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Pre-Congress Workshops

The following Pre-Congress Workshops are scheduled for Saturday 11 April and Sunday 12 April 2015. Workshop numbers are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Saturday 11 April 2015

Sunday 12 April 2015

Each workshop is subject to sufficient attendance and may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached; in which case fees paid will be fully refundable.


Diplomates Day One: Obstetrics

Saturday 11 April 2015, 0825-1700

Facilitators: Various
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost:  A$480
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and lunch and one ticket to the Diplomates Cocktail Reception held on Saturday 11 April 2015 at 1700-1830 hours
Participants: Limited to 75 participants

Please note that the Diplomates Day One: Obstetrics is now full.

The Diplomates Day program has been prepared by the RANZCOG GP Obstetric Advisory Committee and each day is tailored to meet the needs of RANZCOG Diplomates. As the program is limited to 75 participants, preference will be given to RANZCOG Diplomates with a wait list to apply for other registrants.

Preliminary topics include:

      • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
      • Multiple Gestation
      • Genetic Screening – the Role of Cell Free DNA Testing 
      • Obstetric Medicine – Cardiac and Connective Tissue Disease in Pregnancy
      • Progesterone – It’s Use in Pregancy
      • Premature Labour, PPROM, TPROM

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ASCCP Colposcopy Workshop

Saturday 11 April 2015, 0830-1700

Facilitators:

A/Prof David Allen, Dr Jeff Tan, A/Prof Annabelle Farnsworth, Dr Louise Farrell, Dr Simon Hyde and Dr David Wrede

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost:  A$480
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and lunch
Participants: Limited to 150 participants*

* Minimum of 40 participants required for workshop

Speakers for the ASCCP Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Course will include expert colposcopists and pathologist who will discuss topics including:

  • The management of abnormal pap smears
  • A basis for the practice of colposcopy and treatment with laser and letz
  • Current and future screening to prevent cervical cancer
  • Quality programs for colposcopy practice

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IMPROVE Workshop

Cancelled Workshop

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Myosure ® Master Class

Saturday 11 April 2015, 1330-1700

Facilitators: Prof Jason Abbott, Dr Michael Wynn-Williams and Mr Francis Gardner
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$360
Includes: Afternoon tea 
Participants: Limited to 50-70 participants

Hysteroscopic sub-mucous fibroid and polyp removal simplified with MyoSure® Learn tips and techniques from the experts. Hysteroscopic fluid management, a Physicians responsibility.

There will also be a presentation on outpatient hysteroscopy and advances in paracervical and fundal block techniques.

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Perineal Trauma Workshop – ‘Problems Astern’

Saturday 11 April 2015, 0900-1630

Facilitators: Prof Judith Goh, Dr Hannah Krause, Dr Damien Petersen, Mrs Sue Croft and Michael Beckmannand
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$480
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and lunch
Participants: Limited to 30 participants

Please note the Perineal Trauma Workshop is now full.

The aims of the workshop are to update and refine practical and theoretical knowledge/management of 3rd and 4th degree tears. This will entail lectures, videos, case studies and hands-on experience of tears in an animal model.

Video presentation will include repairs of an acute 4th degree tear and a chronic/old 4th degree tear.

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  Obstetric Haemorrhage Workshop

Saturday 11 April 2015, 0830-1230

Facilitators: Dr Glenn Gardener, A/Prof Lewis Perrin and A/Prof Ted Weaver
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$360
Includes: Morning Tea 
Participants: Limited to 40 participants

This workshop will cover the below topics and will feature case presentations throughout, with participants using hand-held voting devices enabling them to give their opinion:

Overview of PPH, including aetiology and epidemiology

  • Blood loss estimation exercise
  • Methods of treatment including the role of a multi-disciplinary team, the use of early warning charts etc
  • Resuscitation
  • Drugs that may be useful and how they work
  • More complex measures eg EUA, Bakri balloon, repair of complicated cervical and vaginal tears, Bakri balloon
  • Complex surgical measures B-Lynch, artery ligations, hysterectomy, invasive radiology

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RANZCOG Fetal Surveillance Education Program (FSEP)

Saturday 11 April 2015, 0900-1630

Facilitators: Mr Mark Beaves
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$480
Includes: Morning tea and lunch
Participants: Limited to 46 participants

Please note that the RANZCOG Fetal Surveillance Education Program is now full.

