Below we list events that may be of interest to our members:


  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Brisbane (venue to be advised)

    “SNAP” – Satisfied Nurses and Patients Seminar

    Patient Experience; Patient Satisfaction; Patient Centred Care…..Are we overthinking the whole lot?

    What do we mean, anyway and….what about ME?! What’s my experience? My satisfaction? Is that even relevant? …and could there be a link?

    This seminar gives you the time to explore all these questions (and possibly more) in the company of other healthcare providers. As the pace of healthcare seems to increase exponentially none of us would argue that the patient ought to be at the centre of what we do.

    In fact, many of us chose this profession because of what we wanted to do for patients, families and communities.

    But is this possible and, more importantly, is it currently true?

    Content Includes:

    • Understanding the nature of experience
    • Understanding what matters to us, so we can provide what matters to others
    • Understanding the role of neuroplasticity, awareness and focus
    • Some basic tools, tactics and techniques to keep connection in focus
    • Mindfulness and presence as professional attributes (and how to do it!)
    • How hard is it? Keeping it real in our current reality!
    • Oh, yes, and a few definitions, research findings and frameworks along the way.

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  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Churches of Christ Care in Kenmore, Australia

    Aged Care Clinical Workshop

    Hosted by BlueCare

    This full day workshop is suitable for nurses, allied health professionals, and clinical, quality or service managers who are interested to learn more about two pertinent topics - sexualities in aged care and dignity of risk. Hear about how to better support client needs in relation to sexuality. Also learn how to balance consumer choice with risk and duty of care, and how to develop consumer-centred solutions using good communication and negotiation skills. This timely information will help you and your organisation look at risk differently and meet the new aged care quality standards.

    Click here for further information or to register.

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Bundaberg Brothers Club in Bundaberg, Australia

    Mental Health First Aid Course: The Suicidal Person and Non-suicidal Self Injury

    MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE: The Suicidal Person and Non-suicidal Self Injury

    Mental illness is common in our society with one in five adults experiencing a mental illness in any one year. Half the people who experience mental illness will not seek treatment and delayed treatment will adversely affect the success of any clinical intervention.

    These numbers would indicate that acute hospitals, aged care services, and medical practices would have clients presenting with mental illness that require support and diagnosis – but a large number of these services do not employ mental health trained staff.

    The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the Mental Health First Aid Australia Guidelines.  


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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM through July 25, 2019
    The Leprechaun Room in Bundaberg, Australia

    Mental Health First Aid Course Bundaberg

    The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach Nurses and other Health Care Professionals how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate mental health services can be accessed, or the crisis resolves.

    There will also be a number of staff in the workplace who will also experience a mental illness in the next 12 months and your service will need to have the resources to identify those that may need support and ongoing assistance.

    In the workplace Mental Health First Aid works the same as physical first aid – most organisations are training a number of key personnel to become Workplace Mental Health First Aiders who can identify, support, and assist their clients and colleagues during initial diagnosis and in times of crises.

    What the Course Covers:

    Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, identify appropriate mental health services to refer to, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

    Developing mental health problems covered are:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety problems
    • Psychosis
    • Substance use problems

    What the Course Covers:

    Mental health crisis situations covered are:

    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
    • Panic attacks
    • Traumatic events
    • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
    • Severe psychotic states
    • Aggressive behaviours

    Course Learning Outcomes:

    In this session you will:

    • Gain skills to offer initial support to adults developing a mental health problem
    • Gain skills to assist individuals with a worsening mental health problem
    • Gain skills to assist an individual in a mental health crisis
    • Explore the use of these skills in your current clinical practice

    Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion as evidence of their continuing CPD requirements.

    Please Note:

    • Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.
    • Any interested Nurse or other health professionals can attend.
    • This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give mental health first aid support to others.
    • Numbers to this course are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.


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  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 08:00 AM through July 26, 2019
    Burke and Wills in Toowoomba, Australia

    Palliative Care - CPD for All Nurses Seminar

    Palliative Care - CPD for All Nurses Seminar

    Includes: Advance Care Plans; Symptom Management; Holding Difficult Conversations and Much More


    Are you confused about the practices that you see in your workplace, which are considered to be palliative care? Do you want to build your confidence or validate your practice in quality palliative care? Attend this seminar and make a difference. It includes:

    • Plenty of discussion
    • Coming to grips with palliative care
    • Tips for good symptom management?
    • Putting pain into perspective
    • Advance Care Planning – what it is and is not
    • How to have that sensitive conversation
    • Finding the resources
    • Current hot topics

    Gain knowledge and apply it to your practice immediately. Book now!


