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G E N E R AL P R A C T I T I O N E R C O N F E R E N C E & E XHI B I T I O N

Clinical Excellence in Primary Care

CONFERENCE Brochure

15 – 17 NOVEMBER 2013

ORGANISER

MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE www.gpce.com.au

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Australia’s Premier Primary Healthcare Conference & Exhibition 15 – 17 NOVEMBER 2013 MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

“I am proud and excited to deliver to you an innovative and comprehensive educational program”

“It is the final year of the Triennium, so this is the perfect chance to earn your last points for the year”

Dear General Practitioner,

Dear Delegate,

On behalf of Reed Medical Education, it gives me great pleasure inviting you to join us at the Melbourne General Practitioner Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) from Friday 15 November – Sunday 17 November 2013. The Melbourne GPCE will run in conjunction with the Practice Nurse Clinical Education (PNCE) conference.

On behalf of the GPCE Scientific Programme Team and Steering Committee it gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate in the GPCE Melbourne 2013.

The General Practitioner Conference & Exhibition is widely recognised as Australia’s premier primary healthcare event. The Melbourne scientific program offers a wide choice of topics including seminars and hands-on workshops allowing delegates to obtain category 1 and 2 QI&CPD points. In addition, the exhibition floor offers delegates the opportunity to interact with suppliers and pharmaceutical companies to see the latest medical products and technologies on offer, along with a number of interactive exhibition floor features. The GPCE provides delegates with valuable face-to-face learning opportunities with fellow GPs assisting you in obtaining education and accreditation. Please remember that this is the final year of the GP Triennium, so this is the perfect chance to earn your last points for the year, in addition to networking with Australia’s leading healthcare educators and suppliers. There are a number of special events available for delegates to attend, including the ALM dinner on Diabetes Management occurring Thursday 14 November before the GPCE. There will also be an invaluable networking drinks reception bringing together sponsors, educators, exhibitors and delegates, which I encourage you to attend. Demand for places at the 2013 Melbourne GPCE is high, so I urge you to register at your earliest possible convenience in order to attend the sessions of your choice. I look forward to welcoming you to the 2013 edition of the Melbourne GPCE.

Reed Medical Education is proud to present to you this year’s GPCE, a primary care conference and exhibition of unparalleled quality. As the Scientific Program Producer, I am particularly proud and excited to deliver to you an innovative and comprehensive educational program, designed with the needs of primary health practitioners in mind and addressing the latest developments in evidence based medicine relevant to general practice. This year we are presenting 16 innovative Active Learning Modules, including an evening ALM – Mastering Diabetes, where we will explore the latest developments in Type 2 Diabetes as a part of a continuing interactive panel discussion program. We have included in our program many dynamic topics including Mental Health, Sports and Orthopaedic Medicine, a dedicated Surgical/Practical stream, a 7 hour Emergency Management module, Ambulatory Gynaecology and a Skin Cancer ALM, providing you with significant choice of sessions and subjects with which to expand your knowledge and improve patient outcomes. The Melbourne GPCE will again run alongside the PNCE (Practice Nurse Clinical Education) conference thus expanding our exhibition floor to welcome all primary health practitioners. We also provide dedicated CPD education for practice managers at the GPCE event. To this end I would encourage you to call upon your practice as a whole to attend this unique educational experience. I wish you an enjoyable and rewarding experience and I look forward to meeting many of you during GPCE Melbourne 2013. Kind regards,

Kind regards,

Brandon Ward Director Reed Medical Education

GPCE Steering Committee

Nikki Drummond Scientific Program Producer Reed Medical Education

ORGANISERS OF

Ms Nikki Drummond – Scientific Program Producer Dr Viney Joshi – General Practitioner Dr Gerard Barold – General Practitioner Dr Joe Kosterich – General Practitioner Dr Robyn Kaye – General Practitioner

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TAILORED EDUCATION TO SUIT YOUR PROFESSIONAL NEEDS For GPs

For RURAL GPs

For Practice Managers

With 16 Active Learning Modules on offer, the GPCE provides General Practitioners with a wide choice of topics to choose from. The GPCE allows you to earn Category 1 and Category 2 CPD points. 2013 is the LAST YEAR of the Triennium to earn these mandatory points.

As a rural GP, you may be eligible for a 1-day ($2000) or a 2-day ($4000) grant through the Rural Procedural Grants Program. See below the procedural ALM streams marked with an asterisk (*).

The GPCE offers a comprehensive educational program of Practice Management workshops (ALM G – Practice Mx & Finance), all of which will be accredited by the Australian Association of Practice Managers (AAPM).

For GP Registrars & STUDENTS

For Platinum Club members

Register Now

The GPCE will be hosting a specific GP Registrar & Student education program in 2013 – NextGen GP. If you would like to view more information regarding this program please visit www.gpce.com.au

If you are a Platinum Club member, you will receive member benefits including discounted registration fees, exclusive ‘first look’ at the conference program, access to the Platinum Club lounge and more. You will be notified by email if you are a Platinum Club member.

Register through the following ways:

The Choice of 16 Active Learning Modules (ALMs) The 2011 – 2013 RACGP triennium requires GPs to earn 130 CPD points of which 80 are compulsory Category 1 points and the remainder can be Category 2 points. CPR training is mandatory and earns 5 points. The GPCE ALM program will afford you the opportunity to earn 40 of these Category 1 points per ALM. In addition you can earn Category 2 points for additional sessions attended over the three days. Select the ALM stream that meets your needs, tick the appropriate box and corresponding sessions on the online registration form. You will need to complete a predisposing activity (details of which will be available on the GPCE website one month prior to the conference) as well as complete an evaluation and reinforcing activity after attending the ALM sessions. PROCEDURAL GRANTS* There are three procedural streams available which include Management of Medical Emergenices in the General Practice (ALM F), Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology (ALM O) and Surgical/Practical Medicine (ALM B). Proceduralists may be eligible for a one day grant ($2000) or a two day grant ($4000). Eligibility for a one day grant is attendance at 6 hours in one of the procedural grant streams and eligibility for a two day grant is attendance at 12 hours in one of the procedural grant streams over the three days of the conference. If you wish to apply for a procedural grant, please contact Pauline Curtis at the RACGP on 08 8267 8351 or ACRRM on 07 3105 8200 to confirm your eligibility. You will need to be registered in the Rural Procedural Grants Program prior to attending the GPCE.

Delegates must register for six sessions/hours within the same ALM stream over the 3 days of which at least four hours must be workshops. Each ALM stream is coded with a letter on the program. Follow the particular letter to complete your registration.

* Procedural Grant ALM

• Online www.gpce.com.au • Phone 1800 358 879 or 02 9211 7454

ALM A DIABETES MANAGEMENT SOA – THURSDAY DINNER ALM “Help! My Patient is Failing on Metformin”

ALM B* SURGICAL/PRACTICAL MEDICINE WA Suturing 1 – Basic WA Suturing 2 – Advanced WA Suturing 3 – Flap Repair WA Suturing 4 – Biopsy WC Spirometry (1.5hrs) WD Taping 1 – The Shoulder WD Taping 2 – The Knee WD Taping 3 – Foot & Ankle WD Acute Fracture Management in the GP Setting (1.5hrs) WG ENT 1 – The Ear WG ENT 2 – Comprehensive Sino-Nasal Assessment WG ENT 3 – The Neck Lump, Thyroid and Dysphonia WL Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation

ALM C ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA S5A 14 Essential Steps to Diagnosis and Management of Dementia (1.5hrs) WJ Diagonsis, Tests, Scans and new Biomarkers (1.5hrs) WJ Physical Activity, Positive Lifestyle and Risk Factors (1.5hrs) WJ Complications and Behavioural Changes in Dementia (1.5hrs) WJ The Carer as the Patient and the Burden of Care (1.5hrs)

ALM D DIABETES S2A Weighing into the Diabetes Debate – Reviewing Weight Management Issues in T2DM S6A Innovation in Diabetes Management in the General Practice Setting S7A Window of Opportunity – Associations between Diabetes and Men’s Reproductive Health S11A Using the Kidneys to Manage Hyperglycaemia – An Introduction to the SGLT2 Inhibitors WC Diabetic Retinopathy Update WD Diabetes Related Foot Ulceration Management in the GP Setting (1.5hrs) WH What’s New in Type 2 WH Nuts and Bolts of Type 2 Diabetes Management

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Active Learning Modules (ALMs) ALM E SPORTS & ORTHOPAEDIC MEDICINE S4A Surgical Advancements in Hip and Knee Replacements for Better Patient Outcomes including Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery S10A The GP’s Recipe for Concussion Management – Quick and Easy S12A Osteoarthritis of the Hip WD Taping 1 – The Shoulder WD Taping 2 – The Knee WD Taping 3 – Foot & Ankle WD Acute Fracture Management in the GP Setting (1.5hrs) WF A Guide To Treating Hip Pain

ALM F* MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE GENERAL PRACTICE WP Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Part 1 (1.5hrs) WP Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Part 2 (1.5hrs) WP Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Part 3 (1.5hrs) WP Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Part 4 (1.5hrs) WP Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Part 5

ALM G PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & FINANCE WF Why You Should Renovate Your Practice

ALM H MEN’S & WOMEN’S HEALTH S1A Smart PSA Testing, Prostate Biopsy and Active Surveillance S7A Window of Opportunity – Associations between Diabetes and Men’s Reproductive Health S14B GP Issues Around Medical Termination of Early Pregnancy WB Probiotics, Pregnancy and Mastitis WB Effects of Inadequate Nutrient Levels in Pregnancy and Treatment Options WE Intrauterine Contraception – Giving Australian Women Options WE Getting the Most from the Pill – Oral Contraception Update WE Androgen Deficiency WF Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia WK Assessing, Diagnosing & Managing Premature Ejaculation in Primary Care

