GP continuing professional development

Upcoming events:

Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Unlocked: A clinical and research symposium. 

May 2022

The symposium will bring together worldrenowned clinicians and scientists in the fields of endometriosis and adenomyosis.

Hosted by: Monash Obstetrics and Gynaecology and World Endometriosis Society (WES).

Plenary speakers: Associate Professor Sawsan As-Sanie, Professor Ben Mol, Professor Mario Malzoni, Professor Andrew Horne.

Who should attend: The hybrid symposium has been designed for gynaecologists, obstetricians, general practitioners, registrars, trainees, nurses and endometriosis/adenomyosis researchers.

The symposium is also open to those with an avid interest in endometriosis and adenomyosis, including support groups and patients affected by these conditions.

Date and location:

27 May 2022 (full-day)
28 May 2022 (half-day)

Option to attend in-person at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne,
Victoria, or join virtually via Zoom.

For more information, download the flyer here.

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) - online workshop 

June 2022

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) training is available for a range of professionals working with families with newborn and very young infants.

​This NBO Workshop will be a live online format presented across three part days:

  • Workshop Day One: Sunday 5 June 2022, 1:30-5:30pm AEST
  • Workshop Day Two: Monday 6 June 2022, 12:30-5:30pm AEST
  • Workshop Day Three: Tuesday 7 June  2022, 12:30-5:30pm AEST
  • Optional Post: Monday TBC August 2022, 5:30-6:30pm AEST

*Please note times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)​

Presented: Live Online via Zoom and NBO Learning Management System.

NBO Master Trainers:

​A.Prof Campbell Paul, Consultant Infant Psychiatrist at Royal Children’s Hospital & Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

​Dr Susan Nicolson, General Practitioner and Infant-Parent Mental Health Clinician at Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Bookings via: Eventbrite

Email queries: Jacinda Soussan

​Ticket Price:  $495 AUD (including GST).

IVF Complications for Emergency Staff Webinar

June 2022

Hosted by: Monash Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Participants: Emergency staff (ED nurses, trainees, consultants, junior doctors, IVF nurses, GPs, O&G trainees, registrars)

Topics to be covered include:

  • IVF cycle basics
  • Patient assessment - an IVF nurse's perspective
  • Hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Ovarian complications (abscess/torsion)
  • Surgical mishaps (perforation of bowel, bladder, vessel) including bleeding
  • Pregnancy mishaps (ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage)
  • Delivering bad news

For more information on the program outline or the speakers, download the flyer here.

More details:

Registration fees:

Early bird fee until 31 May:

  • Nurses: $120
  • Doctors: $180
  • Monash Nurses: $100
  • Monash Doctors: $160

After early bird ends:

  • All Nurses: $140
  • All Doctors: $200
Expression of interest: Simulation-based IUD insertion training for GPs

The Royal Women's Hospital is hosting a simulation-based IUD insertion training session. This will give GPs an opportunity to learn and practice IUD.

Booking: Please email the EOI form to to express your interest. Training session will be organised in 2022, subject to the COVID restrictions.

Places are very limited.

Please note: GPs participated in this training still requires clinical sessions to be qualified to insert IUDs.


  • Work as a General Practitioner.
  • Covered for IUD insertions by their medical indemnity insurance.
  • Have a Practice Nurse with either experience in inserting IUDs or who is willing to assist with IUD insertion.
  • Have a treatment room to insert IUDs.
  • Have completed or intent to complete RANZCOG Long Acting Reversible Contraception training (link is in EOI form).

Recording: Updates on screening for ovarian cancer and referral criteria for colposcopy

Tuesday 10th August 2021

The aim of this session was to provide information on recent changes in acceptance criteria for colposcopy and the latest evidence for ovarian cancer screening.

This webinar discussed:

  • Ovarian cancer screening: Has there been any progress?
  • Updates on referral criteria for colposcopy

Date: 10th August 2021


Assoc Prof Orla McNally

Associate Professor Orla McNally, Consultant Gynaecologist Oncologist and Director of Oncology/Dysplasia clinic, Royal Women’s Hospital

Dr David Wrede

Dr David Wrede, Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for Dysplasia, Royal Women’s Hospital.

The recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube:

Watch here

Recordings: Shared care webinar

The Women’s shared care webinars took place on the 16th and 23rd March 2021. The recording of both sessions are now available. Please click links below to watch the recordings:

Early pregnancy issues and COVID 19 impact on pregnancy

Syphilis and common skin problems in pregnancy

Workshops: Women's Alcohol and Drug Service teleECHO sessions
Workshops held through the year

The Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) offers free statewide professional education and training and secondary consultation for GPs and other health professionals.
Online education sessions using ECHO offer specialist knowledge and support in the management of women using drugs and alcohol during the perinatal period.

To view and register for upcoming sessions visit the Women's Alcohol & drugs education & training webpage. 

More information and booking

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