In Brief News
Expressions of Interest in the Black Dog Institute's GP Advisory Group
The Black Dog Institute is seeking Expressions of Interest from GPs to join their GP Advisory Group to provide insights and advice to inform the design, development and implementation of Black Dog Institute's current and emerging services for GPs. To learn more or submit an Expression of Interest, click here. Applications close August 4, 2019
Australian Rotary Mental Health Symposium
GPs are invited to attend this year's Australian Rotary Mental Health Symposium being held on August 20 at Bond University, with a wide range of local and national speakers, to discuss a range of mental health topics. Gold Coast Primary Health Network is one of the sponsors, with this year's theme, Compassion - The Bedrock of Health: Connection, Culture and Staff Welfare.
In partnership with the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance / WA Primary Health Networks, researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have developed three short videos to inform GPs about the importance of discussing alcohol use with their pregnant patients.
Gold Coast Health, Griffith University and Pregnancy Birth and Beyond are holding an event, Why Induction Matters, for clinicians and their families, at the Gold Coast University Hospital from 10.30am - 12.30pm on August 24, presented by Dr Rachel Reed.
Developed and delivered by members of the RACGP Expert Committee, Practice Technology and Management and other eHealth experts, the RACGP eHealth webinar series delivers monthly webinars on eHealth topics relevant to general practice. The August webinar is about privacy and managing health information in general practice.
Diabetes Queensland is offereing practice nurses a person-centre, evidence based e-learning program that incorporates contemporary health literacy principles, which takes approximately 12 hours to complete. It has been endorsed for 12 CPD hours with the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association.
The Heart Foundation has developed a free e-learning module and supporting resources titled Asking the Question of Origin to understand the importance of identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Australia's screening programs for cervical and colorectal cancers are cost-effective, with benefits substantially outweighing harms, according to new research published in Public Health Research and Practice, a journal of the Sax Institute.
Mater Education Events for August
The Mater is holding an education event for Orthopaedics on August 31 and a clinical update evening on Women's Health on September 10.