Consensus-based recommendations for medical professionals who diagnose and manage patients with mitochondrial diseases
An education program is aimed at increasing GP’s awareness and knowledge about mito, including CPD modules.
GP education modules
Mito Foundation has worked with Australian Doctor to develop two CPD education modules to help GPs understand, diagnose and treat mito in their patients.
Maybe it's mitochondrial disease
This CPD module is relevant at pre-diagnosis, when patients present with symptoms that are suggestive of mito. Completing this module will attract 2 Category 2 RACGP or 1 core point ACRRM points. 127 GPs have already completed this module.
The module includes expert video commentary by Professor Carolyn Sue, Director of Neurogenetics at Royal North Shore Hospital and Director of the Kolling Institute, University of Sydney.
Treating mitochondrial disease in primary care: challenges and opportunities
This new self-directed CPD learning module focuses on the post-diagnosis stage of the patient's journey with mito. It is aimed at GPs who have patients with mito, confirmed or clinically suspected by their specialist.
The module includes details on the newly updated Australian Patient Care Standards for mitochondrial disease. Three clinical case studies are also presented to illustrate the differing presentations of mito and how to manage them.
There is a video interview with a specialist that will discuss the role of the GP in symptom management and supportive therapy. Completing this module will help GPs:
- understand the Australian Patient Care Standards;
- handle issues in symptom management;
- know when a patient requires baseline testing or extra surveillance; and
- apply preventive measures to mitigate symptom worsening.
GP webinar series
Mito Foundation offers a complimentary webinar series helping GPs to identify, manage and support their mito patients.
Recordings from past webinars are available below.
Our 2023 GP webinar series will be announced shortly. Please bookmark this webpage and check again in 2023.
GP webinar resources
Mito Professionals Directory
If you are a health professional with experience or knowledge in treating patients with mitochondrial disease and would like to join the Directory, please fill out the form here.
By joining the Directory you will gain access to the Health Professionals Resource Pack, live webinars run by mitochondrial disease specialists and other educational resources.
We will not publish your details anywhere online.
Understanding genetics and getting a genetic diagnosisVideo
Emma Celis and Prof David Thorburn break down the complexity of genetics to help you know the different types of variants that apply to mito. They then talk through a range of genetic testing options available and explore how and where to access genetic testing.
Understanding the causes of mito to improve diagnosisVideo
Prof Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers discussed how her team compares healthy cells against cells of people with various mitochondrial conditions to help uncover what causes mito and guide clinicians to tailor management strategies for individuals impacted by mito.