An invitation to medical, nursing and allied health professionals to join us at the WARREN BLACKWOOD launch of the SWHPN.
Friday 18 September 2020
5.30pm for 6.00pm start
88 Giblett Street, MANJIMUP
Canapés and light refreshments provided.
The South West Health Professionals Network will provide local health, nursing and medical practitioners with a central hub to access education events and resources, local news and an opportunity to network with other health professionals in the South West.
Come and learn more about this new initiative – RSVP online at ruralhealthwest.eventsair.com/warren-blackwood-launch/warrenlaunch by 5.00pm on Thursday 10 September 2020.
For more information contact Sally Mueller:
T 0400 768 574
The South West Health Research Collaborative (SWHRC) invites you to join us for a webinar on Thursday 3 September 2020 from 12pm – 1pm.
Host: Dianne Ritson, CEO, Lishman Health Foundation
Chair: Professor Gary Geelhold, Executive Director of the Western Australian Health Telehealth Translation Network (WAHTN)
Presenters: Dr Andrew Kirke and Emma Jamieson – South West Gestational Diabetes Research Team
Due to the potential to improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies, screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), defined as high blood sugar levels first detected in pregnancy, is recommended for pregnant women. The recommended oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is difficult to complete, requiring women to fast overnight, consume a sugar drink and have three blood tests over two hours. The ORCHID study found that despite completing other antenatal investigations, half of pregnant women from rural and remote WA did not have an OGTT, with Aboriginal women even less likely to be screened.
Hear about the findings of this study from Bunbury GP, Dr Andrew Kirke and the ORCHID study team.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The SWHRC is dedicated to maintaining contact with health professionals and investigators who have a strong interest in regional health research, including those who registered to attend the South West Health Research Forum. Please share the webinar link with your colleagues and networks.
Are you seeking a scholarship to undertake your PhD?
Do you want to lead world-class research?
Do you have an interest in rural and remote health?
Do you want to be embedded in an organisation that prioritises the wellbeing of our country communities?
Applications are now open for Research Training Program Scholarships!
The Westerman JIlya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health we are very excited to announce that applications are sought for the Dr Tracy Westerman Indigenous Psychology Scholarship Program.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 29 AUGUST, 2020 and can be completed at the Westerman Jilya Institute website: https://www.thejilyainstitute.com.au/apply-for-a-scholarship/
Invitation to apply: Sponsored training opportunities with the Australian Institute of Management WA (AIM WA)
Employed in health care, preferably by a non-government or not for profit organisation?
Located in the South West region of WA ?
Able to attend a course at AIM WA before 31 March 2021?
Applications are now open! Closing at 5pm on 30 September 2020.
How to apply:
Visit www.aimwa.com to search the courses that are available. Some courses are excluded, as listed in the attached application form.
Complete the attached application form and forward to WACHSResearchandInnovation@health.wa.gov.au by 5pm on 30 September 2020.
Supported by the WA Country Health Service, Lishman Health Foundation and AIM WA Pinnacle Awards.
Raising awareness of mental wellbeing
Strong Roots: The Busselton Blue Tree Mental Wellbeing fundraiser is a project aiming to raise awareness of mental wellbeing and reduce the stigma around mental health. The fundraiser is aligned with the Busselton community’s work to erect a symbol of hope – a blue tree. The tree will be re-engineered, painted blue and located in a highly visible spot. This will serve as a powerful conversation starter and remind people to check in with themselves and their loved ones.
The fundraising raffle will contribute funds to 3 important not for profit organisations:
- Blue Tree Project – and their community tree painting days plus work in schools to promote awareness of the importance of mental health.
- Shining Hope WA – who support families where there has been a suicide plus their work to fund mental health first aid training.
- The Man Walk Community – who are combating isolation by encouraging men to get together to walk, talk and support one another.
Tickets are priced at $5 each, 2 tickets for $10, 3 tickets for $15, 4 tickets for $20, 5 tickets for $25, 10 tickets for $50, 20 tickets for $100.
1st Prize valued at $5,000: The ultimate luxury and rejuvenating trip for 4 adults to the Busselton Margaret River Region:
Enjoy luxury accommodation with a range of incredible experiences that will immerse you in the nature, food and wine of the Busselton Margaret River region of Australia’s South West. Recharge your mental and physical well being with 3 nights at the spectacular Talo House in Eagle Bay, a jewel of the Margaret River region.
Applications are now open for the 2021 intake of the Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) run through the University of Western Australia (UWA).
This year the online program will be offered nationally and internationally to clinicians with a background in psychology, speech pathology, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, medicine and other relevant disciplines.
The aim of the course is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and clinical skills required to participate in team-based assessment and diagnosis of FASD. You can find information about the course, as well as a link to the application, on the UWA website here.