Topics:
• Come to learn about the Barwon alcohol and other drugs services
• Share your experience, knowledge and understanding of providing or obtaining alcohol and other drugs support in the Barwon region

Open To:
• Any services providing direct or indirect alcohol and other drugs support to people
• Anyone getting support for alcohol and other drugs (or if you are a carer or family member of someone receiving alcohol and other drugs support)

RSVP date: Wednesday 13 June 2018

Maximum 40 participants

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 For further information contact Elyse Baker or phone 5222 0800 

 

Event Date 9:00 am, 20/06/2018
Event End Date 12:00 pm, 20/06/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 13/06/2018
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We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Learning Outcomes
• Competent performance of CPR skills on infant, child and adult manikins.  Trainers will use Australian Resuscitation Council policy and guidelines as the basis for teaching and performance criteria for assessment of these skills
• Effective participation in critical incident analyses of immunisation emergency scenarios – ranging from resuscitation to immunisation adverse events
• Follow prompts of an AED
• Completion of summary questions

Facilitator:
• Enzo Privitera - Premium Health

Open to:
• General Practitioners
• GP Registrars
​• Practice Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Aboriginal Health Workers
• Maternal Child Health Nurses

Cost:
• $130 upon registration
Limited places available, maximum 20 participants
RSVP by Friday 8th June
No refunds will be given for cancellations after Monday 11 June


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For further information contact Vernetta Taylor

Please note this event has now reached capacity, please contact Vernetta to be placed on the waiting list (03) 4310 5112
Event Date 1:00 pm, 20/06/2018
Event End Date 4:30 am, 20/06/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 08/06/2018
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Learning outcomes:
 Identify key strategies for recognizing individuals in the general practice setting who may be approaching the end of life.
Implement strategies for communicating with patients and families about prognosis, goals and preferences for care.
Discuss the principles of end of life care, including assessment and management of pain and other common symptoms.
Use resources that support general practitioners to provide end of life care.
Investigate self-care strategies to effectively manage personal issues related to work in this field.

Speaker:
• Dr David Brumley – Palliative Care Specialist

Open to:
• General Practitioners & GP Registrars
Practice Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
• Psychologists
Aboriginal Health Workers

Venue:
Western Victoria PHN
101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

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For further information contact Debra Harris

Event Date 6:00 pm, 20/06/2018
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 20/06/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 18/06/2018

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Learning Outcomes:
• Competent performance of CPR skills on infant, child and adult manikins.  Trainers will use Australian Resuscitation Council policy and guidelines as the basis for teaching and performance criteria for assessment of these skills
• Effective participation in critical incident analyses of immunisation emergency scenarios – ranging from resuscitation to immunisation adverse events
• Follow prompts of an AED
• Completion of summary questions

Facilitator:
• Premium Health

Open to:
• General Practitioners
• GP Registrars
• Practice Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Aboriginal Health Workers
• Maternal Child Health Nurses

Cost:
• $130 upon registration
Payment is required when registering to confirm your place.

Limited places available, maximum  20 participants
RSVP by Tuesday 12 June
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Event Date 9:30 am, 21/06/2018
Event End Date 1:00 pm, 21/06/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 13/06/2018
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We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This event has been cancelled

Event Date 6:30 pm, 21/06/2018
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 21/06/2018

Topics:
•  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing
•  Mental health problems in communities
•  Mental health first aid strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Speaker:
 •  Bonnie Chew - Facilitator
 •  Gwenda Freeman - Facilitator

Open to:
 •  General Practitioners
 •  GP Registrars
 •  Practice Nurses
 •  Nurse Practitioners
 •  Practice Managers
 •  Practice Staff
 •  Allied Health Professionals

This event is free of charge, places are limited to a maximum 15 participants.
​RSVP by 7 June

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For more information contact Bonnie Chew 

Event Date 9:00 am, 25/06/2018
Event End Date 5:00 pm, 26/06/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 07/06/2018
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We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Topic: COPD Exacerbations

Speaker: Dr Edurado Gaio, Manse Medical Hamilton

Venue: Western District Health Service, Learning & Development Centre, Seminar Rm 1&2, Kitchener Street  Hamilton Vic 3300

Contact: Rachael Bond, CPD Consultant, Wstern Victoria Primary Health Network, Phone (03) 5564 5888 or Email

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This event is available in Person or Via Webinar

 

 

Event Date 6:15 pm, 25/06/2018
Event End Date 7:15 pm, 25/06/2018

Topic: The GP/ED Interface - What Can we do Better?