ALM I PREVENTION & RISK MX

WC Age Related Macular Degeneration Update WC Diabetic Retinopathy Update WC Vein Occlusions in the Eye as a Sign of Systemic Disease – Update WG ENT 1 – The Ear WG ENT 2 – Comprehensive Sino-Nasal Assessment WG ENT 3 – The Neck Lump, Thyroid and Dysphonia

ALM K SKIN CANCER MEDICINE WA Suturing 2 – Advanced WA Suturing 3 – Flap Repair WA Suturing 4 – Biopsy

WG Melanoma – Diagnosis & Management of Medium to High–Risk Patients

S8A Preventing Weight Regain – Successful Weight Maintenance Strategies

WL Diagnosis and Monitoring of BCC and SCC in GP Practices

S9A GPs Role in Managing and Improving Bone Health in Australia

WL Clinicopathologic Correlation in the Diagnosis & Management of Melanoma

S10B Evolving Role of Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy in Musculoskeletal Medicine

ALM L DEALING WITH DEPRESSION – MHST Mental Health

S11B Is this a New Era in the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

WN Dealing with Depression – Part 1 (1.5hrs)

S13B Early Childhood Health and Development – The Role of Nutrition

WE Older and Wiser – Promoting Safe Use of Medicines in Older People

WI BP Software – E-Health update

WE Which Tests Make a Difference? Preventive Activities in General Practice

WL Financial Intelligence for Medical Professionals – “Wealth & Health go hand in hand”

WC A Pathway to Success – Collaborative Eyecare

S5B Child Supplements – Sorting Facts from Fiction

WH How Proteced is your Practice Information – Parts 1 & 2

WI BP Software – BPC & BPM Workflow – Interested in Best Practice Software?

WC Working Eye to Eye with Optometry

WG Dermoscopy – Improving Diagnosis

S14A What are Australians eating and how is their health in 2013?

WI BP Software – Actions, Reminders & Preventative Health

WC Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

S3A Keeping Older People on their Feet

WH Using the eHealth Record System to Add Value to Clinical Consultations – Parts 1 & 2

WI BP Software – 3rd Party Solutions

ALM J EYES & EARS

WE Intrauterine Contraception – Giving Australian Women Options WE Getting the Most from the Pill – Oral Contraception Update WF Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Chronic Kidney Disease WK Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

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WN Dealing with Depression – Part 2 (1.5hrs) WN Dealing with Depression – Part 3 (1.5hrs) WN Dealing with Depression – Part 4 (1.5hrs)

ALM M DEALING WITH ANXIETY DISORDERS – FPS CPD Mental Health WN Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 1 (1.5hrs) WN Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 2 (1.5hrs) WN Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 3 (1.5hrs) WN Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 4 (1.5hrs)

ALM N CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT S3B The Benefits and Risks with ICS in COPD S7B Decision Making and Symptom Control in End Stage Kidney Disease S8B Australian Asthma Handbook 2013 S13A Demystifying the Differences between Antiplatelets and Anticoagulants amongst a Changing Landscape S15A COPD Resources Online WC Spirometry (1.5hrs) WF Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Chronic Kidney Disease WH The Best Care Possible – Supporting Quality of Life for Patients WI It’s in the Blood – Diagnosis, Treatment and Screening for Haemoglobinopathies in Australia WK Managing Chronic Pain that is Impacting Quality of Life WK Mixed Pain Aetiology – A Complex Case Study

ALM O* AMBULATORY PROCEDURAL GYNAECOLOGY WN Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 1 (1.5 hrs) WN Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 2 (1.5 hrs) WN Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 3 WN Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 4 WN Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 5

ALM P COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE S2B Integrative Cardiac Wellness at a Public Hospital S9B Prevention of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment WB Early Nutritional Interventions for Age Related Macular Degeneration WB Effects of Inadequate Nutrient Levels in Pregnancy and Treatment Options WB Probiotics, Pregnancy and Mastitis WB Complementary Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease

* Procedural Grant ALM


GPCE Seminar SYNOPSES S1A Smart PSA Testing, Prostate Biopsy and Active Surveillance – Minimising Morbidity in the Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer

S5B

Balanced background explanation of why this topic has been so controversial, giving context to current recommendations. Practical advice on how to best use PSA and its adjunct tests. The latest data on a new method of prostate biopsy with near zero sepsis rate. Why active surveillance, not curative treatment, is the best management of low risk prostate cancer. Dr Jeremy Grummet AbbVie

S2A Weighing into the Diabetes Debate – Reviewing Weight Management Issues in T2DM This session aims to dissect the causality between overweight/obesity and type 2 diabetes and highlight that achieving weight loss while managing T2DM is not out of reach. It will explain the benefits of weight loss for a person with T2DM and discuss the practical options that are currently available to achieve this. Both medical and surgical options will be reviewed in depth with an emphasis on matching the right option for the right patient at the right time. Clinicians who attend this session will be better equipped to assist their motivated T2DM patients improve their health outcomes by achieving and sustaining weight loss. Bristol-Myers Squibb & AstraZeneca – Working Together in Diabetes

S6C Innovation in Diabetes Management in the General Practice Setting Investigating the impact of professional roles and relationships on insulin initiation for people with type 2 diabetes in general practice. This session will introduce diabetes research currently being undertaken in the general practice setting. Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Prof Greg Johnson & Prof Merlin Thomas IPN

S7A Window of Opportunity – Associations between Diabetes and Men’s Reproductive Health Strong associations exist between diabetes mellitus and male reproductive health disorders, including erectile dysfunction and androgen deficiency, and treatments for advanced prostate cancer may increase the risk of men developing diabetes. This presentation will focus on a comprehensive clinical approach to the inter-relationships between a man’s reproductive and metabolic health. Dr Carolyn Allan Andrology Australia

S2B Integrative Cardiac Wellness at a Public Hospital – Complementary Medicine for the Heart Research undertaken in Australia has shown that cardiac surgery patients use complementary medicines and the majority are interested in hospitals providing complementary therapy services. Research has also shown that some complementary medicines and therapies can provide substantial benefits to people with cardiovascular disease, including those requiring surgery. This lecture will discuss the integration of complementary therapies within hospitals from an international perspective and then focus on the development of the Alfred Hospital Integrative Cardiac Wellness program, an Australian first, together with research findings from The Alfred. There will also be a mini-review of those CM treatments which can provide benefits for people with cardiovascular disease. Dr Lesley Braun BioCeuticals

S3A

Keeping Older People on their Feet – The Role of Nutrition This session will provide an overview of the role of nutrition in helping older people to maintain their health and independence. It will explore the impact of ageing on nutrition and why undernutrition may pose a more significant health risk than obesity for older people. The session will include some simple strategies for improving the nutritional status of an older population. Ms Jane Winter Nestle Health Science

S3B

S7B Decision Making and Symptom Control in End Stage Kidney Disease This workshop covers renal care and palliative care concerns in general practice. It focuses on symptoms and treatment of complications for individuals not starting dialysis who will be managed mainly in primary care, and provides tools to help patients make informed decisions and choices regarding their care. Kidney Health Australia

S8A Preventing Weight Regain – Successful Weight Maintenance Strategies This seminar considers ways to prevent weight regain and suggests successful weight maintenance strategies. Firstly the issues and challenges with longterm weight management are considered, then identified behaviours of successful weight loss maintenance and finally how to prevent weight regain: successful weight maintenance strategies. The session will allow participants to gain an insight on how VLCD/ VLED’s can be used to maintain weight after reaching a weight loss goal via a number of case studies. Ms Michele Pink Nestle Health Science

The Benefits and Risks with ICS in COPD The benefits of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD range from improvement in symptoms, lung function, quality of life to reductions in exacerbations. The risks range from oral candidiasis, hoarse voice, skin bruising to an increased risk of pneumonia. Latest evidence will be presented. AstraZeneca

S4A Surgical Advancements in Hip and Knee Replacements for Better Patient Outcomes including Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery Total Hip & knee Arthroplasty procedures are some of the most successful operations of the 21st century. In total knee arthroplasty ‘Patient Specific Approaches’ have been recently introduced as part of the surgical process. Preoperative imaging is used to manufacture bone cutting blocks specific to a patient’s anatomy. Proposed benefits of patient matched-technology include a decrease in operation time, instrument trays required and the ability to pre-operatively plan a patients implant size, position and alignment more precisely. The ‘Anterior Approach’ for Total Hip Arthroplasty utilises an intermuscular and internervous plane which respects the patient’s anatomy and vital structures. No muscles are cut resulting in a faster recovery with no post-operative restrictions. Medacta Australia

S5A 14 Essential Steps to Diagnosis and Management of Dementia As the patient population ages and as presentations of memory loss become more common, there is greater pressure on GPs to differentiate early dementia from benign age-associated memory loss. This presentation provides practical steps on how to diagnose, counsel and help patients with cognitive decline and how to assist their families in the process. Presented on behalf of Alzheimer’s Australia through an NQDCI funding grant

Child Supplements – Sorting Facts from Fiction Child Supplementation is a therapeutic area which is growing in importance, and is one where General Practitioners must have up to date knowledge to guide patients. The children’s range of products has exploded over the last few years, with ingredients ranging from Fish Oil to Vitamin C all attracting special formulas. This session will address what is most important when recommending supplements for children, including recommended dietary intakes, absorption and degradation of ingredients and common mistakes one makes in selecting the right supplement. Melanie McGrice Aspen Pharma

