Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in Australia and New Zealand and multimorbidity is the “norm”, not the exception among patients with chronic disease. Increased risk of adverse events due to polypharmacy, depression and functional impairment are just some of the burdens of multimorbidity on the patient if gaps in primary care practice are not addressed. This webinar series will cover multimorbidity care models, navigating guidelines, patient priorities and goals, individualised management, interviewing hacks and polypharmacy using four common patient profiles. 

Past webinar recordings

All webinars were facilitated by Emeritus Professor Mieke van Driel (General Practice Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland).

  • “Diabetes and setting priorities among comorbidities” presented by Clinical Associate Professor Gary Kilov (The University of Melbourne, Department of General Practice)
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  • “Multimorbidity and increased risk of cognitive decline” presented by Prof. Dimity Pond (The University of Newcastle, Australia, School of Medicine and Public Health [General Practice])
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  • “Frailty and multimorbidity” presented by Dr Jagdeesh Singh Dhaliwal (Clinical Director, Aged Care GP, Melbourne)
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  • “Polypharmacy, adjusting doses, drug burden index” presented by Dr Justin Coleman (GP, Inala Indigenous Health Service) on Wednesday, 3 August 2022 at 7:30-8:30 pm (AEST) – Recording will be available soon