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1 and 2 Apr 2019 Strangulation Prevention Training NFS 2019: The Red Rose Foundation is pleased to partner with Women’s Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services WA to bring world acclaimed specialist trainers from the San Diego Institute on Strangulation Prevention to Perth. The training is designed to advance knowledge and practical skills as well as assisting with successful medical interventions and prosecutions of non-lethal domestic violence strangulation. Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault; unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. Attendees of this training learn how to: identify the signs and symptoms of near-fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognise the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution, prosecute cases, including using experts in court, and, enhance victim safety through trauma informed sessions. Venue: University Club of WA. Time: 8.30am-4.30pm. Cost: $550 plus GST. Book online, contact via email or phone 0419 213 330
2 Apr 2019 Cervical screening update: 3 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points
Join RANZCOG WA and RACGP WA in Northam for a workshop covering the new cervical screening guidelines. This interactive program will include case presentations and discussions. Professor Ian Hammond and Dr Louise Farrell will facilitate the session.
Topics covered include: Guidelines for renewed National Cervical Screening Program, Evidence behind the new guidelines, Management of presentations in a GP clinic, The role and use of the new national Cancer Screening Register (NCSR), The range of normal appearances of the human female cervix. Venue: Bridgeley Community Centre, 91-93 Wellington Street, Northam. Time: 06.30pm-08.30pm (Registration 06.00pm). Cost: $20
Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
9 Apr 2019 Exercise as Medicine: This event features a one hour presentation followed by workshops in SportsMed facilitated by our physiotherapists.

Presentations: Exercise during cancer treatment presented by Mary Seymour, Cardiothoracic Physiotherapist, Exercise during and after pregnancy presented by Mansi Aghera, Physiotherapist, Exercise post cardiac events: cardiac rehabilitation presented by Nikki Strahan, Physiotherapist.

Workshops in SportsMed: Clinical Pilates as a form of therapeutic exercise hosted by Jen Pederick, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Perinatal Exercise and Ultrasound and other forms of exercise facilitated by SportsMed.

Venue: St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Conference Centre Auditorium, 25 McCourt St, Subiaco. Time: 6.30pm registration and refreshments and 7pm – 9pm presentations. CPD Points: 4 Category 2, QI & CPD points Cost: Free

Visit our website for more information sjog.org.au/gphub
11 Apr 2019 Radiology – Registrar series: 4 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points
Developed specifically for GP registrars, this evening session has been created to enhance the GP’s medical imaging interpretation skills, thus improving diagnosis and patient management decisions. The ability to determine the appropriate medical imaging test, as well as correctly interpreting radiology reports is a vital part of general practice. This workshop is presented by SKG Radiology and will cover investigations for gastrointestinal malignancy, bone pathology, respiratory conditions and emergency presentations. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 06.30pm-08.30pm (Registration 06.00pm). Cost: RACGP Member: $20, Non-Member: $30.
Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
12 Apr 2019 Core Skills: Gynaecologic Surgical Skills Workshop: Suitable for: Surgical Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Morning Session 1 suitable for First and Second Year Registrars. Afternoon Session 2 suitable for Third and Fourth Year Registrars, who have the option of attending both sessions. Session 1 develops trainees’ understanding of the pelvis and pelvic sidewall as it relates to hysterectomy. Trainees spend a half day performing a cadaveric dissection and hysterectomy. Session 2 focuses on developing understanding of the pelvic floor and common repair procedures, utilising cadaveric models. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time Session 1: 08:00am – 12:00pm. Time Session 2: 12:15pm – 04:15pm. Cost: WA Participants 1 Session: $480 WA Participants 2 Sessions: $960 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
13 Apr 2019 Lung Health Update – Every breath you take | 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points  Respiratory conditions are common in the practice setting, accounting for nearly 20% of all patient visits. However, the clinical presentation of many lung conditions can prove to be very similar, resulting in diagnostic difficulties. Experts in the field of respiratory medicine will discuss clinical presentations, guideline recommendations, examination, appropriateness of testing, indications for medication and therapeutic complexities. This Active Learning Module (ALM) has been designed to enhance participant’s knowledge, skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating lung problems, thus optimising patient outcomes. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville 6007. Time: 09.00am-05.00pm (Reg 08.30am). Cost: RACGP Members: $249, Non-Members: $329 Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register at racgp.org.au
3 May 2019 The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin & Soft Tissue Injuries: Suitable for: GPs, GP Proceduralists, GP Registrars and GP Trainees. A hands-on workshop aiming to assist GPs whose practice includes more extensive management of acute and chronic injuries and is of particular relevance for rural GP Proceduralists. Accredited by the RACGP for 40 points in its QI& CPD Program (Category 1). Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 04:15pm. Cost: WA GPs: $800 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
10 May 2019 Women in medicine breakfast series – Social media for doctors: In the second event in the ‘Women in medicine’ breakfast series, RACGP WA invites you and your female medical colleagues to connect with peers and hear from an insightful guest speaker.

