SYDNEY

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: 05 March 2016

Location: Hilton Hotel Sydney – 488 George Street, Sydney

Program Overview:

  • What’s new in travel medicine
  • 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

Professor Amanda Barnard

Asso. Dean (Rural Clinical School and Indigenous Health), ANU

Professor Richmond Jeremy

University of Sydney & Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Dr Michele Kwik

Fertility Specialist, IVFAustralia

Dr David Sullivan

Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital & Asso. Prof., Faculty of Medicine, USyd.

Professor Nicholas Zwar

Prof. General Practice, School of Public Health and Community Med., UNSW

Associate Prof. Kenneth Ho

Director of Physician Education, Ryde Hospital

Mr Greg Zimbulis

Change Mgmt, Leadership Development and Coaching, and Behavioural Change

Professor Michael Nicholas

Director, Pain Education & Pain Management Programs Pain Management Research Institute Sydney Medical School - Northern

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 Prof. Kenneth Ho

  • 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:

    Dr David Sullivan

  • 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 in terms of anticoagulation agents
    • Identify those patients and/or clinical scenarios that represent a challenge for anticoagulation eg elderly patients, patients with multiple comorbidities, patients with a high alcohol intake, non-compliant patients
    • Have a systematic approach to assessing patients who need anticoagulation and tailor treatment accordingly

    Speakers:

    Professor Richmond Jeremy

  • 11:00am - 11:30am

    MORNING TEA

  • 11:30am - 1:10pm

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

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

    After participating in this session GPs will be able to:
    • Provide travel advice in accordance with the latest recommendations from key authorities
    • Discuss the newest travel vaccines available including their risk and benefit and where and in whom they should be recommended
    • Recommend appropriate vaccination regimens 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:

    Dr Michele Kwik

    Mr Greg Zimbulis

    Professor Nicholas Zwar

  • 1:10pm - 2:00pm

    LUNCH

    Big meal happening here...

  • 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 co morbidities
    • Develop a management plan for patients with difficult to treat asthma including appropriate investigations, treatments and monitoring

    Speakers:

    Professor Amanda Barnard

  • 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:

    Professor Michael Nicholas

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Optional CPR

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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

  • Hilton Hotel Sydney – 488 George Street, Sydney
    • There is a secure underground car park located at Hilton Sydney. This car park is owned and managed by Secure Parking. Self-parking has a fee of $51.20 for 24 hours from the time of entry. Other options are, Citigroup Centre Car Park (details) $25 or St Andrews House – Town Hall Car Park (details) $15 on weekends.

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