Kia ora and welcome to our September update.
PHARMAC seminars continue to be held around the country – recently we’ve been to Dunedin, Auckland, Christchurch and there are some upcoming seminars in Hamilton and Wellington.
Registrations are now open for our three final seminars of the year.
Pacific Island health Aotearoa update(external link) - Monday 21 October, Auckland
The focus of this seminar is on diabetes and cardiovascular health in Pacific communities with an interest in culturally appropriate practices. We have a fantastic line up of expert presenters who will provide a nutritional, pharmaceutical and genetics perspective to help support better health outcomes for Pacific peoples.
CVD update(external link) – Friday 1 November, Hamilton
We're extremely fortunate to have Dr Gerry Devlin, Medical Director of the Heart Foundation NZ and Clinical Leader of the NZ Cardiac Network present an update on cardiovascular health for primary care. Gerry has a special interest in the prevention and management of coronary artery disease, hypertension and heart failure and these topics will be covered on the day.
Dermatology update(external link) – Monday 11 November, Wellington
We're excited to welcome back Dr Amanda Oakley, founder and Editor in Chief of DermNet NZ to present another informative and interesting workshop. A wide range of topics will be covered in an interactive setting including; the skin cancer crisis, eczema, ageing skin and acute rashes. come along with your particular questions and Amanda will be happy to help.
Feedback from the Clinical pharmacology for nurses seminar held in Dunedin included:
“Great delivery of up to date information, all topics were relevant to everyday practice”
“The presenters were amazing, interesting and engaging. I look forward to attending another seminar in Dunedin!”
and from the Mental health and alcohol update for primary care held at Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau:
“I enjoyed the interactive setting in small groups and the role play. It was full of useful information and skills development. Face-to-face is always good.”
“Wonderful training, highly enjoyed it, great speakers, great venue and learned new ways of communicating with patients.”
We now have 43 seminars available online(external link) for you to view and gain CME and CPD points at the same time.
The most recent addition to our online seminar library includes:
Neurology 2019 update(external link)
We were very fortunate to have three neurologists - Drs Anna Ranta, Jennifer Taylor and David Bourke - present often complex information in a practical and easily understood way.
These online sessions present updates on; epilepsy, headache, neuromuscular conditions, stroke, the 60 second neurological examination and movement disorders.
The recent Child health and immunisation update will be available online shortly so watch this space!
BPACnz and Goodfellow resources
You might be interested in BPACnz’s(external link) and the Goodfellow Unit’s(external link) latest education and information materials. You can sign up to receive these at their websites.
We’d like to thank you for your support during 2019 and we look forward to seeing you at one of our seminars soon.
For more information, contact us on email@example.com.