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.

22 April 2022

Thursday 12 May

Save the Date | Queensland PHNs webinar series

COVID update for general practice #4 - Winter Readiness: The Coincidence of Influenza and COVID-19


Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Audience: GPs and general practice staff  
Join us as we discuss the impact of the coming flu season and continuing presence of COVID-19.


Dr Steven Donohue (Director, Townsville PHU)
Dr Trent Yarwood (Infectious Disease Specialist)
Dr Karen Benn (GP) South West Queensland

There will also be an opportunity to submit questions in advance. 

Further details will be provided including topics and email to submit questions early next week.

Register here

Wednesday 4 May

Lipid lowering landscape: New and emerging treatment approaches

The Heart Foundation

7:00pm AEST (Live and recorded free Zoom Webinar)

This Heart Week, the Heart Foundation is partnering with the World Heart Federation to provide a health professional webinar focusing on the latest evidence on the management of high cholesterol in the context of cardiovascular risk reduction.

The event will be chaired by Prof Garry Jennings, Chief Medical Advisor of the Heart Foundation, and joined by Professor Kausik Ray, world-leading preventative cardiologist, as well as Australian experts as they discuss the latest evidence and how it can be translated into practical preventative care.


  • Update on the mechanisms and role of new and emerging lipid lowering therapies

  • How to titrate and combine pharmacological lipid lowering therapies to optimise management

  • Strategies to identify and address non-adherence

  • Complimentary dietary and lifestyle counselling for people with hypercholesterolaemia

  • What general practices can do to champion CVD prevention and implement structured screening program

Register here

Wednesday 4 May

Multimorbidity Webinar Series - Multimorbidity and increased risk of cognitive decline

Invivo Academy

Following the success of the first of the Multimorbidity Webinar Series, In Vivo Academy invites you to the second webinar “Multimorbidity and increased risk of cognitive decline” with Professor Dimity Pond (The University of Newcastle, Australia, School of Medicine and Public Health [General Practice]) as presenter and Emeritus Professor Mieke van Driel (General Practice Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland) as Facilitator. 
Multimorbidity is prevalent in the Australian and New Zealand population. Starting from early adulthood and mid-life, it has been associated, not only with impaired functional capacity, reduced work productivity, poor quality of life and psychological stress, but also with increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia at older ages. This emphasises the importance of prevention and management of chronic diseases, focusing on continuity of care and developing strategies to reduce the burden of cognitive impairment and dementia.
Register Here


May 2022

Preventing Dementia Online Course

Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania


The Preventing Dementia MOOC (massive open online course) examines the latest evidence on dementia risk factors and ways to reduce the risk. This free online course is open to everyone and members of your network may be interested in learning about dementia risk reduction.

Recent research suggests that around 40% of dementia cases might be prevented or delayed by modifying risk factors.

Course details

  • Introduction - 17th May, 2022
  • Module 1 - 19th May, 2022 - Can Dementia be prevented?
  • Module 2 - 26th May, 2022 - Dementia risk - it's not all in your head
  • Module 3 - 2nd June, 2022 - A healthy and active mind
  • Module 4 - 9th June, 2022 - Interventions for Prevention
  • Completion - 16th June, 2022

Register Here

New clinical information systems Q&A sessions

My Health Record

30-minute sessions available to ask questions about using My Health Record. The instructor will answer your questions and demonstrate using a simulation software platform.

This session is provided for GPs, Specialists, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses and Aboriginal Health workers.

Best Practice - Register here
Genie - Register here
MedicalDirector - Register here
Communicare - Register here
Zedmed - Register here


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