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Hot Topics Webcast

17

Nov, 2020



6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT


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Topics & Speaker

Depression – When First Line Therapy Doesn’t Work. What Do I Do Next and How Do I Do It?

Clinical A/Prof David Horgan

Psychiatrist; Honorary Psychiatrist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Founder, Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne

Clinical A/Prof Horgan teaches Psychiatry to final year medical students and as part of his lecturing role as a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne. As part of his Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists, he attends multiple ongoing education lectures in various aspects of psychiatry. He also regularly attends a peer review group of almost twenty experienced psychiatrists and is also heavily involved in an Australia-wide suicide prevention charity and telephone service which he founded, the Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation.
Topic Summary
This brief presentation will first consider antidepressant efficacy, before focusing on antidepressant options and comparative effectiveness, optimising outcome by minimising "pseudo-resistance". David will provide many useful practical management tips and advice that can’t be found in textbooks. 

Managing Schizophrenia in Primary Care – Practical Tips

Prof David Castle

Psychiatrist; Inaugural Scientific Director, Centre for Complex Interventions (CCI) at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toronto
Honorary Affiliation - Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne

David is Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne. He has wide clinical and research interests, encompassing schizophrenia and related disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD spectrum disorders and disorders of body image. He has a longstanding interest in the impact of licit and illicit substances on the brain and body and is actively engaged in programmes addressing the physical health of the mentally ill and the mental health of the physically ill. He has published widely in the scientific literature and is a frequent speaker at scientific meetings.
Topic Summary
This talk will cover the management of people living with schizophrenia, using a broad bio-psychosocial framework but with an emphasis on new medication options. The role of the GP will be emphasised, as will the importance of effecting better general healthcare for this group of individuals.

Antipsychotic Prescribing – Initiating, Titrating, Side-effect, Switching, Communicating

Prof David Castle

Psychiatrist; Inaugural Scientific Director, Centre for Complex Interventions (CCI) at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toronto
Honorary Affiliation - Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne

David is Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne. He has wide clinical and research interests, encompassing schizophrenia and related disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD spectrum disorders and disorders of body image. He has a longstanding interest in the impact of licit and illicit substances on the brain and body and is actively engaged in programmes addressing the physical health of the mentally ill and the mental health of the physically ill. He has published widely in the scientific literature and is a frequent speaker at scientific meetings.
Topic Summary
This talk will cover the management of people living with schizophrenia, using a broad bio-psychosocial framework but with an emphasis on new medication options. The role of the GP will be emphasised, as will the importance of effecting better general healthcare for this group of individuals.

Relationships, Sexual Function and Other Important Psychosocial Impacts of Anti-Depressants

Prof Malcolm Hopwood

Psychiatrist and President of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Prof Hopwood is the Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne; based at the Albert Road Clinic (ARC) in Melbourne. At the ARC, he is the Director of the Professorial Psychiatry Unit which specialises in the assessment and treatment of complex mood and anxiety disorders. His research areas of interest include psychopharmacology and clinical aspects of mood and anxiety disorders. He has also led research into psychiatric aspects of ABI and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
Topic Summary
One part of the complexity of managing major depression relates to its impact on relationships, which includes a range of issues such as emotional blunting, energy levels and somnolence as well as sexual dysfunction. It’s a common issue which will have many potential contributing factors, of which pharmacotherapy is one. A large body of evidence demonstrates that this is issue is not often given the attention that it deserves and yet it is a key contributor to recovery and remission.

Expert Panel Discussion – Practical Cases

Dr Catherine Andronis

General Practitioner; Medical Educator RACGP and ASPM; Chair, RACGP Specific Interest Group – Psychological Medicine

This Webcast is proudly supported by Lundbeck Australia and Otsuka Australia with the educational content and speakers independently determined and selected by Healthed.


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