S8B

Australian Asthma Handbook 2013 Find out what’s new in the 7th edition of the national asthma treatment guidelines. National Asthma Council

S9A GPs Role in Managing and Improving Bone Health in Australia – Strategies for Reducing Fracture Rates and Latest Updates on Calcium and Vitamin D Osteoporosis affects over 1 million Australians and GPs are ideally placed to combat rising fracture rates and manage patient bone health. This seminar will review classifying patients most at risk of osteoporosis, optimal calcium and vitamin D (the facts without the myths), existing treatments and new horizons, current issues with secondary fracture prevention. Also, what to do about patients with low bone density? Prof Peter Ebeling Presented by Osteoporosis Australia and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Remedy Healthcare

S9B Prevention of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment – has the jury reached a verdict? In 2011 there was an estimated 298,000 people living with dementia in Australia. The scale of cognitive decline will dwarf almost all other social issues facing Australia by 2050. This seminar discusses current evidence for the prevention of dementia and cognitive decline as well as treatment of symptoms associated with these conditions. Blackmores

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GPCE Seminar SYNOPSES S10A The GP’s Recipe for Concussion Management – Quick and Easy Concussion in sport is a serious public health issue. 2 /3 athletes in a contact / collision sports team have concussion in a season, 90% of these occur in matches. If athletes choose to play sport, ignoring concussion symptoms, there is a risk of them dying suddenly on the field or having long term problems at work or school. In a study investigating community rugby players with concussion in Sydney, 78% did not receive return to play advice after concussion. All those who received the correct advice failed to comply (Hollis BJSM 2011). GP’s have a duty of care to manage athletes with concussion according to the new Zurich Concussion Guidelines. The transfer of concussion information to the under resourced sports community requires energy and dedicated commitment by GP’s & private sector initiatives. Attend this seminar to be confident in any concussion situation by understanding: the minimum diagnostic criteria for concussion; what to do with suspected concussion; sideline & office concussion assessment tools; rehabilitation approaches; concussion risk reduction and effective information transfer. Dr Ryan Kohler Presented by Herron Sports Concussion Australasia and supported by Aspen Pharma Pty Ltd

S12A Osteoarthritis of the Hip – Surgical Treatment Options for Better Patient Outcomes including Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery Total Hip Arthroplasty is one of the most successful operations of the 21st century. Traditionally a total hip replacement would be performed through either a posterior or anterolateral approach. These approaches require the splitting of muscles which are essential for hip stabilisation. The Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty utilises an intermuscular and internervous plane which respects the patient’s anatomy and vital structures. No muscles are cut resulting in a faster recovery with no post operative restrictions. Medacta Australia

S13A Demystifying the Differences between Antiplatelets and Anticoagulants amongst a Changing Landscape This seminar will provide guidance on: • the differences between antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies (mechanism of actions and indications approved for use) • revisit current therapies as well as emerging therapies • the clinical application of these therapies with respect to each other and those in the same class • strategies for key management issues and considerations AstraZeneca

S10B The Evolving Role of Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy in Musculoskeletal Medicine Worldwide medical research continues to investigate the therapeutic potential of stem cells in cellular repair and tissue regeneration. Translation of adipose derived stem cell (ADMSC) research into the clinical setting has already occurred in Australia. With over 2 years of clinical experience treating musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthiris and tendinopathy, we discuss the treatment void ADMSC therapy is filling, including safety and efficacy in symptom reduction, disease regression and tissue regeneration. Regeneus

S11A Using the Kidneys to Manage Hyperglycaemia – An Introduction to the SGLT2 Inhibitors This session aims to educate clinicians about a new class of type 2 diabetes therapy which has been shown to be as effective as SUL and MET at lowering HbA1c but with a low risk of hypoglycaemia and the additional benefit of weight loss. Amongst other things, GPs will learn about the common and uncommon adverse event profile of the SGLT2 inhibitors, the correct patient in whom to prescribe this new class as well as the appropriate monitoring and follow up that is required. Clinicians who attend this session will be well positioned to prescribe this new class of T2DM therapy responsibly. Bristol-Myers Squibb & AstraZeneca – Working Together in Diabetes

S11B Is this a New Era in the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

S13B Early Childhood Health and Development – The Role of Nutrition Good nutrition is the cornerstone for children’s health and development. This presentation covers how the behaviour and development of children from toddler to school age impacts on their diet. The role of nutrition in managing the common health concerns and challenges seen in children in this age group will be discussed. Kristin Mellett Nestle Health Science

S14A

What are Australians eating and How is their Health in 2013? This presentation will provide an overview of key findings from the Australian Health Survey 2011-2013, including current data on the nutritional and health status of Australians. Recommendations will be provided on where GP’s can focus key lifestyle related messages that will make a difference to the long term health of patients. Ms Sharon Natoli Egg Nutrition Council

S14B

GP Issues Around Medical Termination of Early Pregnancy This session will update GPs on medical termination of early pregnancy including assessment of the outcome of treatment. Dr Philip Goldstone MS Health

S15A

An overview of the burden of disease for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Australia. Current management and treatment strategies and guidelines and an overview of recent advances in oral anticoagulation for DVT. Bayer Australia

COPD Resources Online The COPDX Plan is evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of COPD. Resources have been developed to support the implementation of the guidelines in general practice and optimise the management of patients with COPD. This seminar will assist participants to learn about these free online resources. Adrienne James Lung Foundation Australia

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FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMEMBER 2013

For each session pick 1 seminar or 1 workshop | Friday Limit 4 sessions Letters in brackets next to the seminar and workshop titles signify the ALM stream/s in which the session is included.

SOA – 6PM THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER – ALM DINNER “Help! My Patient is Failing on Metformin” (A) REGISTRATION 8.00AM

Session

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Seminars

Workshops

8.45 – 9.45am

8.30 – 9.30am

S1A Smart PSA Testing, Prostate Biopsy and Active Surveillance – Minimising Morbidity in the Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer (H)

W1B Early Nutritional Interventions for Age Related Macular Degeneration (P)

OR

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W1C Diabetic Retinopathy Update (D,J) W1D Acute Fracture Management in the GP Setting 8.30-10.00am (B,E)

W1L Diagnosis and Management of BCC and SCC in GP Practices (K)

W1E Older and Wiser – Promoting Safe Use of Medicines in Older People (I)

W1N Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 1 8.30-10.00am (O)

W1G ENT 1 – The Ear (B,J)

W1P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group A – Part 1 8.3010.00am (F)

10.30 – 11.30am

10.15 – 11.15am

S2A Weighing into the Diabetes Debate – Reviewing Weight Management Issues in T2DM (D)

W2A Suturing 1 – Basic (B)

S2B Integrative Cardiac Wellness at a Public Hospital – Complementary Medicine for the Heart (P)

W2C Age Related Macular Degeneration Update (J) W2D Taping 1 – The Shoulder (B,E)

OR

W2E Which Tests Make a Difference? Preventive Activities in General Practice (I) W2F

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (H)

W2G ENT 2 – Comprehensive Sino-Nasal Assessment (B,J) W2H Using the eHealth Record System to Add Value to Clinical Consultations – Group A – Part 1 (G) W2I

LUNCH SERVED FROM 12NOON to 2.00PM

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BP Software – 3rd Party Solutions (G)

12.15 – 1.15pm

12.00 – 1.00pm

S3A Keeping Older People on their Feet – The Role of Nutrition (I)

W3A Suturing 2 – Advanced (B,K)

S3B The Benefits and Risks with ICS in COPD (N)

OR

BP Software – E-Health update (G)

W1K Managing Chronic Pain that is Impacting Quality of Life (N)

W1H The Best Care Possible – Supporting Quality of Life for Patients with a Life Limiting Illness and their Families (N)

MORNING TEA 9.30AM – 10.30AM

W1I

W3B  Complementary Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease (P)

W2J Dementia – Diagnosis, Tests, Scans and new Biomarkers 10.15-11.45am (C) W2K Mixed Pain Aetiology – A Complex Case Study (N) W2L Clinicopathologic Correlation in the Diagnosis and Management of Melanoma (K) W2N Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 2 10.15-11.45am (O) W2O CPR Plus for Professionals W2P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group A – Part 2 10.1511.45am (F)

W3J  Dementia – Physical Activity, Positive Lifestyle and Risk Factors 12.00-1.30pm (C)

W3C  A Pathway to Success – Collaborative Eyecare (J)

W3K  Assessing, Diagnosing and Managing Premature Ejaculation in Primary Care Setting (H)

W3D  Taping 2 – The Knee (B,E)

W3L  Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation (B)

W3E  Getting the Most from the Pill – Oral Contraception Update (H,I)

W3N  Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 3 (O)

W3O CPR Plus for Professionals Why You Should Renovate Your Practice (G) Management of Medical Emergencies in the W3H  Using the eHealth Record System to Add Value to W3P  General Practice – Group A – Part 3 12.00Clinical Consultations – Group A – Part 2 (G) 1.30pm (F) W3I  It’s in the Blood – Diagnosis, Treatment and Screening for Haemoglobinopathies in Australia (N) W3F

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2.00 – 3.00pm

2.00 – 3.00pm

S4A Surgical Advancements in Hip and Knee Replacements for Better Patient Outcomes including Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (E)

W4A Suturing 3 – Flap Repair (B,K)

W4H What’s New in Type 2 (D)

