John Murtagh Annual Update Course 2017

The 39th John Murtagh Annual Update Course for General Practitioners 2017

The MIHCE in collaboration with the Department of General Practice is pleased to present the John Murtagh Annual Update Course for general practitioners.

The course is in its 39th year and is a regular feature of the postgraduate professional development calendar. The topics and presenters for this year’s program have been carefully selected and are based on both your recommendations and feedback from previous years’ Update Courses.


  • Adult infectious diseases
  • Ante-natal care and shared care
  • Asthma, including thunderstorm
  • Cardiology
  • Childhood infections and immunisation
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Dementia
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Emergency management
  • Healthy ageing
  • Rheumatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Women's health

Continuing Professional Development Applications for RACGP QI&CPD points and ACRRM PRPD points are pending

The JM Update Course has been approved for category 2 points for the RACGP as follows:

Activity ID: 100761. This activity has been allocated 30 Category 2 points in the QI&CPD Program for the 2017-19 triennium.

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine accreditation

In addition, the JM Update Course has been approved for PDP points for ACRRM as follows:

Activity ID: 10105. This activity has been allocated 17 Core PDP points in the ACRRM PDP Program for the 2017-19 triennium.


Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is one of Australia’s finest historic hotels. Located on Flinders Street, the hotel boasts a prime location in the heart of the CBD with many of the city’s top attractions within walking distance.

All guests will be offered a 10% discount off the best available rate at the time of enquiry (subject to availability).

Reservations: Book through hotel website: (Enter Promo Code MONUNI2017 in order to access the special rates) OR contact hotel on 03 9250 1888 (Quote Promo Code MONUNI2017).


Parking is available at the Secure Car Park next to the Hotel. Validate your daily ticket for $25.00 per day at the hotel reception. Valet Parking is available through the Hotel at $45.00 per day. Parking is subject to availability.

You can also book your parking directly with the Car Park for discounted Early Bird Parking rate:

Payment Information:

Registration Early Bird Rate
(ends 31 July 2017, 5pm)
Normal Rate
Full Rate (3 days) $750 + $75 GST = $825 $800 + $80 GST = $880
Full Rate (Single Day) $300 + $30 GST = $330 $320 + $32 GST = $352
Registrar/DGP Affiliate Rate (3 days) $550 + $55 GST = $605 $600 + $60 GST = $660
Registrar/DGP Affiliate Rate (Single Day) $220 + $22 GST = $242 $240 + $24 GST = $264
Student Rate (3 days) $350 + $35 GST = $385 $400 + $40 GST = $440
Student Rate (Single Day) $150 + $15 GST = $165 $170 + $17 GST = $187
  • If attending 2 days only, cost will be single day rate x 2

John Murtagh

John Murtagh AM

John Murtagh is Emeritus Professor of General Practice, School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University; Professorial Fellow in the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor, University of Peking, Beijing. He is the author of several publications including Murtagh’s  General Practice, General Practice Companion Handbook, Patient Education, Practice Tips, Cautionary Tales, Murtagh’s Diagnostic Strategies, Murtagh’s Flash Cards (App), Back pain and spinal manipulation (co-author).

In 1995 he was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for services to medical education, research and publishing. He continues to give keynote lectures, author books and consult private patients.

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