Emergency Medicine Foundation Marks 10th anniversary with One-Day Research Symposium: Spotlight Training & Events

12, July, 2017

12 June 2017

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The Emergency Medicine Foundation is marking its 10th anniversary with a one-day Research Symposium and a pre-symposium Acute Care Research and Translation Workshop on 24th and 25th August.

Research Symposium: 25 August

The EMF Research Symposium is a strategic platform for healthcare professionals, researchers and academics to actively shape the future of emergency medicine research in Australia.

The Symposium will open with leaders in emergency medicine research reflecting on the impact that 10-years of EMF-funding have had on emergency medicine research and discuss the direction that research needs to take. Following this session, Symposium streams will include emergency medicine service delivery as well as core areas of pre-hospital and acute care.

Acute Care Research and Translation Workshop: 24 August

Clinical adoption and research translation are enhanced when there is early and sustained engagement with emergency medicine professionals and this event will also showcase positive examples of this in action. This workshop will provide participants with key lessons for research design, conducting collaborative and multi-site research, and research translation including the development of new clinical guidelines and clinical roll-outs. This workshop is being run by EMF in collaboration with PREDICT.


For further details, see the symposium website or download the program (opens as PDF), and register to secure your place.

PTS17 Forum: Transition and Recovery: Spotlight Training & Events

11, July, 2017

11 June 2017


On the 8th & 9th September, the PTS17 Forum will bring together many people from both here in Australia and overseas who are involved in researching, diagnosing and treating all aspects of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). It follows on from a promise from Stand Tall 4 PTS Founder, Tony Dell, to continue to “Seek more solutions together.”

This is the second International Forum for PTS, designed to bring together people and organizations to share knowledge and advancements in treatment for this illness. With patron partner, the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) (Queensland Branch), Stand Tall 4 PTS is concentrating on Recovery and Transition with special presenters from the UK, USA and Canada giving an insight to what happens in their countries. There will also be sessions on advances in diagnosis and treatment.

For further details, visit the PTS17 Forum website.


Free Consumer and Carer Workshops Across Queensland – ADA Australia (Aged and Disability Advocates): Spotlight Training and Events

29, June, 2017

29 June 2017

Available across Queensland, these workshops can help you understand the new Advance Health Directive for mental health.

The new Mental Health Act is active in Queensland from March 2017. It enables you to express your views, wishes, and treatment preferences formally in a new document called an Advance Health Directive for mental health. This allows you to have your say and plan for future health care treatment if you become unwell.

With the new Advance Health Directive for mental health you can:

  • Discuss future treatment preferences with your doctor and have a formal document to reflect your wishes
  • Inform your treating team about your recovery journey plans
  • Choose support people you trust to assist in making healthcare decisions for you, should you become unwell. You can also set limits on the decisions they can make.

Click here to view flyers for each location.

Australian Winter School Conference – Crossroads: Spotlight Training & Events

21, June, 2017

21 June 2017

Australian Winter School bannerThe national drug and alcohol conference, Australian Winter School conference, is nearly upon us. Held on 27th and 28th July, this conference will be jointly presented by the Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies and Lives Lived Well with the theme: Crossroads.

It is exploring and highlighting the complex intersection alcohol and other drugs have with other sectors with the themes of Collaborate, Coordinate and Integrate. Organisers are drilling down into topics of prevention, harm reduction and treatment. With a focus on innovative practice and new ideas, organisers will spark partnerships, inspiration and advance best practice.

On the second day of the conference, QAMH’s Sue Pope, Manager, Partnerships and Engagement will be presenting with Helen Glover on Stretch2Engage: Co-designing a service engagement framework by the sector for the sector.

For further information, see the conference website for the program and registration details.

NDIS Family Day & Community BBQ Event: Spotlight Training & Events

13, June, 2017

13 June 2017

NDIS Family Day & Community BBQ Event imageTo celebrate the first birthday of the NDIS in Townsville, you’re invited to join local NDIS participants, family, friends, carers and the Townsville community for a free NDIS family day and community barbecue celebration!

Whether you have joined the NDIS or not, bring the family and enjoy a free barbecue, entertainment and the chance to win one of five free family passes to the Townsville Show.

