Information from the Western Queensland PHN

Weekly Education and Events 


New weekly information from WQPHN on upcoming Education & Events in our region for Health Professionals

19 November 2021

Tuesday 23 November

Webinar: How to manage COVID patients in the community

North West Melbourne PHN
5:30pm - 6:30pm (AEST)

Two GPs from North Western Melbourne PHN are presenting a webinar on their experiences of successfully managing a high volume of COVID-19 positive patients through the COVID-19 Positive Care Pathways program.

The pathway is designed to provide safe, high quality care, including community-based care for low-risk COVID-19 positive patients, with escalation mechanisms to higher levels of care if required. This webinar is suitable for GPs and practice teams and will cover:

  • How GPs have been managing COVID-19 positive patients in the community

  • Common clinical issues 

  • Type of presentations

  • Managing multiple family members in a household

  • How to identify increasing risk and when to escalate patients

  • An opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

Register here

Wednesday 24 November

Wounds Australia (QLD) Education Evening: Just the tip of the iceberg

Wounds Australia
5:00pm - 8:30pm (AEST)

Join and register for our next Education Evening that is a hybrid event, i.e. F2F and live streamed.
 This Education Evening features the topic of: Just the tip of the iceberg – The Impact of Pressure Injuries and Management
Speakers and Topics:

  • A Review of the Pressure Injury Guidelines – Tracy Nowicki (CNC Quality Effectiveness Support Team, TPCH)

  • Navigating the NDIS – Deb Dent (Community Nurse, Spinal Life Australia)

  • Community Occupational Therapy: Assistive Technology and Pressure Injury Management - Rebekah Fox and Rachael McDonough (Occupational Therapists, Mater at Home)

The speakers will cover the impact of pressure injury on our clients’ lives which can be life-changing and whose effects are far-reaching and should not be underestimated.
Join and expand your network with peers in your field and our QLD Committee. Light refreshments will be served and you will have access to fully complimentary industry displays.
We look forward to seeing you at the event on 24th November 2021. Should you require any assistance with registering, please call 1800 870 855 or email

Register Here

View the flyer here

Wednesday November 24

National Vaccine Forum: COVID-19 AND BEYOND

RACGP CPD activity – 6 points – Free Live Event

Join the nation for the National Vaccine Forum online from 6–9:30 pm AEDT via Zoom.

Each year, the National Vaccine Forum brings together Australia’s primary HCPs for a lively and engaging discussion on the current challenges and opportunities surrounding vaccines in Australia.

Hosted by Dr Jen Martin, hear short and dynamic presentations with a common aim: to support vaccine confidence throughout Australia.

Expert speakers include A/Prof Holly Seale, Dr Jessica Kaufman and Steve Van Aperen to name a few.

Key highlights: Addressing vaccine hesitancy, travel vaccinations update, medico-legal, COVID-19 vaccination in children and more.

Register now

For more information view the flyer here

Diabetes foot and wound care webinar | Diabetes Qualified


The 2 hour webinar includes 2 case studies and 2 presentations, and questions and answers:

Case Study 1 ‘new wound’ Wound Hygiene Presentation by Dr Fran Henshaw, SoSH PhD, Lecturer in Podiatry, Podiatric Medicine, Western Sydney University

More details and register here

Diabetes in Practice for Nurses eLearning Program

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is providing partial funding for a limited number of nurses to complete the Diabetes in Practice for Nurses program at a subsidised rate of just $110 per person. Read more.

Visit to enrol in Diabetes in Practice for Nurses online. 

Wednesday 24 November 

Tackling Childhood Obesity in Qld

Paediatric Obesity Health Transformers Committee (POHT-C)

9am - 11:30am

The Paediatric Obesity Health Transformers Committee (POHT-C) invite you to attend their showcase for 2021, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 24 November, 9am – 11.30am.
We’ll have a chance to discuss the latest local and national strategies in the prevention and management of childhood obesity, and plan for 2022 and beyond.
Paediatrician Dr Louise Alison Baur AM, FAHMS, Chair Child & Adolescent Health, University of Sydney and Director of the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood will be our guest speaker. Dr Baur will be joined by Health and Wellbeing Queensland’s Chief Executive Dr Robyn Littlewood and Senior Director of Health Promotion Judy Nean, and Director at Metro South Health, Trudi Sebasio on a panel to discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities to truly impact childhood obesity in Queensland and answer your questions.
They’ll also be joined by a Queensland parent who will bring invaluable insights on the challenges of supporting their children to be a healthy weight and what they are looking for from clinicians.
We’ll also be discussing the development of a 10-year plan for action to prevent and reduce overweight and obesity in Queensland and you will have a chance to have your say on the actions needed.  
Register here to attend.

