The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria’s Telehealth Specialist service is committed to helping rural Victorians receive high quality, specialist health services within their own communities. Using a purpose built platform, the Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) service assists rural and remote populations to conveniently access appointments either at their local health service, or from the comfort of their own home – removing the time and financial impacts of travel.

FDT is now proud to present their new webinar series, an educational series aimed at educating and supporting GPs working with rural and remote populations. Designed in a ‘Lunch and Learn’ format, FDT is producing this series to improve knowledge for service provision in limited resource settings and support GPs with identifying referral triggers. GPs in rural communities can often work alone, or have reduced support compared to metro based GPs and may not always have ready access to the most up to date information.

If you are a GP working with these populations and would like the opportunity to learn from specialists on a variety of areas that you would likely come across in your practice, please see the below schedule and register to join. Please note you will need to register for webinars individually.

The first webinars in this series are Endocrinology focused, with RFDS Victoria expanding the presentations to other FDT specialist services in the future, so make sure you keep an eye out for future communications. You can also register to receive notifications of future webinars by emailing with the subject line ‘Webinar Notification’.

Upcoming Webinars

Age Related Differences in Glycaemic Control, Cardiovascular Disease risk Factors and Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Date: Tuesday 28th September

Time: 12:30pm

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Driven by ageing populations, increasing obesity and decreasing physical activity, the prevalence of diabetes is expected to rise by 55% to 592 million individuals worldwide by 2035. Traditionally a disease of middle and older age, type 2 diabetes is increasingly diagnosed in younger patients . To compare the glycaemic control and cardiovascular risk factor profiles of younger and older patients with type 2 diabetes. Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) was undertaken.

This presentation will look out the outcomes of this study and discuss the treatment options available to support improved long term outcomes.

This webinar is suitable for GPs, diabetes educators and other interested clinicians.

About the Presenter

Dr Natalie Nanayakkara’s clinical practice includes general endocrinology and diabetes with a special interest in type 2 diabetes. Natalie actively participates in endocrine research: participating in clinical trials, assisting in the formulation of national guidelines and educational programs, and publications in peer reviewed diabetes and endocrine journals.

More Information

You can view the full specialist bios of the presenters as well as our other specialists on the FDT Website:

If you are a GP working in a rural or remote area and would like to access the FDT service to offer specialists appointments to your patients, you can view our service information and complete an expression of interest

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Past Webinars

Challenges of Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Younger People

Diabetes Technology