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.

13 May 2022

Mount Isa - Thursday 26 May

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Mount Isa Community Consultation Forum - Disability and Aged Care

WQPHN would like to hear from community members and providers on issues navigating local aged care and disability services in your community to identify barriers, gaps and local issues.

This will assist with guiding future planning through collaboration between people using the services on the ground and peak associations specialising in these areas.
Guest speakers from peak bodies National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Council on the Ageing (COTA) and Queensland and National Disability Services (NDS) will be attending on the day.

This will be your opportunity to ask questions and share personal experiences directly.



9:00am   - 12:00pm (followed by discussion time)


Ibis Styles
Corner Camooweal Street & Rodeo Drive
Mount Isa




Register today via Eventbrite to allow for catering and to adhere to COVID 19 event legislation.

For more information or to print the flyer click here

For all other queries contact Leisa Fraser on 0457 888 358

Further events will be held in Charleville - Tuesday 7 June and Barcaldine - Wednesday 22 June.

Tuesday 17 May 

Supporting patients to access digital health tools


1:00pm - 1:30pm

Digital health tools have the potential to improve general practice service delivery, business processes and overall health outcomes. The pandemic has seen a rapid increase in the use of technology and practices and patients have become more familiar with using digital health tools to complement their care.

In this session, delivered in partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency, we will discuss the digital health tools available to patients, barriers to access technology, breaking down the barriers, digital inclusion and how you can support your patients at a practice level. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

This session is part of the Digital health live Q&A series running across May. 

This event attracts 1 CPD point.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the potential benefits to patients and practices using digital health tools

  2. Explain the potential barriers to access technology

  3. Articulate how your practice can encourage and support patients to use digital health tools

Register Here

Wednesday 18 May weekly until 15 June

Paediatric Eating Disorders webinar mini-series

Project ECHO

5:30pm - 6:30pm

The mental health impacts of COVID-19 and the rapidly changing world for our teenagers are recognised triggers for the development of disordered eating. In response, the CYMHS Eating Disorders Program will offer a series of interactive webinars.

The Paediatric Eating Disorder webinar mini-series launches Wednesday, May 18th, continuing weekly until June 15th.  Dr. Michelle Boyd, Paediatrician, will facilitate sessions, alongside an inter-professional expert panel.

Sessions are relevant to GPs and their colleagues, as well as school based youth health nurses suppoorting children and young people with eating disorders.

RACGP CPD Activity Points pending.

Register once  and choose whenever suits you to attend.

For more information contact or view the flyer here

Thursday 19 May

Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease: the clinical importance to make the link

Kidney Health Australia


Join guest Nephrologist speaker, Dr Veena Roberts, on this webinar, exploring the evidence in making the link between chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, and the clinical importance of these three conditions.

Register Here

Various dates until September

Do you work with people with persistent pain?

Project ECHO

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Project ECHO can support you in your work through case-based learning and topic discussions. Bring your de-identified cases for advice and support. Join our interprofessional community of practice meetings online.

Each session will include a 15min didactic presentation followed by the presentation of a case study, taking about 1 hour in total.

Register your attendance. For more information download the flyer.

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

Tues 14- Wed 15 June

Disability Support Workers (DSW) Conference

National Disability Services

The annual Disability Support Workers (DSW) Conference, which brings disability support workers and industry leaders together for two days of networking, learning, and sharing is being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14 & 15 June 2022.

A combination of keynotes, workshops, and discussions centre on current issues for the sector and empowering workers and their clients to meet future needs.
The conference is being offered in a hybrid format this year so in-person and virtual options are available.

Tickets are available at

For more information view the flyer here
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