Aug.
22
5:45 pm17:45

Opioid Prescribing Grand Rounds 2019 - Griffith

  • Griffith Base Hospital – Nurses Training School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Australian Opioid Prescribing: Are we a Mini-USA or on a Different Path? The practical prescribing pointers to come out of recent evidence.

Presenters/Guest Speakers

Dr Jenny Stevens (St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Anaesthetist and Pain Management Specialists)

 Mrs Desley Kendall (Consumer Experience)

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Aug.
23
9:00 am09:00

Hip Fracture Care in the Murrumbidgee - Griffith

  • Griffith Base Hospital - Nurses Training School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hip fractures can be extremely painful, and the provision of adequate, early analgesia should be a priority in the Emergency Department. Fascia iliaca blocks are an essential skill that can be provided by GP Anaesthetics, GP Surgeons and GP's working in the Emergency Department.

Presenters: Dr Jenny Stevens and Clinical experts from Griffith Base

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Sep.
9
6:00 pm18:00

Managing stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease: disease progression & complications - Deniliquin

This presentation focuses on the management of stage 3 CKD in general practice to slow progression and delay onset of end stage treatment (e.g. dialysis). Areas covered include proteinuria, pharmaceutical control of kidney disease, blood pressure goals, calcium/ phosphate disturbance, anaemia and referral to a Nephrologist. The case of Bruce is followed in this interactive workshop which includes a didactic presentation, group work, and plenary discussion.

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Sep.
12
6:00 pm18:00

STI Update - Wagga Wagga

  • Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Using case studies, Dr Kym Collins will present the current information on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs). This STI update will focus on the different ways patients may present with Syphilis, Mycoplasma Genitalium and Gonorrhoea and provide information on the current STI testing tool and resources available to primary health care providers.

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Sep.
21
9:00 am09:00

OTAC: Free Opioid Treatment Training Courses for Health Professionals

The Opioid Treatment Accreditation Course (OTAC), which allows medical and nurse practitioners to be recognised as accredited prescribers of opioid pharmacotherapies, will be hosted in Wagga Wagga on Saturday 21st September 2019 and presented by Dr Ken Curry, Clinical Director of Drug & Alcohol Murrumbidgee LHD.

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Oct.
12
8:30 am08:30

Hot Topics GP Update

The Hot Topics GP Update Course covers the most pertinent medical literature from the last 12 months, perfectly distilled for today's busy GPs and Nurses. Throughout the Hot Topics course, there are discussions about the latest clinical evidence, how this evidence may vary from current practice, what changes this might necessitate in updating patient care and Quality Improvement ideas that you can look at in your practice.

Presented by A/Prof Stephen Barnett and Dr Genevieve Yates.

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Nov.
9
1:30 pm13:30

Triage for General Practice - Wagga Wagga

  • Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A practical, information-packed and engaging workshop for all general practice staff, to refresh their prioritisation skills and prepare staff in safely managing requests for care. This workshop is valuable for all members of the practice team, including GPs, practice nurses and reception staff.

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Aug.
5
6:00 pm18:00

Polycystic Kidney Disease Seminar

Topics:

  • Diagnosis, symptoms and new treatment and management options

  • Genetics and use of genetic testing in PKD, along with the latest research into genetics

  • Importance of healthy eating in PKD

  • Patient perspectives of living with PKD

Presenters:

  • Dr Edward Tai (Nephrologist)

  • Dr Amali Mallawaarachchi (Clinical Geneticist and Genomics Researcher)

  • Jodie Ridley (Senior Renal Dietitian)

Audience: GPs/GP registrars

Date: Monday 5 August 2019
Time: 6pm registration and dinner for 6.30pm start
Location: MPHN Conference Room, 1/185 Morgan Street Wagga Wagga (Please enter via the Murray Street carpark)
Cost: Free

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Jul.
29
5:30 pm17:30

EPIC Excellence in Practice. Investment in Care.

Topics:        

Using data for continuous quality improvement is a fundamental underpinning of quality and safety in health care, as well as being an important part of maintaining accreditation. With upcoming and foreshadowed changes to the Practice Incentive Program in 2019, understanding the model for improvement as well as the need to develop a data driven improvement culture is even more important. This workshop assists GPs and their staff to build this culture, as well tools to focus on improvement methodology such as PDSA cycles in order to effect change and ultimately improve patient care.  

 Presenters:   

  • Dr Kirsten Meisinger, MD, MHCDS

  • Dr Walid Jammal, MBBS FRACGP Dip. Child Health M. Health Law

Audience: GPs/GP registrars, practice managers and practice staff

Date:             Monday 29 July 2019

Time:            5.30pm registration and dinner for 6.30pm start

Location:   Rules Club, Yezza South Room, Crn Fernleigh & Glenfiled Roads, Wagga Wagga

 

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Jul.
23
6:00 pm18:00

Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Assault: Legal and Clinical Processes for the MLHD

Topic/s:

·         Identifying child sexual assault

·         How to respond to a child (or their family) who has disclosed sexual assault

