Palliative Care Clinical Attachment for GPs
Caritas Christi Fitzroy, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Level 6, Building A, Main Hospital, Princes St, Fitzroy.
Tuesdays & Thursdays mornings.
Update your skills in providing palliative care and end-of-life care. (6 Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD Points).
Please note: due to the redevelopment of Caritas Christi in Kew, this clinical attachment is now being held at Caritas Christi Fitzroy.
For further details and to register, please see flyer here.
The Fatty Liver Epidemic and Hepatitis B - Wednesday 26 June 2019
St Vincent's GP Liaison Unit and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
Speaker: Professor Alexander Thompson, Director of Gastroenterology, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne.
Venue: North Western PHN, Yarra Room, Level 5, 369 Royal Parade. PARKVILLE VIC 3052
Registration 6:30pm, start 7:00pm - 9:00pm, light supper provided.
RACGP QI&CPD points: 4 Category 2 points apply.
For more information and flyer, click here or register here.
RSVP: 20 June 2019
St Vincent's Hospital Annual GP Symposium 2019. Held Saturday 23 March 2019.
This interesting, informative event was recorded by praxhub and these topics will be available soon on their site for those who were unable to attend https://praxhub.com/
- The low back pain epidemic: common back pain syndromes and their management.
- Knee osteoarthritis: how good is conservative management and if, when and how to move to surgery.
- Common thyroid diseases: thyroid function testing, subclinical syndromes, immune checkpoint inhibitors and those pesky thyroid nodules!
Palliative care: supporting patients and GPs in end of life care.
Program accredited for Cat 2 RACGP QI&CPD points.
If you have any queries, please contact Wendy at email@example.com
Advance Care Planning One Day Workshops (Free) - GPs and Practice Nurses Invited
St Vincent's Hospital - Medical Education Conference Room. Level 3, Healy Wing (Building C), 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.
Level 1 Workshop (8:30am - 4:30pm) dates:
- Friday 19 July 2019
- Monday 9 September 2019
- Monday 14 October 2019
- What is Advance Care Planning
- Benefits of Advance Care Planning
- The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act
- Legal implications of Advance Care Planning
- CaLD and Advance Care Planning
- Advance Care Planning Conversations
- Information on new Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation Act 2017
The workshop is open to all healthcare professionals, including GPs and practice nurses. It is free and equips you with the knowledge and skills to participate in Advance Care Planning.
For the flyer, click here and to register, please email: bestCARE@SVHM.org.au
For more information about Advance Care Planning, go to HealthPathways Melbourne, login and search Advance Care Planning or ACP.
Click here for a summary of Advance Care Planning MBS guidance for GPs and practice nurses.
Clinical Placement Program in Cancer Survivorship at St V's
** Please note: Applications closed, please complete the application form to express your interest in future placements **
Please note: Applications closed 14 February 2019, however please complete the application form to express your interest in future placements. The program is waiting on availability of Victorian Department of Health and Human Services funding, if and when further places become available you will then be contacted.
Aims of the placements:
• Enhance your ability to care for people living with and beyond cancer.
• Build better relationships with your Cancer Specialist colleagues.
What the program involves:
• Attendance at 2 or 3 Specialist Cancer Clinics, across a range of cancer types and stages and one Multi-Disciplinary Meeting (MDM) with the full gamut of medical, surgical and radiation oncology specialists, nursing and allied health.
• Time commitment is ~10 hours (GPs).
• Available at St Vincent’s and several other metropolitan hospitals.
For more information, please contact Eliza Short,
Cancer Services Coordinator, St Vincent’s Hospital
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (03) 9231 3021
Cancer Survivorship Education for GPs, Practice Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) with the University of Melbourne is providing valuable learning opportunities to assist primary care practitioners, including GPs, nurses and allied health professionals to provide effective cancer survivorship care.
For cancer survivors who are no longer in treatment, health care requirements include surveillance for recurrence, screening for the development of secondary cancers, monitoring and intervention for the long-term and late physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment, management of comorbid medical conditions, as well as routine preventive and primary care. Primary care providers play a key role in caring for cancer survivors.
Free online course via The University of Melbourne's FutureLearn platform (register now for Monday 1 October 2018 start - 3 hours per week x 4 weeks)
Presentations by St Vincent's Hospital Specialists (RACGP QI&CPD Cat 2 points available)
Available free online. RACGP Category 2 QI&CPD points available when you complete the evaluation.
Login and access here: https://praxhub.com/
GP Symposium 2018
Functional bowel disease: the four pillars of treatment of IBS explained - Dr Chamara Basnayake.
Fatty Liver: making the diagnosis, when to worry and what treatment works - Dr Marno Ryan.
The challenges of breast care in the Google age: customised screening, the worried well and how to get it right! - Miss Caroline Baker.
Pills or Pot, Placebo or Panacea: pain management in an era of opiate misuse - Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management.
Demystifying heart failure and pulmonary hypertension – GP management or referral? - A/Prof David Prior & A/Prof Andrew Burns
GP Symposium 2017
Why is difficult asthma difficult? Dr Naghmeh Radhakrishna – Respiratory Physician
Why is surgery important in the management of morbid obesity? Mr Michael Hii – Upper GI Surgeon
Managing Type 2 Diabetes in 2017. Prof Richard MacIsaac – Director of Endocrinology/Diabetes
Updates in uro-oncology: A GP perspective. Mr Lih-Ming Wong - Urologist