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Shedding light on molecules and hormones – Melbourne

The field of endocrinology has continuously expanded in the past 50 years through increased knowledge about aetiology, diagnosis and therapy. Increasing patient numbers with common conditions as type 2 diabetes; men’s health related illnesses; osteoporosis; thyroid disorders and hypercalcaemia are seen in general practices on a daily basis. Additionally obesity has overtaken smoking as the biggest preventable health threat in Australia.

Last year’s MJA series addressed the main four endocrine areas: diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disease and male hypogonadism and stated that: “It is likely these diseases involve half the population over 50 years of age.” 1.

The MJA Professional Development team is holding an active learning day in Sydney and Melbourne this June, with expert speakers addressing the ‘Integration of physiology, biochemistry, and clinical medicine’ covering the following:

  • A practical guide on Type 2 Diabetes
    Chose and implement adequate treatment plans, considering evidence and tolerability of new drugs and therapies.
  • Metabolic syndrome and obesity
    List and explain treatment options, supporting patient’s decision making in lifestyle and dietary changes and interventions.
  • Shedding light on Men’s Health
    Use an optimal approach during initiation discussion, diagnosis and treatment in men’s health.
  • New insights in Osteoporosis guidelines
    Select appropriate drugs for Osteoporosis treatment and aid prevention of secondary fractures.
  • Thyroid diseases in primary care
    List and prescribe the appropriate use of investigations in the diagnosis of thyroid lumps.
  • Updates on Hypercalcaemia
    Assess cause of raised calcium and appropriately refer.

This event is accredited for 40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1 and 30 ACRRM PDP points.  Other colleges are able to self-report the 6 hours of structured learning with the Certificate of Attendance issued after the Seminar.

WHEN: Saturday 24 June from 9am – 5pm
WHERE: Melbourne – Hilton South Wharf
PROGRAM: CLICK HERE to download the latest program.
COST: Registration cannot be completed successfully without full payment. An incomplete registration without full payment authorisation does not constitute a registration and will be rejected by doctorportal.

AMA Members – flat rate $316
Registration $395

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