We run and sponsor a number of CPD events each year pertaining to the needs of general practice.
NBM PHN Events
As a corporate member of Wentworth Healthcare, CPD Events are open to Nepean GP Network members. Click the Wentworth Logo to be directed to the NBM PHN listed events.
Nepean GP Network Events
Computer Security in General Practice Fri 4th Oct
This event is also open to Practice Managers Speaker: Jeff Hawkes An industry leader in managing IT for small to medium business with a particular focus on Health Care. He has provided managed IT services for many General and Specialist practices as well as Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Locals Learning Outcomes/Topics:
Describe why you need a secure IT platform in General Practice
Define the protocol for confirming that your IT platform is adequate for your practice’s needs
Examine how you could improve your IT platform to protect your data and meet RACGP 5th edition Accreditation Core Standard 6
Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 See the attachment for details and Registration
Navigating the Short Term Restorative Care Program Friday 6th Sept
Speaker: Suzi Pawley s the Deputy Manager, Support Packages—Ageing for The Benevolent Society The program aims to provide a multidisciplinary team approach toward early intervention for older people in the Nepean region who may be experiencing difficulties with every day tasks.
Examine the benefits for patients of the Short Term Restorative Care Program
Define the referral criteria for access to the Short Term Restorative Care Program
Describe how to refer patients through the My Aged Care portal
Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 4th Sept 2019 See the attachment for details and Registration of this event
Kidney Stone Update Fri 2nd August Speaker: Dr Raymond Ko, Urologist Hear the latest update in identifying Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and the next steps to treat and manage the condition. Learning Outcomes: Identify Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in patients. Discuss treatment and management options. Access HealthPathways Urology pages. Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 31st July 2019 See the attachment for details of this event
Application of the Biopsychosocial Model in Management of Chronic Pain Fri 5th July Speaker: Olly Zekry Olly Zekry completed her Masters of Science Medicine Pain Management from Sydney University and is now unit coordinator for the pharmacology components of the Masters course with the Pain Management, Research Centre in the Department of Medicine, Sydney Medical School at the Royal North Shore Hospital Learning Outcomes/Topics:
Examine the effects of opioid dependence
Define the facts regarding codeine
Describe how General Practitioners can help to manage codeine dependence using the Biopsychosocial Model
Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 3rd July 2019 See the attachment for details of this event
Medicine Cannabis in General Practice Friday 7th June 2019 12.30PM - 2.00PM Speaker: Dr Hermanus S. Bosman Dr Bosman has developed a special interest in Medicinal Cannabis following personal losses during which he identified an opportunity to provide more support and care to palliative care patients Learning Outcomes/Topics: • Examine the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice • Define the differences between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis • Describe how to access Medicinal Cannabis via the TGA SAS process Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 5th June 2019 See the attachment for details of this event
Depression, Delirium or Dementia? Fri 3rd May Speaker: Dr Aman Suman MBBS MRCPsych FRANZCP Learning Outcomes/Topics: The focus of the talk will be Depression, Delirium or Dementia? the Psychogeriatrics Diagnostic Dilemma. Dr Suman is now consulting at Penrith Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Clinic Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 1st May 2019 See the attachment for details of this event
Dysphagia in Ageing Patients Fri 5th Apr Speakers: Belinda Hill & Amelia Fox Learning Outcomes/Topics: Explain the effects of dysphagia in ageing patients Define how to identify the signs of dysphagia in ageing patients Describe what the current research tells us about effective management of dysphagia Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 3rd April 2019 See the attachment for details of this event
Musculoskeletal Medicine: Tendon & Fascia Injuries of the lower limb CAT 1 Event Monday 1st April 2019 6.30PM - 9.00PM Sponsor: One Point Health Gain the upper hand on common lower limb injuries such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy. Find out the key questions to ask and how to assess quickly and accurately, whilst gaining the latest tips and tricks on effective treatment. Hear from our panel of surgeons as to when a specialist opinion is needed Time: 6:30 PM until 9 PM at One Point Health 510 - 536 High Street PENRITH Register:firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 4732 5188 NGPN Member Discount available See the attachment for details of this event
Advances in Arthroplasty Friday 1st March 2019 Speaker: Dr. Yasser Katib Local Orthopaedic Surgeon Hear about the significant technological advances in surgery to restore the function of a joint and consideration/options for surgical interventions Topics to be covered are:
Treatment options and suitability for arthroplasty.
