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Medical Professional Development

To support your continued learning, our Medical Professional Development program provides clinical education workshops on a range of specialist areas that have been identified by SA’s rural GPs.

One of the highlights of the RDWA Medical Professional Development program is that rural GPs can undertake a wide range of clinical upskilling close to home, reducing the need to travel and leave your practice and community for long periods.


The Medical Professional Development Program is a series of presentations given by key rural specialists. In 2021 we have added workshops focusing on Endocrinology and Rheumatology in addition to Dermatology.

The presentations are designed to be interactive and practical to build GP confidence and management of each speciality including when to investigate, reassure or refer.

Events are delivered in the evening from 7pm and dates in early 2021 are set for the Barossa, Crystal Brook, Port Augusta and Mt Gambier. If you are interested in a workshop, but one near you hasn’t yet been published please contact us to register your interest.


You can register to attend Medical Professional Development workshops if you live and practice as a GP in rural South Australia.


Diabetes demystified and help with other hormones with Dr Thomas Chesterman will cover the latest information on the management of type 2 Diabetes and other hormonal conditions.

Friday 29 January



Gout – Diagnosis and Management with Dr Simon Burnet will cover the latest information and management recommendations for this common condition.

Thursday 18 March
Thursday 25 March

Crystal Brook


Focusing on Paediatric Dermatology, specifically rashes in children, Dr Lachlan Warren will cover Childhood Atopic Dermatitis, Birthmarks and Cutaneous Infections.

  • Childhood Atopic Dermatitis – giving GPs a broad understanding of the disease and enabling them to communicate a plan of intervention and education to families
  • Birthmarks - enabling GPs to determine which birthmarks may require intervention or referral
  • Cutaneous Infections – giving GPs confidence in management including when to investigate, reassure or treat with antimicrobial prescription.

Friday 19 March
Friday 21 May
Friday 18 June

Mount Gambier
Port Augusta


For more information about this Program please contact:
Noelene Cooper, GP Services Coordinator
PH 08 8234 8277