of every 2,000 patients seen at a general practice have mitochondrial DNA mutations, which may lead to mitochondrial disease or disease involving mitochondrial dysfunction. Let us help you provide them with evidence-based care and resources. Visit our Maybe It’s Mito GP education page.