At Epworth, supporting our GPs through education continues to be a priority.
Epworth Geelong recently held its very first Category 1 GP education event — a symposium on common medical emergencies — opened by Epworth Geelong CEO Mr Damian Armour. A wide range of topics was covered during the event, held in early September, commencing with a plenary session on acute abdominal pain and acute gastroenterology presented by Professor Glenn Guest, Mr David Wardill and Dr Chris Hair. This was followed by clinical skills workshops in the education precinct where GPs could update their clinical knowledge.
Topics included assessment of acute knee injuries (Dr Andrew Thomson), fracture imaging (Dr Paul Smith) and shoulder dislocations (Dr Matt Ryan). The afternoon’s small group workshops covered diabetic emergencies (Dr Adam Roberts), acute vascular assessment (Dr Mayur Krishnaswamy) and cardiac — reading ECGs (Dr Catherine Jaworski). The day ended with a plenary session updating GPs on ophthalmology emergencies presented by Dr Merv Ferdinands.
We received very positive feedback from the attendees who commented that the event was excellent, one of the best conferences they have been to in a long time, very well organised, and that the mixture of lecture style, clinical skills workshops and small group interactive workshops was ideal, providing an excellent opportunity for Epworth Geelong specialists to engage with GPs.
Pictured above: Epworth Geelong CEO Mr Damian Armour opens the hospital’s first Category 1 symposium for GPs.
Pictured above: Mr Andrew Thomson running a workshop on assessing acute knee injuries