Central Queensland education and training events

Central Queensland Events
Date/s Month Start Event About Suburb Cost Run by CPD
21-23 February 2nd National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum This event will focus on improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through holistic approaches to mental health. Perth From $1,599 Akolade
22 February 12pm International Family Drug Support Day 2018 The International Family Drug Support Day is an annual event to highlight the need for families to not only be recognised and heard but to be supported and encouraged to speak about their concerns and their needs. Rockhampton Free FDS
22 February 6:30pm Spirometry Training Update The Spirometry Training Update provides refresher training in the application, measurement and interpretation of spirometry in general practice for GPs, practice nurses and asthma and respiratory educators who have previously attended a formal spirometry training course. Gladstone Free PHN Yes
23-24 February 8:45am Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshop Are you in the first few months or first few years of working in general practice, or looking for a refresher on best practice in that setting? APNA's ever-popular Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshops are for you. Brisbane CBD From $350 APNA Yes
24 February 8:30am Medicare Benefits Schedule for Chronic Disease Management in General Practice This session addresses known Medicare compliance issues. Case studies, Q&A activites and humour turns a potentially dry topic into and engaging, interactive session. Gladstone Enquire PHN
24 February 12pm Effective Communication to Deal with Aggressive Patients Identify and manage challenging behaviours and utilise effective communication skills and strategies for ensuring a safe environment in your practice. Gladstone Enquire PHN
26 February 8:30am Conference: Improving outcomes for Queensland mothers and babies You are invited to join colleagues from across the State at a one day Conference organised by the Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council (QMPQC) in collaboration with the Queensland State Branch of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence. Brisbane & via video conference From $66 Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council
26-27 February 8:30am Rusty Pills Seminar: Applied Pharmacology Refresher Can your medication knowledge and skills be improved upon? Doing a pill round can be daunting given the fact that you are expected to understand the drugs that you are giving. This is a a great opportunity to refresh your nursing skills. Monto From $385 ECT4Health
27 February 9:30am Avoiding Burnout or Desensitisation for Health Care Professionals Serving End of Life Care Patients/Clients Be able to explain what resilience is and why it's important, have a framework for being present, have techniques to help you strengthen and maintain your resilience plus be able to hold Sacred Space for your patients/clients. Rockhampton From $88 Spiritual Palliative Care
27 February 3pm Immunisation update for 2018 Attend this update on the National Immunisation Pragram Schedule, the HPV vaccine, Meningococcal ACWY and the School Immunisation Program. Rockhampton Free CQ PHU
28 February 1pm Introduction to Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) Gain an understanding of SMAs - what they are, how they work, and importantly the potential for SMAs in your practice. Webinar Free Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
1 March 8:30am Clinician Forum - Advance Health Directive for Mental Health A clinical forum will be held at the Russell Strong Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital to inform clinicians about the new Advance Health Directive for Mental Health (AHD-MH). Clinicians are invited to learn more about this new legal document, and how to encourage individuals with lived experience of mental illness to consider and complete the document. Videoconferencing is available. Videoconference Free ADA Australia
3 March 9am Black Dog Institute: Dealing with Anxiety Disorders This highly interactive workshop aims to provide GPs with a comprehensive theoretical understanding of anxiety disorders together with an extensive range of skills and strategies to better manage anxiety in their practices. Clinical scenarios form the basis of learning as participants explore how anxiety disorders arise, how they are maintained and the role general practitioners can play in addressing these effectively. Brisbane From $360 Black Dog Institute Yes
3 March 8:30am Coal Board Spiro - Workshop There are no pre-requisites to this Spirometry Training course. This course is being offered to all health professionals conducting Spirometry in Primary Care or Occupational Health, including Nurses, GPs, and Aboriginal Health Workers. Final places Emerald From $350 PHN Yes
5-6 March 8am National Paediatric Dietetic Training Course Learn directly from experts in the field of paediatric nutrition in a dynamic environment of lectures, workshops, case study presentations and informal discussions. This module will provide an introduction to paediatric dietetics and give participants a working knowledge and experience of evidence-based practice in the areas of growth, nutrition assessment, infant feeding and common childhood issues such as obesity, faltering growth and feeding difficulties in Cerebral Palsy. Gold Coast from $699 Dieticians Association of Australia Yes
5-7 March 9am Amanda Waegeli Workshop: The Hearing Voices Approach Hearing Voices Groups are based on an ethos of selfhelp, mutual respect and empathy. The workshop is for clinicians, Voice Hearers, family members, mental health workers and community members. Rockhampton Enquire excelcare Australia and PIR CQ
