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Upcoming GP events

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development Program (QA & CPD) includes the promotion of GP participation in effective and efficient quality assurance and continuing professional development by encouraging and identifying high quality activities for GPs.

Healthscope has achieved both Endorsed Provider (Category 2) and Accredited Provider (Category 1) status with the RACGP.

Our dedicated continuation of education programs assist general practitioners to fulfil their accreditation criteria set out by the RACGP.

Our Next webinar “From Knee to Shoulder: managing Patients now and in the future” is presented by Mr Owen Mattern, Upper limb Surgeon, Samuel Joseph, Hip and Knee Surgeon and Chaired by Mr Richard Large, Upper Limb Surgeon.

Monday 16th September at 7pm.

Please join us by clicking on the link below and registering.

Accredited for 3 RACGP points.


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About the Course

Patients with chronic Orthopaedic conditions are unlikely to deteriorate rapidly, and the goal of treatment is to preserve function. While it is important for GPs to be up to date with the latest treatments and techniques, at the moment it is just as important to be aware of non-invasive treatment modalities. The temporary suspension of elective surgery will affect many patients awaiting elective Orthopaedic surgery. Multimodal treatment of these patients will be important and helping support GPs support their patients through this time is critical.

The Frankston Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Chat Jayasekera, Mr Satish Warrier and Mr Brett Knowles, and hosted by Dr Anthony Rode.

Tuesday September 29 2020 at 7:00pm


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Activity ID 216588

People experiencing symptoms related to IBS, IBD, colorectal cancers and gallbladder issues commonly present to General Practitioners for management and treatment options. Knowing how to identify conditions, assess and manage patients prior to referring on to a Specialist doctor is vital for the care of patients, particularly during a pandemic where patients may require management options prior to further screening and treatment.


Learning Outcomes

Through this activity, GP's will be able to:

  1. Identify alternative treatment options for IBS;
  2. Identify alternative diagnosis possibilities in patients presenting with symptoms;
  3. Discuss latest CRC cancer surgery and what this means for patients;
  4. Identify gallbladder issues from other causes of abdominal pain.

Speakers

photo of Dr Anthony Rode MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACP

Dr Anthony Rode MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACP

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist @Melbourne GI & Endoscopy, Frankston Private Hospital

Dr Rode graduated with Honours from The University of Melbourne and completed a hepatology PhD at RMH. He has published gut and liver disease research internationally and presented his works across Europe and America. He tutors medical students at The University of Melbourne and Monash University and has interests in liver disease, endoscopy and IBS. Dr Anthony Rode was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship from The University of Melbourne, whilst completing a hepatology PhD through the Department of Medicine at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has publications in various Gastroenterology and Hepatology journals. Dr Anthony Rode continues to maintain a broad range of interests in all areas of Gastroenterology including endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, hepatology, viral hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and functional bowel disorders. He attends yearly national and international conferences to maintain his professional knowledge.


photo of Dr Chat Jayasekera MBBS(Hons) DMedSc FRACP

Dr Chat Jayasekera MBBS(Hons) DMedSc FRACP

Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist @Melbourne GI & Endoscopy

Dr Jayasekera graduated with Honours from The University of Melbourne and completed a fellowship in advanced endoscopy. He obtained a Doctorate of Medical Science that was published in international journals and has presented widely on gut disease and endoscopy. He has interests in GORD (heartburn), IBS and endoscopic procedures including Barrett’s oesophagus treatment. Dr Jayaskera completed a fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital in advanced endoscopy, focusing on the endoscopic management of Barrett’s oesophagus. This research has been presented at both local and national conferences and published in international gastroenterology journals. He was subsequently awarded a Doctor of Medicine (MD) through the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Dr Jayasekera continues to maintain a broad range of interests in all areas of Gastroenterology including endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, hepatology, viral hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and functional bowel disorders.


photo of Mr Satish Warrier BSc(Med) MBBS MS FRACS

Mr Satish Warrier BSc(Med) MBBS MS FRACS

Colorectal Surgeon @Melbourne GI & Endoscopy

Mr Warrier specialises in all areas of colorectal surgery particularly the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and cancer of the colon and rectum with a focus on hereditary colorectal cancer. Satish is an advanced laparoscopic specialist who practices minimally invasive surgery, including single port surgery. Other areas of expertise include management of advanced pelvic malignancy, peritoneal cancer surgery including cytoreductive surgery and heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy.

Knox Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Mr Yi Yuen (Ian) Wang and Mr Ron Jithoo, and hosted by Mr Vincent Borg.

Activity ID 221055.

