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GP Update

  • : Perth WA 6000


The GP Update a one-day course run by GPs for GPs, focusing on several clinical areas and the latest guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of common conditions and disease states presented in general practice. The program collates the latest issues, literature, research and best-practice guidelines, interprets these for real life general practice, and helps you keep up to date with all current topics pertinent to primary care. The program follows a lecture-style approach with plenty of interaction from the audience, humour and visual cues to help get the messages across and keep you listening (and learning!) throughout the day.


The program is targeted to medical professionals working in general practice who do not have time to read all medical journals and attend various general practice education events but would like to keep up with current issues, implement new ideas into their practice, and continue to provide safe and effective patient care through training. Participants include general practitioners, general practice supervisors, general practice medical educators, overseas trained doctors, general practice registrars, medical students on placement in general practice, and general practice nurses and nurse practitioners.


Participants will be presented with the most recent information on the diagnosis and treatment in general practice and receive access to the most contemporary, evidence-based literature and research in general practice. Topics covered in the program include:



Women’s health

  • New cervical cancer screening
  • Pregnancy and Zika virus
  • Thyroid in pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis


  • Hypertension and the SPRINT trial
  • Review of heart failure
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Angina
  • Harms of statins



An afternoon clinic

New guidelines for cervical cancer screening, prostate cancer screening, osteoporosis, and other conditions pertinent to primary care.

Men’s and gastrointestinal health

  • PSA testing 
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Understanding LFTs
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Fatty liver



The GP Update Program features no theorists, no gurus and no sponsors – just real life GPs who will be back seeing patients as soon as the one-day course has finished. These GPs trawl through all the journals and do all the legwork to bring you up to speed on the latest issues, literature, research and guidelines in general practice.The presenters team includes:

Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis


Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis is a general practitioner at Eastbrooke Family Clinic Essendon. She is a Lecturer and Diabetes Research Fellow at the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, where she juggles teaching students and developing curriculum with primary care diabetes research. Jo-Anne has a PhD and has contributed to the RACGP guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in general practice. She was the team lead for the updating of the GP Update Handbook in both 2016 and 2017.

Dr Clare Maher

Dr Clare Maher has worked as a general practitioner for over 25 years. In that time, she has been involved in both undergraduate teaching at The University of Queensland and in postgraduate education. She was an inaugural member of one of Australia's longest running EBM Journal Clubs. She currently works at Inala Indigenous Health Service and as a GP Fellow in Diabetes Care. Her special interests involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, EBM and chronic disease care.

Susan Beattie

Dr Susan Beattie is a general practitioner in Sydney, New South Wales. She has been working in general practice in various contexts since 2002, including Australian city and rural family practice, GP hospital work, international charity work, and private general practice in London. She first became aware of GP Update when living in London. She found the courses such a wonderful resource and is excited to now be a part of the team delivering the course in Australia. Susan is married with two young children and enjoys travelling, cooking, and the Australian summer!

Cassandra Henderson

Dr Cassandra Henderson is a general practitioner working on the Gold Coast, Queensland. A John Flynn Scholar and member of The University of Queensland’s first GMC cohort, Cassandra went on to complete her MRCGP in London. While partner of a central London practice, she attended GP Update courses for over 10 years. Cassandra has been an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Hong Kong University and since returning to Australia teaches medical students from Bond University. Her interests include women’s and children’s health, EBM and medical education.

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