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RACGP Faculty Events


30 Oct 2021 - 01 Feb 2022
VIC

MATOD Module 1 - Safer Opioid Prescribing

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Module 1 - Safer Opioid Prescribing: An introduction to implement safe and effective opioid prescribing and to recognise, prevent and respond to problematic opioid abuse. This training is a prerequisite for prescribers who want to attend MATOD Module 2.

MATOD Module 1 click here MATOD Module 1

Please contact MATOD Program Coordinator, Kerrianne Singleton on 03 8699 0468 or via email at vic.MATOD@racgp.org.au if you don't have a RACGP number. This training is accessible by default for Victorian GPs. Interstate GPs please request access.


CPD Activity • 4 points.

Contact: Victoria MATOD

30 Oct 2021 - 01 Feb 2022
VIC

MATOD Module 2 - Opioid Use Disorder, Pharmacology & Dosing

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Module 2 - Opioid Use Disorder, Pharmacology & dosing: A comprehensive series of modules with videos and interviews with MATOD experts. It includes live zoom session that will allow participants to ask questions of the experts.

On completion of modules 1 and 2 you'll be trained and recognised as a prescriber for methadone and buprenorphine based assisted treatment of opioid dependence.

Please contact MATOD Program Coordinator, Kerrianne Singleton on 03 8699 0468 or via email at vic.MATOD@racgp.org.au if you don't have a RACGP number.

CPD Accredited Activity - 40 points.

Contact: Victoria MATOD

30 Oct 2021 - 01 Feb 2022
VIC

MATOD Module 3 - Long-acting Injectable Buprenorphine

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Module 3 - Long-acting injectable buprenorphine: Builds on knowledge of prescribing and administering long-acting injection buprenorphine, including how to select, initiate and manage patients who are using these new opioid substitutions.

Please contact MATOD Program Coordinator, Kerrianne Singleton on 03 8699 0468 or via email at vic.MATOD@racgp.org.au if you don't have a RACGP number.

CPD Activity • 4 points.

Contact: Victoria MATOD

15 Nov 2021 - 12 Mar 2022

Online Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training

Please note: this intake will inlcude a course break from the 19/12/21 - 10/01/22

The RACGP Rural Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST) package provides GPs with essential training to enable them to become a GP provider of Foccussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) and provide CBT-derived FPS conselling to patients in their practice.

This flexible, innovative training package is made up of four Modules and uses a combination of technology, peer learning groups and locally available resources to provide GPs with access to FPS skills training whist remaining in their practice and community.

Please note: Level 1 Mental Health Skills Training (MHST) is a prerequisite for enrolment in the FPS ST training package.

The training package has GPMHSC accreditation and on completion GPs can gain FPS provider registration with Medicare to access FPS related MBS numbers 2721, 2723, 2725 and 2727.

Cost: RACGP Members: $979 (Inc GST)

Contact: RACGP Rural

17 Jan 2022 - 22 Apr 2022

Online Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training

The RACGP Rural Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST) package provides GPs with essential training to enable them to become a GP provider of Foccussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) and provide CBT-derived FPS conselling to patients in their practice.

This flexible, innovative training package is made up of four Modules and uses a combination of technology, peer learning groups and locally available resources to provide GPs with access to FPS skills training whist remaining in their practice and community.

Please note: Level 1 Mental Health Skills Training (MHST) is a prerequisite for enrolment in the FPS ST training package.

The training package has GPMHSC accreditation and on completion GPs can gain FPS provider registration with Medicare to access FPS related MBS numbers 2721, 2723, 2725 and 2727.

Cost:RACGP Members: $979 (Inc GST)

Contact: RACGP Rural

17 Jan 2022 - 22 Apr 2022
VIC

Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST)

The RACGP and the Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria (RWAV) are delighted to announce an additional 100 fully-funded scholarships to Victorian GPs in MMM 3-7 and ACCO in MMM 1-7 locations to complete the RACGP's Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST).

The Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST) package provides GPs with essential training to enable them to become a GP provider of Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)

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Please note: Level 1 Mental Health Skills Training (MHST) is a prerequisite for enrolment in the FPS ST training package.

