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 

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

A Comprehensive Update in Cardiology
40-Point Accredited CPD Activity for GPs

Date: Saturday 18 June 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm (Registration 8:30am)

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

Parking: Free for attendees | Catering provided

Description:
Due to popular demand, this 40-point activity will be covered in one day andincludes lectures, case studies and detailed discussions.

Topics covered:

  • Structural Heart Disease, Coronary Disease, Heart Failure and Arrhythmmia
  • Predisposing activity will be emailed to registrants in advance

Speakers:

RSVP by Thursday 16 June, 2022 - Places are limited

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

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

Onsite seminars, live-stream/recorded webinars  

Upcoming GP Events

Our GP Education webinars can be viewed and QA& CPD points are allocated retrospectively.

Please visit the past events in the drop down boxes below.

Heart Health - Maximizing Outcomes in 2022

3 CPD Activity Points

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022 | | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Undertake learning about identifying Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease, explore management strategies and refine your skills in interpreting ECG’s.


Learning Outcomes:
  1. GP’s will Identify current heart failure management strategies and understand pharmacotherapy options available to their patients
  2. GP’s will apply learnings in order to initiate contemporary management strategies in implementing anticoagulation for patients with non-valvular heart disease
  3. GP’s will apply a systematic approach to confidently interpret ECGs for improved clinical decision making and referral

Enquiries to Julie Ciancio

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

Keeping a sense of Tumour: A GP Update on Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases
3 CPD Activity Points

Date: Wednesday 1 June 2022 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learning Outcomes:

  1. GP’s will apply learnings to identify Signs, Symptoms and cognitive effects of Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases, and will understand which current surgical interventions are available to patients, including when to refer for surgical intervention.
  2. GP’s will analyse the range of therapies currently available to patients with Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases and apply this knowledge when referring patients for treatment.
  3. GP’s will understand the Role of Radiotherapy in treating Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases, and identify side effects and treatment options for these.

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

Past Events & Webinars on Demand  – View recorded RACGP accredited education meetings and receive QA&CPD points for the 2020-2022 triennium

Neurological & Vascular Update for General Practitioners: Improving patient outcomes through collaborative care
3 CPD Points

RECORDING COMING SOON

Speakers:

Description:
Undertake learning regarding common Neurological and Vascular conditions, discuss assessment and management of and referral of these.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. GP’s will discuss the features of neurological and other causes of neck pain in adults that may present in general practice and outline a practical diagnostic approach to assessment and management.
  2. GP’s will identify the range of typical and atypical symptoms of peripheral arterial pathologies and their clinical presentations and discuss how this condition may benefit from further investigation and management.
  3. GP’s will Identify and assess the varied clinical manifestations of CSVD that present in general practice and identify the benefits of a holistic approach to clinical management.

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

Hormone Wars and Pelvic Flaws
3 CPD Points

Description:
Upskill and earn CPD points when you attend this live, online and interactive webinar by Knox Private Hospital.Learn new information and enhance existing knowledge relating to Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and thegenitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

Facilitators & Speakers:

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of PCOS and will apply latest evidence-based, best-practice management criteria to diagnosis, screening and risk factor assessment, impacting metabolic and psychological health depending on life stage.
  2. Evaluate individual requirements for nutrition, fertility and provide lifestyle advice to patients and will identify red flags for referral to specialists
  3. Assess women with pelvic floor dysfunction and discuss latest management options including advances in pelvic floor health and mesh surgery, as well as identify genitourinary syndrome of menopause - GSM
  4. Outline current management options for women with overactive bladder syndrome.

