Other Events

17 July 2019, Preventing and managing skin tears in the ageing community (Webinar)

Join Wendy White on Wednesday July 17th at 1pm for an exclusive webcast. Wendy will be covering key fundamentals on the prevention and management of skin tears in the ageing community.

Wound Awareness Week is 15th to 21st July and Smith & Nephew are proud supporters of this initiative lead by Wounds Australia.

This year’s theme “Let’s Talk About Wounds” encourages people to start a conversation with their health professionals about hard to heal wounds. It is important that the community at large can identify the wound warning signs (pain, fluid, smell, over 30 days to heal), know who is most at risk from chronic wounds, and what actions to take if they have a wound that won’t heal.

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25 July 20109, AIMSS Seminar - Optimising Hip Fracture Care featuring Professor Ian Harris, St Albans Vic

Thursday 25th July 2019, 1.30?2.30pm, (Join us from 1.00pm for a networking lunch)

Auditorium – Level 1, Western Centre for Health Research and Education (WCHRE), 176 Furlong Road, St. Albans, VIC
Enquiries: mark.gregory@unimelb.edu.au

Flyer: Ian Harris Poster


Various Dates - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Peer Supervision Group, East Burwood, VIC

This group meets bi-monthly for peer supervision and support for developing Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.  It is aimed at supporting Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses work toward their NP endorsement and continue professional development post endorsement.  The group is made up of Endorsed Nurse Practitioners from both public and private health services and includes NPs working in practice practice. The group focus's on integrating expanded skills into clinical practice and assists participants to meet the extra 10 hours per year of prescribing practices required to maintain endorsement. 

Time: 5 pm start for 5.30 - 7.30pm meeting

Location: Outcome Health, Level 1, 5 Lakeside Drive, East Burwood

Dates: 7/8/2019, 9/10/2019, 4/12/2019

If you are interested please contact Sonia Miller on email: mhnpconsulting@gmail.com 


8-9 August  2019, Annual Stillbirth Forum, Brisbane, QLD

We warmly invite you to attend the 2019 Stillbirth CRE Annual Forum on Thursday and Friday, 8-9 August. The workshop provides an opportunity to share the latest research findings and initiatives to reduce stillbirth and improve care for women and families after stillbirth. It will also provide an opportunity to refine future priorities for the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence.  Travel Scholarships available

The Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE) and the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) are offering two Travel Fellowships of up to $1,000.  Click here for more information or to Register.


15 August 2019, DANA’S Inaugural Drug & Alcohol NP 1-DAY SYMPOSIU, Sydney, NSW

DANA logoAugust 15th, 2019 will be the launch day of DANA’s Inaugural Drug and Alcohol Nurse Practitioner meeting. Featuring clinical updates and a killer line-up of speakers, this promises to be an event to remember.  Find out everything that you need to know, or download the program, at the conference website.  For any unanswered questions, please contact dana.mail2access@gmail.com for further information. 
Why not stay on and attend the DANA Australasian Conference 2019 on Friday August 16th 2019? ‘The Power of Connection’ is the theme; selected to remind us that in the increasingly impersonal digital age, the power to lead and make change is still derived from the relationships that we build.

17 August 2019, Hep C in Primary Care & Drug & Alcohol Settings: Update for NP's, Sydney, NSW

This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of Nurse Practitioners working in drug and alcohol settings to effectively test for, treat and manage hepatitis C (HCV). The course will be facilitated by local experts and include the latest data on HCV treatment in Australia. Combined with case study discussions reflecting the new pangenotypic regimens, Nurse Practitioners will be empowered with strategies and tools to make effective treatment decisions. 
Download the Hep C event flyer or you can register. Please contact jane.tieken@ashm.org.au for further information about this workshop.


28 August 20119, Prevention and management of sexual violence in RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE SERVICES SEMINAR, Melbourne  VIC

Sexual violence is a major health and social issue with significant physical and psychological consequences for victims. Australia’s Residential Aged Care Services have come under increased scrutiny due to high profile reports of resident mistreatment typically physical abuse or neglect.  Read more about the program by downloading the Sexual Violence RACS SEMINAR FINAL PROGRAM.

