GP Events

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development Program (QA & CPD) includes the promotion of GP participation in effective and efficient quality assurance and continuing professional development by encouraging and identifying high-quality activities for GPs. 
Healthscope has achieved both Endorsed Provider (Category 2) and Accredited Provider (Category 1) status with the RACGP. 

Our dedicated continuation of education programs assists General Practitioners to fulfil their accreditation criteria set out by the RACGP.

Upcoming GP Events

In the CPD 2020–22 triennium there are two types of education activities that we provide: 

  • CPD Accredited Activity – learning that introduces new knowledge or a new skill
  • CPD Activity offers reinforcement or updating of existing knowledge or skill

If you are a GP in our local area and would like to be placed on our emailing list, please contact Suzie Ellis at suzie.ellis@healthscope.com.au

Should you wish to see all CPD webinars run by Healthscope, click here

Upcoming events

Arthritis Update: Ankylosing Spondylitis & Osteoarthritis

Date
Wednesday 8 September, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue
Webinar - Online

Description
Norwest Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Timothy Yeoh and Dr Bhisham Singh facilitated by Norwest Private Hospital's GM Suzanne Hall.

This webinar aims to equip GP's with up-to-date evidence to manage Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) & Osteoarthritis (OA) to improve clinical practice & patient care. The activity supports the ACI model of care of supporting people with acute lower back pain to self-manage their condition, reduce the risk of spiralling into a chronic pain state & maintain participation in life.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the most appropriate clinical pathway for adults presenting with knee OA
  2. Plan the appropriate clinical management of people presenting acute low back pain



A comprehensive update in cardiology

Date
Saturday 27 November, 2021 | 9:00 AM -
3:00 PM

Location
The Hills Lodge, 1 Salisbury Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Description
This interactive cardiology update has been developed with a GP focus in order to expand the understanding of diagnostic and management strategies for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of heart disease in the primary care setting. A team of specialist cardiologists from Norwest Private Hospital will lead GPs through interactive sessions that review, debate and examine evidence, patient case studies and the diagnostic and treatment options available to General Practitioners and patients.

Speakers
Hear from Norwest Private Hospital Cardiologists:

  • Dr Ajita Kanthan - Ajita will talk about Arrhythmia
  • Dr Athula Gunasekara – Athula will talk about Heart Failure
  • Dr Graham Meredith – Graham will talk about Structural Heart Disease
  • Dr Viswanathan Venkatachalam – Viswanathan will talk about Coronary Disease
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Conduct the evaluation of a cardiac murmur to recognise valvular heart disease and the indications for intervention
  2. Discuss the role of diagnostic tools and cardiovascular risk factors that must be considered prior to commencing lipid-modifying therapy
  3. Initiate a rational and thorough evaluation of patients with symptoms of heart failure and describe initial treatment, citing differences in regimens used in HFrEF and HFpEF
  4. Describe diagnostic and treatment pathways for arrhythmias and the role of medical and procedural therapies
  5. Utilise course reference material and specialist information to implement new strategies and identify effective referral pathways that ensure continuity of care for patients with heart disease.



Inquiries
Inquiries to Suzie Ellis
P: 0418 809 424 | E: suzie.ellis@healthscope.com.au

GP Seminar: Back to the future: Advancements in Neurosurgery

Date
Saturday 21 August, 2021 | 9:00am to 3:15pm

Location
The Hills Lodge, 1 Salisbury Drive, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Description
This interactive neurospinal update has been developed with a GP focus in order to expand the understanding of diagnostic and management strategies for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of neurospinal pathologies in the primary care setting. A team of neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and pain management specialists from Norwest Private Hospital will lead GPs through interactive sessions that review and examine evidence, patient case studies and the available diagnostic and treatment options available to General Practitioners and patients.

