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Education Events for Health Professionals


Registrations open! GP CPD event: Saturday 11 November 2017
Upskill in Care of the Older Person – Show casing services at St Georges

Saturday 11 November 2017, 8:30am registration, 9am-1pm. St Georges Hospital, 283 Cotham Road, Kew VIC 3101

This case-based CPD event for GPs and practice nurses will cover:

  1. The patient with memory issues. Is it depression? Is it dementia? (Dr Beth La Brooy)
  2. How to manage the patient with falls or mobility problems (Dr Ken Bissland)
  3. Pain management dilemmas in the older patient (A/Prof Benny Katz)

Registrations are now open, please click here

24th National Symposium on Hepatitis B and C

Saturday 18 November 2017. St Vincent's Hospital - 27 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy. Registrations are now open!

International Speaker: Prof Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Henri Mondor University Hospital, Paris, France. 

This symposium will provide an update on the current management of chronic Hepatitis B and C. It will include lectures, panel discussions and interactive cases which will provide general gastroenterologists, ID physicians and GPs with state of the art knowledge of how to treat HCV and HBV in primary and tertiary care settings.

Please note: GP's registration includes complimentary registration for one practice nurse.

For further information, including international speaker biography, please click here or contact Beverly Cooper on (03) 9231 3581 or


Advance Care Planning 1 Day Workshops 

St Vincent's Hospital - 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Healy Wing Level 3 Clinical Education & Simulation Centre Conference Room

Level 1: Multiple dates: Monday 4 December 2017. Dates TBA 2018.

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

This one day workshop covers what Advance Care Planning (ACP) is, the current legal framework, communication skills, cultural considerations and the St Vincent’s bestCARE model. The workshop is open to all healthcare professionals. It is free and equips you with the knowledge and skills to participate in Advance Care Planning.

Level 2 (open to those who have completed Level 1 ACP workshop): Dates TBA 2018.

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

This builds upon the skills and information taught in the level 1 workshop, including ACP and the law, CaLD, consumer panel, Q&As.

To register, please click on the link and select your workshop date (NB: Enter 000000 under SVHM ID)

For further information contact Caroline Scott on phone: 9231 2847 or email:


Palliative Care Clinical Attachment for GPs 

St Vincent’s Caritas Christi, Kew.

Ongoing: Tuesdays & Thursdays.  More information and to book your place.

Update your skills in providing palliative care and end-of-life care. (6 Category 2 Points).


Online learning modules presented by St Vincent's Hospital Specialists 

The GP Liaison Unit held the first annual GP Symposium on Saturday 18 February 2017. The presentations by St Vincent's Hospital clinicians are now available online.

If you did not attend the symposium, please view the videos below to obtain CPD points. Simply sign up to praxhub and click on the modules below (you will need to login to access these free modules):

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