Upcoming Events – Education, Training and Health promotion workshops and events

As a specialist Palliative Care Service and a Statewide PND Service, one of Calvary Health Care Bethlehem’s key roles is to build the capacity of health services and health professionals to better manage the needs of people living with a life limiting illness. We do this through the delivery of workshops, in-person and online training and online discussions throughout the year. Below are some of the key events planned for this year.

Caring ’til the end workshops 2023 
The next CHCB ‘Caring ’til the end’ workshops will be held on 9 and 16 November 2023. To register click on the link below: 

‘Caring ’til the end’ workshops flyer 2023 


MND “Ask the experts” PND Series – Capacity Building workshops
CHCB conducted a series of 3 capacity building workshops in May 2023.
For enquiries about upcoming PND Workshops please call 03 9834 9400 or email [email protected]
(The MND workshops conducted every year by CHCB Allied Health Professionals, are practical team-based workshops for health and disability sector staff, which provide participants with an opportunity to interact and exchange views around the common presentations, interventions, equipment and technology that are used in the care of people living with Progressive Neurological Disease. CHCB preference is to run themed practical sessions to provide an opportunity to discuss specific clinical approaches in more detail and give attendees hands on exposure to specialised equipment and technologies.)
If you have any queries, please email: [email protected]
Interactive online discussions about End of Life – TBA



An Interactive online discussion for everyday people about life’s most important questions

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the next online ‘Let’s talk about Death over Zoom’ session has been cancelled. A replacement date will be published here shortly. To register your interest in any upcoming sessions please email: [email protected]


For enquiries about our next discussion, please email: [email protected]


Upcoming PEPA courses for General Practitioners 

We are excited to confirm that our collaboration with PEPA continues in 2023 with a full year of courses planned! The interactive education sessions will continue to utilise group discussion and case studies to provide a greater understanding of palliative care.
  • To register for the next online PEPA course presented by Dr Rowan Hearn on 27 July – “Symptom Management at the End of Life for GP’s” go here
  • To register for the online PEPA course presented by Dr Indrajith Jayasinghe on 9 August – “Pain Management in Palliative Care for Doctors in Victoria”go here
  • To register for the online PEPA course presented by Dr Rupert Strasser on 2 September – “Palliative Care in General Practice for Doctors in Victoria” – go here
  • To register for the online PEPA course by Dr Rowan Hearn on 2 September – “Ethics of End of life care for GP’s in Victoria” go here

For information on these and other PEPA courses go here

If you have any other queries, please contact Margarita Makoutonina for details at: [email protected]



Progressive Neurological Diseases Courses and Workshops 

A key role of the Statewide PND Service, in collaboration with community organisations like MND Vic, is to build the capacity of health services and health professionals to better manage the needs of people living with MND.

The Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease (PND) Service at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem offers a range of interdisciplinary assessment, management and education services for people with a diagnosed PND.

PND services include but are not limited to: Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple System Atrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Spinocerebellar Ataxias and others.

Each of these conditions is relatively rare, and as a result community based health care services and clinicians may see very few people with these conditions in their daily practice.


Who would benefit from attending?

  • Health professionals
  • Case managers
  • General Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Allied health professionals
  • Palliative care clinicians
  • Residential care workers
  • Care coordinators
  • NDIS staff



Capacity Building Activities

Our capacity building activities include:

  • Community Education programmes
  • Telephone Consultancy
  • Telehealth education
  • Telehealth  liaison with local teams
  • Onsite training and education to local teams

This commitment to the right service, in the right place at the right time, also drives the Statewide PND service commitment to research.  Ensuring that education provided has a sound evidence base.