01 August → 31 August 2019

Compassionate Communities Art Project - Permission to Die

Compassionate Communities Art Project

Presented by the City of Albany in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance, funded by the Brandenburg Foundation.

Permission To Die
Ruth Maddren & James Gentle

We struggle to communicate about the looming challenges, the fears, the imminent event. How can we speak about such a sensitive subject together?

Dying To Know Day is a national event that encourages communities and individuals to activate connections and curiosities by thinking, talking about and exploring the conversation around death. Artists Ruth Maddren and James Gentle will be facilitating and providing spaces through workshops to talk about end of life plans and explore the silent realms of death in a way that eases the unknown.

The Exhibition will be held at Vancouver Art Center throughout August
31 August 2019

Receptionist/Admin Workshop Albany - AAPM

For further information go to: www.aapm.org.au
Members $140pp
Non-Members $240pp
0830 - 1230
Venue - TBA
02 September → 05 September 2019

ACNP 2019 National Conference - Melbourne

For further information go to: https://www.acnp.org.au/conference-2019
03 September 2019

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Update Part 1 - Mood Disorders

Treatment–resistant Depression and Anxiety Disorders: a psychopharmacological conundrum
Professor Sean Hood MFFS MSc FRANZCP
Mood Stabilisers beyond Bi-Polar Disorder
Professor Joseph Lee MB BS, FRANZCP
Neuro-Stimulation Treatment Explained
Dr Salam Hussain
Panel discussion
“A Kurly Kase for Ketamine”
Dr Sean Hood; Dr Joseph Lee; Dr Salam Hussain; Dr Roland Main
Venue: Fiona Stanley Hospital – G1 Auditorium
VC available by dial in
Further details will be sent to those who register to attend.

Registration Closes 24th August 2019
To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PsychopharmMasterclass
Enquiries: Brenda.Pringle@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone: 08 6553 0939

This is suited for:
Psychiatrists, Medical Officers, Registrars, Pharmacists and Nurse Prescribers in
WA Health
13 September 2019

Nutrition Support Program

The Nutrition Support Program is a one-day program that has been designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health, to deliver detailed information and advice in relation to nutrition and dietary management.

Date: Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Albany Community Hospice, Diprose Crescent ALBANY, WA, 6330
Cost: No Cost (registration essential – see below)
To register - Go to https://www.benchmarqueiq.com.au/course-enrolment/846149

For more information, please visit www.benchmarquegroup.com.au and choose 'Nutrition Support Program' from the drop down menu. To book, please follow the link above.
01 October 2019

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Update Part 2 - Special Considerations in Psychopharmacological Prescribing

8.30am – 1.00pm
Part 2
Special Considerations in Psychopharmacological Prescribing
The Conundrum of Paediatric Psychopharmacology
Professor Wai Chen BM, DCH, MPhil(Camb), PhD, MRCP, MRCPsych, FRANZCP
Psychopharmacology in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Professor Sergio Starkstein MD PhD Buenos Aires, FRANZCP
An introduction to Addiction Psychopharmacology
Dr Michael Christmass BSc, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACGP, FAChAM
Panel discussion
“Prescribing in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders”
Dr Wai Chen; Dr Sergio Starkstein; Dr Michael Christmass;
Dr Vineet Padmanabhan

VENUE: Perth Children’s Hospital – Level 5 Training Rooms 1 (East) & 2 (West)
VC dial in available
Further details will be sent to those who register to attend

Registration Closes 24th August 2019
To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PsychopharmMasterclass
Enquiries: Brenda.Pringle@health.wa.gov.au
Telephone: 08 6553 0939
01 October → 04 October 2019

AAPM National Conference - Brisbane

For further information go to: https://www.aapmconference.com.au/
03 October 2019

Addressing Eating Disorders in Primary Care

WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service (WAEDOCS)

1. Recognise and respond to the myths, prevalence, risk factors, comorbidities, and warning signs of eating disorders
2. Apply practical evidence based strategies in the prevention, early identification and management of eating disorders
3. Explain essential elements of care and recovery and implement multidisciplinary strategies to improve client health outcomes
4. Identify evidence-based eating disorders resources, referral pathways and specialised support services
5. Panel Q&A for 15mins at the end.
16 October → 18 October 2019

Mental Health Conference 2019

Join the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) for the WA Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 2019.

