Hawthorn East - Meet, Greet and Learn Virtual GP Education Program 2021

Cabrini Health invites you to attend our 12 week exclusive virtual education program.

In conjunction with the grand opening of the Cabrini Specialist Centre – Hawthorn East, we are thrilled to announce a limited virtual education series to showcase our range of specialists.

Created specifically for you to meet, greet and learn from your new Boroondara specialists, this 12 week series is exclusive to our Hawthorn East consultants.

The Cabrini Specialist Centre at 141 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East opened earlier this month and to make meeting these specialists as convenient and COVID-safe as possible, we will be hosting this series virtually for the time being.

All sessions will be RACGP accredited with two CPD points. Sessions will run for one hour on a Tuesday evening from 7.30pm. Two specialists will present per session for 30 minutes each. 

How to register
  • Simply complete your details at the bottom of the page and select the presentation(s) you’re interested in (or choose to register for all presentations)
  • You will receive a zoom link via email on the day of the presentation.
  • In case you have any questions please contact us directly on gpconnect@cabrini.com.au


Tuesday, 20 April at 7.30 pm

Irritable bowel syndrome and refractory reflux symptoms

Dr Anil Asthana – Gastroenterologist

Sub-speciality interest: Irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal ultrasound, gastroscopy/colonoscopy, cancer screening colonoscopy, reflux disease, capsule endoscopy and gastrointestinal bleeding

Dr Anil Asthana

Diverticulitis - should we be resecting in 2021?

Mr Raymond Yap, Colorectal Surgeon

Sub-speciality interest: Colorectal cancer, screening colonoscopy, anorectal pathology including haemorrhoids, rectal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, bowel diseases, constipation, incontinence and hernias

Dr Raymond Yap

Tuesday, 27 April at 7.30 pm

Covid Vaccination and Blood Clots

Dr Kirsten Herbert, Haematologist

Sub-speciality interest: Malignant haematology, blood cancers, non-malignant haematology

Dr Kirsten Herbert

Latest updates in liver disease

Dr Dilip Ratnam, Gastroenterologist

Sub-speciality interest: Gastroenterology, hepatology, viral hepatitis, endoscopy

Dr Dilip Ratnam

Tuesday, 4 May at 7.30 pm

Evaluation and management of a painful joint replacement

Dr Daevyd Rodda, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sub-speciality interest: Anterior hip replacement, customised patient matched knee replacement

Dr Daevyd Rodda

Benign anorectal conditions, fissures, fistulas, and haemorrhoids

Mr Martin Chin, Colorectal Surgeon

Sub-speciality interest: Bowel, cancer, colonoscopy, anal, rectal

Dr Martin Chin

Tuesday, 11 May at 7.30 pm

Incidental things in the liver

Mr Marty Smith, Upper GI Surgery

Sub-speciality interest: General surgery, gallbladder, hernia, liver and pancreas surgery

Mr Marty Smith

Common vascular conditions in primary care

Ms Joy Wong, Vascular Surgeon

Sub-speciality interest: Endovascular

Ms Joy Wong

Tuesday, 18 May at 7.30 pm

Disc replacement - the when, how, and why?

Mr Reece Sher, Neurosurgeon

Sub-speciality interest: Spine surgery, disc replacement, microneurosurgery, brain and spine tumour, hydrocephalus, peripheral nerve

Reece Sher

Inflammatory bowel disease - what the GP needs to know

Dr Ed Shelton, Gastroenterologist

Sub-speciality interest: Inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, endoscopy, liver disease, reflux, coeliac disease, iron deficient anaemia 

Ed Shelton

Tuesday, 25 May at 7.30 pm

Asymptomatic gallstones

A/Prof Val Usatoff - Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

Sub-speciality interest: General surgery, upper GI surgery, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, hernia

Val Usatoff

A practical approach to thyroid function and dysfunction in pregnancy

Dr Sylvia Xu – Endocrinologist

Sub-speciality interest: Women’s health, reproductive endocrinology, and diabetes

Sylvia Xu