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Attachment Across the Lifespan: Practice-focussed Interventions for Specific Developmental Periods Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Oct 20, 2018 | CME 7.00 | USD $275 | Brisbane, Queensland
Attachment Across the Lifespan: Practice-focussed Interventions for Specific Developmental Periods is organized by The Professional Development People (PDP) and will be held on Oct 20, 2018 at Park Regis North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7 CPD hours. Course Description: Attachment consists of diverse lifespan phenomena. Studies have now expanded including all age cohorts: younger and older children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Both understanding and responding to attachment needs of each group requires knowledge of important differences and similarities, continuities and discontinuities. This seminar provides a unique overview of practical interventions applicable across the full attachment lifespan. For each age group, one evidence-based approach will be engaged whereby specific skills and activities are explored with a focus on applicability for practice. Although fewer practitioners work with every lifespan age group, awareness of the full spectrum remains valuable for understanding clients, their families and their relations. Conference Objectives are : • Understand attachment across each phase of development. • Develop a more comprehensive understanding of client’s relational world. • Apply most recent evidence based interventions. • Assist clients in enhancing their attachment relationships. • Envision the emerging and complex world of adolescent relationships. • Develop attachment informed strategies with client’s whose parents or loved ones may suffer with Alzheimer’s or dementia. • Gain a unique view of the full lifespan of attachment phenomena. • Possess a more comprehensive perspective on evidence for interventions at each stage of the lifespan. • Expand skills and practice interventions for age specific attachment
Oct 21, 2018 | CME 6.50 | AUD $415 | Brisbane, Queensland
Emergency Radiology Course is organized by Radiopaedia.org and will be held on Oct 21, 2018 at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is non-radiologists and is ideal for health professionals (doctors and non-doctors) involved in the care of emergency patients. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.5 CPD hours. Conference Description : One day case-based review of emergency radiology with radiologists Dr Andrew Dixon and Dr Craig Hacking. Learn how to detect important pathologies on x-ray and CT, and how to avoid common interpretation pitfalls. Course Topics : • Upper limb injuries (x-ray) • Lower limb injuries (x-ray) • Chest emergencies (x-ray, CT) • Abdominal emergencies (x-ray, CT, US) • Spine emergencies (online video) • Brain emergencies (CT) • Interactive finale Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 21, 2018 | CME 7.00 | USD $275 | Brisbane, Queensland
Maladaptive Attachment, Trauma and Dissociation: Implications for Longer Term Work is organized by The Professional Development People (PDP) and will be held on Oct 21, 2018 at Park Regis North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7 CPD hours. Course Description: Attachment Theory has offered a truly valuable framework to understand many of the mental health care risks associated with childhood difficulties. Indeed, research in key areas of risk is increasing at exponential rates. This seminar focuses on longer-term work with maladaptive attachment and the accompanying experience of trauma and dissociation. New to this year’s 4th seminar series will be an added focus on current views in the memory sciences and considerations of attachment for the therapeutic relationship. The first half of the day will focus on identifying the lifespan risks associated with maladaptive attachment. Two associated phenomena will also be considered: trauma and dissociation. The evidence for attachment risk and psychopathology will be shown to be considerable and growing, especially as regards both borderline personality disorder (BPD) and trauma related disorders. An important associated question will also be addressed: What are the developmental trajectories associated with childhood disorganised attachment and adult unresolved attachment, and how might attachment experiences change across the lifespan? Indeed, a new measure of adult disorganization will also be introduced. The seminar will explore how attachments evolve across the lifespan, are not set in stone and may be expected to demonstrate both continuity as well as change. Maladaptive attachment will also be shown to be strongly associated with trauma and dissociation. The seminar will also clarify ‘what’ we may treat in therapy: ‘changing attachment’—a lifespan dynamic personality construct, ‘resolving trauma’—a causal contributor to disorder—, ‘modifying dissociation’—a consequent symptom. Conference Objectives are : • Identify important dimensions of maladaptive attachment and how they differ from more functional styles. • Differentiate the more reliable depictions of attachment, trauma and dissociation from less helpful oversimplifications. • Explore the breath of the latest findings within the study of attachment risk and psychopathology • Identify and integrate current conceptual and empirical findings for important phenomena of trauma and dissociation [including DSM5 and alternative depictions]. • Recognise and work with key components in longer term case based approaches [e.g. issue/goal identification, diagnosis, transference/countertransference, supervision, ‘getting stuck’]. • Clarify clinical responses for maladaptive attachment, trauma and dissociation. • Evaluate options for longer term work that may sit outside 10 session models. • Gain a current understanding of childhood attachment risk and implications for adults. • Apply current findings from the memory sciences to work. • Expand skills and practice interventions for working with trauma and a dissociation.