The latest advances in Arthroplasty.
HealthPathways on common orthopaedic conditions
Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 27th February 2019 See the attachment for details of this event
Falls and Fractures Friday 1st February 2019 Speaker: Dr. Neeta Menon Geriatrician & Aged Care Dr Menon completed her Advanced Specialist training in Geriatric Medicine through Westmead and Nepean Hospitals. She has trained in perioperative medicine, stroke medicine and rehabilitation of the elderly. Her principal areas of clinical and research interest are management of falls, osteoporosis, frailty and perioperative medicine. She currently leads the Falls and Fracture clinic at Nepean Hospital Learning Outcomes/Topics:
Explain the multidisciplinary approach taken at the Falls and Fracture Clinic Nepean Hospital.
Describe how the Wii Balance Board is used for balance assessment and retraining.
Describe the current evidence for prevention of falls in the elderly
Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 30th January 2019 See the attachment for details of this event
Doctors without Boarders Friday 7th December 2018 Speaker: Dr Lisa Umphrey, MD Set up in 1984 the Médecins Sans Frontières Australia office sends and supports approximately 200 Australians and New Zealanders into the field every year. With projects currently running in nearly 70 countries, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia is working globally from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe supporting people where the needs are greatest. Learning Outcomes/Topics: How paediatric and neonatal care is provided in the context of a large, humanitarian organisation, and what challenges/successes MSF has had through the years. Have an understanding the work projects being conducted from the Médecins Sans Frontières Australia office. Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 5th December 2018 See the attachment for details of this event
Assessing "Fitness to Drive in Older People Friday 2nd November 2018 Speakers: Dr M Meng Chew, Staff Specialist Geriatrician & Nick Rosser Heakth Pathways Mngr Learning Outcomes/Topics: Driving assessments and criteria for patients over 75yrs Special examinations and tests for assessing fitness to drive Resources and downloads for assessing fitness to drive HealthPathways - discussion and ideas around Falls Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 31st October 2018 See the attachment for details of this event
Musculoskeletal Medicine for GPs CAT 1 Course Saturday 8th Sept & 22nd Sept 2018 We are pleased to be partnering with One Point Health after the successful courses last year. Unfortunately this CPD was cancelled due to lack of numbers DAY 1.Musculoskeletal medicine of the lower limb Module 1: Tendon and fascia conditions of the lower limb Module 2: Common sports injuries of the lower limb Time: 9 AM until 1.30 PM Register: email@example.com or 024732 5188 Where: 510-536 High Street Penrith See the attachment for details of this event
Surgical Perspectives: Breast & Endocrine Friday 3rd August 2018 Speaker: A/Prof Senarath Edirimanne Prof Edirimanne is a Specialist Breast (Oncological and Oncoplastic), Endocrine (Thyroid/Parathyroid/Adrenal) & General Surgeon. Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney. He consult patients in Kingswood, Richmond and Bella Vista and operates at Nepean Public, Nepean Private, Norwest Private and Blue Mountains District Hospitals.
Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 1st August 2018 See the attachment for details of this event
Medical Disorders and in Pregnancy: Friday 1st June 2018 Speaker: Dr Ishwari Casikar This session will focus on: With respect to Medical Disorders in pregnancy the following areas will be addressed: · Hypertension · Gestational Diabetes · Thyroid Disease · Obesity Time: 12:30 PM until 2 PM RSVP: By Wednesday 30th May 2018 See the attachment for details of this event
Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell LymphomaMonday 16th April 2018
Local Specialist Dr Rohit Kumar will present an informative talk on "What to tell your patients" on the relative new condition being detected in women who have had breast implant surgery. Symptoms and signs as well as the latest detection and investigation options and current treatment options will be discussed. Time: 6:30 PM until 8 PM Where: One Point Health 510/536 High St PENRITH RSVP:1300 267 726 for catering See the attachment for details of this event
Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients Friday 2nd Feb Presented by local Urologist, A/Professor Ceci Verol. Learning Outcomes/Topics: Prostate issues Cancer issues in men Outlining procedures and tests involved in diagnosing prostate cancer Treatment options available including Focal Laser Therapy Understanding outcomes of various treatments
Clown Doctor Program: Scope & Impact Friday 1st Dec Presented by Lou Pollard AKA Dr. Quack of the Humour Foundation, a charity dedicated to promoting the health benefits of humour, on topics including the work of the Clown Doctors and how to relieve stress with laughter.
