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.

This activity will be delivered online via Zoom and a link will be emailed to participants following registration.

The Melbourne Clinic and The Geelong Clinic invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Russell Golden and Ms Lisa Stokes, and chaired by Dr Joel King.

This update has been developed with a GP focus in order to expand the understanding of early diagnostic and management strategies for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of eating disorders. A psychiatrist with extensive experience in this subspecialty will review and examine evidence, patient case studies and the available diagnostic and treatment options available to General Practitioners. This activity will also assist GPs in formulating referral strategies with patients and their families, whilst establishing their role within a broader multidisciplinary team.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe the symptoms of disturbances in eating behaviour as they present in the various eating disorders;

2. Discuss the socio-cultural, psychological and biological risk factors that may contribute to the development of disordered eating;

3. Explain the screening tools that can be used to conduct an initial evaluation and identify warning signs;

4. Outline the referral pathways available to patients suffering from and eating disorder.

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

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions to Cathie Bulfin (



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Dr Joel King

Consultant Psychiatrist @The Melbourne Clinic

Dr King is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychiatry Training Coordinator at The Melbourne Clinic's Professorial Unit. His academic roles include Senior Lecturer and member of the Education Committee of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, as well as a founding member of the Academy of Clinical Teachers at the Melbourne Medical School. Dr King is the former Chair of the Section of Private Practice Psychiatry of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the International OCD Foundation. His major clinical interest is OCD.

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Dr Russell Golden

Consultant Psychiatrist @The Geelong Clinic

Dr Golden is a consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of Eating Disorders (P.R.E.P program) at the Geelong Clinic. His academic roles have included honorary senior lecturer at Deakin University. He has been active in the training and education of medical students, psychiatry, and more recently GP registrars through the MCCC. He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. He is a recipient of the 2013 RANZCP Psychotherapy Essay award.

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Ms Lisa Stokes

Director of Clinical Services @The Melbourne Clinic

Lisa Stokes is a proud Mental Health nurse and an Honorary Adjunct Professor with Melbourne University, Department of Nursing – Mental Health, School of Health Sciences. Lisa has extensive experience in the public mental health sector, including triage and assessment in front line crises settings such as emergency departments and in the community. Prior to commencing 5 years ago in the private mental health sector, Lisa managed the largest public eating disorder service in Victoria and over seven years in this role led significant change and service development. Lisa in her current role as Director of Clinical Services at The Melbourne Clinic continues her passion for service planning and deliver and aims to improve outcomes for patients, families and significant others as well as providing opportunities to capacity build the workforce.

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