Melbourne Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting chaired by Mr Phillip Antippa and presented by Mr Ben Dunne.
Activity ID: 208313
Whilst a conclusive diagnosis of lung cancer may be made in the hospital setting, and under the care of a specialist, GPs have a pivotal role in recognising high risk patients, symptoms and imaging suggestive of lung cancer thus initiating appropriate investigation and a timely specialist referral.
This online update has been developed with a GP focus in order to review the burden of disease of Lung Cancer. Specialist Thoracic Surgeons from Melbourne Private Hospital will review and discuss symptoms, diagnostic and referral pathways that will assist GPs in identifying cases early, thus enhancing patient outcomes.
1. Outline current risk stratification for lung cancer
2. Discuss the existing data supporting lung cancer screening, and the status of screening in Australia
3. Recognise the importance of timely referral and progression to treatment in patients with suspected lung cancer
4. Discuss the current treatment options available (including targeted therapies/immunotherapies) and the prognosis of lung cancer
5. Utilise reference material and specialist information to implement new strategies and identify effective referral pathways that ensure timely diagnosis of patients with lung cancer.
Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.
GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for Mr Ben Dunne to Cathie Bulfin, Melbourne Private Hospital Business Development Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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