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DHAA VIC “Risky Business” Seminar

May 19, 2018 @ 08:30 - 14:00

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Risk Management and Infection Control Update

Presentation Synopsis
Join us along the scenic Yarra at Fenix Events in Richmond for our National Roadshow event on Saturday May 19th 2018. This half day event includes This half day event includes an exciting panel discussion with two Victorian members of parliament, Mary Wooldridge and Nina Pringle, discussing the future of healthcare in Victoria and a session on the proposed changes to scope of practice with our CEO, Melanie Hayes – these sessions will be very interactive and are not to be missed! The day also includes a presentation by Mr Shamus Breen from BMS, our National Indemnity Insurer, discussing strategies to reduce practice risk and an infection control session with Amanda Brown, that will ensure you protect both yourself and the public.

Risk Management
Regular interaction with clients is a daily occurrence for Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists. With this in mind, you may face situations where your clients claim an alleged breach in your professional duties. Beyond this, there are many other risks faced each day, therefore it’s important to have a strong understanding of professional indemnity insurance and ways to reduce practice risk. BMS’presentation will cover examples of industry claims, ways to reduce practice risk and key aspects of the professional indemnity insurance policy, as well as other products available exclusively to DHAA members.

Infection Control Update
Is your infection control knowledge up-to-date? Do you meet the requirements of the National Law? As a registered dental practitioner, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure you practise in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety – this includes knowing how to prevent or minimize the risk of the spread of infectious diseases. This hands-on workshop will explore what documentation is required for your practice and how to follow these critical guidelines, to protect both yourself and the public.

CPD hours: 4 hours

About the Speaker
Shamus Breen

Shamus Breen is presenting and is the Managing Director of the Australian Affinity office. Shamus has more than 20 years of industry experience, having served senior roles at two of the major international brokers in the affinity and healthcare sectors. His passion for creating meaningful member value for associations and its members has seen him focus on this industry throughout his career as an insurance broker.


DHAA Event Regulations
DHAA Members: To obtain the discounted DHAA Ltd Membership price you are required to be a financial member of the DHAA Ltd on the date of purchase.

Student Members: Student Members must be an eligible and current student member of the DHAA Ltd at the time of purchasing the ticket. DHAA Student Membership is free and expires on 30 June of the year following your graduation.

Cancellation Policy: 10 days notice must be given in writing to [email protected], if you cannot attend, to receive a refund. Reimbursements will not be made after this time. Registration can be transferred to another person of the same membership status.

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