Oct 22 - 23, 2018 | CME 11.00 | AUD $520 | Brisbane, Queensland
Nursing People with Addictions Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 22 - 23, 2018 at ibis Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.00 CPD Hours. Conference Overview: Nurses are in contact with people suffering from substance use and dependence in a variety of healthcare settings. This is often associated with a multitude of complex acute and chronic problems, either as a by-product of the person’s dependence or as a contributing factor. Attend this highly interactive seminar and find out: • The brain and substance abuse • What tips the scales towards dependency? • How can you assess addictive behavior? • What is best evidence treatment? • Withdrawal management • Harm reduction and resources • Pharmaceutical misuse • Communicating effectively with people who engage in substance misuse Need for Program: Alcohol and other substance misuse are now considered a major public health problem. Nurses in a range of specialties and settings are very likely to come into contact with people who have become addicted to one or more of the variety of substances of dependence. The consequences for the individual and the community are significant. It has been estimated that the annual economic cost of alcohol and illicit drug misuse to Australian society is $23.7 billion. Understanding addiction, how it affects people and those around them, and the latest principles of effective management is essential to the recovery of people who suffer from addictions and to minimize harm. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with knowledge and skills that can be implemented in all encounters with people who have become dependent on legal or illicit substances of dependence. Learning Objectives: • Use essential evidence-based knowledge and assessment skills during any patient encounter for the early recognition of and responses for people who are suffering from an addiction • Understand the physiology and psychology of behaviors, emotions, and motivations associated with addictions to implement patient-centered care in any setting that enhances recovery and prevents harm • Use appropriate interviewing and communication techniques with people who have a history of addiction to facilitate treatment or progress in recovery • Practice the best evidence relating to treatment and management of withdrawal and detoxification to facilitate a safe outcome for the patient Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 25 - 26, 2018 | CME 10.25 | AUD $520 | Brisbane, Queensland
Palliative Care: CPD for All Nurses Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 25 - 26, 2018 at Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is all nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10.25 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Are you confused about practices you see in your workplace which are considered to be palliative care? Do you want to build your confidence or validate your practice in quality palliative care? Attend this seminar and make a difference. Includes: • Plenty of discussions • Coming to grips with palliative care • Tips for good symptom management? • Putting pain into perspective • Advance Care Planning - what it is and is not • How to have that sensitive conversation • Where are the resources? • Current hot topics Need for Program: Australia has an aging population which has resulted in an increase in chronic illnesses. Consequently, greater numbers of people now require palliative care. Specialist palliative services already exist, especially for complex care needs. However, due to the increased demand for palliative care services, modern policy direction, and national standards indicate that non-specialist palliative care is everyone’s business and should be available to all. This means nurses will be expected to provide a palliative approach to care when needed. It is essential that nurses are provided with the knowledge and skills required to provide good quality palliative care when required. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide education to nurses so they can provide a palliative approach to care in any setting. Learning Objectives: • You will be able to provide a palliative approach to care in any setting • You will more confidently manage symptoms and explain them to a person’s family • You will confidently engage in therapeutic communication with patients and relatives at end-of-life • You will know how to plan and conduct a palliative care case conference Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 29 - 31, 2018 | AUD $1237.5 | Brisbane, Queensland
Psychological Approaches for Obesity is organized by The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) and will be held during Oct 29 - 31, 2018 at Karstens Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is counselors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification. Conference Description : This 3-Day course teaches specific skills for working with obese adults by addressing the practical and psychological factors they may be experiencing. We take a non-diet approach to this issue and concentrate instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase self-efficacy and autonomy. This approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behavior change and body acceptance. This course can also be taken as a 'stand-alone' option for those health professionals who are simply looking to enhance their skills in the area of obesity treatment. In this conference you will learn about : • The mechanics of weight gain and weight loss • Maintaining factors, a model for treatment • Working with ambivalence - useful exercises and tests • Motivational approaches • Hunger and appetite in obesity • Relationship issues, self-sabotage and collusion • Mindset of obesity • Emotional and comfort eating • Dealing with psychological plateaus • Body image interventions After the course : • Health professionals who complete the 3-Day Obesity Interventions course will become an ACFED approved practitioner. You can choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website. • Your work in the field of Obesity Interventions will be in demand and may increase your profitability if you are in private practice and/or may increase your future employment prospects. • ACFED approved practitioners will be able to use our logo to promote their skills, and they will receive referrals, network news, and offers. • This course can also be taken in addition to 5-Day Eating Disorders Essentials course and 3-Day Nutritional Interventions Course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 29 - 30, 2018 | CPD 10.30 | AUD $520 | Brisbane, Queensland
