GP Education Regional Webinar Series: Screening and Early Detection, Lung a...

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Join us for the first of our regional webinar series. Each session will address topics requested in our regional education needs survey which was circulated in April 2019.

Does your patient really need a colonoscopy? In this session we will discuss the current National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the different pathways for patients with symptomatic presentation compared to those undertaking screening.

Australia currently has no organised population-based screening program for lung cancer due to uncertainty of target population, screening intervals and cost-effectiveness that require further consideration. This webinar will provide an update on the current recommendations and guidelines for lung cancer screening and an insight into the findings from lung cancer screening trials.

Presented by:

Dr Fraser Brims
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Dr Hooi Ee
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

This education activity will be accredited as part of the RACGP QI&CPD Program.


Learning outcomes

At the end of this session, participants should be able to*:

    1. Identify the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer which require referral for colonoscopy
    2. Outline the different pathways for patients with symptomatic presentation compared to those undertaking screening
    3. Implement the correct procedure for a patient who receives a FOBT Kit through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
    4. Detect the symptoms that best predict lung cancer
    5. Outline the evidence for a population-based lung cancer screening program
    6. Discuss the recent research developments in lung cancer screening trial

    *Please note these learning outcomes may be subject to change

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