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.

Weekly Spring Progressive Neurological Diseases courses this September and October

(Weekly Thursday online events from 2-4pm) 

Click here to register now.

Specialist MND interdisciplinary workshops. Suitable for health professionals wishing to develop a deeper understanding of practical management of complex issues in MND.

Interactive livestream workshops with case presentations, practical tips and Q &A discussions with the multidisciplinary team from Calvary health Care Bethlehem.


Thursday 30 September – 2.00-4.00pm

Secretion and respiratory management


Thursday 7 October –  2.00 – 4.00pm

Functional Positioning and Comfort


Thursday 14 October – 2.00 – 4.00pm

Complex intervention decisions


Click here to register now.



These 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. A number of themed practical sessions will be run that will provide an opportunity to discuss specific clinical approaches in more detail and give attendees hands on exposure to specialised equipment and technologies.

For enquiries about upcoming courses, please email: roxanne.maule@calvarycare.org.au


Upcoming PEPA courses for General Practitioners

Pain Management in Palliative Care for GP’s – 20 July – to register, click here.

On 20 July, in collaboration with Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA),  Calvary Health Care Bethlehem are planning a special PEPA GP workshop facilitated by Dr Fiona Runacres – Palliative Specialist at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.  The workshop is specifically catered to General Practitioners who care for people with a life-limiting illness and for practice nurses.

The Next CHCB and PEPA online collaborations is on the  23 September 2021.

For information on these and other PEPA courses go here

The interactive education sessions will utilise group discussion and case studies to provide a greater understanding of palliative care.

You can access the program of PEPA courses for the year here:  CHCB PEPA COLLAB COURSES FOR 2021


Interactive online discussions about End of Life 


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

Cost: Free

For enquiries about our next discussion, please email: karen.bolger@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.