Diabetes - Diagnosis & Management Friday 3rd November 2017 Presented by Dr Ivan Kuo local Specialist in endocrinology Topics covered include:
Domestic Violence - How to respond, Where to Refer. Friday 1st & Sept Fri 6th Oct This event is a two part series that addresses the issues relating to Domestic Violence in our community. TopicsCovered include: Distinguishing myth from fact Recognising the individual and societal impact of DV How to document DV injuries and know what to examine Compliance with your mandatory reporting requirements Initiating conversation with patients who might be at risk Speakers Dr Maria Nittis Head of Forensic Medical Unit
Musculoskeletal Medicine for the GP CAT 1 ALM Tuesday 18th July 2017 Presented in partnership with One Point Health, 6 ALM modules will be run during 2017 featuring a range of Specialists. Module 3. Pain & joint Injuries
Cultural Competency & Diabetes Workshop Friday 30th June 2017 This workshop offers the unique opportunity to learn about Pacific Islander cultural views, providing in providing patient care to improve patient outcomes. Speakers: Professor Jenny Reath, GP, Chair of General Practice, WSU Dr Olataga Alofivae-Doorbinnia, GP, Conjoint Lecturer , WSU Professor David Simmons, Diabetes Specialist & GP
Ageing and Dementia Friday 2nd June 2017 Ageing is an issue that concerns everyone and especially the impact on the brain. Identifying and managing dementia is daunting and challenging. Speaker:, Dr Meng Chew Topics include:
Clinician Hypnosis Intensive for GPs CAT 1 ALM May or October 2017 Presented by Dr Muthukrishnan, this is course provides the Practical skills in meditation, hypnosis, NLP and CBT give you the necessary metaphysical clinical tools for treatment.
Musculoskeletal Medicine for the GP CAT 1 ALM Tuesday 16th May 2017 Presented in partnership with One Point Health, 6 ALM modules will be run during 2017 featuring a range of Specialists. Module 2. Joint Pain & Osteoporosis The topic will explore reducing the burden of joint disease from prevention to progression to symptom modification. Cohesion of care showing concomitant comorbilities will also be discussed to better manage presenting with a variety of compromised body structures & functional impairments.
Workers Compensation. Confidentiality & Patients' Rights - Legal aspects Friday 5th May 2017 The NSW work health and safety regulatory body, is now called Insurance and Care NSW, also known as iCare. The workers compensation scheme is ambiguous to the employer and each state and territory has different regulatory bodies and also follows different laws and policies. There will also be a discussion on confidentiality and patient’s rights. Speaker: David Allen, Lawyer, Slater and Gordon
Palliative Care in General Practice Friday 7th April 2017 Symptom Management In Chemotherapy/ Palliative Care raises many concerns for patients and their GP. Speaker: Dr Alan Oloffs FRACP, FAChPM, MD, BSc Learning Objective
Knowledge of local services to assist in the Management of palliative care patients.
