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Chronic Diseases Symposium

Presented by Epworth Rehabilitation and Mental Health

Program Highlights

  • Aged psychiatry and dementia
  • Age, anxiety and depression
  • Complex conversations with the patient who can no longer stay at home
  • Recognising and managing heart failure
  • Reconditioning
  • Sleep health in obesity and cardiac presentations
  • Clinical updates in osteoarthritis and joint replacement
  • The triad of mental health, chronic pain and addiction
  • The patient journey: Prehab, orthopaedic intervention and rehabilitation
  • Management of chronic pain
  • Voluntary assisted dying in general practice

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the aging patient with dementia.
  2. Identify patients with risk factors associated with development of heart failure in the future.
  3. Evaluate the correlation between chronic pain, mental health and prescription medication addiction.
  4. Review the Victoria legislation regarding ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’ and discuss possible implications in your practice.
  5. Recall chronic pain patients for medication review and treatment plan implementation. ( this is the the objective that addresses patient safety which is mandatory component) 

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof David Ames, Psychiatrist
  • Dr Hendrik Zimmet, Cardiologist
  • Mr Harry Tsigaras, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • A/Prof Luis Prado, GP and Chief Medical Officer - Epworth HealthCare

Professional development

This symposium provides 40 points for RACGP QI&CPD

Tickets

$220 | GP's and non-Epworth clinicians

$150 | Epworth clinicians

Tickets include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. 

More information

For more information please contact Anna Hill, Education Events Manager

Phone: +61 (0) 9516 2840

Email: anna.hill @epworth.org.au