A key event for anyone who cares about access to mental health services and the particular issues facing regional and remote communities, this is an opportunity for mental health professionals from across WA to participate in information sharing, training, upskilling and networking.

Celebrating our theme "Moorditjabiny: Becoming Stronger", the 2019 Conference will be the 24th time the event has been hosted by WACHS, and on this occasion will be set in Albany on WA's beautiful south coast.

The focus of the 2019 Conference will be to address the vital issues of trauma, recovery and youth suicide prevention, as well as a range of broader issues relevant to all those working with, or caring for, country people.

​Aboriginal Mental Health has a significant presence at all Rural and Remote Mental Health Conferences and the range of topics will include Aboriginal perspectives in suicide prevention, recovery, substance use and the co-production of care plans.

For further information go to: www.rrmhc2019wa.com.au
21 October → 24 October 2019

FREE Chronic Pain Management Webinar

Register via Eventbrite, you have the option to choose your preferred date:
21 October evening
7:30pm - 8:30pm brief presentation and interactive case discussion
8:30pm - 9:00pm Q&A (optional)
24 October morning
7:30am - 8:30am brief presentation and interactive case discussion
8:30am - 9:00am Q&A (optional)

Webinar logistics:
We will send the Zoom meeting room details on registration. You can participate from your desktop computer or mobile device. Before the meeting install ZOOM software at the following link: https://ecu.zoom.us/
Participants are not required to have a ZOOM account or register to join a meeting. Just click on the JOIN A MEETING link at the top of the screen.

At the completion of this webinar, general practitioners will be able to:
• Effectively explain the concepts underlying the experience of chronic pain to patients.
• Describe a safe approach to chronic pain management which involves non-pharmacological and pharmacological means.
• Identify on-line resources which are available to assist patients in managing chronic pain.
Professor Stephan Schug, Pain Specialist Professor Moira Sim
Email: sirch@ecu.edu.au for more information
24 October 2019

Autism Training in Regional WA - Albany

The training package aims to improve awareness of the specific needs of individuals with Autism, their families and carers, amongst the health workforce. This 4 hour face-to-face training has been specifically designed for those working in both the medical and dental fields, and topics will include:
•The characteristics of Autism, and the diagnostic criteria.
•How to best support patients with Autism.
•How pain is processed differently in people with Autism.
•Positive behaviour support and managing challenging behaviours in the medical/dental setting.
•Key considerations when discharging or referring a patient with Autism.
•Available services in the community for people with Autism.
•Strategies and resources to use when seeing patients with Autism in an inpatient and outpatient setting.

Time Schedule
•12 pm – 1pm: Lunch, Registration & Networking
•1 pm – 5 pm: Training
•5 pm – 5.30 pm: Q&A / Networking

Date: October 24 Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: No cost

Autism Association of WA (Aristea Kazantzidou) Phone: 08 9489 8900
Email: aristea.k@autism.org.au
Web link: https://www.autism.org.au/event/autism-training-wa-regional-10092019/
24 October → 26 October 2019

GP19 Conference - Adelaide

For more information go to: https://www.gp19.com.au/
29 October → 31 October 2019


Working with young people around relationships and sexual health
Young people want to talk about these things, but it’s not always easy! This course will help you open that potential can of worms and handle what might come out.

Nuts and Bolts develops the core knowledge, attitudes and skills required to provide information and support for young people around respectful relationships and sexual health issues.

This course is designed for youth workers and others in the youth sector. It is suitable for a wide range of people working with young people including Aboriginal health workers, AIEOs, SEWB workers and other mental health workers, AOD workers, health promotion officers, nurses and teachers. (Note for nurses: SHQ’s Bare Essentials is designed specifically for nurses, and is required for the Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, or CNE points.)