W4B Probiotics, Pregnancy and Mastitis (H,P)

W4I  BP Software – Actions, Reminders & Preventative Health (G)

OR

W4D  Diabetes Related Foot Ulceration Management in the GP Setting 2.00-3.30pm (D)

W4K  Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline (I,J)

W4E  Intrauterine Contraception – Giving Australian Women Options (H,I)

W4N  Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 4 (O)

W4F  Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Chronic Kidney Disease (I,N)

W4O  CPR Plus for Professionals

W4G Dermoscopy – Improving Diagnosis (K)

AFTERNOON TEA 3.00PM – 3.45PM

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W4C Working Eye to Eye with Optometry (J)

3.30 – 4.30pm

3.45 – 4.45pm

S5A 14 Essential Steps to Diagnosis and Management of Dementia 3.305.00pm (C)

W5A Suturing 4 – Biopsy (B,K)

S5B Child Supplements – Sorting Facts from Fiction (I)

OR

W5B Effects of Inadequate Nutrient Levels in Pregnancy and Treatment Options (H,P) W5C Spirometry 3.45-5.15pm (B,N) W5E

Androgen Deficiency (H)

W5F

A Guide To Treating Hip Pain (E)

W5G Melanoma – Diagnosis and Management of Medium to High-Risk Patients (K) W5H Nuts and Bolts of Type 2 Diabetes Management (D)

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W4L  Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation (B)

W4P  Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group A – Part 4 2.003.30pm (F)

W5I BP Software – BPC & BPM Workflow – Interested in Best Practice Software? (G) W5L Financial Intelligence for Medical Professionals – “Wealth & Health go hand in hand” (G) W5N Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology – Part 5 (O) W5O CPR Plus for Professionals W5P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group A – Part 5 (F)


SATURDAY

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMEMBER 2013

For each session pick 1 seminar or 1 workshop | Saturday Limit 4 sessions Letters in brackets next to the seminar and workshop titles signify the ALM stream/s in which the session is included.

REGISTRATION 8.00AM

Session

6

Seminars

Workshops

8.15 – 9.45am

8.30 – 9.30am

S6A BREAKFAST

W6A Suturing 4 – Biopsy (B,K)

Innovation in Diabetes Management in the General Practice Setting (D)

W6B Effects of Inadequate Nutrient Levels in Pregnancy and Treatment Options (H,P)

OR

W6C Working Eye to Eye with Optometry (J) W6E Which Tests Make a Difference? Preventive Activities in General Practice (I) W6F

A Guide To Treating Hip Pain (E)

W6I It’s in the Blood – Diagnosis, Treatment and Screening for Haemoglobinopathies in Australia (N) W6J Dementia – Complications and Behavioural Changes in Dementia 8.30-10.00am (C) W6K Assessing, Diagnosing and Managing Premature Ejaculation in Primary Care Setting (H)

W6G ENT 3 – The Neck Lump, Thyroid and Dysphonia W6L Clinicopathologic Correlation in the Diagnosis (B,J) and Management of Melanoma (K) W6H How Protected is your Practice Information? – W6N Dealing with Depression – Part 1 8.30Part 1 (G) 10.00am (L) W6P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group B – Part 1 8.3010.00am (F)

MORNING TEA 9.30AM – 10.30AM

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10.30 – 11.30am

10.15 – 11.15am

S7A Window of Opportunity – Associations between Diabetes and Men’s Reproductive Health (D,H)

W7A Suturing 3 – Flap Repair (B,K)

S7B Decision Making and Symptom Control in End Stage Kidney Disease (N)

W7C Spirometry 10.15-11.45am (B,N)

W7B Early Nutritional Interventions for Age Related Macular Degeneration (P)

OR

W7D Acute Fracture Management in the GP Setting 10.15-11.45am (B,E) W7E Older and Wiser – Promoting Safe Use of Medicines in Older People (I) W7F

Why You Should Renovate Your Practice (G)

W7G ENT 1 – The Ear (B,J) W7H How Protected is your Practice Information? – Part 2 (G)

LUNCH SERVED FROM 12NOON to 2.00PM

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W7J Dementia – The Carer as the Patient and the Burden of Care 10.15-11.45am (C) W7K Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline (I,J) W7L Diagnosis and Management of BCC and SCC in GP Practices (K) W7N Dealing with Depression – Part 2 10.1511.45am (L) W7O CPR Plus for Professionals W7P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group B – Part 2 10.1511.45am (F)

12.15 – 1.15pm

12.00 – 1.00pm

S8A Preventing Weight Regain – Successful Weight Maintenance Strategies (I)

W8A Suturing 1 – Basic (B)

W8I

W8B Complementary Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease (P)

W8J Dementia – Diagnosis, Tests, Scans and new Biomarkers 12.00-1.30pm (C)

W8C A Pathway to Success – Collaborative Eyecare (J)

W8L

S8B Australian Asthma Handbook 2013 (N)

OR

W8D Taping 3 – Foot & Ankle (B,E) W8E Intrauterine Contraception – Giving Australian Women Options (H,I) W8F Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Chronic Kidney Disease (I,N)

BP Software – E-Health update (G)

Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation (B)

W8N Dealing with Depression – Part 3 12.001.30pm (L) W8O CPR Plus for Professionals W8P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group B – Part 3 12.001.30pm (F)

W8H What’s New in Type 2 (D)

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2.00 – 3.00pm

2.00 – 3.00pm

S9A GPs Role in Managing and Improving Bone Health in Australia – Strategies for Reducing Fracture Rates and Latest Updates on Calcium and Vitamin D (I)

W9A Suturing 2 – Advanced (B,K)

OR

S9B Prevention of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment – has the jury reached a verdict? (P)

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W9D Taping 1 – The Shoulder (B,E) W9E

Androgen Deficiency (H)

W9F

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (H)

W9G Dermoscopy – Improving Diagnosis (K)

3.30 – 4.30pm

3.45 – 4.45pm

S10A The GP’s Recipe for Concussion Management – Quick and Easy (E)

W10B Probiotics, Pregnancy and Mastitis (H,P) W10C Age Related Macular Degeneration Update (J)

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W10D Diabetes Related Foot Ulceration Management in the GP Setting 3.45-5.15pm (D) W10E Getting the Most from the Pill – Oral Contraception Update (H,I) W10F Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (H) W10G Melanoma – Diagnosis and Management of Medium to High-Risk Patients (K)

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BP Software – 3rd Party Solutions (G)

W9L

Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation (B)

W9N Dealing with Depression – Part 4 2.003.30pm (L) W9O CPR Plus for Professionals

W9H Nuts and Bolts of Type 2 Diabetes Management W9P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group B – Part 4 2.00(D) 3.30pm (F)

AFTERNOON TEA 3.00PM – 3.45PM

S10B The Evolving Role of Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy in Musculoskeletal Medicine (I)

W9I

W9C Vein Occlusions in the Eye as a Sign of Systemic W9K Mixed Pain Aetiology – A Complex Case Study (N) Disease – Update (J)

W10H The Best Care Possible – Supporting Quality of Life for Patients with a Life Limiting Illness and their Families (N) W10K Managing Chronic Pain that is Impacting Quality of Life (N) W10L Financial Intelligence for Medical Professionals – “Wealth & Health go hand in hand” (G) W10O CPR Plus for Professionals W10P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group B – Part 5 (F)


SUNDAY

SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMEMBER 2013

For each session pick 1 seminar or 1 workshop | Sunday Limit 5 sessions Letters in brackets next to the seminar and workshop titles signify the ALM stream/s in which the session is included.

REGISTRATION 8.00AM

Session

11

Seminars

Workshops

8.45 – 9.45am

8.30 – 9.30am

S11A Using the Kidneys to Manage Hyperglycaemia – An Introduction to the SGLT2 Inhibitors (D)

W11A Suturing 3 – Flap Repair (B,K)

S11B Is this a New Era in the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) (I)

OR

W11B Effects of Inadequate Nutrient Levels in Pregnancy and Treatment Options (H,P)

W11L Diagnosis and Management of BCC and SCC in GP Practices (K)

W11E Androgen Deficiency (H)

W11N Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 1 8.30-10.00am (M)

W11H The Best Care Possible – Supporting Quality of Life for Patients with a Life Limiting Illness and their Families (N)

10.30 – 11.30am

10.15 – 11.15am

S12A Osteoarthritis of the Hip – Surgical Treatment Options for Better Patient Outcomes including Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (E)

W12A Suturing 4 – Biopsy (B,K) W12B Probiotics, Pregnancy and Mastitis (H,P) W12C Diabetic Retinopathy Update (D,J)

OR

W12D Diabetes Related Foot Ulceration Management in the GP Setting 10.15–11.45am (D) W12E Older and Wiser – Promoting Safe Use of Medicines in Older People (I) W12F Why You Should Renovate Your Practice (G)

W11P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group C – Part 1 8.3010.00am (F)

W12J Dementia – Complications and Behavioural Changes in Dementia 10.15-11.45am (C) W12K Assessing, Diagnosing and Managing Premature Ejaculation in Primary Care Setting (H) W12L Clinicopathologic Correlation in the Diagnosis and Management of Melanoma (K) W12N Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 2 10.1511.45am (M)

W12G ENT 3 – The Neck Lump, Thyroid and Dysphonia W12O CPR Plus for Professionals (B,J) W12P Management of Medical Emergencies in the W12H What’s New in Type 2 (D) General Practice – Group C – Part 2 10.1511.45am (F) W12I It’s in the Blood – Diagnosis, Treatment and Screening for Haemoglobinopathies in Australia (N)

