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  • Friday keynote: We are getting fatter and sicker ― what are we going to do about it?

    17 May 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    Over the past 40 years we have got steadily fatter and sicker. Now 70% of Australian men are overweight or obese, as are more than half of our women and over a ...

    • Language: English

  • Asthma update ALM ― breathing new life into the management of asthma (Part 1)

    17 May 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    Given that 1 in 9 patients in Australia have asthma, it's a good idea to stay up to date. This simple, practical and hands-on education from Asthma Australia wi...

    • Language: English

  • Management of the emergency patient in a general practice & remote setting ALM (Groups A & B, part 1)

    17 May 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    This course emphasises the identification and management of acute emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. Using easy-to-remember diagnostic tools, procedures a...

    • Language: English

  • CPR in general practice

    17 May 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    This paramedic-led masterclass provides detailed, hands-on instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council...

    • Language: English

  • Effective diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension in primary care

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    Elevated blood pressure (BP) is the biggest single contributor to the global burden of disease and mortality. Its prevalence is expected to increase over the ne...

    • Language: English

  • The role of melatonin in sleep ― helping patients with primary insomnia

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    Prolonged release melatonin (PRM) is beneficial for certain patients suffering from sleep disorders associated with melatonin deficiency, with improvements to s...

    • Language: English

  • Recurrent UTIs and prophylaxis in the era of antibiotic resistance

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) can have a large impact on a person’s life, and first-line treatment is to prescribe prophylactic antibiotics. However...

    • Language: English

  • Take your own medicine ― looking after your wellbeing as a healthcare professional

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    On planes when oxygen is required, we are advised to fit our own mask before helping others. Sadly, as healthcare professionals, we don’t always follow that con...

    • Language: English

  • Diet and diabetes ― a brave new world?

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    For people living with type 2 diabetes, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical. What should people with diabetes be eating – or not? What is the current re...

    • Language: English

  • Beyond Now ― helping patients at risk of suicide, using a prevention planning app

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    This session assists GPs to integrate the Beyond Now suicide prevention app into a GP mental health consultation. Downloaded already by 60,000 people, the app p...

    • Language: English

  • Just skin deep? ― the importance of treating skin tears

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    Skin tears, involving a painful separation of skin layers, are common, particularly in the elderly. If left untreated, they can be vulnerable to infection. In t...

    • Language: English

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding ― does failure of conservative treatment require a hysterectomy?

    17 May 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

    Fibroids and adenomyosis are common benign uterine conditions that can cause heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). In this presentation initial investigation and cons...

    • Language: English

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