The training package has GPMHSC accreditation and on completion GPs can gain FPS provider registration with Medicare to access FPS related MBS numbers 2721, 2723, 2725 and 2727.

Contact: Victoria FPSST

19 Jan 2022
NSW

Substance Use Disorders in Over 50s: A Management Approach


Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Online Webinar

Although there has been an overall downward trend in SUD among Australians, there is a persistent increase of SUD among Australians who are aged 50 and above. This webinar will provide an introduction on how best to deliver treatment effectively to older patients with SUD in the general practice setting.

Cost: Free

Contact: Bethany Joyce

20 Jan 2022
QLD

Family Based Management of COVID-19: Webinar for GPs



RACGP Queensland in collaboration with Queensland Children's Hospital present a webinar for Queensland based GPs. As cases of COVID-19 increase across the state, close contacts and real-life spread are often within household groups.
In this webinar, you will hear from a joint panel of GPs and specialists. Three GPs from across the state will share case studies of families they are managing with COVID, backed by best practice insights from specialists working in COVID virtual wards, including a paediatrician, obstetrician, infectious disease specialist and general practitioner. There will also be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Date: Thursday 20 January 2022
Time: 7.00 - 8.30 pm AEST
Venue: Online Zoom webinar
Cost: Free

Contact: Qld Events

22 Jan 2022
TAS

Accredited GP Link Meeting

GP Link (GPL) meetings encourage GPs to discuss and solve clinical questions that arise in daily practice in a peer-supported environment.

Run on Saturday mornings, GPLs are a small-group Accredited Activity that offers opportunities to debate and debrief with your colleagues. The four-hour GPL meeting attracts 40 Category 1 CPD points!

RACGP Tasmania invites you to participate in GPLs at a range of venues around Tasmania. Each meeting will be facilitated by Kathryn Randall, Faculty CPD Program Coordinator. Contact Kathryn for more information.

Venue: RACGP Tasmania, Hobart
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: Members $225.00, Non-members $325.00.

Please be advised that this event is subject to cancellation or postponement pending public health advice regarding COVID-19.

Contact: Ms Kathryn Randall

29 Jan 2022
VIC

Core Skills MSK Workshop - Postponed

Postponed
Date: Saturday 29th January 2022
Time: 8:30am -12:30pm Registration from 8:00am
Venue: RACGP East Melbourne
Cost: RACGP member: $45.00 | Non-member: $65.00
Light refreshments provided

The Core Skills in Musculoskeletal Care workshop focuses on common presentations, utilisation of evidence-based special tests, and detecting red flags.

This workshop is split into four main sections:
1 elbow, wrist and shoulder
2 hip, groin and knee
3 ankle and foot
4 Spine and hand

Presented by Drs Tanusha Cardoso and Tracy Shang who have wide-ranging experience in the management of injury and the use of exercise therapy.

CPD Accredited Activity - 40 points

Contact: Victoria Events

31 Jan 2022 - 15 Mar 2022

FPS CPD Case-Based Discussions

This Focussed Psychological Strategies CPD course has been designed to support GPs in implementing FPS with patients, evaluating their practice, and further developing their skills. It consists of a series of thought-provoking, small group case-based discussion sessions facilitated by a GP with specialist experience in mental health. Each participant will present a case and through these case discussions participants will extend their FPS skills by exploring the intervention methods they currently use, critically reviewing challenging cases, and developing strategies for addressing barriers to achieving best practice.

This activity is offered via the Zoom platform and comprises of four two-hour case-based discussion sessions from 5:30-7:30pm (VIC/NSW time) in the weeks of 31/01, 14/2, 28/2 and 14/3.

Cost: $295 for RACGP members and $345 for non-members.

This is a CPD accredited activity (eligible for 40 points) and has GPMHSC accreditation for FPS CPD.

Contact: RACGP Rural

07 Feb 2022
SA

COVID Update for SA GPs

Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer will provide an update on the current COVID situation.


Time: 6.30-8.00 pm ACDT

Cost: Free

Format: Online webinar

Contact: Elaine Dalby

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