Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to our August e-bulletin for 2017 and whilst we are on welcomes I would like to introduce you to our two new team members: Professor Barby Singer, who is working in the Allied Health Lead role and Fiona Waller who has joined the team in a development facilitator role. Both started their health professional careers as physiotherapists and may be known to you in their various roles around WA Health.

We have had a busy couple of months attending, and presenting at some excellent conferences locally and nationally including the Australian and New Zealand Health Professions Education (ANZAHPE) Conference, Western Australian Mental Health Conference and the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) Scientific Meeting. More details about our contributions at these events can be found below.

The WA Chapter ARNA study day held on Friday 18th of August was very well attended. TRACS WA was delighted to be able to support a number of staff from rural areas to attend through our Learning Fund. We look forward to sharing their learnings via our website in the coming weeks.

Speaking of our Learning Fund, we are delighted to report recent positive outcomes that have been achieved through the provision of this fund. Sponsorship was offered to Brooke Rendell to attend the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) conference.   Brooke has shared several conference presentations, references, handouts, clinical resources from the event with staff at her site, and within her WACHS network.

TRACS WA is dedicated to supporting WA Health clinicians working in subacute care to access training they need that will support delivery of effective interprofessional care. Funds are available to assist in the costs of registration and some other related expenses.  We also provide grants to organisations to assist with transition to evidence-based practice and support strategic partners who are advancing subacute care. For more information please visit our grants for training page on the TRACS WA website.

In early August we supported the Parkinson’s combined education meeting which was well attended both in person and for the first time, via videoconferencing. The meeting included excellent presentations from four clinicians from the FHHS Parkinson’s services.  The presentation material from the meeting is available on the TRACS WA website for your interest.

We are looking forward to the latter part of our year. Be sure to regularly check your email and our website for relevant Upcoming Events. TRACS WA is also in the process of planning our training for next year so keep a look out for our invitation for training opportunities – our calendar fills up very quickly!

Best wishes,

Lisa Majteles, A/Unit Coordinator, TRACS WA

Feature – TRACS WA successful in attaining an eLearning grant
Every year eLearn Australia, a private organisation based in Queensland, supports teams across Australia to integrate technology into their learning strategies through an eLearning Incubator program. This year our TRACS WA team submitted an application for the grant and we are delighted to be chosen. The $10 000 incubator grant will provide us with the opportunity to enhance our flagship Subacute Learning Program by developing high quality, interactive eLearning and embedding this into our existing Subacute Care Learning Program modules.  

Educational Quote 

“Wisdom is the power that enables us to use our knowledge for the benefit of ourselves and others.”

Thomas J Watson

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