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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Course in Ear Wax Removal (Irrigation)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Rydges Sydney Airport, 8 Arrival Ct, Mascot NSW 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the Benchmarque website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Building the skillset required to confidently support Irrigation (Ear Wax Removal) and improve Ear Health Assessment focusing on safe clinical practice. Be workplace ready to understand the changing treatment considerations and processes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learning Outcomes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Understand the basic anatomy and function of the ear including the basic landmarks of the tympanic membrane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Assess the ear to define the appropriate wax management decision, identify the risks and risk management considerations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Recognise complications of ear irrigation, and appropriate management, documentation, and follow up processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Understand the competencies required for successful ear irrigation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: $500

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: courses@benchmarquegroup.com.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    why you should make ACRRM your CPD home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date: Wednesday, 1 February 2023 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event registration: Please register via the ACRRM website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Find out more about:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What’s changing in CPD requirements for 2023
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How we can help you meet them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ACRRM’s new intuitive and easy-to-use CPD platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Some tips and tricks for quick wins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Managing immunotherapy side effects

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via Zoom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nurses are instrumental in ensuring immunotherapy is delivered safely to their patients. Managing toxicities, educating patients and ensuring patients receive the right care at the right time is crucial.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The latest webinar from the MIA Nurse Webinar Series, Medical Oncology CNC Kate Willis will explain the nurses’ role in managing side effects, share her tips and talk through case studies for treating melanoma patients on immunotherapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Learning outcomes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Describe how immunotherapy works in treating melanoma.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Identify common toxicities to immunotherapy and how they should be managed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: hayley.andrews@melanoma.org.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Let’s Talk About Sex: Sexuality and Sexual Difficulties

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Friday, 17 March 2023 and Saturday, 25 March 2023, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Online via Zoom

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event information: Please register through the Monash University page.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This 2-day online multidisciplinary course on Sexuality and Sexual Difficulties is relevant for all health practitioners, trainees and students. It will discuss the need to talk about sex, address the obstacles, and will empower the registrants to raise and discuss topics of sexuality and sexual difficulties with their patients. It will cover the assessment and management of common sexual difficulties, from a bio-psycho-socio-cultural perspective, provide educational resources and an overview of therapeutic options.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It will be held fully online enabling those who are not able to travel to Melbourne, to participate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you are unable to attend the course live, recordings of all the presentations will be available for 3 months following the course to all registrants. Registrants will also have access to PDFs of all the presentations and a raft of other resources.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Early Bird registration: $550; Normal rate registration: $660. Early bird registration will end on 19 February 2023 and registrations will close on 13 March 2023.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: lisieux.jones@monash.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    medical receptionist course

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Thursday, 24 August 2023 and Friday, 25 August 2023

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: RACGP – Sydney Office, Level 12, 1 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event registration: Please register here: https://racgp.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_86rulWtjOYafauy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medical receptionists are the face of general practices. They are the first point of contact for patients, handle sensitive information and juggle many tasks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Working with doctors comes with great responsibility. How the support team performs has a huge impact on patient satisfaction, practice credibility and keeping patients and the team safe from adverse outcomes. This 2-day course will refresh your skills or learn the new rules and expectations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Workshop learning:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The importance of the reception role in the practice patient relationship: communication; professionalism; responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The fundamentals for support staff: privacy, risk identification and improvement, data quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The receptionists’ role in critical systems: recalls, reminders; appointment booking, triage; telephone messages; patient identification; guardianship and child consent;billing: the practice process,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Managing multiple doctors and handle difficult and physically aggressive patients
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What does working vicariously for a medical practitioner really mean. Exploring the legal responsibilities of the admin team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Deep dive into what went wrong at admin level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Common Medicare mistakes and misperceptions at the front desk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Current e-health developments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Staff of RACGP members: Early bird rate $380, Regular rate $420. Staff of non-members: Early bird rate $440, Regular rate $485

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: nswact.events@racgp.org.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Go4Fun – A free healthy lifestyle program for children and families

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When: Every school term 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event name: Go4Fun – A free healthy lifestyle program for children and families

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Venue: Various locations. Find a program near you here

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: To sign up please click here or call 1800 780 900

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Go4Fun is a free program for NSW children aged 7 to 13 who are above a healthy weight, and their families.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The program runs for 10 weeks every school term at various locations and is delivered by trained health and community professionals. It’s a fun way for children to build self-esteem and learn about eating well, staying active and living a healthy life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information and registrations visit the link.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information please contact:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Call 1800 780 900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or SMS 0409 745 645 for a call back

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clinical Applications in Lactation Care

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Monday, 6 February 2023 and Tuesday 7 February 2023, 8.00 am – 4.45 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Conference: Rydges Central Sydney: 28 Albion St Surry Hills NSW 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the Breastfeeding Conferences website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A Two-Day, Practice-Oriented, Intensive with Molly Pessl and Ginna Wall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Return to the classroom for a two-day, in-person course for sharpening assessment and patient care skills using complex case studies. Clinical Applications provides a summary of your didactic education and clinical experience, focusing on case studies and the critical thinking required for those who are working with infant and child feeding issues in maternal-child health. Clinical Applications can be your final step in preparation for the IBLCE exam, or it can be an opportunity for any professional experienced in lactation care to collaborate with other experienced clinicians and problem solve case studies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In addition to continuing education hours, these two days will provide:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Networking opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Opportunities to reflect on and grow from clinical practice experiences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ideas for how to reduce conflicting advice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Roundtable dialogue on challenging lactation cases and evidence-based recommendations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • IBLCE Code of Ethics discussions for consideration and implementation (plus 3 Ethics CERPs!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please note: Single day registrations are not available for this seminar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: $480

