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Women and Newborn Health Service

Health Professionals


King Edward Memorial Hospital

GP Education – women's health

O&G GP Update

General Practitioners are invited to the following event as part of King Edward Memorial Hospital's ongoing commitment to support General Practitioners in providing antenatal care as well as assessment and management of women with gynaecological problems.

Other doctors are also welcome to attend.

Full day attendance qualifies as a Certificate of Women's Health (CWH) workshop for the DRANZCOG.

2018 O&G GP Update

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018
Time:Registration from 8.00 am, Education program 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Venue:Agnes Walsh Lounge, KEMH, 374 Bagot Road, Subiaco
Enquiries:Phone (08) 6458 1388 or Email


8.00-8.30 Registration
8.30–8.50 Introduction & KEMH Update (Antenatal Shared Care)

Dr Vicki Westoby, Liaison GP, KEMH

8.50–9.30 Shared Antenatal Care: Principles and Pitfalls

Dr Katrina Calvert, Medical Education Registrar/O&G Senior Registrar, KEMH

9.30-10.10 Antenatal Screening for abnormalities (including FTS, NIPT and Ultrasound)

Dr Kristy Milward, Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Sonologist, KEMH

10.10-10.50 Perinatal mental health – the role of the GP

Dr Megan Galbally, KEMH Medical Co-Director (Women's Health, Genetics & Mental Health)

10.50-11.05 Question & Answer time
11.05-11.25 Morning tea
11.25-13.00 Small group sessions: participants may attend one practical 1.5hr workshop (Implanon or IUDs) OR two 45 minute case discussion groups (Choose two from 3, 4 and 5).
  1. Practical workshop: Implanon (1.5hr)
  2. Practical workshop: IUDs, including Mirena (1.5hr)
  3. Case discussions (gynae): cervical screening, management of menopause (45min)
  4. Case discussions (obstetrics): medications in pregnancy, dermatological conditions in
    pregnancy (45min)
  5. Case discussions (neonates): common neonatal problems (45min)
1.00–1.30 Lunch & KEMH Expo: find out about clinics and services at KEMH plus updates on Cervical cancer screening guidelines & the Preterm birth prevention initiative
1.30-1.50 KEMH Update (Gynaecology)

Dr Vicki Westoby, Liaison GP

1.50-2.45 Menorrhagia: Assessment and management

Dr Sebastian Leathersich, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Registrar, KEMH

2.45-3.05 Afternoon tea
3.05-3.45 Gynaecological Cancers

Dr Chloe Ayres, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Fellow (Gynae-oncology), KEMH

3.45-4.40 Fertility: Assessment and management of the infertile couple

Dr Richelle Douglas, GP & Medical Director, Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

4.40-4.55 Question & Answer time
4.55-5.00 Conclusion of event

*Please Note: Program topics and speakers subject to change depending on speaker availability

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain KEMH services that provide support, advice, assessment and ongoing management for antenatal and gynaecology patients.
  • Provide shared antenatal care confidently and access clinical advice or review when appropriate.
  • Counsel women about the screening tests available in pregnancy and be able to order the correct tests based on the individual woman.
  • Have increased knowledge about the common perinatal mental health problems and initiate firstline management.
  • Assess and investigate women with menorrhagia and initiate non-surgical management strategies.
  • Have increased knowledge of gynaecological cancers including screening recommendations, investigations required and the process for specialist referral.
  • Assess and investigate a couple presenting with infertility and refer appropriately.

Participants are eligible for RACGP QI & CPD points

Category 1 (40 WH points) full day attendance/completion of required activities Activity Number 124372

Category 2 (2 points per hour of education) Activity Number 124373

View full program and registration form.

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