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21 Sep 2022

2022 Brisbane Fellowship & Awards Ceremony

Fellowship and Awards ceremonies are a highlight of the Faculty calendar as we celebrate the momentous achievements of New Fellow, FARGP and Award recipients. The 2022 ceremony is for New Fellows ratified between 1 September 2021 - 10 July 2022 and invited New Fellows that were unable to attend the 2021 ceremony.

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022
Venue: Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
RSVP: Wednesday 7 September 2022

**New Fellows may purchase a maximum of four guest tickets only**. Children are permitted and included in the total. (Care services are not provided).

The next ceremony will be held in Townsville in March 2023.

The RACGP is keeping the health and safety of staff, members and guests at the forefront of all planning. Our events comply with the Queensland Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 requirements and may be postponed or cancelled depending on current public health advice.

Contact: Qld Events

21 Sep 2022

Diagnose and Manage Non-melanoma Skin Cancer and Melanomas

For GPs in training, New Fellows and early career stage GPs

Date: Wednesday 21 September
Time: 7.00–8.00 pm AEST
Location: Online
Cost: Free

The second of two webinars designed for GPs in training, New Fellows and early career stage GPs to develop their clinical skills in the detection, treatment and management of skin cancers. Presented by Assoc Prof Amanda Oakley.

The workshops will focus on developing core skin cancer skills within general practice including:
  • Diagnosis and management of non-melanoma skin cancers and melanomas
  • Non-surgical treatments for the management of keratinocyte dysplasia
  • Principles of biopsy and the role of the pathologist in the diagnosis of skin cancer

Register now

Contact: RACGP Specific Interests Events

21 Sep 2022

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Update on skin cancer, eyelid and pero orbital reconstruction

Time: 7.30-8.30pm

Online Webinar

Plastic and reconstructive surgery continues to evolve with new technologies and techniques and it is important to keep GPs updated as patients most often present in the primary care setting. Professor Anand Deva will provide an update on skin cancer. He will also discuss the integrated care model of treatment for skin cancer and outline the benefits of this model. Associate Professor Gazi Hussain will provide an update on eyelid and periorbital reconstruction with a focus on the important factors for assessing the requirements for successful eyelid reconstruction.

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Milat

22 Sep 2022

WA Advance Health Directive Update and the GP's Role

CPD Activity - 2 Points

The WA Department of Health has released a new and improved Advance Health Directive (AHD) for use in WA.

General practice plays an important role in supporting patients through advance care planning. Join us for this webinar as GPs, Dr Jacquie Garton-Smith and Cory Lei provide an update on the changes to the WA Advance Health Directive (AHD) and the role of GPs in advance care planning, including supporting patients to prepare AHDs.

We'll also cover the updated Advance Care Planning WA HealthPathway and practical tips for GPs.

Delivered in partnership with the WA Department of Health.


- Dr Jacquie Garton-Smith, Royal Perth Hospital Liaison GP & Clinical Lead for Primary Care Integration, Health Networks, DoHWA
- Dr Corey Lei, Hospital Liaison GP, SCGH

Date: Tuesday 22 September
Time: 7.00-8.00 pm (AWST)
Cost: Free

Contact: Linda Hamilton

24 Sep 2022

Skin Cancer Essentials - Wollongong

Assessment and management in the general practice setting

Time: 9:00 am - 5.10 pm

Venue: Illawarra Shoalhaven Health Education Centre, Wollongong Hospital

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.

This workshop will be approved for a one-day Surgery grant.

Contact: Events Coordinator

27 Sep 2022

BLS/CPR Workshop - RACGP QLD Office

Facilitated by BLS First Aid, this workshop's content falls under 'HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2022
Time: 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Venue: RACGP QLD, 7/410 Queen Street, Brisbane

Note: To complete assessment you must be able to perform two minutes of continuous CPR on the floor. As this is nationally accredited training, you will need to provide your unique student identifier (www.usi.gov.au).

The health and safety of you, our partners and staff is at the forefront of all our planning. As such, this event is subject to cancellation or postponement pending public health advice regarding COVID-19.

Contact: Qld Events

28 Sep 2022

BLS/CPR Course

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: RACGP House 100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Fee: Members $120.00 I Non members $175.00

RACGP Victoria's Basic Life Support course is a GP peer to peer experience, delivered by a GP trainer, Dr Rod Campain. This course covers recognition of an emergency, DRSABCD, chest compressions and rescue breathing using COVID-safe resuscitation masks and equipment.

It also includes a structured approach that GPs can use to treat all patients who may have a life threatening illness.

Completion of a BLS course is a requirement for the 2020-22 triennium. Secure your spot to update your BLS training and network with your peers.

Contact: Victoria Events

30 Sep 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

MATOD Program

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD)
Module 1 - Safer Opioid Prescribing An introduction to implement safe and effective opioid prescribing and to recognise, prevent and respond to problematic opioid abuse.
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.
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 the MATOD Program Coordinator if you don't have an RACGP ID number via vic.matod@racgp.org.au

Contact: Victoria MATOD

30 Sep 2022

Accredited Basic Life Support: Hobart

Have you completed your mandatory Basic Life Support (CPR for GPs) requirement for the 2020-22 triennium?

RACGP Tasmania will deliver a series of accredited BLS workshops to assist GPs in fulfilling their requirements for the current triennium. These time efficient sessions comprise of two components, an online module (1.5 hours) and a practical CPR skills assessment delivered locally (1 hour).

Join us for your practical assessment in Hobart.

Cost: Members $69.50, Non-members $79.50
Venue: RACGP Tasmania, Hobart

This event is subject to cancellation or postponement pending public health advice regarding a COVID-19 outbreak.

Contact: Ms Julia Ray

06 Oct 2022

'Mental Bites' • Lunchtime Webinar Series


Date: Thusday 6 October
Time: 1.00–1.30 pm AEDT
Location: Online
Cost: Free

This webinar will explore insomnia.

It will highlight a practical skill for you to use with your patients and includes a Q&A with a GP expert in this field..

The 'Mental Bites’ lunchtime webinar series, developed by RACGP Specific Interests Psychological Medicine, presents bite-sized mental health information for GPs. It covers the micro-skills of engagement, forming safe and effective therapeutic alliances and communication with patients.

Register now

Contact: RACGP Specific Interests Events

07 Oct 2022

RACGP Rural Member Meet-up: Tamworth

RACGP Rural invites you to join us for a member meet-up on Friday 7 October 2022 in Tamworth. Mingle with Rural Council members and faculty staff over drinks and nibbles while catching up with your colleagues face-to-face. The RACGP is celebrating 30 years of the Rural Faculty in 2022. So we’re coming together in locations across Australia to share our highlights and mark this significant milestone. We will share some of the Faculty's key achievements and provide an update for New South Wales members and stakeholders.

Date: Friday 7 October 2022

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue: TBC

Cost: Free

Contact: RACGP Rural

08 Oct 2022

Introduction To Point-of-care Ultrasound - Tamworth, NSW

The 'Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound for GPs' workshop 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, emergency physicians and sonographers who are experienced in using ultrasound in their practice environment.

This full-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to identify practical applications of ultrasound technology in general practice settings and gain hands-on experience in the use of point of care ultrasound devices under the guidance of experts.

The workshop is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program (eligible for 40 points) and is approved for all categories of the Rural Procedural Grants Program.

The workshop runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm and will be offered to RACGP members at $695 (incl. GST) and to non-members for $995 (incl. GST). Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Contact: RACGP Rural