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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT
Topics & Speaker
Prof Kristine Macartney
Professor, Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead, Vaccinologist, Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
As the Omicron variant takes hold of Australia, and RATs, boosters and clearance certificates become part of the vernacular, hear from one of Australia's most well-respected COVID experts on what is most important for health professionals. Prof Kristine Macartney will outline the current state of play in our efforts to contain the effects of the ongoing COVID pandemic and what Australian health professionals need to know about the vaccines, preventive measures and the infection itself.
Management and Therapy for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Prof Helen O’Connell AO
Urologist; Director of Surgery and Head of Urology, Western Health, Victoria; Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne
To manage benign prostatic hyperplasia effectively, lower urinary tract symptoms need to be thoroughly assessed at the outset to ensure the most appropriate treatment. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is very common in older men. So too are lower urinary tract symptoms. In this very practical presentation, Prof Helen O'Connell AO provides a framework for assessing men with lower urinary tract symptoms to help accurately diagnose the cause of these symptoms. She will also outline when treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia is warranted and what options are currently available to treat this condition.
Suicidality in Men – A Practical Approach to Understanding and Management
Clinical A/Prof David Horgan
Psychiatrist; Honorary Psychiatrist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Founder, Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
Do you want to save lives? Identify and treat the commonest cause of death and injury under age 45 - suicide and attempted suicide. 75% of men who kill themselves die at their first known attempt at suicide. Therefore, identifying those at high risk and intervening as soon as possible is literally a matter of life and death. InToughTimesText (https://intoughtimestext.org) is instantly available as a safety net to be used by family and friends as soon as suicide is mentioned, complementing your care.
Advances in Prosthetics for Post-Cancer Surgery Patients
Dr Joe Dusseldorp
Specialist Plastic Surgeon; Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, North Shore Private, Hunters Hill Private and Concord Hospital
Advances in technology, scientific understanding and techniques are allowing plastic surgeons to correct increasingly marked deformities be they congenital, post-trauma or post-surgical. In a presentation that certainly has the wow factor, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Joseph Dusseldorp will update health professionals on what can now be done to repair ear deformities, even very severe ear deformities. He will describe how new technology is enabling better pre-surgery planning, providing new options in prosthetics and helping restore function which is resulting in remarkable outcomes for patients.