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Exclusive CPD education for GPs from Australia's pre-eminent heart research institute, covering the many representations of CVD, diabetes and obesity. 

The Baker Institute Health Symposium

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  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020, Causes of Death 2019, cat no 3303.0. October
  2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Diabetes: Australian Facts, 09 February 2023

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and obesity remain to be one of the biggest health challenges facing Australian society today.

CVD affects more than 4 million Australians causing around 118 deaths per day - that's one death every 12 minutes.¹ Diabetes, similarly, has a high-disease burden affecting around 1 in 20 Australians, with that number rising to around 1 in 5 in Australians aged 80-84.²

GPs play a critical role in the prevention and management of those patients who have type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) or both. 

This one-day event is designed to enable GPs to optimally manage patients with CVD and diabetes, with a focus on prevention.  The symposium will feature leading Australian researchers and clinicians, who will discuss the latest evidence and therapies, tying it all together with case-based discussion.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions - or feel free to just listen to the answers if that's your preference.

The Baker Institute Health Symposium


Identify strategies to minimise infection during flood-borne outbreaks and steps that could be taken in primary care to better protect the community.


Describe how to screen and manage patients with heart failure.

By the end of the GP Symposium, you will be able to:


Describe the approach to reading and reviewing scientific journal articles.


Explain how to screen and manage patients with hyperlipidaemia.


Identify the latest therapies for managing patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Learning Outcomes

Steering Committee

Baker Institute Director • Cardiologist

Head of the Diabetes Clinical Research Laboratory, Baker Institute

A/Prof Neale Cohen

Chair, Diabetes SIG (RACGP) • General Practitioner

Dr Gary Deed

Prof. Tom Marwick

Session 4 of the event will involve a facilitated discussion with Dr Gary Deed and Professor Jonathan Shaw about techniques and approaches to reviewing academic papers. You are encouraged to read the attached paper prior, to get the most out of the session. For RACGP members, this session will count towards your Measuring Outcomes hours. You will be asked to confirm that you have completed the pre-reading at check-in.

Pre-reading: Workshop

This education has been developed independently by the Baker Institute

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Dr Adam J Nelson

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General Practitioner & Medical Educator
GradCertClinTeach, MPH, GAICD

Dr Anita Muñoz


Prof Timothy Tan

Infectious disease physician and virologist

Prof Dominic Dwyer

Education Steering Committee

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This was an excellent outline of dyslipidaemia management by both presenters. The best on the subject that I have been to in the last 2 years. Clear, concise and useful.

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The Baker Institute is an RACGP accredited provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

This medical education activity has been approved for 5.5 Educational Activity Hours and 1 Reviewing Performance Hour. 

Activity ID: 505185

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