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Online and ongoing Identifying Grant Opportunities: A guide for health researchers:This module is intended to provide participants with an overview of identifying funding opportunities, identifying the right funding opportunities for a research project and understanding eligibility for competitive grants. This module will take approximately 2 hours to complete.  www.retp.org/training/
Online and ongoing Good Clinical Practice (GCP): GCP training provides the ethical and scientific standards and guidelines by which all research is conducted and is considered essential for all researchers. www.retp.org/training/
18 Oct 2018 Core Skills: Comprehensive Neck Anatomy: Suitable for RMOs, Service Registrars, SET Trainees in General Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery. Aims to increase participants’ knowledge and confidence in performing neck surgery. Particularly relevant for those who have limited procedural exposure in the clinical setting. Hands-on mentoring through demonstration and practical surgical sessions, providing a thorough understanding of neck anatomy and related approaches. Approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows can claim 1 point per hour (to max 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills. Venue: CTEC, UWA. Time: 8.30am-5.00pm. Cost: WA Participant $500 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
20 Oct 2018 Orthopaedics for GPs: Round table discussion. This half day morning workshop invites GPs for a unique highly interactive education event with ten leading Orthopaedic Specialists. This session will be a round table discussion where GPs will rotate in small groups through stations to discuss focused, relevant orthopaedic topics with specialists. This free event is accredited for 6 RACGP points. Venue: St John of God Subiaco, Conference Centre Auditorium. Time: 8.00am Registration and 8.30am-12.15pm including a 20 minute break. To register for this event and others in the series please visit sjog.org.au/subiacogps
23 Oct 2018 The Gynaecology Education Series 5th Event – St John of God Subiaco Hospital: Open to Gynaecologists, General Practitioners and Registrars. This 2 hour lecture qualifies for 4, Category 2, QI & CPD points. This session, will be presented by 2 of Perth’s leading gynaecologists: Dr Michael Allen on Early pregnancy management – ectopics & miscarriage, and Dr Nik Tsokos on Urologic injuries & fistula. Venue: St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Conference Centre Auditorium, 25 McCourt St, Subiaco. Time: 6pm, registration and refreshments and 6.30pm – 8.30pm presentations. Cost: Free To register for this event and others in the series please visit 
sjog.org.au/SubiacoGES
26 Oct 2018 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 $500 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
27 Oct 2018 Business of General Practice: 10 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points. RACGP WA presents a comprehensive one day workshop focusing on the business of general practice. Hosted by Dr Sean Stevens, RACGP WA Chair and RACGP Business of General Practice Specific Interests Network Chair, the day also includes an in-depth session on My Health Record. Participants choose to attend one of three streams covering the following topics: Business Owners: Using Technology & Data to Measure Business KPI’s, Managing Data Safety, Unleash the Power of Your Data. Aspiring Business Owners: Buying Vs Starting A Practice, Building A Successful Practice, Business Brainstorming Panel. GP Contractors/Employees: Tax Planning & Reporting, Wealth Protection & Growth, More than just a GP – career options. Venue: Bendat Centre, Dodd Street, Wembley. Time: 9.30am-3.30pm. Cost: $66 RACGP members (early bird price) Contact Lucille Antonio wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online at racgp.org.au 
2 Nov 2018 The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills: Suitable for: GPs, GP Registrars 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 $770 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
4 Nov 2018 Introduction to Point-Of-Care Ultrasound for GPs: 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points. Registrars and GPs in the Albany region will have the chance to obtain practical experience in ultrasound. RACGP Rural is bringing a full-day active learning module (ALM) to Albany giving you the opportunity to increase your understanding of point-of-care ultrasound as a diagnostic tool. You will learn about the diverse applications of point-of-care ultrasound in a GP setting. A team of ultrasound experts led by local GP Dr Lorri Hopkins will introduce you to basic techniques using advanced high-end mobile ultrasound equipment provided by our sponsor, Sonosite. This ALM is accredited for 40 Category 1 Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development points. The program is approved for all categories of the Rural Procedural Grants Program. Registrations are limited to 25. Venue: The Surgery, 8 Hardie Road, Spencer Park, Albany. Time: 8.30am-4.30pm. Cost: RACGP members $495 / Non-member $627 Contact rural@racgp.org.au or register online at www.racgp.org.au
5 Nov 2018 EDTEC Eating Disorders Professional Peer Supervision Group: Monthly multidisciplinary group for discussing cases and issues, sharing experiences and learning about eating disorders. Contact Uli O’Sullivan at ulrike.o’sullivan@health.wa.gov.au
