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External Professional Education Events

External Professional Education Events

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.

VARIOUS DATES: General Practitioners invited to attend Grand Rounds at Royal North Shore Hospital – Every Tuesday  

As part of their commitment to working collaboratively with local GPs, Royal North Shore Hospital clinicians and executive are inviting local GPs to attend the weekly Grand Rounds sessions. Attendance can be face-to-face or virtually, with details listed below.

Time: Every Tuesday from 1-2pm

  • Face to Face Attendance: Level 5, Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, Westbourne Street, St Leonards (registration is not required)
  • OR
  • Virtual attendance (MS Teams)Click here to join the meeting

Where: The Auditorium, Level 5, Kolling Institute Building, Cnr Westbourne & Reserve Roads, St Leonards

GPs and other primary health care professionals requiring more information should contact NSLHD-GPLO@health.nsw.gov.au. (This is for GPs and Health Professionals only – this email address is NOT the general point of contact for Grand Rounds).

Menopause Education Webinar for Clinicians  

The online education sessions known as MenoECHO will include a short didactic presentation followed by discussion of 2 case studies. Sessions will cover topics with increasing complexity and will be guided by the feedback from attendees.

This is a state-wide project and will encompass bimonthly free online education sessions for health professionals utilising the ECHO education platform – Flyer MenoECHO.

DATE: Commencing Monday September 25 2023 from 6pm-7pm. The education will provide a case by case guide to managing menopause presentations, including complex cases and special considerations.

Topics Covered

  • Menopause Hormonal Treatments (MHT)
  • Evidence based non-hormonal treatments
  • Treatment options for menopause vs perimenopause
  • Treatment of mood disorders associated with menopause
  • Menopause in difficult clinical cases (eg cardiovascular disease, breast cancer)

This free online event is aimed primarily at GPs, endocrinologists, gynecologists, nurses and allied health professionals. CPD will be available for the sessions. We hope to soon have RACGP and
ACRRM accreditation

Expert Panel Members:

  • Prof Rod Baber Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal North Shore Hospital.
  • Dr Amanda Beech- Endocrinologist, Royal Hospital for Women
  • A Prof John Eden- Reproductive Endocrinologist, Royal Hospital for Women
  • Dr Therese Foran Sexual Health Physician, Royal Hospital for Women
  • Dr Elina Safro, General Practitioner, Medical Education and Integrated Clinical Services, Family Planning NSW, Royal Hospital for Women

Register HERE or if unable to access registration form email: ausmenoecho@gmail.com

For more information contact – Kate Luckie MenoECHO coordinator Ph 0438 885 590 k.luckie@unsw.edu.au

Therapy Pro Webinars  

Therapy Pro have launched the following one-hour Educational webinars over lunch 12pm-1pm AEST:

  • 20/10/2023 – Therapy Pro OCTOBER Webinar of the MonthTopic: Positive Behaviour Support! 
  • 17/11/2023 – Therapy Pro NOVEMBER Webinar of the Month – Topic:  Introduction to Self-Care!
  • 08/12/2023 – Therapy Pro DECEMBER Webinar of the Month – Topic:  Sensory Processing!             

Cost:  $99 pp – 20% off special code scroll all the way down to the Booking code link and use this code at the checkout: VIP2023 (click on the link below “BOOK NOW”)

More info and flyer:   https://www.therapypro.com.au/news_events/october-2023-webinar/

REGISTER: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1115727

Online course – Breast, Bowel and Cervical Cancer Screening  

Encourage patients to participate in bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening programs.  Cancer screening allows for prevention, early detection, and timely treatment. Australia has three national cancer screening programs:

  • National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP)
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
  • BreastScreen Australia.

Australia’s three national cancer screening programs have been highly successful in reducing illness and deaths from bowel, cervical and breast cancer, however many more Australian lives can be saved by increasing engagement in screening. The number one factor influencing a person’s decision to screen is endorsement by a GP or nurse. Have you come across these situations?

  • A patient refuses a cervical screening test. You know of self-collection but are unsure of the safety and efficacy of the test and concerned you won’t be able to visually inspect other signs. Should you offer self-collection?
  • Your patient is over 60 and had a colonoscopy that was normal 2 years ago for symptoms that have resolved. When should he be doing his next FOBT?

This course will address such challenges, dispel myths and uncertainties around screening, offer tips to boost screening, and provide further resources for your practice.

Register for free at https://gpex.com.au/course/breast-bowel-and-cervical-cancer-screening-clinical-education-module/


Online course – Cervical Screening, HPV and Self-Collection  

Develop the knowledge and skills to offer HPV self-collection to eligible patients and increase cancer screening participation rates.

This course will help you achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Outline the natural progression of cervical disease and its relation to HPV infection.
  • Apply the National Cervical Screening Program clinical guidelines when ordering co-tests to case studies.
  • Assess the suitability of a patient for HPV self-collection according to National Cervical Screening Program clinical guidelines.
  • Compare the differences between the HPV self-collection pathway and clinician-collected pathway.
  • Evaluate cervical screening quality improvements suitable to your practice.

Register for free at https://gpex.com.au/course/cervical-screening-hpv-and-self-collection/

Online education – Bowel Screening Learning Hub  

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) Learning Hub supports general practitioners and healthcare providers with short and informative educational resources about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

The online hub makes it quick and easy to access bowel cancer screening information when needed, to help you in supporting your patients’ participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.   Access to the Learning Hub is free.