Speaker: Dr Pauline Chapman - ED Consultant - Ballarat Health Services

Open to:

  • General Practitioners
  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Medical Students

Venue: Education Resource Centre, Ballarat Health Services, Drummond Street, Ballarat

Time: 12:30pm Light refreshments, Lecture 1:00pm - 2:00pm

For further information contact Debra Harris

Event Date 12:30 pm, 26/06/2018
Event End Date 2:00 pm, 26/06/2018

Topics:
• Understand the effects of ice and identify users
• Find out how to work safely to protect themselves and others
• Learn how to respond effectively to ice-affected people
• Understand what works in treatment

Trainer:
Sandra Simpson, Senior Training Consultant 360Edge

Sessions:
there are two sessions being held on the same day at the same venue. All registrations are through 360Edge.

Tuesday 26 June 1:00pm - 4:30pm Register
Tuesday 26 June 6:00pm - 9:30pm Register

This training is funded by The Victorian Government and delivered by 360Edge.

For further information contact Anna Wilkins

Event Date 1:00 pm, 26/06/2018
Event End Date 4:30 pm, 26/06/2018

Topics:
• Understand the effects of ice and identify users
• Find out how to work safely to protect themselves and others
• Learn how to respond effectively to ice-affected people
• Understand what works in treatment

Trainer:
Sandra Simpson, Senior Training Consultant 360Edge

Sessions:
there are two sessions being held on the same day at the same venue. All registrations are through 360Edge.

Tuesday 26 June 1:00pm - 4:30pm Register
Tuesday 26 June 6:00pm - 9:30pm Register

This training is funded by The Victorian Government and delivered by 360Edge.

For further information contact Anna Wilkins

Event Date 6:00 pm, 26/06/2018
Event End Date 9:30 pm, 26/06/2018

Learning Outcomes - Participants will be familiar with the following:

Using CAT4
• CAT4 functionality
• Links between CAT4 and other CAT Plus applications
• Using CAT4 views
• Data cleaning with CAT4
• Looking at business opportunities for the clinic

Chronic Disease Mangement
• Using the CAT Plus suite for the management of patients with chronic diseases
• Auditing and maintaining chronic disease registers
• Working as a team using CAT Plus
• Utilising built in reports to monitor quality improvement
• Reporting on MBS items related to chronic disease
• Create Cat Plus prompts to notify clinicians

Speakers:
• Manfred Queteschiner - Account Manager - Pen CS
• Matthias Merzenich - Quality Assurance and Training Programs Manager - Pen CS

Open to:
• General Practitioners & GP Registrars
• Practice Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Practice Managers
• Practice Staff

​4 RACGP Category two points

This event is limited to 20 participants

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For further information please contact Deb Harris

Event Date 6:15 pm, 26/06/2018
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 26/06/2018

14 hour course - held over 2 days

Topics:    
•  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing    
•  Mental health problems in communities    
•  Mental health first aid strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Speakers:    
•  Bonnie Chew - Facilitator  
•  Gwenda Freeman - Facilitator

This event is limited to 15 attendees who must complete the 14 hours to be sucessful

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Event Date 9:00 am, 27/06/2018
Event End Date 5:00 pm, 28/06/2018
Cut off date 1:00 pm, 22/06/2018

Topics:

• Understand the effects of ice and identify users
• Find out how to work safely to protect themselves and others
• Learn how to respond effectively to ice-affected people
• Understand what works in treatment

Trainer:
Sandra Simpson, Senior Training Consultant 360Edge

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All registrations are through 360Edge. Register here

This training is funded by The Victorian Government and delivered by 360Edge.

For further information contact Anna Wilkins

Event Date 10:00 am, 27/06/2018
Event End Date 1:30 pm, 27/06/2018
Cut off date 9:00 am, 27/06/2018

 

Learning Outcomes - Participants will be familiar with the following:

Using CAT4
• CAT4 functionality
• Links between CAT4 and other CAT Plus applications
• Using CAT4 views
• Data cleaning with CAT4
• Looking at business opportunities for the clinic

Chronic Disease Mangement
• Using the CAT Plus suite for the management of patients with chronic diseases
• Auditing and maintaining chronic disease registers
• Working as a team using CAT Plus
• Utilising built in reports to monitor quality improvement
• Reporting on MBS items related to chronic disease
• Create Cat Plus prompts to notify clinicians

Speakers:
• Manfred Queteschiner - Account Manager - Pen CS
• Matthias Merzenich - Quality Assurance and Training Programs Manager - Pen CS

Open to:
• General Practitioners & GP Registrars
• Practice Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Practice Managers
• Practice Staff

​4 RACGP Category two points

This event is limited to 30 participants
RSVP by Friday 22 June

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For further information please contact Tanya Hahne

