GP Education

Healthscope has been an accredited Provider of Professional Development (CPD) with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) since 2005. 

As part of Healthscope, Knox Private Hospital offers a suite of CPD activities as part of our Community of Learning program. Our activities cater to ongoing educational needs of local General Practitioners and other healthcare professionals in our region. 

Our CPD activities are designed to address topics across a broad range of therapeutic areas relevant to GPs, including cardiac and emergency medicine, surgery, cancer care, medicine, mental health, rehabilitation and more. We partner with our valued specialists and other health professions to deliver programs that are interactive and practical, with an emphasis on best practice and innovation. 

We also offer individualized GP education opportunities for your practice. Please contact our GP Liaison Officer (details supplied below) to learn more about these.

Our upcoming education events are published below. 

For further information about our GP Education program please contact: 
GPEducation.Knox@healthscope.com.au

 

Our Community of Learning program for the 2020-2022 triennium will offer: 

CPD Accredited Activities – 40 points (previously Category 1) 

Peer Group Learning workshops, resources 

Coming Soon - Receive information on upcoming CPD activities by registering to Knox Private Hospital GP Updates

 

CPD Activities – 2 points per hour (previously Category 2) 

Onsite seminars, live-stream/recorded webinars  

Upcoming GP Events

Improving Women's Health Outcomes - The GP's role

INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

Date: Tuesday 5 October | 7:00pm to 8:30pm (AEST)

Speakers:

Join us for this live, online and interactive meeting hosted by Knox Private Hospital, where the presenters will discuss the sign and symptoms, the latest modes of diagnosis and treatment for a range of medical conditions most prevalent in women.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply health screening and identify management tools in long-term chronic illness common for in women mid and older life, in cardiac and vascular disease
  2. Summarize the assessment of OAB symptoms and examine management options including conservative, pharmacotherapy and advanced treatment

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio

M: 0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

Past Events – Webinars on demand (view recorded Webinars and receive CPD points for the 2020-2022 triennium)

ENT Update for General Practice

INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday 15 September | 7:00pm to 8:30pm (AEST)

Speakers:

Upskill and earn QA&CPD points with the flexibility of an online clinical webinar. Our ENT surgeons will challenge you with five interactive patient scenarios to help you confidently assess and manage a variety of ENT and head and neck conditions commonly seen in general practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate Sino nasal symptoms that require urgent ENT referral.
  2. Apply the fundamental principles for sound surgical planning to avoid aesthetic and functional problems.
  3. Analyze indications, advantages and adverse effects associated with sleep surgery
  4. Evaluate the differential diagnoses for a patient presenting with a cheek mass.
  5. Understand best practice guidelines for the assessment and management of a child with acute otitis media.

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M:
0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

Pancreas, Liver & Bowel Diseases: Making a diagnosis, when to worry & new treatment options

INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday, 1 September 2021 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm (AEST)

Speakers:

This interactive online webinar aims inform General Practitioners about symptoms and modes of diagnosis and treatmentfor pancreatic cancer, functional bowel disease as well as management options for fatty liver and its complications andeffective treatment for H.pylori. General practitioners are often be the first point of contact for patients presenting withsymptoms of pancreatic cancer which often presents quite late, and are the main support for patients managing thesymptoms of functional bowel disease and fatty liver, as well as patients who need treatment for H.pylori.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and the multi-modal diagnosis, which does not always require tissue.
  2. Understand the multidisciplinary approach for management of FBD and that there is no evidence it causes cancer or goes on to cause other conditions.
  3. Implement the management of fatty liver, which is linked to cirrhosis and its complications, learning how to do this better.

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M: 0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

Back to the Future: Hips, Spine & Pain

Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021

Location: Knox Private Hospital Boronia Rooms, 262 Mountain Highway Vic 3152

Agenda:


  • 6.30pm - Registration
  • 7.00-8.30pm - Presentations

A buffet style dinner will be available from 6.00pm

Speakers:

  • Mr Craig Donahue
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Buttock Pain – Is it the Hip or Spine?
    Spino-pelvic mobility and hip replacement
  • Mr Ali Humadi
    Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
    What can be done for patients with back pain and sciatica?
  • Dr Andrew Teichtahl
    Rheumatologist
    Optimising Diagnostic Investigations in Rheumatology – What’s useful, What’s not?

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and assess common patterns of Hip and Spine pathology, how to differentiate between them. GP’s will identify the optimal time to refer to Orthopaedic surgeons for assessment.
  • Describing the latest advances in spinal surgery and technologies, including the use of the latest computer navigation in surgery and how these advances enhance patient outcomes.
  • Discussing the most currently utilised diagnostic investigations for early rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, polymyalgia rheumatica and non-specific pain syndromes and when it is appropriate to refer for consultant opinion, to maximize outcomes for patients.

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M:
0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au


Bloody dilemmas: Updates in Haematology

Ringwood Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting with Dr Nisha Thiagarajah, Dr Chloe Pek Sang Tang and Dr Sasanka Handunnetti.

General practitioners will often be the first point of contact for elderly patients and it is vital that they know how to assess and manage these patients prior to the patient seeing a Haematologist.

This webinar will discuss applying guidelines to interpreting anaemia, thrombosis management in the age of COVID and frailty and the management of haematologic malignancies.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Discuss shifting paradigms of treatment in haematology, where more options now exist for the frail patient.

