Kimberley Chronic Disease 2 Day Workshop

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Sam Male Room, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

1 Cable Beach Road West

Broome, WA 6725


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Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th May 2018 - Cable Beach Club Broome

Developed in the Kimberley for the Kimberley.

Every year a collaboration of Kimberley health providers organise a two day chronic disease workshop alternating between Broome, Kununurra and Derby. This year it is Broome's turn.

This workshop is strongly interdisciplinary and multisectoral, and open to health professionals of all disciplines, as well as students, researchers, academics and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

The program is focused on issues relevant to the Kimberley, highlighting effective health delivery models in remote areas.

Attendees will go home with new strategies for the management of Chronic Disease and a clearer understanding of services within the region. A great chance to network and develop valuable contacts.

There is no charge to attend but you must register to allow us to plan catering. We understand that it can be difficult to attend two full days and encourage you to attend when possible.


Tuesday 8th May

8:00am Registration
8:30am Housekeeping Chair
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome to Country Yawuru Elder
9:00-9:45 “Mabu buru, mabu liyan, mabu ngarrungu”
The guiding principles of the Yawuru people. This is what wellness means to us Dr Kim Isaacs , Deputy Medical Director , Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Yawuru Traditional Owner

9:45-10:30 Comorbidity:
The Interplay between chronic disease and mental health Dr Jaye Martin, Physician, WACHS

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea
11:00-11:30 Kimberley Chronic Disease Protocols:
Healthy Living and Diabetes in Pregnancy Dr. Sarah Woodland
Kimberley Protocol Team Leader
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services

11:30-12:15 Environmental Health:
Referral Pathways, Follow-up and Outcomes Ray Christophers
Chief Executive Officer
Nirrumbuk Environmental Health & Services
Chicky Clements
Senior Supervisor / Trainer
Nirrumbuk Environmental Health & Services

12:15-12:45 Telehealth:
Bridging services to support the management of Chronic conditions Linda Hannig
Telehealth Coordinator
WA Country Health Service

12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:05 Putting you at the heart of your diabetes.
An interactive workshop on how you can self-manage your diabetes. Sheryl Moore Terri Oliver
Diabetes Educator Diabetes Educator
DESMOND Trainer Boab Health, Diabetes WA

2:05-2:40 Healthy Eating and Active Living:
Community and health agencies working together. A WAPHA ICDC Program.

Bernadette O’Brien Roseanne Graham
Diabetes Educator Chronic Disease Nurse
Boab Health Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

2:40-3:00 NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme)
Why registering is so important to the Kimberley. Stuart Fellows
General Manager Supply & Support Services, Diabetes WA

3:00-3:45 Drugs, drugs and more drugs
Nikki Perry, Senior Regional Clinical Pharmacist
WA Country Health Service, Broome Hospital

3:45-4:15 Question Time
4:15-4:30 Close

Wednesday 9th May

8:00am Registration
8:30-8:45 Acknowledgement of Country Housekeeping. Chair
8:45-9:30 Paediatric respiratory conditions including bronchiectasis. Dr André Schultz, PhD, FRACP, Paediatric Respiratory Physician & Cystic Fibrosis Director Princess Margaret Hospital, Honorary Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute

9:30-10:15 Wet cough in children: keys to effective assessment & management in the Kimberley Pam D'Sylva, Senior Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapist , Princess Margaret Hospital
Doctoral student at Telethon Kids Institute

10:15-10:45 Morning Tea
10:45-11:30 Sleep apnoea: How can we best diagnose and manage this in the Kimberley Dr Justin Barton, Senior Registrar Respiratory Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital

11:30-12:00 Best Practice in COPD and emphysema Genevieve O’Connor, Physiotherapist
WA Country Health Service

12:00-12:45 Chronic Asthma: Navigating the maze of inhalers. The importance of correct technique. Dr Justin Barton Dan Bowtell
Senior Registrar Respiratory Medicine Pharmacist
Fiona Stanley Hospital China Town Pharmacy
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 What we are doing about High Risk Foot Renee Lynch
Boab Health Service Podiatrist - Servicing Fitzroy Crossing, Bidyadanga and Broome
Beth Zubovic
Boab Health Service Podiatrist - Servicing Derby Broome and Peninsula

2:30-3:00 Rehabilitation after lower limb amputation
Genevieve O’Connor, Physiotherapist , WA Country Health Service

3:00 – 3:15 Close. Evaluations & Thank you

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