The Hot Topics GP Update course covers the latest evidence on topics related to your everyday practice. Following is the programme for the day.


  • Atrial Fibrillation based on latest evidence & guidelines, including new NOAC evidence
  • Hypertension: controversies based around diagnosis, definitions, targets and combination therapy based on latest US Guidelines


  • What next after metformin?
  • Flash glucose monitoring systems (e.g. Freestyle Libre), evidence and implications
  • Diabetes reversal and remission, DiRECT study


  • Gout, latest guidance including evidence on treating all to a low serum uric acid target

Multimorbidity, Frailty & Medicine for the Elderly

  • Frailty

Women’s Health

  • Breast cancer survivorship and consequences e.g. bone protection, treatment of vasomotor and menopausal symptoms, lymphoedema, psychological consequences etc
  • Vaginal discharge and self-taken swabs


  • Reflux…could it be eosinophilic esophagitis?
  • How to manage abnormal LFTs

Mental health

  • Eating Disorders

Prescribing Hot Topics

  • Aspirin
  • Long-term PPIs
  • Gabapentinoids


  • Migraine, latest evidence for prophylaxis options


  • Earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease in younger people
  • Thrombocytosis as potential cancer marker


  • Is it really penicillin allergy?
  • Minor illness update (latest evidence on sore throat, otitis media e.g. steroids for sore throat? Evidence for delayed prescribing of antibiotics?)
  • UTI, NSAIDs or antibiotics?


  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Abdominal Migraine
  • Faltering growth in children

Last 30 minute cases

  • Epilepsy and contraception
  • Renal colic and alpha blockers

The NB Medical / Medcast 'Hot Topics' course provides non-biased, 100% independent course material, prepared and presented by fellow GPs, and we accept NO Pharmaceutical sponsorship or exhibitors.


Melbourne Convention Centre Melbourne Convention Centre 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf Melbourne VIC 3006