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Seminars 2012

The 2012 International Emergency Care Symposium

International Emergency Care (IEC) is a rapidly growing field of interest in global health. It encompasses the work done by doctors and nurses in the evolution of emergency care systems in countries at extreme levels of development. Emergency care providers are collaborating across the globe to provide emergency care capacity development, emergency care specialty development and international disaster response.

Who is the IEC Symposium for? Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine trainees, Emergency Nurses, Paramedics, Medical students, Any health professional with an interest in global emergency health care.

Venue: The Nursing Education Lecture Theatre, Level 2, South Block, The Alfred, Melbourne Vic 3004
Meeting date: Friday 21st September, 2012
Meeting time: 8:30am - 5:30pm (Registration opens at 8:00am)
Cost: $250 per person (incl. of GST) - Emergency Physicians and Other Specialties
$150 per person (incl. of GST) - All others (emergency trainees, nurses, medical students)

Seminar Program and Registration     How to get to Alfred Hospital     Accommodation

Exercise for improving balance and bone mineral density: A workshop on assessment and exercise principles

Why is balance training and exercise to improve Bone Mineral Density (BMD) so important?

  • 25% of people in their 60's & 40% of people in their 70's suffer at least one fall each year?
  • Targeted exercise can reduce a person's chance of falling by 40%.
  • 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over the age of 60 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture in their life-time.
  • The annual incidence rate of osteoporotic fractures in women is greater than the combined incidence rates of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer.

Why should I attend this course? This course will provide you with the skills and tools required to effectively identify people at risk of falling and prescribe targeted and effective exercise to reduce this risk and have a positive impact on their BMD.

Venue:
 Monash University, Level 5 Lecture Theatre, The Alfred Centre, ‘B' Lobby (via Centre Lane), 99 Commercial Road, Melb Vic 3004.
Workshop date: Friday 24th August, 2012
Workshop time: 9:00am - 4:30pm (Registration opens at 8:30am)
Cost: $385 per person (incl. of GST)

Optional extra: 3 hour practical session on use of Pilates for improving balance and BMD to be held on Saturday 25th August, 2-5pm at:
Dynamic Stability, Suite 5-7, 83 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea Vic 3185
Cost: $299 per person (incl. of GST). There are limited places and participants MUST also attend the 1 day workshop on the Friday.

Workshop Program and Registration     How to get to Alfred Hospital     Accommodation

Participants sought - The Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety at Monash University is conducting a study investigating if Pilates can improve your balance, prevent falls and improve your bone mineral density.  We are looking for community dwelling people aged 60 years and older who are able to climb a flight of stairs independently to be part of this study.

If you think your balance or bone density needs to be improved or have parents or friends who would like to improve their balance and decrease their risk of falling, please contact us.  This study has approval from the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee - Project Number CF12/0364 - 2012000165.

VHQA June Education Session 2012

Presenters include: Danny Samson, David Charlesworth and Ian Grisold
Title: 'Making it Happen: Motivating and bringing others along with you'

Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Level 5 Lecture Theatre, The Alfred Centre, 'B' Lobby (via Centre Lane), 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne Vic 3004
Date: Friday 8th June 2012
Time: 10am - 3.30pm (Registration and arrival tea/coffee from 9.30am)

Seminar Program and Registration     How to get to the Alfred Hospital

Speaker Presentations

Prof Danny Samson: Organisational excellence and effective change
Dr David Charlesworth: Herding cats: 5 key strategies for engaging clinicians
Mr Ian Grisold: Taking quality seriously: getting it on the radar of the Board and Senior exec

Emergency Medicine Research Short Course Semester 2, 2012 - Registrations closed

Semester 2 commences Monday 23rd July 2012.

The four (4) compulsory block days will be held:
Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August 2012
Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October 2012

Course Content 
Research Methods

  • Introduction to research methods used in observational studies
  • Practical skills required in the design and assessment of a research project
  • Protocol design, including study type selection, introduction to questionnaire design, sampling methods, and ethics approval
  • Planning data management and statistical analysis and developing a study budget
  • Introduction to the role of qualitative research

Evidence Based Medicine

  • Appropriately formulate answerable clinical questions
  • Scientific literature search
  • Critical appraisal of scientific literature and evidence based guidelines
  • Application of research to clinical practice
  • Barriers to changing practice

When: 6 month course commencing 23rd July, 2012
Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

Program and Registration

The Safe Ward Seminar

The Safe Ward seminar has been developed to provide clinicians with up-to-date information on best practice efforts to improve quality and safety of care on the ward. The seminar will address a broad range of important issues, including:

  • maintaining a healthy and productive workforce
  • reducing medication errors
  • using IT at ward level to improve efficiency and effectiveness of care
  • identifying and managing the deteriorating patient
  • identifying high risks in aged care
  • reducing patient falls; and
  • improving compliance with hand hygiene.