·         Mandatory reporting obligations

·         Common myths and misconceptions of child sexual assault

·         Perpetrator tactics

·         Impact of child sexual assault on children

·         Local services responding to child sexual assault

·         Forensic medical examinations for children

·         Legal processes following a disclosure of child sexual assault

·         Self-care/debriefing

·         Case examples and group discussion   

Presenter/s:

·         Alison Bell - JCPRP Senior Health Clinician, NSW Health

·         Genevieve Graham – Detective Sergeant Child Abuse Unit, NSW Police

·         Kelly Burgess – JCPRP Manager Casework, NSW Family and Community Services

·         Sexual assault counsellor Wagga Wagga Community Health, NSW Health

·         Dr Jonathan Ho – Regional Forensic Medical Practitioner (NSW Police) & Sexual Assault Examiner (MLHD)

Audience: GPs/GP registrars and practice staff

Date: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Time:   6.00pm registration and dinner for 6.30pm start- 8.30pm finish
Location: MPHN Conference Room, 1/185 Morgan Street Wagga

                                    (please enter via the Murray Street carpark)
Cost: Free

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Jul.
10
6:30 pm18:30

Future Directions in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Topic/s:

  • Advances in hip replacement surgery, can we make a good thing better?

  • Optimising pain management and early rehabilitation in knee replacement surgery

Presenter/s:

  • Dr Andrew Clout, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Audience: GPs/GP registrars

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Time:   6.30pm registration and dinner for 7pm start
Location: ANU Rural Clinical School, 73 Lynch Street, Young
Cost: Free

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Jun.
27
6:00 pm18:00

Overview of COPD Management in 2019

Topics:

  • A review of current management of COPD, including new options in past 2 years

Presenter: Associate Professor Tara Mackenzie MBBS (Hons) BSc(Med) FRACP FCCP MMedEd - Consultant Respiratory Physician

Audience: GPs and GP Registrars

Date: Thursday 27 June 2019

Time: 6pm registration and dinner for 6.30pm start

Location: ANU, Rural Clinical School, 73 Lynch Street, Young

Cost: Free

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Jun.
18
6:00 pm18:00

Management of Complex Asthma in 2019 - a case based approach

Topics:

  • Case based discussion- management of difficult to treat asthma and severe asthma

  • GPs are encouraged to bring their cases and/or questions for discussion

Presenter: Associate Professor Tara Mackenzie MBBS (Hons) BSc(Med) FRACP FCCP MMedEd - Consultant Respiratory Physician

Audience: GPs and GP registrars

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Time: 6pm registration and dinner for 6.30pm start

Location: Mercure, 1- 15 Morgan Street Wagga Wagga

Cost: Free

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Jun.
12
6:00 pm18:00

Men's Health Week Education Evening for GPs

Topics:

  • Bowel Screening program 2019, what to know when referring – a guide to the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard

  • Demonstrating “MPHN Health Pathways”- Suspected Colorectal Cancer Clinical Pathways

  • Prostate Biopsy – an update of biopsy options in our region

Presenters:

  • Dr Henry Hicks, General and Colorectal Surgeon

  • Dr Jane Laloma, GP and Clinical Editor Health Pathways

  • Dr Stephen Sowter, Urologist

Audience: GPs and GP Registrars

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Location: Riverina Day Surgery, 2-8 Meurant Ave, Wagga Wagga

Cost: Free

Light supper and drinks supplied

 Registration:

Please RSVP to Megan King on 02 69256256 by 11 June 2019

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Mar.
26
6:00 pm18:00

Incorporate Medical termination of Pregnancy into General Practice

  • National Grape and Wine Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Audience: General Practitioners, GP Registrars
Speaker: Dr Catherine Orr MB; BS (Hons), FRACGP, FARGP, MPH, Grad Dip Rural Health

Date: 26 March 2019
Time: 6pm -7pm

Topics:

  • Incorporate MTOP into your practice by using models of care, including the training required and addressing the barriers, expectations and outcomes.

  • Discuss the MTOP process including its pre-requisites, outcomes and support available.

 

Location: National Grape and Wine Conference Centre

To register your interest, please contact Caitlin Langley on 0401 406 399.

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Mar.
24
8:30 am08:30

Tackling Chronic Pain - Wagga Wagga

Topics:

  • The role and risks of opioid prescribing in the presence of chronic non-cancer pain

  • Mental health and chronic pain

  • Physiotherapy in chronic pain management

  • Bring your own chronic pain patients to the table – interactive case studies

  • Developing a management plan and utilising resources

Audience: GPs/GP registrars
Presenters:

  • Dr Suyin Tan– Director Anaesthetics and Pain Management Nepean Hospital

  • Jane Bradshaw– Physiotherapist

  • Richard Barclay– Clinical Psychologist

  • Diana Taylor– Clinical Nurse Specialist

Date: Sunday 24 March 2019
Time: 8.30am arrival and registration, for 9am start - 4.00pm finish
Location: MPHN Conference Room, 1/185 Morgan Street (enter via the Murray Street carpark)

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Mar.
21
8:30 am08:30

Privacy Law for Community Organisations - Griffith

Topics:

  • Overview of privacy laws and how they apply to your organisation

  • The difference between personal, sensitive and health information

  • The documents, systems and checks you should put in place today to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws

  • How to legally collect, use, disclose, handle and store personal information

  • Responding to requests for personal information from courts, police and others · Individuals’ rights to access their own files and have information corrected

  • The new notifiable data breaches scheme and what to do if there is a privacy complaint or breach

  • Top tips for complying with privacy law

Audience: Community Services Organisations, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Health
Speaker: Mae Tanner – Lawyer and Trainer
Date: Thursday 21 March 2019
Time: 8.30am registration, 9.00am-12.00pm
Cost: $25
Location: Griffith Exies, Jondaryan Avenue Griffith

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Mar.
20
6:00 pm18:00

Updates in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Management - Young

  • Elevation Restaurant Hilltops Retreat (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topics:

  • Updates in Breast Imaging (by clinicians for clinicians)

  • “What is my risk of breast cancer?”

  • Preventative strategy for breast cancer

 

Audience: GPs and GP registrars
Speaker: Dr Andrew Thompson, MBBS (Hons), B Sc, MS (Endocrine), FRACS
Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019
Time: 6.00pm registration and dinner for 6.30pm start – 8.00pm finish
Venue: Elevation Restaurant Hilltops Retreat, Wombat Road Young

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Mar.
20
8:30 am08:30

Privacy Law for Community Organisations - Wagga Wagga

Topics:

  • Overview of privacy laws and how they apply to your organisation

  • The difference between personal, sensitive and health information

  • The documents, systems and checks you should put in place today to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws

  • How to legally collect, use, disclose, handle and store personal information

  • Responding to requests for personal information from courts, police and others · Individuals’ rights to access their own files and have information corrected

  • The new notifiable data breaches scheme and what to do if there is a privacy complaint or breach

  • Top tips for complying with privacy law

Audience: Community Services Organisations, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Health
Speaker: Mae Tanner – Lawyer and Trainer
Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019
Time: 8.30am registration, 9.00am-12.00pm
Cost: $25
Location: Rules Club, Fernleigh Road Wagga


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Mar.
19
8:30 am08:30

Privacy Law for Community Organisations - Young

Topics:

  • Overview of privacy laws and how they apply to your organisation

  • The difference between personal, sensitive and health information

  • The documents, systems and checks you should put in place today to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws

  • How to legally collect, use, disclose, handle and store personal information

  • Responding to requests for personal information from courts, police and others · Individuals’ rights to access their own files and have information corrected

  • The new notifiable data breaches scheme and what to do if there is a privacy complaint or breach

  • Top tips for complying with privacy law

Audience: Community Services Organisations, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Health
Speaker: Mae Tanner – Lawyer and Trainer
Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Time: 8.30am registration, 9.00am-12.00pm
Cost: $25
Location: Young Golf Club, William Street Young

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Mar.
7
6:30 pm18:30
GPs

Trans and Gender Diverse Healthcare - Wagga Wagga

Dr Kym Collins, VMO Sexual Health MLHD and Teddy Cook, Manager Regional Outreach Development ACON will be presenting to GPs and health care workers.

The session will cover understanding trans and gender diverse people, an introduction to gender affirming healthcare, treatment options and referral pathways

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Mar.
3
8:30 am08:30

Antenatal Shared Care Workshop

The 2019 Antenatal Shared Care Orientation & Update workshop will be held in two sessions:

Session 1: Orientation to the Riverina Antenatal Shared Care program

Specifically for GPs who have patients that may deliver at Wagga Base Hospital and would like to participate in the shared care program. GPs who attended training in 2016/2017/2018 do not need to attend this session. Those who attended the workshops in 2013/2014/2015 will need to attend the whole day if they wish to remain listed on the Antenatal Shared Care Brochure. This session will be presented by local Obstetricians, GP Obstetricians and Midwives.

Session 1: Antenatal Orientation

8.30am – 1.05pm: (8 Category 2 CPD points) (if attending all day 40 Category 1 points)

  • Orientation to the Antenatal Shared Care Program & agreed levels of risk in pregnancy

  • Resources for Antenatal Shared Care Program - checklist and brochure

  • The Antenatal Clinic “booking in” visit current approaches to birthing, skin to skin, pain relief

  • 1st Trimester Antenatal Screening for foetal abnormalities,

  • Dating of pregnancy & obstetric ultrasound, Non-invasive pre natal testing

  • Obesity, diabetes & nutrition, hypertension, anti-depressants, vaccinations and thyroid

Session 2: Antenatal Update

FOR ALL GPs (including GPs who have previously attended orientation training and GPs attending Session 1).

1.45 pm – 4.00pm: 2 hours (4 Category 2 CPD points or combined with Session 1 is eligible for 40 Category 1 points).

  • HealthPathways

  • Advising patients on nutrition and vitamins in pregnancy

  • Screening early for ferritin and iron, early diagnosis and treatment

  • Mental health referrals

  • Vaginal birth after caesarean

Please click here to see Registration Flyer

Register for Antenatal Orientation and Update (All Day Session)

Register for Antenatal Update (Afternoon Session Only)

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