2. Discuss the management of thrombosis during a time of increased restrictions and lockdowns

3. Evaluate the relevance of frailty to the diagnosis and management of haematologic malignancy.

4. Discuss shifting paradigms of treatment in haematology, where more options now exist for the frail patient.

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M:
0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

Breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue and dizziness: Aortic Stenosis - Symptoms, Causes, Management and Tailored treatment options

INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

Speakers


Dr Dinesh Natarajan
Interventional Cardiologist
Patient experiencing symptoms of Aortic Stenosis.


A/Prof Sonny Palmer
Cardiologist - Coronary & Structural Heart Intervention
TAVI - 10 years on and still going strong

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the causes of Aortic stenosis linked significant morbidity and mortality.
  • Discuss how the burden of Aortic Stenosis is set to increase with an ageing population.
  • Identify that severe Aortic stenosis is a treatable malignant heart valve condition.
  • Implement auscultation of each patient and when a murmur is heard, to consider a referral and/or echocardiogram.

View recorded webinar here.

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M: 0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au


Breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue and dizziness: Aortic Stenosis - diagnosis and tailored treatment options

Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 @ 6.30pm

Location: Sage Hotel 211 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134

Agenda:
6.30pm Registration
7.00-9.00pm Presentations and Dinner

Speakers:

Dr Dinesh Natarajan
Dinesh obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Melbourne and completed his Cardiology training at the Austin Hospital, Western and Eastern Health.

Following this, he was appointed the Yean L. Lim Interventional Fellow at Western Health. In 2016, he began an Interventional Fellowship in Valvular Heart; Disease at St Thomas’ Hospital London, a centre of excellence in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and structural heart procedures under the supervision of world-renowned Professors Simon Redwood and Bernard Prendergast. This fellowship was supported by the prestigious Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Structural Intervention scholarship.

Dr Dinesh Natarajan’s special interest areas include:

  • General Cardiology
  • Diagnosis and management of ischaemic heart disease (including advanced coronary assessment and
  • percutaneous coronary intervention)
  • Diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease (including infective endocarditis and TAVI)
  • Heart failure

A/Prof Sonny Palmer

Associate Professor Sonny Palmer is a Consultant Cardiologist with subspecialty expertise in Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention. Sonny is the clinical lead for the new Structural Heart Program at Knox Private Hospital, where TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) will be a new treatment option for patients with Aortic Stenosis.

Sonny graduated from The University of Melbourne and completed his clinical training in Cardiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He then completed subspecialty training in Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention at St Vincent’s Hospital and James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.

Sonny is the Clinical Lead of the Structural Heart Program at St Vincent’s Hospital. He is a Proctor and helps train future interventional and structural cardiologists.

Sonny was awarded a Doctorate at The University of Melbourne in 2016. He was the recipient of the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Heart Foundation (NHF) scholarships. He has been involved in several pioneering interventional trials, is actively involved in clinical research and is a supervisor of higher research degree candidates, FRACP physician trainees, junior doctors and Doctor of Medicine students.

A/Prof Sonny Palmer’s sub-specialty interest areas include:

  • Coronary Artery and Ischaemic Heart Disease
    • Cardiovascular risk factor management
    • Coronary angiography & percutaneous coronary intervention
    • CT coronary angiography
  • Structural Heart Disease
    • Valvular heart disease (aortic, mitral and tricuspid)
    • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty
    • ranscatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
    • Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr)
    • Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO), and atrial septal defects (ASD)

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the causes of Aortic stenosis linked significant morbidity and mortality.
  • Discuss how the burden of Aortic Stenosis is set to increase with an ageing population.
  • Identify that severe Aortic stenosis is a treatable malignant heart valve condition.
  • Implement auscultation of each patient and when a murmur is heard, to consider a referral and/or echocardiogram.

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M:
0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

Talking about Obesity, Gallstones and Reflux

When: Monday, 8 February 2021 @ 6.30pm

Where: Samsara Restaurant 5-7 Centreway, Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Agenda:

  • 6.30pm Registration
  • 7.00-9.00pm Presentations

Presenters:


Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M:
0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

What’s all the hype about Robotic Surgery? An interactive evening for GPs!

When: Thursday 28th January 2021 at 6:30pm

Where: Boronia Room - KnoxPrivate Hospital 262 Mountain Hwy Wantirna VIC 3152

Agenda:

  • 6:30pm Registration and Dinner
  • 7:00 - 8:00pm Presentation and Demonstration
  • 8:00 - 9:00pm GP interaction with Robot (time permitting)

Da Vinci Xi: The most capable system

Hear about the mostadvanced instrumentation, vision and features such as integrated table motion.The da Vinci Xi is versatile, flexible, with setup automation and guidance thatpromotes OR efficiency. It provides multi-quadrant access and is used for avariety of complex procedures

Speaker: Mr Kareem Marwan, General and Colorectal Surgeon

Inquiries to Julie Ciancio
M:
0439 240 238 | E: gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

 

On Demand CPD – Points self-recorded

Small group learning sessions with a visiting specialist in your practice. 

Upon completion, GPs submit via Quick Log hours for CPD points via the RACGP MyCPD portal. 

GP Liaison

Julie Ciancio
P 0439 240 238
E julie.ciancio@healthscope.com.au

 

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