In Practice: Celebrate International Women’s Day

Morgan Liotta

22/02/2024 3:19:46 PM

Be part of the conversation surrounding equal opportunities for women at one of the RACGP events being hosted in all capital cities and online.

Cartoon of five women from different cultures.
The RACGP is hosting inspiring events across the country this International Women’s Day.

This week’s In Practice also features details on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients throughout the perinatal period, how GPs can effectively engage with patients who use domestic and family violence, and college events for Queensland members.
Celebrate International Women’s Day
Face-to-face and digital: 7 and 8 March, 6.30 – 9.00 pm (AEDT)
Join colleagues and friends to celebrate International Women’s Day in person, in all capital cities or online, with events running across the country on Thursday 7 March, and Friday 8 March in the Northern Territory.
The RACGP have partnered with Besins Healthcare and Theramex to bring an eventful evening where attendees can hear from prominent guest speakers, connect with peers and be part of the important discussions around this year’s theme: ‘Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.’
Be part of the conversation surrounding equal opportunities for women; to earn, to learn and to lead.  
Register online face-to-face events in each state
Register online for the virtual event
Replanting the birthing trees: Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families during pregnancy and birth
Webinar: Thursday 21 March, 7.00 – 8.30 pm (AEDT)
CPD: 1.5 EA
GPs play a crucial role in the mental health and wellbeing of families during the perinatal period.
Based on a case study and informed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of ‘being, knowing and doing’, this Emerging Minds and RACGP Specific Interests webinar will explore the practice skills required to effectively work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families during pregnancy and birth.

Register online.
This webinar is part of a four-part series. Register below for the other webinars in this series.

Pivoting to the perpetrator: How to engage with patients who use domestic and family violence
Webinar: Wednesday 13 March, 12.00 – 1.30 pm (AEDT)
The University of Melbourne’s Safer Families Centre presents an online workshop to enhance GPs’ confidence to safely engage with people who use violence.
This workshop is fully accredited as a CPD activity by the RACGP and ACRRM, and fully funded for GPs and primary healthcare providers.
For more information and to register, visit the Safer Families Centre webpage.
Mackay Hot Topics
In-person event: Saturday 20 April, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Venue: Rydges Mackay Suites, 9 Gregory St, Mackay, Queensland  
Hot Topics is a unique one-day educational event for regional Queensland GPs to come together to learn and discuss five current and topical hot topics relevant to their region.
In 2024 the following five topics will be covered:
  • MyMedicare
  • Veteran’s health
  • Dermatology
  • Women’s health
  • Medical termination of pregnancy
Register online.
RACGP Queensland Fellowship Ceremony 2024
In-person event: Friday 19 April, 2.45 – 7.00 pm
Venue: Mackay Convention Centre, 258 Alfred St, Mackay, Queensland  
RACGP Fellowship is a specialist general practice qualification accredited by the Australian Medical Council. To formally recognise the hard work and dedication required to achieve FRACGP, FRACGP–Rural Generalist (RG) or Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP), the next RACGP Queensland Fellowship Ceremony will be held in Mackay.
Invitations and link to register attendance will be emailed shortly.
Personal finance for early career GPs
Webinar: Tuesday 27 February, 7.00 – 8.00 pm (AEDT)
CPD: 1 EA hour
Cost: Free
Personal finance education is crucial for GPs as it empowers them to manage their finances effectively. This, in turn, reduces stress, enhances overall wellbeing, and allows them to focus on providing quality healthcare without financial concerns impacting their mental and physical health.
Presented by the RACGP Victoria New Fellows Committee, this webinar features guest expert Dr Dev Raga, GP and host of the Dev Raga Personal Finance podcast, who will share simplified personal finance concepts and fundamentals tailored for busy early career GPs to help them achieve their financial goals.
Register online.
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