Wednesday, 20 May 2020
7.00pm - 8.00pm AEST

GPCE keynote webinar

General practice: Diabetes doesn't stop for COVID

Diabetes doesn't stop for a pandemic. This webinar will outline pragmatic ways that GPs play crucial roles in proactively managing diabetes during this pandemic. The presenters will show how to identify diabetes 'red flags' during this pandemic, and provide simple steps, resources and tips that will promote optimal diabetes patient health and address individual patient risks.

Taking place at 7pm on Wednesday 20th May and delivered by Dr Gary Deed, A/Prof Ralph Audehm and Clinical A/Prof Gary Kilov, this webinar will run as a GPCE keynote, giving you the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A at the end of the 45-minute session.

At the conclusion of this keynote you will be able to :

  • Identify the reasons why many diabetes patients remain uniquely at risk during this pandemic
  • Address emerging concerns regarding diabetes care during this pandemic
  • Develop individualised sick day plans for your patients
  • Review and incorporate emergency management of patients with severe hyperglycaemia or hypoglycaemia

If you are interested in joining the webinar you can register by clicking the button below.


Dr Gary Deed

MBBS, Chair – Diabetes Specific Interest Network Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Dr Deed is a Queensland GP with a passionate interest in promoting quality patient care of diabetes in general practice through education, development of resources including guidelines, policy development, research and strategic collaboration. He has an additional interest in fatigue disorders and particularly sleep dysfunction.

A/Prof Ralph Audehm


A/Prof Audehm has over 30 years as a full time GP with interest in chronic disease management and quality improvement in general practice. He has implemented translational projects into general practice including diabetes prevention, diabetes management, heart failure management and domestic violence. He has close links to the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, and participates in research and teaching of medical students.

Clinical A/Prof Gary Kilov


Clinical Associate professor Gary Kilov (University of Melbourne) is a founding member of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Diabetes specific interest group and the Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia (PCDSA).  He is a contributor to the RACGP diabetes handbook (2012-20), a member of several NDSS (National Diabetes Supply Scheme) Expert Reference Groups, and is the past editor in chief of the PCDSA journal.

Associate Professor Kilov shares his time between Launceston treating the full spectrum of patients with diabetes and obesity related conditions and providing peer to peer and medical undergraduate education on diabetes and related conditions.