Topics have been chosen in areas where there have been demonstrable improvements in quality and safety over recent years. We anticipate that delegates will leave with a number of useful ideas to implement in their clinical areas.

Who should attend? This seminar is aimed at clinical leaders in nursing, medical and allied health.

Venue: Bayview Eden Melbourne (formerly Eden on the Park), 6 Queens Road, Melbourne Vic 3000
Seminar date: Thursday 29th March, 2012
Seminar time: 9.30am - 4.15pm (Registration opens at 9am)
Cost: $220 per person (incl. of GST)

Seminar Program and Registration     How to get to Bayview Eden Melb     Accommodation

Speaker Presentations

Session 1: Happy staff = safe patients

Session 2: Equipping staff with good tools

Session 3: Monitoring patients and staff

ACEM Scientific Meeting 2012

Emergency Medicine poses dynamic challenges on a consistent basis to all staff who work in its various domains. This meeting will address many and varied themes prevalent in the practice of Emergency Medicine in 2012. Areas such as National Emergency Access Targets and the evolving Quality Indicators will be explored.  The meeting will feature plenary sessions, interactive workshops and a hypothetical.

Who should attend:
This seminar is aimed at Emergency Department staff and Trainees (medical and nursing), Ambulance Officers and Students.

Venue: The Royal Melbourne Hospital Function and Convention Centre, Charles Latrobe Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Grattan Street, Parkville Vic 3050
Date: Friday 23rd March 212
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm (Registration opens at 8.30am and optional breakfast session from 7.30am - 8.30am)

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Emergency Department Management Course 2012

This will be an intense 5 day workshop involving local and international experts. It will be focused on ED management; however experts from other health fields will augment the faculty. The course content has been developed from workshops held in Europe, US, South Africa and Canada.

The workshop will involve pre-reading, self assessment, expert presentations on practice and theory, simulated scenario-based training, breakout sessions and much, much more.

Date: Monday 5th - Friday 9th March (inclusive), 2012
Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

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VHQA February Education Session 2012

Presenters include: Cathy Balding and Jo Bourke
Title: 'National Standards: Quality or Compliance'

Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Level 5 Lecture Theatre, The Alfred Centre, 'B' Lobby (via Centre Lane), 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne Vic 3004
Date: Friday 24th February 2012
Time: 10am - 3.30pm (Registration from 9.30am)

Seminar Program and Registration

Missioncraft in Disaster Relief Operations

This 1-week intensive workshop presents best practices for health personnel in international disaster relief operations. Missioncraft is the art and science of preparing and conducting field operations. The workshop is offered to medical and public health professionals who deploy to acute disasters as full-time, field-based, hands-on providers. It aims to enhance skill sets required for leadership roles such as organizational team leader, or medical coordinator. It is not intended for medical tourists.

Illustrative Topics:
• Pre-departure preparation
• Field briefing
• Rapid epidemiological assessment
• Field reporting
• Cluster system and the inter-agency process

Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
When: 5 days commencing 20th February 2012 (Mon 20th to Friday 24th February 2012 inclusive)
Learning mode: 5 days multi-modalities in classroom setting

Missioncraft Workshop Prospectus 2012     Accommodation Options     Alfred Map

Application: Admission is by approval.  Application Form 2012.  Applications are to be emailed to catherine.pound@monash.edu

Emergency Medicine Research Short Course Semester 1, 2012

Semester commences Monday 27th February 2012.

The four (4) compulsory block days will be held:
Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March 2012
Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 May 2012

Course Content 
Research Methods

  • Introduction to research methods used in observational studies
  • Practical skills required in the design and assessment of a research project
  • Protocol design, including study type selection, introduction to questionnaire design, sampling methods, and ethics approval
  • Planning data management and statistical analysis and developing a study budget
  • Introduction to the role of qualitative research

Evidence Based Medicine

  • Appropriately formulate answerable clinical questions
  • Scientific literature search
  • Critical appraisal of scientific literature and evidence based guidelines
  • Application of research to clinical practice
  • Barriers to changing practice

When: 6 month course commencing 27th February, 2012
Venue: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne

Program and Registration