Continuing Professional Development

for GPs 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for General Practitioners

 

Free CPD Accredited Event

FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO ATTEND NEXT EVENT ARE NOW OPEN

No.1 Fertility, 120 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne

2 HOURS ON-SITE CPD EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

AND

AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART NO.1 FERTILITY CLINIC.

PRESENTED BY NO.1 FERTILITY EXPERTS

Dr Lynn Burmeister 

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & CEO
(MBBS FRANZCOG CREI)

Dr Jonathan Nettle

FERTILITY SPECIALIST
(MBBS FRANZCOG, DIPSURGANAT, MRMED)

General Practitioners exclusive face-to-face free event.
Canapé networking dinner included.

This CPD-accredited activity is designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide comprehensive care for patients presenting with fertility concerns or seeking fertility preservation. It will ultimately enhance your ability to support patients in achieving their reproductive goals and general fertility health.

DR LYNN BURMEISTER
MEDICAL DIRECTOR & CEO FERTILITY SPECIALIST, OBSTETRICIAN & GYNAECOLOGIST (MBBS FRANZCOG CREI)

Dr Lynn Burmeister is the owner and medical director at No.1 Fertility. Lynn graduated from Melbourne University with honours and went on to complete her internship at the Austin Hospital. During this time she achieved her RANZCOG qualifications, which included two years of surgical training. She then continued her training at Monash Medical Centre in obstetrics and gynaecology. Lynn has worked in obstetrics, gynecology and fertility for more than 20 years and has the highest degree for a fertility specialist (CREI), which is an additional three year degree. She also spent two years completing this degree at the world-renowned Cornell University, studying and working with world fertility leader Professor Zev Rosenwaks. Read more

DR JONATHAN NETTLE
FERTILITY SPECIALIST, OBSTETRICIAN & GYNAECOLOGIST (MBBS FRANZCOG, DIPSURGANAT, MRMED)

Dr Jonathan Nettle is an obstetrician, gynaecologist and fertility specialist in private practice at Frances Perry House and at the Epworth Hospital. He also works as a consultant at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Jonathan provides professional care that is open, honest, supportive and understanding. Jonathan’s style of practice is one that makes each patient feel safe, in control and empowered to make informed decisions. Read more

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This event is tailored for general practitioners in primary care who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in navigating fertility-related consultations. It offers valuable insights into the escalation plans and the importance of multidisciplinary team-centred patient care management. The free event will contribute TWO CPD points towards professional development.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?

In Australia, general practitioners play a pivotal role in addressing the growing prevalence of infertility, which affects one in six couples globally. With factors such as delayed family planning, environmental influences on sperm quality, and rising obesity rates impacting fertility, we know you are witnessing an increasing number of fertility-related consultations. Nearly half of these consultations result in referrals to fertility clinics or specialists, highlighting the importance of GPs facilitating timely intervention and support for your patients seeking assistance with conception. Additionally, societal shifts, including evolving attitudes towards marriage and family, as well as legislative changes supporting same-sex couples, contribute to the changing landscape of fertility care in Australia. 
 
With changing social norms and advancements in assisted reproductive treatments (ART), such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), patient expectations and decision-making around family planning have evolved. This shift underscores the need for you to initiate discussions on pre-pregnancy planning with patients, emphasising the importance of proactive engagement in reproductive health conversations, including fertility preservation.
 
As primary caregivers, GPs are well-positioned to educate, prepare, and support patients navigating fertility challenges. Thus, they contribute significantly to the comprehensive care and well-being of individuals and couples seeking to start or expand their families.
 

The experts at No.1 Fertility will provide guidance to assist GPs in preserving their patients’ fertility, ensuring they receive optimal care and support, and helping to understand the available fertility treatment and preservation options to maximise reproductive health.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learning Outcome 1
Identify patients at risk of fertility challenges through comprehensive medical history-taking and evaluation.

Learning Outcome 2
Appraise the factors affecting fertility in both men and women, including age-related decline, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and environmental influences.

Learning Outcome 3
Collaborate effectively with fertility specialists, reproductive endocrinologists, and other healthcare professionals to provide holistic care for patients seeking fertility preservation or facing fertility challenges.

Learning Outcome 4
Evaluate the range of fertility preservation options available for both male and female patients, including assisted reproductive technologies, cryopreservation techniques, and alternative family-building options.

Learning Outcome 5
Discuss the ethical, legal, and psychosocial considerations associated with fertility preservation, including counselling patients on risks, benefits, and implications.

Learning Outcome 6
Reflect on personal biases, assumptions, and limitations in addressing fertility-related issues and commit to ongoing professional development in this area.

HOW TO GET HERE

Parking

Street parking is available

OR

Tennis Centre Car Park (Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust)
Website
Location: Tennis Centre Access Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004, AU
Cost: $7.50 (non-event days)

 

Public transport

Train to Jolimont, Richmond, Parliament or Flinders Street Station

Tram to Stop 10 – Jolimont Rd/Wellington Pde via the 48 or 75 tram

10 minute walk from the CBD

Find out more

Call +61 (03) 9132 9600
Email cpd@number1fertility.com

Our team are here to help with any questions.

No.1 Fertility acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our clinics are located today, the Woiwurrung & Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.