MELBOURNE

The Challenges in General Practice seminar will include updates on clinical conditions that are often complex and difficult to manage. Update your skills in treating patients with chronic pain, difficult to treat asthma and unusual lipid profiles to name a few. This Australian Doctor seminar promises to be practical, relevant and of real value to your everyday practice.

Date: 20 February 2016

Location: RACV City Club – 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Program Overview:

  • What’s new in travel vaccines
  • Chronic pain
  • Difficult to treat asthma
  • Optional CPR
  • Real world diabetes treatment
  • Tricky lipids
  • Anticoagulation in difficult patients
  • Menopause management
  • Workshop: Patient adherence – our greatest challenge

Speakers

Associate Professor Neale Cohen

GM of Diabetes Services, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute Melbourne

Professor Jo Douglass

Head of Department of Immunology and Allergy, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Dr Kate Burbury

Lead Haematologist for Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Clinical A/Prof. Amanda Vincent

Consultant Endocrinologist with the Department of Endocrinology, Monash Health

Professor David Hare

Professorial Fellow & Co-ordinator of Cardiovascular Research, University of Melbourne

Dr Sonny Lau

Medical Director, Melbourne Clinic of of the Travel Doctor - TMVC

Mr Greg Zimbulis

Change Management, Leadership Development and Coaching, and Behavioural Change

Dr Clayton Thomas

Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA) Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Schedule

  • 8:00am - 8:20am

    Registration

  • 8:20am - 8:30am

    Introduction

  • 8:30am - 9:20am

    Real World diabetes

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:

    • Set appropriate targets for patients with diabetes based on their age and comorbidities
    • Identify common barriers to achieving targets in patients with type 2 diabetes and best to overcome these barriers
    • Alert patients to signs, risks and management of hypoglycaemia
    • Monitor type 2 diabetes management according to best practice guidelines

    Speakers:

    Associate Professor Neale Cohen

  • 9:20am - 10:10am

    Tricky lipids

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:

    • Set appropriate targets for patients with various dyslipidaemias based on their overall cardiovascular risk
    • Recognise patterns of dyslipidaemias and discuss their significance
    • Recommend treatment options for various dyslipidaemias and instigate appropriate monitoring

    Speakers:

    Professor David Hare

  • 10:10am - 11:00am

    Anticoagulation in difficult patients

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:

    • Recognise clinical indications for anticoagulation and current recommendations for management in terms of choice of regimen, schedule and duration
    • Identify those patients and/or clinical scenarios that represent a challenge for anticoagulation eg elderly patients, patients with multiple comorbidities, patients actively or high-risk of bleeding, non-compliant patients
    • Have a systematic approach to assessing patients who need anticoagulation and tailor treatment accordingly

    Speakers:

    Dr Kate Burbury

  • 11:00am - 11:30am

    MORNING TEA

  • 11:30am - 1:10pm

    What’s new in travel vaccines; Menopause management OR ALM workshop

    11:30-12:20 What’s new in travel vaccines

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:
    • Identify patients who are potentially at risk of travel-related illnesses but who may not recognise that risk
    • Discuss the most recent updates to travel advice and most appropriate resources
    • Outline appropriate advice for high risk groups such as children, the elderly, patients with chronic diseases to ensure patient safety

    12:20-1:10 Menopause management

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:
    • Recognise the current prevalence of menopausal symptoms and HRT use
    • Discuss the latest evidence with regard risks and benefits of HRT to ensure patient safety
    • Identify some of the clinical challenges associated with menopause such as contraception

    11:30-1:10 ALM workshop (runs in parallel with above 2 sessions)

    The ALM workshop will be facilitated by a psychologist/expert in motivational speaking. Through a series of general practice case studies GPs will identify potential challenges to treatment adherence and develop strategies to overcoming these. The workshop will also upskill GPs on the art of motivational speaking, and how to inspire patients to make the necessary lifestyle changes to improve their own health, and to encourage patients to persist both with these changes as well as their ongoing medications and therapies.

    Speakers:

    Clinical A/Prof. Amanda Vincent

    Dr Sonny Lau

    Mr Greg Zimbulis

  • 1:10pm - 2:00pm

    LUNCH

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Difficult to treat asthma

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:

    • Discuss the prevalence of poorly controlled asthma and some of the reasons for this poor control
    • Systematically assess a patient with poorly controlled asthma to identify possible causes for this poor control eg poor medication adherence, concomitant allergy
    • Develop a management plan for patients with difficult to treat asthma including appropriate investigations, treatments and monitoring

    Speakers:

    Professor Jo Douglass

  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm

    Positive approaches to chronic pain

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:

    • Define chronic pain, its most common causes and its natural history and common sequelae.
    • Systematically assess a patient with chronic pain including appropriate investigations
    • Develop a management plan for patients with chronic pain taking into consideration comorbidities, balancing pain relief with addiction risk, incorporating lifestyle factors

    Speakers:

    Dr Clayton Thomas

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Optional CPR

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SINGLE PRICE

  • CAT1 $350
  • CAT2 $300
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Registration


Contact our Education Team directly

Francesca Lawrence
PH: 02 8484-0896

Alternatively, you can submit a registration form to us directly by downloading our registration form.

Simply complete the form and either email or fax it to us via the below details.

FAX:
02 8484 0777
E: Francesca.Lawrence@cirrusmedia.com.au

Seminar venue

  • RACV City Club – 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
    • Parking: Car Park entry is available from 7am to 11pm. $21.40 Flat rate on weekends.
    • Approx. 32 minute drive from airport

RACGP accreditation

This organisation is an authorised provider of Accredited Activities under the RACGP QI&CPD Program

ACRRM accreditation

This organisation is an authorised provider of Accredited Activities under the ACRRM Program