Events

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

 

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Kedron-Wavell Services Club in Chermside, Australia

    Recruiting Well: Avoiding or minimising the legal and cultural pitfalls during recruitment

    Recruiting Well: Avoiding or minimising the legal and cultural pitfalls during recruitment

    Join Michelle Cowan, Senior Industrial Officer, AMA Queensland and Samantha Miklos, Director, Cornerstone Medical Recruitment as they build upon our last training series about polices and procedure by focusing on recruitment. 

    To review the program, please click here.

    N.B. *

    * Award Subscription Service Members must select the AMA Queensland Member registration option and enter their discount voucher code in the shopping cart to register for the special Award Subscription Service Member discounted rate.
    * Practice support staff in the permanent employ of AMA Queensland and Award Subscription Service Members are eligible for the special member discounted rates.
    * Additional attendee quantities must be selected in the Program Itinerary section with additional attendee names noted in the Question section.

    For any enquiries, please contact the Events Team on (07) 3872 2222 or email registrations@amaq.com.au.
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    More Info: https://members.ama.com.au/AMAFederal/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=QLD190424A&WebsiteKey=fe278f02-5d76-4612-8426-eddab791fdd8

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Oaks Calypso Plaza in Coolangatta, Australia

    Gold Coast Nurses' Conference

    Overview

    Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast every April. 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.

    Need for Program

    Engaging in CPD is essential for all health professionals to maintain, improve, and broaden their knowledge, skills, and practice. CPD assists health professionals to stay up-to-date with changes in clinical practice and emerging new evidence in order to enhance their patient outcomes. It is also a professional registration requirement. There is a need for formal CPD to be provided directly to regional Australian nurses, midwives, and other health professionals who may not otherwise be able to access engaging and effective continuing education.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of Ausmed’s local nurses’ conferences is to provide health professionals who work in regional Australia with current knowledge about a range of professional and clinical practice topics that will improve the provision of holistic care.

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/gold-coast-nurses-conference

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM through April 30, 2019
    Pullman Port Douglas in Port Douglas, Australia

    Port Douglas Nurses' Conference

    Overview

    Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Port Douglas 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 Port Douglas every April. 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.

    The Goal

    Need for Program

    Engaging in CPD is essential for all health professionals to maintain, improve, and broaden their knowledge, skills, and practice. CPD assists health professionals to stay up-to-date with changes in clinical practice and emerging new evidence in order to enhance their patient outcomes. It is also a professional registration requirement. There is a need for formal CPD to be provided directly to regional Australian nurses, midwives, and other health professionals who may not otherwise be able to access engaging and effective continuing education.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of Ausmed’s local nurses’ conferences is to provide health professionals who work in regional Australia with current knowledge about a range of professional and clinical practice topics that will improve the provision of holistic care.

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/port-douglas-nurses-conference

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM through April 30, 2019
    Mecure Hotel in Brisbane, Australia

    Trauma Nursing Seminar

    Overview

    Many nurses will be faced with patients who have suffered physical trauma. Make sure you are confident and up-to-date with best practice in these situations. Attend this seminar to improve your knowledge and build confidence in:

    • How to conduct a primary assessment
    • What’s essential when preparing to receive a trauma patient
    • Safe care for a patient with spinal trauma
    • How to assess and manage head, abdominal, pelvic, and musculoskeletal trauma
    • What’s different when trauma affects pregnant women and paediatric patients
    • What to do in a burns situation and much, much more…

    Attend this highly evaluated and informative seminar. Book now!

    Need for Program

    In Australia, deaths resulting from trauma are commonly caused by falls, self-harm, unintentional injury, and transport accidents. Nurses who practice in hospitals, emergency departments, primary health care, and rural or remote area nursing are often the frontline responders or carers of the people who suffer such injuries. Your ability to rapidly assess a person with traumatic injury is essential for harm minimisation. In addition, high-level clinical decision-making combined with evidence-based knowledge ensures that optimum patient-care and better long-term outcomes are achieved for people affected by traumatic injury.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with the current evidence and underpinning principles of best-practice nursing management of people with physical trauma.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Correlate the underpinning principles of trauma management to the pathophysiology and “mechanism of injury” to achieve the best patient outcomes
    • Provide evidence-based trauma nursing care contingent on the capacity and resources of the setting within which you practice
    • Develop and extend primary assessment skills for a wide range of scenarios to improve short- and long-term patient outcomes
    • Confidently prioritise nursing actions when a complex range of trauma situations occur

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/trauma-nursing

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 08:00 AM through April 30, 2019
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Brisbane Mental Health Conference

    Overview

    Do you work in a hospital, in primary care, or in the community? Do you regularly care for people with a concurrent mental illness? Even if you are highly experienced in your speciality, are you confident in your knowledge of common mental health conditions? Many people who suffer from a mental illness will be admitted into a hospital or will enter a primary care clinic. Attend this conference to better understand:

    • Mythbusting borderline personality disorder
    • When trauma lingers – a look at PTSD
    • The unsavoury effects of antipsychotic medications
    • How to perform a mental health examination
    • How to reduce your level of unconscious bias
    • How to call time on wine o’clock and much, much more…

    The Goal

    Need for Program

    People who enter a general healthcare setting with a physical health complication and also have a concurrent mental illness must receive comprehensive care. The ability of nurses and other health professionals to provide holistic health care to all people with a co-existing mental illness is highly dependent on a sound knowledge base. There is a timely need for an evidence-based update on a range of common mental health disorders and conditions so that informed health professionals are better positioned to support a person with a mental illness.

