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

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.

More about the course
COVID-19 Update

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

In the event that a presenter is unable to attend (e.g. due to travel restrictions), either a substitute presenter will be booked or the presenter will attend the course virtually over Zoom.

In the event that a course does not go ahead, we will offer a virtual classroom.

For Basic, Advanced & Paediatric Life Support courses, we will reschedule any practical components at a later date.

If you are looking for online courses please see a list of upcoming webinars:


Charles Darwin University
Casuarina Campus - Red 7.1.04 Mal Naim Auditorium and Foyer Ellengowan Drive CASUARINA NT 0810