GP continuing professional development

Expression of interest: Simulation-based IUD insertion training for GPs

The Royal Women's Hospital is hosting a simulation-based IUD insertion training session. This will give GPs an opportunity to learn and practice IUD.

Booking: Please email the EOI form to to express your interest. Training session will be organised in late 2021, subject to the COVID restrictions.

Places are very limited.

Please note: GPs participated in this training still requires clinical sessions to be qualified to insert IUDs.


  • Work as a General Practitioner.
  • Covered for IUD insertions by their medical indemnity insurance.
  • Have a Practice Nurse with either experience in inserting IUDs or who is willing to assist with IUD insertion.
  • Have a treatment room to insert IUDs.
  • Have completed or intent to complete RANZCOG Long Acting Reversible Contraception training (link is in EOI form).

Fundamentals in Reproductive Endocrinology online workshop

Saturday 13th November 2021

This course is designed for Obstetric registrars, RANZCOG trainees and candidates, general O&Gs, GPs and Hospital Medical Officers interested in reproductive endocrinology and IVF.

Facilitator: Dr Daniel Lantsberg MD MHA, reproductive endocrinology fellow at the Royal Women’s hospital

Date & Time: Saturday, 13th November 2021 9:00 –17:30 (AEST)

Location: Online - live webinars

Booking: Free online registration.

Register here

This conference is Hosted by the Reproductive services unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Program outline:

  • Infertility - investigation and treatment
  • IVF – treatment, medications, complication
  • Fertility preservation
  • egg freezing
  • puberty
  • menopause
  • contraception

For more information, see the downloads section at the bottom of this page.

Shared care webinar

The Women’s shared care webinars took place on the 16th and 23rd March 2021. The recording of both sessions are now available. Please click links below to watch the recordings:

Early pregnancy issues and COVID 19 impact on pregnancy

Syphilis and common skin problems in pregnancy

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) - online workshop 

October 2021

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) training is available for a range of professionals working with families with newborn and very young infants.

Workshop dates:

  • ​Pre-Workshop Introduction: 60-90 mins in your own time.
  • Workshop Day One: Sunday 10 October 2021, 1:30-5:30pm AEDT
  • Workshop Day Two: Monday 11 October 2021, 12:30-5:30pm AEDT
  • Workshop Day Three: Tuesday 12 October 2021, 12:30-5:30pm AEDT
  • Optional Post: Monday tbc 2021, 5:30-6:30pm AEDT

Presented: Live Online via Zoom and NBO Learning Management System.

NBO Master Trainers: 

A.Prof Campbell Paul, Consultant Infant Psychiatrist at Royal Children’s Hospital & Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville

Dr Susan Nicolson, General Practitioner and Infant-Parent Mental Health Clinician at Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville

Email queries: Jacinda Soussan -

Ticket Price:  $495 AUD (including GST)



Updates on screening for ovarian cancer and referral criteria for colposcopy

Tuesday 10th August 2021

The aim of this session was to provide information on recent changes in acceptance criteria for colposcopy and the latest evidence for ovarian cancer screening.

This webinar discussed:

  • Ovarian cancer screening: Has there been any progress?
  • Updates on referral criteria for colposcopy

Date: 10th August 2021


Assoc Prof Orla McNally

Associate Professor Orla McNally, Consultant Gynaecologist Oncologist and Director of Oncology/Dysplasia clinic, Royal Women’s Hospital

Dr David Wrede

Dr David Wrede, Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for Dysplasia, Royal Women’s Hospital.

The recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube:

Watch here

Women's Alcohol and Drug Service teleECHO sessions

Workshops held through the year

The Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) offers free statewide professional education and training and secondary consultation for GPs and other health professionals.
Online education sessions using ECHO offer specialist knowledge and support in the management of women using drugs and alcohol during the perinatal period.

To view and register for upcoming sessions visit the Women's Alcohol & drugs education & training webpage. 

More information and booking

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