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RACGP events and courses

NSW

17 Oct 2018

NSW

Twilight Online: Advance Care Directives & The Law

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Although most people have clear preferences with regard to end-of-life care, there is a disconnect between these preferences and what happens in practice. Advance care directives (ACDs) are a way of allowing people to plan ahead for any future loss in decision-making capacity, by allowing a systematic approach to decision making that respects the person’s previously ex-pressed wishes. This webinar will review the role of ACDs and ACPs and identify when an ACD will apply, we will also provide support to assist you with initiating end of life discussions with patients and assisting them with preparing their ACDs.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

23 Oct 2018

NSW

Congenital CMV - Common and Commonly Missed

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Congenital CMV remains the most common and important cause of disease in neonates in Australia, although other infections do occur. This webinar will provide you with information to help you explain to patients how transmission can occur, including how often and those who are at higher risk. We will discuss preventative steps to reduce the risk of exposure to CMV, when testing is appropriate for pregnant women/neonates, explain the diagnostic process and help you identify situations where referrals to a specialist may be appropriate.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

27 Oct 2018

NSW

AOD18: Recognising and Responding

Western Sydney AOD18: Recognising and responding to changing substance use.

Venue: Rydges Parramatta
Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

The RACGP is proud to announce its partnership with the Western Sydney Primary Health Networks (PHN) to deliver AOD18 in October 2018

Western Sydney AOD18: Recognise and Respond is a free one-day workshop to assist general practitioners (GPs) in the treatment of drug and alcohol related conditions.

AOD18 will focus on alcohol, stimulants and opioids. Important substance developments such as the rescheduling of codeine, and the changing clinical guidelines regarding opioids will be specifically addressed. Participants will learn to effectively use the 5As framework to provide patient-centred care in alcohol and other drug consultations.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

30 Oct 2018

NSW

Managing Patients on PrEP in General Practice (Part 3)

Managing positive HIV & STI results

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Managing Patients on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in General Practice is the final webinar in a three part series. The focus of this final instalment is to impart GPs with the knowledge on what their responsibilities are after a patient receives a positive STI or HIV test result. The primary focus of the webinar will be managing patients diagnosed with STIs and clinical tools to assist you doing this. However, in determining a patients eligibility for PrEP might result in a new HIV diagnosis hence this webinar will highlight support available to provide this diagnosis if needed. We will provide you with resources to assist you in the care of your patients, and discuss key support services that are available to every newly diagnosed person.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

03 Nov 2018

NSW

NSW&ACT Fellowship & Awards Ceremony - Sydney - SOLD OUT

Date: Sydney, NSW - Saturday 3 November 2018

Venue: International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

Time: Gowning 2.00-3.45 pm, Ceremony 4.00-5.00 pm

RACGP NSW&ACT will host the 2018 Fellowship and Awards Ceremony on Saturday 3 November at The International Convention Centre in Sydney. This ceremony is a highlight on the annual calendar as we recognise and celebrate the achievements of New Fellows and award winners.

If you can't attend NSW Fellowship Ceremony on Saturday 3 November, please register for ACT Ceremony on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

13 Nov 2018

NSW

Managing Patients Who Are Opioid Dependent (Part 2)


Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

This webinar, the second in a two part series, provides NSW GPs with a knowledge of the recently released 2018 NSW Clinical Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence. We will advise you of available checklists to record issues in consultation notes for patients preparing for or on OAT and explain the importance of GPs working with pharmacists and other clinician involved in your patients care. We will present the criteria for deciding to prescribe takeaway doses for methadone and buprenorphine, including risk mitigation factors and share referral options and available resources to assist you in caring for your patients.

Presented by Dr Hester Wilson, GP and Addiction Medicine Specialist.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

17 Nov 2018

NSW

Integrative Approaches To Women's Health

Venue: NICM Health Research Institute (Western Sydney University Westmead Campus), 160 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead

Time: 10.30 am–6.00 pm

Price: RACGP Members: $250, Non-members: $360

Women commonly use complementary medicines for common health conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopause and dysmenorrhoea.

This active learning module (ALM) aims to increase your confidence in managing menstrual disorders, PCOS and menopause according to the latest best practice recommendations. You will receive information to provide women with the best available evidence on efficacy and/or effectiveness of complementary and integrative therapies to facilitate an informed decision. This workshop will ensure GPs are familiar with potential adverse events relating to commonly used complementary medicines.

Contact: Sally Wilson

Tel: 03 8699 0956

21 Nov 2018

NSW

General Practice for Children & Young People in OOHC


Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

GPs are pivotal in supporting vulnerable and at risk children and young people.

This webinar will go over the principles of trauma informed care and discuss how sharing information can assist in clinical assessment and care of children and young people in out of home care (OOHC), we will also take you through how and where you can access information and resources about the Out of Home Care Health Pathways Program.


Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

24 Nov 2018

NSW

Starting a Private Practice - Kingscliff

Become the master of your own destiny

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Venue: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff

New Fellows, registrars, international medical graduates, GPs and practice managers, prepare for and get a head start in general practice with this one day interactive and practical workshop to prepare for the challenge of establishing and managing a successful practice.

Learning outcomes

1. identify the key elements for setting up a private practice
2. consider business plans and tax structures relevant to setting up in private practice
3. access tools and resources that will support a start in private practice
4. consider practice accreditation and its impact on business and quality patient care
5. clarify personal goals that will inform business decisions concerning starting up a private practice

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

27 Nov 2018

NSW

CPR Course for GPs - North Sydney

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

Time: 7.00pm - 9.15pm

Cost: RACGP members: $80, 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 presented by ReViva First Aid. Certificates in CPR are issued on completion of the respective course.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703