Upcoming Medical Conferences in PerthSearch Criteria : Australia Perth
Jan 12 - 13, 2019 | AUD $1795 | Perth, Western Australia
Windows to the Heart: Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Workshop is organized by Cardiac Skills Australia and will be held from Jan 12 - 13, 2019 at QT Perth, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is intensivists, emergency physicians, anaesthetics, rural GPs & cardiology trainees. Conference Description: The aim of the conference is to provide physicians with all the necessary skills to become proficient in the performance and diagnosis of the focused echo exam. Our experienced echocardiography educators will simplify the echo exam through our proven step-by-step approach and comprehensive hands-on component Conference Topics: • Echo Applications - Echo Acoustic Windows & Image Orientation • Valvular Assessment • LV/RV Function & Filling Status • Haemodynamic Assessment & Calculations • Basic Echo in Life Support • Rapid Cardiac Echo • Echo Features of Cardiac Pathologies - Pericardial Disease • Cardiac Tamponade • AMI • Aortic Dissection • Shock • Pulmonary Embolus • Pneumothorax Conference Objectives: • To appreciate heart anatomy • Understand acoustic windows and imaging planes used in echo • Outline common pathologies associated with the heart • Describe how echo is used to measure cardiac output, stoke volume, ejection fraction, aortic valve area etc. • Appreciate echo as a tool to assess left and right systolic function • Understand echo image orientation • Understand the basic principles of Doppler haemodynamics • Provide delegates with tutor assisted 'hands-on' echo practice • Appreciate normal values in an echo examination • Understand the limitations of the Doppler technique • Understand the components of a focused echo examination • Outline the role of echo in life support • Appreciate the use of rapid cardiac echo in the critically ill • Identify common ultrasound artifacts Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 01, 2019 | Perth, Western Australia
JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills Workshop is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held on Feb 01, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Junior Doctors - Interns, RMO/Residents & Service Registrars. Conference Description: This Workshop aims to assist Junior Doctors in attaining an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for minor surgery. Designed in response to feedback from Junior Doctors, this workshop features additional content specifically designed to meet the essential surgical skills required to apply for specialty training. This conference focuses on the most commonly performed surgical procedures. Safety is emphasised as well as the hands-on consolidation of existing skills and the acquisition of one sound technique in each skill area. Junior Doctors will be equipped with a reliable foundation in minor surgical skills, utilising RACS certified techniques. It is an excellent introductory level workshop in a supportive environment for participants with limited background in procedural skills. Conference Objectives: ○ Surgical Set Up: • Instrument set up, hand hygiene, gowning and surgical prepping ○ Instrumentation • Educates participants in safe handling practices and appropriate instrument choice ○ Knot Tying • Teaches knot tying appropriate to a variety of suturing techniques, including both single and double hand ties ○ Local Anaesthesia • Assists in the safe planning, choice and administration of local anaesthesia ○ Suturing Technique • Participants will take part in hands-on session teaching a variety of suturing techniques including mattress and subcuticular suturing ○ Lesion Biopsy • A further hands-on session teaching sub-cutaneous skin biopsy and lesion excision ○ Electrosurgery • A presentation and demonstration on the safe use of diathermy. Includes bi-polar, mono-polar, sonicision and laser techniques. ○ Dressings • A presentation on wound assessment, indications and types of dressings, and basic burns management. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 08 - 09, 2019 | Perth, Western Australia
Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held from Feb 08 - 09, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. The Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop has been designed for practitioners embarking on a career requiring the regular use of GI endoscopic skills. The major emphasis of the workshop will be on gaining practical experience. The workshop will focus on the basic techniques necessary to safely carry out a gastroscopy and colonoscopy, and will provide frequent opportunities for supervised practise of these skills on endoscopy simulators. Participants will use animal (porcine) tissue* models (Koken model, EASIE, Endo-trainer) and the computerised EndoscopyVR simulator. The EndoscopyVR simulator offers superior force feedback sensation and physiological and anatomically correct simulation for the Trainee. Workshop Content: Practical Stations include: • Endoscope handling and troubleshooting of common equipment problems • Basic methods in gastroscope insertion and examination of the upper GI tract • Basic methods in colonoscope intubation and examination of the lower GI tract • Recognition of upper and lower GI common pathology • Polypectomy using the EndoscopyVR Simulator Endoscopic techniques to treat the following conditions will be demonstrated: • GI bleeding (injection, diathermy and clipping) • Oesophageal strictures (oesophageal dilation) • Mucosal polyps (polypectomy) • Foreign body retrieval Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 12, 2019 | CME 8.00 | Perth, Western Australia
Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held on Feb 12, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Accreditations: This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online. This practical one day cadaveric workshop is unique in the southern hemisphere. Entirely hands on, this pilot workshop is designed in direct response to WA Trainee feedback and is suitable for Trainees in Plastic Surgery. It features concurrent full day Junior and Senior Trainee practical sessions designed to increase knowledge and the acquisition of technical skills in lower limb flap procedures. Each session is tailored to provide Trainees with appropriate surgical training for their level of ability and skill set. The workshop will provide participants with exposure to mandatory flap procedures and specialist / advanced flap procedures of increasing importance in clinical plastic surgery practice. The Junior Trainee Practical Session is suitable for Service Registrars and Junior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery. The Senior Trainee Session is suitable for Senior SET Trainees and Fellows in Plastic Surgery. Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. Workshop Content: The Junior Trainee Session will focus on the following cadaveric (leg) practical procedures: • TFL flap • Gracilis flap • Posterior tibial perforator / propeller flaps • Gastrocnemius flap The Senior Trainee Session will offer the following cadaveric (leg) practical procedures: • ALT flap • Fibular flap • Groin flap - pedicled and ‘free’. Includes the SCIP flap The following procedures may be performed if time permits, and in response to participant interest: • Medial Sural flap • Reversal Sural flap • Medial Genicular Osteoperiostal flap • Medial Plantar flap • DCIA flap Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 14, 2019 | Perth, Western Australia
JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery Workshop is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held on Feb 14, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of RACGP QI & CPD Program - Total Points 40 (Category 1). Conference Description: This conference provides participants with the opportunity to learn skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. This highly interactive workshop features case discussion with demonstration videos, discussions and demonstrations on laparoscopic suturing models. The program allows sufficient time for practising skills. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have gained knowledge and familiarity with the physiology, basic techniques and technical skills required for minimal access surgery. This will enable them to effectively assist on laparoscopic surgeries when they return to their hospital setting. Participants are welcome to further practice laparoscopic techiques and extend their professional development by utilising CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Lab. Workshop Content: The workshop focuses on the following areas: • Overview on laparoscopic equipment and set-up • Trouble shooting • Visual axis of laparoscopic ergonomics • Patient positioning • Pre and post-procedure practical skills assessment Demonstration and Practical Stations: • Entry techniques • Trocar placement • Skills exercise using elastic bands / gloves / bolts and sugar cubes • Electrosurgery / hook diathermy • Knot tying single handed • Two handed / instrument • Endoloops • Closing ports Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 15, 2019 | Perth, Western Australia
Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held on Feb 15, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s Core Skills or JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome. Conference Description: This conference covers the most efficient techniques for laparoscopic intra and extracorporeal knot tying and intracorporeal suturing. This workshop will increase technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie intra and extracorporeal knots. Practical sessions feature a dedicated work station for each participant, with assistance provided by a medical student camera operator. It is suitable for Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery workshop are also encouraged to register. Conference Objectives: The workshop will focus on the following tasks: • Passing a ligature • Extracorporeal knot tying • Intracorporeal suturing – placing sutures • Intracorporeal knot tying • Formation and use of endoloop Practical Animal Tissue Based Surgical Skill Stations • Laparoscopic suturing of enterotomies • Laparoscopic appendicectomy • Laparoscopic assisted gastrostomy It utilises a range of animal and synthetic models for the practical skill stations. The workshop will also feature case scenarios and discussions, whilst also allowing sufficient time to practise skills. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 25 - 26, 2019 | CPD 10.15 | AUD $540 | Perth, Western Australia
Mindfulness in Nursing Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Feb 25 - 26, 2019 at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10.15 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Excessive stress has a significant impact on wellbeing and quality of life, and is a major health issue in contemporary society. Work-related stress has increased, and is a growing challenge for health care workers, managers, organisation’s and the community generally. Unmanaged stress is known to have a detrimental effect on staff wellbeing, with increased absenteeism, staff turnover, and reduced performance, all of which affect working relationships, staff-staff and nurse-patient interactions. Attend this seminar to discover what mindfulness is and how mindfulness training can be used in our daily lives, the workplace, and in assisting patients. Learn how mindfulness can: • Reduce stress and burnout in staff • Improve focus and concentration • Contribute to the management of a variety of conditions such as anxiety and depression, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, pregnancy and childbirth • Improve patient care and health outcomes Need for Program: Mindfulness training has been found to reduce stress and burnout in staff, improve focus and concentration, and improve patient care. Evidence-based mindfulness programs, interventions, and techniques have been found to assist in the management of a variety of conditions such as anxiety and depression, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood, and enhancing the wellbeing of university students. Mindfulness can be used in our daily lives, the workplace, and in assisting patients. Mindfulness is about being aware and non-judgmentally accepting thoughts, emotions and body sensations as they arise, noticing their impermanence and letting them pass. This increases our ability to pay attention to what we are doing and regulate our thoughts, emotions and body sensations. Paying attention, self-regulation and compassion for self and others is essential to our own wellbeing and to the provision of high-quality patient care. With increasing busyness and distractions in the workplace, it can become very difficult for nurses and midwives to remain focused and present to the needs of those for whom they provide care. