GP Grand Rounds - Hearts and Minds & Motivational techniques for risk factor management

6:30pm to 8:30pm
30 October 2017
ANUMS Auditorium, Building 4 Level 2, Canberra Hospital

Event Detail

Session 1:

"Hearts and Minds" - absolute risk approach to cardiovascular disease in the # I R L

Session 2:

Motivational techniques for risk factor management

Facilitation of discussion and case presentations by Dr Jason Agostino and Dr Katrina Anderson

Guest Speaker

Dr Jason Agostino and Dr Katrina Anderson

Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

8:30am to 4:30pm
5 November 2017
Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT

Event Detail

This free workshop is designed to support clinical staff working in drug & alcohol settings, or with people who inject drugs, to treat patients living with hepatitis C. 

Session Detail

This Education Program is designed to give participants the confidence, knowledge and clinical decision-making skills to be able to prescribe new Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) Therapy for the treatment of HCV infection.

The course will be delivered in three parts:

• Part 1 consists of a 2 hour eLearning component introducing the learner to the assessment, management and treatment of hepatitis C in drug and alcohol settings.

• Part 2 consists of an interactive face-to-face workshop building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions and simulation-based models.

• Part 3 consists of a tailored capacity strengthening toolkit including: a checklist for the assessment and treatment of HCV in drug and alcohol settings; local referral pathways; Fibroscan® access forms; assessment pro forma; and quick reference guides.

Learning Outcomes:


• Describe the risk factors for HCV infection enabling effective practice screening processes and recall systems

• Demonstrate competence interpreting clinical and other relevant information to provide effective care of people living with HCV infection

• Demonstrate competence in liver disease assessment

• Demonstrate understanding of DAA therapy for the treatment of HCV and competence in selecting and prescribing appropriate therapy

• Monitor patients on treatment and post-treatment appropriately



Addiction Specialists, Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners and other clinical staff interested in treating hepatitis C



Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea to be provided.

Further Information

Register on the ASHM website

Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

8:45am to 4:30pm
10 November 2017
Mantra on Northbourne

Event Detail

This one-day foundational interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma/s, from childhood, or more recently, which are affecting their health, wellbeing, and daily interactions and functioning.

It provides the knowledge and skills needed to better support their sensitivities and vulnerabilities, minimise re-traumatisation and enhance possibilities for recovery. As a significant percentage of Australians with trauma histories engages with diverse services, a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice is vital for every person working in health and human services.

This training encourages attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and to ask: “What happened to you?” and ‘work with’ rather than ‘do to’ clients. It fosters collaborative practice, client and staff safety, a strengths-based approach and a trauma-informed lens which views ‘symptoms’ as adaptive coping strategies. Participants will return to their workplace with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.

Melbourne - Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders & Obesity

9:30am to 5:00pm
13 November 2017 to 15 November 2017
123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Event Detail

Our 3-Day course teaches health professionals who encounter eating disorders and obesity in the course of their work to offer basic nutritional strategies as part of the management of these conditions.


The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification. (Note: If you are an Accredited Practicing Dietitian our Eating Disorders or Obesity courses are more suitable for you.)

2017 Annual Paediatric Update for General Practitioners

9:00am to 5:45pm
25 November 2017
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Event Detail


This course is designed to provide updates in current best practice in paediatric medicine and to assist GPs in a practical way in their day-to-day practice. 


General Practitioners and other interested health workers who are involved in the care of children and adolescents with acute and chronic conditions.

Session Detail

The program consists of a series of presentations and interactive discussions.

Guest Speaker

Speakers at the event include staff specialists from Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and other visiting paediatricians.

Sydney - Psychological Approaches for Obesity

9:30am to 5:00pm
4 December 2017 to 6 December 2017
Level 1, 111 Harrington St Sydney NSW 2000

Event Detail

Our 3-Day course teaches specific skills for working with obese adults by addressing the practical and psychological factors they may be experiencing.

We take a non-diet approach to this issue and concentrate instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase self efficacy and autonomy. Our approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behaviour change and body acceptance.

This course can also be taken as a 'stand alone' option for those health professionals who are simply looking to enhance their skills in the area of obesity treatment.


The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.