Learning Outcomes:
• Connecting the farmer to their work environment through a better understanding of farm risks and hazards
• Develop an understanding of how AgriSafe TM can improve agricultural health, wellbeing and safety
• How AgriSafe TM Australia and health professionals can work in collaboration to make a difference in farmers lives

Tam Phillips - RN Div1, AgriSafe TM Clinician, GradCert Agricultural Health & Medicine

Open to:
• GPs & GP Registrars
• Practice Managers, Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
• Psychologists & Social Workers
• All Allied Health Professionals

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For further information contact Vernetta Taylor or phone (03) 5381 1756

Event Date 6:30 pm, 31/07/2019
Event End Date 9:00 pm, 31/07/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 24/07/2019

Topic: Practice Development Masterclass

Developed to support high performing primary care and the challenges experienced in the ever changing fast paced general practice environment, this masterclass will be delivered across two short workshops held over two half days.

Workshop 1: Wednesday 17th July 9:15am - 1:30pm 

  • Session 1 - Triaging:  A whole of practice responsibility
  • Session 2 - Patient Centred Care Planning (MBS and Care Plans)

Speaker: Kim Poyner

Workshop 2: Thursday 1st August 9:00am - 1:30pm

  • Session 1 - Customer Service: A whole of practice approach
  • Session 2 - Developing the Practice Dream Team - A practice manager and practice nurse collaboration

Speaker: Jen Flakemore 

Cost: There will be a cost of $25 per person per day regardless of whether you attend one or both sessions. Please see details page for payment details.


Event Date 9:00 am, 01/08/2019
Event End Date 1:30 pm, 01/08/2019

Topic: The role of the health professional in child protection

Presenter: Professor Anne Smith - Medical Director of the Victorian Paediatric Medical Service

Sessions: (Please select which time allocation you will be attending)

1:00pm - 2:00pm - The role of the health professional in child protection

2:00pm - 2:45pm - The shaking of infants:  who, when, why, how and what happens?


  • Recognise injury caused by abuse and assault
  • Reporting to child protection and referring to Family first
  • Legal obligations as a health professional

Target Audience: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, Practice Managers, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Practice staff, Aboriginal Health Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Paediatricians, Radiologists and Paediatric Surgeons

Location: Ballarat Health Services - Education Resource Centre - 1 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

RSVP by 30th July

Contact: Please contact Tamara Sproull for more information


Event Date 12:30 pm, 06/08/2019
Event End Date 2:45 pm, 06/08/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 30/07/2019

Topic: Asthma & Respiratory Management Seminar for Nurses

Demonstrators: Juana Ford & Michelle Evans

Venue: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, 101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

Contact: Mebin Baby, Practice Facilitator, Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Phone (03) 5304 5605 or Email

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Event Date 8:30 am, 10/08/2019
Event End Date 4:00 pm, 10/08/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 06/08/2019

Presenter: Dr Swe Myo Htet - Consultant Haematologist

Topics: Diagnosis and management of thrombosis

Target Audience: 

General Practitioners & Registrars, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Cardiologists, ENTs, Haematologists, Neurologists, Orthopaedics, Paediatricians, Palliative Care, Pathologists, General Surgeons, Vascular & Endovascular Surgeons

Location: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, 101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

Points: 2 RACGP Category two points, ACRRM points.

RSVP by 6th August

For further information contact Tamara Sproull


Event Date 12:30 pm, 13/08/2019
Event End Date 2:00 pm, 13/08/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 06/08/2019

Join this webinar to:
• Learn the latest on the diagnosis of malignant melanoma
• Discover advances in investigations and treatment
• Discuss overall melanoma management and the role of the GP

• A/Prof Victoria Mar, the Director of the Victorian Melanoma Service at The Alfred and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University.
• A/Prof Shahneen Sandhu is a medical oncologist and researcher with an appointment in the skin and melanoma unity at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
• Dr Rajakumar Senthilkumaran is a Victorian GP with a special interest in Melanoma.

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For further information contact Tanya.Hahne@westvicphn.com.au

Event Date 7:00 pm, 14/08/2019
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 14/08/2019

• Overview of Optimal Care Pathways for cancer; where to find them and how to use them.
• Supportive care for patients with a cancer diagnosis; what is involved and resources available
• MBS item numbers to sustain the role of the Practice Nurse in cancer supportive care
• Working together: practices nurses and the role of local Cancer Resource Nurses

Carmel O’Kane – Cancer Nurse Practitioner, Wimmera Health Care Group
Tanya Hahne  –Optimal Care Pathways Project Officer, Western Victoria PHN

Open to:
• Practice Nurses
• Medical Practice Assistants

RSVP: Thursday 8 August

For further information click details, view flyer or contact Tanya Hahne or phone (03) 4310 5106

Event Date 12:00 pm, 15/08/2019
Event End Date 1:00 pm, 15/08/2019
Cut off date 08 08 2019

Topic: Scary stories about carbon monoxide - myths and management

Speaker: Associate Professor Tim Baker, MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons), MClinEd, FACEM

Venue: Western District Health, Education & Learning Centre, 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, 16/08/2019
Event End Date 2:00 pm, 16/08/2019

• Skin cancer: A brief overview of its detection, investigation and treatment options
• Common dermatological conditions including; eczema, psoriasis, acne and other common conditions

Speaker: Dr Rebecca Nguyen - Dermatologist

Open to:
• GP & GP Registrars
• Practices Nurses & Nurses Practitioners
• Pharmacists
• Allied Health Professionals
• Medical Students

4 RACGP Category 2 points

ACCRM points have been applied for

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RSVP:  12pm Friday 9 August

For further informatioon click Details, view flyer or contact Vernetta Taylor or phone (03) 5381 1756


Event Date 6:00 pm, 16/08/2019
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 16/08/2019
Cut off date 1:00 pm, 09/08/2019

Topic: Advance Care Planning updates 2019


Dr Emma Greenwood, Palliative Care Director, South West Healthcare, Warrnambool

Melissa Couch, Advance Care Planning Officer, South West Healthcare, Warrnambool

Venue: Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Bayside City Plaza Level 1 (next to ANZ Bank), 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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Event Date 6:30 pm, 22/08/2019
Event End Date 8:00 pm, 22/08/2019