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Listening to the Heart - Key updates on the function of the 'pump and the valves' Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: Webinar
17 Aug, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST)


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Listening to the Heart - Key updates on the function of the 'pump and the valves'

Webinar 17 Aug, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST)

Join Dr Gary Deed (Chair, Diabetes Specific Interest group) and Dr Atef Asham (Chair, Cardiology Specific Interest group) on this webinar covering updates of the function of 'pump and valves' and expert guests in this field.

Learning outcomes

  1. Review the evidence that supports timely detection and management of heart valve disease (HVD) in the prevention of an emerging burden of social cost, morbidity, and loss of life
  2. Identify and implement relevant clinical assessments for HVD, and the pathways for clinical referral
  3. Review updated management guidelines incorporating emerging evidence for therapeutic recommendation changes in type 2 diabetes (T2D) and heart disease
  4. Describe the rationale for implementing individualising treatment options for differing presentations with common T2D comorbidities such as heart failure and chronic kidney disease
This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points


Dr Gary Deed

Dr Gary Deed is a general practitioner with a passionate interest in promoting quality patient care of diabetes in general practice through education, development of resources including guidelines, policy development, research and strategic collaboration. He is the Chair of the Diabetes Specific interest network for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and a Ministerial appointment to the Commonwealth Diabetes Implementation Reference Group for Australia. He is the editor for the General Practice management of type 2 diabetes guideline for the RACGP. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow of Monash University and helps co-ordinates the NHMRC funded ‘STAREE’ Statins in Reducing Events in the Elderly trial He has published peer reviewed journal articles in diabetes and is an editor for Diabetes Therapy and adviser/editor for Endocrinology Today

Dr Atef Asham
Chair, Chair Cardiology Specific Interest Group

Dr Asham is the chair of the cardiology group at the Royal College of General Practitioners specific interest (RACGPSI Cardiology) and is also an examiner there. He is a research investigator at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. He is also the Practice Principal at Deer Park Medical Centre. Where, in addition to looking after his patients, he provides supervision for GP registrars. Dr Asham graduated Medical School in 1992 and went on to gain a Masters in Cardiology in 2000. He has worked at both Royal Melbourne Hospital and Box Hill Hospital, as well as several general practice clinics across Victoria. He brings a solid base of knowledge and experience to his medical practice. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and his medical interests include chronic disease management, cardiovascular care, and diabetes.


Professor Thomas Markwick
Director, Baker Institute

Tom Marwick is the Director of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. His education was completed at the University of Melbourne, University of Louvain, Belgium and Harvard. His main contributions are in clinical research and research training, and has supervised over 35 research higher-degree students. He was one of the initiators of stress echocardiography, and has made contributions to the prognostic evidence underlying cardiovascular imaging. His main research interests relate to detection of early cardiovascular disease and cost-effective application of cardiac imaging techniques for treatment. He has published over 900 papers, reviews, chapters and editorials, and is an Associate Editor at JACC and Deputy Editor at JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging.

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