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APNA Continuing Education Workshops for Nurses in General Practice

Want to expand your clinical knowledge and professional skills in an interactive, locally-based education workshop?

APNA is pleased to be delivering a national series of workshops to facilitate education and networking for nurses working in general practice. Between March 2014 and June 2015, a total of 13 workshops will be held throughout Australia including all capital cities.


Shepparton Registration Form 

Please note earlybird registration closes two weeks (Friday) prior to each workshop. 

Earlybird: APNA member $250 / non-member $350
Standard: APNA member $290 / non-member $390

Goulburn Valley Medicare Local nurses recieve $150 discount for the 2014 Shepparton Workshop. Please register via the above form only. Please note that spaces are limited for this discount so be quick!

2014 Workshops

Victoria - Melbourne, 21-22 March
Tasmania - Hobart, 4-5 April
Western Australia - Perth, 2-3 May
South Australia - Adelaide, 20-21 June
Queensland - Brisbane, 25-26 July
Australian Capital Territory - Canberra, 15-16 August
Queensland - Townsville, 29-30 August
New South Wales - Sydney, 24-25 October

Victoria - Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November 2014
Parklake Hotel Shepparton
Earlybird registrations extended to Friday 7 November 2014 - 
Shepparton workshop program

APNA’s Continuing Education Workshops for Nurses in General Practice include: 

  • Two day registration
  • Morning/afternoon tea and lunch on both days
  • Certificate with recognition of up to 10 CPD hours
  • Practical tools and resources designed for nurses working in primary care
  • APNA Endorsed according to approved quality standards

Workshop Program

Designed and facilitated by nurses, with a range of outstanding presenters from across disciplines, these workshops offer nurses working in primary care an engaging opportunity to network and update their expertise in:

  • Lifestyle and weight management: How nurses in general practice can lead the way in supporting patients to balance health, weight and happiness
  • Nurse clinics: Innovative strategies to establish your own nurse clinic
  • Venous leg ulcers: A new perspective using compression
  • Immunisation: How can you increase rates in your practice?
  • Innovative ways to support your work using MBS and the PNIP
  • Nurses as leaders in cardiovascular disease management
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Identifying patients at risk
  • Managing COPD: The role of the nurse in general practice
  • Travel Health Consultation: A Practical Approach
  • The progress of nursing Australian general practice: Opportunities, information and answers

Includes a keynote presentation on Lifestyle and Weight Management from Dr Rick Kausman, author of If not dieting, then what? Dr Rick Kausman, a medical doctor based in Melbourne, is recognised as the Australian pioneer of the person-centred approach to wellbeing and healthy weight management. He has many years of experience in the field of weight management and offering training to health professionals throughout Australia and overseas.


This activity is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

If you have any queries about these workshops please contact Murphy Woods at murphy.woods@apna.asn.au or call 03 9669 7400.