The Unsettled Baby Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 29 - 30, 2018 at ibis Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses and Midwives. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10.30 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Nurses and Midwives working with mothers and babies are often asked what to do when babies remain unsettled. This program gives you insight into this problem and arms you with a raft of resources to help mothers and babies cope. Includes: • Understanding why babies cry • What is the ‘Period of PURPLE Crying®’ and do all babies go through this period? • When is crying considered excessive? • What does babies crying mean? Interpreting the sounds... • How do babies learn to self-regulate and soothe themselves? • Infant Crying and the passage to sleep. How do they learn? • Controlled crying - Good or Bad? • Strategies that families try • Crying and Child abuse Need for Program: Inconsolable infant crying and sleep disruption is a great source of concern for parents. This is a common problem affecting approximately a quarter of all parents. There is an abundance of advice and solutions to assist an unsettled baby - all of which are readily accessible. However, this advice is not always pertinent to a specific baby and parent. Nurses and midwives are important conduits to ensure correct information and interventions get to the parent when they need it most. There is a need for nurses and midwives to be correctly informed about the consensus and best practice course of action to implement in the care of an unsettled baby. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses and midwives with a deeper understanding of the unsettled baby and, using best available evidence, to assist parents and carers to appropriately respond to the infant. Learning Objectives: • You will know and apply a range of theories and interventions relating to the care of unsettled babies • Babies presented to you with unsettled behavior will be assessed to ensure there is no underlying physiological condition • That advice you provide to mothers of unsettled babies will be informed with best available evidence • Parents in your practice will be more confident when dealing with an unsettled baby
Oct 29 - 30, 2018 | CME 11.00 | AUD $590 | Brisbane, Queensland
The Ins and Outs of Bowel Disease Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 29 - 30, 2018 at Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.00 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Bowel diseases are increasing in Australia today and their treatments are increasingly sophisticated. Bowel diseases have a significant impact on a person’s entire health. Nurses are, therefore, crucial in ensuring patients with bowel disease have the best health outcomes possible. Attend this conference and update your knowledge about: • The role of the gut microbiome in health and disease • The huge effects of inflammatory bowel disease • Nutritional interventions for irritable bowel disease • How to troubleshoot challenging stomas • Key medicines used in the management of bowel diseases • The psychosocial impacts associated with living with a bowel disease and much Need for Program: The incidence of people with bowel disease varies in Australia with some, such as inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, being common disorders. Bowel diseases are, by nature, anxiety-producing and may cause very uncomfortable symptoms. Current evidence suggests that the timely management of these conditions and best-practice care is imperative if wellness and quality of life is to be preserved. Nurses frequently connect with patients who have disorders of the bowel and are key in their support and in achieving desired outcomes. Purpose of Program: This conference provides evidence-based knowledge to promote best-practice nursing care of people with bowel conditions. Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, it is expected that the participants will be able to: • Collate information obtained from a nursing assessment of a patient’s health and their laboratory findings to develop appropriate care plans • Use current knowledge about bowel-related disorders and their management to promote best outcomes for patients across the continuum of care • Support patients in your care to deal with the anxieties and emotional strains associated with a bowel disorder • Use information relating to bowel health to promote the prevention of disorders and to educate patients
Oct 30, 2018 | CME 10.00 | AUD $720 | Brisbane, Queensland
Communications Intensive for Hygienists and OHTs is organized by Prime Practice and will be held on Oct 30, 2018 at Novotel Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event for Dentists, hygienists and therapists. This CME Conference has been approved with a maximum of 10 CPD hours. When it’s done right, having a hygienist or therapist can be a great source of additional income and support to your practice, but it can also be fraught with cancellations and no-shows. Learn how to: Create systems and procedures to: • Ensure patients request to see the hygienist or therapist • Maximise the value of the periodic hygiene visit • Calculate the number of hygiene days required • Align dentist and hygienist or therapist philosophies and diagnoses • Introduce a new hygienist or therapist into the practice • Increase patient participation in the active maintenance programme Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 31 - Nov 02, 2018 | Brisbane, Queensland
20th Annual Scientific Meeting is organized by Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) and will be held during Oct 31 - Nov 02, 2018 at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Course Description: The AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting is widely known throughout Australasia as the premier meeting in the gastrointestinal (GI) cancer space. The three-day meeting provides gastro-intestinal cancer clinicians, researchers and allied health specialists with the opportunity to present their research and discuss current challenges and innovations, as well as to hear from international and local leaders on the latest in research and treatments. The exchange of knowledge and expertise is strongly encouraged in our friendly and collegiate meeting environment. The meeting also provides an opportunity for involvement of health professionals in the scientific activities of the AGITG. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.