Healthy North Coast Chronic Disease Clinical Society Forum 2023

Together, we can create a healthier North Coast

Chronic Disease impacts everyone involved in managing our populations health. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimated that in 2021 almost half of us lived with one or more chronic conditions.

These long-term conditions continue to pose a significant burden on individuals, families, North Coast communities and the healthcare system. The impact of chronic diseases extends beyond physical health, affecting mental well-being and overall quality of life.

GPs, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Practice Managers care for the health of North Coast communities by managing chronic diseases in their practice everyday. 

Healthy North Coast warmly invites you to join us at your closest Chronic Disease Clinical Society Forum.

The forum will be held in two locations: Port Macquarie and Lismore.

Click below to access resources and presentations from Day 1 of the program.

Please see below link to access resources from Day 2 of the conference.

What to expect:

The Chronic Disease Management Forum is a one-day education event that offers profession-specific streams for primary health professionals, catering to the unique role you play in your patient’s interdisciplinary team. 

You’ll also have the chance to have interdisciplinary networking and cross-collaboration case studies.

Register now for your closest Chronic Disease Forum for:

  • A vast range of chronic disease management topics
  • Profession-specific streams for GP’s, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Practice Managers
  • Interdisciplinary discussions, case studies and networking
  • 6.5 CPD hours

A word from our GP Medical Educators...

"From health issues such as Long Covid, through to heart and lung disease to diabetes and arthritis, our population is struggling with a tsunami of ill health and nowhere is that more apparent than on the North Coast of NSW with our aging population.

Please join us in Port Macquarie on 4th November 2023 and Lismore of 19th November 2023, when Healthy North Coast will be hosting a whole day forum around this important issue. Learn about topics relevant to your own professional stream and then come together at the end of the day for a collaborating case study."


9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome from Healthy North Coast

9:15am - 9:30am

Welcome to Country

Acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Bipai and Widjabul Wia-bal Nations, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. Pay your respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.





Implementing Chronic Disease Management Plans and Health Assessments

Allied Health

Prevention of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Practice Managers

Leading a Practice Team



Heart Failure



Allied Health

Interdisciplinary Management of Diabetes

Practice Managers

Managing Expectations and Performance


Morning Tea





Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Rehab

Allied Health

Utilising Chronic Disease Management Plans

Practice Managers

The Business of Primary Care and MyMedicare



Chronic Liver Disease



Allied Health

Managing Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Practice Managers

Aggression in the Workplace





Chronic Kidney Disease


Navigating NDIS

Allied Health

My Aged Care and Chronic Conditions

Practice Managers

Practice Accreditation





Benefits of Social Prescribing in Mental Health

Allied Health

NDIS and Chronic Conditions

Practice Managers

Customer service and Communication Skills


Afternoon Tea


Integrating Interdisciplinary Care Teams in the Management of Chronic Disease


Wrap up & forum close

*Times are subject to change

Will I get CPD Points for attending?

Healthy North Coast is seeking accreditation for GP’s through RACGP & ACRRM for 6.5 hours.

All other professions will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their self-reporting CPD.

Register for your region's Chronic Disease Clinical Society Forum now!

For more information, please contact Healthy North Coast’s Education Team at [email protected]

The Chronic Disease Clinical Society Forums are developed by Healthy North Coast in collaboration with North Coast Allied Health Association and HealthPathways

North Coast Allied Health Association