Online payment and registration 

30 August 2019, The Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education - Brisbane, Qld

Topic - To promote best practice principles for care of people with a life-limiting condition, their families and communities.  View the CPCRE Flyer.

To register your interest contact: kym.griffin@health.qld.gov.au


18 October 2019, World Congress of Intensive Care 2019, Melbourne, Vic

Hosted by ACCCN, ANZICS & WFSICCM     Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Melbourne

For more information go to: https://www.worldcongressintensivecare2019.com/


25 October 2019, Pain Interest Group Nursing Issues PD Day

For the past 28 years the Pain Interest Group Nursing Issues (PIGNI) has been providing educational meetings and support to nurses caring for patients experiencing pain. PIGNI continues to be the largest pain management focused Professional Development Day for nurses in New South Wales.  The event attracts over 250 nursing and other allied health clinicians from metropolitan and regional centres, offering an opportunity for your company to meet with general nurses involved in pain management and specialist nurses working in multidisciplinary acute and chronic pain services.  The theme, Delving into Pain, will reflect on the International Association for the Study of Pain 2019 - Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable. The program will focus on issues relating to pain management in some of the most vulnerable in our community such as the elderly, those with psychiatric conditions and people with brain injury.  We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in October 2019.

For further information please contact the PIGNI 2019 Conference Secretariat

DC Conferences

Suite 103, Level 1, 3-5 West Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia | PO Box 637 North Sydney 2059

P: 61 2 9954 4400 | E: pigni2019@dcconferences.com.au 


End of Life Law for Clinicians 

End of Life Law for Clinicians (‘ELLC’) is a free national training program for clinicians, medical students, nurses and allied health professionals about the law at end of life. ELLC aims to improve participants’ knowledge and clinical practice to enhance their capacity to manage legal issues in end of life care. The program has been developed by the Queensland University of Technology, and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. We attach a Project Overview and flyer about the Project. 

Research shows clinicians have critical legal knowledge gaps, and a strong desire to know more about end of life law to better support dying patients and avoid legal risk. ELLC seeks to address these issues by delivering 10 free online training Modules on end-of-life and palliative care law across all Australian States and Territories, and  22 case-study based workshops across Australia (in 2019 and early 2020). 

The training and workshops are designed for:  
  • Medical specialists, trainee specialists, nurses and allied health professionals practising in palliative and end-of-life medicine. 
  • Junior clinicians (interns, registrars) in the hospital setting. 
  • Medical students. 


ELLC online training Modules 

The ELLC online training Modules are available at the following website:https://palliativecareeducation.com.au/course/index.php?categoryid=5 

The training Modules are free to use. Each Module is approximately 15-30 minutes duration, and includes an overview of the law and its application to clinical practice, case studies, legal case examples, and self-assessment activities. 

Topics addressed include capacity and consent to medical treatment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, Advance Care Directives, substitute decision-making, providing palliative medication, futile or non-beneficial treatment, emergency treatment, end-of-life decision-making for children, and managing disputes. 

The Modules are complemented by the End of Life Law in Australia website, which provides comprehensive information about end of life law in each Australian State and Territory. Continuing Professional Development points can be claimed for participation. On completing a module, clinicians will be able to access a certificate of participation which can be used to claim Continuing Professional Development points. 


ELLC workshops 

In addition to the online training Modules, ELLC workshops will held across Australia throughout 2019 and early 2020. The workshop program will be available shortly. Participation in the ELLC training is expected to directly benefit participants by: 

  • enhancing their knowledge of the law, and confidence in applying the law in clinical practice; 
  • preparing them to manage future legal risks in practice; and 
  • supporting them to deliver quality end-of-life care. 


Further discussion 

Should you wish to discuss the Project further,please do not hesitate to contact Hannah McNaught, Research Assistant at h.mcnaught@qut.edu.au