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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT
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Prof Kristine Macartney
Professor, Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead, Vaccinologist, Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
The Delta variant is proving to be a game-changer in the fight against COVID-19. Its high and seemingly indiscriminate infectivity has seen a huge surge in people requesting vaccination against the virus, particularly with the Pfizer vaccine. GPs are at the frontline, they are a major part of the solution. More than ever, GPs need to be across the latest in all aspects of COVID-19 and the vaccines available to combat this pandemic. In this webcast, Healthed will deliver answers from Australian experts on the important issues GPs need to know in order to stay up to speed in the war against this deadly and ubiquitous virus.
Gluten Related Disorders
Prof Finlay Macrae
Approximately 1.5% of Australians suffer from coeliac disease and 1 in 4 people report avoiding wheat or gluten for several reasons. Despite best efforts to maintain a strict gluten-free diet, accidental ingestion of gluten is a common issue affecting the majority of patients, resulting in unpleasant symptoms and ongoing damage. Recent research showed the quality of life of patients following a strict gluten-free diet is sub-optimal, with concerning low scores for emotional quality. Prof. Finlay Macrae AO discusses the gluten-free diet and its challenges for those with coeliac disease and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. He examines novel strategies to manage inadvertent gluten exposure, including enzyme supplementation and presents a clinical approach to help those patients with ongoing symptoms.
A Practical Guide to MHT Prescribing
A/Prof John Eden
Gynaecologist; Director, Sydney Menopause Centre, Royal Hospital for Women
A valuable update on what's currently available to treat symptomatic menopause and how to work out the best option for each individual woman. Only one in eight Australian women with significant menopausal symptoms are being treated, research shows. This needs to change, Professor John Eden suggests. In this presentation, gynaecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, Associate Professor Eden will systematically take clinicians through the wide variety of options currently available for menopause hormone therapy, including an independent precis of their risks and benefits and which option is best suited for which patient. He will also upskill prescribers on appropriate choices for women with various conditions that need special consideration.
Case Studies in Acne Treatment
Clinical A/Prof Kurt Gebauer
Dermatologist; Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia; Director, Fremantle Dermatology
Acne affects more than just skin. Treating it needs to target both the physical and psychological manifestations of the condition. Acne used to be considered something of a rite of passage for the majority of Australian teenagers. These days acne is now recognised for the potentially disfiguring and disabling condition it can be. As dermatologist, Clinical Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer will highlight in his presentation of a series of case studies, it is imperative to not only effectively treat this very common skin disease but also to take a holistic approach and manage the disease's psychological fall-out as well.