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GP Local Events for June, July and August

Update on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - South East
Thursday 30 June 2016 6.30 to 8.30pm, Commodore on the Park, Mount Gambier

This talk with Dr Danh Tran, Occupational Physician, will address the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and will discuss the Nerve Conduction Study.

To RSVP please email or call 08 8234 8277.

Parkinson's Disease Update, Barossa
Thursday 28 July 2016 6.30 to 9.00pm, Wanera Wine Bar, 65 Murray Street, Angaston

Dr Graham Norton, a specialist in both general medicine and neurology, will be hosting an interactive session on Parkinson’s Disease with video cases. He will be discussing clinical variations in how the disease may present and explaining the new concepts of non-motor manifestations and the concept of ‘precision and personalised’ treatment. There will be time set aside to discuss interesting or difficult cases of Parkinson’s disease in your general practice so come prepared!

Register now for Barossa event. Registrations for this event will be $35.00 to be paid on registration. This fee will include a main course meal, with beverages available for purchase. A receipt will be provided to you after registration for tax purposes.

ENT for GPs - Flinders and Far North
Wednesday 24 August 2016 6.00 for 6.30pm start, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port Augusta

Please join us at the Standpipe Hotel for a talk with Dr John-Charles Hodge. Dr Hodge, an ENT surgeon, will be delivering a talk on Ear Nose and Throat for GPs addressing the medical management of ENT conditions as well as explain the removal of nasal foreign bodies and will show how to perform nasal cauterisation for epistaxis.

Members of the Flinders and Far North Doctors Association can RSVP to Debbie Dohnt on 0417 101 161 or email

For non-members, registrations for this event will be $35.00 to be paid on registration. This fee will include a main course meal, with beverages available for purchase. A receipt will be provided to you after registration for tax purposes. For non-member registrations, please register here now and follow the prompts.

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Register now for RESP - Port Augusta 29-30 July | Kadina 9-10 September

The Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) workshops are held Friday evening and all day Saturday. Visit RESP for further information on the program and application details.

Enquiries can be directed to Louise Holley at or phone 08 8234 8277.

These dates or locations don't suit? You can find out about other RESP workshop dates coming up around the state, visit the Events page on the RDWA website.

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Apply now for Trauma Management Program for Registrars, 21-23 September

The Trauma Management Program will be held Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 September 2016. Training will take place at the MedSTAR Training Hangar at Adelaide Airport on the Wednesday and Friday, and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on the Thursday.

The RDWA in partnership with the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Trauma Service provides a comprehensive program and an opportunity to learn from a skilled team of trauma management specialists about theoretical and practical approaches to early trauma management and pre-hospital care. The program provides a systematic approach to assessing the trauma patient and increasing knowledge of disaster management to assist in local community planning.

For more information and to apply please visit Trauma Management Program for Registrars

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2017 intake for RVTS - Applications now open

Applications for the 2017 intake of the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) are now open. Applications close on Sunday 17 July 2016.

RVTS provides a four year GP vocational training program delivered by distance education and remote supervision. The end point is Fellowship of ACRRM and/or RACGP.

There are two training streams:
• the Remote Stream for doctors working in remote and rural Australian communities
• the AMS Stream for doctors working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Training is fully funded by the Australian Government. For further information visit the RVTS website or phone 02 6057 3400.

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Country Health SA LHN Safety and Quality Alert no. 17-2016

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 recall - Alphadent Ceka-Preciline Dental Devices
• Urgent medical device recall - Score Extension Stem for Total Knee Prosthesis - Cemented
• Urgent recall for product correction - ALT and Glucose-Stat Assays
• Urgent recall for product correction - Vancomycin Assay
• Safety Notice - TGA Alerts and Recalls Summary for May 2016

Please see the alert for full information

Diary Date - RDWA Events

30 June
GP Local CPD Event
Mount Gambier

12-14 July
medSPACE Residential Workshop

28 July
GP Local CPD Event

29-30 July
Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP)
Port Augusta

24 August
GP Local CPD Event
Port Augusta

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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