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ACT Health, Health Protection Service, Aged Care Forum - Outbreak Prevention and Control

ACT Health, Health Protection Service, Aged Care Forum - Outbreak Prevention and Control

Time: 7:30am to 9:30am, 04/05/17

Event Detail:

The Health Protection Service (HPS) will be hosting their annual Aged Care Forum for staff working in aged care facilities in the ACT. The aim of the forum is to provide information and advice for the prevention and management of communicable diseases in aged care. The forum will include a broad range of topics related to aged care such as influenza trends in the ACT, outbreak management and prevention, influenza vaccination, and zoster immunisation.

Session Detail:

The forum will be held  at the Health Protection Service on 4th May 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Please RSVP using the attached flyer or contact the Communicable Disease Control section for ore information on 6205 2155.

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Presenters will include staff from The Canberra Hospital Infection Prevention and Control team and HPS.

Related Documents: PDF icon Invitation - HPS Aged Care Forum 2017.pdf

Further Information:

 
Privacy Training Workshop

Privacy Training Workshop

Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm, 04/05/17

Event Detail:

This workshop provides training on requirements regarding the handling of personal information under the Commonwealth Privacy Act's Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), with a strong focus on health services. The course equips participants with a detailed understanding of:

  • legal requirements regarding managing personal information under the APPs;
  • how to apply the laws in practical situations; and
  • how to identify and manage privacy issues and incidents.

CPD hours: 5.5 hours

Cost : $695 + GST

Group discounts - 2 persons - 5%; 3 persons - 7.5%; 4 + persons - 10%

Charity discount - 5% (in addition to any group discount; must be ATO Tax Concession Charity endorsed).

Materials only - If you cannot attend, Participant Handbooks (which contain all course materials and are suitable for use as a privacy reference handbook) can be purchased separately for $390 + GST (for purchasing instructions, see under "How to Register").

Testimonials

I would highly recommend this course to anyone needing a thorough understanding of privacy laws … The course was comprehensive, well-structured and interactive. (Margaret, SYNAPSE MEDICAL SERVICES)

Clear valuable information with practical examples that lay people can understand easily ... Includes excellent handbook. (Marianne, AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF NURSING)

This is a great workshop for those who deal with privacy … The presenter is knowledgeable and happy to assist with any questions. (Caroline, ST ANDREW'S TOOWOOMBA HOSPITAL)

I would recommend this workshop to anyone requiring information on the Privacy Act. (Jacqueline, BELMONT PRIVATE HOSPITAL)

Presenter was great. Really appreciated him answering specific questions and taking the theory and showing how it was applied in real life situations. (Sarah, TOOWONG PRIVATE HOSPITAL)

Previous attendees (samples by industry)

Hospitals: Ramsay Health Care, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, North West Private Hospital

Day hospitals: Chesterville Day Hospital, Ballarat Day Procedure Centre, Toowoomba Surgicentre

Nursing: Royal District Nursing Service, Brown Nurses, College of Nursing

Medical centres: Perth Clinic, Currumbin Clinic, Southern General Practice Network

Professional bodies: Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, RANZCP

Not-for-profit: Australian Red Cross, Riding For The Disabled, Mental Health Association NSW

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Jeremy Douglas-Stewart, Privacy Law Consulting Australia

Related Documents:

Further Information: See the event webpage

 
Heart Foundation ACT Cardiovascular Health Research Symposium

Heart Foundation ACT Cardiovascular Health Research Symposium

Time: 8:00am to 3:30pm, 05/05/17

Event Detail:

The Heart Foundation, ACT Division will host the third annual Cardiovascular Health Research Symposium to showcase local research on a range of topics pertaining to cardiovascular health. Researchers, policy makers, clinicians, and health professionals are invited to attend and contribute to the day’s discussion about the impact of research on cardiovascular disease and future research opportunities.

Canberra is home to several highly esteemed health research institutions including the Australian National University, University of Canberra, CSIRO, Australian Institute of Sport, and Synergy in Canberra for Health among others. The aim of the symposium is to promote local researchers conducting research in areas that help us to better understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease. Additionally, it will provide the opportunity to share information about research opportunities and foster cross-discipline collaboration.

Session Detail:

Welcoming address from Meegan Fitzharris – ACT's Minister for Transport and City Services, Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research and Minister for Health

Keynote speaker Professor Emily Banks – National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

Concurrent population health and clinical research sessions

An expert panel discussion led by Dr Anthony Burton - Heart Foundation ACT

Networking opportunities

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Professor Emily Banks - National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

Related Documents: PDF icon ACT Cardiovascular Health Research Symposium_5 May_DRAFT program.pdf

Further Information: Register Here

 
 
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Managing Depression

Managing Depression

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm, 08/05/17

Event Detail:

Northside Group, the leading provider of mental health services in Sydney, would like to invite you to a GP education night featuring Psychiatrist, Dr Lee Ingram as he presents Management of Depression.