LUNCH SERVED FROM 12NOON to 2.00PM

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W11O CPR Plus for Professionals

W11I BP Software – Actions, Reminders & Preventative Health (G)

MORNING TEA 9.30AM – 10.30AM

12.15 – 1.15pm

12.00 – 1.00pm

S13A Demystifying the Differences between Antiplatelets and Anticoagulants amongst a Changing Landscape (N)

W13A Suturing 1 – Basic (B)

S13B Early Childhood Health and Development – The Role of Nutrition (I)

W11K Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline (I,J)

W11C Vein Occlusions in the Eye as a Sign of Systemic Disease – Update (J) W11G ENT 2 – Comprehensive Sino-Nasal Assessment (B,J)

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W11J Dementia – Physical Activity, Positive Lifestyle and Risk Factors 8.30-10.00am (C)

OR

W13B Complementary Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease (P)

W13J Dementia – The Carer as the Patient and the Burden of Care 12.00-1.30pm (C)

W13C Working Eye to Eye with Optometry (J)

W13L Financial Intelligence for Medical Professionals – “Wealth & Health go hand in hand” (G)

W13D Acute Fracture Management in the GP Setting 12.00-1.30pm (B,E)

W13N Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 3 12.001.30pm (M)

W13E Getting the Most from the Pill – Oral Contraception Update (H,I)

W13O CPR Plus for Professionals

W13H Nuts and Bolts of Type 2 Diabetes Management (D)

W13P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group C – Part 3 12.001.30pm (F)

W13I BP Software – BPC & BPM Workflow – Interested in Best Practice Software? (G)

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2.00 – 3.00pm

2.00 – 3.00pm

S14A What are Australians eating and how is their health in 2013? (I)

W14B Early Nutritional Interventions for Age Related Macular Degeneration (P)

W14K Managing Chronic Pain that is Impacting Quality of Life (N)

W14C Spirometry 2.00-3.30pm (B,N)

W14L Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation (B)

W14D Taping 2 – The Knee (B,E)

W14N Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – Part 4 2.003.30pm (M)

S14B GP Issues Around Medical Termination of Early Pregnancy (H)

OR

W14E Intrauterine Contraception – Giving Australian Women Options (H,I) W14F Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Chronic Kidney Disease (I,N) W14G Dermoscopy – Improving Diagnosis (K)

W14P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group C – Part 4 2.003.30pm (F)

W14H Using the eHealth Record System to Add Value to Clinical Consultations – Group B – Part 1 (G)

AFTERNOON TEA 3.00PM – 3.45PM

15

W14O CPR Plus for Professionals

3.30 – 4.30pm

3.45 – 4.45pm

S15A COPD Resources Online (N)

W15A Suturing 2 – Advanced (B,K)

OR

W15C A Pathway to Success – Collaborative Eyecare (J) W15D Taping 3 – Foot & Ankle (B,E) W15E Which Tests Make a Difference? Preventive Activities in General Practice (I) W15F A Guide To Treating Hip Pain (E)

W15H Using the eHealth Record System to Add Value to Clinical Consultations – Group B – Part 2 (G) W15K Mixed Pain Aetiology – A Complex Case Study (N) W15L Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation (B) W15P Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice – Group C – Part 5 (F)

W15G Melanoma – Diagnosis and Management of Medium to High-Risk Patients (K) www.gpce.com.au 9


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Networking Drinks Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to network with colleagues, speakers and exhibitors. When: 4.45 – 7pm Saturday 16 November 2013 Where: Meet the Expert, Exhibiton Floor Entry: All Delegates are welcome. Please register your attendance. Spaces are limited.

Join us for an ALM Panel Discussion Dinner – ALM A “Help! My Patient is Failing on Metformin” This session aims to familiarise GPs with the therapeutic armamentarium that is available to them after metformin. It will include an in-depth discussion about the benefits and risk of old and new therapeutic options alike. Emphasis will be made on the correct method of administering the newer T2DM therapies that fall within the domain of GPs.

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The session will also review the precautions that should be adhered to in order to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Clinicians who attend this session will make progress towards individualising the care of their patients with T2DM. Dinner Workshop: Thursday 14 November from 6.00pm Where: The GPCE Conference, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Auditorium

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GPCE WORKSHOP SYNOPSES S0A

“Help! My Patient is Failing on Metformin”

This session aims to familiarise GPs with the therapeutic armamentarium that is available to them after metformin. It will include an in-depth discussion about the benefits and risk of old and new therapeutic options alike. Emphasis will be made on the correct method of administering the newer T2DM therapies that fall within the domain of GPs. The session will also review the precautions that should be adhered to in order to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Clinicians who attend this session will make progress towards individualising the care of their patients with T2DM.

2. Complementary Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in Western countries. Diet and lifestyle modifications have been proven to exert substantial benefits in terms of both primary and secondary prevention. Similarly, some complementary medicines and therapies have proven benefits and can be integrated into a holistic management plan. The Alfred hospital Integrative Cardiac Wellness Program was developed to provide elective surgery patients with the benefits of these approaches before and after surgery. This workshop will discuss complementary medicine approaches for people with cardiovascular disease. It will also provide evidence based information about which complementary medicines to avoid before major surgery. Sessions 3, 8, 13

Thursday 14 November commening at 6pm Bristol-Myers Squibb & AstraZeneca – Working Together in Diabetes

Dr Lesley Braun

WA

This practical session will cover an overview of topical, intradermal and local anaesthetics as well as the principles of haemostasis, suturing materials and basic suturing techniques. Basic stitches will be practiced on pigs trotters. Sessions 2, 8, 13

WC Ophthalmology 1 – Age Related Macular Degeneration Update In Australia, in 2010, in the older than 50 age group 1 in 7 persons had ARMD. This is expected to double by 2030. The presentation will discuss treatment options for wet age related macular degeneration, will emphasize the role of the general practitioner can play ensuring that optimal treatment is received. Sessions 2, 10

Suturing 2 – Advanced This session will provide a hands -on approach to more complex suturing techniques, expanding on haemostasis and use of anaesthetics in cutaneous surgery. Pigs trotters will be used to practice more complex suturing techniques. Complications of dermal repair will be discussed. Sessions 3, 9, 15 Bydand Medical & The International College of Surgeons

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Ophthalmology 3 – Vein Occlusions in the Eye as a Sign of Systemic Disease – Update Vein occlusions are sight-threatening conditions that can affect the contralateral eye as well. Using clinical examples the presentation will show how the general practitioner can contribute to avoid involvement of the contralateral eye, optimize ocular and systemic outcomes. Ophthalmological treatment options will also be discussed. Sessions 9, 11

Surgical & Biopsy Techniques Biopsies are a vital part of diagnosis and thus management of skin cancers. Different cancers are best diagnosed with different biopsy techniques. This talk will explain biopsy techniques in detail and pigs trotters will be available to practice these techniques. Further uses of punch biopsies will also be demonstrated like punch extrusion of cysts and lipomas. OH&S regulations state that closed shoes MUST be worn when dissecting or handling surgical instruments in case of any mishaps. Sessions 5, 6, 12 Bydand Medical & the Skin Cancer College Australasia

Dr Nandor Jaross

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1. Probiotics, Pregnancy and Mastitis

Mr Neville Turner

Australian College of Optometry

WC Spirometry The Spirometry Program delivered by The Benchmarque Group is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to prepare a client for measurement of spirometry, provide an interpretation and management of ventilatory impairment. Following this 90 minute session, participants will have the option to apply to complete the Nationally Accredited Spirometry Program Code HLTPAT414C. Sessions 5, 7, 14 Presented by The Benchmarque Group and supported by Biomedex

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Ms Amie Skilton

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2. A Pathway to Success – Collaborative Eyecare A joint Australian College of Optometry (ACO) and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) clinic provided positive clinical outcomes for specific patients referred to the RVEEH. This collaborative model can be used to provide improved access to care for patients and suggests alternative referral pathways for public eyecare. Sessions 3, 8, 15

Discovery of the GDM pathway revolutionises the approach to infant/child immune-disorder prevention, as studies reveal immune development may be manipulated long before birth. Utilising systemic probiotic translocation – drive appropriate immune modulation and maturation and thus lower the risk of pre-term labour, metabolic syndrome, allergy, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions in offspring, as well as mood disorders and mastitis. Sessions 4, 10, 12

1. Working Eye to Eye with Optometry

Mr Roman Serebrianik

2. Early Nutritional Interventions for Age Related Macular Degeneration Can nutritional medicine play a role in early intervention in macular degeneration? This workshop discusses macular degeneration etiology and examines the role key nutrients can play in the course of the disease. This workshop also discusses the implications of the findings of the recent AgeRelated Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) involving over 4000 participants on current macular degeneration protocols for early intervention and disease management, as well as reviewing the body of evidence in this evolving area. Sessions 1, 7, 14 Blackmores

Bayer Australia

Optometrists are primary eyecare providers delivering over 7 million Medicare services annually. While already having strong links with GP’s, there is scope for further collaboration. This workshop will highlight common patient presentations where shared care between GP’s and optometrists would be of benefit to enhance patient outcomes. Use of diagnostic technology will also be showcased. Sessions 4, 6, 13

WB 1. Effects of Inadequate Nutrient Levels in Pregnancy and Treatment Options An estimated 20% of Australian women in their reproductive years have low or marginal levels of iron. Inadequate levels of iodine intake have also been found in Australian pregnant women with recent research demonstrating that mild to severe iodine deficiency during gestation is associated with neurocognitive sequelae. This workshop discusses current recommendations and evidence on key essential nutrients for your pregnant patients in addition to how to ensure your patient is obtaining recommended nutrient levels. Dosing to achieve optimal nutrient levels whilst minimising side effects and risks will also be discussed. Sessions 5, 6, 11