This breakfast session will explore ‘Social media for doctors’. Social media platforms can be a fantastic mechanism to develop your professional presence, share information and network with your colleagues. However, it is important to consider some important factors to ensure you make the most of social media whilst complying with your legal and professional obligations.

This breakfast is proudly sponsored by Avant Mutual. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 07.30am-09.30am (Registration 07.15am). Cost: Complimentary

Contact Lisa Francis at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
11 May 2019 Paediatrics Update – The Cycle of Life Series | 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points The subject of paediatric health is extensive, and GPs play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and management of countless presentations. This workshop has been designed to enhance the practitioners scope in this area by addressing a broad range of paediatric topics. Early detection and intervention is crucial, as developmental difficulties can result in lasting health and learning implications. In addition to developmental disorders, specialists will examine immunisation, discuss vaccine hesitancy, review FASD and social interaction skills. Paediatric ENT, indigenous ear health and managing child abuse will also be addressed.  Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville 6007. Time: 09.00am-05.00pm (Reg 08.30am). Cost: RACGP Members: $249, Non-Members: $329 Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
14 May 2019 Ophthalmology – Registrar series: 4 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points
Patients often seek initial advice from their GP for ophthalmic issues, however there are few GPs who undergo postgraduate ophthalmology training. Developed specifically for GP registrars, this session will cover the common opthalmic issues patients often present to their GP. This informative session is presented by Dr Dru Daniels, Chairman of the Perth Eye Hospital – The largest private eye Hospital in Australia. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 06.30pm-08.30pm (Registration: 06.00pm). Cost: RACGP Member $20, Non Member $30.
Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
20 May 2019 The Role of Exercise as Therapy – New Fellows and Early Career GP Series: 4 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points . Activity based therapy should be considered part of the clinical paradigm for non-communicable chronic disease (NCD), including arthritis, type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, depression and cancer. This session will look at the evidence base for exercise as both a preventive strategy as well as part of the treatment regime for NCD. For all conditions, the risk of not doing exercise exceeds the risk of exercise. However, for each individual, exercise needs to be tailored and appropriate. The second session in the series is facilitated by Dr Roslyn Carbon. Dr Carbon was a general practitioner prior to specialising as a sport and exercise physician. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 06.30pm-08.30pm (Registration 06.00pm). Cost: RACGP Member: $30. Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
20 May 2019 Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop
Suitable for: Oncoplastic Breast and Plastic Surgeons, Fellows and Senior Trainees. Limited Observer positions available. This hands-on cadaveric workshop focuses on a combination of surgical techniques which aim to provide the best aesthetic outcomes with optimal surgical treatment and management of breast cancer. RACS accredited. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 05:00pm. Cost: WA Participants: $1090
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit 
ctec.uwa.edu.au
24 May 2019 JDocs: Emergency Procedures: Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Assists in attaining an improved level of confidence and hands-on experience in a range of procedures, skills and behaviours for medical and surgical emergencies. Includes cadaveric (arm) and further practical sessions. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 05:15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $925 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
29 May 2019 Dermatology – Registrar series: 4 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points
Developed specifically for GP registrars, this evening information session has been created to enhance the GP’s ability in identifying a range of benign and malignant skin conditions. Specialist dermatologist Dr Paul Cherian, Director of Oxford Dermatology presents this comprehensive workshop. The session will investigate a range of clinical presentations; optimising the GP’s ability to make an accurate diagnosis, identify appropriate treatment options and implement suitable management routines. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 06.30pm-08.30pm (Registration 06.00pm). Cost: RACGP Member $20, Non Member $30
Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
