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Healthed Webcast


Aug, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm | AEST

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Topics & Speaker

Iron Deficiency and Chronic Disease

A/Prof David Colquhoun

Clinical Cardiologist; The Wesley Hospital, Brisbane

A/Prof David Colquhoun is a Clinical Cardiologist and consults at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. He has a particular interest in preventative cardiology, nutrition and psychosocial factors for heart disease.
Topic summary
How common is iron deficiency in people with chronic disease and is treating it worthwhile? These are just two of the many questions about this tricky condition that will be answered by cardiologist, A/Prof David Colquhoun. In addition, the talk will cover the very practical considerations of which chronic diseases are most at risk of affecting iron stores and how iron deficiency associated with chronic disease is best managed in the primary care setting.

COVID Update

A/Prof Nigel Crawford

Infectious Disease Specialist; Director, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community (SAEFVIC), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Head of Immunisation Services Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne; Secondment Senior Medical Advisor, Victorian Department Health COVID19 vaccine safety team; Chair, Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS) network

Associate Professor Crawford is Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community), a vaccine safety and clinical immunisation research group based at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Having completed his medical undergraduate studies at Flinders University Adelaide, A/Prof Crawford has a masters of public health from Cardiff University, Wales and a Vaccinology PhD from The University of Melbourne. A/Prof Crawford is also the Head of the Immunisation Service at The Royal Children's Hospital and an expert in the vaccination of special risk groups (e.g. immunosuppressed patients) and the clinical evaluation of adverse events following immunisation. He was the chief technical writer for the special risk section of the Australian Immunisation Handbook (NHMRC 2013) and was recently appointed to the Australian Technical and Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).
Topic summary
The Moderna mRNA vaccine is about to arrive in Australia. A/Prof Crawford will cover the practicalities of this new arrival - how it will be used in the clinic, who will be eligible and how it will fit into the overall vaccination program. Vaccination of year 12 students has commenced and the question of vaccinating 12-15yo children as well is being strongly considered. A/Prof Crawford will explain the current available data concerning safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccines for these groups and will also provide an update on the Delta variant. Can vaccinated people still transmit the virus? We will walk through the current evidence regarding this.

An Acne Update for GPs

Dr Ryan De Cruz

Specialist Dermatologist; Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD), Head of Bone Marrow Transplant, Dermatology Clinic, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Founder, Southern Dermatology

Dr Ryan De Cruz is a Specialist Dermatologist and heads the Bone Marrow Transplant – Dermatology Clinic at The Royal Melbourne Hospital – the ONLY multi-disciplinary clinic of its type in Australia. Dr De Cruz is passionate about providing personalised and holistic Dermatological care. His interests include eczema, acne and rosacea, psoriasis, skin cancer management, laser treatment and hair loss disorders.
Topic summary
Melbourne dermatologist, Dr Ryan De Cruz presents what's new in the understanding, assessment and treatment of acne, the very common and depressing skin condition not only of adolescents but also of young adults. In addition, Dr de Cruz will outline the latest evidence-based recommendations for prescription treatment and treatment combinations, will suggest effective adjunctive skincare and give practical indicators for when specialist referral is warranted.

Depression and Menopause

Prof Jayashri Kulkarni

Psychiatrist; Director, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc); Head, Central Clinical School Department of Psychiatry

Jayashri KULKARNI commenced her appointment as Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University in 2002. She directs a large psychiatric research group, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), with approximately 150 staff and students. The Centre is dedicated to discovering new treatments, new understanding and new services for people with a range of mental illnesses. Jayashri Kulkarni completed her MBBS degree in 1981 at Monash University and worked mainly in Emergency Medicine before deciding to specialise in Psychiatry. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1989 and was awarded a PhD from Monash University in 1997 for her thesis “Women and Psychosis”. Jayashri has pioneered the novel use of estrogen as a treatment for schizophrenia and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of reproductive hormones and their impact on mental health. An expert in Women’s Mental Health, Jayashri was elected the President of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health, a role she commenced in 2017.
Topic summary
Depression is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. In this presentation, psychiatrist, Prof Jayashri Kulkarni outlines a systematic approach to the assessment, investigation and treatment of the middle-aged woman presenting with depression. She will also include information about the natural history of mental illness at this time of life and how GPs can determine what treatment should take priority.

Cardio-Oncology: What GPS Need to Know

Dr Daniel Cehic

Cardiologist; Chief Medical Officer, Cardiology, GenesisCare

Dr Daniel Cehic is a cardiologist and the Chief Medical Officer – Cardiology at GenesisCare. He also has expertise in health management and regulation and completed a Master of Business Administration at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, USA. He currently holds several board and advisory appointments relating to healthcare in both the private and public sectors.
Topic summary
Oncology patients and their treating specialist tend to focus on overcoming the relevant cancer, understandably. But, as survival rates improve, attention must be paid to the cardiac health of these patients, cardiologist, Dr Daniel Cehic says. Cancer survivors are at increased risk of cardiac disease compared with the rest of the population and to make a difference, GPs need to take a pro-active approach to the prevention, early detection and treatment of CVD in patients being treated for cancer.

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