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Healthed Webcast – 16th August 2022


Aug, 2022

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST

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Topics & Speaker

COVID Update

Prof Michael Toole AM

Infectious Disease Expert: Associate Principal Research Fellow, Burnet Institute; Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Prof Michael Toole has 35 years experience working in the health sector in low-income countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. He is a medical epidemiologist and public health physician, with expertise in maternal and child health, including nutrition; communicable diseases control, including HIV prevention and care; primary health care program design and evaluation; sexual and reproductive health; and public health in conflict-affected and refugee populations.
Topic summary
Are we really past the peak? The waves are merging, reinfection patterns have changed, Moderna jab for all children over 6 months & much more. Monkeypox: Not just an STI. In the USA, it's out of control. In Australia, not enough jabs are currently available.

Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis – Practical Approach for GPs

Dr Jessica Tattersall

Allergist and Medical Rhinologist, Sydney Allergy Clinic

Dr Jessica Tattersall is an allergist and medical rhinologist. She graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 2003. After starting out training in Otolaryngology she went on to pursue a career in allergy. Jessica is a fellow of the RACGP and holds a graduate certificate in allergic diseases from the University of Western Sydney. During her training she worked as a clinical research fellow at the John Radcliff Hospital in the Department of Otolaryngology in Oxford. She has a special interest in allergic, non- allergic and inflammatory diseases of the airway and sinuses and is actively involved in research and education in this area. Jessica is a member of the Australasian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Australian and New Zealand Rhinological Society, and the American Rhinological Society.
Topic summary
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. And yet treating it can be a challenge, especially considering the wide variety of treatment options that are out there, including over-the-counter remedies. In this webcast, Sydney allergist, Dr Jessica Tattersall presents the latest evidence and understanding about allergic rhinitis and provides a framework on how best to assess, investigate and manage this often very miserable condition.

Oral Contraception Update

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
This presentation will help participants enhance their understanding of the differences between the various oral contraceptive preparations (OCPs) available in Australia. Participants will be able to take an evidence-based approach to both the pros and cons of oral contraceptive pill use, be able to discuss ways that they might tailor an oral contraceptive preparation to the user's particular needs, understand the differences between combined and progestogen-only OCPs and examine the rationale behind the development of the newer oral contraceptive preparations available in Australia and internationally.

The Role of GP in Post Prostate Cancer Care

Prof Henry Woo

Urological Surgeon; Professor of Surgery and Discipline of Surgery, Head, Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, University of Sydney; Director, Uro-Oncology, Professor, Robotic Cancer Surgery, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Prof Henry Woo is a urological surgeon sub-specialising in Prostate Surgery. He is Professor of Surgery and Discipline of Surgery Head at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of the University of Sydney. He is also Director of Uro-Oncology and Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Topic summary
While GPs may not often be asked about the mechanics of a radical prostatectomy, they will commonly find themselves managing men who are experiencing the consequences of this surgery. In this presentation, urologist Professor Henry Woo will help GPs give the most up-to-date and evidence-based advice to their post radical prostatectomy patients, including managing their expectations, effective therapies and realistic time-frames for recovery, especially for the two most common side effects - urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. He will also outline the latest information on androgen deprivation therapy, a very common treatment for advanced prostate cancer which, like surgery, comes with its own risks, benefits and challenges.

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