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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.

The 2020 Hot Topics will give you a vital update on:

  • Cardiovascular Disease - primary prevention in older people; Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Prescribing Hot Topics - Loop diuretics; Medical cannabis
  • Respiratory - Asthma, new Australian guidelines update; 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
  • Misc Hot Topics cases.

Agenda *

* Exact timings on the day may change at presenter's discretion.

Time Description
08.30 - 09.00 Registration, Tea and Coffee
09.00 - 10.40 Session 1
10.40 - 11.00 Refreshment break
11.00 - 12.30 Session 2
12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 14.30 Session 3
14.30 - 14.55 Refreshment Break
14.55 - 16.30 Session 4
16.30 End Hot Topics
17.00 - 19.00 Optional BLS Workshop in some locations **

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.

** Optional Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshop (2 hours at end of Workshop)

Please note: BLS Workshop is NOT available at the Adelaide, Perth or Wagga Wagga events.

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

  • Two hour BLS (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 CPD Points (Cat 2)
  • ACRRM for 10 BLS points, 4 PRPD points and 2 Core PDP points

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

More about the course
COVID-19 Update

Book with confidence as we are monitoring the situation closely, and will follow National guidance to implement necessary precautionary measures at our events.

We will offer a virtual classroom of this course in the event that the public course does not go ahead. If there is a practical component to this course we will rebook you for the practical portion and assessment at a later date.

If you are looking for online courses please see a list of webinars that you can do remotely:


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