News and Education for health professionals

On 1 August 2018, updated guidelines for prevention, detection and management of heart failure were released by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand....

This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use and sexual health in youth, as well as their mental health implications.

This education discusses the end of life decisions in patients who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Explore the process of selecting a pharmacological therapy for post-menopausal women with osteoporosis.

Depression management for GPs

Tailor medication choice to achieve more positive patient outcomes and response in depression management.

Depression management for GPs

Fibroproliferative conditions: Dupuytren’s contracture and Peyronie’s disease

Fibroproliferative conditions such as Dupuytren’s contracture and Peyronie’s disease can greatly impact a person's quality of life through difficulty in performing basic daily tasks. This activity will help GPs understand the incidence, aetiology, prognosis and treatment options of these conditions.

Advance Care Planning in Primary Care

Advance care planning is an essential part of providing patient-centred care in line with a person's goals, beliefs and preferences, especially in later life. This module covers the key aspects of creating an advance care plan, the selection of a substitute decision-maker, and the legal frameworks surrounding advance care plans.

Using e-Mental Health Programs in Your Practice

e-Mental Health programs that allow people to undertake self-directed mental health therapies in their own time have been shown to provide benefits comparable to face-to-face treatment. This module will offer participants an insight into the applications of eMH programs in the general practice setting, and outline how these programs can be incorporated into a comprehensive, person-centred mental health care plan.

Renal impairment and glucose management in type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health issue with around one million diagnosed cases, of which half are also affected from renal impairment. This education module explores the pharmacological and non-pharamacological management of type 2 diabetes and its comorbities, with a focus on management options in patients with renal impairment.

Upon completion of this learning module, participants will be able to:

MEDTalks - Pumped Up, Part 1: Early Intervention for Better Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure

Watch the recording of Part 1 of the ‘Pumped Up’ MEDTalks, live from GPCE Sydney 2018 where three expert speakers and a heart failure patient take the stage to deliver short, high impact and case study based talks focusing on the importance of early intervention in Chronic Heart Failure management.

General practice strategies for the management of insomnia

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder seen in primary care, accounting for 8 out of 10 sleep disorders. Australian population surveys show that up to one third of adults have regular difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep. Despite its frequent presentation, the management of insomnia is said to be suboptimal due to under recognition of the disorder as well as inadequate treatment strategies. This activity will help GPs understand the impact of insomnia, how to identify insomnia and how to approach treatment.

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