The RANZCOG FSEP strives to deliver excellence in fetal surveillance education. The program is supported by RANZCOG and incorporates the RANZCOG Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance Clinical Guideline.

The comprehensive suite of educational resources is targeted to improve professional understanding and confidence in fetal surveillance, with the aim of reducing adverse perinatal outcomes.

It is a highly relevant educational resource and risk management strategy for all clinicians, training institutions and hospitals. Visit www.fsep.edu.au for more information.

This workshop will include an assessment, case studies and discussion time and addresses:

      • The physiology of fetal heart rate
      • The normal CTG
      • Maternal monitoring
      • The complete clinical picture
      • The abnormal CTG
      • Interpretation
      • Management

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Birth Masterclass

Sunday 12 April 2015, 0800-1700

Facilitators: A/Prof John Svigos, A/Prof Stephen Robson and others
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$480
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and lunch
Reference Papers Folder
Participants: Limited to 20 participants

Please note that the Birth Masterclass is now full.

This is a full day practical “hands on” workshop for up skilling in advanced obstetrics specifically designed for senior registrars and obstetric on call consultants with a relaxed format and no exams!

Participants are able to join senior obstetricians in learning how to select and counsel women about planned vaginal breech delivery, vaginal delivery of selected twins and rotational (Kjelland’s) forceps delivery.

It is more than an “emergency drills” course as it fosters the true art of obstetrics with a combination of practical tutorials, videos and “hands on” state of the art simulation.

Included in the workshop will be a refresher station on neonatal resuscitation conducted by an experienced neonatologist / paediatrician.

Trouble shooting, dealing with unreasonable demands by patients, when to abandon attempts at vaginal birth, discussion of difficult cases are dealt with in detail.

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Diplomates Day Two: Gynaecology

Sunday 12 April 2015, 0900-1630

Facilitators: Various
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$480
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and lunch and one ticket to the Diplomates Cocktail Reception held on Saturday 11 April 2015 at 1700-1830 hours
Participants: Limited to 75 participants

Please note that the Diplomates Day Two: Gynaecology is now full.

The Diplomates Day program has been prepared by the RANZCOG GP Obstetric Advisory Committee and each day is tailored to meet the needs of RANZCOG Diplomates. As the program is limited to 75 participants, preference will be given to RANZCOG Diplomates with a wait list to apply for other registrants.

Preliminary topics include:

  • Vulval Dermatology;
  • Menopause;
  • The Fertility Time-bomb;
  • Women’s Health Issues Impacting on Future Health;
  • Bleeding Problems:
  • Management of HMB and DUB; and
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology.

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FIGO/ RCOG Human Rights Awareness in Women’s Health Workshop

Sunday 12 April 2015, 1330-1530

Facilitators: Prof Lesley Regan
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$80
Participants: Limited to 50-100 participants

During this interactive session you will be invited to join a table of congress delegates and meet your workshop facilitator. Together you will be shown how to perform an integrated human rights checklist of your last personal health care encounter. At the end of this section you will be able to demonstrate how many human rights you took for granted during this health care encounter.

Your group will then move on to explore a health care scenario using a human rights based approach. You will be given a clinical case study and a list of reproductive health care competencies that will describe how to apply the principles of human rights to the daily practice of women’s health care. A checklist for quality care integrating Human Rights and Health will also be provided along with 5 essential questions to be discussed for each case study. www.Glowm.com

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Laparoscopic Suturing for Beginners

Sunday 12 April 2015, 0930-1430

Facilitators: Dr Michael Wynn-Williams, Dr Tal Jaconson, Eve Health Laparoscopic Fellow, A/Prof Anusch Yazdani and Dr Alfred Cutner
Venue: Skills Development Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Cost: A$330
Includes: Morning tea and lunch
Participants: Limited to 16 participants

Please note that the Laparoscopic Suturing for Beginners workshop is now full.

