The 2012 course is proudly convened by the Department of General Practice and will be held on the 7th, 8th and 9th November, 2012 at the Novotel, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Full details are in the attached programme. Registration should be completed by Wednesday 24th October 2012.
This is the 34th year that the course has been offered. The course was renamed in honour of Professor John Murtagh’s extraordinary contribution to Family Medicine. John officially retired in 2010 but has continued to work tirelessly for the benefit of the Department of General Practice, the School of Primary Care and Monash University.
This year’s programme includes key clinical updates from both staff within the Department of General Practice and also clinical leaders in primary and acute care settings. In addition we are pleased to announce details of an optional workshop in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Details of our keynote speakers are included below:-
Dr. Karyn Alexander; MBChB FRACGP MPH DCH
Karyn is a PhD student at the Department of General Practice at Monash University studying ‘Preventive Healthcare for Young Children’, and is a GP working in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
presentation/slides (ZIP file, 5,496 KB)
Dr. Jonathan Cohen; MBBS (Monash), FRACGP, FACTM, MFM, Cert Travel Health (ISTM)
Medical Director, Travel Clinics Australia (National Association of 40 travel clinics). Author of “The Traveller’s Pocket Medical Guide and International Certificate of Vaccination” and numerous articles.
Assoc. Prof. John Dixon; MBBS, PhD, Dip RACOG, FRACGP, FRCP Edin
With a background in rural general practice, John is a NHMRC senior research fellow, combining positions at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and Monash University Primary Care Research Unit; he is a respected international leader in many aspects of obesity and the effects of weight loss on co-morbid conditions
Prof. Peter Gibson; MD FRACP
Professor and Director of Gastroenterology at the Alfred Hospital and Central Clinical School, Monash University, formerly Professor of Medicine at Eastern Health and Head of the Eastern Health Clinical. Has an active clinical and research interest in functional gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease, especially the use of food choice in their management.
JGH FODMAP Review
Food Choice AJG
Australian Doctor IBS 2012
Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Greg Goodman; MBBS (Hons) GradDipClinEPI FACD MD
Chief of Surgery at the Skin and Cancer Foundation and is an Adjunct Associate Professor with Monash University. He has been a practising dermatologist for more than 20 years.
Dr. Craig Hassed; MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Craig Hassed is a General Practitioner and Senior Lecturer at the Monash University Department of General Practice. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics.
Prof. Danielle Mazza MD, MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, Grad Dip Women’s Health
Head of Department of General Practice and an academic general practitioner. Her major interest is in translational research, with current research involving closing evidence practice gaps in preventive care,
women’s sexual and reproductive health and cancer screening and guideline development and implementation, especially using patient based strategies.
Prof. Jeffrey Rosenfeld; MB BS(Melb), MD(Monash), MS(Melb), FRACS, FRCS(Ed), FACS, FRCS(Glasg) Hon, FCNST(Hon), FRCST(Hon), FACTM, MRACMA
Jeffrey V Rosenfeld AM is Professor and Head, Division of Clinical Sciences and Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Director, Department of Neurosurgery, The Alfred Hospital and Director of newly developing Monash University Brain Institute.
Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Richard Stark; MBBS (Hons) FRACP MCALM
Richard Stark is a visiting neurologist at the Alfred Hospital, Caulfield Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. He is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Monash University and runs a busy private practice.
Dr. Jane Tracy; MBBS, DRACOG, GCHE
Jane is the Director of Education for the Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria at Monash University, and is a medical practitioner who has worked with children and adults with disabilities for over 20 years.
Dr. John Waterston; MD, FRACP
Consultant Neurologist to Neurology and the Oto-Neurology Units, Alfred Hospital. Consultant Neurologist Cabrini Medical Centre and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Monash University Department of Medicine.
Assoc. Prof. Chris Wright; MBBS FRACP FCICM
Physician and Intensive Care specialist, and was the Director of ICU at Monash Medical Centre. He has recently taken up a full time position in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University where he is responsible for the clinical years of the medical course.
Prof. Barbara Workman; MBBS MD FRACP AFRACMA FANZSGM
Medical Director for Rehabilitation and Aged Services at Southern Health and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Monash University, and chairs the year 5/D Management committee for the Monash University MBBS which includes the Clayton, Gippsland and Malaysian Medical Schools.
We would like to extend a warm invitation to the affiliates of the Department of General Practice and encourage them to support the attendance of their registrars at this highlight event for Family Medicine. We are offering discounted fees of $500 for three days to both affiliates and also to registrars.
Please put this date in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you all in November.
Best wishes on behalf of the organising committee.