The GP Update a one-day course run by GPs for GPs, focusing on several clinical areas and the latest guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of common conditions and disease states presented in general practice. The program collates the latest issues, literature, research and best-practice guidelines, interprets these for real life general practice, and helps you keep up to date with all current topics pertinent to primary care. The program follows a lecture-style approach with plenty of interaction from the audience, humour and visual cues to help get the messages across and keep you listening (and learning!) throughout the day.
The program is targeted to medical professionals working in general practice who do not have time to read all medical journals and attend various general practice education events but would like to keep up with current issues, implement new ideas into their practice, and continue to provide safe and effective patient care through training. Participants include general practitioners, general practice supervisors, general practice medical educators, overseas trained doctors, general practice registrars, medical students on placement in general practice, and general practice nurses and nurse practitioners.
The GP Update is the only program of its type to be completely free
from pharmaceutical company sponsorship. Participants can be
reassured that there will be no biasing of the information presented
and no pharmacy representatives will be present on the day.
Participants will be presented with the most recent information on the diagnosis and treatment in general practice and receive access to the most contemporary, evidence-based literature and research in general practice. Topics covered in the program include:
AsthmaAn afternoon clinic
New guidelines for cervical cancer screening, prostate cancer screening, osteoporosis, and other conditions pertinent to primary care.
Men’s and gastrointestinal health
|8:00am - 9:00am||Registration|
|9:00am - 10:30am||Session 1||Welcome and Introduction
|10:30am - 11:00am||Morning Tea|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||Session 2||Men’s and Gastrointestinal Health|
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Session 3||Part A - Cardiovascular Disease
Part B - Multimorbidity
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:30pm - 5:00pm||Session 4||Afternoon Clinic
A range of topics including the new guidelines for cervical cancer screening, prostate cancer screening and osteoporosis.
Delegates will receive a 250 page GP Update Handbook covering the results of the most important research over the last ﬁve years – an extremely useful reference which deals with more subjects more extensively than is possible in the one-day program.
The Handbook represents a valuable resource document for current needs, self-study and future reference.
Being mindful of time-poor GPs, the book is structured in such a way that you can easily see the important points without having to read the whole text.
Feedback on the Handbook includes:
“Full of tips I can start putting into practice immediately.”
“I am very impressed - superb
“A real 'bible'. A great resource to keep on
“A very good summary - quick to read. Stuff that is directly relevant to everyday practice.”
"Excellent, thorough, relevant. Handbook will be a great resource."
Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis is a general practitioner at Eastbrooke Family Clinic Essendon. She is a Lecturer and Diabetes Research Fellow at the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, where she juggles teaching students and developing curriculum with primary care diabetes research. Jo-Anne has a PhD and has contributed to the RACGP guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in general practice. She was the team lead for the updating of the GP Update Handbook in both 2016 and 2017.
Dr Clare Maher
Dr Clare Maher has worked as a general practitioner for over 25 years. In that time, she has been involved in both undergraduate teaching at The University of Queensland and in postgraduate education. She was an inaugural member of one of Australia's longest running EBM Journal Clubs. She currently works at Inala Indigenous Health Service and as a GP Fellow in Diabetes Care. Her special interests involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, EBM and chronic disease care.
Dr Susan Beattie is a general practitioner in Sydney, New South Wales. She has been working in general practice in various contexts since 2002, including Australian city and rural family practice, GP hospital work, international charity work, and private general practice in London. She first became aware of GP Update when living in London. She found the courses such a wonderful resource and is excited to now be a part of the team delivering the course in Australia. Susan is married with two young children and enjoys travelling, cooking, and the Australian summer!
Dr Cassandra Henderson is a general practitioner working on the Gold Coast, Queensland. A John Flynn Scholar and member of The University of Queensland’s first GMC cohort, Cassandra went on to complete her MRCGP in London. While partner of a central London practice, she attended GP Update courses for over 10 years. Cassandra has been an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Hong Kong University and since returning to Australia teaches medical students from Bond University. Her interests include women’s and children’s health, EBM and medical education.
REGULAR TUITION FEE
Full payment on the day of registration
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship of $50 for the online course.
Certification and Accreditation
REGULAR TUITION FEE
Full payment on the day of registration
EARLY BIRD RATE
Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship of $100 for the face-to-face course.
The program is delivered both face-to-face and online. The face-to-face program follows a lecture-style approach with plenty of interaction from the audience,
Upon successful completion of the course, course participants will receive a certificate of attendance and 12 RACGP Category 2 CPD points.
RACGP: 12 Category 2 QI&CPD points
40 Category 1 points*
ACRRM: 6 PRPD points or 30 PRPD points*
*If optional clinical audit completed.
Optional Clinical Audits
Participants have also the option to receive 40 RACGP Category 1 points by completing an optional clinical audit on: