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 Immunisation Seminar held annually in March, will only be for existing WAPNA members, who have maintained financial membership by September 2017


To view and download the flyer please click here
The new registration and payment link is http://www.wapnaregistrations.com.au.
Registrations close 15th October.




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.


Advanced Care Planning Workshops-FREE
for Primary Health Care Professionals

1. Albany, 5th October
2. Bunbury, 11th October
3. Broome, 18th October
4. Metro North, Joondalup, 26th October
5. Geraldton, 30th October
6. Peel, Meadow Springs Golf Club, 1st November
7. Peel, Seashells Mandurah, 15th November
8. Metro South, Alfred Cove, 21st November

All enrolments are electronic via Eventbrite.
Time - 5.45pm registration for meeting from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Catering - dinner provided.
For further details and registration for the event in your area, see http://bit.ly/pasce1.
Also, for any other enquiries phone 9382 9300.


Diabetes WA Training Event - FREE

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

Note that the registration form for this event can be found by clicking 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