Managing Depression Learning outcomes

Attendees will be able to

  • Implement a systems approach to the management of their patients with depression
  • Discuss better management options for people with depression
  • Identify quality improvements in the care their patients with depression

Program

  • 6:30pm Registration and dinner
  • 7:00pm Managing Depression Dr Lee Ingram, Psychiatrist
  • 9:00pm Evaluation and close

Bookings essential due to limited capacity.

REGISTER BY Friday, 5 May 2017

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Dr Lee Ingram

Related Documents: PDF icon RAM1232 Northside Managing depression.pdf

Further Information:

 
Infection Control Day Course 8 CPD APNA

Infection Control Day Course 8 CPD APNA

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm, 09/05/17

Event Detail:

For all General Practice i.e. receptionists, nurses, GPs. Includes competency checking for correct use of PPE, hand hygeine, surface cleaning and managing body fluid spills. Addresses triage, managing cleaning/hand hygeine after patients with multi-reistant organisims e.g. MRSA. Those who do not do instrument processing leave an hour early.

Session Detail:

Fee $330 per person and $220 if attending with a colleague from the same practice or non working - no deposit or prepayment but 25% cancellation fee applies. All materials are supplied for competency checking. Includes coffee on arrival. morning tea and sit down lunch with a glass of wine and fruit. Dont hesitate to email for an outline prior to applying on marjenes [at] optusnet.com.au

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Margaret Jennings

Related Documents: PDF icon 9-5-2017-Canberra-Infection-Control-Day-Course-For-GPStaff-Flyer.pdf

Further Information:

 
 
 
9:00am to 3:30pm 10th Primary Mental Health Care Conference

10th Primary Mental Health Care Conference

Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm, 12/05/17

Event Detail:

10th Primary Mental Health Care ConferencePrimary Mental Health Care Nursing: A Call to Action, Solutions for Now & Beyond

In 2016, the Primary Mental Health Care conference explored the many ways that mental health nurses working in primary care and community settings contribute to the mental wealth of the community – by way of our theme, which was ‘Envisioning primary care through mental health nursing’. This year’s theme ‘Primary mental health care nursing: A call to action, solutions for now and beyond’ challenges delegates to move beyond the vision, embrace the potential that currently exists in primary health care and the opportunities that exist for nurses and take steps towards making the most of these opportunities. Of course, change is almost always accompanied by some very real challenges and as such, this conference will also consider the barriers or challenges that may exist for nurses working in the primary health care space, and how these challenges may be translated into solutions.

Delegates will be challenged to consider how contemporary issues of care delivery impact on their practice and how they can re-structure their business model to meet the changing demands of the primary health care sector.

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents: PDF icon PMHC 2017_DraftProgram_V1.pdf

Further Information: https://acmhn.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/10th-primary-mental-health-c...

 
 
9:00am to 4:00pm Family Planning Alliance Australia Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for GPs

Family Planning Alliance Australia Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for GPs

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm, 13/05/17

Event Detail:

This nationally accredited course is designed for medical practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge and increase their skills in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care.

It is suitable for

  • GPs and GP registrars,
  • O&G registrars,
  • Sexual Health Physician Trainees
  • Medical practitioners who hold the Family Planning Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health from past years and wish to update their knowledge in view of recent rapid and exciting changes in this area of medicine.

The Course consists of a 6 day Theory Component that takes place over 3 weekends - one weekend in each month of May, June, July 2017. This is followed by a Supervised Clinical Attachment Component. Completion of both components leads to the award of the FPAA Certificate. However, the Theory Component can be done alone as a RACGP or ACRRM accredited activity.

For more details and fees, please visit http://www.shfpact.org.au/development-training/288-certificate-course-in... or email shfpactclinicaltraining [at] shfpact.org.au

Session Detail:

Days 1-2      Saturday 13 May,  Sunday 14 May 2017

Days 3-4      Saturday 24 June , Sunday  25 June 2017

Days 5-6      Saturday 29 July,   Sunday 30 July 2017

Sessions are in the form of Lecture presentations, case studies and discussions. A written and a role play assessment are held on Day 6.

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

A variety of speakers will present on topics of their expertise in the field of reproductiv and sexual health

Related Documents:

Further Information: FPAA Cert in Sexual Reproductive Health for GPs

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National Conference Canberra - Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia

National Conference Canberra - Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia

Time: 9:15am to 4:00pm, 13/05/17

Event Detail:

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 45,000 children in Australia. It is characterised by rapid, repetitive, and involuntary muscle movements and vocalisations called tics.