30 and 31 May 2019 The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures: Suitable for: GPs and GP Registrars, Nurse Practitioners in the role of assisting the GPs. Limited Observer positions 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. Approved in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 40 points (Category 1). Approved for 1 day Procedural Skills Training Grant. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 05:00pm Cost: WA GPs & GP Registrars: $2475 WA Nurse Practitioners: $1270. Observers: $150 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
4 June 2019 Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Upper Limb Workshop
Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees in Plastics Surgery and Service Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery. Limited places for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant. This practical one day cadaveric workshop is designed to increase participant knowledge and the acquisition of technical skills in upper limb flap procedures and tendon/nerve transfers. Features 100% hands-on content. RACS accredited. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 04:00pm. Cost: WA Participants: $440 Theatre Nurses: Free of charge
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit 
ctec.uwa.edu.au
8 June 2019 Men’s health update: 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points  It is the GP that most men turn to first for health advice and care, yet they do so at lower rates than women. It is important GPs are skilled in providing holistic, continuing and comprehensive care to men. GPs need to take into account the impact of masculinity and the health issues relating to men. Men are less likely to respond to preventative health care messages, or present with mental or sexual health concerns. In this workshop our presenters discuss issues that affect men’s health, ways to improve and encourage men’s access to GP care, and will improve your consultation and communication style. Venue: Bridgeley Community Centre, 91-93 Wellington Street, Northam. Time: 09.00am-04.00pm (Registration 08.30am). Cost RACGP Member $249, Non Member $329 Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
8 June 2019 The Cutting Edge: Practice Nurse Skills Training: Suitable for: Nurses. This workshop is designed to offer nurses information and skills in procedural assistance in general practice. It includes practical sessions on wound closure, dressings – old and new; Plaster of Paris casts and back slabs, knot tying and suturing techniques, managing lacerations, patient positioning and IV cannulation. The workshop also covers a wide range of didactic sessions including: The role of the practice nurse; treatment room set-up, local anaesthesia; surgical scrub technique, cleaning and sterilisation and much more. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:45am – 05:15pm: Cost: $290 Contact Lorna Christie at lorna.christie@uwa.edu.au or 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
14 Jun 2019 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: 08:00am – 05:15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $460 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
22 and 23 June 2019 Australian Regional Anaesthesia & Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar (ARACUS): Suitable for: Anaesthetists – Registrars and Consultants – and GP Anaesthetists. This highly practical two day cadaveric course allows candidates to repeatedly practise basic and advanced ultrasound guided peripheral and neuraxial, single shot and continuous nerve block techniques on freshly thawed human cadavers. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: Day 1 07:45am – 6:30pm. Day 2 08:45am – 3:15pm. Cost: GP Anaesthetists & Anaesthetic Registrars: $1820. Consultant Anaesthetists: $1950 Contact Lorna Christie at lorna.christie@uwa.edu.au or 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
27 Jun 2019 Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery: Suitable for: Accredited Registrars, Junior General Surgery Trainees and Service Registrars with strong laparoscopic experience. Limited Observer positions available. This cadaveric workshop uses a combination of pre-reading, discussion and dissection and provides participants with the opportunity to practise skills and procedures in minimal access surgery that they may have limited exposure to in the clinical setting. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:45am – 04:45pm. Cost: WA Participants: $830. Observers: $150 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
28 Jun 2019 JDocs: Surgical Airways & Wound Management: Suitable for: Junior Doctors.Is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of pre-vocational doctors when dealing with the emergency / trauma patient in a clinical setting. This one day practical workshop features content covering relevant criteria from the RACS JDocs framework. It is specifically designed to meet the essential surgical skills required to apply for specialty training. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:30am – 4.45pm Cost: WA Participants: $690 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
6 Jul 2019 Women’s health update: 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points  The management of women’s health by the general practitioner requires an all-inclusive approach to the physical, mental and emotional health of the patient. As nearly 60% of all practice consultations are with women, this ALM has been created to inform and further educate GPs on the primary health needs of women.