Musculoskeletal Medicine for the GP CAT 1 ALM Tuesday 14th March 2017 Presented in partnership with One Point Health, 6 ALM modules will be run during 2017 featuring a range of Specialists. Module 1. Tendon & Fascia Injuries Gain the upper hand on common tendon injuries such as rotator cuff, tennis elbow, gluteal, Achilles and plantar fascitis. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 024732 5188
Optometry Update: Macular Degeneration Friday 3rd February 2017 'The talk will focus mainly on new technologies (the ultra wide digital retinal scan and OCT scan), how it is helping us look after patients eye health better, particularly in diabetic eye care and aged related macula degeneration. Speaker: Nisha Arulananthan, Optometrist OPSM Penrith Topic will cover: 1.Diabetes and the eye 2. Age related macula degeneration:
ICE Addiction: Myths and Facts for GPs Friday 2nd December 2016 'Treating crystal methamphetamine use in general practice doesn’t necessarily mean managing violent or psychotic patients.’ Speaker: Dr Karen Fisher, Clinical Director, Drug and Alcohol Services, Nepean Hospital Learning Outcomes:
Identify signs of methamphetamine use, and the varying profile of users
Know and recognise the physical and mental health effects of ice
Access local referral pathways for alcohol and other drug treatment services
Access available resources for patients and health professionals
Aboriginal Health Friday 7th October 2016 This session is designed to give an understanding of local Aboriginal Heath needs and how to address them by an eminent and well qualified presenter. Topics to be covered include:
Legal Implications - My Health Record Friday 2nd September 2016 This session is designed to give an understanding of any potential legal implications of the My Health Record. As an independent organisation the Nepean GP Network is best paced to facilitate independent advice. The NBM PHN is one of two selected trial sites for this next stage of the My Health Record. GPs should be well informed of possible legal issues that my arise and have an input in ensuring it satisfies the GPs legal responsibilities. This is also an opportunity to raise your own concerns and receive independent advice.
Treatment Options for Hepatitis C Friday 5th August 2016 This session is designed to give an update on advances in Hepatitis C treatment. It will look at the impacts of newer Hepatitis C medications on Hepatitis C and explore the role of the GP in treatment follow up. Learning outcomes
Be familiar with side effect management and success rates for the treatment of Hepatitis C
Summarise the serious impact of Hepatitis C in Australia, know the local treatment options and referral pathways for patients
Order appropriate tests to correctly diagnose Hepatitis C infection
Increase identification and referral of patients who should be tested for Hepatitis C
Bariatric Surgery in the Management of Obestity Friday 1st July 2016 This session is presented by Dr John Ozmen who is a consultant general surgeon with accredited sub-speciality training in upper GI and bariatric surgery. He has a wide experience in open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery especially in fields of upper GI, reflux, biliary, and pancreatic cancer surgery. He has performed over 500 bariatric procedures, including lap band surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and revisional procedures.
EMDR Friday 3rd June 2016 This session is presented byRennie Schmid on the Topic of EMDR – eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. He will share a brief introduction to EMDR with emerging explanations of how it works and sharing experiences if general use in practice.
An Evening with Dr Norman Swan Tuesday 31st May 2016 This session is presented by Dr Norman Swan on the Topic: "Where does Health Fit in the Longest Election Campaign in 50 years." Also included in the program is:
Getting your practice My Health Record ready' by Pen Cat
'How can the PHN help support your practice' by Donna Sedgman, Nepean Blue Mountains PHN.
We look forward to your participation in this relevant event RSVP: 24th May Location: Penrith RSL Club commencing at 7 PM
Avoiding Litigation in General Practice Friday 6th May 2016 This session is presented by the medico-legal advisory service of Avant. The Speaker will be Kate Gillman who has worked in the area of Medical Negligence and healthcare law for over 15 Years. Learning Outcomes:
Determine strategies to avoid litigation in relation to issues surrounding patient confidentiality
State mandatory reporting for GPs & Allied Health Care Professionals
Describe the legal exceptions and role of GPs regarding "fit to drive" examinations
Oncology Clinical Update Friday 4th March 2016 This session is designed to give an update on advances in cancer treatment. It will look at the effects on oncology medications and explore the role of the GP in cancer treatment and post-treatment follow up. Learning Outcomes:
Identify advances in oncology treatment
Prepare a patient referral to Nepean Cancer Care Centre
Educate patients on side effects of cancer medications
Access the range of multidisciplinary services at Nepean Cancer Care Centre
Doctors legal Bag provides improved understanding of day to day health information issues relating to privacy, confidentiality and release. What do you do when you are requested for health information or asked to attend court?