GPCE Sydney MEDTalks

Topical, challenging, inspiring… join us at the GPCE Sydney 'Pumped Up' MEDTalk from 5.15pm on Saturday 19 May at Sydney Showground where three expert speakers will take the stage to deliver short, high impact and case study based talks focusing on the importance of early intervention in Chronic Heart Failure Management.

Pumped Up – Early Intervention for Better Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure

Early diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure is key to better outcomes. This series of short, sharp and inspiring talks highlights the critical role of the GP in early recognition and management of heart failure in the community.

Benefits of attending:

  • Get the chance to ask questions to our expert panel
  • Understand essential CHF diagnostic principles
  • Discuss best practice pharmacologic management
  • Be brought up to speed with the newest medications
  • Broaden your thinking on the impact of the heart failure journey from a patient’s perspective.


Dr Joe Kosterich (Host)

MBBS (WA) / Adjunct Professor (teaching) - UWA

Doctor, speaker, author of three books, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich has been a GP for 28 years. He is WA Medical Director of IPN and previously held senior positions in various GP bodies.

Dr Peter Piazza


GP in inner west Sydney since 1977, Dr Piazza has a wealth of experience in managing patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and COPD. You might not recognise his face, but you might have heard his voice if you have listened to CDs from Drive Time Medical or the now-defunct Broadcast GP.

A/ Prof Jo-Dee Lattimore

MB CHB (OTAGO) PHD FRACP FESC FCSANZ FHFA / Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney

Graduated in medicine at the University of Otago, undertook basic physician training at Westmead Hospital and completed cardiology training at RPAH. She is a founding member of the CSANZ Heart Failure working group, founding editorial board member for Cardiology Today, and established the Heart Failure Clinic and Consultative Service at RPA.

Ms Nicole Bennett

Clinical Nurse Consultant in Cardiac Chronic Care Ambulatory Services at RPAH

Nicole completed her Bachelor in Nursing at UTS and a post graduate Certificate in Critical Care at the College of Nursing, Burwood.  Nicole’s career has particularly focused on the area of Cardiology, as a Clinical Nurse Educator in the Cardiology Ward at RPAH and in her current role as Clinical Nurse Consultant in Cardiac Chronic Care Ambulatory Services.



4.45pm - 5.15pm Drinks, canapes & networking

5.15pm MEDTalks commence

  • Talk 1: Primary care at the frontline – early risk recognition, diagnosis and intervention for better outcomes (Dr Peter Piazza, GP)
  • Talk 2: Pharmacological management of heart failure – best practice and latest advances (Dr Jo-Dee Lattimore – Cardiologist)
  • Talk 3: Learning lessons from a patient’s journey through heart failure (Dr Peter Piazza, Dr Jo-Dee Lattimore, Ms Nicole Bennett & patient)

6.30pm  Close

How to Register

Registering for the MEDTalks is free for all healthcare professionals. Please select the MEDTalks as part of your GPCE Sydney conference or exhibition only pass when registering online, or call 1800 571 960 to register your place.

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The GPCE Sydney MEDTalks is supported by Novartis.


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