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Women and Newborn Health Service

Health Professionals


King Edward Memorial Hospital

GP Education – women's health

2017 O&G GP Update

General Practitioners are invited to the following event as part of King Edward Memorial Hospital's ongoing commitment to support General Practitioners in providing antenatal care as well as assessment and management of women with gynaecological problems.

Junior doctors and other doctors working in women's health are also welcome.

Full day attendance qualifies as a Certificate of Women's Health (CWH) workshop for the DRANZCOG.

2017 O&G GP Update

Date:Saturday 27 May 2017
Time:Registration from 8.00 am, Education program 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Venue:Agnes Walsh Lounge, KEMH, 374 Bagot Road, Subiaco
Enquiries:Phone (08) 6458 1388 or Email


8.00-8.30 Registration

Introduction & KEMH Update (Gynaecology)

Dr Vicki Westoby, Liaison GP, KEMH


Urinary incontinence and prolapse in adult women

Dr Su Hamid, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist


Pelvic pain – assessment and management

Dr Jade Acton, Consultant Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon



Dr Lesley Ramage, General Practitioner, Head of Menopause Service, KEMH

10.35-10.55 Morning tea

Small group workshops: participants may attend one 1.5 hour workshop (either 1 or 2) OR two 45 minute workshops/case discussions (Choose two from 3, 4, 5 and 6).

  • Practical workshop – Implanon (*1.5hr)
  • Practical workshop – obstetric emergencies e.g. shoulder dystocia, PPH (*1.5hr)
  • Practical workshop – Mirena (45min)
  • Case discussions (gynae) – PCOS, menorrhagia, assessment of ovarian mass (45min)
  • Case discussions (obstetrics) – antenatal tests (including NIPT), subsequent pregnancy care after previous preterm birth, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. (45min)
  • Case discussions – perinatal mental health (45min)
12.30–1.10 Lunch & KEMH Expo: find out about clinics and services at KEMH plus updates on Cervical cancer screening guidelines & the Preterm birth prevention initiative

KEMH Update (Obstetrics and Antenatal Care)

Dr Vicki Westoby, Liaison GP


Shared Antenatal Care: Principles and Pitfalls

Dr Fiona Langdon, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Senior Registrar, KEMH


Medical Complications in pregnancy

Dr Scott White, Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant, KEMH

3.10-3.30 Afternoon tea

Infections, rashes and immunisations in pregnancy

Dr Tony Keil, Head of Department, Microbiology, KEMH


Managing sexually transmitted infections in General Practice

Dr Richelle Douglas, GP & Medical Director, Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

4.55-5.00 Conclusion

Please Note: Program topics and speakers subject to change depending on speaker availability

Learning Outcomes

O&G GP Update

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain KEMH services that provide support, advice, assessment and ongoing management for antenatal and gynaecology patients.
  • Assess and investigate women with urinary incontinence and/or prolapse and initiate non-surgical management strategies.
  • Assess and investigate a woman presenting with pelvic pain and refer appropriately.
  • Counsel women about the risks and benefits of hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options for menopause symptoms.
  • Provide shared antenatal care confidently & access clinical advice or review when appropriate.
  • Have increased knowledge of common medical complications in pregnancy.
  • Be aware of specific postpartum follow-up for women with medical complications in pregnancy. Counsel and provide initial management to women who have been exposed to an infection or have developed a rash during their pregnancy.
  • Know which common vaccines can be given safely during pregnancy. Investigate and diagnose common sexually transmitted infections.
  • Initiate treatment and provide appropriate follow-up for common sexually transmitted infections.

Participants are eligible for RACGP QI & CPD points

Category 1 (40 WH points) full day attendance/completion of required activities Activity Number 88573

Category 2 (2 points per hour of education) Activity Number 88453

View full program and registration form.

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