    Purpose of Program

    To provide nurses and other health professionals who work across a range of general healthcare settings with a comprehensive update on common mental illnesses so as to improve a person’s health outcomes.

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/brisbane-mental-health-conference

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Caboolture Sports Club in Caboolture, Australia

    Relapse prevention workshop

    Hosted by Forever in Motion and New Life Perspectives


    Substance addiction has been identified as an illness that requires long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process helps recovering people develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse.

    This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both every-day and high-risk situations.
     

    Please visit the website for more information.

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 07:00 AM

    Social aspects of palliative care

    Hosted by Palliative Care Qld and Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education


    In 2019 PCQ and CPCRE will be collaborating to hold four statewide palliative care education morning events. These events are open to all PCQ members, palliative care (ie. primary care, aged care, General Practice, disability sector and acute hospital staff) and specialist palliative care health professionals and anyone with an interest in palliative care in Queensland.
     
    All 2019 education mornings will include a panel of speakers discussing the topic based on their experience in relation to the topic. Topics have been chosen based on the World Health Organisation’s definition of palliative care, particularly highlighting the holistic nature of palliative care. These sessions will also include a Q&A with the audience.
     
  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 08:45 AM
    Hill View House in Merrimac, Australia

    Dementia Essentials: Providing support to people living with dementia

    Dementia Essentials: Providing support to people living with dementia

    Hosted by Dementia Australia and Anam Cara, Wesley Mission


    This is a Dementia Training Australia (DTA) course which is funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Dementia Australia.
    Dementia Essentials is a unit of competency designed to assist workers in supporting people living with Dementia.

    This course is suitable for people working in aged care, health care and community services. Participants will gain an understanding of:

    • Person-centred care and effective communication
    • The nature of dementia and its impacts
    • Identifying unmet needs
    • Understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
    • Activities to promote well-being
    • Community support and services available.

    Course duration: 18 hours over 3 days

    Cost: Fully funded

    Catering: Tea and coffee will be provided

    18 CPD Points are available.

    More Info: https://www.brisbanenorthphn.org.au/page/news-and-events/events/upcoming/dementia-australia-chcage005-providing-support-to-people-living-with-dementia-may/

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Brisbane North PHN North Lakes in North Lakes, Australia

    Be liver smart project - Curing Hep C

    Be liver smart project - Curing Hep C

    Hosted by Hepatitis Queensland


    Hepatitis Queensland is operating a "Be Liver Smart" project which aims to bring together health services, local hospitals and community organisations to strengthen systems for hepatitis C elimination.

    New generation antiviral medications are available on the PBS to treat and cure chronic hepatitis C, these medications are over 95 per cent effective and have very few side effects compared to older medications.

    In the Brisbane North region, only 16.2% of the estimated 8,743 people living with hepatitis C have been treated. These patients may not be coming forward for a number of reasons including being diagnosed decades ago, not prioritising their own health care or treatment and/or misinformation regarding the effects of the old treatments. The new treatments are easy, tablets taken daily with minimal side effects.

    The workshop will cover topics on how to get patients on treatment, what treatment involves, case studies and how to be part of the be Liver Smart project.

    To register, contact Hepatitis Queensland at 3846 0020 or complete this form and email to winnie@hepqld.asn.au.

  • Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Rydges Plaza Cairns in Cairns, Australia

    Rheumatic Heart Disease 2 Day Workshop

     

    Learn all about acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) from top specialists in Australia

    To register for this workshop please click here.

    Subjects and speakers include:

    • Activities of the RHD Program QLD
    • Management of RHD in adults and during pregnancy - Dr Steven Sutcliffe, Cardiologist
    • Diagnosis and management of paediatric cases, Echocardiograms, RHD requiring surgery - Dr Ben Reeves, Paediatric Cardiologist
    • What triggers ARF - Professor Nathkunam Ketheesan
    • Dental care and RHD - Philip Boxsell, Dentist
    • Bicillin injections; reducing pain, increasing compliance - Miranda Campbell, OT
    • Bicillin injection techniques - RHD CNCs
    • Strep Vaccine development and trials - Professor Michael Good
    • Specialist outreach services - Dr Josh Hanson, physician


    The Rydges Plaza Cairns offers discounted accommodation rates to the attendees. Just mention this workshop at the time of booking.

     

    More Info: https://www.brisbanenorthphn.org.au/page/news-and-events/events/upcoming/rheumatic-heart-disease-2-day-workshop/