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RACGP events and courses

WA

15 Jun 2020 - 13 Jul 2020

WA

Aged Care in COVID-19: Peer Group Meet-ups


Your virtual support group

We invite you to join RACGP WA's virtual peer group for WA GPs that work in residential aged care.

These 'meet-ups' are an informal way to network and discuss aged care related consultations, challenges and experiences with your peers.

Date:Every four weeks on Monday

Time: 7.30-8.30 pm AWST

Cost: Free

Registrations essential and you can choose to attend one or multiple sessions.

For more information, please contact wa.events@racgp.org.au

Contact: Lisa Francis

Tel: 08 9489 9555

24 Jun 2020 - 22 Jul 2020

WA

WA New Fellows Peer Group Meet-ups


Your virtual support group


We invite you to join RACGP WA's virtual peer group for WA GPs that have Fellowed in the past five years.

Facilitated by the RACGP WA New Fellows Committee, the meet-ups will be held every four weeks on Wednesday evenings.

These 'meet-ups' are an informal way to network and discuss consultations, challenges and to share experiences with your peers.


Date: Every four weeks on Wednesdays

Time: 7.30-8.30 pm AWST

Cost: Free

You can choose to attend one or multiple sessions - Registrations essential.

Contact: Lisa Francis

Tel: 08 9489 9555

20 Jul 2020

WA

Urgent Care Webinar Series - Respiratory Infections

This webinar has been designed for GPs participating in the WAPHA GP Urgent Care Trial

Correctly diagnosing and treating respiratory infections in the Urgent Care General Practice setting poses numerous challenges. The differential diagnosis for patients presenting with acute respiratory symptoms is broad due to the significant overlap in signs and symptoms, however accurate differentiation is critical in determining the appropriate treatment, referral and management regime.

In the case of a respiratory urgency, the ability to correctly ascertain the extent of disease progression is vital due to the potential for possible life threatening complications including rapid airway compromise. This webinar is designed to improve patient outcomes by upskilling Urgent Care Clinic GPs in the management of acute respiratory infections.

Date: Monday 20 July 2020

Time: 7.00 - 8.30 pm AWST

Contact: Ms Lucille Antonio

Tel: 08 9489 9555

27 Jul 2020

WA

Urgent Care Webinar Series - Mental Health Urgencies

This webinar has been designed for GPs participating in the WAPHA GP Urgent Care Trial

General Practitioners (GPs) play a key role in the provision of mental health care, often being the first point of contact for patients in psychological distress. The most recent BEACH survey estimated 12.4% of GP related encounters were mental health related encounters, and this rate is on the rise.

The central role of general practice in providing holistic and interconnected care can facilitate early intervention, assessment of risk and effective monitoring of chronic mental illness. The aim of this webinar is to improve patient outcomes by upskilling GPs in the assessment and management of urgent mental illness presentations within their practice.

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

Time: 7.00 - 8.30 pm AWST

Contact: Julia McNamara

Tel: 08 9489 9555

28 Jul 2020

WA

Atrial Fibrillation in General Practice

CPD Activity - 2 points

Free Online Webinar

Cardiovascular Disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in Australia. This disease is the underlying cause of over ¼ of all deaths. As Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia to present in General Practice, the ability of the GP to correctly diagnose, treat and manage not only AF, but the related comorbid conditions contributing to this disease is vital.

Presented by Associate Professor Chris Judkins, General and Interventional Cardiologist at WA Cardiology, this workshop aims to improve patient outcomes by delivering to GPs the latest recommendations in the diagnosis and management of AF. Chris will discuss investigating and detecting AF, thromboembolic risk, pharmacologic management, procedural therapies and lifestyle modifications.

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2020

Time: 7pm - 8pm AWST

Contact: Ms Lucille Antonio

Tel: 08 9489 9555

11 Aug 2020

WA

Paediatric Dermatology: Birthmarks

CPD Activity - 2 points

Free Online Webinar

Although birthmarks are common, their presence can be a cause of parental concern and it is often the role of the GP to assess these skin changes and determine their significance. Although the majority of birthmarks are of cosmetic concern only, the ability to distinguish rarer high-risk birthmark features correctly and manage these presentations appropriately is critically important.

The potential dangers associated with high-risk birthmarks involve complications such as neurological, structural, skeletal and ophthalmologic abnormalities as well as systemic associations. This workshop has been designed to provide GPs with a classification framework to assist in the accurate identification of benign birthmarks from those requiring specific intervention and management.

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

Time: 7pm - 8pm AWST

Contact: Ms Lucille Antonio

Tel: 08 9489 9555

10 Sep 2020

WA

Webinar: Understanding Teenage Boys

CPD Activity - 2 points

Free Online Webinar


The teenage years are a defining period in the lives of boys. This transitionary phase comes with a unique range of challenges, as young boys commence the journey of establishing their own individuality, creating social networks and facing the challenges of school. Statistics reveal that young boys are more likely to struggle at school, resort to violence and have increased rates of suicide compared with young girls.

The RACGP is pleased to present Clark Wight, presenter of the "Our Boys and Conscious Parenting" seminar series. In this workshop, Clark will look at parenting strategies General Practitioners can share with parents to support their boys' development. Clark will discuss developmental stages, approaches to dealing with the unexpected and how parents can help their boys grow into healthy and happy individuals.

Date: Thursday 10 Sept 2020

Time: 7.00-8.00 pm AWST

Contact: Ms Lucille Antonio

Tel: 08 9489 9555

03 Oct 2020

WA

Business of General Practice - EOI

Are you interested in attending the next Business of General Practice workshop?

We are working on delivering a business workshop once restrictions have eased.

The program will cover important information and updates across two streams: existing practice owners and aspiring practice owners.

Register your interest

Contact: Lisa Francis

Tel: 08 9489 9555

29 Oct 2020

WA

Webinar: How Climate Change Affects Health & Healthcare

CPD Activity - 2 points

Free Online Webinar


Climate change has been identified as the greatest threat to our health this century.

RACGP are proud to present Dr George Crisp, GP and WA chair of Doctors for the Environment, Australia.

In this webinar, George will explore how climate related environmental changes translate into both direct impacts - from heat exposure and extreme weather events - through to broader changes to the underlying determinants of health - including changes to air quality, disease transmission pathways and the environmental services that we rely on.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is necessary if we are to avoid increasingly unmanageable health impacts, this webinar will highlight the numerous and significant health "co-benefits" that can be gained though mitigation.

Date: Thursday 10 October 2020

Time: 7.00-8.00 pm AWST

Contact: Ms Lucille Antonio

Tel: 08 9489 9555