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RACGP events and courses

NSW

20 Jan 2018

NSW

Intermediate Clinical Emergency Management Program - Sydney

This workshop is now full. Please see the CEMP website for more dates.

Time:
8:00am - 5.00pm

Venue: Sydney Boulevard Hotel, 90 William Street, Sydney

This one day highly interactive workshop focuses on recognition and management of medical emergencies in general practice, including acute coronary syndrome, acute asthma, anaphylaxis and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which meets the 2017-19 triennium basic CPR course requirement. It also meets the basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) training requirements for general practice registrars and RACGP Fellowship.

Contact:

Tel: 03 8699 0557

21 Jan 2018

NSW

Intermediate Clinical Emergency Management Program - Sydney

Time: 8:00am - 5.00pm

Venue: Sydney Boulevard Hotel, 90 William Street, Sydney

This one day highly interactive workshop focuses on recognition and management of medical emergencies in general practice, including acute coronary syndrome, acute asthma, anaphylaxis and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which meets the 2017-19 triennium basic CPR course requirement. It also meets the basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) training requirements for general practice registrars and RACGP Fellowship.

Contact:

Tel: 03 8699 0557

31 Jan 2018

NSW

Twilight Online: Opioid Treatment in General Practice

Assessing for dependency & understanding treatment options

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Do you have patients who have problems with pharmaceutical opioids? Have you inherited a patient on long term opioids who you believe may be at risk due to this medication? Are you concerned that you have patients who have opioid dependency due to the use of pharmaceutical opioids? Do you want to know how to assess a patient who attends your surgery to obtain codeine? Do you want to know more about opioid dependence and its treatment? This activity aims to develop the above expertise, and provide GPs with a knowledge of the legal framework for prescribing Schedule 8 drugs (S8s). It will also describe what additional clinical support and information is available for GPs, with the aim of improving patient outcomes.

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

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

10 Feb 2018

NSW

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD18)

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

Venue: Liverpool Catholic Club

The RACGP is proud to announce its partnership with the Western Sydney and South Western Sydney Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to deliver AOD18 in February 2018!

Western and South 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.

Held on Saturday 10 February 2018 at the Liverpool Catholic Club, the workshop will cover the 5As approach to substance use interventions and provide updates for GPs responding to the rescheduling of codeine. It will also put GPs in direct contact with the AOD services in their area.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

15 Feb 2018

NSW

Local GP Advocacy Network - Newcastle

Time: 6.15pm registration, 6:30 - 8.30pm session

Venue: HNECCPHN office

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is pleased to announce that the next Hunter-based Local GP Advocacy Network (LGPAN) will take place on Thursday 15 February 2018.

At this meeting, leaders from Hunter New England Local Health District (LHD) Partnerships, Innovation and Research Unit will provide an update on LHD activities, including work surrounding discharge summaries, HealthPathways and Smart e-Referral.

The network will also have an opportunity to discuss the RACGP's proposed online Advocacy Guide, which is currently being developed and will include guides for local/grassroots advocacy, as well as news on the RACGP's advocacy activities.

Registration is free and all GPs in the Hunter region are welcome - you do not need to be an RACGP member to come along.

Contact: RACGP Advocacy and Funding Team

Tel: 03 8699 0436

24 Feb 2018

NSW

Starting a Private Practice

Become the master of your own destiny

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm

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

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

07 Mar 2018

NSW

Child Protection and Wellbeing in General Practice

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

GPs are pivotal in supporting vulnerable and at risk children and their families. Determining the level of risk and harm to a child or young person and what action to take can be challenging. As well as medical referrals, GP's may need to assess safety, or refer to counselling or family support services.

This webinar will inform GP's about NSW Health's Child Wellbeing Unit where you can share your concerns about children's safety, find out about previous child protection reports, discuss ways to support the family and learn about information sharing legislation and mandatory reporting. Presented by Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh, Chair, RACGP Abuse and Violence Network & Dr Michael Fasher, Chair, RACGP Child and Young Person's Health Network.

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

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

08 Mar 2018 - 09 Mar 2018

NSW

Medical Receptionist Course - Kingscliff

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

Venue: Peppers Resort and Spa, KINGSCLIFF

RACGP NSW&ACT medical receptionist course recognises the role that medical receptionists play in improving the pateints journey and in promoting the practice.

The course covers a range of topics for new and current non-medical practice staff to increase staff skills and confidence levels, while working in the practice.

CPR certificate included!

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

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

17 Mar 2018

NSW

Introduction To Point-of-care Ultrasound for GPs

The ´Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound for rural GPs’ Active Learning Module (ALM) is designed to support rural GPs to increase their understanding of the applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnostic process. The training is delivered by rural GPs and sonographers who are experienced in using ultrasound in their practice environment.

This full-day ALM will give general practice registrars and rural & remote GPs the opportunity to identify practical applications of ultrasound technology in rural general practice settings and utilise point of care ultrasound devices under the guidance of experts.

The ALM is accredited for 40 QI&CPD Category 1 points and is also approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program.

The ALM runs from 8.30am till 4.30pm and will be offered to RACGP members at $495 (incl. GST). Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

For further information, please contact RACGP Rural on 1800 636764 or via rural@racgp.org.au

Contact: Ms Hildegard Mostmans

Tel: 03 8699 0418

14 Apr 2018

NSW

Skin Cancer Essentials - Sydney RNSH

Assessment and management in the general practice setting

Time: 9:00am - 5.10pm

Venue: Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, RNSH

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

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