The nature of Tourette Syndrome and the lack of understanding surrounding the disorder makes children particularly vulnerable to being bullied, leading to them feeling isolated, embarrassed and out-cast from social groups. All of which can contribute to depression and anxiety and worryingly, one in ten youths with chronic tic disorders (CTD) will experience suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

Australians are being urged to learn more about Tourette Syndrome, to break down stigmas associated with the disorder. Even a basic understanding of Tourette Syndrome can minimise the psychological impact and lead to a greater acceptance of people with TS.

Come to our National Conference, understand and find out how you can make a difference.

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Chris Crewther MP, Member for Dunkley - TSAA Patron, Adam Ladell, TSAA Ambassador, Doctor Mike Freelander MP Member for Macarthur

Related Documents: PDF icon TSAAconference2017Flyer_V2.pdf

Further Information: Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia inc

 
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9:00am to 4:00pm Family Planning Alliance Australia Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for GPs

Family Planning Alliance Australia Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for GPs

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm, 13/05/17

Event Detail:

This nationally accredited course is designed for medical practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge and increase their skills in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care.

It is suitable for

  • GPs and GP registrars,
  • O&G registrars,
  • Sexual Health Physician Trainees
  • Medical practitioners who hold the Family Planning Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health from past years and wish to update their knowledge in view of recent rapid and exciting changes in this area of medicine.

The Course consists of a 6 day Theory Component that takes place over 3 weekends - one weekend in each month of May, June, July 2017. This is followed by a Supervised Clinical Attachment Component. Completion of both components leads to the award of the FPAA Certificate. However, the Theory Component can be done alone as a RACGP or ACRRM accredited activity.

For more details and fees, please visit http://www.shfpact.org.au/development-training/288-certificate-course-in... or email shfpactclinicaltraining [at] shfpact.org.au

Session Detail:

Days 1-2      Saturday 13 May,  Sunday 14 May 2017

Days 3-4      Saturday 24 June , Sunday  25 June 2017

Days 5-6      Saturday 29 July,   Sunday 30 July 2017

Sessions are in the form of Lecture presentations, case studies and discussions. A written and a role play assessment are held on Day 6.

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

A variety of speakers will present on topics of their expertise in the field of reproductiv and sexual health

Related Documents:

Further Information: FPAA Cert in Sexual Reproductive Health for GPs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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BreastScreen Information Evening

BreastScreen Information Evening

Time: 6:30pm to 9:15pm, 24/05/17

Event Detail:

You are invited to a BreastScreen Information Evening for GPs. (Back by demand, this is the same presentation held in October 2016).

Proudly delivered by BreastScreen ACT and co-hosted by Calvary Public Hospital Bruce GP Liaison Unit.

Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm – 9:15pm

Enquiries may be directed to: Promotions and Quality Manager BreastScreen ACT (T) 6205 1614

Session Detail:

Further information about this workshop and to register, please download the attached event flyer. 

Registrations close Thursday 18 May 2017.

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Yvonne Epping - Overview of BreastScreen Australia Program; Dr Susan Bell: Breast Imaging – what you need to know; Dr Karen Flegg: Breast Issues you won’t read about

Related Documents: PDF icon BreastScreen Education Evening Flyer.pdf

Further Information:

 
 
 
 
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Smoking Cessation Counselling Training (Smoking in Pregnancy)

Smoking Cessation Counselling Training (Smoking in Pregnancy)

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm, 31/05/17

Event Detail:

Do you hesitate to start a conversation with your clients about quitting smoking?

“It’s too hard”
“It’s not my role”
“It’s the least of their worries”
“Saying something won’t change anything”

Talking with someone about quitting smoking doesn’t have to involve judging, preaching or lecturing – you can learn specific conversational techniques to empower a smoker to better understand their own habit and consider quitting.

Even a brief, 3 minute conversation about smoking cessation can make a positive difference.*

To learn about these techniques and some myth-busters about smoking while pregnant, please attend this free training about Smoking Cessation, provided by Australian expert Tracey Greenberg. The training session is supported by ACT Health Smoking in Pregnancy Project and the Pharmacy Guild.  The training is suitable for health, education or community sector staff and volunteers working with people who smoke, especially those who are (or who live with) pregnant women. 

*Research shows that for every 33 conversations health professionals have with patients about their smoking, one will result in a patient successfully quitting – see www.starttheconversation.org.au

Session Detail:

A free buffet dinner will be available to those who have provided an RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/RMsZECOrnVFpiFc12

Can’t make it this time? Want to find out about more training? Click here to express your interest in future training opportunities: https://goo.gl/forms/1SEXBpinYF2agG3l2

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information: RSVP Here