By presenting the latest data and case studies, experienced neurosurgeons aim to educate GPs on how to identify signs and symptoms and be informed of the treatment options for patients with brain metastases. The speakers will also educate GPs on management of and treatment options for patients with spinal chronic conditions and discuss the outcomes of modern spinal surgery.

Learning Outcomes:

Through this activity, GP's will be able to:

  1. Discuss patient outcomes (including pain scores, QOL and complication rates) following individualised modern day spinal surgery compared to traditional spinal surgery of the late 1990s and early 2000s;
  2. Recognise that spinal fusion surgery has good outcomes in well selected patients, such as those with spinal instability, clinically relevant neurocompression, trauma or malignancy;
  3. Identify indications for surgery in patients with brain metastasis;
  4. Examine the prognosis of and manage patients with brain metastasis;


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Speakers

photo of Mr Yi Yuen (Ian) Wang MBBS FRACS MD

Mr Yi Yuen (Ian) Wang MBBS FRACS MD

Neurosurgeon @Knox Private Hospital

Mr Yi Yuen (Ian) Wang is a fully qualified Neurosurgeon specialising in Minimally Invasive Techniques for all neurosurgical conditions. He has a special interest in pituitary and spinal disorders and is one of few neurosurgeons in Melbourne who has undertaken an extended overseas Fellowship training in endoscopic pituitary approaches and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Mr Wang utilises the intraoperative navigation system for minimally invasive spinal surgery, increasing the safety and accuracy of complex spinal reconstructive surgery. Mr Wang also takes an active interest in continued technological developments and research. He has completed a Doctor of Medicine through the University of Melbourne (thesis: Gene expression profiling of the ictal hippocampus) and is well published in international peer-reviewed neurosurgical journals in the fields of spine and pituitary surgery.


photo of Mr Ron Jithoo MBChB FRACS

Mr Ron Jithoo MBChB FRACS

Neurosurgeon @Knox Private Hospital

Rondhir (Ron) Jithoo obtained his medical degree from the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at the University of Natal, in Durban, South Africa. He received the Degree with the Deans commendation. He then undertook neurosurgical training in South Africa at Wentworth Hospital, and obtained the Fellowship of The College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery in 2001. During this time, he also received the Registrar Prize from the South African Society of Neurosurgeons in 2000. He subsequently undertook further training in Australia, culminating in the award of The Australasian Fellowship in Neurosurgery by examination in 2004. Rondhir serves on the Victorian Regional Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as an elected member and is also a member of the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality Committee (VASM).


photo of Mr Vincent Borg

Mr Vincent Borg

GM Knox Private Hospital & The Eastern Cluster @Healthscope

Vincent has had a long career in Hospital Executive Management, with most recent operational roles at major city hospitals. Vincent is pleased to be the new General Manager of Knox Private Hospital, having worked in similar roles for many years. Since starting at the hospital in May, Vincent’s main focus has been to create an environment that optimises the quality of our service and the patient experience. Vincent is also committed to working closely with Healthscope's VMOs.

Knox Private and Frankston Private Hospitals invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Mr George Koufogiannis and chaired by Mr Tony de Sousa.

Activity ID 221427.

Learning Outcomes:

Through this activity, GP's will be able to:

  1. Understand common causes of lower urinary tract symptoms;
  2. Identify different treatment options;
  3. Recognise where urodynamics is useful;
  4. Know which symptoms warrant referral.


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Speakers

photo of Mr Tony D'Souza MBBS(Hons) FRACS(Urol)

Mr Tony D'Souza MBBS(Hons) FRACS(Urol)

Urologist @Frankston Private Hospital


photo of Mr George Koufogiannis BSc(Hons) MBBS GradDip Surg Anat FRACS(Urol)

Mr George Koufogiannis BSc(Hons) MBBS GradDip Surg Anat FRACS(Urol)

Urologist @Knox Private Hospital

Mr George Koufogiannis is an Australian trained Urological surgeon with his main rooms at Knox Private Hospital. Mr Koufogiannis completed his medical training at the University of Sydney and underwent urological training in Victoria and New South Wales, leading to the award of FRACS (Urology). Mr Koufogiannis then spent the next two years being directly supervised by senior robotics surgeons, travelling to Asan University, Seoul, Korea and the University of Southern California, USA. George has been awarded multiple travel fellowships to the United Kingdom and USA focussing on continence surgery, learning advanced techniques for penile implants, artificial urinary sphincters and slings for male urinary incontinence and erectlile dysfunction. George is an actively involved in teaching the next generation of surgeons and is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators. He also consistently participates in multidisciplinary team meetings, audit, and radiology and morbidity meetings.

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