New Opportunities

These events are shared for your information and are not endorsed by the ACNP.

Be sure to check each event for updates due to Covid-19.  They may be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed. 

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New guidelines for the treatment of mood disorders, in which lifestyle interventions are now first line treatment along with psychological interventions. If lifestyle intervention is now first line treatment in psychiatry, what does this mean for primary care?

Throughout the summit:

We’ll be exploring the opportunities and challenges of lifestyle intervention for those presenting with mental illness, often co-morbid with cardiometabolic conditions. In addition to gaining practical resources and learning more about available patient services and programs, attendees will learn how to support their patients with the lifestyle changes needed to improve both their mental health and chronic disease, including key elements of Lifestyle Medicine such as promoting physical activity, reducing alcohol consumption, stopping smoking, improving sleep and reducing stress.

Who should attend:

General practitioners and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, other health professionals, scientists, researchers and academics.

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The Australian Pain Society’s ASM is the only multidisciplinary conference in Australia offering insights into the complex nature of pain management from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health perspectives.  The 2022 Australian Pain Society 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting (APS 2022) is being held from 10 - 13 April 2022 in Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart TAS.  The Australian Pain Society continues to align their conference theme with the IASP Global Year; in 2022 this is, ‘the IASP Global Year for Translating Pain Knowledge to Practice.

The Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to have procured three most impressive international speakers:

  • Professor Patrick Mantyh is a Professor of Pharmacology in the Arizona Cancer Centre at the University of Arizona, USA, he has been in this role since 2007. His interest is to understand the mechanisms that drive skeletal pain and develop new therapies that reduce pain and increase skeletal health.
  • Professor Andrew Rice is a clinical academic active in clinical practice and translational research elucidating neuropathic pain. He is Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
  • Professor Beverly Thorne is Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Alabama, where she was on the faculty for 30 years, including serving as Director of the Clinical Psychology PhD program for 15 years and Department Chair for 5 years. She is the recipient of the 2018 Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award from the American Pain Society and the 2020 Ronald D. Melzack Lecture Award from The International Association for the Study of Pain.

They will be joined by an inspiring range of national speakers who will provide a glance into some of the most complex and dynamic areas of pain management.
The APS is focused on bringing the APS membership, and all those with an interest in pain management, a conference in 2022. We are excited to see you again face to face to network, collaborate and learn.

Event flyer: APS2022 - Save the Date Flyer

For further information please contact
APS Conference Secretariat: DC Conference & Association Management
Suite 103, Level 1, 3-5 West St, North Sydney NSW 2060 | PO Box 637, North Sydney 2059
P 612 9954 4400 | E

52nd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society

7-10 September 2022

Vienna, Austria

The ICS Meetings give centre-stage to cutting-edge continence research, put a spotlight on the latest clinical practices, and provide a variety of career opportunities for those interested in continence related issues.

The Meeting is multidisciplinary and welcomes urologists, gynaecologists, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, research scientists, and all those dedicated to improving the lives of patients suffering from different continence conditions.

Learn more here -

Ongoing Opportunities 

The National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) have developed comprehensive foundational eating disorder training designed specifically for GPs. While the training has been developed for GPs, it is also applicable to other medical and health professionals including nurse practitioners, especially those working in general practice and community-based services.

The training provides key information needed to provide best practice care for patients with eating disorders. This includes the knowledge and skills needed to understand, identify and assess eating disorders, provide medical treatment, work within a multidisciplinary care team, understand the stepped system of care, manage MBS items, and provide ongoing recovery support. This four-hour, self-paced and interactive online training includes practical real-life scenarios and activities, videos from leaders in the field and people with leaved experience of an eating disorder, up to date resources and a formal assessment.

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs is available free of charge to all NEDC members (membership with NEDC is free).

