GP15: Take a stand, young advocate tells GPs

MELBOURNE-raised international public health expert Dr Alessandro Demaio has laid down a challenge for Australian GPs to take a stand in the rising global movement against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Speaking at the GP15 conference in Melbourne, Dr Demaio told an audience of GPs today that they would not only be in the front line but in the centre of the fight as chronic lifestyle-related diseases swamp the health system.

“If you look at the evidence, if you look at the global policies, you hold the key in unpacking and solving this