GP Events

Upcoming GP events

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development Program (QA & CPD) includes the promotion of GP participation in effective and efficient quality assurance and continuing professional development by encouraging and identifying high quality activities for GPs.

Healthscope has achieved both Endorsed Provider (Category 2) and Accredited Provider (Category 1) status with the RACGP.

Our dedicated continuation of education programs assist general practitioners to fulfil their accreditation criteria set out by the RACGP.

Pulmonary Lesions & Lung Nodules - what to look for and when to refer?

The John Fawkner Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Bassem Dawood and Mr Krishna Bhagwat.

Diagnosis of lung cancer at the earliest stage of disease is strongly associated with improved survival. Therefore, although recent advances in oncology may herald breakthroughs in effective treatment, achieving early diagnosis will remain crucial to obtaining optimal outcomes. This is challenging, as most lung cancer symptoms are non-specific or are common respiratory symptoms which usually represent benign disease. Identification of patients at risk of lung cancer who require further investigation is an important responsibility for general practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:

Through this activity, GP's will be able to:

  1. Gain knowledge of assessing the risk of lung cancer in lung modules;
  2. Become aware of cancer services in the area;
  3. Learn the possible complications post-lung surgery;
  4. Manage and survey long-term lung cancer patients.

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions Pauline Naug, Healthscope BDM (



Dr Bassem Dawood MBChB FRACP

Respiratory & Sleep Physician @John Fawkner Private Hospital, Sleep and Lung Care

Dr Bassem Dawood underwent training in respiratory and sleep medicine at Frankston Hospital, the Austin Hospital and the Northern Hospital to attain the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Dr Dawood has extensive experience in all facets of respiratory and sleep medicine. He manages various respiratory disorders including: asthma; COPD; Bronchiectasis; and ILD. He also has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of complex sleep disorders. His major sub-speciality interests are in the early detection and surveillance of lung cancer. He underwent specialised training in bronchoscopic and minimally invasive thoracic procedures and is one of the few specialists in Melbourne who is proficient in performing endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) sampling of suspicious lung lesions and lymph nodes. Dr Dawood also specialises in pleural diseases and runs the pleural service at the Northern Hospital.

Mr Krishna Bhagwat MBBS MS (GSurg) MCH (CTS) FRACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon @John Fawkner Private Hospital, East Melbourne Heart & Lung

Mr Krishna Bhagwat graduated medical school from the University of Mumbai 1996. He obtained his Master of General Surgery 2000 from Mumbai and later underwent training in cardiothoracic surgery at University of Pune 2003. With five years of overseas experience as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, he completed his Fellowship at Royal Melbourne Hospital (Adult), Royal Children’s Hospital (Paediatric), Alfred Hospital (Heart & Lung Transplant Surgery) along with Monash Hospital experience in Melbourne, he obtained his Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship in 2016. He has multiple publications and an interest in surgical training, and is an active member of the Academy of Surgical Educators with Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Urology - Evaluation of the elevated PSA

The John Fawkner Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting with Dr Patrick Bowden and Mr Ranjit Rao.

This interactive update has been developed with a GP focus in order to explore the the implications of a raised PSA result. The activity will include information to help GPs develop an understanding of what further testing can be used to investigate the cause of elevated PSA. The education will help GPs to be aware of when patient referral is required.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss confidently the requirements when ordering PSA;
  2. Assess and manage patients with a raised PSA;
  3. Utilise specialist information to identify effective referral pathways;
  4. Discuss the principles and practice of radiation oncology to enable relevant discussion with patients.


Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for the presenters to Pauline Naug, John Fawkner Private Hospital BDM (


photo of Dr Patrick Bowden MBBS FRANZCR

Dr Patrick Bowden MBBS FRANZCR

Radiation Oncologist @Icon Cancer Centre Moreland, John Fawkner Private Hospital

Dr Patrick Bowden is committed to providing comprehensive patient focused cancer care. He is a highly experienced, confident doctor, staying at the forefront of cutting-edge radiation therapy techniques and clinical research. He is a leading specialist in the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiation therapy for treatment of early metastatic disease. He has been active in numerous clinical trials and key studies investigating radiation therapy treatments for lung, cervix and prostate cancer. In July 2019, his world-leading study TRANSFORM was published in the International Journal of Cancer, evaluating the efficacy of stereotactic radiation therapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer. Dr Bowden’s clinical experience covers a broad range of solid tumour malignancies, with special interests in urological, gastrointestinal, central nervous system (CNS) and metastatic cancers.

photo of Mr Ranjit Rao MBBS FRACS (Urol)

Mr Ranjit Rao MBBS FRACS (Urol)

Urologist @John Fawkner Private Hospital

Mr Ranjit Rao is a consultant Urologist with special interests in robotic prostate surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laser stone and prostate surgery. He stays up to date with current practices by attending international conferences as well as local multi-disciplinary meetings and seminars. Mr Rao sees and manages conditions such as: • PSA elevation • Benign prostate hyperplasia • Renal and ureteric calculi • All urological cancers o Prostate o Kidney o Bladder o Testis • Urinary tract infections Mr Rao specialises in: • Minimally invasive surgery – laparoscopic and robotic • Flexible ureteroscopy and laser stone surgery • Conventional TURP and Greenlight laser TURP • Day surgery procedures such as: o Cystoscopy o Vasectomy o Prostate biopsy, and o Lithotripsy

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