    Need for Program

    Australia has an ageing population, which has resulted in an increase in chronic illnesses. Consequently, greater numbers of people now require palliative care. Specialist palliative services already exist, especially for complex care needs. However, due to the increased demand for palliative care services, modern policy direction and national standards indicate that non-specialist palliative care is everyone’s business and should be available to all. This means nurses will be expected to provide a palliative approach to care when needed. It is essential that nurses are provided with the knowledge and skills required to provide good-quality palliative care when required.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this program is to provide education to nurses so they can provide a palliative approach to care in any setting.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • You will be able to provide a palliative approach to care in any setting
    • You will more confidently manage symptoms and explain them to a person’s family
    • You will confidently engage in therapeutic communication with patients and relatives at end-of-life
    • You will know how to plan and conduct a palliative care case conference

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  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Herston, Australia

    Rheumatology in Primary Care

    Hosted by Arthritis Queensland and the Australian Rheumatology Association (QLD Branch), in partnership with Metro North Hospital & Health Service and Brisbane North PHN

    You are invited to join us for this one day update for GPs. 

    The 2019 update will be held at the Clinical Skills Development Services facility at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

    Attendees will enjoy presentations and interactive workshops from some of Queensland's leading rheumatologists, primary care physicians and academics, including:  Dr Paul Kubler, Dr James Martin, Dr Ashleigh Hennessey, Dr Phillip Robinson, Dr Laurel Young and  Dr Navid Adib.

    Featuring :

    •  Dr Laurel Young's Joint Injection Workshop 
    • GP "Tools for Practice" (Health Pathways, Share Care Letters, Referral Guidelines, and more!) 

    A full speakers list and program will be announced shortly. 

    Early Bird tickets $100 until 1 July 2019 ($150 after 1 July)

    Register here.

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 at 08:30 AM through July 30, 2019
    Mercure Townsville in Townsville, Australia

    Townsville Nurses' Conference

    Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Townsville region have access to effective and engaging CPD on an annual basis. We look forward to receiving your support to ensure that this Local Nurses’ Conference is brought to Townsville every July. Book your place at this year’s event and:

    • Gain new knowledge for contemporary practice
    • Network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded colleagues
    • Help meet your CPD requirements
    • Enrich your professional practice and personal growth
    • Improve health outcomes specific to your local community and much, much more…

    We recognise that attending a conference requires planning and the support of your organisation. See below to find out how you can gain support to attend this event.

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    MTOP in general practice seminar

    Hosted by IRIS Education

    Do you provide Medical TOP? Interested in providing Medical TOP in your practice? Want to learn more or network with colleagues?

    Join your GP colleagues for an information and networking evening held n the Brisbane CBD. 

    For more information view the flyer and to register please click here.


  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 08:00 AM through January 28, 2020
    Mater Education

    Neuropsychiatry Certificate

    Mater's Neuropsychiatry Certificate is an Australian-first program, designed to support psychiatry registrars, neurology registrars, junior psychiatrists and junior neurologists, to effectively assess and manage neuropsychiatric disorders.

    As a collaborative between Mater's Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychiatry, and Mater Education, the six-month program provides participants with the opportunity to:

    • attend supervised treatments and management of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders,
    • participate in a range of specialist case planning meetings and research events, and
    • present a case study and current evidence pertaining to neuropsychiatry texts and current journal articles as part of their learning.

    Participants will receive first-hand exposure to neuropsychiatric disorders including Parkinson’s, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), Epilepsy and Cognitive Impairment, with supervision and endorsement by the treating neurologist or psychiatrist.

    Endorsed by the Queensland Neuropsychiatry Section of RANZCP, certification provides access to:

    • Professional networks and discussion forums
    • Networking opportunities within research and education
    • Contact with specialty neurologists and psychiatrists.

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  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 08:00 AM through August 02, 2019
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Leadership in Nursing Seminar


    Health leaders regardless of their position in the organisation need to execute a set of competencies to ensure effective team functioning aligned to legislation, APHRA guidelines and organisational goals. This highly interactive program embedded in neuroscience and leadership theory gives the participants skills to confidently lead teams – to reinforce positive behaviours and quickly address bullying and breaches of boundaries. Over 2000 nurses, midwives and other health care workers have attended this popular course with 98% rating it as excellent. Chock full of neuroscience tips including emotional intelligence and courageous conversations, this course is designed for the leader who is highly motivated to leverage their performance and witness great team results. Limited spaces available – book your place now!

    Need for Program

    As the health and aged care system becomes more demanding and sophisticated, clinicians are increasingly required to “step up” into management positions. Often they are required to manage a broad range of staff, some of whom may demonstrate complex challenges. It is essential that leaders have the best educational support that enables them to competently fulfill their role and to maintain a genuine sense of purpose and achievement.

    Purpose of Program

    This program teaches leaders science based strategies to achieve predictable and sustainable results. It is a highly interactive program that enables the participant to learn how to deal effectively with complex staff issues. As leadership needs to demonstrate a high level of accountability, participants will be expected to complete a one page self-evaluation leadership checklist prior to coming to the course.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Return to the workplace with improved management and leadership skills that can be immediately implemented
    • Demonstrate increased confidence when dealing with tough management issues, in collaboration with senior managers effectively manage bullying behaviour
    • Stretch your learning styles. The learning environment of the two days is interactive and participative and includes singing and practice of courageous conversations
    • Promote healthy neural and physical development


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