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DATE EVENT EMAIL/WEBSITE
10 & 11 Feb 2017 Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop.Suitable for Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy training.  The major emphasis of the workshop will be on gaining practical experience. Accreditation: Approved in RACS CPD Program.  1 point per hour (maximum of 16 points) in the Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9.75 hours both days (7:45am- 5:30pm both days). Cost: $1700pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au.
17 Feb 2017 JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills. Suitable for Junior Doctors. Aims to assist Junior Doctors in attaining an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for minor surgery.  Accredited by RACS. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9 hours (8:00am-5:00pm). Cost: $420pp. Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or 6488 8044 www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
16 March 2017 JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery. Suitable for Junior Doctors.  Provides participants the opportunity to learn introductory skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. Accredited by RACS.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8.75 hours (8:15am- 4:30pm). Cost: $470pp. Contact Shauna Fletcher at shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au ctec.uwa.edu.au.
17 March 2017 Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop. Suitable for Surgical Trainees and Consultants. This workshop increases technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie laparoscopic intra and extracorporeal knots.  Accreditation: Approved in the RACS CPD Program for 1 point per hour (max 8 points) in the Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9 hours (8:15am- 5:15pm).  Cost: $720pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au.
21 March 2017 Ear Wax Management. This half-day course provides skills to identify and treat earache, common minor ear ailments, infections and abnormalities. Suitable for GPs and Practice Nurses.  Participants work in small groups gaining hands-on practice on identification and safe removal of earwax impaction utilising state-of-the-art simulation equipment. Venue: The Avant Education Centre, Ear Science Institute of Australia. Cost: $275pp. Contact education@earscience.org.au https://www.earscience.org.au/education
24 March 2017 The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries. Suitable for GPs, GP Proceduralists and Remote Nurse Practitioners. Aims to assist GPs whose practice includes more extensive management of acute and chronic injuries. Accreditation: RACGP and ACRRM accreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8.25 hours (8:00am- 4:15pm). Cost: $770pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
25 March 2017 Western Trauma Course: Moora. Suitable for GPs and doctors who deal with trauma in the rural and remote setting. This one day course covers the essential components of early trauma management with a specific link to practicing in rural and remote areas of WA.   Accredited by RACGP 40 category 1 points or 16 category 2 points, and ACRRM; 30 PRPD points + 4 PRPD Anaesthetics, 2 PRPD Radiology and 30 PRPD EM MOPS points. Time: 10 hours (07:30am -5:30pm) Cost $495pp. http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/Western-Trauma-Course-WTC
28 March 2017 GP Education Event: Familial cancers in general practice. This free education session will provide an update on familial cancers and the
issues associated with genetic testing faced by general practice. Accredited by RACGP for 4 QI&CPD Category 2 points.
Contact GP@cancerwa.asn.au or visit https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/professionals/gp/
29 & 30 March 2017 Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop. Suitable for General Surgery Trainees. Limited places for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Observer positions available.  A cadaveric workshop providing the opportunity to learn new skills, perform a range of general surgery procedures, and attain a greater understanding of anatomy through human tissue.  Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9 hours both days (8:00am- 5:00pm both days). Cost: 1 day $1065pp, 2 days $1850pp, Observers $150pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
31 March 2017 Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Trainee Workshop. Suitable for Vascular and General Surgery Trainees SET 1 – 4 and Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Limited Observer positions available. A cadaveric workshop with a focus on surgical dissection, with vascular anastomosis on animal tissue. Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8 hours (8:00am- 4:00pm). Cost: $940pp, Observers $150pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
03 April 2017 Closing Date for Applications for the Telethon-Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund. The Department of Health and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust jointly established the Telethon-Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund (TPCHRF) to fund research projects that focus on the health of children and adolescents in WA. The key aims of this fund are to: fund research that improves the health of children and adolescents; enhance the translation of research findings into more effective health policy and practice; and contribute to integrating the research capability in universities, research institutes and health services by encouraging the development of research-policy-practice clusters. Applications for research funding for the fifth round of the TPCHRF are now being accepted and will close at 1pm on 3 April 2017. For more information contact CMOResearchDevelopment@health.wa.gov.au or visit http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/S_T/Telethon-Perth-Childrens-Hospital-Research-Fund
07 April 2017 Core Skills: Gynaecologic Surgical Skills Workshop. Suitable for Surgical Trainees in O&G. Session 1: The Anatomy of Hysterectomy is suitable for 1st and 2nd year Registrars. Session 2: The Anatomy of Pelvic Floor Surgery is suitable for 3rd and 4th Year Registrars (3rd and 4th year Registrars have the option of both sessions). Accreditation: RANZCOG accreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: Session 1- 4.5 hours (8:00am – 12:30pm), Session 2- 4 hours (12:15pm- 4:15pm). Cost: 1 Session $435pp, 2 sessions $870pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
21 April 2017 JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery. Suitable for Junior Doctors.  Provides participants the opportunity to learn introductory skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. Accredited by RACS. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8.75 hours (8:15am- 4:30pm).  Cost: $470pp. Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or 6488 8044 www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
