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.

MND “Ask the experts” online session – 6 October 

Our next MND capacity building training session will be held on Thursday 6th October 2022.

The online session will constitute a Q & A discussion with the multidisciplinary team from Calvary Health Care Bethlehem. The panel will consist of a number of our experienced medical, nursing and allied health team.

This session is ideally suited to health professionals with some MND experience wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the practical management of complex issues in Motor Neurone Disease. The Q&A format is a perfect follow-on from the 2022 MND Vic webinar series and is a great opportunity to discuss current issues and topics in MND care with a panel of clinicians in the field.

Attendees will be able to submit your questions beforehand during registration, or during the session.

To register for the event go here


In the meantime, if you have any enquiries, please email: roxanne.maule@calvarycare.org.au


(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.)
Interactive online discussions about End of Life – 11 November



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

The next online ‘Let’s talk about Death over Zoom’ session will be held on 11 November 2022. 

Let’s talk about death over Zoom –

Friday 11th November 2022 – 3pm – 4.30 pm

Cost: Free

Register here.

Click here > for DoZ dates for 2022

For enquiries about our next discussion, please email: linda.shaw@calvarycare.org.au


Upcoming PEPA courses for General Practitioners – 18 October

We are excited to confirm that our collaboration with PEPA continues in 2022 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.

The next online course is on 18 October

Free online Palliative education session – Tuesday 18th October – Register Now!

‘Palliative Care in General Practice’ – for GP’s – places for GPs and Practice Nurses available

To register visit the registration page here.


For information on these and other PEPA courses go here

If you have any other queries, please contact Margarita Makoutonina for details at: margarita.makoutonina@calvarycare.org.au



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.