GP Masterclass - Early Childhood, Middle Years and Youth
Identifying and Managing Psychosocial Issues in Early Childhood, Middle Years and Youth
Time: 9:00am - 4.00pm
Venue: National Museum of Australia
This Masterclass is a collaboration between RACGP NSW&ACT and CHN will be delivered to GPs in the ACT and local surrounds. This half day workshop will introduce participants to the inclusion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Screening in the ACT Kindergarten Health Check (KHC), the impacts of ACEs, and provide some insights through clinical case based approaches into early intervention and health service planning for managing psychosocial health issues in Early Childhood, Middle Years and Youth.
Presented by : A Proff Michael Fasher (University of Sydney Conjoint Associate Professor University of Western Sydney), Professor Kirsty Douglas (ANU Academic Unit of General Practice), Nicola Palfrey (Clinical Psychologist, Director ACATGLN), Dr Emma Dr Skowronski.
Smoking Cessation for People With Mental Illness
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
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.
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.
Initiating End of Life Discussions in General Practice
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
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.
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
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.
Get Healthy in Pregnancy
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
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.
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!"
Cardiac Rehab for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
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.
A Guide To Naloxone for General Practitioners
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
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.
Wellbeing Weekend - Led By Doctors, for Doctors
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.