Event Date 6:15 pm, 27/06/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 22/06/2018

Learning Outcomes - Participants will be familiar with the following:

Using CAT4
• CAT4 functionality
• Links between CAT4 and other CAT Plus applications
• Using CAT4 views
• Data cleaning with CAT4
• Looking at business opportunities for the clinic

Chronic Disease Mangement
• Using the CAT Plus suite for the management of patients with chronic diseases
• Auditing and maintaining chronic disease registers
• Working as a team using CAT Plus
• Utilising built in reports to monitor quality improvement
• Reporting on MBS items related to chronic disease
• Create Cat Plus prompts to notify clinicians

Speakers:
• Manfred Queteschiner - Account Manager - Pen CS
• Matthias Merzenich - Quality Assurance and Training Programs Manager - Pen CS

Open to:
• General Practitioners & GP Registrars
• Practice Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Practice Managers
• Practice Staff

​4 RACGP Category two points

This event is limited to 30 participants

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For further information please contact Rachael Bond

Event Date 6:15 pm, 28/06/2018
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 28/06/2018

Expressions of Interest - Western Victoria PHN Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Regional Co-Design Project – Geelong Otway

Open to:

• Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) providers
• Community organisations
• Primary care providers
• General practices  

Purpose

The purpose of the co-design panel is to help us develop a new model of AOD care that is integrated as well as possible with existing services and better able to meet consumer needs across the Geelong Otway region. The model will inform a Regional AOD Plan for Western Victoria PHN, which will be used to define procurement activities including drug and alcohol programs that support service provisions within community services and primary care.

Below is our co-design approach – the panel’s involvement is highlighted in blue. 

co design flow chart
As a member of the panel you will be expected to attend a half-day workshop facilitated by project leads, Urbis.

The workshop will introduce the goals, process and parameters of the co-design approach, as well as priority populations, models of care and service types for AOD treatment services in the Geelong-Otway region.  

Members of the co-design panel will also be invited to provide feedback on the iterative development of the draft model report prior to its release for public comment. Consumers will be separately engaged through a paper-based and online survey.

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Next steps

If you wish to be involved in the co-design panel please register by Monday 25 June 2018.

For further information please contact info@westvicphn.com.au

Event Date 10:00 am, 29/06/2018
Event End Date 1:00 pm, 29/06/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 25/06/2018

Learning outcomes:

• Participants would understand the changes and advances in modern breast cancer surgery and the options available to patients for their cancer surgery
• Participants would understand the updated approach to management of the axilla in breast cancer surgery
• Participants would be better equipped to support and advise patients on the cancer journey

Speaker:
Dr Ruth Bollard - General Surgeon – Breast and Endocrine Specialist

Open to:
General Surgeons
General Practitioners and GP Registrars
Nurse Practitioners

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For further information please contact Vernetta Taylor

Event Date 6:30 pm, 16/07/2018
Event End Date 9:00 pm, 16/07/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 09/07/2018

Topic: Mental Health First Aid for Practice Staff

The MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. As a Practice Manager in a medical practice, you will encounter a number of people who potentially have mental health issues, therefore thses skills would be of value.

Speaker: Pene Wood - Opioid Management Team, Western Victoria Primary Health Network

Open to:

  • Practice Managers
  • Practice Nurses
  • Practice Staff

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For further information  email or phone (03) 5222 0800

Event Date 9:00 am, 17/07/2018
Event End Date 4:00 pm, 17/07/2018
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Speakers:

• Dr Niall McConchie - ENT Surgeon

• Dr Ged Dalgleish - Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

Open to:
GPs & Registrars
Medical Students
Practice Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals

This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017 – 19 triennium 4 Category 2 points – (Activity: 81742)

ACRRM points have been applied for.

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Registrations close: COB Thursday 12 July

For further information please contact Vernetta Taylor

Event Date 6:30 pm, 18/07/2018
Event End Date 9:00 pm, 18/07/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 12/07/2018

Topic: Practice Manager Network Meeting -  Health Law- Rights and Oblations & Opioid Management Clinical Modelling Package

Speakers:

Health Law - Rebecca Eagles, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers 

Opioid Management Clinical Modelling Package - Raj Samrai, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Consultant

Venue: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Bayside City Plaza, 24-36 Fairy Street, Warrnambool ,Vic 3280

Contact: Joy Ticchi, CPD Consultant, Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Phone (03) 5564 5888 or Email

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This Event is available in Person or Via Webinar

 

Event Date 10:30 am, 20/07/2018
Event End Date 2:00 pm, 20/07/2018