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Workshops, training and events

This section provides links to current workshops, training and events that may be useful for people and organisations working to prevent and manage sexual health and blood-borne viruses in WA.

The WA Department of Health also provides a sexual health and blood-borne virus training and events calendar. See the SHBBV training calendar

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Using hepatitis C notification data to increase access to the hepatitis C treatment and cure.

Burnet Institute. This webinar will focus on research findings about logistical, ethical and policy issues associated with implementing a system of hepatitis C notification follow-up to locate people with hepatitis C, inform them about DAAs and link them into treatment. Part of the EC Webinar series

November 18

Online

 

Supporting young people engaging in sex work. 

The YEP Project and Magenta. This free professional development session is for Perth Youth Workers, to enable them to build their skills in supporting sex workers. The workshop will cover an introduction to Magenta’s services and introduction to sex work, sex work in society, tools for working with sex workers and more. 

November 18

Foyer Oxford, 196 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007

 

Sexual Health Update: Clinical and public health management of syphilis in WA. 

ASHM. This webinar will provide Western Australian health professionals with the information and tools required to improve syphilis screening and care for at-risk and key affected populations. The update will use clinical vignettes to illustrate the implications of the infectious syphilis outbreak in WA on health professionals’ practice.

November 24

Online

 

Australia's progress towards hepatitis C elimination: Burnet Kirby report launch. 

Burnet Institute. The webinar will launch the second annual “Australia’s progress towards hepatitis C elimination” report, jointly published by the Burnet and Kirby Institutes. The report brings together data from over 20 sources and provides an overview of progress towards hepatitis C elimination in key areas including: trends in new infections, testing and diagnosis, treatment uptake and outcomes, morbidity, stigma and discrimination, primary prevention, equity, and mathematical modelling. Part of the EC Webinar series

November 24

Online

 

Qualitative Research Methods.

Child and Adolescent Health Service, WA Department of Health. The use of qualitative research methods is becoming more popular in health, either as the primary research method or as part of a mixed methods approach to investigating a health issue. Topics will include benefits of using qualitative research, types of qualitative methods and more. 

November 27

Live Seminar at Perth Children's Hospital, Nedlands and online at other locations around WA. 

 

Hepatitis C for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners. ASHM. This online training course aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners with practical skills and knowledge in hepatitis C diagnosis and care to support their clients and communities.

November 27 and December 4

Online

 

 

Approaches to Syphilis Testing in Remote Settings.  Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, Department of Health. This event is the next installment of the series of videoconferences designed to provide current information and updates related to the outbreaks of infectious syphilis in Western Australia. RSVP essential, by Nov 23. Click here.

November 30

Online

 

WA AIDS Council World AIDS Day.

The WAAIDS Council invites you to save the date in light of World AIDS Day celebrations on Tuesday 1 December. The event will take place in Yagan Square all day which will be opened with a Welcome to Country performance and a community breakfast in the Amphitheatre. There will be information stalls showcasing WAAC and other peer organisations throughout the day, a pop up testing site, an interactive ribbon art installation, and a movie event in the evening. More information will be shared in the coming weeks. 

December 1

Yagan Square, Wellington St, Perth WA 6000

 

The Birds and the BBVs. 

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia. The Birds and the BBVs is a one or two-day training course which aims to bring together Aboriginal Health Workers and others who work with Aboriginal people to increase their knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to yarn with clients and community about why testing for STIs, HIV and BBVs is important and identify ways to normalise testing within a routine health check. 

December 8 and 9.

Aboriginal Health Council of WA, 450 Beaufort St, Highgate WA 6003

 

Impact2020

 

Facilitated by the Centre for Social Impact, #Impact2020 was a series of educational webinars. You can now upskill yourself and view all 35 webinars, hearing from innovative researchers, educators and leaders as they discuss social impact. 

Ongoing

Online

 

STI's in WA Primary Care

Delivered by Sexual Health Quarters, this course is intended to provide primary health care professionals with comprehensive education about discussing STIs with patients, and testing for and managing STIs. It includes public health responsibilities and legal issues, and recommends useful online resources for ongoing use. Participants will have one month from the date of enrolment in which to complete units. 

Ongoing

Online

 

Presenting at conferences

This video resource was developed by SiREN and will to support you to prepare a memorable conference presentation. It will step you through how to shape your presentation, how to prepare for questions from your audience and provide you with three key elements of effective presentations.

Ongoing

Online

 

SHBBV Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Toolkit and Videos

This video series was developed by SiREN and steps you through how to plan, implement and evaluate your SHBBV project. The steps described in the video series are described in the SiREN SHBBV Program Planning Toolkit.

Ongoing

Online

 

Your Cultural Lens

Interactive online cross cultural training package for health service providers. It takes less than 40 minutes to complete and modules can be paused and recommenced at any time.

Ongoing 

Online

 

Hepatitis NSW e-learning Modules

These online learning modules provide a simple introduction to hepatitis B and hepatitis C for anyone working with people affected by or at risk of these viruses. They take just 15-20 minutes in total to complete, and each module ends with a short quiz to check your knowledge.

 Ongoing

Online

 

ASHM Learning Modules

ASHM offers a free range of online learning modules. These modules are evidence based, peer reviewed and tailored to meet the needs of healthcare professionals working with people living with or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis and other blood-borne viruses/sexually transmitted infections. 

Ongoing

Online