Virtual GP education will be available twice weekly and participants will be credentialed with 2 CPD points for each presentation attended. To accommodate your busy schedules, our specialists present on Mondays and Wednesdays via zoom. Each session will run for 40 minutes with an additional 20 minutes for questions after the presentation.How to register
Professor Peter Kistler, Cardiologist
Prof Kistler is Head of Electrophysiology at The Alfred Hospital and Clinical Electrophysiology Research at Baker IDI Heart Institute specialising in the management of arrhythmias. This includes device implantation, biventricular pacing and defibrillators and catheter ablation, including atrial fibrillation ablation. Prof Kistler is a Professor at both the University of Melbourne and Monash University. He has a strong research base supervising medical PhDs in the understanding of arrhythmia mechanisms and novel catheter ablation techniques. He has published more than 180 papers, many in the world's leading cardiology journals. He is an invited speaker at major national and international cardiology meetings.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology presentation
Dr Danielle Quittner, Obstetrician
Dr Quittner is a warm, approachable and skilled obstetrician and gynecologist. She is passionate about providing high quality, holistic and personalised care to women. Her special interest lies in obstetrics. She is skilled in the care and management of pregnancy and birth, ranging from low risk to complex pregnancies. Dr Quittner has a sensitive and open-minded approach to individual birth preferences. She is supportive of natural birth, elective caesarean section, vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), vaginal twin delivery and vaginal breech birth.
Dr Quittner has a public tertiary appointment at Monash Health where she was appointed as Obstetric Lead for Clinical Governance and Patient Experience in 2018. She has a strong commitment to medical education and is involved with the supervision and mentoring of junior doctors and medical students at Monash University.
Dr Thomas Manley, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
Dr Manley completed his specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology at Monash, and then underwent two years of further training in minimally invasive surgery as well as reproductive medicine. As a result, he is able to care for women at all stages of their life, from conception to pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond the reproductive years.
Dr Manley believes in supporting women through their pregnancy and childbirth in the most natural way possible. He wants to give every mother-to-be the best possible birthing experience while his expert knowledge and training ensures the safety of both mother and baby. In his gynaecology practice he focuses on minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques to treat conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and prolapse. He is one of only a few gynaecologists in Melbourne performing single incision laparoscopic hysterectomy and myomectomy.
Anxiety disorders in pregnancy
Dr Adoabi Udechuku
Adaobi is a Australian trained Perinatal Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ expertise ensuring the emotional health and wellbeing of mothers, fathers and infants from preconception, during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. A mother’s health during pregnancy and postpartum impacts not only the mother but the father/partner, their infant/children and the entire community. For this reason she is passionate about supporting mothers to optimise their emotional health and wellbeing during the perinatal period. Adaobi manages all emotional health concerns during this time including antenatal and postnatal depression or anxiety, pregnancy loss, adjustment to parenthood, impaired bonding as well as serious mental illnesses - Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Postpartum Psychosis. Her approach is holistic and collaborative. She first I like’s to address lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and mind-body connection through yoga. She use’s evidence-based psychological therapies including parent-infant therapy if required. Adaobi has expertise in the safe use of medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. She work’s closely with Obstetric, Midwifery, General Practice colleagues and other practitioners to ensure the best possible outcomes.