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Palliative Care in General Practice for Doctors in Victoria- PEPA

Target Audience

This workshop is for General Practitioners based in Victoria (Australia) who care for people with a life-limiting illness. Practice Nurses are also welcome to attend.


• Recognising patients who need palliative care

• Communicating about end of life issues

• Voluntary assisted dying in Victoria

• Assessing and managing common symptoms

• Advance care planning

Online – a WebEx link and guidelines to access will be provided prior to the workshop date.


Dr Rupert Strasser is a palliative care specialist and geriatrician, with clinical appointments at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem. He is an active member of Australian and New Zealand Society for Palliative Medicine. He is passionate about providing excellent clinical care for all. Rupert authored the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine position statement on LGBTI ageing. Rupert’s clinical interest includes palliative care for neurodegenerative disease.

Workshop Pre-requisite:

To maximise learning PEPA offers 6 online GP learning modules. These modules have been developed by palliative care experts and reviewed by clinicians with extensive palliative care experience. They can be accessed by setting up an account at the PEPA Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative:

PEPA is an accredited educator with RACGP. Workshops are eligible for Category 2 CPD point