Ophthalmology 2 – Diabetic Retinopathy Update Recently, there is an increasing emphasis on the systemic management of diabetic retinopathy. Using clinical examples the presentation will show the need for cooperation between the general practitioner and the ophthalmologist to optimize visual outcome. Sessions 1, 12

Suturing 3 – Flap Repairs of the Skin Principles of flap repair with an introduction to advancement flaps and angle sutures. This workshop will give you ample opportunity to practice these versatile flaps using pigs’ trotters and seek practical advice from experienced doctors where necessary. Sessions 4, 7, 11

WB

BioCeuticals

Suturing 1 – Basic

Taping 1 – The Shoulder Rotator cuff problems, the A-C joint, shoulder dislocation and stabilisation, impingement problems. Sessions 2, 9

Taping 2 – The Knee Patello-femoral, Collateral ligament injuries, Osgood-schlatters & tendinopathies. Sessions 3, 14

Taping 3 – Foot & Ankle

Lateral ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis. Sessions 8, 15 Mr Nick Ames

Supported by an Educational Grant from Elastoplast


GPCE WORKSHOP SYNOPSES WD

Diabetes Related Foot Ulceration Management in the GP Setting

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This workshop will cover woundcare management of Diabetes Related Foot Ulceration. In this session we will look at how barriers to healing (non-viable tissue, infection, exudate management and pressure) affect chronic wound closure, and review how current products work to address these issues. It will also cover vital tips for patients with diabetes on how to prevent diabetic ulcers. Sessions 4, 10, 12

Acute Fracture Management in the GP Setting This workshop will cover the basic goals of acute fracture management. It will coach you through applications of traditional plaster as well as modern fibreglass splints for the most commonly fractured bones (distal radius, scaphoid and also a short leg application). It will also cover vital tips for patients to monitor their injury and care for their splint. Sessions 1, 7, 13 Smith & Nephew

WE These NPS MedicineWise workshops are recognised for the Quality Prescribing Initiative (QPI) of the Practice Incentives Program (PIP).

Mr Sam Patten Presented by Sam Patten Pty Ltd and supported by Lima Orthopaedics Australia

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WE 1. Intrauterine Contraception – Giving Australian Women Options

This workshop will provide an overview of the oral contraceptive options available in Australia, outlining their different regimens and noncontraceptive indications. Discussing clinical considerations will assist participants in appropriate pill selection for their patients. Sessions 3, 10, 13

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WG

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia • BPH is the most common cause of LUTS in older men • LUTS due to BPH can have significant impact on patients’ quality of life • the GP is typically the first point of contact for men with LUTS • Serious complications may occur if BPH is left untreated Sessions 2, 9, 10 GlaxoSmithKline

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1. Dermoscopy – Improving Diagnosis Dermoscopy is an essential tool for healthcare professionals attempting early diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions. Studies have shown that use of dermoscopy can increase diagnostic accuracy up to 35% more than a clinical diagnosis. We present the basic concepts of dermoscopy and straightforward methods for rapidly assessing suspicious pigmented skin lesions using a dermatoscope, which can lead to improved diagnosis. Sessions 4, 9, 14

2. Melanoma – Diagnosis and Monitoring of Medium to High-Risk Patients Melanoma is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Australia. Management of medium to high-risk patients can be difficult, however there are simple techniques that when employed can make management and diagnosis easier. We will discuss the Total Body Photography, digital imaging (dermoscopic and clinical) and sequential monitoring using actual case scenarios to demonstrate how these can aid in the management of patients at risk of melanoma. Sessions 5, 10, 15 MoleMap

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1. What’s New in Type 2 This session aims to provide GPs with an update on recent advances in type 2 diabetes care. The presenters will bring clinically relevant research and developments to the attendees which will pave the way for advancement in evidence based best practice management of T2DM. Clinicians who attend the session will learn about changes to T2DM guidelines, glycaemic targets, diagnostic criteria. New therapeutic options will be discussed including their pros and cons as well as clinical practicalities of their use in rural, remote and indigenous communities. Sessions 4, 8, 12

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Chronic Kidney Disease CKD is a highly significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. With CKD individuals have a 2-3 fold greater risk of cardiac death than without CKD. This workshop focuses on the relationship between kidney function and absolute cardiovascular risk, and the importance of addressing cardiovascular risk in patients with CKD; exploring the special aspects of CVD risk reduction in people with CKD in general practice, and highlights the differences a CKD diagnosis will make to the management strategies, treatment targets and therapy choices for your patients. Sessions 4, 8, 14 Kidney Health Australia

ENT 3 – The Neck Lump, Thyroid and Dysphonia Dysphonia and hoarseness are common complaints. The direct laryngoscopic correlation of clinical presentations will be shown. Simple algorithms for managing thyroid disorders and the assessment of neck lumps in general practice are also discussed. Sessions 6, 12 International College of Surgeons

3. Androgen Deficiency Androgen deficiency affects about 1 in 200 men under 60 and possibly as many as 1 in 10 men over the age of 60. This session will address the diagnosis of patients with androgen deficiency presented in its various forms and detail management options currently available. Sessions 5, 9, 11 Bayer Australia

ENT 2 – Comprehensive Sino-Nasal Assessment A complete guide to history, hands-on endoscopic assessment and radiologic assessment of the sino-nasal tract with video correlations will be presented. An approach to infective and inflammatory sino-nasal pathology will be included with a focus on common conditions of rhinitis and chronic sinus diseases. Sessions 2, 11

This workshop will provide an overview of the options available for intrauterine contraception in Australia, including the indications and possible barriers to their use. Discussing the medical eligibility and other factors will help participants identify appropriate patients and discuss intrauterine contraception with them. Sessions 4, 8, 14

2. Getting the Most from the Pill – Oral Contraception Update

ENT 1 – The Ear This workshop will take an outside-in approach to the ear. Conditions of the external ear, ear trauma and foreign bodies will be covered with their management. Assessment of the blocked ear, otitis media and Eustachian tube dysfunction for the middle ear will be discussed. Finally, the evaluation and management of hearing loss and occupational/medico-legal implications will be included. Sessions 1, 7

2. Older and Wiser – Promoting Safe Use of Medicines in Older People Medicines related problems have been shown to cause 30% of unplanned hospitalisations in Australians over 75 years of age. This workshop promotes the safe use of medicines in this age group with a focus on: • Individualising therapy based on changing treatment goals • Identifying and addressing medicines related problems • Developing and documenting a plan in action with the older person. Sessions 1, 7, 12 NPS MedicineWise

Why You Should Renovate Your Practice A professionally renovated practice will achieve more than the obvious workflow benefits, patient and staff comfort and a sense of personal wellbeing - it will help attract the right patients, make you more ‘referrable’, help you attract associates / partners and substantially add to the value of your business at time of sale. Learn the principles of effective practice design and how to leverage your ‘state of the art’ practice for business and personal benefit. Sessions 3, 7, 12 Medifit

1. Which Tests Make a Difference? Preventive Activities in General Practice This workshop will facilitate a case based peer discussion focusing on the Preventive activities recommended in General Practice for 40-49 year olds. We will provide the latest evidence on why certain tests are and are not recommended to be performed routinely in healthy asymptomatic 40-49 year olds, with a particular focus on Prostate Specific Antigen and Thyroid function tests. Sessions 2, 6, 15

A Guide To Treating Hip Pain How to identify hip pain symptoms and what they indicate. When and where to refer. Conservative and surgical treatment options. Managing patient expectations. Post operative patient management. Sessions 5, 6, 15

2. Nuts and Bolts of Type 2 Diabetes Management This session will review the various resources (clinical and software tools, guides and systems) that are available to GPs to help optimise the standard of type 2 diabetes care. This includes the AUSDRISK tool for early detection of T2DM, the position statement of the Australian Diabetes Society which provides guidance on how to individualise therapy for people with T2DM and new guidelines for GPs on T2DM management which have been updated regularly. Clinicians who attend this session will be equipped with a better understanding of the resources that are available in a ‘time poor’ GP practice to help them in the battle against type 2 diabetes. Sessions 5, 9, 13 Bristol-Myers Squibb & AstraZeneca – Working Together in Diabetes


GPCE WORKSHOP SYNOPSES WH Using the eHealth Record System to Add Value to Clinical Consultations – Part 1

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Are you ready for tomorrow’s clinical consultation where the patient asks about their personally controlled electronic health (eHealth) record? Do you know what information you can find in the national eHealth record? Do you understand the purpose, benefits and opportunities of the eHealth record system as they relate to your clinical consultations?