Register for free at https://gpex.com.au/course/nbcsp-learning-hub/

Webinar: Orthopaedic insights: Navigating hip and knee replacement surgery  

This webinar is presented by Macquarie University Hospital in partnership with the RACGP.

Date: Tuesday 5 December   Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (AEDT)

Speakers: Professor Sam Adie and  Dr Simon Coffey

Register and more information

Join us for a comprehensive webinar that delves into the intricacies of hip and knee replacement surgery. Designed to empower you with essential knowledge, this engaging session will equip you with the expertise to identify patients who are prime candidates for total knee replacement – and equally important, those who may not be. We’ll also navigate the complex landscape of managing obesity in total knee replacement procedures, ensuring your patients receive comprehensive care. With insights into the indications for hip replacement surgery and the expanding role of non-operative management, you’ll be better equipped to guide your patients toward optimal treatment paths.

RACGP Approved Activity. Educational Activity 1.0 hour.

Melanoma in situ: Diagnosis, management and patient wellbeing  

Melanoma Institute Australia invites you to register for their free webinar for Skin Cancer GPs, General GPs and Nurses.

During this live webinar, multidisciplinary experts will discuss diagnosis and management of melanoma in situ, the nursing role in topical treatments and how to effectively communicate the diagnosis to the patient.

When: Tuesday 12 December 2023, 1pm to 2pm AEDT
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free

CPD: 1 CPD hour. A certificate of attendance will be provided. This is an RACGP-approved CPD activity under the RACGP CPD Program (Activity no. 646242)

Register now

Medical Costs Finder webinar for GPs  

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care invites you to a Medical Costs Finder webinar for GPs.
Wednesday 13 December 2023
5.30pm – 6.30pm (AEDT)

If you’re a GP, Register Now to learn more. GPs can claim this webinar as CPD.

The Medical Costs Finder website was designed with doctors, for patients, by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. The website assists patients to understand the costs for private specialist care earlier in their healthcare journey, and to confidently participate in informed financial consent conversations to avoid surprises.

Email the Medical Costs Finder team if you need assistance or have any questions: OOPTransparency@health.gov.au. Go to the Department of Health and Aged Care’s website for how to watch the webinar.

ONGOING: Smoking Cessation online training  

Quit Centre has been online for just over 12 months, with the aim of bringing resources and training, for health professionals, on smoking and vaping cessation into one place.

The training for health professionals consists of online modules which are free to access, and are accredited for CPD by APNA, ACM, RACGP and ACRRM.

The learning outcomes and access to registration can be found here

In addition to training, Quit Centre also has other educational opportunities and recordings of some previous events click here

ONGOING: Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect e-learning module available NOW  

This 90-minute e-learning module is free for GPs and Primary Care staff. It discusses the nature, prevalence and impact of child abuse and neglect and outlines safe and appropriate response pathways for the children and their families, including when reporting is mandated.

The module will assist you in identifying strategies to provide ongoing support to the child and family following initial first line response and illustrate key challenges in responding to child abuse and neglect within the practice environment.

REGISTER: Access Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect e-learning module at: https://www.saferfamilies.org.au/child-abuse

ONGOING: Urgent Care Identification for frontline staff  

This Benchmarque online course is tailored to all administration staff working in General Practice and other Primary Care Services. The aim is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to recognise potentially unwell or deteriorating patients you may see as a receptionist or practice manager.

Patient triage is part of the RACGP 5th edition accreditation standards. However, administrative staff often need more confidence and knowledge in implementing safe and consistent triage procedures. This online program will provide you with the strategies and confidence to manage and escalate the care of your patients, over the phone or as they present to you in the waiting room, to the appropriate clinician safely and effectively.

This is an interactive online course that invites you to use all your senses in the learning process.

Cost $50 inc GST

More information

ONGOING: Triage for Healthcare Professionals  

This Benchmarque online course is tailored to Registered and Enrolled Nurses working in General Practice. It’s main aim is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to triage patients referred to you by Reception Staff, or patients who deteriorate in your presence.

You will gain the confidence to safely and effectively triage patients in the telehealth sphere and in face-to-face interactions.

This is an interactive course that invites you to use all your senses in the learning process.

More information


ONGOING: LGBTQ Training Programs for GPs  

ACON Pride Training offters information and educational services to assist health, wellbeing, and community organisations in increasing their knowledge of LGBTQ people and communities, and provide guidance on inclusive practice. ACON have been working with LGBTQ communities for over 30 years, for the past 10 years, delivering training and inclusion programs.

FREE CPD ACTIVITYLGBTQ Suicide Prevention for GPs eLearning

ACON has various other courses accredited with the RACGP

Other training Programs:

ACON trainers:

  • Have direct expertise in the health needs and experiences of LGBTQ people
  • Recognition as subject matter experts
  • Are experienced community members and allies.
  • Provide evidence based training that and incorporates lived experience and peer-driven stories.
  • Offer a range of flexible programs aimed at meeting learning and inclusion needs.

ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs offer a range of services to assist employers, sporting organisations and service providers with all aspects of LGBTQ inclusion.

25th Annual Scientific Meeting  

The 25th Annual Scientific Meeting will take place in Melbourne on Sunday 4 and Monday 5 February 2024.
This event holds significant importance for the scientific and medical community, government health officials, academics, and various health related non-government organisations.
The meeting will be chaired by A/Prof Lou Irving from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, who is also a long standing member of the Immunisation Coalition.

Date & Time:  Choose to attend one or more of the following webinars on 4 and 5 February 2024 from 8.00am to 5.30pm.