5-6 March Save the Date: NDS Qld State Conference, Finding the Way Forward This conference offers opportunities to listen and participate in discussions on workforce, adaptive practice, marketing, social innovation and financial benchmarking. Brisbane Enquire National Disability Services
7 March 6pm Health Practitioners Network Forum Attend this update on the strategies the CQHHS is developing to improve communication with GPs, discuss My Health Record and look at the mental health stepped care program. Rockhampton Free PHN Yes
8 March 1pm Practice Managers Meeting We invite you to join us for this informal networking opportunity. A chance to share ideas and concerns, as well as discuss topics you’d like covered at future sessions. Gladstone Enquire PHN
9 March 8:30am The Magic of Collaboration APNA invites practice managers and practice nurses to attend a workshop that will look at workforce projections, governance requirements, risks to practices and health workers and other topics. Brisbane From $195 APNA Yes
9-12 March 9am Introduction to quality management in health This course offers an in-depth understanding of the strategic quality and safety issues confronting health managers and an understanding of the approaches required to address these issues. Kelvin Grove From $1785 QUT Yes
10-11 March 8:30am Mental Health First Aid Course Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. This 2 day course, facilitated by an experienced MHFA pharmacist, provides evidence based expert consensus guidelines for application in scenarios such as depression (including suicide), anxiety, psychosis, and substance use problems. Brisbane From $320 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Yes
10-11 March CQ Rural Health Education Weekend It is intended the weekend will be a fun-filled educational event full of networking opportunities for rural practitioners and staff. We have a wide range of speakers and we're sure you will find their knowledge and experience invaluable. There is something for everyone that works in the health sector, both clinical and support services. Biloela Enquire Central Queensland Rural Health
13 March 5pm Assist - AOD (and comorbid mental health) brief intervention This webinar will provide information and interventions that can be used in your day to day clinical practice. Webinar Free HNECCPHN Yes
16 March 8:45am Contemporary Chronic Disease Management Workshop APNA's Contemporary Chronic Disease Management Workshop is specifically designed for nurses in primary care, including Community Health and General Practice. This high-regarded workshop will update you on four key topics across two action-packed days. Gold Coast From $220 APNA Yes
17 March 8:30am Implementing the National Cervical Screening Program Renewal: Getting it right The morning sessions will provide a detailed review of the rationale and evidence driving the changes, and consideration of issues, challenges and lessons learned already in applying the changes in practice. The afternoon sessions will use interactive case studies and role plays to consider specific management issues with a facilitated panel discussion providing the opportunity to ask questions and assist participants to build knowledge and confidence to discuss the changes with their patients. You may participate in person or by joining through live streaming on your own computer or device. Live stream Free Cancer Screening Unit Yes
22-23 March 9am Health Literacy Masterclass Using health literacy for health service improvement and community development, this two-day intensive masterclass is for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers, and those active in health promotion and community services. Melbourne Fron $750 Deakin University
8-11 April 2018 Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting The Australian and New Zealand Pain Societies welcome you to the 2018 conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting. It will be covering topics such as neuromodulation, rehabilitation and psychological approaches to pain management, placebo, pain across the ages, indigenous pain management and much more. Sydney Enquire The Australian and New Zealand Pain Societies
10 April 5pm Advise and Agree - AOD (and comorbid mental health) primary care treatment (including withdrawal and pharmacotherapy) This webinar will provide information and interventions that can be used in your day to day clinical practice. Webinar Free HNECCPHN Yes
1 May Law for Nurses Law for Nurses is an practical one-day seminar that will help clarify your legal risks, rights, obligations and options in addressing challenging staff and patient issues. Brisbane From $595 LawSense Yes
8 May 5pm Arrange - when and how to refer to AOD (and mental health) services This webinar will provide information and interventions that can be used in your day to day clinical practice. Webinar Free HNECCPHN Yes
10-12 May 2018 APNA National Conference APNA’s annual National Conference is the largest conference for primary health care nurses, including general practice nurses, in Australia. The vibrant program will include workshops, keynotes, abstract presentations and networking opportunities including social events. The program will encourage delegates to connect with their colleagues, inspire leadership in one another, and enhance clinical expertise. Brisbane From $700 APNA
3-4 August 8:45am Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshop Are you in the first few months or first few years of working in general practice, or looking for a refresher on best practice in that setting? APNA's ever-popular Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshops are for you. Brisbane From $350 APNA Yes
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