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RACGP events and courses

NSW

27 Jul 2017

NSW

STIs and HIV: Everybody's Business - Strathfield

Assessing, treating and referring patients with STIs and HIV in the general practice setting

Time: 6:30 registration, for a 7:00 - 9:30pm session

Venue: Ironbark Conference Room, Strathfield Library

The RACGP and NSW Health invites GPs in the Strathfield Region to training on assessing, treating and referring patients who present with STIs and HIV. This session is part of a series, also being held in Bankstown on 27 September and Albury on 15 November.

STIs and HIV: Everybody's Business will examine the critical role of GPs in testing and treating STIs and HIV. It will use interactive methods to explore STI/HIV testing as part of routine care, demonstrate how to use STI/HIV clinical tools and the steps required if a test returns positive.

STIs and HIV affect all general practices.

RACGP non-member must sign up (free) prior to registration at: https://www.racgp.org.au/user/signup/

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

02 Aug 2017

NSW

Twilight Online: Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy


Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Presented by A/Prof Colin Mendelsohn and facilitated by the RACGP's Dr Tim Senior, this webinar will focus primarily on imparting the necessary skills and knowledge to GPs to enable them to provide evidence-based cessation support to pregnant woman who smoke, and address the high relapse rates post-partum.

Cost: RACGP Members: Free
         Non-Members: $95

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

14 Aug 2017

NSW

CPR Course for GPs - North Sydney

Venue: College House, level 7, 12 Mount Street North Sydney NSW 2060

Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Cost: RACGP members: $75, Non-members: $95

This course is designed to provide GPs with the necessary Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) knowledge and skills as required in the 2017 - 19 RACGP QI&CPD triennium. These RACGP courses are nationally accredited and are run in conjunction with ReViva First Aid. Certificates in CPR are issued on completion of the respective course.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

23 Aug 2017

NSW

Twilight Online: Healthy Kids for Professionals

Identifying children above a healthy weight

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Presented by Dr Georgia Rigas, Chair of the RACGP Obesity Management Network and Dr Shirley Alexander, this webinar will address the epidemiology or children who are above a healthy weight and discuss the harms/health risk associated with being overweight. We will focus on imparting necessary skills to GPs to appropriately assess and identify children who are above a healthy weight.

Cost: RACGP Members: Free
         Non-Members: $95

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

26 Aug 2017

NSW

You've Fellowed, Now What?

Program: 3.00pm meeting starts, 4.00pm networking drinks and canapes

Venue: Strangers Lounge, Parliament of NSW

If you are newly fellowed and ask yourself from time to time, ´where to from here?’ or ´now that I’m Fellowed what next’… then this event is not to be missed.

Modelled and powered by the fast-paced Pecha Kucha styled event, ´You’ve Fellowed, now what’ will feature renowned general practitioners (GPs) who have carved out some of the most interesting careers you can imagine. You will hear from adventurous doctors, doctors from the city and the bush and even celebrities GPs who will tell us about their chosen career and how they came to be where they are today.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

30 Aug 2017

NSW

Charles Bridges-Webb Oration 2017 - Sydney

Program: 6.00pm arrival drinks, 6.30pm meeting starts, 8.00pm networking drinks and canapes

Venue: Mary McKillop Place, North Sydney

The NSW&ACT Faculty would like to extend an invitation to members and non-members to RACGP NSW&ACT State Awards. The ceremony (including the distribution of Pins and Life Membership) will be combined with the Charles Bridges-Webb Oration in Sydney on 30 August 2017. Professor Ken Hillman will be speaking about Medicalisation of dying.

Held in memory of Dr. Charles Bridges-Webb, the oration highlights people making a difference within the community.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

16 Sep 2017

NSW

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD17)

A partnership between the RACGP and Central and Eastern Sydney PHN

Venue: Novotel Sydney Central

Time: 8.30 am registration, 9.00am - 5.00pm

AOD17 is a full day Active Learning Module (ALM) developed by RACGP NSW&ACT, which aims to develop and enhance GP and Allied Health skills to manage patients who present with substance misuse behaviours.

The event will focus on key substance areas such as methamphetamine, pharmaceutical opioids, alcohol & cannabis, codeine as well as supporting patients with comorbid conditions. Participants will feel confident to effectively use the 5As framework for promoting behaviour change with patients.

Developed and facilitated by leading alcohol and other drug specialists, this conference will equip GPs and allied health professionals with the necessary skills to prepare for upcoming changes in OST guidelines and the rescheduling of codeine.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

16 Sep 2017

NSW

Skin Cancer Essentials - Wagga Wagga

Assessment and management in the general practice setting

Time: 9:00am - 5.10pm

Venue: UNSW Rural Medical School

Skin cancer essentials is RACGP NSW&ACT workshop designed to upskill GPs in assessing and managing skin cancers in the general practice setting. The workshop provides practical learning experiences in dermoscopy, and a variety of biopsy and suturing techniques to equip GPs with the necessary skills to safely assess and manage their patients with skin cancers.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

18 Sep 2017

NSW

Twilight Online: Healthy Gestational Weight Gain

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Weight gain is part of every woman’s pregnancy, but managing healthy weight gain during gestation can be difficult without appropriate support. The Healthy Gestational Weight Gain webinar, presented by Dr Linda Mann, will explore how General Practitioners (GPs) can assist pregnant patients, by personalising weight advice based on the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antenatal Care and integrating the free Get Healthy in Pregnancy Coaching Service into their support team. Get Healthy in Pregnancy is an evidence-based motivational phone-based health coaching service, that provides ongoing check ins to your patients, and feedback to you (as her GP). Weight gain beyond the healthy range affects both mothers and their babies, and GPs are a vital part in gestational weight management. Register now!

Cost: RACGP Members: Free
         Non-Members: $95

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

21 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017

NSW

Medical Receptionist Course

Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:15pm, Friday 9:00am - 4:20pm

Venue: College House, 7/12 Mount Street, North Sydney NSW2060

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) NSW&ACT Faculty's Medical receptionist course covers a range of topics relevant for non-medical practice staff to increase staff skills and confidence.

Cost: Staff of RACGP members: $320 earlybird, $360 regular
          Staff of Non members: $380 earlybird, $420 regular

"Highly recommend this course for any Medical Receptionist, it really is an eye opener!"

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

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