The Hot Topics GP Update Course covers the most pertinent medical literature from the last 12 months, perfectly distilled for today's busy GPs and Nurses; from Cardiovascular Medicine to Women's Health, Paediatrics to Mental Health and everything in between.

Our 2019 program will include topics in Women's Health, Respiratory, Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal, Mental Health, Diabetes & Endocrine, Cardiovascular, ENT, Cancer, and Dementia. The list of topics for 2019 are below:

  • Hypertension - treatment targets, combination therapies, and home monitoring
  • HPV cervical screening - changes to the guidelines
  • Pre-conception consultation - approach
  • Vaginal prolapse mesh repairs - implications for patients
  • e-Mental Health - use in General Practice
  • Depression - including the recent systematic review on antidepressants
  • Inflammatory arthritis - new guidelines on rheumatoid arthritis and new biologic treatments
  • Dementia - assessing fitness to drive
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism - an update on diagnosis, treatment and monitoring
  • Acute hearing loss - management in General Practice
  • Osteoarthritis - new RACGP guideline
  • COPD exacerbations - when should we use antibiotics and/or steroids?
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - diagnosis and management
  • Measles - an update as reported cases rise
  • Children’s cough - treatment of recurrent cough in children
  • Testicular cancer - an update
  • Antiplatelets - the use of antiplatelets for stable angina, Stroke and TIA and PAD
  • Eczema - practical tips for managing eczema
  • Immunisation - the latest guidelines and update on meningococcal
  • STIs - an update on the ‘new’ sexually transmitted infection mycoplasma genitalium


Time Description
08.30 - 09.00 Registration, Tea and Coffee
09.00 - 10.40 Session One
10.40 - 11.00 Refreshment break
11.00 - 12.30 Session Two
12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 14.30 Session Three
14.30 - 14.55 Refreshment Break
14.55 - 16.30 Session Four
16.30 End Hot Topics
17.00 - 19.00 Optional CPR workshop in some locations

Optional CPR Workshop (2 hours at end of Workshop)

This workshop will cover the BLS requirement for ACRRM and RACGP and includes:

  • Two hour CPR workshop
  • Interactive update of the latest ANZCOR CPR guidelines
  • Skill stations including:
    - Airway Management
    - CPR for Adults
    - CPR for Paediatrics
    - Use of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)

The workshop is accredited for:

  • RACGP for 5 Cat 2 points
  • ACRRM for 10 BLS points, 4 PRPD points and 2 Core PDP points

Please note: CPR Workshop is NOT available at the Adelaide or Newcastle Hot Topics events.

We reserve the right to cancel the CPR Workshops in the event that minimum numbers are not met.  We will refund the registration fee in the event that the CPR Workshop does not proceed.

More about the course


International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour International Convention Centre Darling Harbour Sydney NSW