Nuts and Bolts is made up of one core day and two full day electives. The core is a pre-requisite for all electives. All three days must be completed within 12 months for a Nuts and Bolts certificate.

Day 1 Core – You and your role, sexual health, diversity and rights
Day 2 Elective – Bodies, pleasure and safety
Day 3 Elective – Contemporary sexuality: Respectful relationships, porn and the online world

Further information and Registration Details still to come
01 November 2019

Foot Health Assessment Program

The Foot Health Assessment Program is designed for a range of health professionals and others working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health, to provide the opportunity to gain or consolidate knowledge and skills in basic foot care assessment, management and referral.

The program explores how to perform a basic foot care assessment, determine foot care requirements and use basic equipment and topical medications where the services of a professional podiatrist are not required.

Date: Friday, 1 November 2019 - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Albany Community Hospice, Diprose Crescent, ALBANY, WA, 6330
Cost: No Cost (registration essential – see below)
To register go to: https://www.benchmarqueiq.com.au/login?next=/course-enrolment/846162

For more information, please visit www.benchmarquegroup.com.au and choose 'Foot Health Assessment Program' from the drop down menu. To register, please follow the link above.

02 November → 03 November 2019

BUNBURY - Rural & Remote Emergency Medicine Workshop

The Rural and Remote Emergency Medicine Workshop is an interactive 2 day program that focuses on developing the emergency management skills and knowledge of rural and remote clinicians. Facilitated by experienced emergency and critical care clinicians the workshop addresses both adult and paediatric emergency presentations, including:
 Identification and management of the critically ill adult and paediatric patient in the rural and remote setting
 Approach and management of the agitated patient in a rural ED
 Management of severe traumatic brain injury in the remote setting
 Advanced airway management
 Emergency procedural skills such as airway & ventilation, plastering, suturing, vascular access and chest drain insertion
Immersive simulation scenarios will provide participants the opportunity to apply, practice and consolidate acquired skills and knowledge throughout the course.
Day 1, 7.45am to 6.00pm (followed by networking dinner)
Day 2, 8.00am to 4.30pm
Cost: $300.00
All medical practitioners, emergency department doctors and nurses, and paramedics. Priority is given to those working in the local region.

To register go to: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/da5a09170bda4fbd8b4ed88eef5b1ef3 All successful applicants will receive written confirmation and an invoice for payment.
For further information:
Email - WACHS.EMET@health.wa.gov.au
15 November 2019

ALBANY - Obstetric Emergencies (OBS)

For further information go to: www.ruralhealthwest.com.au
18 November 2019

ALBANY - Train IT with Katrina Otto

Katrina Otto is the Principal and Owner of Train IT Medical and they have over 25 years’ experience as a Medical Practice Manager & Adult Educator. Train IT Medical is one of Australia’s leading practice management consultancies and regularly works with practices on process improvement, data quality and maximising effective use of technology.

Workshop Learning Objectives:
* Learn to interpret practice data using practice software and third-party data analytic tools.
* Use data to identify and track areas for improvement.
* Design improvements and develop PDSAs relevant for PIP QI eligibility.
* Identify data driven improvements relevant to various practice roles.
* Develop a data quality practice plan to meet accreditation standards and ePIP requirements.

23 November 2019

Western Trauma Course (WTC) - Albany

The Western Trauma Course (WTC) provides rural and remote health care practitioners with the educatin, re-training and re-skilling to successfully assess, triage and manage acute trauma patients.

This course will include a combination of:

interactive tutorials
graphic demonstrations
practical hands on skill stations.
Participants will:

learn new skills
refresh skills not practices for some time
gain confidence to deal with trauma patients
gain knowledge in how to best organise their departments to recieve trauma patients.
Cost: Medical staff and Non WA Health employee - $550 | Nursing staff, students, ambulance officers - $420
For more information, visit the Department of Health website.