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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/
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
29 April 2017 Hop, Skip, Jump: Early Recognition of Developmental Problems.  A one-day workshop aimed at education GP’s in the developmental, behavioural and learning problems commonly seen in children.  This course will upskill GP’s in the assessment and management in .primary care and criteria for engaging specialists.  Topics include: Developmental Delays; Common Behavioural Problems; Language and Speech Problems. Venue: College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville.  Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm. Cost RACGP Members $240, Non Members $300. www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/racgpevents/wa/
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
12 May 2017 Moulage. This full-day course provides an introduction to Moulage, the art of creating simulated wounds.  This is suitable for professionals working in delivering education and training to others who want to enhance their simulation-based learning activities. Venue: The Avant Education Centre, Ear Science Institute of Australia. Time: 7.5 hours (8:30am- 4pm). Cost: $250pp. Contact education@earscience.org.au https://www.earscience.org.au/education
13 May 2017 Addiction Medicine. This one-day active learning module aims to develop and enhance GP’s skills in recognising and treating patients who present with drug addictions.  The workshop will cover many of the dominant addictive substances seen in general practice including alchohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis, opioids, psychostimulant drugs.  Venue: College House, 34 Harrogate Street, West Leederville.  Time: 8.30am to 4.00pm. Cost RACGP Members $295, Non Members $370. www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/racgpevents/wa/
13 May 2017 Manage and treat CALD patients with chronic hepatitis B Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course. Through online learning and interactive face-face
teaching, participants will learn to scree at-risk patients, discuss aims of treatment, monitor patients according to established protocols and more. Venue: The University of Western Australia, Crawley. Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm. Cost: Free
www.ashm.org.au/training
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 
20 May 2017 CTEC Critical Care Conference. Suitable for doctors who treat critical care patients on an irregular basis, including rural doctors, generalist hospital-based doctors, junior doctors and GPs. Nurses and medical students welcome. Focuses on emergency, anaesthesia and intensive care. Accreditation: RACS, RACGP and ACRRM accreditation pending. Venue: The University Club of Western Australia. Time: 8.5 hours (8am- 4:30pm). Cost: Doctors $240pp, nurses $190pp and medical students $160pp. Contact Sarah Smith at sarah.smith@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 4739 ctec.uwa.edu.au
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
13 June 2017 Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills for Trainees (Half Day Workshop).This cadaveric (arm and hand) morning workshop provides Plastic Surgery and General Surgery trainees with the opportunity to learn new skills and consolidate knowledge in a range of procedures in arm and hand microsurgery.  It is also suitable for Service Registrars considering entry to the Plastic Surgery SET Training Program.   Accreditation: RACS accreditation is pending.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia Time: 8.00am – 12.45pm followed by lunch.  Cost: $400 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au oron 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
13 June 2017 Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills for Theatre Nurses. This one day workshop of two integrated sessions offers theatre nurses the opportunity to further their knowledge and gain valuable hands-on practical skills in microsurgery.  The morning arm and hand anatomy session involves providing assistance to surgical trainees on cadaveric (arm and hand) microvascular and microneural repairs.  The nurse dedicated afternoon session is designed to enhance knowledge of the microscope, instruments and the sutures used during microsurgical procedures.  Microvascular suturing, assistance and scrub nurse skills will be honed on workshop models. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia Time 8.00am – 4.00pm  Cost: Theatre Nurses: $100 Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au oron 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
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
18 July 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. Time: 3.5 hours (8:30am- 12pm). Cost: $275pp Contact education@earscience.org.au https://www.earscience.org.au/education 
27 July The Cutting Edge: Advanced Procedures. Suitable for GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities and Level 2 Procedural insurance. Limited Observer positions available. A hands-on cadaveric dissection focused skills training workshop. It aims to equip GPs with a reliable foundation in advanced procedural skills. Accreditation: 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: 08.15 – 5.00pm. Cost: WA GPs $1420 Observers: $150. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
29 July 2017 Medical Symposium: Controversies in General Practice. The RACGP Medical Symposium is back for 2017.  This one-day active learning module will explore common controversies in GPs day to day work, with a program that will stimulate debate and enthuse all participants.  Venue: Wollaston Conference Centre, Mount Claremont. Time: 8.30am to 6.00pm (inc. sundowner). Cost RACGP Members $300, Non Members $375. www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/racgpevents/wa/
04 August 2017 The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist 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.
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 $770.
