Hot Topics GP Update Course 2020: New Zealand Webinar Series

New Zealand Webinar Series

Join us for a series of live broadcasts of the Hot Topics GP Update course, specifically tailored for New Zealand GPs and Practice Nurses. The series includes 4 live webinar events that can be watched from the comfort of your own home. Webinar dates:

  • 8pm Tuesday, 19th May
  • 8pm Tuesday, 26th May
  • 8pm Tuesday, 2nd June
  • 8pm Tuesday, 9th June

You will get:

  • Four live webinar sessions hosted by a combination of New Zealand, UK and Australian expert GP educators
  • Each session will be recorded so that you can watch them 'on demand' if you miss one or would like to refresh your knowledge
  • Online version of NB Medical Hot Topics GP Update Course Booklet (UK), including summaries of approximately 150 clinical Hot Topics which are commonly dealt with in primary care.
  • Online version of the New Zealand Supplement including Keep It Simple Summaries (KISS) on the topics covered in the New Zealand Hot Topics series.
  • Access to clinical audit tools related to the Hot Topics content as optional CME activties.

What is Hot Topics?

NB Medical, Britain’s market leader in GP education has joined forces with Medcast, to bring you a CPD opportunity that will have you coming back year after year.  The webinars cover:

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  • The latest pertinent medical research, GP guidelines and papers prepared and presented by GPs.
  • A series of short presentations including recent findings from the medical literature which are pertinent for GPs and Practice Nurses.
  • The presentations are snappy, focused, fun and interactive. The atmosphere is light, relaxed and friendly.
  • A detailed reference book which summarises the evidence from around approximately 150 clinical Hot Topics which are commonly dealt with in primary care.
  • This will enable you to practice evidence-based medicine with the latest research at your fingertips.

Evidence-based medicine for primary care - fun, interactive, chunked and not-to-be-missed, especially if you don’t have time to read all the latest research.

Course content

Below are a few of the Hot Topics for which the latest evidence has been researched, distilled and prepared for your entertainment:

  • Cardiovascular Disease - primary prevention in older people; Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Prescribing Hot Topics - Loop diuretics; Medical cannabis
  • Respiratory - Asthma; chronic cough in adults
  • Smoking - E-cigarettes and vaping
  • Women’s Health - contraception & HRT update
  • Neurology & ENT - acute vertigo
  • Mental Health - burnout & treatment resistant depression
  • Abnormal blood tests - Subclinical hypothyroidism & inflammatory markers
  • Infections - Complicated UTIs, cellulitis, pertussis
  • Gastro - chronic diarrhea
  • Miscellaneous Hot Topics cases

The Hot Topics GP Update activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 6 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

Optional Clinical Audit

As an extension to the course, we provide a set of clinical audit tools based o the topics covered in the course. Throughout the Hot Topics course, there are discussions about the latest clinical evidence, how this evidence may vary from current practice, what changes this might necessitate in updating patient care and Quality Improvement ideas that you can look at in your practice. Participants will have a choice of 2 clinical audits:

- Asthma

- Contraception

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