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Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm, 05/11/17

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

TARGET AUDIENCE:

 

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

INCLUSIONS:

 

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea to be provided.

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents: PDF icon Flyer_hcv_d&a_Canberra_5nov.pdf

Further Information: Register on the ASHM website

 
How to have a courageous conversation

How to have a courageous conversation

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm, 05/11/17

Event Detail:

Some of the most important conversations in our lives never happen. Or they are undertaken in a way that doesnt feel supportive, respectful.

Talking can feel like too big a risk. Yet when we remain silent, over time we diminish our presence and influence in the relationships that may matter to us most. In effect, we are choosing to disappear.

Perhaps we've waited too long, or stayed too frightened. Or we've adjusted to the rules of what should or should not be spoken - in our families, our relationships, our workplaces, even among friends.

The Canberra LGBTIQ Community Consortium is proud to welcome Melbourne-based psychotherapist Carol-Ann Allen as she hosts an afternoon seminar, discussion and Q&A on the subject of how to initiate a courageous conversation.

Join us on Sunday 5th November from 2-4pm at Pavilion on Northbourne Ave Hotel.

Parking is free and refreshments served.  Tickets are $25.00 or $10.00 concession.

Session Detail:

Sunday 5th November 2017,  2pm-4pm.

Pavilion on Northbourne Hotel.

For more information call Rod on 6257 2855, or email at rodney.cole [at] aidsaction.org.au or follow us on Facebook https://goo.gl/fEGVFD

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Carol-Ann Allen

Related Documents: PDF icon Courageous Conversations.pdf

Further Information:

 
 
 
Supported Decision Making in Healthcare Forum

Supported Decision Making in Healthcare Forum

Time: 1:45pm to 4:00pm, 08/11/17

Event Detail:

FREE EVENT:

Imagine having all your healthcare decisions made by someone else. This is a reality for many people with disability or mental ill-health who confront barriers exercising their right to decide in healthcare settings. This reality can be challenging for healthcare consumers, carers, families and health professionals alike.

Using a ‘hypothetical’ panel format and audience participation, this forum will explore how supported decision making might work in healthcare services.

  • What difference might supported decision making have on the health outcomes of people with disability or mental ill-health?
  • Whose role is it to ensure support is available when and where it is needed?
  • What might be the tensions between support and privacy, dignity of risk and duty of care, and what is the difference between safety and safeguards?

The panel will be facilitated by Linda Crebbin. Fiona May and Helen Connolly from ADACAS will introduce the forum. Panellists include:

  • Darlene Cox, Executive Director of Health Care Consumers’ Association
  • Sheree Henley, Director of Microboards Australia
  • Dr Michael Chapman, Director of Palliative Care at Canberra Hospital
  • Jodie Griffiths-Cook, Public Advocate and Children & Young People Commissioner
  • Dr Mandy Evans, Chief Psychiatrist ACT Health MHJHADS
  • Christina Thompson, Manager Guardianship Unit and Deputy Public Trustee and Guardian
  • Kate Rea, Supported Decision Making researcher

This free event will be of interest to health consumers with disability, health and law professionals, families, and carers.

All are welcome to attend and afternoon tea will be provided.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/supported-decision-making-in-healthcare-... Registration is essential as numbers will be strictly limited.

Access to the Reception Room is available through the Public Entrance in Civic Square.

If you have questions, please email the ADACAS Supported Decision Making Team at supportmydecision [at] adacas.org.au or call us at (02) 6242 5060

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents: PDF icon Supported Decision Making in Healthcare forum flyer.pdf

Further Information: Facebook event page

 
 
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

Time: 8:45am to 4:30pm, 10/11/17

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.

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents: PDF icon Canberra TICP 10 Nov 2017.pdf

Further Information: Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

 
 
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9:30am to 5:00pm Melbourne - Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders & Obesity

Melbourne - Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders & Obesity

Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm, 13/11/17

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.

Suitability

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.)

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information: The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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9:00am to 5:00pm FREE Motivational Interviewing Course

FREE Motivational Interviewing Course

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm, 21/11/17

Event Detail:

As part of the Smoking in Pregnancy (SiP) Program supported by ACT Health, a FREE Motivational Interviewing Course is being offered.

Please RSVP to joonli.choo [at] act.gov.au (6205 3837) with a short description on your work role, work settings, your client group and your role with clients so this session can be tailored accordingly.

Session Detail:

Date:    Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November 2017

Time:    9am- 5pm

COST:   FREE

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

David Ackling-Jones

Related Documents:

Further Information:

 
 
 
2017 Annual Paediatric Update for General Practitioners

2017 Annual Paediatric Update for General Practitioners

Time: 9:00am to 5:45pm, 25/11/17

Event Detail:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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. 

INTENDED FOR

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:

Guest Speaker

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

Related Documents: PDF icon Brochure & Reg Form - GP17 FINAL.pdf

Further Information: 2017 Annual Paediatric Update for General Practitioners

 
 
 
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