Using the eHealth Record System to Add Value to Clinical Consultations – Part 2 So you know about the eHealth record system but how are you going to use it? Learn practical ways to incorporate eHealth records into your clinical workflow, what and when to upload, and how to create and maintain a high quality shared health summary. Please note that this 2 part workshop series must be completed within the same Group. Group A – Sessions 2 & 3 / Group B – Sessions 14 & 15

2. Physical Activity, Positive Lifestyle and Risk Factors – and What Medicines we should use Do you prescribe “healthy diet”, or write repeat scripts for Alzheimer’s disease medication for your patients? Do you understand the use of Anticholinesterase inhibitors in dementia? Or, are you just a “therapeutic nihilist” when it comes to dementia? Sessions 3, 11

3. Complications and Behavioural Changes in Dementia – How to Better Manage the Distressed Dementia Patient When your patient has an episode of delirium or confusion, is there something you can do about it before it gets worse”? Improving your skills in behaviour management can only improve the patient’s well-being, particularly when managed at home. Sessions 6, 12

How Protected is your Practice Information? – Part 2 This session continues on from Part 1 by focusing on key categories out of the 12 basic computer and security categories that need to be addressed in developing practice systems. It will also focus on the CISS series of templates that enable general practices to build a comprehensive suite of computer and information security policies and procedures. Please note that this is a 2 part workshop series. Sessions 6 & 7 RACGP

4. The Carer as the Patient and the Burden of Care – How can you stop “Bob” driving and the Legal Issues – The Practice or Community Nurse Community services are stretched to the limit, and so is the carer looking after a person with some form of dementia. Understand the legal and financial issues, or engage community or practice nursing staff, to assist you and the carer in the “management plan”. Sessions 7, 13 Presented on behalf of Alzheimer’s Australia through an NQDCI funding grant

WH The Best Care Possible – Supporting Quality of Life for Patients with a Life Limiting Illness and their Families General practice plays a critical role in the care of people with a life limiting illness. In this session palliative care clinical practitioners will share expertise and insights that will assist GP’s to provide quality care for people with a life limiting illness and through the end of life. Sessions 1, 10, 11 Palliative Care Victoria

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1. BP Software – E-Health update

2. BP Software – 3rd Party Solutions

3. BP Software – Actions, Reminders & Preventative Health

Getting your patients back in for improved care. Sessions 4, 11

4. BP Software – BPC & BPM Workflow – Interested in Best Practice Software? This workshop will give Doctors, Nurses and Practice Staff an in-depth look into the workflow behind an integrated software solution to streamline your surgery. Sessions 5, 13 Best Practice Software

WI It’s in the Blood – Diagnosis, Treatment and Screening for Haemoglobinopathies in Australia Haemoglobinopathies are the most common single gene disorders globally. With changing migration patterns leading to an increase in their prevalence in Australia, carrier screening and treatment has become a critical component of pre-pregnancy and antenatal care for general practitioners. This session will cover what you need to know about the causes and symptoms of haemoglobinopathies, including alpha and beta thalassaemia, and sickle cell disease, and provide you with information on the latest treatment regimes, implications for care in general practice, and recommended protocols for carrier screening before or during pregnancy. Sessions 3, 6, 12 A/Prof Donald K Bowden

1. Managing Chronic Pain that is Impacting Quality of Life One in five Australian adults experiences chronic pain that may interfere with their ability to undertake day-to-day activities. This session focuses on implementing a multimodal pain management plan to manage chronic pain that is no longer adequately controlled by conservative methods of analgesia. Sessions 1, 10, 14

Integrated EFTPOS (TYRO). Appointment SMS’s, Web Appointments and Device Integration. Start utilising an integrated solution to save your Practice time and money. Sessions 2, 9

Managing Chronic Non-Cancer Pain The number of patients presenting with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP) in general practice is growing and often this condition can prove to be a dilemma for satisfactory management. These workshops will focus on the multidisciplinary approach to pain management, pain assessment as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for each of the two different scenarios.

Find out the latest developments in E-Health. Learn how to use Secure Messaging, E-Scripts and the PCEHR Sessions 1, 8

1. Diagnosis, Tests, Scans and new Biomarkers – Case studies Do some of your patients have early dementia, or just Mild Cognitive Impairment? While there is currently no cure, there is a need to gain more knowledge and understanding of the tests used, the Biomarkers available and how, to assess and better manage these patients. Sessions 2, 8

How Protected is your Practice Information? – Part 1 General practices are required to put in place good systems and processes to protect clinical and business information and understand the security risks and threats to practice information. This session focuses on the new edition of the RACGP Computer and information security standards (CISS) and what general practices can do to protect against potential exposure to loss of sensitive data.

Alzheimers & Dementia To qualify for the ALM, Category 1 x 40 QI&CPD points you must attend 4 sessions below or seminar S5A & 3 of the below sessions, each part runs for 1 ½ hours (total of 6 hours) and complete a predisposing activity and post activity reflection – otherwise you will receive two Category 2 points per hour of education. If you have previously completed this ALM you will not be eligible to reapply for the ALM.

2. Mixed Pain Aetiology – A Complex Case Study This case focuses on the proper pain assessment and history taking of patients suffering from mixed pain states. It looks at the initiation of treatment plans and assisting patients to set goals as part of an overall pain management strategy. The case will also follow the patient through subsequent visits and look at treatment plan adjustments and reassessment of goals as a means of improving long term functionality and quality of life outcomes. Sessions 2, 9, 15 Mundipharma

WK Assessing, Diagnosing and Managing Premature Ejaculation in Primary Care Setting Aims to provide GPs with the latest insights into the relationship between the psychological, neurological and pharmacological aspects of managing premature ejaculation and the impact on the patient and their relationships. A co-ordinated approach between the patient, psychologist and GP will lead to the development of optimal management plans. Sessions 3, 6, 12 A. Menarini Australia

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GPCE WORKSHOP SYNOPSES WK

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

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The causative role of untreated hearing loss in cognitive decline has been clearly demonstrated in scientific studies. This workshop will present a literature review of the signs and downstream effects of untreated hearing loss; ways to identify hearing loss and an overview of contemporary solutions. Sessions 4, 7, 11 Dr Elaine Saunders

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Blamey Saunders hears

1. Diagnosis and Management of BCC and SCC in GP Practices Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) – i.e. BCC and SCC - are the most common cancer in Australia, with GPs being the ‘first-port-of-call’ to diagnose these skin cancers in most people. This workshop will look at the most recent evidence based literature to diagnose and treat NMSCs, and will identify which subtypes of NMSCs that should potentially be referred on for management. Sessions 1, 7, 11

Dr Alex Ades

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While melanoma is less common than BCC & SCC, it is life-threatening and needs to be identified at an early stage to offer patients the best chance of survival. Correlating the clinical and pathologic findings of a melanoma, helps GPs to best manage this skin cancer for their patients. This workshop aims to help GPs in the diagnosis and management of melanoma in clinical practice. Sessions 2, 6, 12

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Cardiac Arrhythmias & ECG Interpretation GPs are often the first to see abnormal ECGs when done in general practice. This interactive workshop will focus on various case based ECGs that require intervention at the general practice level. ECGs such as Acute Infarcts, AV Blocks, Brugada syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson White syndrome and electrolyte disturbance (eg hypercolledria and atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias) will be discussed. Sessions 3, 4, 8, 9, 14, 15

WL Financial Intelligence for Medical Professionals – “Wealth & Health go hand in hand” This session will allow delegates to learn & discover the secrets to eliminating personal debt, legally minimising tax, build assets to replace income, correct debt structuring to invest and how to maximise superannuation returns (SMSF). Sessions 5, 10, 13 Mr Julio De’Laffitte

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JDL Strategies

Dealing with Depression – MHST Dealing with Depression is a new, highly interactive program that aims to provide general practitioners with a practical framework for diagnosing and managing depression. The program uses case based learning to explore the key challenges for GPs caring for patients with depression and to devise effective strategies to address these. Accreditation: • 40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1 • 30 ACRRM PRPD • Approved by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) for Mental Health Skills Training (MHST) To qualify for this ALM, you must attend all four parts each running 1.5hrs. This ALM must be completed in 1 day. Sessions 6, 7, 8, 9 Black Dog Institute

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Dealing with Anxiety Disorders – FPS CPD This highly interactive 6 hour workshop aims to provide GPs with a comprehensive theoretical understanding of anxiety disorders together with an extensive range of skills and strategies to better manage anxiety in their practices. Clinical scenarios form the basis of the learning as participants explore how anxiety disorders arise, how they are maintained and the role general practitioners can play in addressing these effectively. The program aims to further develop the core skills necessary for GPs providing FPS services in their practices. Extensive opportunities for skills practice and case discussion throughout the day will assist GPs to gain further confidence and competence in the effective use of psychological strategies. To qualify for this ALM, you must attend all four parts each running 1.5hrs. This ALM must be completed in 1 day. Sessions 11, 12, 13, 14 Black Dog Institute

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Advanced Gynaecology Melbourne

CPR Plus for Professionals In this one hour session, learn how to manage the team during CPR. Our paramedics will have you confident in managing a collapse where team CPR and the defibrillator are required. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. Participants will be required to demonstrate CPR on adult, child and baby manikins and complete a short multiple choice questionnaire. A certificate with the National Course Code HLTCPR201B Perform CPR will be issued to successful participants and is recognised by the RACGP QI&CPD Program. Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 Cynergex Group

