Topics & Presenters
COVID Update – A/Prof Sanjaya Senanayake
Hear what's new in the ever-changing COVID landscape from one of Australia's leading experts. Make sure you are up-to-date on the latest information on the COVID pandemic. A/Prof Sanjaya Senanayake will present the latest developments in terms of the illness and its prevention including information on boosters, and what is new in terms of COVID-19 treatment.
A Step-by-step Guide to Menopausal Hormone Therapy – Dr Terri Foran
Menopausal Hormone Therapy is an effective way to control menopausal symptoms. This presentation will assist delegates in understanding the key indications and contraindications for use of MHT, the overall benefits and risks, how to prescribe MHT for a variety of women and the long term follow up.
Paediatric Growth Disorders – What GPs Need to Know – A/Prof Gary Leong
Growth disorders in children are not common but should never be missed, as without early intervention, changes can be irreversible. Key to managing growth disorders in children is early diagnosis and intervention. And who is most likely to be able to do this - the child's GP, of course. But growth disorders are not common and we know there is a wide range of normal when it comes to growth. In this talk, paediatric endocrinologist, Associate Professor Gary Leong will outline the steps that GPs need to take to ensure these young patients get identified and treated early. In his words, he plans to demonstrate 'how to make your life as a general practitioner easy' when it comes to managing growth disorders in primary care.
Shingles Vaccination in the Immunocompromised - Which Option for Which Patient? – Prof Tony Cunningham AO
Which immunocompromised patients should be given the recombinant (Shingrix) vs the inactivated (Zostavax)? Prof Cunningham describes how immunocompromised patients fit into one of three basic categories. Each of these categories warrants a different degree of caution, and each warrants a different approach to vaccination choice.
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