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Demystifying Dementia:
A practical approach to the diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice

For general practitioners and practice nurses

Part 1: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Part 2: Wednesday 26 June 2019, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Dinner will be provided to all participants. 
RSVP: Friday 7 June 2019

Gold Coast Primary Health Network
Level 1, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina 4226

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Dementia is an increasingly common condition seen in Australian general practice.

The University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and Dementia Training Australia have developed general practice focused workshops and resources. The interactive workshop will provide you with the opportunity to gain insight into how you can be assisted with best practice identification and management of your patients with dementia.

These workshops have been delivered to over 500 GPs around Australia.  Pre- and post-workshop evaluation surveys have shown that participants experience a statistically significant improvement in knowledge, attitudes and confidence in caring for people with dementia and in supporting their family/carers.  These workshops have now been expanded to include information specific for the entire general practice team.

You must attend both Part 1 and Part 2 workshops.


  • To raise awareness of dementia in the GP community
  • To assist GP participants to:
  • Better diagnose and manage dementia
  • Modify risk factors that may impact on progression of dementia
  • Better understand behavioural and psychological changes in patients with dementia
  • Be aware of the carer burden
  • Be aware of referral agencies to support both individuals and the carers
  • Recognise that dementia is both a social and medical condition

A suite of resources, both written and on-line, will be offered to participants at these workshops.
  • Dr Hilton Koppe MBBS will be facilitating the workshops
  • Dr Hilton Koppe is a general practitioner in Lennox Head, a small village on the east coast of Australia.  Hilton combines his clinical work with an active role in medical education, training new and experienced GPs within the region and around Australia.
The goal of the work we’re doing is to increase the confidence and ability of GPs to be able to recognise, diagnose and manage dementia as much as possible. If you think about how back in the day diabetes was managed by endocrinologists, but now it’s a chronic disease managed in general practice, well we’re trying to create the same pathway for dementia as well.

The topic of dementia is big and complicated and we’ve broken it down into small, easy to think about chunks of information that cover the majority of people with dementia. Of course there will always be cases that are more complex needing specialist support, look forward to working you at the workshop.

Allocated 8 Category 2 points Activity: 159822 in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017–2019 triennium.


Participants must be able to attend both workshops. 

If you would like to register please RSVP via either of the following methods below by 

RSVP: Friday 7 June 2019

Submit your details using the online form below
Contact our Events team on 07 5635 2455 and register your interest over the phone

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CANCELLATIONS: Online registrations will be confirmed immediately in our booking system. This is our preferred method of RSVP. To cancel your RSVP please use the email link or call the GCPHN events team (PH. 07 5635 2455). In recent months a number of registrants to our events have failed to attend and have not provided cancellation advice. This often results in others, often on wait lists, being unable to attend. In addition, GCPHN resources are wasted as costs for catering and support staff are still incurred. Each event therefore incurs a cost per person ranging from $65 - $120.  GCPHN wishes to continue to provide training and education at no cost to primary care providers, however for these reasons we may have to consider implementing fees to offset our costs in the future. Please ensure you provide at least 2 days’ notice if you need to cancel your registration 

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