Speakers

  • Dr Prashanth Rao - Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Renata Abraszko - Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Shanu Gambier - Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Vanessa Perotti - Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Brian Hsu - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
  • Dr Bhisham Singh - Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr Alister Ramachandran - Consultant Anaesthetist Pain Medicine Specialist
  • Dr Daniel Farbodmanesh - Rehabilitation Physician and Interventional Pain Specialist

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe how to assess neck pathology & be able to prescribe appropriate investigations
  2. Describe a framework for initial management steps & identify red flags for urgent referral
  3. Identify treatment options for disc herniation including risks & benefits of surgical treatment
  4. Determine the best assessment and work up of acute leg pain & identify appropriate management options
  5. Identify & characterise spinal deformity & describe management options for common presentations


Inquiries

Inquiries to Suzie Ellis
P: 0418 809 424 | E: suzie.ellis@healthscope.com.au

Respiratory Update

Time
TBA

Venue
Webinar - Online

Description
Norwest Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting with Dr Benjamin Ng and Dr Subash Srikantha.

Speakers:

  • Dr Benjamin Ng - Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician
  • Dr Subash Srikantha - Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

This webinar will discuss management of common lung conditions including Asthma & COPD. Discussion around investigating lung nodule detection & cancer pathways will also be covered. This will include looking at different investigations required for a diagnosis of each of the problems. Provide an overview of patient treatment and management plans & assist GP's in the diagnosis & management pathways for common respiratory presentations and provide pathways for referral.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the management of asthma and COPD including the role of biologicals and puffers

2. Discuss conservative versus aggressive management in primary care of asthma and COPD

3. Develop a systematic approach to further assessing suspected lung nodules with history, examination and appropriate investigations

4. Describe role of diagnostic technology to clarify aetiology of lung nodules

5. Utilise appropriate referral pathways for management of lung nodules



Pre-Recorded Events

Webinar banner

TheHills Private and Norwest Private Hospitals invites General Practitioners andAllied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Peter Fahmy and Dr Ajita Kanthan.

Activity ID 217414

At this webinar, you will hear from a leading Interventional and Structural Cardiologist and Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist & Pacemaker Surgeon present what's new in the diagnosis and management of Atrial fibrillation (AF). They will provide an update on the new guidelines, evidence and recommendations released by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). New recommendations on atrial fibrillation, incorporating new evidence that has been graded on the certainty of evidence and the likely absolute benefit versus harm. Evidence and recommendations include the new risk factors (obesity, sleep apnoea, sedentary lifestyle), the use of catheter ablation treatment, combining anticoagulants and antiplatelets, a change in the stroke predictions score (the sexless CHA2DS2-VA score) and recommendations for integrated management.


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Speakers

photo of Dr Peter Fahmy MBChB PhD FRACP

Dr Peter Fahmy MBChB PhD FRACP

General Cardiologist @Norwest Private Hospital

Dr Peter Fahmy is a general cardiologist with an interest in interventional and structural heart disease management. Dr Fahmy was awarded his Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2004. He then completed physician training in general medicine at Westmead Hospital followed by cardiology advanced training at Monash HEART in Melbourne. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2011. Dr Fahmy was awarded his PhD in gene therapy from the University of Sydney in 2015. With a keen interest in interventional cardiology, Dr Fahmy undertook a Fellowship in Interventional and Structural Cardiology at the prestigious Vancouver General Hospital and St Paul’s Hospital in Canada. Dr Fahmy trained under the direction of Professor John Webb, the pioneer for percutaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).


photo of Dr Ajita Kanthan MBBS BMedSc PhD FRACP FCSANZ

Dr Ajita Kanthan MBBS BMedSc PhD FRACP FCSANZ

Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist & Pacemaker Surgeon @Norwest Private Hospital

Dr Ajita Kanthan is a pioneer in the use of radiationfree procedural techniques, having performed the first radiation-free trans-venous pacemaker implant in Australia. He is currently the only cardiologist in the country performing this pacemaker technique on a regular basis. The significance of radiation-free techniques is highlighted by the fact that traditional trans-venous device implant methods rely on the use of X-rays, with radiation doses that can reach up to the equivalent of about 500 chest x-rays. Dr Kanthan also performed the first radiation-free cardiac ablations of both supra-ventricular and ventricular rhythm disorders in Sydney. He is a national and international trainer on device implantation and radiation-free procedural techniques.

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