TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY, 2020
RACGP: 3 Category 2 CPD points applied for
ACRRM: 1.5 hours under the Educational Activities Category approved
New Approaches to the Management of Heart Failure
Dr Peter Purnell, Cardiovascular Imaging Specialist; Director, Cardiovascular Trials WA Inc.
Dr Purnell will discuss the causes and management of heart failure with a focus on major new developments regarding the role of SGLTs in the prevention and management of heart failure in patients with and without T2D. He will also describe the significance of the recently reported DAPA HF findings and their practical relevance.
Practical Melanoma Management in GP – Skin Checks, Biopsies and New Therapies
A/Prof Robyn Saw, General Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia; Associate Professor in Surgery, The University of Sydney
Early diagnosis and the ideal management of melanoma is essential for a good prognosis, and GPs play an essential role as the first line of defence. In this practical presentation from the Melanoma Institute Australia, you will learn how to identify a high risk patient; key steps in doing an effective skin check; the ideal biopsy; the implications that sentinel lymph node biopsies have for therapy; and when to refer your patients.
Should we be Prescribing Green Space?
Dr Rachael Sharman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast
The evidence for the positive health impacts of exposure to natural environments such as gardens and parks is growing. In contrast, people and especially children are spending progressively less time in outdoor environments in favor of screen-based entertainment and digital technology. The time has come for GPs to begin to positively and unequivocally recommend a lifestyle that purposefully involves regular engagement with green space. Some pediatricians and researchers are even going to the point of prescribing what has previously been a natural part of life. Dr Sharman will look at the growing evidence of the health benefits of green space and the argument that GPs need to actively encourage green space as a primary prevention measure.