29 April 2017 ALS1. This full day course provides ARC accredited evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals. Suitable for doctors, nurses, clinics and allied health professionals with recent clinical practice.  Accreditation: Approved by RACGP QI & CME Program- Total Points  40 (Cat 1) and ACCRM- 10 ALS + 20 PRPD points + 30 EM MOPS points & 30 ANAES MOP). Venue: Avant Education Centre- Ear Science Institute of Australia. Cost: $450 pp. https://www.earscience.org.au/education/available-courses
May – Oct 2017 CTEC Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE) Training Course. Suitable for WA Junior Doctors and SET Trainee Exam candidates who will be considered upon application for entry to the course.  Not recommended for Interns. Has been designed to improve knowledge, understanding and application of anatomy, physiology and pathology as it pertains to surgical training. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Cost: $3200pp for the five month course. Contact Lee McGuckin at lee.mcguckin@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
17 May 2017 Ear Wax Management. This half-day course provides skills to identify and treat earache, common minor ear ailments, infections and abnormalities. Suitable for GPs and Practice Nurses. Participants work in small groups gaining hands-on practice on identification and safe removal of earwax impaction utilising state-of-the-art simulation equipment. Venue: The Avant Education Centre, Ear Science Institute of Australia. Cost: $275pp. Contact education@earscience.org.au https://www.earscience.org.au/education 
22 May 2017 Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop. Suitable for Plastic Surgery Trainees SET 4-5 and Consultants. Limited Observer positions available. Focuses on surgical techniques which aim to provide best aesthetic outcomes with optimal surgical treatment and management of breast cancer. Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9 hours (8:00am- 5:00pm). Cost: $990pp, Observers $150pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
26 May 2017 JDocs: Emergency Procedures Workshop. Suitable for Junior Doctors. An introductory level workshop for participants with limited experience in medical and surgical emergencies. Accreditation: RACS accreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9 hours (8:15am-05:15pm). Cost: $840pp. Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or 6488 8044 www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
1 & 2 June 2017 The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures. Suitable for GPs, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners assisting GPs. Limited Observer places available.  A cadaveric workshop focusing on medical emergencies and improvising with ‘everyday’ equipment that can be substituted for medical equipment, especially in rural and remote areas. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9.25 hours both day (8:15am- 5:00pm both days). Cost: GPs and GP Registrars: $2355pp, Nurse Practitioners $1210pp, Observers $150pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
10 June 2017 Western Trauma Course: Geraldton. Suitable for GPs and doctors who deal with trauma in the rural and remote setting. This one day course covers the essential components of early trauma management with a specific link to practicing in rural and remote areas of WA.   Accredited by RACGP 40 category 1 points or 16 category 2 points, and ACRRM; 30 PRPD points + 4 PRPD Anaesthetics, 2 PRPD Radiology and 30 PRPD EM MOPS points. Time: 10 hours (07:30am -5:30pm) Cost $495pp. http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/Western-Trauma-Course-WTC
16 June 2017 JDocs: Introduction to Surgical SkillsSuitable for 3rd and 4th year Registrars. Suitable for Junior Doctors. Aims to assist Junior Doctors in attaining an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for minor surgery.  Accredited by RACS. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9 hours (8:00am-5:00pm). Cost: $420pp. Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or 6488 8044 www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
24 June 2017 ALS1. This full day course provides ARC accredited evidence-based resuscitation guidelines and skills to healthcare professionals. Suitable for doctors, nurses, clinics and allied health professionals with recent clinical practice. Accreditation: Approved by RACGP QI & CME Program- Total Points  40 (Cat 1) and ACCRM- 10 ALS + 20 PRPD points + 30 EM MOPS points & 30 ANAES MOP). Venue: Avant Education Centre – Ear Science Institute of Australia. Cost: $450 pp. https://www.earscience.org.au/education/available-courses
29 June 2017 Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery. Suitable for General Surgery Trainees SET 1 – 3. Limited Observer positions available. Cadaveric workshop providing trainees with the opportunity to learn new skills in a range of procedures in minimal access surgery. Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 9 hours (7:45am- 4:45pm). Cost: $750 pp, Observers $150pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
30 June – 1 July 2017 Endoscopic Management of GI Bleeding. Suitable for Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses. Designed for endoscopists and trainees who have demonstrated experience in diagnostic endoscopy and wish to become skilled in the endoscopic management of GI bleeding. Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: Day 1- 8 hours (8:30am- 4:30pm), Day 2- 6.25 hours (8:30am- 2:45pm). Cost: Consultants $1780pp, Trainees $1665pp, Nurses $1135pp. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
12 August 2017 Western Trauma Course: Kalgoorlie. Suitable for GPs and doctors who deal with trauma in the rural and remote setting. This one day course covers the essential components of early trauma management with a specific link to practicing in rural and remote areas of WA.   Accredited by RACGP 40 category 1 points or 16 category 2 points, and ACRRM; 30 PRPD points + 4 PRPD Anaesthetics, 2 PRPD Radiology and 30 PRPD EM MOPS points. Time: 10 hours (07:30am -5:30pm) Cost $495pp. http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/Western-Trauma-Course-WTC
14 October 2017 Western Trauma Course: Perth. Suitable for GPs and doctors who deal with trauma in the rural and remote setting. This one day course covers the essential components of early trauma management with a specific link to practicing in rural and remote areas of WA.   Accredited by RACGP 40 category 1 points or 16 category 2 points, and ACRRM; 30 PRPD points + 4 PRPD Anaesthetics, 2 PRPD Radiology and 30 PRPD EM MOPS points. Time: 10 hours (07:30am -5:30pm) Cost $495pp. http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/Western-Trauma-Course-WTC
04 November 2017 Western Trauma Course: Albany. Suitable for GPs and doctors who deal with trauma in the rural and remote setting. This one day course covers the essential components of early trauma management with a specific link to practicing in rural and remote areas of WA.   Accredited by RACGP 40 category 1 points or 16 category 2 points, and ACRRM; 30 PRPD points + 4 PRPD Anaesthetics, 2 PRPD Radiology and 30 PRPD EM MOPS points. Time: 10 hours (07:30am -5:30pm) Cost $495pp. http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/U_Z/Western-Trauma-Course-WTC
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