Virtual GP education will be available twice weekly and participants will be credentialed with 2 CPD points for each presentation attended. To accommodate your busy schedules, our specialists present on Mondays and Wednesdays via zoom. Each session will run for 40 minutes with an additional 20 minutes for questions after the presentation.How to register
Mr Rabi Solaiman, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Solaiman is an Australian-trained orthopaedic surgeon with further fellowship training in the United Kingdom. He specialises in primary and revision hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Mr Solaiman also manages all aspects of sports knee injuries including ACL reconstruction, patellofemoral instability and multiligamentous knee injuries.
His interests include robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive surgery and early mobilisation to optimise patient outcomes.
He is currently the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Monash Moorabbin, where he is involved in teaching orthopaedic registrars and medical students.
Diverticular Disease and Food Intolerance
Dr Anil Asthana, Gastroenterologist
Dr Asthana is a specialist gastroenterologist and hepatologist. His services include performing colonoscopy, gastroscopy, capsule endoscopy (pill cam), food intolerance management, intestinal ultrasound for a variety of diseases and a nutritional service. He is originally from the UK and graduated from Kings College London. Dr Asthana completed both surgical and physicians fellowship from the UK.
Hiss clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, bacterial overgrowth, fatty liver disease, liver-related problems and complex abdominal pain issues.
Dr Asthana is the Founding Chair of Gastroenterological Network for Intestinal Ultrasonography (GENIUS) and a Global Education Officer for International Bowel Ultrasound (IBUS). He also has a public appointment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Could it be a blood cancer? Abnormal blood results and lymphadenopathy: what to do and when to refer
Dr Kirsten Herbert, Haematologist/Oncologist
Dr Herbert is a clinical haematologist, treating both malignant and general haematology patients at Cabrini. Together with her colleagues, she offers a contemporary service in lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative disorders, stem cell transplantation and apheresis medicine (in conjunction with Peter MacCallum Centre), thrombosis and clotting disorders, obstetric haematology and iron disorders.
The Blood Unit is a specialist haematology group practice at Cabrini, for more detailed information on this practice, please visit: www.thebloodunit.com.au.
Where the sun never shines – Ins and out of haemorrhoid and pilonidal disease
Mr Joseph Kong, Colorectal Surgeon
Mr Joseph Kong is an academic consultant colorectal surgeon practicing at Cabrini Hospital Malvern, Alfred Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He has a specialist interest in all colorectal conditions such as haemorrhoids, perianal fistula, pilonidal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, peritoneal cancer, small bowel cancer, colorectal cancer (primary or recurrent), hernias, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Mr Kong completed his FRACS in 2014 through St. Vincent's Hospital, before undertaking a PhD in colorectal cancer immunology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center. This was followed by a two-year post-FRACS fellowship training in colorectal surgery through CSSANZ at Princess Alexander Hospital, Brisbane and Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. He then went onto a third fellowship in Advanced Colon and Rectal Cancer Fellowship on robotic surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas.
Mr Kong is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University and continues to have an active role in academia including education, teaching, quality assurance and translational research in colorectal cancer immunology. Mr Kong has authored over 85 peer reviewed publications and three book chapters.