27 March 2019

Free expert webcast on COPD devices, over 65 vaccination and meningitis

Communicable Disease Respiratory

HealthEd’s next hot topics free webcast is this Tuesday at 7.30pm AEDT and will feature experts reviewing how to navigate the COPD device maze, increasing vaccination rates in older people and meningitis prevention. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE

Talk 1

COPD – Device Workshop

Dr Andrew Scroop, Respiratory and Sleep Physician; Founding Director of Respiratory Consultants, St Andrews Medical Centre

The COPD device landscape is as broad as it can be confusing. In this short workshop presentation Dr Scroop takes us through the basics of understanding the COPD and asthma device maze, including an  outline of  the main brands, classes of device  and key  functionality.

Talk 2

Closing the Gap in Adult and Older Person’s Vaccination

Associate Professor John Litt, Ambassador, Cancer SA; Life Membership, Lung Foundation; Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University

Australia  still hasn’t achieved high enough vaccination rates in older people even for vaccines listed on the National Immunisation Program (NIP). In this presentation Professor Litt looks at what more can be done to achieve vaccine coverage comparable to that in children including strategies for GPs to help improve vaccination rates among older people.

Talk 3

Meningitis Prevention – Most Recent Developments

Prof Robert Booy, Senior Professorial Research Fellow, NCIRS and Westmead Children’s Hospital

A timely update on meningococcal vaccines, including updates to  recommended dosing schedules, changes resulting from updates in product information of certain products, the use of MenACWY vaccine and the MenB vaccine for certain risk groups.

Mark you calendar for Tuesday, 2 April 2019 • 7pm-8:30pm AEDT