2020 College Learning

About the event

The College Education and Training team have been working hard on preparing a valuable suite of learning for the second half of 2020. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are still firming up exact dates and presenters but below is a list of topics you can expect in the coming months.


Webinars consist of a live presentation (of up to 2 hours) followed by an interactive question and answer session with the presenter. These are usually held from 7.30pm and you can access a recording of the webinar after the event. Webinars have associated assessments which can be completed to acquire ENHANCE Group 2 points.

Webinar Topics coming up

  • Infectious Diseases (with a paediatric focus)
  • Endometriosis
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Adult Asthma
  • Privacy and Confidentiality


Programmes are in-depth learning topics which usually consist of 4 education sessions of up to 2 hours each with multiple assessments. These assessments can be used to obtain ENHANCE Group 2 points and are a great opportunity to build your Group 3 learning goals. Programmes usually run for 8-10 weeks and specific deadlines for a programme are provided before registration.

Programme Topics coming up

Adverse Drug Reactions

This programme will be presented by David Woods, an independent pharmaceutical consultant with extensive experience in pharmacy, education, medicines information and clinical pharmacy practice. In this programme you will learn about adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, drug hypersensitivity, pharmacovigilance, the role of CARM and the importance of reporting an adverse drug reaction. The focus will be on identification, assessment and harm minimisation.

Chronic Pain

This programme will be run “On Demand” which means the recordings are already available for you to work through at your own pace. It is presented by Paul Vroegop, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Pain Medicine Specialist, and Aseni Ratnayake, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Wellington Regional Chronic Pain Management Service. In this programme you will learn about the management of chronic non-cancer pain, different pain mechanisms (including nociceptive and neuropathic pain), the place of pharmacological therapies (such as opioids and cannabinoids) and how mental health conditions and disability are associated with chronic pain.

Keep an eye on Friday Newsroom for upcoming enrolment details.

For more details email: college@psnz.org.nz or phone: 04 802 0030 option 2