For questions about the showcase, please contact Jacqueline Cotugno, Senior Health Practitioner, by emailing


Wednesday 24 November

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in primary care: a call to action

7:30pm AEDT (90 minute interactive workshop webinar)

Join this webinar which will provide a critical update on early CKD detection, diagnosis and new paradigms in CKD management. Designed and led by a prominent faculty of Australian experts and chaired by Dr Richard Phoon, practical presentations will be interspersed with interactive virtual workshops to optimise attendee engagement and interaction. By invitation only.

Attendees are allocated a total of 2 professional development points (PDP) in the ACCRM PDP program.

Registration link
View the Flyer here
Anne Cameron (Salisbury) CNC
AKC2026 Project Team
Phone: 0438 210 609
Queensland Health
Advancing Kidney Care 2026, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health
Thursday 25 November

Living with COVID-19: A guide for General Practice - Workforce Challenges

HotDoc Webinar
12:30pm (AEDT)

This session will cover: 

  • Why COVID-19 is causing staff shortages

  • How to keep your practice running if positions can’t be filled

  • Ways your team can increase efficiency for better outcomes

  • The importance of recognising burnout in your staff

  • How you can manage burnout for a happier and healthier team

The expert panel includes: 

Register Here

Thursday 25 November

Training and Orientation of Practice Staff

Quality Practice Accreditation

2:00pm AEDT

With enhanced emphasis on training and orientation of staff in the 5th edition Standards, does your Practice have the necessary systems in place to meet the Standards requirements?  Join us to investigate the areas within the Standards which have a greater focus on ensuring Practice staff are appropriately trained and oriented to all aspects of your Practice.

Register Here

New ASHM Courses


Hepatitis C Nursing 
This free facilitated online training course provides nurses with the knowledge and confidence to increase screening and management of hepatitis C in primary care settings. 
This course is for: Nurses working in sexual health services, public and private medical clinics, refugee and migrant services, correctional facilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, drug and alcohol services, mental health services, and youth services, and Midwives. 
This course is endorsed by the ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6.5 CPD Hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Boards of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.  
Part One: 26 November, 10:00am – 1:00pm AEDT 
Part Two: 3 December, 10:00am – 1:00pm AEDT 
Register Here   
This event is sponsored by AbbVie. Sponsorship is governed by our Sponsorship Policy and the sponsor has no control over content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.  

Wound Care in Primary Care - Webinar Series

Hartman Training invitation

This webinar meets 2 times.




Nov 23, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM AEST


Nov 30, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM AEST

Show in My Time Zone


You are invited to participate in this two-part Wound Management webinar series, which is aimed at increasing knowledge and skills for managing patients with acute and chronic wounds. It will provide clarity on patient assessment, identification of patients that require referral and an opportunity to explore dressings and how to select the right dressing to optimise patient experience and outcomes.

Register Here

For more information contact Danielle Wheelahan
0455 122 609

Wednesday 1 December

NDS Event Invitation - Disability Royal Commission End-of-Year Update

National Disability Service

12:30pm - 1:30pm


BEST FIT:      

Disability service CEOs, managers and coordinators

The Disability Royal Commission is in full swing, with two hearings on disability services already held so far in 2021 and a third due before the end of the year. 
NDS in Qld is hosting a webinar where NDS Senior Policy Officer Henry Newton will provide an update on all things happening in the Royal Commission space. Henry will draw out themes from the disability services hearings to help providers think about what they should be doing now to respond. 
There will be an opportunity to ask Henry questions at the end of the webinar.
To join this webinar, register here.  
This webinar will not be recorded.  
For further information email Jane Douglas at

Monday 6 December

Webinar: Building Capacity of Primary Health Providers to Recognise, Respond and Refer Domestic and Family Violence

Brisbane South PHN

6:00 - 7:30pm (AEST)

Responding effectively to domestic and family violence in a medical setting requires nonjudgmental, supportive attitudes; a knowledge of the physical and emotional sequence of the violence; an understanding of appropriate and inappropriate responses; and having good networks with local family violence services.

This virtual webinar aims to improve the primary health response to people affected by domestic and family violence living in regional, rural and remote Queensland by identifying resources and programs that are available to build capability and capacity in primary health providers.

Hear from expert speakers including Dr Kelsey Hegarty (Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence), Betty Taylor (Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention) and Stacey Ross (The Centre for Women & Co).

Register Here
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