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Hot Topics Webcast

03

Nov, 2020



6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT


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Topics & Speaker

Acne Management and Update

Prof Rodney Sinclair

Professor of Dermatology, University of Melbourne; Founder and Director of Sinclair Dermatology; Director of Dermatology, Epworth Hospital; Head of the Epworth Dermatology Research Centre

Prof Rod Sinclair is a professor of dermatology at the University of Melbourne and director of Sinclair Dermatology and has written 13 textbooks on dermatology, contributor to 68 chapters to multi-authored textbooks and co-authored more than 300 research publications. Professor Sinclair conducts clinical research in psoriasis, eczema, urticaria, vitiligo, hair loss, and skin cancer and laboratory research into stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, and gene discovery. Professor Sinclair will be Secretary-General of the International Society of Dermatology World Congress in Melbourne and President for the World Congress of Hair Research Societies in 2021. He is past president of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research.
Topic Summary
Acne is a very common problem in General Practice. There are a wide variety of treatments – including some new arrivals – that GPs might find useful. In this lecture, Prof Sinclair will provide a refresher on current acne management and also provide an update on new agents that have become available. 

Clinical Cases in Osteoporosis

Prof Ego Seeman

Endocrinologist; Dept of Medicine and Endocrinology, Austin Health, University of Melbourne; Editor, Progress in Osteoporosis

Prof Ego Seeman has worked in the field of bone biology for 35 years and is the Past President of the ANZBMS. His work has been recognised by many awards including the Member Order of Australia 2016.
Topic Summary
Prof Seeman is well known for making this important topic exciting! Ego will explain which patients are predisposed to fracture. Measuring remodelling markers and microstructure with BMD are important in osteopenia as well as osteoporosis. Choice of drug and duration of treatment are influenced by remodelling and microstructure assessment.

Contraceptive Pill – Which Pill for the Right Person

Dr Terri Foran

Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW

Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician and has a special interest in contraception, menopause issues and the management of sexually transmitted infections. She was previously the Medical Director of Family Planning NSW and is now in clinical practice in Darlinghurst. She is also engaged in both clinical and research work at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney. Dr Foran holds the position of Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health. She coordinates Phase 2 of their undergraduate Women’s Health program as well as supervising a number of modules in the Masters of Reproductive Medicine and Masters of Women’s Health Medicine Programs offered by UNSW.
Topic Summary
Dr Foran will explain the advantages and disadvantages of combined oral contraception, how to utilise the different qualities of various pill preparations to maximise non-contraceptive benefits and how to adjust dosages and preparations to address side-effect.

Premature Menopause

A/Prof John Eden

Gynaecologist; Director, Sydney Menopause Centre, Royal Hospital for Women

A/Prof John Eden is a certificated reproductive endocrinologist and gynaecologist. He is a Conjoint Associate Professor at The University of New South Wales in Sydney. He is a visiting medical officer at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Australia where he is Director of the Sydney Menopause Centre and the Barbara Gross Research Unit. Until recently he worked at the Moree Aboriginal Health Service. John is a Director of the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA). This is a private clinic located in Bathurst St, Sydney which has a large multidisciplinary group of health practitioners offering clinical and research services. He is a member of the Breast Cancer MDT at Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick. His research and clinical interests include managing menopause after breast cancer, infertility, early menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), amenorrhoea, osteoporosis, PMDD, biofilms, hormone replacement therapy as well as herbal medicine.
Topic Summary
Premature ovarian failure is common and undertreated. Failure to treat is associated with increased risks of heart disease, fractures and CNS problems. Hormonal replacement therapy in this situation has some unique considerations as well as challenges and NOT all MHTs are the same and can vary considerably in costs. A/Prof Eden will provide practical advice on how to effectively manage the woman experiencing this difficult problem.

Troubleshooting Common IUD Issues in General Practice

A/Prof Deborah Bateson

Medical Director; Family Planning NSW; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney

A/P Deborah Bateson has worked as a clinician, educator, researcher and advocate in sexual and reproductive health for 20 years. She is Medical Director of Family Planning NSW, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW. Deborah has previously served as the Global Medical Director for Marie Stopes International and is a past Chair of the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance. Her work focusses on equitable access to contraception and abortion care, cervical cancer screening and STI prevention and treatment.
Topic Summary
IUDs are increasingly popular and so GPs who do not usually insert IUDs may well be called upon to deal with common problems. While most users experience few or no side-effects, when problems do occur they are usually missing threads, new onset pelvic pain, pregnancy with IUD in situ, bleeding problems and hormonal side-effects.

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