Access it here –

What You Will Learn

This Safe Swallowing Dysphagia Education and IDDSI Management Program aims to make your care of ageing residents, friends or relatives and their lives, safer and easier. Relax knowing you have the latest education. 
Warning: Your residents may be in danger every meal time…here’s the quickest and easiest way to ensure you, as a carer or Aged Care staff member know the warning signs of swallowing difficulties, and what to do about them…
Breaking SAFETY NEWS: 1/3 Of Residents In Aged Care Suffer Swallowing Difficulties…
What Will You Do If One Of Your 
On average humans swallow 900 times per day… anyone of those could mean trouble if they have swallowing difficulties. 
Are you or your nursing staff properly prepared to deal with it?
Subject: Here is the blunt truth about Safe Swallowing Dysphagia Education and Management …and one remarkable online education program you can access right now at

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Ausmed Education is calling for expressions of interest from Nurse Practitioners to provide high-quality educational sessions at our Australiawide conferences and seminars.  Presenting to groups of nurses, midwives and other health professionals, ranging in size from 15 to 200 on a range of topics, our educators enjoy the support of a respected and well-known company, dedicated to producing professional, engaging and effective educational experiences.  Dowload the flyer "Ongoing opportunities Ausmed 'Call for Speakers'" for all the details.


AANP has quite a few CE programs offered through the AANP CE Center, and quite a few of those programs are actually free to members and non-members. Especially our grant-funded projects. Any education activity we build that is grant funded we do not charge anything for. 

The PDF How to Create a Non-Member Account for Free CE is for all ACNP member.  

The document outlines some basic steps in how to create a FREE non-member account with AANP so that access can be gained to take free CE Activities in the CE Center and how to get started taking their first CE activity. Feel free to share this with anyone that would like to sign up for the Obesity Management activity or any of our other 50+ free CE activities. We have free CE activities in a wide variety of different topics! 

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In 2013, we launched a free online palliative care training program, funded by the Australian Government, which was developed to improve access to best practice palliative care training and to improve the quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness, as well as for their families and careers. If you are interested in using this free online training program, members are asked to create individual accounts by visiting and registering a new account.  Each participant will receive a certificate of completion upon conclusion. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries by emailing or calling 02 6162 0780.

End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC)

A free national training program for nurses, medical practitioners, medical students, and allied health professionals. We are delighted to advise that 10 new and updated online modules for all nurses (nurse practitioners, registered nurses and enrolled nurses) are now available.

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates is part of the academic team that has developed this course, with Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT. 

About the training

The course can be accessed for free at: . The course aims to improve nurses’ knowledge and awareness of end of life law; prepare them to apply the law in practice; assist them to manage legal issues; and support their delivery of quality end of life care. Certificates of completion are available.

Each module is 30-60 minutes in duration, and covers key areas of end of life law including capacity and consent to medical treatment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, Advance Care Directives, substitute decision-making, providing pain relief, futile or non-beneficial treatment and emergency treatment. The modules contain interactive exercises, legal cases, self-assessment quizzes, vignettes of clinicians, and further readings to promote reflective learning. I attach a training curriculum overview for further course information.


Get ready to help provide safer pain management options and support

All modules are self-paced and each one takes around 1 hour to complete. Certificates of completion can be automatically downloaded, and may be used for CPD application.
This Better Pain Management eLearning package is free for Australian residents.
Alternatively, email or telephone (03) 9093 4930.

Management of long term effects – what is known so far?

Click above or here to watch a recording of the webinar. 

About the Webinar

Audience: Primary and other health care professionals

Murray PHN is pleased to present a webinar drawing on international presenters (RCGP, UK and  NICE, UK) and the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, Australia to provide an update on Long COVID Symptoms – what is known so far and guidance for the future. A must for all clinicians in primary health care.  This webinar will draw on experiences from the United Kingdom and Australia as well as provide an opportunity for questions and answers with an expert panel to keep clinicians abreast of this evolving virus.  We look forward to an interactive evening facilitated by Dr Norman Swan with local experience shared by Dr Ewa Piejko, Medical Advisor, Murray PHN.


Learning outcomes: 

Identify medical conditions associated with long COVID symptoms 

Define strategies to support patients with long COVID symptoms


Our international and national keynote speakers are:

  • Dr Justine Karpusheff, Associate Director of the COVID-19 Guidance Team, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), United Kingdom
    • Post COVID-19 Syndrome – Conditions and what is known so far?
    • Development of NICE Clinical guidelines relating to post COVID
  • Dr Gail Allsopp, Clinical Lead for Clinical Policy, Royal College of General Practitioners, United Kingdom
    • Supporting patients with post COVID- 19 syndrome in primary care and multidisciplinary assessment centres: the UK Experience
  • Dr Samantha Chakraborty, Senior Evidence Officer, National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, Australia
    • Establishment of the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce – Role and function
    • Working with NICE – international collaborations
    • Care of people with symptoms post acute COVID-19

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