Subject specialists will present on – Breast health and screening updates, Gynaecological and urogynaecological presentations and management, Diagnosing and treating eating disorders, Identifying and manage women with alcohol dependence. A procedural Implanon training session will round out the day. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 09.00am-05.00pm (Registration 08.30am). Cost: RACGP Member $249, Non Member $329

Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
8 sessions from 20 Jul – 14 Sep 2019 JDocs: Anatomy
Suitable for: Resident Medical Officers, Service Registrars and Interns who are preparing for the GSSE. Comprises eight intensive three hour sessions. The series will be convened by a number of Senior Consultants with support from expert faculty. Aims to assist Junior doctors in the consolidation of clinically relevant anatomical knowledge. RACS accreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Session times: 9.00am – 12.00pm and 9.00am – 12.00pm on full days. See CTEC web site for session dates and times. Cost: WA Participants $1500
Contact Lee McGuckin at
lee.mcguckin@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit 
ctec.uwa.edu.au
23 Jul 2019 Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills for Theatre Nurses
Suitable for: Theatre Nurses and Nurses assisting on Plastics, ENT, Eye Surgeries and Neurosurgeries. Offers nurses the opportunity to further their knowledge and gain valuable hands-on practical skills in microsurgery. Aims to enhance participant knowledge and skills in setting up for microsurgical cases and anticipating the procedural requirements of the surgeon. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:30am – 04:15pm. Cost: $110
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit
ctec.uwa.edu.au
25 Jul 2019 The Cutting Edge: Advanced Procedures: Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Limited Observer positions available. A practical cadaveric dissection focused skills training workshop. It aims to equip GPs with a reliable foundation in advanced procedural skills including: Tendon release for trigger finger; terminalisation of digit; carpal tunnel release; vasectomy; fasciotomy for compartment syndrome; claw toe correction and plantar fascia release and more… Accreditation: Approved in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 40 points (Category 1). Approved for 1 day Procedural Skills Training Grant. ACRRM accredited for 30 PRPD points and 30 MOPS points. Venue: CTEC, The University of WA. Time: 08.15-04.30pm. Cost: WA GP: $1490, Observer: $150 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
26 Jul 2019 The Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures: Suitable for: Surgically skilled GPs with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. It is of particular relevance for rural GP proceduralists. Limited Observer positions available. A unique hands-on cadaveric skills training workshop with only 2 participants per station. It covers excision of skin lesions with a focus on safe margins for malignancy and planning excisions on the face, neck, ears, eyelids, lips, inner canthus and nose – including wedge excisions, nostril margins and options for closure. Accreditation: Approved in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 40 points (Category 1). Approved for 1 day Procedural Skills Training Grant. ACRRM accredited for 30 PRPD points and 30 MOPS points. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15 – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants: $1490. Observers: $150 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
27 Jul 2019 Skin Deep Dermatology: 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points Dermatological conditions are a common presentation in general practice. Numerous challenges confront GPs in regard to skin conditions and over half the skin cancer cases in Australia are managed by GPs. Thus, the ability to correctly diagnose and treat skin complaints is essential. This full day workshop will expand your skills and confidence in the diagnosis and management of a range of dermatological presentations. Presenters will discuss benign conditions, malignant lesions and skin pathology. A hands-on biopsy and suturing session will round out the day. This workshop is proudly sponsored by Clinipath and MDA. Venue: Wollaston Conference Centre, 5 Wollaston Road, Mt Claremont. Time: 09.00am-05.00pm (Registration 08.30am). Cost: RACGP Member $299, Non Member $389 Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
1 Aug 2019 Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Suitable for: RMOs, Service Registrars and Junior Trainees in General Surgery. A hands-on workshop provides participants with the opportunity to gain knowledge of dissection techniques and vessel control, consolidated by practical sessions in laparoscopic colorectal surgical set up, techniques and dissection. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 4.45pm. Cost: WA Participants $715 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
3 Aug 2019 The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block: Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, ED Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Accreditation: Approved in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 40 points (Category 1). Approved for 1 day Procedural Skills Training Grant. Aims to increase breadth and depth of theoretical, anatomical and practical knowledge in relation to peripheral nerve block techniques and safety. Features rotating demonstration and ultrasound guided practical stations with 4 participants per group. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8:00am – 3.30pm. Cost: WA Doctors $770 WA Nurses: $350 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
