10 August 2021

Coming up: An acne update for GPs

Clinical Dermatology

During the webcast on 17 August, Melbourne dermatologist, Dr Ryan De Cruz presents what’s new in the understanding, assessment and treatment of acne, the very common and depressing skin condition not only of adolescents but also of young adults.

In addition, Dr De Cruz will outline the latest evidence-based recommendations for prescription treatment and treatment combinations, will suggest effective adjunctive skincare and give practical indicators for when specialist referral is warranted.

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Attendees will be eligible for:

RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

ACRRM: 2 hours under the educational activities category

Pharmacists: This activity has been accredited (Accreditation Number: A2108HED2) for 2 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 2 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

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Topics include:

The Latest COVID Update

A/Prof Nigel Crawford – Infectious Disease Specialist; Co-Chair, ATAGI; Director, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community (SAEFVIC), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Senior Medical Advisor, Victorian Department Health COVID19 Vaccine Safety Team

The Moderna mRNA vaccine is about to arrive in Australia. A/Prof Crawford will cover the practicalities of this new arrival – how it will be used in the clinic, who will be eligible and how it will fit into the overall vaccination program.
Vaccination of year 12 students has commenced and the question of vaccinating 12-15yo children as well is being strongly considered. A/Prof Crawford will explain the current available data concerning safety and effectiveness of the COVID vaccines for these groups and will also provide an update on the Delta variant.
Can vaccinated people still transmit the virus? We will walk through the current evidence regarding this.

Depression and Menopause

Prof Jayashri Kulkarni – Psychiatrists; Director, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc); Head, Central Clinical School Department of Psychiatry

Depression is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. In this presentation, Prof Jayashri Kulkarni outlines a systematic approach to the assessment, investigation and treatment of the middle-aged woman presenting with depression. She will also include information about the natural history of mental illness at this time of life and how GPs can determine what treatment should take priority.

An Acne Update for GPs

Dr Ryan De Cruz – Specialist Dermatologist; Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD), Head of Bone Marrow Transplant, Dermatology Clinic, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Founder, Southern Dermatology

Melbourne dermatologist, Dr Ryan de Cruz presents what’s new in the understanding, assessment and treatment of acne, the very common and depressing skin condition not only of adolescents but also of young adults. In addition, Dr de Cruz will outline the latest evidence-based recommendations for prescription treatment and treatment combinations, will suggest effective adjunctive skincare and give practical indicators for when specialist referral is warranted.

Iron Deficiency and Chronic Disease

A/Prof David Colquhoun – Clinical Cardiologist; The Wesley Hospital, Brisbane

How common is iron deficiency in people with chronic disease and is it worthwhile treating? These are just two of the many questions about this tricky condition that will be answered by A/Prof David Colquhoun in his presentation as part of this webinar. In addition, the talk will cover the very practical considerations of which chronic diseases are most at risk of affecting iron stores and how iron deficiency associated with chronic disease is best managed in the primary care setting.

Cardio-Oncology: What GPS Need to Know

Dr Daniel Cehic – Cardiologist; Chief Medical Officer, Cardiology, GenesisCare

Oncology patients and their treating specialist tend to focus on overcoming the relevant cancer, understandably. But , as survival rates improve, attention must be paid to the cardiac health of these patients, cardiologist, Dr Daniel Cehic says. Cancer survivors are at increased risk of cardiac disease compared with the rest of the population and to make a difference, GPs need to take a pro-active  approach to the prevention, early detection and treatment of CVD in patients being treated for cancer as this presentation will explain.

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Date:

Tuesday 17 August

Time:

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

COVID-19 live update