2. Clinicopathologic Correlation in the Diagnosis and Management of Melanoma

Dr Jeremy Banky

Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology Ambulatory Gynaecology represents a change from traditional care pathways to more cost effective, patient centred approaches. Open access day procedure units are replacing traditional specialist consultations and inpatient surgery. In order to appropriately meet patients’ needs GPs will have to upgrade their skills and understand new referral pathways. The course provides a comprehensive view on common gynaecological problems and the new Ambulatory Procedural Gynaecology model of care. Please note that this ALM is in five parts must be completed in 1 day. Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Management of Medical Emergencies in the General Practice “Good emergency medicine is 10% clinical skill and 90% good logistics” Successful management of an unexpected medical emergency in your practice demands a quick and well co-ordinated response by the practitioner and the whole support team. To obtain the best outcome requires a range of skills, knowledge, equipment and a system that everyone understands. This professional training course not only provides clinical skills and knowledge but provides the systems and processes needed for the practice team to provide a high level of care to the stricken patient. This course outlines the science underpinning current resuscitation practices before being introduced to the risk assessment approach which underpins the treatment algorithms that have been developed to manage the emergency. Based upon these algorithms, simple and easy to use equipment to enable the practitioner and the team to manage airway, breathing and circulation will be identified. Techniques taught include team CPR, defibrillation, the use of laryngeal mask airways, monitoring of SpO2 and CO2, use of first line medications and packaging of the trauma victim. Participants will be broken into groups where our paramedics will step them through the equipment and protocols giving consolidation of skills and techniques required to manage a serious medical emergency to the highest possible level. Practical scenarios will bring the logistics and processes of managing a serious medical emergency to life. Delegates attending this ALM will complete the required CPR module required as part of the 2011 - 2013 RACGP QI&CPD program. Please Note: Participants attending this course have the option of having Cynergex Group register their 40 (Category 1) points with the RACGP and receiving a Nationally Accredited Certificate. There is an additional cost of $55, paid directly to Cynergex for this option. Forms will be made available on the day of training for you to complete if you would like to have your points registered with the RACGP. Please note that this is a 1 day ALM and that delegates must attend all 5 parts within the same Group. Group A – Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Group B (Rural Focus) – Sessions 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 Group C – Sessions 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 Dr John Fahey

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THE 2013 MELBOURNE GPCE EXHIBITION

140 Healthcare Companies See the latest products and brands related to general practice. Showcasing over 140 leading healthcare brands, the exhibition offers invaluable networking opportunities and a chance to stay up-to-date with new innovations.

Meet the Expert

museum of medicine

Featuring educational sessions on the expo floor across a range of clinical and business topics, Meet the Expert provides Healthcare Professionals with FREE education (Earn Category 2 QI&CPD points per session).

Discover medicine throughout the ages at the Museum of Medicine. Cast your eye over historical artifacts and medical findings. Plus test your medical knowledge with Diagnose This (a photo gallery of patient medical cases).

Exhibitors

GPCE & PNCE Member Loyalty Program Visit www.gpce.com.au for more details on the member loyalty program.

Event Only Discounts & Competitions Don’t miss out on all the ‘Event Only’ discounts and offers from GPCE exhibitors, including loads of competitions to enter! Don’t forget to enter the GPCE Passport Competition!

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A. Menarini...............................3032 a2 Dairy Products Australia........ 1018 AFT Pharmaceuticals..................8018 AGPAL........................................ D05 Amazing Super Health............... 2017 Amgen Australia – Oncology.....6039 Andrology Australia.................... D22 Aspen Pharma OTC...................1004 Aspen Pharma OTC.................. 2004 Aspen Pharmacare Australia......1000 Australian Mortgage Brokers.....2031 Bayer Australia Limited............. 6006 Best Practice Software...............9016 BioCeuticals...............................4031 Blackmores................................4037 Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Alliance...............................7022 Bristol-Myers Squibb.................4030 Bristol-Myers Squibb / AstraZeneca Alliance.................8022 Bydand Medical........................ 9006 City Fertility Centre......................D18 CommBank Mortgage Innovation.................................4019 Cynergex Group....................... 7004 Department of Veterans’ Affairs.5006 Derma Medical Systems.............7036 DocAppointments.com.au........ 9008 Dr Marie.................................... 7018 Ecomed.....................................3030 Egg Nutrition Council................4016 Eli Lilly Australia.........................6037 Ethical Nutrients........................6036 GPMHSC...................................9032 Health Communication Network.5018 HealthEngine............................ 4000 Heart Foundation......................6032 HiQCell by Regeneus.................. D04

Independent Practitioner Network....................................6030 International Medical Recruitment................................ D03 Investec Specialist Bank.............8020 JDL Strategies Australia..............7007 JLM Accutek Healthcare............6016 Key Pharmaceuticals..................2021 Landmark Investments...............3031 Lowe Financial Group................3016 MD Briefcase...............................D16 Medacs.....................................4018 Medical Media...........................9030 Medifit Pty Ltd...........................3039 MedRecruit................................9036 Medshop Australia....................7030 Medtech Global.........................6038 MoleMap by Dermatologists.... 7006 MS Health.................................7020 Neilmed..................................... 3017 Nipro Australia..........................5016 Northern Territory Medicare Local..........................3037 On the Line...............................1034 Ozhealth Pharma........................ D01 Palliative Care Victoria.................D21 Primary Health Care...................3022 Qiagen......................................5007 RACGP......................................7032 Skin Cancer College Australiasia.6007 Swisse Wellness.........................6033 Thalassaemia Australia............... D26 The Critical Group..................... 2016 The Doctors’ Health Fund......... 4006 Unconventional Conventions...... D09 Warner & Webster.................... 4005 Westpac Healthcare................. 4007 Zedmed.................................... 5004

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GPCE REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATION 3 eASY WAYS TO REGISTER Scan the QR Code to view the registration page online, visit www.gpce.com.au/register or call the GPCE Registration team on 1800 358 879 / 02 9211 7454.

Registration Fees *includes GST Early Bird Rate (up to 5 September)

2nd Early Bird (6 September – 10 October)

Full Rate (from 11 October)

Platinum Club Rate

• Rates are per room/apartment per night in AUD including GST based on a maximum of two adults per bedroom, using existing bedding. • Bedding configuration is subject to availability. Bookings received within 30-days of arrival may be subject to availability. • Breakfast & parking are additional charges unless otherwise stated.

Crowne Plaza MelbournE

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$55 per session

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ACCOMMODATION

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other Registration Fees *includes GST 2 DAYS

3 DAYS

Practice Managers

$352

$440

$550

Registrars for full GPCE program

$352

$440

$550

$77

EXHIBITION ONLY IS FREE TO ATTEND FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS What You Need to Know About Registration • Please have your preferred sessions ready for online registration. • Seminars – Generally 1 hour in duration and are lecture style sessions. • Workshops – Generally 1 hour and are hands-on/case study focused sessions. • You can register online (www.gpce.com.au/register) or by calling 1800 358 879 / 02 9211 7454 • All sessions are subject to availability. Registering early is advised.

Cancellation Policy All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the GPCE team. If the cancellation is received in writing prior to the 11 October 2013 a 50% cancellation fee will apply. If received after the 11 October 2013, there will be no refund.

REGISTER TO BE A FACILITATOR AND ONLY PAY $440* TO ATTEND! Choose your preferred ALM and sessions, and tick the box to say you would like to facilitate on the online registration. You will receive a HUGE registration fee reduction – normally $990 – and be part of the GPCE. Facilitate up to a maximum of 6 sessions during the conference and receive: • Category 1 and/or Category 2 QI&CPD points • Complimentary parking • Lunch daily • Entry to Networking Drinks on 16 November * Closing 11 October 2013 (subject to change)

Situated in one of Melbourne’s prime locations, the hotel is adjacent to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre & only a few minutes walk from the south bank of Melbourne’s Yarra River, the Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct & Etihad Stadium. $260 – Standard Room – Queen Bed or 2 x Double Beds

Crown Metropol

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006 Experience contemporary luxury in its purest form at Melbourne’s new Crown Metropol hotel. The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the Crown Entertainment Complex, while Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Docklands & the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre are just a short walk away. $270 – Luxe Room – King Bed or 2 Queen Beds $300 – Luxe Room including breakfast for one $330 – Luxe Room including breakfast for two

Adina Apartments Hotel

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NextGen GP

1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3005

550 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Adina Apartments Northbank presents immaculately decorated & designed apartments – all with the highest quality furnishings & features. Located opposite the Melbourne Convention Centre, walking distance to Southbank’s famous restaurants, Crown Entertainment Complex & the shopping mecca of Bourke Street Mall. $215 – One Bedroom Apartment – King/Queen Bed

Grand Hotel

33 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 The Grand Hotel Melbourne is an historic Melbourne icon, with a unique & distinguished personality. Be enchanted by the evocation of a bygone era in the midst of a modern & dynamic Melbourne city. You’ll find the hotel conveniently close to all of Melbourne’s iconic attractions, including the Crown Casino, Etihad Stadium & the Yarra River’s Southbank precinct with a myriad of restaurants and cafes. $220 – Studio Suite – King Bed $250 – One Bedroom Suite – King Bed

Travelodge Southbank

9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006 Travelodge Southbank is ideally positioned for you to experience all that this vibrant city of Melbourne has to offer. You are within easy walking distance to great restaurants, cafés & bars (chargeback facilities available with some restaurants in Southbank), impressive shopping, renowned art galleries & the Crown Casino. $169 – Guest Room – King Bed or 2 x Single Beds PLEASE NOTE:

A security deposit is required upon CHECK IN by the guest to cover any incidentals. This will be refunded to your credit card 5-10 days from checking out. ** Please note bedding configuration on booking form. 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments can have Queen/Twin bedding configuration Accommodation Cancellation Policy: All hotels will charge a 100% cancellation fee for all cancellations received within 30 working days of arrival and for any no shows.Notice of cancellation and changes must be provided in writing to gpce@infosalons.com.au or Fax 02 9211 7454. For enquiries please contact Info Salons Australia Pty Ltd ABN 34 003 947 037 Tel. 02 9211 7454 Fax: 02 9211 7601 (from overseas Tel: +61 2 9211 7454 Fax: +61 2 9211 7601) Email: gpce@infosalons.com.au

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