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
13 August 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: The Avant Education Centre, Ear Science Institute of Australia. Time: 8 hours (8:30am- 4:30pm). Cost: $450 pp. Contact education@earscience.org.au https://www.earscience.org.au/education/available-courses
24 August 2017 Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Suitable for Service Registrars and Junior Trainees (SET 1 – 3) in General Surgery. Accreditation: RACS accreditation is pending.  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 – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Participants $650.  Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
25 August 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: 8:00am – 5.00pm Cost: WA participant: $420. Contact Shaua Fletcher at shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
28 – 30 August Interventional Pulmonology: Thoracoscopy and Other Techniques. Suitable for Respiratory Physicians and Trainees.  Designed to aid the respiratory physician in the skills to manage all aspects of safe interventional procedures. It addresses the latest developments in interventional pulmonology and incorporates didactic, practical model sessions and practical procedural sessions.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia.   Time: Day 1: 8:00am – 5.45pm Course dinner for all 6pm Day 2: 7.45am – 4.00pm  Day 3: 7.45am – 4.00pm . Cost: Consultants: $2645  Trainees: $2145.  Contact Lorna Christie at lorna.christie@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
02 September 2017 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. ACEM accreditation pending.  Aims to increase breadth and depth of theoretical and practical knowledge in relation to peripheral nerve block techniques and safety.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8:00am – 3.30pm. Cost: WA Doctors $695  WA Nurses: $315.  Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
14 September 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: 08:15am – 04:30pm.  Cost: WA participant $470.  Contact Shaua Fletcher at shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
15 September 2017 Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop. Suitable for 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.  Accreditation: Approved in the RACS CPD Program for 1 point per hour (maximum of 8 points) in the Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 5.15pm.  Cost: WA Participant $720  Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
11 – 12 October 2017 Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop. Suitable for Consultants in Vascular and General Surgery, Advanced General Surgical Trainees, Intermediate and Advanced Vascular Surgical Trainees. Limited Observer positions available, and limited Theatre Nurse positions available in assisting the surgeons. The  ANZSVS Conference is being held in Perth 13 – 16 October 2017.  Immediately preceding the conference, CTEC’s 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 vascular exposures crucial for vascular training.  Accreditation: Approved in the RACS CPD Program for 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 16 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: Day 1: 7:30am –4.30pm Day 2: 8.15am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Consultants & Trainees: $3030   WA Observers: $925  Theatre Nurses: Free of charge. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
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
15 October 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: The Avant Education Centre, Ear Science Institute of Australia. Time: 8 hours (8:30am- 4:30pm). Cost: $450 pp. Contact education@earscience.org.au https://www.earscience.org.au/education/available-courses
17 October 2017 Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop. Suitable for Plastic Surgery  Service Registrars and Junior and Senior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery. Limited Observer positions available.  A highly practical cadaveric workshop featuring concurrent full day Junior and Senior Trainee  practical sessions designed to increase knowledge and the acquisition of technical skills in lower limb flap procedures. It provides participants with exposure to mandatory flap procedures and specialist/advanced flap procedures.  Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation is pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8.00am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Participant: $750 Observers: $150. Contact John Linehan at john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
20 October 2017 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 or on 6488 8044. www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
27 October 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. Accreditation: Accredited by RACS.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia.  Time: 08:15am – 04:30pm.  Cost: WA participant $470 Contact Shaua Fletcher at shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
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
10 November 2017 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 11 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.  Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 7.45am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA participants $820. Observers $150. Contact John Linehan at John.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
11 November 2017  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 10 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 $820. Observers $150 Contact Shaua Fletcher at shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044
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14 November 2017 Core Skills: Comprehensive Neck Anatomy Workshop. Suitable for: RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery.  This new cadaveric workshop will provide hands on mentoring through comprehensive demonstration and practical surgical sessions, providing a thorough understanding of neck anatomy and related approaches.  It is particularly valuable for those who have limited procedural exposure in the clinical setting. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm  Costs: WA Participant: $480  Contact John Linehan at John.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
17 November 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: 08:00am – 5.00pm. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Cost: WA participant: $420  Contact Shaua Fletcher at shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044
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24 November 2017 Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills. SET 4-5 Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Limited Observer positions available. Limited Theatre Nurse positions also available in assisting the surgeons. 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.   Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation is pending.  Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8:00am to 5.00pm Costs: WA Participant: $810  Observers: $150 Theatre Nurses: Free of charge.  Contact John Linehan at John.linehan@uwa.edu.au or on 6488 8044 ctec.uwa.edu.au
03 December 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: The Avant Education Centre, Ear Science Institute of Australia. Time: 8 hours (8:30am- 4:30pm). Cost: $450 pp. Contact education@earscience.org.au https://www.earscience.org.au/education/available-courses
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