Statins: optimising therapy, addressing intolerance and cardiology education

Presented by Dr Donald Latchem, general and interventional cardiologist at Heartcare WA, and NPS MedicineWise.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Describe the role of absolute cardiovascular risk assessment before prescribing lipid-modifying therapy
  • Use an adequate trial of statins to optimise lipid lowering before adding a second agent
  • Identify the symptoms and risk factors of statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) and apply a systematic approach to assessing and managing SAMS
  • Discuss systems in your practice and prioritise areas for improvement in the management of patients using lipid-modifying medicines


Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017

Venue: Function Rooms, MURTEC entrance at St John of God Murdoch Hospital

Time: 6:00pm registration and dinner
7.00pm – 9.00pm education session

Parking: Free onsite parking outside MURTEC. Enter via Gate 3 (off Fiona Wood Road)

Cost: No charge, sponsored by St John of God Murdoch Hospital & NPS MedicineWise

Limited to 40 places only

CPD points

This event entitles you to receive

  • 4 (CAT 2) CPD points as endorsed by the RACGP
  • 1 Core point in the ACRRM PD Program

Recognised as counting towards the Practice Incentives Program Quality Prescribing Incentive (PIP QPI)


Please register online

For more information please contact: 

Tracey Mullan
Telephone:  0466 364 347