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this interactive program is to provide an introduction to mindfulness practice. By considering the principles of mindfulness and the evidence for its use in healthcare, participants will gain insight into how mindfulness can be used by nurses and midwives to reduce stress and risk, improve wellbeing and enhance care in the workplace. Learning Objectives: • Explain what is meant by the term “mindfulness” and discuss how it is being used in health care • List at least three benefits of how practising mindfulness can result in the provision of high quality health care • Explain how mindfulness can reduce risk in health care delivery • Use a range of mindfulness techniques for self-care, and apply these to improving patient care Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 16, 2019 | CME 40.00 | Perth, Western Australia
The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held on Mar 16, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 40 Credits. The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block Workshop aims to increase breadth and depth of theoretical, anatomical and practical knowledge in relation to peripheral nerve block techniques and safety. Other outcomes include the improvement of ultrasound skills required to perform a peripheral nerve block correctly and safely as well as an increased awareness of the risks of peripheral nerve blocks and their reduction. This workshop is aimed at emergency physicians and general practitioners wishing to improve their anatomical knowledge and understanding of peripheral nerve blocks. It may be also of benefit for Emergency Department nurses and nurse practitioners. Workshop Content: The workshop features rotating demonstration and ultrasound guided practical stations with 4 participants per group, utilising: • Faciomaxillary and jaw blocks • Femoral/sciatic nerve blocks • Forearm/wrist blocks • Knee/ankle/foot blocks • Thoracic paravertebral/intercostal blocks • Brachial plexus blocks Animal Tissue Model Utilising Ultrasound and Needle: Thoracic paravertebral/intercostal blocks involving needle insertion practice on porcine tissue. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 22, 2019 | Perth, Western Australia
The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held on Mar 22, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. CTEC’s new The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing is a highly practical workshop aiming to introduce the GP and Nurse Practitioner to the fundamental knowledge and techniques required for patient assessment, suturing and knottying skills. This workshop is of particular relevance for GPs and Nurse Practitioners with limited clinical exposure to minor surgical techniques and those wishing to consolidate experience. It is strongly recommended as a foundation suturing workshop for GPs wishing to attend CTEC’s The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries workshop. The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing workshop features a combination of didactic sessions, demonstrations and hands-on sessions utilising animal tissue and other simulation models. It includes a one hour free practice session. Workshop Content: Demonstration and Practical Sessions: • Instrument choice and handling • Knot tying • Suture choice • Needle safety • Suture material • Needle holders • Simple suturing • Mattress suture • Making an incision • Planning an incision • Subcuticular suture • Aberdeen knot • Excising a skin lesion Workshop presentations: • General principles • Assessment of patient • Should you suture? • Assessment of wound Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 29, 2019 | USD $1245 | Perth, Western Australia
Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop is organized by Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC) and will be held on Mar 29, 2019 at CTEC - Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Vascular and General Surgery Trainees. Conference Description : The Vascular Surgery Trainee Workshop provides Vascular and General Surgical Trainees the opportunity to learn new skills in a range of vascular surgery procedures. It is a full-day hands on cadaveric workshop with a focus on surgical dissection, with vascular anastomosis on animal tissue. Limited places are available for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. The Workshop’s anatomy-based program aims to provide both Vascular and General Surgical Trainees with an understanding of historical and contemporary surgical techniques, the immediate anatomy of the structures operated on and adjacent structures which may be involved in the event of other co morbidities or complications. It utilises a combination of pre-reading, discussion and dissection. Conference Objectives are : ○ Anatomy relating to : • The neck. • The abdomen. • The femoral triangle. ○ Prior to each procedure there will be an anatomy short session and a brief discussion of specific objectives to be reached. ○ The following procedures will be demonstrated and performed: • Exposure of the common carotid artery and its bifurcation +/- patch closure. • Approaches to the infra-renal aorta and its branches. • Aortic grafting. • Vascular exposure in the femoral triangle proceeding to high saphenous ligation and profundaplasty. • Benchtop anastomotic techniques using porcine aorta. • Below knee amputation (subject to availability of cadaveric material). Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.