For more information, see the event brochure.

Brisbane PHN Offers PD Opportunity in Trauma-Informed Care: Spotlight Training & Events

6, June, 2017

6 June 2017

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Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) is offering a professional development opportunity in trauma-informed care.  This opportunity is funded by Brisbane North PHN, and is available to relevant clinical and non-clinical staff in this region. This initiative aligns with the PHN’s interest in supporting workforce capacity building, and supporting families, children and young people to have positive service experiences in this region.

This professional development training sessions offer the following opportunities:

  • 1 x day Introduction to trauma training in June at Strathpine
  • 2 x day Trauma-informed care training (specific to children and young people) in June at Strathpine
  • 2 x day Trauma-focussed treatment training (adult trauma) in June and July at North Lakes.


For further information, please review the relevant Expressions of Interest and respond to the designated person by the deadline provided:


Each course has 25 places; priority will be awarded to those staff that work on a regular basis with people that have experienced trauma or have post-traumatic stress disorder. A waitlist will be compiled if necessary.

National Mental Health Forum: Spotlight Training & Events Issue 12

22, May, 2017

Akolade’s National Mental Health Forum provides delegates with comprehensive understanding of how Australia’s health reforms impact their own organisations. Attendees will gain strategic tools to effectively transition and adapt to the reforms, while improving their mental health service deliveries to have a broader impact on the mental health outcomes of Australia’s consumers.

To learn more and to register, visit Akolade’s National Mental Health Forum website.

 *Information sourced from the National Mental Health Forum website. 

Critical Incident Management in Human & Community Services: Spotlight Training & Events Issue 12

22, May, 2017

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On 5th June 2017, Connections Training and Wellness Centre will host a professional development opportunity entitled Critical Incident Management in Human and Community Services (Part 1). 

This half day workshop is specifically designed to assist workers in support roles to improve their knowledge and understanding of risk and how risk is addressed. By establishing trusting and collaborative relationships, workers will be better able to support others to plan ahead, learn from experience and access opportunities for personal development and growth.

This workshop looks at the importance of understanding the Bataris box . It will also work through the COP and POP strategies to assist support worker to work effectively within a recovery framework.

To learn more, visit the event webpage.

*Information sourced from Connections Training and Wellness Centre.

2017 Family Connections Leaders Training Brisbane: Spotlight Training & Events Issue 12

22, May, 2017

National Education Alliance of Borderline Personality Disorder, Australia (NEA.BPDAust), in partership with Queensland Health will be running the 2017 Family Connections Training on 1st and 2nd July 2017 in Brisbane with Professor Alan Fruzzetti.

Family Connections is an evidence-based program for families and friends of people with borderline personality disorder that provides peer support, psycho-education and skills anchored in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). The FCLT will comprise two full days of intensive training to enable participants to volunteer as leaders of the Internationally renowned Family Connections program.

This training is only for those who wish to run NEA.BPDAust’s Family Connections Groups as volunteer leaders.

For further information please download the FCLAT brochure or visit NEA.BPDAust

Norther Queensland myPHN Conference: Spotlight Training & Events Issue 12

22, May, 2017


Logo for 2nd Annual National PHN Conference

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) invites you to join them at their 2nd Annual National myPHN Conference on 8th and 9th July 2017 in Cairns.

This year’s theme ‘myPHN Conference 2017: Transforming healthcare together’ will explore the ever changing landscape of health across Australia, focusing on current health reforms, the future of digital health and what they mean for you.

In one weekend, you will get up to speed on these crucial topics by listening and engaging with over 40 world-class speakers, as well as connecting with fellow health industry professionals.

myPHN Conference 2017 will address how we can work together to provide optimum service to our patients through a series of purposeful workshops and presentations.

After a sell-out inaugural event in 2016, myPHN will this year deliver a conference program to prepare you for the future, with key streams including social determinants of health, partnerships in primary health and digital and data innovation.

Conference Chair, Professor Brian Dolan, will lead the interactive two-day program which also includes pre-conference workshops, myPHN networking events and a Digital Health Breakfast.

For more information and to register, visit www.myphn.com.au

*Information sourced from NQPHN.