Event details:

Title: What to do with the obese and sleepy patient? A practical and clinical update on obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Speaker: Dr Liam Hannan, Respiratory and Sleep Physician and Dr Shannon McCarthy, Endocrinologist
When: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Host: Epworth Geelong
Where: Zoom Webinar- dial in from your PC/laptop/mobile phone/tablet
Program: Presentation and Q&A


This session will cover assessment and management of both obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity.  Practical information on obesity assessment and management will be provided, including an update in the medical management of obesity and who to consider for bariatric surgery. 

A brief review of the mechanisms of obstructive sleep apnoea and the interaction between obesity will follow.  An overview of driving assessments and advice for sleepy patients will be included in the session.  Case studies and examples will be provided.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess and manage obesity with an improved understanding of the interaction of obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • Implement a driving risk assessment for patients with daytime somnolence.  


  • 2 CPD Activity points

Event Registration

Spaces are limited

Spaces are limited.  Please RSVP by providing the following details and a Zoom webinar link will be sent directly to the email address you provided (if you do not receive a link to your inbox, we suggest checking your Spam and Junk folders).

  • First name and surname
  • RACGP number
  • Practice name
  • Practice suburb and postcode
  • Email address
  • Occupation

Please direct your enquiries to [email protected]

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