14 February 2017
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Welcome new doctors

The RDWA welcomes Dr Sonali Meena who has commenced practising at Nairne Medical Clinic.

Welcome also to Dr Rajpal Poonia who has joined Southern Fleurieu Family Practice in Yankalilla.

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Healthy Ears - Better Hearing, Better Listening

Aboriginal children living near Ceduna are benefitting from an ear health clinic established through RDWA's Outreach suite of visiting specialist health services.

The first clinic was held last week by a visiting audiologist at the Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service. Read our news release.

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GP Local CPD Events - Register now for these events in your region

Complications during pregnancy - Yorke Peninsula
Thursday 16 February 2017 6.30-9.00pm, Maitland Information Centre
Presented by Dr Shumaila Hadi
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Fracture management - Southern
Monday 20 February 2017 6.30-9.00pm, McCracken Country Club, Victor Harbor
Presented by Dr Domenic Leonello
Find out more>>

Diagnosing and managing cognitive impairment including behaviours of concern - Eyre Peninsula
Monday 20 February 2017 6.30-9.30pm, Port Lincoln Hotel
Presented by Dr Faizal Ibrahim
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Burns management - Mid North
Tuesday 28 February 2017 6.30-9.00pm, Clare Country Club
Presented by Dr John Greenwood
Find out more>>

Skin Cancer update - Mid North
Wednesday 8 March 2017 6.30-9.00pm, Railway Hotel, Jamestown
Presented by Dr Emma Ryan
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Hepatitis update - Flinders & Far North
Thursday 9 March 2017 6.30-9.00pm, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta
Presented by Dr Alice Bennett
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Women's health update - Flinders & Far North
Thursday 23 March 2017 6.30-9.00pm, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta
Presented by Dr V Prasantha Gange
Find out more>>

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Register now - Murray Bridge Clinical Skills Day (GP Anaesthetics), 25 March

Students who are studying a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (University of Adelaide) or Doctor of Medicine (Flinders University) and are members of AURHA or FURHS, can apply for RDWA’s Murray Bridge Clinical Skills Day (GP Anaesthetics). 

The program offers an up close opportunity to experience rural medicine and the role of a GP proceduralist in a rural community.
Please contact us for more information. To apply, visit Murray Bridge Clinical Skills Day.

Applications close 9.00am Monday 6 March 2017.

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Country Health SA LHN Safety and Quality Alert no. 3-2017

Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) have released a Safety and Quality Alert for information of all country health services and rural doctors:
• Urgent medical device recalls - Valleylab Laparoscopic Handset; Lysercell Haematology Analysers
• Urgent recall for product correction - Mirena intrauterine system
• Urgent Medicine Recall - Biolo World Slimming Capsules
• Safety alerts - Exactech Screw Kit; URF Flexible Ureteroscopes
• Alerts & Recalls - TGA Summary for November 2016

Please see the alert for full information.

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The Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2017

The Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2017 will be held in Sydney from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 September. Doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, dentists and allied health workers in the medical industry are invited to attend.

The exciting and informative program will feature keynote addresses by International speaker Dr Julie Chilton. Concurrent sessions of invited presentations and free papers will be delivered during the event as well as other interactive workshops.

Conference registration opens Wednesday 1 March. Visit the conference website or join the mailing list to receive future updates.

Call for abstracts are open until Friday 31 March. For more information visit Abstract Submissions.

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Rheumatic Heart Disease Education Workshop, 29-30 March

In conjunction with the SA RHD Control Program, RHDAustralia will host a two-day RHD Education Workshop in Adelaide on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March 2017.

The workshop is for key health staff involved in the diagnosis and management of people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in South Australia.

For further information see the Workshop Flyer.

Diary Date - RDWA Events

5 April
Rural GP Career Evening
Sage Hotel, Adelaide

11-13 July
medSPACE Residential Workshop

RDWA | Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Inc
63 Henley Beach Road Mile End South Australia 5031 | Telephone: +61 8 8234 8277 | Facsimile: +61 8 8234 0002

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