1 October 2020

Webcast: a practical update on cow’s milk protein allergy

Allergies Clinical Webinars

Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMA) is a common problem that can have serious impacts if not managed effectively.

The free Healthed webcast on Tuesday 6 October will include a presentation from Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam about the differences between IgE and Non-IgE CMA and intolerance, and strategies for managing non-IgE CMA.


Attendees will be eligible for: 

RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

ACRRM: 2 hours under the educational activities category

Don’t miss out, REGISTER NOW.

Topics include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease – what GPs need to know.

Associate Professor Susan Connor, head of IBD Service at Liverpool Hospital, senior staff specialist at Department of Gastroenterology and Liver.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an important medical condition in which the GP is closely involved in ongoing management. Professor Connor will give an update on therapy, the increasing recognition of the role of the microbiome and the role of the GP. She will describe important red flags and provide some useful practice tips.

  • Preconception, pregnancy and postnatal iron deficiency – why earlier detection and management is important.

Dr Renee Eslick, haematologist and obstetric physician; director of physician education, Liverpool Hospital.

The recommended daily intake for iron in pregnancy is 27mg. Routine oral iron supplementation is not recommended in pregnancy. Intravenous iron improves haematological parameters compared with oral iron; but the evidence of other maternal or neonatal benefits is less certain. Optimisation of iron stores is particularly important for women with an increased risk of blood loss, or those unable to be transfused.

  • A practical update on cow’s milk protein allergy.

Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam, paediatric gastroenterology; Offspring Child Health Specialists, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Epworth.

Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMA) is a common problem that can have serious impacts if not managed effectively. Dr Rajanayagam will describe the difference between IgE, Non-IgE CMA and intolerance and detail strategies for GP management of non-IgE CMA. The mediating role of the microbiome and potential of probiotics will also be covered.

  • Meal replacements and diet drinks in type 2 diabetes.

Professor John Dixon, adjunct professor, Iverson Health Innovations Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Weight loss is the most effective therapy for those with Type 2 Diabetes. Understand how to combine very low calorie diets with pharmacotherapy to achieve weight loss and optimize sustained weight loss.

  • Why unfunded vaccines are important.

Dr Lisa Beecham, GP; member of immunisation committee for Gold Coast Primary Health Network.

Just because a vaccine is not funded by the government, doesn’t mean it’s not clinically valuable. Dr Beecham will explain how to effectively communicate to patients that unfunded vaccines represent a worthwhile investment in health, and how to create effective practice systems to improve vaccine uptake.

This webcast is proudly supported by Mylan, GSK, Nestle, Nutricia and Ferring.

Click here to register for the free webcast

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  • Tuesday, October 6


  • 7:00pm- 9:00pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT,)
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm AEST (QLD)
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm ACDT (SA)
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm ACST (NT)
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm AWST (WA)
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