A pre-course workshop for those looking for an introduction to basic laparoscopic suturing

Course Objectives:

  • Master the essential skills for the laparoscopic application of extra and intra corporeal suturing in a dry lab setting.
  • Learn the different laparoscopic approaches to suturing in the pelvis.
  • When to and when not to use laparoscopic suturing in the management of pelvic surgery complications.

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Obstetric Ultrasound Workshop

Sunday 12 April 2015, 0815-1240

Facilitator: Dr Glenn Gardener
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$360
Includes: Morning tea
Participants: Limited to 50 participants

For health practitioners who use ultrasound in their daily obstetric practice this workshop will provide an update to improve their knowledge and develop their skills. The focus of the workshop is on the use of ultrasound at the ‘point-of care’ for the evaluation of patients presenting with common obstetric problems. 

An expert team of local and national presenters will cover the latest techniques and guidelines for providing ‘point-of care’ ultrasound in your consulting rooms, on the wards and in delivery suite.

Topics covered include:

  • Complications of early pregnancy including miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and chorionicity assessment of multiple gestation
  • Accurate pregnancy dating and assessment of fetal biometry
  • Cervical assessment
  • Placental assessment
  • Evaluation of amniotic fluid
  • Image optimisation for high BMI patients
  • Using ultrasound in delivery suite
  • Dopplers

The format will be PowerPoint presentation and case discussions; all presentations and reference material will be provided to registrants.

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Paediatric Adolescent Gynaecology Workshop

Sunday 12 April 2015, 0900-1630

Facilitators: Dr Charlotte Elder, Dr Sonia Grover, Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe, Dr Amy Mellor,
Dr Saman Moeed and Dr Paddy Moore
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$460 Specialists
A$200 Trainees
A$100 Low Resource Country Delegates
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and lunch
Participants: Limited to 140 participants

This workshop will give both an introduction to paediatric and adolescent gynaecology (PAG) as well as highlight some of the complex problems encountered by gynaecologists and other clinicians working with young women and girls.

The morning sessions will be focused on medical problems in PAG, including menstrual problems, vulval conditions and amenorrhea, together with a debate on the pros and cons of diagnosing PCOS in adolescents. The afternoon sessions will cover surgical problems in PAG including obstructive anomalies, the missing uterus, ovarian cysts and discussion on some potential exam cases.

Note: Participants wishing to register for this workshop who are not eligible to register as a Trainee or as a Low Resource Country delegate (click here to view the list of eligible countries) must register at the Specialist rate.

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Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Workshop – Techniques with Sonar and Sounding

Sunday 12 April 2015, 0830-1310

Facilitators: Prof Peter Dietz, Associate Prof Clara Shek and Dr Vivien Wong
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: A$330
Includes: Morning tea
Participants: Limited to 100 participants

An interactive Pelvic Floor ultrasound workshop incorporating lectures and an opportunity for hands-on experience with live scanning by participants to illustrate the main clinical applications of the technique for urinary incontinence, female pelvic organ prolapse and anorectal dysfunction.

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RANZCOG Training Supervisors Workshop

Sunday 12 April 2015, 0900-1700

Facilitators:  Ms Lyn Johnson and Mr Shaun McCarthy
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Cost: Nil
Includes: Morning and afternoon tea and lunch
Participants: Limited to 26 participants

Please not the RANZCOG Training Supervisors Workshop is now full.

This one-day workshop on the role and responsibilities of RANZCOG Training Supervisors is intended for current and prospective Training Supervisors in the Core/Advanced Training Program. Senior RANZCOG trainees interested in becoming supervisors following elevation to Fellowship are also welcome. The workshop covers the following: learning objectives & assessment requirements of the FRANZCOG Curriculum; RANZCOG assessment documentation (including the 3-monthly appraisal & 6-monthly summative assessment); formal and informal ways of giving constructive feedback; and dealing with difficult trainees. The workshop is interactive and includes discussions, videos and role plays of difficult trainee-supervisor scenarios.

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Each workshop is subject to sufficient attendance and may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached; in which case fees paid will be fully refundable.