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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our programs may be subject to change at short notice.

Any face to face GP Education programs will be subject to strict registration and capped attendance to  ensure compliance with COVID-19 event saftey guidelines. Should we be required to change any of our events, all registered participants will be notified in advance.

For information about Materity Shared Care Alignment including your alignment status, please contact or visit the Maternity Shared Care page for more information about the alignment program.


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Sat 09

GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 1

The education on Saturday 9 October will be delivered via ‘Zoom’. There will be a mandatory PowerPoint that you will be required to view prior to the day (approx. two hours).

The virtual education will run from 8.30 am until 1 pm, with a half hour break and will consist of presentations and discussion with the whole group as well as ‘breakout’ sessions and covers the following topics: First trimester presentations, recommended screening tests, ultrasound scanning including nuchal translucency recommendations, NIPT, gestational diabetes, prescribing in pregnancy, communication with MMH, Rh negative women, hypertension, pre-eclampsia, early pregnancy bleeding, reduced fetal movements, immunisations and depression.

As per all of our Alignment programs, there will be a quiz and evaluation after the day for participants to complete. 

If you wish to attend the education on Saturday 9 October, please register here:

From December 2020, GP's will need to complete an Alignment with Metro South Hospital and Health Service if they wish to provide shared antenatal care in the Metro South Health region.

In preparation for the virtual education, we request that you undertake the RACGP Antenatal and Postnatal Shared Care ALM as a pre-requisite.  This course can be accessed through your RACGP account by:

  1. Selecting My Account (top right-hand corner – Gold box)
  2. Selecting “GP Learning 2020” from drop down box
  3. Close pop up box that may appear to welcome you to GP learning – close with X rather than going to dashboard
  4. Searching for ‘Antenatal and Postnatal’ within the Content Library.

For GP’s who are not  members of RACGP.  Please follow the steps below to access this pre requisite activity.

  1. Please call 1800 472 247 or email
  2. Request access to the gplearning Antenatal and Postnatal shared care accredited activity
  3. Member Services team will assist the GP to gain access to the activity
  4. Cost to non-members $99.00

Overview of activity: This CPD accredited course will help general practitioners (GPs) provide high quality shared care management to their patients in the perinatal period. Shared care involves GP clinical assessment and screening of people who are pregnant. Including the management of patients identified at high risk of pregnancy complications such as diabetes, hypertension and perinatal mental illness. GP management of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, bleeding and rhesus D management is also discussed.

Once you have completed the RACGP course, please send your certificate of completion to us on prior to the course date and we will be able to progress with your registration for the virtual event.


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Tue 12

Mater Private Hospital Townsville - Tuesday 12 October

A comprehensive approach to Bariatric Surgery

Join Mater Private Hospital Townsville for dinner and a comprehensive evening education program around Bariatric Surgery, presented by Mater's General and Bariatric Surgeons Dr Sam Baker and Dr Scott Whiting, supported by the team from North Queensland Minimally Invasive Surgery (NQMIS)


6 pm - 6.30 pm — Arrival and registration

6.30 pm - 6.40 pm — Welcome and dinner service

6.40 pm - 7.05 pm — Preoperative

  • How can we help? Indications for bariatric surgery
  • What comes next? Preoperative journey
  • What should I be thinking? The psychology of obesity

7.05 pm - 7.25 pm — Operative

  • The who, why, what and how of bariatric procedures
  • What are our results?

7.25 pm-8 pm — Postoperative

  • What can I eat now? Micronutrients and vitamins post-surgery
  • What else can we do? Pharmaceutical adjuncts
  • Options for revision

8 pm - 8.30 pm — Questions and close

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Tue 12

Mater Private Hospital Redland - Tuesday 12 October 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness - Imaging, Pathology and Surgery


Mater invites GPs to dine and learn at our clinical update evening on Breast Cancer.

Join three leading specialists from the Bayside region, who will bring you up-to-date on the latest in Breast Cancer, Imaging, Pathology and Surgery - a panel discussion with case study examples.

6.30 pm-7 pm

Registration and dinner

7 pm – 9 pm

Panel discussion – Imaging, Pathology and Surgery

Leading specialists from Queensland X-Ray, Mater Pathology and Mater Private Hospital Redland host a panel discussion around the latest in Breast Cancer.

Facilitated by Dr Jason Lambley, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon


  • Dr Heidi Peverill, Breast and General Surgeon
  • Dr Annah Lane, Radiologist Queensland X-Ray
  • Dr John Liu, Anatomical Pathologist Mater Pathology

9 pm

Program concludes


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Sat 30

Mater Private Hospital Townsville Orthopaedic Masterclass

Join Mater Private Hospital Townsville for a comprehensive orthopaedic masterclass.


Arrival and registration (8.30 am - 8.50 am)

Introduction (8.50 am - 9 am)

Part 1 - presentations (9 am - 10.30 am)

Morning tea (10.30 am - 11 am)

Part 2 - small group workshops ( 11 am - 12.30 pm)

Lunch (12.30 pm to 1 pm)

Part 3 - Interactive orthopaedic panel discussion (1 pm to 2 pm)

  • Dr Peter McEwen, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • James Gaudin, Physiotherapist
  • Radiologist

For more information contact James Speet at:

  • Phone 07 3163 6153
  • Email

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Sat 06

GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 2

This alignment program seminar provides a fast paced interactive 5 hours education event which continues on from Alignment Seminar 1.

This activity is RACGP approved for 40 CPD accredited activity points and covers the following topics: Preconception and fertility, ectopic pregnancy, persistent pelvic pain, infections in pregnancy, premature rupture of membranes and premature labour, postpartum care, neonatal examination, diabetes in pregnancy and case discussions.

Program resources include breastfeeding and Models of Care. 

GPs are required to complete Alignment 1 before participating in Alignment 2 or 3, however may do 2 or 3 in any order.


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