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Are you a healthcare professional looking to stay up-to-date on musculoskeletal conditions?

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA education courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge to optimise the delivery of arthritis care.

AOWA Learning Activities

Stay Updated on Pain Management & Clinical Updates in Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions

Health professionals seeking the latest updates on chronic musculoskeletal conditions can now access AOWA’s online learning activities. Our learning activities are taught by industry experts in musculoskeletal care and pain management.

Key learning areas include:

  • Clinical updates: Delivery of clinical and research information about arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Pain management strategies: Presentation of helpful information and strategies for clinicians, in pain management, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.

Our activities are flexible and available free of charge to provide you with accessible, continuous professional development.

Enrol in our learning activities today to learn about arthritis and other chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Face-to-Face Events

These educational sessions for Health Professionals, titled “Managing Chronic Pain – Including Medicinal Cannabis” is proudly on offer by Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA to enhance your understanding of treatment strategies for people living with chronic pain.

Hosted at the Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse and the Hilton Garden Inn Busselton, these events aim to inform health professionals with up-to-date insights into the field of pain management, with a particular focus on the integration of medicinal cannabis.

Dr. Joe Kosterich, a respected authority in medical practice and a prominent advocate for innovative health solutions, will lead this session. He will discuss the multifaceted nature of chronic non-cancer pain, along with the role of medicinal cannabis in it’s management. The session will also feature an interactive Q&A with Dr. Joe Kosterich.

Participants will benefit from detailed discussions on the following key learning outcomes:
  1. Understanding Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex, multifactorial nature of chronic non-cancer pain. This includes exploring the physiological, psychological, and social components that influence pain perception and the overall management of patients.
  2. Applying Medicinal Cannabis in Pain Management: Learn to effectively assess the appropriateness of medicinal cannabis for pain management. This will cover a deep dive into its pharmacology, potential benefits, side effects, and the legal and ethical considerations involved in prescribing it within your scope of practice.
Bunbury – Pain Management Update

Thursday 20th June
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mantra Bunbury Lighthouse 

Busselton – Pain Management Update

Friday 21st June
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Busselton 

Online Learning Catalogue

When you sign-up to AOWA’s learning portal, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to our online learning catalogue. This catalogue contains expert-led learning activities and provides valuable insights into treatment approaches, evidence-based strategies and clinical guidelines for managing chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Our user-friendly platform allows convenient, anytime access to activities, empowering doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals to learn at their own pace. Join now to unlock unlimited access to our enriching catalogue.

For Online Training:

Medicinal Cannabis: A Crash Course In What You Need to Know

The role of medicinal cannabis in medical practice, the prescription process, and the clinical use of medicinal cannabis in treating arthritis pain.

Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain

Gain insights into pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, along with the significance of ongoing monitoring for pain, function, adverse effects and signs of opioid misuse.

Osteoporosis: Epidemiology, Risk, Prevention, Identification & Treatment

Recognise the importance of addressing lifestyle factors in the management of osteoporosis, including exercise, nutrition, and fall prevention strategies.

Osteoporosis: Pharmacological Management

Gain valuable insights into the initiation and maintenance of antiresorptive treatments, including the implementation of drug holidays as part of a holistic management strategy for osteoporosis.

Online Learning Frequently Asked Questions

AOWA’s learning activities are for health professionals delivering chronic musculoskeletal care, specifically in metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia.

Taking an online learning activity offers several benefits, including flexibility for accessing the learning when it is convenient for you. Furthermore, you are not limited by location as you can learn from anywhere with an internet connection. Our activities will provide access to a range of subjects and topics related to musculoskeletal conditions, enabling you to expand your knowledge as a healthcare professional.

All online sessions are self-paced, which allows you to study at your convenience without any deadlines.

Yes, learning activities can be used towards self-directed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. However, it depends on the specific requirements and guidelines set by the professional organisation that oversees CPD requirements for your profession.

It is recommended to check with your professional regulatory body or association to confirm if the online learning activity you are interested in is eligible for self-directed CPD points.

Yes, you will receive a downloadable completion certificate upon completing the learning activity requirements.

The duration of online activities can vary. Some activities are short and focused, whilst others are more extensive. The duration is indicated in the learning activity description, providing you with an idea of the time commitment required.

All AOWA health professional learning activities are currently free of charge (as of 12/6/23).

For any enquiries related to Health Professional education, please email education@arthritiswa.org.au or call us on (08) 9388 2199.


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