WA Practice Nurses Association, Inc.
(ABN: 77 328 742 618)


WAPNA Seminars are held at the State Tennis Centre in March, June/July and October.

Barring extreme circumstances, there will be no refunds if unable to attend the Seminar.


Please be advised that the 1st annual WAPNA Immunnisation Seminar held annually in March, will only be for existing WAPNA members, who have maintained financial membership by September 2017

Next Seminar is Saturday 28th October 2017

Watch this space!





Remember, attendance at our Seminars earns you up to four Continuing Professional Development (CNE or CPD) points, necessary to maintain your registration. If you attend all three seminars during the year, you will have earned approx 15CPD points (depending on time modifications), towards your annual requirement of 20!!




Members of the Western Australian Practice Nurses Association (WAPNA) meet at 7 p.m. when next advised. .


Venue: Western Australia Primary Health Alliance [WAPHA], 1 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale WA


Topics of Educational Meetings

Date Details
Update: **From April 2016 the venue will be - Western Australia Primary Health Alliance [WAPHA], 1 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale WA 6103**.
Please note:- There will be not be any education meetings on Monday evenings after June 2016 until further notice. When other education opportunity options come up they will continue to be forwarded to members as much as possible.

If you wish to attend, please CONFIRM by contacting Reggie Lau; Email wapnaeducation@gmail.com or Ph. 0449 256 648 - a msg can be left on the phone. This will facilitate catering, arrangement of seating, and preparation of certificates for CPD points.


Diabetes WA Training Events - FREE

(1) - Person Centred Care Workshop will be held on 5th September - for further details please click here.

(2) - Diabetes Update for Health Professionals on October 26th - for further details please click here.

Note that the registration form for both events can be found by clicking here.

APNA - Foundations of General Practice Nursing

Perth 8 & 9 September
Cliftons Parmelia House
191 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

This this highly interactive workshop will provide an overview of the knowledge and key skills required by nurses new and transitioning into general practice, and those looking for an update and will be facilitated by local nurse leaders.

Further details and registration form may be accessed by clicking here.

13th Annual Women's Health Day for GPs and Practice Nurses

Date: Saturday, 2 September, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm

For a flyer and registration details, please click here.
Registration closes 30th August.

Perth Diabetes Care - Health Care Professional Seminars

Please find attached three seminar locations for:

Fremantle- Tuesday 5th - please click here
Midland- Wednesday 6th - please click here
Shenton Park- Thursday 7th - please click here

All seminars are run from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

These seminars are FREE and are open to people living with Type 1, so if you know of someone living with Type 1 please ask them to register.

National Asthma Week 1-7th September


National Asthma Week is held from 1-7 September. Asthma Foundation WA is encouraging organisations to participate to help us raise awareness about the seriousness of asthma. Your practice might be interested in having a display for the week or hosting an event. To assist with the planning of this we have developed a free resource kit that you can register to receive at

Web: https://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/wa/support-us/special-events

During National Asthma Week we would love you to send in photos of your display and any other events that you host. We will share these photos on our social media pages and your organisation will go in the draw to win a $100 gift voucher. Included below are links to resources and referral forms for Asthma WA education services as discussed at the Seminar in July.

For COPD click here.
Telehealth Referral click here.
Education resources click here.

**Asthma WA is planning to hold an asthma educators & spirometry course in November. **
For those who register interest in these courses, you will be contacted when more details are available.

Australian Dermatology Nurses' Association WA Education Day
''A dermatology smorgasbord''
The Boulevard Centre, Floreat
Saturday 9th September 2017

For further details and flyer, please click here.

Epilepsy Action Australia

People living with epilepsy or health care professionals caring for people with epilepsy, can access services and a wealth of resources from anywhere within Western Australia. Resources also include the newly released My Epilepsy Key provided in USB format which contains information and access to special resources for people impacted by epilepsy Australia wide.

Epilepsy Action Australia also provides innovative professional epilepsy education programs across Western Australia to service providers and community organisations.

Phone: 1300 37 45 37
Email: epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au
Web: www.epilepsy.org.au

Cancer Council - PaSCE News

The Cancer Council Western Australia has advised that a PaSCE program booklet for Jul-Dec 2017 is now available. Click here if you would like to view a copy.

Registration forms can be found on the Cancer Council website at: https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/resources/2016-06-20-Registration-Form-editable.pdf

To complete the registration process, the form can be emailed to: pasce@cancerwa.asn.au or faxed to 9212 4334. Phone contact if you have any queries is (08) 9382 9300

Cancer Council's Healthy Living after Cancer program offers support across WA

Healthy Living after Cancer is a free support program offered by Cancer Council WA for adults who have completed cancer treatment.
This program is delivered entirely by telephone and so it is available to people wherever they live in WA. In this program, Cancer Council 13 11 20 Nurses support people to make lifestyle changes around being more active and eating healthily.
Participants in this program receive up to 12 coaching phone calls over 6 months with a Cancer Council 13 11 20 Nurse. CCWA Nurses work with participants, offering support, tips and motivation to help people reach their activity and healthy eating goals.
For more information or to access the program, please visit here for the Cancer WA website, enter 'Healthy Living' in the search box, or call 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'.

Cancer Council's Life Now Program

This program offers free evidence-based group programs for cancer patients and their carers.
Classes on offer include exercise, meditation, yoga and mindfulness. Taking part in classes can help participants cope with cancer-related stress and can improve quality of life.
For more information about these classes, please visit www.cancerwa.asn.au as above and enter 'Life Now' in the search box, or call 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'.

Diabetes WA

Is someone you know at risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

WALKING AWAY FROM DIABETES is a new FREE prevention program that will help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Walking Away is a three hour, interactive program for those who have been diagnosed with pre diabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program will identify small changes that can be made now to help reduce the risk in the future.
For further information of this new program please phone 08 9325 7699

Diabetes WA have advised that all of their patient fact sheets have been updated and would like to make WAPNA members aware that these free resources are available to use in their clinics.

Please visit the Diabetes WA website for details of all of their training courses and events for health professionals.

Please click here to find a wide range of downloadable fact sheets on diabetes for your patients. These national fact sheets are reviewed and updated annually.

To subscribe to e-newsletters from Diabetes WA, please click here.

If you have any queries, please email training@diabeteswa.com.au or phone 08 9325 7699

Asthma Foundation

Please check the Asthma Foundations new website for all current training and education programs on offer:

The new contact details for the Asthma Foundation WA training department are:

36 Ord Street, West Perth, WA 6005
PO Box 864, West Perth, WA 6872
Telephone: +61 8 9289 3600


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