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Healthed Webcast – 23rd November 2021


Nov, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT

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Topics & Speaker

Sleep and Depression

Dr Chris Blackwell

Psychiatrist; The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Dr Blackwell is a general adult Psychiatrist in private practice with a long standing interest in sleep and insomnia and their intimate relationships with all psychiatric illnesses and general psychological development.
Topic summary
Are sleep problems a trigger or a consequence of depression? And does treating one help the other or should they be treated as two separate conditions? These are just some of the questions psychiatrist and sleep expert Dr Chris Blackwell addresses, as he presents the latest evidence on the interplay between these two conditions and outlines a practical approach to their assessment and management.

COVID Update

Prof Dominic Dwyer

Medical Virologist and Infectious Diseases Physician; Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Sydney

Prof Dominic Dwyer is a medical virologist and infectious diseases physician in the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, located in the ICPMR at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. He has a clinical and research interest in viral diseases of public health importance. This includes HIV (where he coordinates an active program in antiretroviral drug resistance and HIV molecular epidemiology in Australia and the region), influenza and other respiratory viruses, and arboviruses. He leads an antiviral trials unit that has participated in over sixty studies of antiviral drugs and vaccines. His influenza research includes assessing interventions to prevent influenza transmission in closed environments, and developing assays for seasonal and pandemic influenza. CIDMLS has enhanced the laboratory investigative capacity in NSW for infectious disease outbreaks, with his particular focus being rapid detection and molecular epidemiology of outbreak and emerging viruses.
Topic summary
As vaccination rates around Australia peak, and the country begins to open up, what will be the new challenges as far as this pandemic goes? In this presentation, Prof Dominic Dwyer will bring the latest information with regard to what health professionals need to know. The face of Covid is changing and all primary health providers need to ensure they continue to be up-to-date and well-informed.

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
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.

Management of Difficult-to-Treat Asthma

Dr Christopher Worsnop

Respiratory & Sleep Physician, Austin Hospital, Melbourne; Fellow, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians; Fellow, The American College of Chest Physicians

Topic summary
The management of asthma has undergone some fairly radical changes over the past few years. Treatment options for people with difficult to control asthma have been somewhat limited until recently. In this talk, respiratory physician, Dr Christopher Worsnop outlines the new and updated options for this troublesome form of asthma.

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