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact email: barb.glare@gmail.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Responding to Domestic Violence with a Trauma-Informed Lens for GP’s and Primary Care Providers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event dates and time (multiple dates): Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm; Monday, 3 April 2023, 8.30 am – 10.30 am; Thursday, 15 June 2023, 8.30 am – 10.30 am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the Blue Knot website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Safer Families Centre is leading The Readiness Program, a national domestic and family violence (DFV) training program for primary care.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As part of The Readiness Program series, Blue Knot Foundation is bringing you the latest in trauma-informed awareness and support for general practitioners and primary care providers to recognise complex trauma and its possible health presentations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Readiness Program provides a range of learning options to support for primary care providers to effectively recognise, respond and refer domestic and family violence using a trauma and violence informed approach. To find out more visit The Readiness Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The virtual classrooms are free. However, access is only available to those who work in a General Practice, Community Health or Aboriginal Medical Service. You will need to provide details about your workplace when you enroll.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: training@blueknot.org.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FREE Baby & Child CPR & First Aid for new parents who are new to Australia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Tuesday 28 March 2023, 10.00 am – 11.30 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the Eventbrite website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This free course equips parents with the knowledge to recognise and to response for a variety of first aid emergencies, learn infant and CPR, choking rescue and childhood safety basics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker: Dr Deborah Perkins (Pediatrician – Sydney Children’s Hospital)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: Galuh.Sapthari@health.nsw.gov.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Trauma-Informed Practice for Allied Health – an Introduction to the Foundations & Application

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Saturday, 25 February 2023, 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the event website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This webinar is for anyone wanting to provide effective and evidence-based support for people with a history of severe mental ill health and complex trauma.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can expect to gain a far greater understanding of trauma-informed practice and learn about mental health & trauma-informed practice from both clinical and lived experience perspectives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The most commonly asked questions will be covered like scope of practice and discuss:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The impact of developmental trauma on brain development and communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • How survival responses impact learning and engagement – and get in the way of reaching goals!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Navigating psychodynamic disability as an NDIS provider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Understanding and using bottom up brain based approaches for effective speech therapy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: $52.05 USD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: kizzy@attunedspeech.com.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SHINGRIX: a new paradigm in shingles prevention

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Bayblu Seafood Restaurant, 741 Princess Hwy, Blakehurst NSW 2221

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the email address below. Please provide your name, practice, practice address, phone number, email and dietary requirements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GSK’s portfolio of vaccines have been helping to protect people from a range of serious diseases for well over 100 years. GSK are pleased to invite you to an educational meeting which aims to enhance your knowledge of herpes zoster (shingles) and its prevention with SHINGRIX.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker – Dr Queenie Luu BSc(Med)(Hons), MBBS(Hons I), MMed(ClinEpi), FRACP Specialist Rheumatology Physician

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: joe.x.azrak@gsk.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How to tackle weight management in 2023

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Doltone House, 223 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters NSW 2224

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the event website and use event password: Obesity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    An evening with new, practical information that you can easily integrate into everyday consultations. This meeting is designed to cover key concepts in the management of obesity & to better equip you to manage this chronic disease. The event is open to all health professionals including general practitioners, diabetes educators, nurses and pharmacists.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Email: NSEA@novonordisk.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Healing the Healers Doctors’ Retreat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Friday 17 March 2023 – Sunday, 19 March 2023, 7.00 pm 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Cedar Bar, 8 Church St, Bellingen NSW 2454

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the event website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Healing the Healers retreat is designed especially for doctors who are worn out and in need of a time of rest and renewal. Led by Dr Claire Noonan and Dr. Amy Imms, participants will explore new skills and strategies to implement when facing life challenges, as well as enjoying a variety of movement classes, creative writing, great food, and many other fun activities. Come and connect with other doctors, enjoy a chance to relax and step away from the pressures of your everyday life and work. We hope participants will be inspired and reinvigorated, perhaps re-entering work and life with some new strategies at hand to sustain their wellbeing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Early bird registration: $2,299 and normal registration: $2,499.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact emailinfo@theburnoutproject.com.au

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yoga Playgroup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event date and time: Wednesday, 8 February 2023 – Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Event venue: Mortdale Community Centre, 2b – 2c Boundary Rd, Mortdale NSW 2223

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Registration: Registrations via the Yoga Playgroup website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Find a space with yourself and with your little ones to connect, be nurtured and supported in your parenting journey. Every session is different as you enjoy mindful and playful yoga activities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This group is suitable for 0 -5 year old’s who are not yet attending school and also their carers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: $80 for a 9-week term.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact email: communityworker1@jubileecs.org.au