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Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital GP Education Event

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

An interactive learning event, providing GPs and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) specialists the chance to meet and discuss the optimal care of patients with chronic disease.

 Presented  by North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) and SCGH in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA.

Education session will focus on assessment, early detection and management in primary care with interactive case studies to promote connections between primary and specialist care. Education sessions and presenters include:

  • The Neurobiology of Starvation and its Impact on Treatment Engagement in Anorexia Nervosa by Dr Lisa Miller, Consultant Psychiatry, SCGH
  • Emergency Presentations of Patients with Mental Health Issues by Dr Anne O’Sullivan, Consultant Psychiatry SCGH
  • Somatisation: Collaborative Care between Primary Care and Consultation Psychiatry Services by Dr Salam Hussain, Consultant Psychiatry SCGH
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Chronic Lower Back Pain by Dr Roger Goucke, Consultant Pain Management SCGH, Mr Arul Bala, Consultant Surgeon, Neurosurgery SCGH and Dr Carl Graham, Clinical Psychologist FSH
  • Chronic Disease and the Traveller by Dr Matt Skinner, Consultant General Medicine SCGH
  • New Paradigms in Acute Stroke Management – What the GP Needs to Know by Dr Con Phatouros, Consultant Interventional Radiology, SCGH
  • Managing Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in General Practice and When to Refer by Dr Neil Boudville, Renal Consultant, SCGH
  • Answers from the Haematologist to FAQs by Dr David Joske, Consultant Haematologist SCGH

Learning outcomes:

  1. Describe new management options for acute stroke/TIA.
  2. Outline evidence-based management of patients with chronic conditions with emphasis on kidney disease and patients travelling with chronic conditions.
  3. Describe the best practise multidisciplinary management of chronic back pain.
  4. Outline the principles of implementing a bio-psychosocial model of care for patients with psychiatric conditions including somatisation and anorexia nervosa.
  5. Discuss the benefits of HealthPathways guidelines for assessing, managing and referring patients.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP by Friday 13 July 2018.

Registrations are essential. Register here.

Download the event invitation for more information.


July 21
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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HealthPathways WA
0439 283 894


Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Hospital Avenue
Nedlands, Western Australia 6009 Australia
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