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Healthed Webcast

26

Oct, 2021



6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT


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Topics & Speaker

COVID Update

Prof Kristine Macartney

Professor, Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead, Vaccinologist, Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)

Professor Kristine Macartney is a paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases and vaccinology. She is a medical graduate of the University of New South Wales and undertook her specialty training in Sydney and in the United States at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her Doctorate of Medicine was on rotavirus infection, in particular the mucosal immune response to novel vaccine candidates. She was a foundational member of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Kristine is currently the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a paediatric infectious disease consultant at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. Her research interests include translation of evidence into policy and practice, vaccine safety, and most other areas of vaccine preventable diseases research, particularly in relation to rotavirus, varicella zoster virus and influenza. She is the senior editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook (9th and10th Editions and online) and has authored >130 peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines (ACV) of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA) and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). She has acted as an expert consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO). She also leads the Australian national AusVaxSafety and Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) networks, and is the founding chair of the Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance (ARIA).
Topic summary
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

Prof Finlay Macrae has public and private practices focusing on inflammatory bowel disease and familial bowel cancer. He draws on his mature clinical experience and active engagement in new advances in IBD to support his patients both in public and private. His engagement in research brings contemporary thinking to his patients and practice, including in the genetics of risk for bowel cancer, and new therapies for IBD. He trained in London with the world's leading colonoscopist at the time(St Mark's Hospital), bringing this skill to Australia and his practice.
Topic summary
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/Prof John Eden is a certificated reproductive endocrinologist and gynaecologist. He is a Conjoint Associate Professor at The University of New South Wales in Sydney. He is a visiting medical officer at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Australia where he is Director of the Sydney Menopause Centre and the Barbara Gross Research Unit. Until recently he worked at the Moree Aboriginal Health Service. John is a Director of the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA). This is a private clinic located in Bathurst St, Sydney which has a large multidisciplinary group of health practitioners offering clinical and research services. He is a member of the Breast Cancer MDT at Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick. His research and clinical interests include managing menopause after breast cancer, infertility, early menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), amenorrhoea, osteoporosis, PMDD, biofilms, hormone replacement therapy as well as herbal medicine.
Topic summary
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

A/Prof Kurt Gebauer is a dermatologist and Director of Fremantle Dermatology as well as Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He has contributed to over 40 clinical trials, authored over 40 journal articles and is an invited International Guest Speaker at various meetings and conventions.
Topic summary
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.

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