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October 2017

Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) 2017

October 4 @ 9:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Melbourne,
65 Queens Road
Albert Park, Vic 3004
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The international is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers, researchers and practitioners. GAPC 2017 will be co-hosted by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) and Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA). The conference will be held over three days from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October 2017 at the Pullman Albert Park Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This conference’s theme of Mobilising for Change –…

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Webinar: Workplace Investigations

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Do you have an unresolved workplace issue? Do you know how to resolve it? This short but powerful webinar addresses key workplace investigation issues such as: why conduct a workplace investigation? when would be an appropriate time? who will conduct the investigation? We will explore trigger points for workplace investigations and provide hints and tips for handling them.

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IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference 2017

October 11 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Melbourne,
65 Queens Road
Albert Park, Vic 3004
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This year’s theme for the IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference is Compliance in Motion and aims to give the participants an overview of how Heath Services manage compliance. The program will consist of an optional workshop, 3 technical site tours, access to the trade area and 2 days of conference sessions. The conference will also feature a trade night in the exhibition area and a conference dinner at Etihad Stadium.  

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Stem cells and muscle, bone and joint health: Hope, hype and reality

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library,
179 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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  This is a free public lecture, but bookings are required. To reserve your seat or for more information contact: Helen Koutsimanis Phone: 03 8531 8045 Email: programs@move.org.au Or book online now

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Hooked on Gambling: By choice or by design

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Deakin Edge Auditorium, Federation Square,
1 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Australians gamble more than any other nation in the world. We spend over $11 billion each year on pokie machines, and 70-80% of all gamblers who experience harm are pokie players. The mental and social harms of gambling are on the rise. Each person harmed by gambling can negatively impact the lives of five to ten others, meaning up to five million Australians are affected each year. Science is providing new insights into the way that gambling machines, like pokies,…

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Managing COPD – Acute/Chronic – October

October 12 @ 8:45 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
AMREP Education Centre,
Ground Floor, 55 Commercial Road
Melbourne, 3004
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This two day program is designed for health profrofessionals to improve their understanding and knowledge in the current treatment and management of COPD.  Taking an holistic approach, the course is presented by team of experts in COPD and respiratory health, including consulting physicians, respiratory scientists, physiotherapists, psychologists and specialist nurses covering both acute and chronic topics. Delegates may elect to attend the full course (acute and chronic) or attend individual specialist days (Acute - Thursday 12 or Chronic -Friday 13 October). 

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Course in Consumer Leadership

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Health Issues Centre,
Level 8 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne,
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The Course in Consumer Leadership (10163NAT) is a three-day course for consumer representatives, consumer leaders and staff of health services. This foundational course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work collaboratively and in a range of settings to facilitate and promote consumer engagement with consumers and health service staff. For more information see the course outline or see the detailed course brochure (coming soon). When will the next course be offered? Thursday 12, 19 and 26 October. The three…

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Course in Consumer Leadership

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Health Issues Centre,
Level 1, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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The three day Course in Consumer Leadership delivered by Health Issues Centre provides consumer representatives, leaders and staff of health services the foundation skills and knowledge to work collaboratively in a range of settings to facilitate and promote consumer engagement to consumers and health services personnel. Consumers attending the Course in Consumer Leadership will acquire the skills and knowledge to be effective consumer representatives and partners in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services. There are no barriers to entry…

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Working together with the police in the family violence system

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Baker & McKenzie,
Level 19, 181 William Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Together with a senior member of Victoria Police we will explore practical and effective ways to seek police assistance for clients experiencing family violence as well as new ways to advocate for your client’s safety. In this interactive workshop you will learn: about the Police Code of Practice for the investigation of family violence about police responses to contraventions of Intervention Orders to use the Code to increase your client’s safety to advocate for police response to contraventions of Intervention…

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Motherhood & the Refugee Experience

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This presentation explores the intersection between motherhood and the refugee experience. War and persecutory regimes tear apart the fabric of society. One of the fundamental threads of this fabric is the role of strong maternal attachment bonds. The role of mother, protector and of primary attachment figure is routinely assaulted in war and conflict. Children are left without mothers and mothers without children. Separation and bereavement are commonplace. Maternal, reproductive and pre-natal health is severely limited in fragile states and…

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