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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST
Topics & Speaker
A/Prof Nicholas Wood
Staff Specialist General Paediatrician; Associate Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
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)
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
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.