8 Aug 2019 Succeeding with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1 (Asperger’s Syndrome) – Day 1: For Families, Friends & Colleagues: For family members, friends or colleagues of someone who has Asperger’s Syndrome – this one day workshop will provide valuable information about who these people are and how to best relate to them. The challenges associated with achieiving a diagnosis of ASD Level 1 from an individual and family perspective. Issues associated with achieving a diagnosis in the adult years. Strategies for guidance and support in daily living skills, emotion management, employment and relationships within the family. ASD and the criminal justice system. Ageing and Autism. This workshop will be presented by Professor Tony Attwood (Internationally renowned for his work and publications in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder). Venue: The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat. Time: 09:00am – 4.30pm. Cost: Before 8th April $195 (GST inc), Before 8th June $245 (GST inc), Standard $295 (GST inc). NOTE to attend both workshop days Cost: Before 8th April $385 (GST inc), Before 8th June $435 (GST inc), Standard $485 (GST inc). Refreshments and reserved parking tickets included. To book please go to “Try Booking” at https//www.trybooking.com/BBESH or contact Jonathan Kester, jonakes@globaldial.com or 0438 929 899
9 Aug 2019 Succeeding with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1 (Asperger’s Syndrome) – Day 2: For Human Service Personnel: Workshop provides 6.5hrs for CPD points. If you are a psychologist, psychotherapist, counsellor, social worker or work in any of the other human services professions this one day workshop will offer you resources and insight into working with people who have Aspergers Syndrome. The defining characteristics of ASD Level 1 in adults and how the pattern of abilities and adaptations can be different for women. Recommended screening instruments, diagnostic tools and additional activities to include in a diagnostic assessment. Challenges for adults with ASD Level 1 in conversation, daily living and emotion management skills. Constructive application of talents and abilities. Potential issues regarding addiction and criminal activity. Strategies to achieve and maintain employment and relationships. This workshop will be presented by Professor Tony Attwood (Internationally renowned for his work and publications in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder). Venue: The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat. Time: 09:00am – 4.30pm. Cost: Before 9th April $225 (GST inc), Before 9th June $275 (GST inc), Standard $325 (GST inc). NOTE to attend both workshop days Cost: Before 8th April $385 (GST inc), Before 8th June $435 (GST inc), Standard $485 (GST inc). Refreshments and reserved parking tickets included. To book please go to “Try Booking” at https//www.trybooking.com/BBESH or contact Jonathan Kester, jonakes@globaldial.com or 0438 929 899
10 Aug 2019 Mortality: 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points  The end of a life touches us all at some point in life – GPs can offer support to people who are facing mortality or dealing with grief. The ability to provide a level of support that will alleviate anxiety to patients with life-limiting illnesses and alleviate distress in people surviving the loss of a loved one is a skill that challenges many GPs. This workshop aims to improve your capacity to respond to distress, and offer informative and practical support. Experienced presenters will address palliative care, sudden death, peri-natal loss, advanced care directives, bereavement and the highly topical issue of assisted dying. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 09.00am-05.00pm (Registration 08.30am). Cost: RACGP member $249, Non Member $329 Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online
13 and 14 Aug 2019 Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches: Suitable for: Consultants, Advanced and Intermediate Vascular Surgery Trainees. Consultants in General Surgery and Advanced General Surgery Trainees. RACS CPD Program reaccreditation will be sought for 2019. This 2 day workshop with 100% dissection time will provide surgeons and trainees with the opportunity to learn new skills and practice performing unique and complicated exposures critical for vascular training. Examples of included exposures are: Thoracoabdominal; thoracotomy; distal internal carotid with mandibular subluxation; vertebral; retroperitoneal aorta; lateral popliteal and major visceral arterial and venous exposures. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia Time: Day 1: 7:30am – 4:30pm Day 2: 8:15am – 5:00pm. Cost: WA Participant: $3340; WA Observer: $1020 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
16 Aug 2019 The Cutting Edge: Proceduralists Obstetrics & Gynaecological Skills: Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetricians. Limited places for KEMH Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery. Accreditation: Approved in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 40 points (Category 1). Approved for 1 day Procedural Skills Training Grant. ACRRM accredited for 30 PRPD points, 30 MOPS points in Surgery and 30 MOPS points in Obstetrics. A hands-on skills training workshop utilising simulation models. It is designed to assist GP Proceduralists and GP Obstetricians in attaining an improved level of confidence in gynaecological and obstetric procedures. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:45am – 4.30pm. Cost: WA Participants $800 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
24 Aug 2019 Radiology and Pathology – Delving into diagnostics | 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points  After the success of our 2018 ‘Pathology revealed’ series, the RACGP has expanded this Active Learning Module (ALM) to also include the modality of medical imaging.
Specialists from Envision Radiology and Clinipath Pathology will provide GPs with current, evidence-based education on diagnostic testing.
