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.

20 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.

Monday 23 May 

The Future of Digital Health 



The use of digital health technologies has rapidly increased over the past two years of the pandemic. General practice responded promptly to implement technologies so they could continue to care for their patents remotely and practices and patients have become more familiar with using digital health tools to complement their care.

What can we expect for the future of digital health? In this session, delivered in partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency, we will discuss the RACGP’s vision for a digital health future, targeted, proactive and preventative care personalised to the patient, artificial intelligence and clinical decision support technologies. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Register here

Tuesday 24 May

Free educational resources 


7:00pm - 9:00pm

Participants of this webcast can receive:

  • RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

  • ACRRM: 2 hours under the Educational Activities Category

  • Other Professions: Self claim up to 2 hours of CPD

Featured topics and experts in this free webcast:

COVID Update
Hear what's new in the ever-changing COVID landscape from one of Australia's leading experts.

A/Pro Nick Wood

The Role of ICS in COPD
Get up-to-date on the latest thinking about using inhaled corticosteroids in COPD
Prof Christine Jenkins

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding – Management in General Practice
In this webcast, gynaecologist Dr Yasmin Tan presents a systematic, practical approach to managing the woman presenting with heavy menstrual bleeding. From asking the diagnosis-defining details in the history, to being able to explain the range of medical and surgical options currently available to treat this condition.
Dr Yasmin Tan

Reprioritising Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care: A Call to Action
Prof Alta SchutteIn her talk, Professor Schutte will present the argument for why we need to reprioritise blood pressure control, the challenges we face in reducing the proportion of patients with uncontrolled hypertension and some solutions that have been shown to be effective in the primary care setting.

Register here

Wednesday May 25

HPV in Australia - Disease & Vaccination

Immunisation Coalition


With the latest facts about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and vaccination, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the disease and available vaccines.

Learn about:

  • Human Papilloma Virus

  • Cause and symptoms

  • HPV in Australia

  • Transmission and prevention

  • Available vaccines, efficacy and safety

Presented by Angela Newbound

Register here

Thursday May 26

Eating Disorders and AOD use: what clinicians need to know

Comorbidity Guidelines


By attending this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to recognise the most common eating disorder symptoms

  • Eating disorder interventions and how workers might deliver them

  • How workers may interpret those interventions in instances of co-occurring eating disorders and AOD use

Presented by A/Prof Sarah Maguire (Director, InsideOut Institute) is a clinical psychologist, researcher, educator, and policy maker with 20 years’ experience in the field of eating disorders.

Register Here

Wednesday 1 June

What can health promotion learn from COVID-19?


STRIDE Research Capacity Strengthening Webinar
10am - 11:30am 

When the pandemic hit, health promotion practitioners went to work! Last year we interviewed Health Promotion Professionals from Australia and the US to learn about how they were responding to the COVID pandemic.

Now, please join De Paul University (USA) Master of Health students as they present initial findings and host a conversation about:

  • What health equity issues are health promotion practitioners concerned about as a result of COVID?

  • What do Health Promotion professionals have to say about the shift in health priorities due to the pandemic response?

This research is a collaboration that evolved from the Health Promotion arm of CRE-STRIDE, with DePaul University (Kathleen Conte) and the University of Technology, Sydney (Nikki Percival).

CRE-STRIDE Research Capacity Strengthening Webinars are free of cost and open to all. 

For more information, please contact STRIDE Program Manager, Kerryn Harkin.

More information and register here

Tues 14- Wed 15 June

Disability Support Workers (DSW) Conference

Health Workforce Queensland

Health Workforce Queensland runs a series of professional development activities for medical practitioners throughout the year in various Queensland locations. These activities are accredited by both RACGP and ACRRM and are particularly focused on remote and rural practitioners.

The purpose of our survey is to gauge remote and rural medical practitioners’ current preferences for professional development.

We encourage you to have your say about the professional development activities you would like to see in our 2023 calendar. If you wish to participate, please complete the survey by 30 June 2022.

More information and survey here
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