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Hot Topics 2024 Half Day Virtual Symposiums

What is Hot Topics?

The Hot Topics GP Update course is a simple, easy to access way to keep up to date with all the latest developments in the literature, relevant to anyone working in front-line General Practice. If you are in a primary care, patient-facing role, this is the course for you!

Keeping up to date with all the latest evidence, guidelines and clinical developments in General Practice is incredibly time consuming. So, we have combined forces with the UK's market leader in primary care education, NB Medical, to do all the hard work for you.

We have sifted through all the mainstream journals and guidelines over the last year, and then appraised and distilled the papers most relevant to us in primary care.

We then present you with an easily digestible update of all the latest developments PLUS an invaluable reference source at your fingertips for when you are seeing patients, with our newly improved and fully updated course book available for download via the course learning.

Half Day Symposiums

To suit your busy lifestyle we are happy to bring you two half day symposiums. Delivered over two Saturdays, providing a concentrated dose of up-to-date medical knowledge allowing you to stay abreast of the latest evidence.

The focused, time-efficient format is designed to minimise time away from patient care while maximising learning opportunities. You will have the opportunity to engage with our resident hot topic expert Dr Simon Morgan who will be hosting this Hot Topics series.

What is covered in Hot Topics 2024?

The 2024 Hot Topics series will include:

  • Stroke and TIA – new national guidelines look at diagnosis in the community, changes to antiplatelet regimens including the fascinating pharmacogenetics of clopidogrel resistance, and secondary prevention
  • Lipids – in December 2023, NICE introduced a new cardiovascular secondary prevention target for LDL; we look at this and the ‘escalation strategies’ beyond statins needed to reach it 
  • Chronic kidney disease – we explore the new evidence and national guidelines supporting new practice changing, intervention strategies for CKD in primary care including the role for SGLT2i 
  • Obesity and overweight – we discuss the new evidence, guidelines and controversy around the use of the GLP-1 analogues including semaglutide 
  • Cancer - lung cancer is a real Hot Topic - we look at lung cancer in non-smokers, which is on the rise and easily missed, ask does CXR still have a role in the investigation of suspected lung cancer in primary care and examine the implications of the new lung cancer screening programme in the UK
  • Respiratory – we look at intriguing new research and guideline recommendations that suggest we look at eosinophil counts to guide our management
  • Gastroenterology – we have an update on IBS based on new research, looking at investigation, dietary and drug management of this difficult to manage condition
  • Mental health – we look at bipolar disorder, and how we can improve diagnosis and management in primary care of this high-impact condition and new updated guidelines for improving cardiometabolic outcomes in people with serious mental illness
  • Women’s Health – PCOS, new guidelines on diagnosis and management including the role of COCP and metformin
  • Miscellaneous Hot Topics cases – cases with recent changes to practise including migraine, acne, glue ear and others

Feedback from previous participants

"Good breadth of topics covered to keep me up to date. Arguably the most essential part of my CPD each year"

"Well presented new evidence relevant to practice. Learnt great things I can implement tomorrow. Love feeling up to date"

"Very useful, evidence based and relevant info to general practice. The chat is also really useful, gives more of the local Australian context"

"Great updates of everyday issues in general practice but also the most current information from research. Appropriate to Australian GP but also interesting to hear of guidelines and medicine in other countries"

"Well presented, simple format, engaging, factually correct, evidence based, non pharma sponsored"

"This educational activity has certainly made me more aware of current guidelines and effects various areas in medicine. I am more aware of red flags, ways of investigating and ways of prescribing and I might ditch some old habits"

"I enjoy doing these courses at home. I enjoy them being interactive and if I can't make it, I can catch up some other time too. I really enjoy the "GP relevant" presentations and can apply what I learn into my practice"

"I found the webinars accessible, the topics were well chosen, presented clearly and concisely and the presenters were obviously knowledgeable"

"Hot topics are well presented, well structured modules with interactivity and up to date information. The booklet is extremely useful"

This series is brought to you in conjunction with NB Medical Education.


This course is formally accredited for 6 hours of CPD.

RACGP Accreditation ID - 789390
ACRRM Accreditation ID - 33171

RACGP education activites - 6 hours

Course Educators
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP

Simon is a GP based in Newcastle, NSW, and a senior medical educator with Medcast. He also has medical education roles with the RACGP and GPSA. Over the past th...

Dr Simon Curtis
Dr Simon Curtis

Simon is the Medical Director of NB Medical Education. He is also a partner at a training practice in central Oxford and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at...

Dr Neal Tucker
Dr Neal Tucker

Neal is the eLearning lead for NB Medical Education and a veteran lecturer on the Hot Topics course. Having previously been a partner in an Oxford practice, he ...

Dr Rachel Brettell
Dr Rachel Brettell

Rachel is a GP working in Oxfordshire, England. She qualified from Oxford University in 2010 and completed Foundation training in West London. After that she wa...

Dr James Seddon
Dr James Seddon


James is a Somerset GP and NB Medical's urgent care lead. He qualified from Warwick in 2011 and then did GP training in...

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Live Webinar

Saturday 20 July 2024

20/07/2024 9:00 am (Sydney time)
10/08/2024 9:00 am (Sydney time)


Duration: 6 hours

6 hours of CPD

Educational Activities: 6 hours

Areas Of Interest: Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Diabetes and Metabolic, Gastrointestinal, General Practice, Medical Education, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Prescribing, Womens Health


Medical Practitioners

Price $395.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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