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Preventing subsequent events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) – PATIENT REVIEW Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: Webinar
30 May, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST)


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Preventing subsequent events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) – PATIENT REVIEW

Webinar 30 May, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (AEST)

This webinar is the third of a series of three webinars focussing on preventing subsequent events in patients with ASCVD. The webinars will progress through the topics of Identify, Optimise, and Review to educate GPs to proactively identify high-risk patients for secondary prevention. Patients with ASCVD such as patients with a history of acute coronary syndrome, stroke, and/or coronary revascularisation are at highest risk of a subsequent event and are candidates for secondary prevention. Participants will be educated on modifiable risk factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes including appropriate targets from national and international guidelines.


Learning outcomes

  1. Recognise the critical role of GPs in reviewing management of ASCVD patients for secondary prevention
  2. Implement systems and processes to proactively review ASCVD patients’ therapy against guideline-recommended targets in a timely and structured manner
  3. Appreciate the importance of measuring and improving medication adherence in reducing risk of recurrent events.

This event is part of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD). Events in this series are:


Dr Trish Kahawita

Trish is a new GP fellow who is passionate about digital health, medical education, and doctor wellbeing. She has been practicing medicine for the last ten years and has worked all around Australia, in both urban and remote areas. Her main clinical interests include Women's and Children's Health, Mental Health, Neurology, Geriatrics/Palliative Care, and Tropical Medicine. Trish works as a medical educator for GP Synergy as well as being a community Palliative Care GP. She also volunteers as a peer support facilitator for junior doctors. She is excited about the future of primary care and the use of innovative health technologies.


Assoc. Prof. Peter Psaltis

Associate Professor Peter Psaltis is an Academic Interventional Cardiologist who holds Level 2 NHMRC Career Development and National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowships. He has Faculty positions within the University of Adelaide, Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Within SAHMRI, he is the Co-Theme Leader of the Lifelong Health, Program Leader of Heart and Vascular Health and Co-director of the Vascular Research Centre in the Lifelong Health Theme.

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Ralph Audehm

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor Ralph Audehm is a general practitioner who graduated from Melbourne University in 1984 and has worked for over 25 years in general practice. He is experienced in managing all types of patients. He obtained a Diploma from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1987 and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne. He has had a long-standing interest in the management of chronic conditions in General Practice especially diabetes and heart disease. He enjoys teaching medical students, GP registrars and General Practitioners.

Professor Charlotte Hespe

Charlotte Hespe works part time in clinical General Practice in Inner City Glebe as a Principal of a 16 Dr Group Practice. She also works as Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research for University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Medicine, Sydney. She is actively involved with the RACGP, and is current chair RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty Council and a Director on the RACGP Board.



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