RACGP accredited Virtual GP Education Series

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
  • Simply complete your details at the bottom of the page and select the presentation(s) you’re interested in.
  • After registering you will receive a Zoom link via email.
  • In case you have any questions please contact us directly on gpconnect@cabrini.com.au
Interested in our new Hawthorn East Virtual GP Education Series? Register here.

Series 3 | 2021

Thyroid lumps and bumps: Work up and new technologies

  • Monday, 19 April at 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday, 21 April at 7.30 pm

Associate Professor Catherine Sinclair

A/Prof Sinclair is a dual board certified (Australasia and North America) head and neck surgeon and laryngologist. She completed fellowships in head and neck surgery and laryngology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing.  She worked as the Director of Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai West in New York from 2011. In early 2021, she relocated to Melbourne, Australia.

A/Prof Sinclair has published numerous peer reviewed papers and consensus statements on thyroid disease, thyroid cancer and operative techniques during thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. Her team has pioneered a new continuous neuromonitoring technique for the vagus nerve, which optimises voice preservation during thyroid surgery.

In 2019, she performed the first radiofrequency thyroid nodule ablation in New York and pioneered one of the first thyroid radiofrequency ablation programs in the United States. Catherine is very excited to introduce these techniques into Australia.

Slipping between the cracks: challenges in osteoporosis treatment

  • Monday, 26 April at 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday, 28 April at 7.30 pm

Dr Shamil Cooray, Endocrinologist

Dr Cooray is an endocrinologist with special interests in all types of diabetes including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, osteoporosis and osteopenia, and thyroid disorders including cancer and weight management.

Dr Cooray has expertise in the management of other endocrine problems, including parathyroid gland and calcium disorders, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders and male and female reproductive disorders.

He graduated from Monash University and undertook specialist training at the Alfred hospital, the University Hospital Geelong and Monash Health. He holds clinical appointments as a Consultant Endocrinologist at Monash and Alfred Health. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University in gestational diabetes, clinical prediction modelling and risk-stratified treatment. This research has been supported by scholarships from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Academy of Science and Diabetes Australia.

Dr Cooray consult’s at the Cabrini Specialist Centre in Hawthorn East and provides inpatient care at Cabrini Malvern.