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External Events

External Events

Sydney Child Health Program for Primary Health Networks


PROVIDER:  Issued by the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and endorsed by the University of Sydney


Treating children and young people is a privilege. It requires a solid foundation of knowledge and perpetual learning to ensure that the latest evidence is applied in daily practice to ensure the best health outcomes.

The Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP) provides this in a one year, annually updated course that reaches out to share expertise from The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

SCHP is a readily accessible comprehensive overview of paediatrics from neonates to adolescents. It provides the opportunity to refresh and expand paediatric knowledge through connecting with experienced clinicians in each field. Feedback from Participants and Alumni reinforces the enormous benefits of the SCHP in their day to day practice.

Becoming part of the The Sydney Child Health Program Alumni extends the benefits of SCHP through life long free access to this clinically relevant and readily applicable course. New search functionality will enable SCHP to be used for clinical decision support with availability on any device with internet connectivity.

CLICK HERE for more information or to enrol.

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 Rod.mckay@health.nsw.gov.au or Dr Amanda Rosso Buckton at Amanda.rossobuckton@health.nsw.gov.au

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


Visit: www.northshoreprivate.com.au
Email: Wendy Bierer at BiererW@ramsayhealth.com.au or
Call: on 0419 201 105

GP SYMPOSIUM – Sleep in the life cycle, theory and practice

MAY 2018

PROVIDER: The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

DATE: Sat, 26 May 2018

TIME: 8.30am – 5pm

VENUE: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research Lecture Theatre 1, Level 5 431 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037


The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is inviting you to attend our full day symposium.
Come along to hear about the latest research, discuss relevant case studies and identify alternative assessments and treatments that may assist your practice.
About this course: An application will be submitted to the RACGP for this activity to be accredited for 40 Category 1 points, as part of the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development Program in the 2017-19 Triennium. Activity number to be allocated.

REGISTRATION: Register online here: https://gpsymposium2018.eventbrite.com.au

Emergency Care Medical Update for GPs

MAY 2018

PROVIDER: Sydney Adventist Hospital

DATE: Wednesday 30 May

TIME: 6.15 Registration & buffet dinner, 7.00pm – 9.00pm Conference

VENUE: Tulloch Conference Room, Level 2, Tulloch Building, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076


Common and not-so-common Paediatric, Maternity and Medical Emergencies

Emergencies in newborns soon after dischargeDr Neil Ginsberg, MB BCh, FRACP, M Med (Paeds)

Early Pregnancy Issues – Dr Peter Wood, MBBS FRANZCOG

REGISTRATION: RSVPs are required for this free event – Register here.

RACGP 2018 ‘Yagila Wadamba’: Learn to Heal

JUNE 2018


DATE: Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 June 2018


Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9.00 pm
Sunday: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

VENUE: RACGP House, 100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3000


Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander general practice registrar looking to expand your horizons and understand more about the GP training program and the Applied Knowledge Test and Key Feature Problem exams?

Would you like to have the opportunity to spend time with your colleagues in an informal setting to learn about the RACGP’s written exams and how to study effectively? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of RACGP’s 2018 ‘Yagila Wadamba’: Learn to Heal.

This two day program has been created just for you. To support you, not only in performing your best in the written exams but to ensure that you thrive throughout your career in general practice.

Our presenters will offer you excellent guidance on how to best tackle exam questions, providing you the best available resources and an overview of the most effective study techniques, including their personal accounts, having sat the written exam.

REGISTRATION: RSVP by emailing aboriginalhealth@racgp.org.au or contact on 03 8699 0490 if you require further information.

Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation Training Course

JUNE 2018

PROVIDER: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

DATE: 19-21 June

LOCATION: 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037


Gain 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.

REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION: For more information and to register, click here.

Mental Health in General Practice 2018

JUNE 2018

PROVIDER: Healthed

DATE: Tuesday 19 June 2018

TIME: 7:00pm – 9:30pm AEST

VENUE: Zenith Theatre, Chatswood


GPs play a key role in the management of many mental health conditions.  

Join us in Chatswood and get up to date on the new developments and practical advice with our leading experts on Anxiety in Children, Borderline Personality Disorder, Metabolic Dysregulation & Antipsychotics and Depression. 

Delegates will receive the latest information on a range of important issues in mental health and will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions during the event.


  • Prof Jennie Hudson – Anxiety in Children – What GPs Need to Know
  • Prof Gordon Parker AO – Managing Borderline Personality Disorder in Primary Care
  • Dr Matthew Warden – Management of Metabolic Dysregulation in Patients on Antipsychotics
  • Dr John-Paul Khoo – Depression Update

REGISTRATION: To register for the face-to-face event or FREE live webcast, please visit: https://www.healthed.com.au/seminars/mhgp18/

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 www.ashm.org.au/training

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

Chronic Kidney Disease Education Session for Practice/ Complex Care Nurses


PROVIDER: Royal North Shore Hospital

DATE: Thursday 23 August 2018

TIME: 9am – 11:30am


Royal North Shore Hospital
Cammeraygal Room , Ground Floor, Community Health Centre
Herbert St, St. Leonards 2065


Collaborating on the care of CKD patients

This is an opportunity to learn more about caring for patients with Chronic Kidney disease stage 1-4 in the community

  • Basic renal function & causes of CKD
  • Medications and renal disease
  • Possible pathways of a CKD patient
  • Collaboration – information about the CKD education day for patients (to be held in Oct)

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP to Jane Chambers via Belinda.Henderson@health.nsw.gov.au – RSVP by: 2nd August 2018

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.

2018 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference



DATE: 24 – 26 September

VENUE: Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney


The Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference (28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine) is the premier HIV Conference in Australia and the Asia and Pacific region.

The annual conference is run by ASHM as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the Australasian HIV sector.

REGISTRATION: For more information and to register, please visit the website.

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

Enquiries: simone.gleeson@unimelb.edu.au

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