8 February 2021

Coming up: Bariatric surgery – options, outcomes and risks

Clinical Obesity

Update your knowledge on the latest techniques for weight loss surgery – their risks and benefits.

The effectiveness of bariatric surgery for both morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes is now well-established. As more and more patients look to access this treatment option it is imperative that GPs are up-to-date on the latest evidence concerning this therapy and who is likely to benefit the most. In this webcast, diabetes expert, Associate Professor Gary Kilov updates us on the currently-favoured  bariatric surgical procedures, as well sharing with us the latest thinking on how to select the most eligible patients, ongoing management of patients post-surgery and possible long-term complications.

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Attendees will be eligible for:

RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

ACRRM: 2 hours under the Educational Activities Category

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Topics include:

  • National Cervical Screening Program – An Update on Recent Changes – A/Prof Deborah Bateson
    The intermediate risk pathway for patients with a HPV (not 16/18) +ve cervical screening test result changed on 1st February 2021 based on new data collected from the National Cervical Screening Program. In order to support best-practice clinical care, this presentation will explain what the changes to the pathway are for patients at low risk and higher risk of underlying high grade abnormalities.
  • Functional Gut Disease in Infants – Colic, Constipation, Reflux – Dr Rupert Hinds
    Functional gut disorders are very common in infancy. They are generally self-limiting and rarely represent an underlying pathological diagnosis. Nonetheless, they have a significant impact on parents/carers as well as being a common reason for interactions with healthcare professionals. A thorough history and examination is required to ensure there are no red flags. Parental education/reassurance and nutritional advice are the main management strategies.
  • Bariatric Surgery – Options, Outcomes, Risks, and Post-Op Needs – A/Prof Gary Kilov
    Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment option for the patient with significant obesity. The GP plays an integral role in the shared care long term management of the bariatric patient. This lecture will describe the most commonly used bariatric-metabolic surgical procedures, their mechanism of action, patient selection, weight loss and health outcomes including diabetes, managing acute and long term complications, and involvement of the integrated health team including the GP to optimise long term outcome.
  • Influenza Vaccination in 2021:  What Do We Need to Know About Flucelvax Quad? – A/Prof John Litt AM
    A/Prof John Litt AM will firstly go through the factors that contribute to lower influenza vaccine effectiveness. John will then describe the manufacturing process of two influenza vaccines – cell vs egg, and outline the possible advantages of the cell culture influenza vaccine. Current data on influenza vaccine effectiveness and flu vaccination in the age of COVID-19 will also be covered.

This webcast is proudly supported by Nutricia and Seqirus.

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Date:

16 February

Time:

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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