This comprehensive workshop has been designed to promote improved patient outcomes by advancing participant’s knowledge and confidence in requesting, interpreting and managing diagnostic tests. Venue: RACGP College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville 6007. Time: 09.00am-05.00pm (Reg 08.30am). Cost: RACGP Members: $249, Non-Members: $329
Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register at racgp.org.au
5 Sept 2019 JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery: Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Limited places available for rural GPs. Provides participants the opportunity to learn introductory skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-portfolio. RACGP accredited. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants $525 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
6 Sept 2019 Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop: Suitable for: Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. This highly practical workshop increases technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie laparoscopic intra and extracorporeal knots. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 5.15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $800 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
14 Sept 2019 ECG masterclass – Advanced session: 6 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points  RACGP WA presents this comprehensive and interactive electrocardiogram (ECG) masterclass in which participants will expand their skills in the interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias and abnormalities. Professor Rukshen Weerasooriya has developed this advanced ECG masterclass to consolidate concepts covered in the previous ECG masterclass and address more complex cardiac presentations. This masterclass will investigate common, uncommon and rare abnormalities, improve attendees abilities to confidently diagnose infarct patterns, correlate diagnosis with management options, and outline advances in available technology. Venue: ECU Joondalup, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup. Time: 01.00pm-04.00pm (Registration 12.30pm). Cost: RACGP Member $99, Non Member $129 Contact Lucille Antonio at wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online 
20 and 21 Sept 2019 Advanced GI Endoscopy Workshop
Suitable for: Trainees and Consultants in Gastroenterology. Designed for Consultants and Trainees who have demonstrated competence in diagnostic endoscopy and wish to expand their skills to incorporate more advanced endoscopic techniques for management. Will be delivered through focused lectures later consolidated in small group practical hands-on sessions in the laboratory. RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08.00am – 5.00pm both days. Cost: WA Consultant: $2125 WA Trainee: $1840
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit
ctec.uwa.edu.au
27 Sept 2019 The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills: Suitable for: GPs, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners. Aims to assist the GP and Nurse Practitioner in attaining an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for minor surgery. Accreditation: Accredited in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 40 points (Category 1) and approved for a 1 day Procedural Skills Training Grant. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08.00am – 5.00pm Cost: WA GPs and Nurse Practitioners $800 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
17 Oct 2019 Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma
Suitable for: Senior Practical Session: Fellows and Consultants in Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery. Junior Practical Session: RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery. A highly practical cadaveric workshop featuring concurrent full day Junior and Senior participant practical sessions in the steps and techniques of radical neck dissection for thyroid carcinoma. RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08.30am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Consultant and Fellow: $1020 WA RMOs, Service Registrars and Trainees: $525
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit
ctec.uwa.edu.au
18 Oct 2019 JDocs: Emergency Procedures: Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Assists in attaining an improved level of confidence and hands-on experience in a range of procedures, skills and behaviours for medical and surgical emergencies. Includes cadaveric (arm) and further practical sessions. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 05:15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $925 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
25 Oct 2019 JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery: Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Limited places for rural GPs. Provides participants the opportunity to learn introductory skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. Accreditation: RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-portfolio. RACGP accredited. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants $525 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
1 Nov 2019 Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery: Suitable for: Trainees, Registrars, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery. Limited Observer positions available. This workshop is immediately followed by the Core Skills: Facial Plastic Surgery workshop on 16 November. This highly practical cadaveric workshop aims to provide ENT Trainees with improved operative confidence and efficiency in a way that cannot be provided by routine surgical supervision or by other simulated environments. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 7.45am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Participants: $900. Observers: $150 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
2 Nov 2019 Core Skills: ENT Facial Plastic Surgery: Suitable for: Trainees, Registrars, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT and Plastic Surgery. Limited Observer positions available. This workshop follows on from the Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery workshop on 15 November. This hands-on cadaveric workshop provides ENT and Plastic Surgery Trainees with increased operative experience and the opportunity to consolidate knowledge and skills in a range of techniques in facial plastic surgery. Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 7:45am –5.30pm Cost: WA Participants: $900. Observers: $150 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
15 Nov 2019 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: 8:00am – 5.00pm Cost: WA Participants: $460 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
22 Nov 2019 Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills
Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Limited Observer positions and positions for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant. A highly practical one day cadaveric workshop aimed at providing participants with the most efficient techniques for advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, including safe colon mobilisation and techniques for vessel control. RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08.00am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Participant: $1020 Observer: $150 Theatre Nurse: Free of charge.
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit
ctec.uwa.edu.au
29 Nov 2019 JDocs: Surgical Airways & Wound Management: Suitable for: Junior Doctors.Is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of pre-vocational doctors when dealing with the emergency / trauma patient in a clinical setting. This one day practical workshop features content covering relevant criteria from the RACS JDocs framework. It is specifically designed to meet the essential surgical skills required to apply for specialty training. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:30am – 4.45pm Costs: WA Participants: $690 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
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