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RACGP events and courses

NSW

12 Feb 2019

NSW

Smoking Cessation for People With Mental Illness

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

The high co-occurrence of smoking and mental illness is a major public health concern, and smoking accounts for much of the reduction in life expectancy associated with mental illness.

This webinar will assist you in recognising health related risks associated with smoking and the benefits of quitting along with tobacco treatment options and considerations for those who are highly nicotine dependent living with mental illness. We will discuss common myths and attitudes that act as barriers to people with mental illness being offered support and treatment for nicotine dependence, and will explore the relationship between smoking and depression as well as anxiety.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

18 Feb 2019

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

20 Feb 2019

NSW

Initiating End of Life Discussions in General Practice

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. This webinar will touch on the difference between Advance Care Planning and Advance Care Directives, it will help you to identify patients with whom it would be appropriate to initiate conversations regarding their end of life planning and will aim to assist you in raising the topic of end of life care in a sensitive manner.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

26 Feb 2019

NSW

Prep for PrEP- Prevent HIV From Your Practice - Bankstown

NSW Health and the RACGP are coming to Bankstown

Time: 6:30 registration and light meal, for a 7:00 - 9:30pm session
Venue: Bankstown Sports Club
Price: Free

The Prep for PrEP workshop will examine the critical role GPs have in providing access to PrEP, which is an effective daily HIV preventative pill that can be taken by HIV negative people to prevent further HIV transmission. This will include training on initiating a PrEP discussion, identifying eligible patients, providing patient education around PrEP use and monitoring patients as key components to prescribing.

Prep for PrEP will also reinforce your skills in the provision of HIV and STI testing, using interactive methods to explore HIV and STI testing as part of routine care. Expert facilitators will demonstrate how to use and access practical HIV and STI clinical tools and will walk you through the steps required should a test return a positive result.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

27 Feb 2019

NSW

Get Healthy in Pregnancy

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

A woman's health is essential to the good health of her baby. This webinar will explore how healthy lifestyle behavioural modification coaching can benefit women with Gestational Diabetes and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, and emphasise the importance of post-pregnancy health behaviours with the goal of preventing future chronic disease.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

28 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2019

NSW

Medical Receptionist Course - Byron Bay

Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:15pm, Friday 9:00am - 5.15pm

Venue: Byron Bay service club

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: $345 earlybird, $385 regular
Staff of Non members: $405 earlybird, $445 regular

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

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

28 Feb 2019

NSW

Cardiac Rehab for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Online Webinar

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are an important aspect of care for patients who have had a cardiac event. While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, very few Aboriginal people participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs. This webinar will assist with improving your delivery of cardiac rehabilitation to patients and understanding innovative models of delivering support in different health care and community settings.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

06 Mar 2019

NSW

A Guide To Naloxone for General Practitioners

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

This webinar will focus on providing GPs with vital information on naloxone and how it can and should be used in general practice. We will discuss your role as a GP in prescribing naloxone and identifying patients who may benefit from prescribed naloxone. We will also discuss the current scheduling of naloxone and explain how to administer intramuscular and intranasal products.

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707

09 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019

NSW

Wellbeing Weekend - Led By Doctors, for Doctors

Time:
9.00 am - 4.30 pm - day 1
7.30 - 9.00 pm - Saturday night function
9.00 am - 4.00 pm - day 2

Venue: Angourie Resort, North Coast

Price: RACGP member: $275 | Non member: $325

RACGP NSW&ACT is committed to optimising the wellbeing of GPs and is very pleased to announce the launch of a ´Wellbeing Weekend’ at Angourie Rainforest Resort, in Yamba, NSW.

The weekend will include discussion of important issues that affect doctors’ health, as well as practical workshops that are designed to provide you with new skills and different ways of enhancing your own wellbeing. Set at a beautiful seaside location, the program includes yoga, beach walks, surfing, engaging presentations and small-group workshops.

The NSW&ACT New Fellows Committee has designed the ´Wellbeing Weekend’ for all GPs.

Contact: Ela Duraj

Tel: 02 9886 4703

20 Mar 2019

NSW

Having Conversations About Healthy Growth in Young Children

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

The third addition in our Tackling Childhood Obesity series, this webinar will focus on the 0-2 age group. We will discuss how to assess healthy growth in this age group and identify what to do if a child has an upward or downwards growth trajectory. We will also explore the association between unhealthy growth in infancy and overweight and obesity in childhood. Join Professor Mark Harris and Professor Elizabeth Denny Wilson in discussing the current guidelines and recommendations for the introduction of solids, movement and screen time in infancy and how to speak to parents about best practice formula feeding.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

Tel: 02 9886 4707