Presented by Australian Prostate Cancer Research in conjunction with the 18th Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference

Join us for a series of lectures and interactive sessions aimed at General Practitioners from all backgrounds. Come away from this update with useful tips you can apply to everyday practice to better support and manage your patients. Speakers from a variety of disciplines will present current trends and research.  Topics and sessions include:

Topics and sessions include;

  • Prostate Cancer and the GP
  • Depression and Suicidality in Men
  • Exercise Prescription for Mental Health and Chronic Disease
  • Andrology:Men and Their Hormones
  • The Latest regarding Hep C and HIV for GPs
  • Urology: The management of kidney stones.
  • Parkinsons disease workshop, including gait analysis.

Target Audience
This program is suitable for all General Practitioners regardless of their experience or where they practice.

Program Convenors
Dr Jane Crowe & Dr Ed Vergara

Date & Time
Saturday 2 September 2017
8:30am – 4:30pm  (Registration from 8:00am)

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Face to Face, Case studies and workshop,6 hours of interactive education

40 – Category 1 QI and CPD Points (Application in progress)

Complimentary to General Practitioners

A confirmation will be provided by registering and a final attendance email with further details will be forwarded 2 weeks prior to the event.

8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 10:30 Welcome

Case Studies in Prostate Cancer
PSA Testing and the place of MRI
Continence, Sex and Hormones – Life after Prostate Cancer

Dr Jane Crowe & Dr Edward Vergara

A/Prof Declan Murphy, Urologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Dr Edward Vergara, General Practitioner, Royal Park Medical
Mr David Gray, Urology Nurse Practitioner, APCR Prostate Cancer Centre
Ms Shan Morrison, Director of Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy
Ms Victoria Cullen, Sexual re-navigation consultant & PHD candidate RMIT

10:00 – 10:30 Andrology Update Dr Ada Cheung, Endocrinologist
10:30 – 11:00 Morning tea
11:00 – 11:45 Depression & Suicidality in Men Dr John Oliffe, Associate Director Research at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia
Dr Simon Rice MPsych(Clin), PhD, Clinical Psychologist & Research Fellow
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health Centre for Youth Mental Health The University of Melbourne
11:45 – 12:30 Get Going
Exercise Prescription in management of chronic disease and mental health
A/Prof Prue Cormie, Exercise Physiologist, Principal Research Fellow, ACU
Ms Thea Richardson, Exercise Physiologist, APCR Prostate Cancer Centre
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Parkinson’s Disease
A multidisciplinary approach to management
Gait analysis workshop for GP’s
Dr Tissa Wijeratne, Chair, Department of Neurology, The University of Melbourne & Sunshine Hospital , Western Health

Professor Meg Morris, Professor of Clinical and Rehabilitation Practice, Healthscope &  La Trobe University

Mr Victor M McConvey, RN MACNClinical Nurse Consultant – Executive Team, Parkinson’s Victoria

14:45 – 15:30 HIV/HEP C: An update for GP’s Dr Emma Paige, Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
15:30 – 16:00 Kidney Stones Mr Jamie Kearsley, Urologist, Epworth HealthCare


*Program Subject to change