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RACGP events and courses

SA

17 Sep 2018 - 22 Oct 2018

SA

Tutorial Series: 2018.2 OSCE

Join our study group in preparation for the FRACGP exams

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Venue: 15 Gover St, North Adelaide SA 5006

The tutorial series (6 live sessions) will run in lecture and practical format, with a different topic each week, designed to assist your preparations for the clinical exam.

Dates: Mon 17 Sept - Multicultural Communication & Aboriginal Health, Mon 24 Sept - Journal Appraisal & Application to Population Health, Tues 2 Oct (public holiday Mon) - Physical Exam (Musculoskeletal/Eyes&ENT), Mon 8 Oct - Medico-legal Issues/Risk Management, Mon 15 Oct - Physical Exam (Cardiovascular/Neurological), Mon 22 Oct - Motivational Interviewing

Cost: Full series $500 Single sessions $100

This event is knowledge driven and compliments the groundwork of the Preparation Workshop (Sat 15 Sept). If you require an overview of the case structures and techniques to approach the OSCE exam see the event description.

Contact: Jessica Landers

Tel: 08 8267 8313

23 Oct 2018

SA

QI&CPD Small Group Support Session

Time: 6.30-8.30pm


Venue: Adelaide PHN, Technology Training Area, 64 Henley Beach Road, Mile End


Cost: Complimentary


RACGP SA&NT is running a complimentary face-to-face session for GPs to assist you with meeting the QI&CPD requirements for the 2017-19 triennium.


This session will:

  • Provide an update on the recent changes to the QI activity requirement
  • Outline and detail available options for the QI activity
  • Assist you to start your planning learning and need (PLAN) activity if you wish
  • Assist you to progress or finish your PLAN activity if you have already started.

Contact: Ms Roberta Morris

Tel: 08 8267 8334

27 Oct 2018

SA

SA Fellowship and Awards Ceremony 2018

The auspicious RACGP SA Fellowship and Awards Ceremony is an opportunity for the general practice community to honour New Fellows and celebrate the achievement of Fellowship. Award recipients and new life members will also be recognised.

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018

Time: 2.00-4.00 pm: Ceremony | 4.00-6.00 pm : Drinks and canapes

Venue: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide

Cost: New Fellows and award recipients: Complimentary | Adults: $81 | Children: $25 (under 1 year free of charge)

For further information, please contact Elaine Dalby at elaine.dalby@racgp.org.au or call 08 8267 8362.

Contact: Elaine Dalby

Tel: 08 8267 8362

30 Oct 2018

SA

Administering Iron Infusion Intravenously

Time: Registration and light dinner 6.30-7.00 pm Training Session: 7.00-9.30 pm


Venue: College House, 15 Gover Street, North Adelaide


Cost: Members $55 | Non members $90 | GPs in training $30


Iron infusion (ferrous carboxymaltose) administered intravenously is recommended for treatment of iron deficiency, when oral iron preparations are ineffective or cannot be used. A maximum dose of 1000mg iron can be delivered safely intravenously, which does make it a suitable treatment in your practice.


Course outline:

  • How to diagnose iron deficiency based on laboratory tests
  • How to properly administer iron infusion
  • Indications for the use of iron infusion intravenously as opposed to oral iron supplements

  • Who should attend

    This course is targeted to both GPs and nurses.


Contact: Susan Lyon

Tel: 08 8267 8315

03 Nov 2018

SA

Better Care for Older People

Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Registration from: 8.30 am)


Venue: Rydges South Park, 1 South Tce, Adelaide


Cost: Members $260 | Non members $320 | Doctors in training $130


This interactive workshop, comprising case studies and small group activities, will explore the many challenges older people face and bring to their general practitioner.


Topics will include:

  • Frailty - what is it, how do you measure it, what do we do about it?
  • Walking speed is a new vital sign: assessing and improving mobility
  • Polypharmacy and de-prescribing
  • Mental and emtional health - the 3 Ds of ageing: depression, delirium, dementia

Contact: Ms Roberta Morris

Tel: 08 8267 8334

13 Nov 2018

SA

Ordering & Interpreting Investigations

Time: Registration and light dinner 6.30-7.00 pm Training Session: 7.00-9.30 pm


Venue: College House, 15 Gover Street, North Adelaide


Cost: Members $55 | Non members $90 | GPs in training $30


This session will enable general practitioners to understand the need for different investigations, how to interpret the results and how those results will affect patient management.


Course outline:

  • How to choose the correct investigation for your patient
  • Determining if investigations are necessary
  • Interpretation of the results from investigations
  • The effect of the results of investigations on patient management

Contact: Susan Lyon

Tel: 08 8267 8315

17 Nov 2018

SA

Common Dermatology Presentations in General Practice

Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Registration from: 8.30 am)


Venue: Rydges South Park, 1 South Tce, Adelaide


Cost: Members $260 | Non members $320 | Doctors in training $130


This interactive workshop will provide GPs with the skills to increase their confidence in diagnosing, treating and referring a range of skin conditions, including cancers. Theoretical and practical components will cover procedural skills in dermoscopy and suturing techniques.


Topics will include:

  • Common skin presentations - is it bacterial, viral or fungal?
  • Management of common skin conditions
  • Dermoscopy - practical session (if possible, please bring your own dermatoscope)
  • Skin cancer excision and suturing - practical session

Contact: Ms Roberta Morris

Tel: 08 8267 8334

04 Dec 2018

SA

Emergency Medicine & Resuscitation Update (CPR for GPs) FULL

Time: Registration and light dinner 6.30-7.00 pm Training Session: 7.00-9.30 pm


Venue: College House, 15 Gover Street, North Adelaide


Cost: Members $64 | Non members $90


RACGP SA&NT is offering an accredited basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course and an emergency general practice review to assist general practitioners with fulfilling their relevant requirements.


Course outline

This education session:

  • Covers advanced life support (ALS) and basic life support (BLS )
  • Practices coordinated resuscitation
  • Refreshes basic electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm interpretation
  • Considers topical emergency presentations and recent changes in emergency practice.
  • CPR

Contact: Susan Lyon

Tel: 08 8267 8315

07 Dec 2018

SA

SA Members' Christmas Party

The RACGP SA&NT, in conjunction with the AMA(SA) is delighted to invite all members and their families to attend the 2018 Members Christmas Party.

Complimentary tickets include cocktail food and beverages, door prizes, special appearance by Santa (including free photos for children), children's entertainment, music and much more!

In addition to celebrating the festive season the night will also honour the recipient of the McCleave / Thompson Award. Each year this award is presented to a member who has demonstrated outstanding and selfless service to the RACGP SA&NT. We hope to see you there!

Date: Friday 7 December 2018

Time: 6.00-9.00 pm

Venue: College House, 15 Gover Street, North Adelaide

Contact: Elaine Dalby

Tel: 08 8267 8362