Hear the latest evidence on the role of progesterone including the when, why, how and for whom. Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Annaliese Perkins, will present the current recommendations for the treatment and management of women who present with early pregnancy bleeding, including an update on preterm birth.
There are a wide variety of acne treatments – including some new arrivals that GPs might find useful. Dermatologist and leading acne expert, Dr Jo-Ann See, presents what's new in the understanding, assessment and treatment of acne, the very common and depressing skin condition not only of adolescents, but also of young adults. In addition, Jo-Ann will outline the latest evidence-based recommendations for prescription treatment and treatment combinations, suggest effective adjunctive skincare, and give practical indicators for when specialist referral is warranted.
Sun-related skin damage, also known as photo-ageing, is the most common reason that patients seek out cosmetic treatment from dermatologists. Australians experience much higher levels of photo-ageing compared to people in other countries, manifesting as fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, skin texture changes and redness. Dr Katherine Armour will describe the procedures and treatments available for the various manifestations of photo-ageing that your patients are asking you about, and gives you a practical understanding of the effectiveness and realistic expectations that each option entails.
In this presentation, dietitian Joanne Baker will provide a logical and practical framework for working through the diagnosing and managing of patients with dairy-related GI symptoms, including really helpful tips on what an appropriate and effective reduced-lactose diet might look like.
How to approach patients who still have asthma symptoms despite treatment. It is not an uncommon scenario. The asthma patient presents, still complaining of shortness of breath, wheeze or cough despite having been prescribed the textbook asthma treatments.
Diagnosing and optimally treating allergic rhinitis can make a significant difference to a sufferer's life. Chronic allergic rhinitis is a common condition that can dramatically affect a person's quality of life.
Iron studies are easily ordered but their results are not necessarily easily understood. In this presentation, Dr Patrick Coleman will guide clinicians through the various components reported on in iron studies and the implications when results are outside the normal range. Various cases will be presented that will demonstrate how iron studies can be useful in determining appropriate clinical practice.
The panel will attempt to provide a practical approach to treatment based on current available evidence but will also bring their own considerable personal and professional experience to the discussion.
This educational activity will discuss the implications of the Lancet article for menopause management in Australia within the broader context of the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy generally.
Prof Robert Booy (Professor in Paediatrics, Vaccinology, Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Sydney) shares a community service announcement for healthcare professionals on vaccination for pertussis.