Topic: Practice Manager & Practice Nurse Network Meeting - Managing people in difficult times

Speaker: Jen Flakemore, Consultancy - Establish Practice Support

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

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

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Event Date 1:00 pm, 22/11/2018
Event End Date 4:00 pm, 22/11/2018

Topic: Heart Failure Management

Speaker: Dr Andrew Bowman FRCP (UK) CCST (UK) FRACP General Physician- Hamilton Medical Group

Venue: Western District Health Service, Kitchener Street, Hamilton Vic 3300

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

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Event Date 1:00 pm, 23/11/2018
Event End Date 2:00 pm, 23/11/2018

• Effectively motivate, encourage and support your patients to achieve a  healthy body weight
• Provide overweight patients with the latest, evidence-based and practical  information available
• Start weight management intervention earlier to reduce risk of chronic disease

Stavroula Zandes - LiveLighter health and wellbeing consultant
Alice Bastable - LiveLighter health and wellbeing consultant

Free to GPs, Practices Nurses and Allied Health - proudly sponsored by Western Victoria PHN

View course details on the LiveLighter flyer

40 RACGP Category 1 points

Register here

For futher information please contact Alice Bastable or Tel: 9514 6382

Event Date 9:00 am, 24/11/2018
Event End Date 4:15 pm, 24/11/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 22/11/2018

• Evaluation, management and indications for specialist podiatric surgical referral

• Dr Omar Baarini - Podiatric Surgeon (B.Pod.M.Pod.FACPS) Reconstructive Foot Surgery

Open to:
• General Practitioners
• GP Registrars 
• Nurses
• Allied Health
• Medical Students

RSVP: Monday 19 November

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

ACCRM points have been  applied for

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For more information contact Vernetta Taylor  or phone (03) 4310 5112

Event Date 6:30 pm, 26/11/2018
Event End Date 9:00 pm, 26/11/2018
Cut off date 10:00 am, 22/11/2018

• Steps to turn a group of individuals into a team
• Motivation, reward and recognition
• Encouraging the team to deliver the goods

• Jen Flakemore, Establish Practice Support

Target audience:
• We encourage your practice champions to attend (capped at 3 people per practice)

• $30.00 per registrant Payment is required at time of booking to secure your place

• Deakin Cats community centre, GMHBA Stadium Geelong - See map

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Event Date 5:00 pm, 27/11/2018
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 27/11/2018
Cut off date 4:00 pm, 23/11/2018

• Ophthalmological emergencies
• Anaphylaxis including Airway Management
• Musculoskeletal emergencies
• Burns
• Asthma

• Dr Mark Hartnell - FACEM Emergency Physician, Ballarat Health Services
• Dr Pauline Chapman - FACEM Emergency Physician, Director Emergency Department Ballarat Health Services

Open to:
• GPs
• GP Registrars
• Nurse Practitioners

This ALM has been approved for a 1-day Emergency Medicine grant.  For further questions regarding the grant, please contact the Rural Procedural Grants team at or 1800 636 764.

NOTE: The program is based on ARC guidelines but is not an accredited course. No formal assessment of skills will be conducted or provided.

Maximum Participants: 30 (a waiting list will apply after this)

Cost: $ 300 pp.
Payment is required when registering to confirm your place.

Preferred method of payment is Direct Deposit to:
  Account Name:         Western Victoria PHN          
                              BSB:         063 512   
         Account No:         1020 0443   
            Reference:         Surname/ eMET Ballarat 

Registration confirmed on receipt of payment
Receipt issued on request
No refunds will be given for cancellations after the 26th November 2018

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For more information click on the details button below alternatively, contact Tamara Sproull or phone (03) 5331 6303

Event Date 11:45 am, 28/11/2018
Event End Date 7:00 pm, 28/11/2018
The session will cover:
• Overview of My Aged Care
• Who is eligible?
• Entry into My Aged Care: Assessment Services – ACAS and RAS
• Referral pathways
• How to make an urgent referral
• Key contacts

Katherine Gillespie, Executive Officer, Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership

Susan Esmonde, ACAS Assessor, Aged Care Assessment Service, Ballarat Health Services
Pam Edwards, Grampians Regional Assessment Service Coordinator

Open to:
• Practice Nurses
• Practice Managers

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Please send through any questions on My Aged Care to and we would be happy answer them during the workshop
RSVP early to reserve a spot!! Limited seats.

Event Date 12:00 pm, 28/11/2018
Event End Date 2:00 pm, 28/11/2018


  • Local telehealth initiatives which are improving care for cancer patients in the Wimmera
  • Primary care's role in taking action to prevent family violence


  • Carmel O'Kane - Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Wimmera Health Care Group
  • Melissa Morris - Regional Consultant-Wimmera, Women's Health Grampians

Open to:

  • Practice Managers
  • Practice Nurses
  • Medical Pactice Assistants
  • GPs
  • Allied Health

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Venue: Horsham Golf Club, 304 Golf Course Road, Haven

Registrations close: COB Tuesday 20 November

For further information contact Tanya Hahne

Event Date 12:00 pm, 28/11/2018
Event End Date 1:30 pm, 28/11/2018
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 20/11/2018

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Topic: The GP/ED interface: How can we do this better?

Speaker: Dr Pauline Chapman - Director Emergency Department BHS

Open to:
• GP & GP Registrars
• Practice Nurses
• Practice Managers
• Nurse Practitioners
• Practice Staff
• Allied Health Professional
• Medical Students

Venue: The City Oval Hall, 1321 Mair Street, Ballarat

RACGP Category Two points

RSVP: Tuesday 27 November

Maximum participants: 60

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For further information contact Tamara Sproull or phone (03) 5331 6303

Event Date 7:00 am, 29/11/2018
Event End Date 8:30 am, 29/11/2018

Western Victoria Primary Health Network and Geelong Clinic invite you to attend The Geelong for a meet and greet session with the clinic’s psychiatrists.

This will include brief presentations from psychiatrists and their areas of interest, clinics within the facility, helpful advice on referral processes, admission process, transcranial magnetic stimulation program, eating disorder program along with a tour of the facility.

Open to:
• GP's
• GP Registrars

The Geelong Clinic
98 Townsend Rd, St Albans Park

For further information view flyer, click details or  contact CPD Geelong

Event Date 6:30 pm, 29/11/2018
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 29/11/2018