GPCE Brisbane MEDTalks

Topical, challenging, inspiring… join us for our latest MEDTalks – a series of short, sharp, topical and inspiring ‘TED style’ talks from multidisciplinary experts – and benefit from relevant, practical take-home knowledge to assist your patients to take control of their migraines.

MEDTalks Program

Wicked, sneaky migraines: Putting your patient back in control

We know that migraines are debilitating – how can we help our patients prevent and manage them, and when should we refer? Don’t miss the latest edition in our MEDTalks series and benefit from relevant, practical take-home knowledge from multidisciplinary experts.

Expert Speakers:

Dr Joe Kosterich

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 Arman Sabet

Dr Sabet is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the American Academy of Neurology, is currently a senior staff specialist at GCUH and has a part time private practice in Southport, focusing on neurophysiology and general neurology. He is also an Associate Professor at Griffith University, involved in medical education and clinical research.

Ms Sharon Bale

Sharon is a registered nurse with over 30 years’ experience and is extremely passionate about a career in migraine and the fulfilment it brings. 
Recently she presented at the Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association and has been chosen to attend advisory board meetings, along with assisting and initiating community events to increase awareness for migraine.
Today she continues to maintain her position in the community as a keen advocate for the patient with migraine, and is driven to reduce the stigma that is associated with such a debilitating illness. 

Dr Anita Sharma

Dr Sharma is an accredited supervisor for first and second year registrars (GPTQ) and medical students from University of Queensland and Griffith University. She is a member of the National Faculty of Specific Interests RACGP and a member of the RACGP Education Committee.

Dr Cullen O'Gorman

Dr Cullen O’Gorman is a specialist Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist based in Brisbane, Queensland.
He offers advanced electrodiagnostic testing for nerve and muscle disease, including traumatic nerve injury, nerve entrapment, peripheral neuropathy, myopathy and myasthenia gravis.



Saturday 15 September

4.15pm - 5.15pm - Join us for drinks, canapes & networking

5.15pm MEDTalks commence:

  • Welcome & Introduction Dr Joe Kosterich
  • Our rapidly advancing understanding of migraine pathophysiology – what do we now know? Dr Arman Sabet
  • A patient perspective: What are we not understanding? Ms Sharon Bale
  • Improving the migraine journey – helping your patient take control Dr Anita Sharma
  • Migraine therapy: What is the future in Australia? Dr Cullen O’ Gorman
  • MEDTalks Q&A

6.30pm  Close

Registration for the MEDTalks is now closed. 
The live recording is available to view here. (Please note, you will be directed to the Think GP website where this video has been hosted). If you are wanting to claim CPD points for your attendance online or at GPCE Brisbane, please contact us.

The MEDTalks are supported by Novartis.


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