6 Nov 2018 Vascular Surgery Challenges in General Practice: This 2 hour free lecture qualifies for 4, Category 2, QI&CPD points and is open to all GPs. Director GP Liaison, Dr Erin Horsley, has brought together 4 specialist Vascular Surgeons who will present on common vascular problems seen in general practice, as well as provide an insight into new treatment modalities. Speakers & Topics: Dr Peter Bray “Varicose Veins”, Dr Patrick Tosenovsky “Chronic & Acute Venous Pathologies for GPs”, Dr Marek Garbowski “Advances in Management of Lower Limb Ulcers – Guide to GP Practice”, Dr Steve Baker “Endovascular Repair of AAA – Strategies for the Difficult Neck & Pelvic Venous Reflux – where it fits into management of varicose veins”. Venue: St John of God Hospital, Conference Centre Auditorium, 25 McCourt St Subiaco. Time: 6.30pm Registration & Refreshments, 7pm-9pm presentations. Cost: Free. To register for the event please visit www.sjog.org.au/subiacogps
8 Nov 2018 Clinical Cases & Conversations – Infectious Disease in Primary Care: 3 QI&CPD (Category 2) Points. The symptoms of infectious diseases are a common presentation in the GP practice. Presented by Dr George Eskander and Dr Lewis MacKinnon, we invite you to join us for a conversation on the many aspects of infectious diseases including prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Share your views on antibiotics and resistance, immunisation and infection control in the practice setting. Infectious disease emergencies and what not to miss, travel medicines, notifiable diseases and STI risk groups will be discussed and debated. Venue: College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville. Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm. Cost: Free for RACGP members. Contact Lucille Antonio wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online at racgp.org.au 
9 Nov 2018 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: $440 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uw
17 Nov 2018 Beyond the Bump – Improving Postpartum Clinical Care: 40 QI&CPD (Category 1) Points. This one day active learning module (ALM) aims to develop the skills and knowledge of GPs with guiding parents through the first three months of a newborn’s baby’s life. Subject matter experts will cover the crucial topics of sleep, feeding, post-natal depression and anxiety, as well as unexpected issues relating to the physical recovery of the mother. Venue: St John of God Hospital, Thirlmere Road, Mt Lawley. Time: 9.00am-4.30pm. Cost: RACGP members $154 (early bird price ends 31 October). Contact Lucille Antonio wa.events@racgp.org.au or register online at racgp.org.au 
23 Nov 2018 Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills: Suitable for Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Limited Observer positions available. Limited positions for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. A 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. Approved in the RACS CPD Program for 1 point per hour (to max 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills. Venue: CTEC, UWA. Time: 8.00am-5.00pm. Cost: WA Participants $970, Observers $150, Theatre Nurses Free of Charge. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit ctec.uwa.edu.au
26 Nov 2018 Introduction to Eating Disorders- Identification and Assessment:  This multidisciplinary workshop is designed as an introduction to understanding, identifying and assessing eating disorders across the life stages. The personal and family experience of eating disorders will be explored from a lived experience perspective. Information will be presented on epidemiology, phenomenology, diagnosis, life course, risk and causal factors. This session includes information on screening, engagement and comprehensive assessment. Details will be provided on specialist services available in WA. Contact Uli O’Sullivan at ulrike.o’sullivan@health.wa.gov.au or go to https://www.trybooking.com/373295
27 Nov 2018 Introduction to Eating Disorders- Management Strategies: This multidisciplinary workshop will explore treatment strategies for eating disorders. Emphasis will be on the phases of eating disorders across time and on stages of motivation for change. We will explore the core therapeutic stance, and the skills and treatment options required. This session will be grounded in case based discussions around common treatment dilemmas. Contact Uli O’Sullivan at ulrike.o’sullivan@health.wa.gov.au or go to https://www.trybooking.com/373297
29 Nov 2018 The Gynaecology Education Series Final event – St John of God Subiaco Hospital: Open to Gynaecologists, General Practitioners and Registrars. This 2 hour lecture qualifies for 4, Category 2, QI & CPD points. This session, will be presented by 2 of Perth’s leading gynaecologists: Dr Todd Ladanchuk on Prolapse, mesh and surgical management, and A/Prof Krish Karthigasu on Management of common post-operative problems. Venue: St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Conference Centre Auditorium, 25 McCourt St, Subiaco. Time: 6pm, registration and refreshments and 6.30pm – 8.30pm presentations. Cost: Free To register for this event and others in the series please visit: sjog.org.au/SubiacoGES
30 Nov 2018 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: $660 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
03 Dec 2018 EDTEC Eating Disorders Professional Peer Supervision Group: Monthly multidisciplinary group for discussing cases and issues, sharing experiences and learnong about eating disorders. Contact Uli O’Sullivan at ulrike.o’sullivan@health.wa.gov.au
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