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Gambling Harm and the ACT

Gambling Harm and the ACT

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm, 01/05/19

Event Detail:

The ACT Gambling Counselling and Support Service is funded by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission to deliver counselling, education and engagement activities about gambling and its associated harms. We are running a FREE ONE DAY training program about gambling harm in the ACT on behalf of the commission on Wednesday 01 May 2019.

This workshop aims to increase understanding and awareness about gambling harm to support workers in screening and identifying people who are impacted by gambling related harm. Ultimately, the training aims to equip people from a range of service settings to reduce the potential and actual harms of gambling among the people they support.

Session Detail:

Preventing gambling harm starts with recognising it. Recognising it starts here.

Learning outcomes:

- highlight the impacts of gambling in Australia and, more specifically, in the ACT
- raise awareness of the spectrum of gambling harms to individuals, families and communities, with a particular focus on co-morbidities and statistical like hood
- understand how and why gambling harm in its continuum is being viewed through a public health framework
- help participant to screen and identify people who are impacted by gambling related harm

About the trainer - Alison Bell

Alison is a registered trainer with a background in nursing and psychology, and has worked in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field since 1987. Alison has published several papers on the application of motivational interviewing in broader health and welfare settings, and works as a consultant to a number of organisations.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. This one day training program is being delivered free of charge on behalf of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Alison Bell

Related Documents:

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Hepatitis B Case Discussion Evening

Hepatitis B Case Discussion Evening

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm, 07/05/19

Event Detail:

 This session will also be available to join as a live webinar, commencing 7pm.

Cost: FREE for ACT-practicing GPs, nurses, and midwives. Dinner and refreshments provided.

This case discussion evening will be facilitated by Dr Shiv Chitturi, a local specialist with expertise in hepatitis B, and will take place over an informal dinner.


Participants will discuss newly developed cases covering requested topics, including hepatitis B co-infection with hepatitis C.

Participants will earn 4 category 2 RACGP points.Nurses will be provided with a certificate to claim their own CPD hours.

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Dr Shiv Chitturi

Related Documents: PDF icon HBV Update May 7th Canberra FLYER.pdf

Further Information: Registration page

Overcoming barriers to My Health Record implementation - Canberra

Overcoming barriers to My Health Record implementation - Canberra

Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm, 08/05/19

Event Detail:

This workshop is available at no cost to all pharmacists.


This workshop will provide participants with practical evidence-based strategies for practice change, and the opportunity to engage with digital health leaders to overcome potential barriers to successfully implementing MHR in their pharmacies.


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity participants should be able to:

  • Identify common barriers to implementation of MHR in pharmacy
  • Discuss practical solutions to overcome implementation barriers
  • Discuss patient consent, privacy and confidentiality issues
  • Describe medico-legal responsibilities regarding MHR
  • Recognise the value of a Pharmacists Shared Medicines List.


Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Peter Downing & Samantha Bowen

Related Documents: PDF icon 5565 My Health Record flyer v3.pdf

Further Information: Overcoming barriers to My Health Record implementation in pharmacy

Cancer Case Discussion - Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Specialists

Cancer Case Discussion - Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Specialists

Time: 6:30pm to 9:45pm, 09/05/19

Event Detail:

Cancer Case Discussions Night - with Chris O'Brien Lifehouse specialists

Join us at Burbury Hotel Terrace Lounge

Canapes & drinks provided.


Session Detail:

There will be the option for you to join Q&A sessions with:

Dr Robyn Sayer - Gyaneoncologist

Dr Nari Ahmadi - Urologist and Robotic Surgeon

Dr Ross Farhadieh - Plastic & Reconstruction Surgeon

Prof Tristan Yan - Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr Christopher Cao - Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents: PDF icon ACT GP Session May 2019.pdf

Further Information: Cancer Case Discussions

Diabetes Update Evening

Diabetes Update Evening

Time: 4:00pm to 9:00pm, 22/05/19

Event Detail:

  • 13 Moore Street Canberra

Session Detail:

$20 per person (light dinner provided)

Overview of diabetes

Management of highs and lows

Pharamacology in diabetes



Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Cheryl Nankivell Diabetes Educator RN CDE

Related Documents: PDF icon Diabetes Update Evening Canberra.pdf

Further Information: