Palliative Care in General Practice

18 Oct 2022
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

2 RACGP CPD Points


For Doctors in Victoria, Australia. This is an interactive session to provide more understanding about palliative care in general practice.

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

A WebEx link and guidelines to access will be provided prior to the workshop date.

Facilitator: Dr. Rupert Strasser

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 points


PEPA Administration - E:

Margarita Makoutonina, Learning & Development Manager, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

M: 0425 774 195



PEPA workshops are in high demand. While PEPA is free to participants, there are costs to running the workshops and engaging specialists in palliative care to provide this education. If you find you are unable to attend the workshop after registration, please advise PEPA as soon as possible so we may offer your place to someone else.

If you do not advise PEPA Victoria you are unable to attend, you may incur an administrative fee. Repeat non-attendance after registration may prevent future registrations. Thank you for your understanding.