Enquiries to Julie Ciancio

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

The Skinny on Bariatric Surgery: The Latest Options, Outcomes, Risks and Post-Op Care

Description:
Upskill and earn CPD points when you attend this live, online and interactive webinar by Knox Private Hospital.Learn how bariatric surgery is an effective treatment option for patients with significant obesity and how GP’splay an integral role in the shared care and long-term management of obesity.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understanding the key principles of patientselection for Bariatric Surgery, includingbeneficial health outcomes for patients,including but not limited to Diabetes Mellitus.
  2. Applying information learned to formulatean individualized referral plan for patients,including discussing weight loss expectationsand health benefits with patients.
  3. Evaluating the different types of BariatricSurgery, including the benefits of each and beable to describe these to patients.
  4. Understanding the most appropriate optionsfor patients when considering these whenreferring patients for Bariatric Surgery.
  5. Applying knowledge to support patientsthrough their post op recovery from Bariatric Surgery.

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

3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

Leg Pain, Knee Pain - What You Kneed to Know!

Description:

Upskill and earn CPD points when you attend this live, online and interactive webinar by Knox Private hospital. Hear the latest information on symptoms, diagnosis, management and treatment for spinal and knee conditions, delivered by Specialist Neurosurgeon and Orthopaedic Surgeons. Know when to refer for imaging and facilitate patients in receiving appropriate rapid and effective intervention.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the key principles of diagnosing causes of pain, infection and knee stiffness post-operatively apply information learned to formulate an individualized management plan for patients.
  2. Analyze symptoms and diagnostic features of the swollen Knee following a sporting injury.
  3. Apply the most appropriate imaging options when referring patients with knee conditions.
  4. Assess, diagnose and apply treatment plans for patients with nonspecific leg pain and be able to differentiate leg pain of potential spinal origin.
  5. Understand the most appropriate imaging, for patients with lower back pain, evaluate the results.

Spine, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle: An Orthopaedic Update

Description:
Upskill and earn CPD points when you attend this live, online and interactive webinar by Knox Private Hospital. The latest information on symptoms, diagnosis, management and treatment of spinal, shoulder and foot and ankle conditions will be delivered by Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeons. Know when to refer for imaging and facilitate patients in receiving appropriate rapid and effective intervention.

Learning Objectives

  1. Key principles of diagnosing foot and ankle tendon injuries to help identify and diagnose common ligament injuries.
  2. Information to help formulate an individualized management plan for the sprained ankle.
  3. Red flag symptoms and diagnostic features of hip and spine pathology and how to differentiate between them
  4. Surgical and non-surgical options for holistic treatment of their patients for both cervical and lumbar spine conditions
  5. Assess, diagnose and formulate treatment plans for patients with a non-traumatic shoulder injury based on their evaluation.

3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

Oncology Case Studies - Recognizing Red Flags in General Practice

Description:
Ringwood Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Anuj Bohra, Mr Kevin McMillan, Mr Andy Simm and facilitated by Dr Lionel Lim.

This webinar aims to provide education to GP's about red flags for diagnosing symptoms of bladder, prostate, gastric, colorectal and skin cancers, and when to refer for specialist opinion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyse the relationship between heliobacter and gastric cancers, and identify signs and symptoms that require further investigation.
  2. Apply information learned to recognize red flags for colorectal cancers, and will apply these when making referrals for further examination, as well as referring to national guidelines.
  3. Summarise the gold standard investigations for microscopic haematuria and the clinical features that define high risk patients
  4. Analyse PSA and PI RAD and Bozniak score results to determine the need to refer for specialist review
  5. Identify which lesions require biopsy, which lesions should be excised or which lesions should be referred immediately for specialist review, based on clinical assessment and NHMRC Guidelines.

Improving Women's Health Outcomes - The GP's role
3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

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

ENT Update for General Practice
3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

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.

Pancreas, Liver & Bowel Diseases: Making a diagnosis, when to worry & new treatment options
3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

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.

Bloody dilemmas: Updates in Haematology
3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

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.

Breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue and dizziness: Aortic Stenosis - Symptoms, Causes, Management and Tailored treatment options
3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

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.

 

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

 

Our Assistance

... ... ... ...