GP First – Training Program


The GP Expo 2019 is proud to partner with GP First to deliver an exclusive, full-day training program targetted directly at GPs and Doctors for the first time EVER in South Africa! GP First is set to present an international standard level of training to current and future South African GPs LIVE at The GP Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre, on the 23rd October 2019.

Do not miss out on this exclusive opportunity to learn from the best in class! There are only 300 positions available, first come first serve. Click the link below to book your place now!

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The Programme

Session ONE – 9:30 – 11:00

  • Introduction
    • The ‘Hot Topics’ concept
  • CVD
    • Hypertension, making sense of new research and international guidelines
    • Primary prevention (statins & hypertension) in older people
    • Atrial fibrillation

Session TWO – 11:30 – 13:00

  • Diabetes
    • What’s new in type 2 diabetes?
  • Respiratory
    • COPD, new international GOLD guidance on management & exacerbations
  • Prescribing Hot Topics
    • New prescribing points from the literature on commonly prescribed drugs, including loop diuretics, NSAIDs, PPIs, quinolones and gabapentinoids

Session THREE – 13:45 – 15:00

  • Ethics session

Session FOUR – 15:30 – 17:00

  • Mental health
    • Depression: comparative benefits of first line antidepressants, and treatment resistant depression
    • Insomnia
  • Cancer
    • The challenge of earlier diagnosis in primary care
    • Colorectal cancer in younger adults
    • Thrombocytosis and cancer
  • Lifestyle
    • E-cigarettes & vaping
    • Medical cannabis
  • Miscellaneous Hot Topics cases
    • Based on recent research, examples may include cases of
      • Acute diverticulitis, a complicated UTI, hip pain, acne etc.
  • Close

What the program has to offer

Why are we doing this?

GP First will make available International Standard Training Programmes to current and future South African GP’s.

Our Desired Outcomes:

  1. To assist busy dedicated GP’s to stay up to date with their diverse discipline. 
  2. To provide GPs easy access to reliable and standardised protocols.
  3. To enable GPs to provide patient-based, evidence-informed medical care to their patients, as they strive to fulfil the role of “gatekeepers” of their patient’s medical care.

What is the core offering?

GP First will provide South African GPs with the “Hot Topics Primary Care Update Courses” researched and developed by NB Medical Education. This internationally recognised course is a market leader in helping busy GPs keep up to date with all new developments, research and guidelines, in their fields of Primary Care and Family Medicine. This course is presented by fellow GPs- a first for South African doctors. The course has an existing proof of concept already in place in the UK and Australian.

The annual GP Update Course includes a one day, 6 hour course (face-to-face/webcast), 350 page course reference book, additional app based online reference book, regular KISS and live webinar update sessions.