Managing Multimorbidity – Multimorbidity and increased risk of cognitive decline (Recorded webinar)

Managing Multimorbidity – Multimorbidity and increased risk of cognitive decline (Recorded webinar)

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Duration: 1 hour

Multimorbidity is common in Australia and New Zealand, with around 5 million and 3.5 million, respectively, individuals having two or more common chronic conditions. With increasing life expectancy, multimorbidity is becoming a major concern in primary care.

General practitioners have reported challenges, such as fragmented care, lack of clinical guidelines other than those developed for single diseases, limited consultation time when managing patients with multimorbidity.

This webinar is the second of the series and will cover the risk of cognitive decline in patients with multimorbidity.

Learning objectives: Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

• Use a patient-centred approach to identify and prioritise areas requiring treatment in patients with multimorbidity
• Use a multimorbidity care model to structure patient consultations
• Formulate and apply strategies that enhance patient–clinician communication to aid patient education and improve patient care and safety.

Independent Medical Education
This programme was supported by an independent educational grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim. ​Boehringer Ingelheim had no influence on the content, involvement in the development of the programme or the selection of faculty.

Professor Mieke van Driel is Emeritus Professor of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland. Mieke served as Head of the General Practice department from 2011 until she retired from her academic roles in 2021. Her research focuses on generating, synthesising and implementing evidence that is relevant to GPs in clinical practice. She continues to be involved in research and in mentoring junior researchers, but now has more time for clinical work as a General Practitioner in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Professor Dimity Pond is Honorary Professor of General Practice at the University of Newcastle. She conducts research in the area of mental health and particularly dementia, focussing mainly on GP identification and management. She has published over 150 papers in peer reviewed journals. Dimity also works in clinical practice in Berowra, NSW.

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners:
    • 2 CPD points
    • Activity no. 342326
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine:
    • 1 Educational activity hour
    • Activity ID. 26168
  • The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
    • 1 CME Credit  

Professor Mieke van Driel has nothing to declare.​

Honorary Professor Dimity Pond has served on advisory boards for Roche and Biogen in the last 3 years. She is also a member of the Dementia Training Australia GP education group.