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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:

2018 Myanmar Clinical Conference



DATE: 15-19 November 2018

CPD: 30 Category 2 RACGP points

TARGET AUDIENCE: GPs, specialists and healthcare professionals

SPEAKERS: Dr Joe Dunn-Psychiatrist  and Dr Connie Katelaris – Immunology 


  • Identify games patients play and develop appropriate responses.
  • Evaluate wellness in terms of psychological, emotional and physical health
  • Upskill knowledge of current new management options in severe asthma, food allergies, urticarial and psychiatry

Click here for event brochure

For the full itinerary contact Diane Morel from Medical Tours Australia T: 02 47545000 / info@medicaltoursaustralia.com.au


General Practice Conference & Exhibition


PROVIDER: Reel Medical Education

DATE: 16-18 November

VENUE: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


The General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) returns to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16-18 November 2018 with our brand new program. Join us in Melbourne for our last event of 2018 and the chance to refresh your knowledge with more ALMs, more clinical education sessions, more practical skills masterclasses, more networking and more suppliers showcasing the latest products and innovations.

More information

Diabetes Update Day 2018



DATE: 17 November 2018

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Registration opens at 8:00am)

VENUE: Hilton Sydney

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.

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

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

Learn to manage and treat hepatitis B



DATE: Saturday, 24 November 2018

TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration commences at 8:45am)

VENUE: RACP Centre – 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000


Did you know? There are over 77,000 people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in NSW, and only an estimated 18.5% are engaged in care. Without access to appropriate care, 1 in 4 people living with CHB will die from a liver related illness.

As rates of hepatitis B increase over the next 10 years there is a need for primary care practitioners, particularly those with patients from priority populations such as CALD backgrounds, to screen.

REGISTRATION: Register at: http://www.ashm.org.au/training – Registrations Close: Monday, 19 November

Global Obstetric Update 2018


PROVIDER: Mercy Perinatal

DATE: 29 November – 1 December 2018

VENUE: Park Hyatt, Melbourne Australia


Dealing with the ‘placenta gone rogue’… preeclampsia, growth restriction and accreta.
Manchester, Cambridge, Texas, Edinburgh, Perth, Sydney…. Experts from across the globe descend on Melbourne to present THE definitive clinical update for 2018.

Telephone: 03 8458 4753
Email: mercyperinatal@mercy.com.au
Website: www.mercyperinatal.com

Chronic Care Network Forum


PROVIDER: The Agency for Clinical Innovation

DATE: Friday 30 November 2018

TIME: 8.30am-3.30pm

VENUE: Kirribilli Club, 11 Harbourview Crescent Lavender Bay


Speakers include:

  • Dr John Mackenzie Emergency Physician, ACI Emergency Care Institute
  • Associate Professor Paul Wrigley Senior Staff Specialist, Pain Medicine Northern Sydney LHD
  • Paul Wildin Frequent User Program Manager, NSW Ambulance

…with presentations and projects showcasing work from Chronic & Complex Care, Primary Care, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Chronic Pain, Aboriginal Health and Mental Health.

REGISTRATION: A registration link will be available in October along with a detailed program.

Supported Decision Making Forum


PROVIDER: NSLHD Rehabilitation & Aged Care Network

DATE: Wednesday 5th December 2018

TIME: 8:00 –11:30am

VENUE: Kolling Auditorium


This Forum will provide participants with answers to the following questions;

  • What is supported decision making and how do I put this into practice?
  • How does supported decision making relate to elder abuse?
  • How do I identify if an older person might be subject to abuse?
  • If I think it is likely an older person is subject to abuse what should I do?

Content is relevant to implementation of NSW Health PD2018_027 identifying and responding to abuse of older people

RSVP: by 28th November

MORE INFORMATION and REGISTRATION: Registration and payment for non-NSLHD staff by arrangement with Natalie Dawes, Administrative Assistant NSLHD Clinical Networks: natalie.dawes@health.nsw.gov.au


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