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A GP's Guide to Dyslipidaemia
The Melbourne Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr William Wilson and chaired by Dr Matthew Brooks.

Activity ID 208320.

This cardiology update has been developed with a GP focus in order to expand the understanding of diagnostic and management strategies for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of dyslipidaemia. Specialist cardiologists from Melbourne Private Hospital will review and examine evidence, patient case studies and the available diagnostic and the treatment options available to General Practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:

Through this activity, GP's will be able to:

1. Assess modifiable and non-modifiable cardiovascular risk factors;
2. Develop updated counselling skills on lifestyle modification and on current therapeutic modalities for dyslipidaemia;
3. Discuss the role of cardiovascular risk assessment and factors that must be considered prior to commencing lipid-modifying therapy;
4. Recognise side effects associated with statins and implement a framework for identifying and managing these symptoms;
5. Implement strategies to improve the management of patients who have been prescribed lipid-modifying therapy, including referral for diet and exercise modification where appropriate, involvement of practice nurses in lifestyle counselling and periodic review of safe use of medications.

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for Dr Wilson and Dr Brooks to Cathie Bulfin, Healthscope BDM (cathie.bulfin@healthscope.com.au).

If you do not wish to receive further clinical updates, or invitations to educational seminars, from the facilitators, please email cathie.bulfin@healthscope.com.au prior to the activity.

Aug 20, 2020 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dr Matthew Brooks MBBS BMedSci FRACP
Interventional Cardiologist @Melbourne Private Hospital
Matthew completed his medical training at The University of Melbourne followed by specialist cardiology and interventional training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He undertook two further fellowships at The Edinburgh Heart Centre and Copenhagen University Hospital with a focus on complex percutaneous coronary intervention and structural heart disease intervention. Matthew’s expertise is in complex percutaneous coronary artery intervention (including chronic total occlusions, left main PCI and rotational atherectomy) and structural heart disease intervention (including transcatheter aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair/replacement, percutaneous left atrial appendage closure, device closure of interatrial defects, and paravalvular leak closure). He is a consultant cardiologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and also practices privately at Melbourne Private and John Fawkner Private Hospitals.
Dr William Wilson MBBS FRACP
Cardiologist @Melbourne Private Hospital
William graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1999 and completed cardiology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He undertook overseas fellowships at the Edinburgh Heart Centre and at the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults. William is a general cardiologist, specialising in interventional cardiology and adult congenital heart disease. He is proficient in all forms of structural intervention, including transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI). He is a national proctor for PCI for chronic total occlusions. He is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Melbourne, which centres on congenital heart disease and is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors and physician trainees. In addition to his lists at Melbourne Private Hospital, William also holds a public appointment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.