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Healthed Webcast – 5th July 2022

05

Jul, 2022



6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST


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Topics & Speaker

COVID Update

A/Prof Nicholas Wood

Staff Specialist General Paediatrician; Associate Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

A/Prof Wood is a staff specialist general paediatrician and Associate Professor and Sub-Dean (Postgraduate Research) in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney. He is also the Associate Ddirector at National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. He holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. He leads the NSW Immunisation Specialist Service and coordinates the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. He is interested in maternal and neonatal immunisation, as well as research into vaccine safety and the genetics of adverse events.
Topic summary
Hear what's new in the ever-changing COVID landscape from one of Australia's leading experts. Make sure you are up-to-date on the latest information on the COVID pandemic. A/Prof Nick Wood will present the latest developments in terms of the illness and its prevention including information on boosters, and what is new in terms of COVID-19 treatment.

Perinatal Depression & Anxiety

Dr Nicole Highet

Psychologist; Founder, Executive Director, Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE); Advocate, National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI) 

Founder and Executive Director, Nicole was the former Deputy CEO and National Perinatal Advisor of beyondblue between 2001-2013. Her role in the perinatal area specifically included oversight of the National Research Program, advocacy and the implementation of Australia’s $85M National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI). Other areas of specialisation within the perinatal field include consumer research, national community awareness campaigns, clinical guidelines and resource development, digital screening and research and advocacy to inform and guide policy and best practice. Her leadership and strong commitment to perinatal mental health has resulted in the formal establishment of COPE in 2013.
Topic summary
Depression and anxiety in the perinatal period is a significant problem for many Australian mothers, but how easy are these symptoms to identify in primary care? Early identification and intervention from frontline health professionals such as GPs and practice nurses can make a huge difference in the mental health and wellbeing trajectory of mothers with this condition. Dr Nicole Highet will cover the evidence-based resources designed to assist health professionals to better identify and manage people with this common problem.

DOAC Dosing in Special Situations – Renal Impairment, Liver Disease and Obesity

Dr Ronald Castelino

Practising Renal Pharmacist; Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Pharmacy

Dr Ronald Castelino is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Pharmacy. He is a practising renal pharmacist (Blacktown Hospital) with a track record in translational research relevant to renal medicine. He is also interested in health services research that focusses on developing interventions to improve medication safety and quality use of medicines.
Topic summary
Inappropriate DOAC dosing is a common problem, leading to either increased risk of stroke or of iatrogenic bleeding. It’s important to recognise which patients require reduced dosage, such as those with impaired renal clearance, as well as those who are likely to be undertreated. Dr Ronald Castellino will describe the various scenarios in which over- and under-dosing might occur, and what GPs can do to optimise the dosage in view of the specific clinical characteristics of each patient.

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