RACGP CONFERENCE

 

Sydney + 26—28 October 2017 + #GP17sydney


Enhance your clinical skills

16 August 2017
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We’ve listened to your feedback and have included more hands-on clinical skills workshops in this year’s program to add to your already extensive skill set.

These 1.5 hour interactive workshops have been developed to enhance your skills in the conditions that you see most often in your clinic.

The program sessions include:


  • Travel diseases: a world without boundaries
  • Diagnosis, treatment & surgical options for cancer patients, across all tumour streams
  • Sexual health
  • Managing chronic pain – evidence, patient experience and clinical skills
Travel diseases: a world without boundaries
Thursday 26 October: 10.45am – 12.15pm

This stream will include interactive clinical updates that will cover the cases that you see every day in your practice.

Diagnosis, treatment & surgical options for cancer patients, across all tumour streams
Thursday 26 October: 4pm – 5.30pm

GPs are often challenged with managing and screening many different types of cancer. This practical and interactive workshop will be conducted in a speed dating format where cancer specialists from all tumour streams will rotate amongst the tables to help GPs diagnose and manage tumours more effectively.

Attendees will be broken into two groups during this session and will focus on the following types of tumours –

Group A

  • Plastic surgery and reconstruction
  • Neurosurgery
  • Upper GI
  • Bone and Soft tissue – sarcoma
  • Respiratory
  • Head and Neck

Group B

  • Urology
  • Gynae-oncological
  • Breast Oncology
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Colo-rectal

Session developed by: The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Sexual health
Friday 27 October: 1.45pm – 3.15pm

This stream will include interactive clinical updates that will cover the cases that you see every day in your practice.

Managing chronic pain – evidence, patient experience and clinical skills
Friday 27 October: 1.45pm – 3.15pm

In this 90 minute interactive session you will learn about the current evidence, clinician skills and patient experiences for better chronic pain management. Including non-medicated solutions. This is a must attend session for all GPs as this will directly enhance your everyday consultations with patients.


  • Eyes: Seeing what’s new on the horizon
  • The weekend warrior: Soft tissue injuries
Eyes: Seeing what’s new on the horizon
Thursday 26 October: 1.45pm – 3.15pm

This interactive session from Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) will focus on practical aspects of eye care and interactions between ophthalmologists and general practitioners. Find out about the latest developments in the treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and the many acronyms: FLACS, PK, DMEK, DSEK, PPV, PRK, LASEK, LASIK, SMILE! The session will feature time to use Fundus cameras and ask questions.

Topics include:

  • Advances in glaucoma surgery
  • What’s new in Ophthalmology?
  • Updates in diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration

Interactive stations will include a live demonstrations of a fundus camera.

The weekend warrior: Soft tissue injuries
Friday 27 October: 10.45am – 12.15pm

This interactive session covers soft tissue injuries of the ankle, knee, shoulder and elbow commonly encountered in ‘weekend warriors’ seen in general practice. The focus will be on the best value history items, examination tests and investigations to efficiently reach a diagnosis and then on the key aspects of management.

  • Medicinal cannabis: let’s hash out the facts
Medicinal cannabis: let’s hash out the facts
Friday 27 October: 10.45am – 12.15pm

This workshop will explore how recent legislative changes to medicinal cannabis may impact on general practice. Discussion will centre on the clinical evidence base, the regulatory requirements for prescribers, and which types of conditions benefit most.