2 July 2021

Coming up: Iron supplement troubleshooter

Clinical Haematology

Iron deficiency remains common in Australia, especially in women.

In her talk during the webcast on 20 July, haematologist, Dr Renee Eslick will describe how the significance of iron deficiency is often not appreciated by patients which is why a dietary approach is frequently unsuccessful.

She will also outline the recommended therapies for treating iron deficiency and the importance of close follow-up to check not only compliance but also effectiveness.

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RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

ACRRM: 2 hours under the educational activities category

Pharmacists: Currently Seeking Accreditation

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Topics include:

COVID Update

A/Prof Nigel Crawford – 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

Recent outbreaks and clusters in Australia are primarily due to the Delta variant. A/Prof Crawford will provide a detailed practical understanding of this variant as well as the “Delta Plus” and other variants of concern that may end up in Australia. As we pivot toward the Pfizer vaccine, we may start to see cases of myocarditis. It is essential for everyone working in primary care to get up to speed on this.
In addition, A/Prof Crawford will explore strategies to improve vaccine uptake and overcome vaccine anxiety and hesitancy, provide an update on clots, and cover any other important developments with significant implications for primary care and the broader community.

Iron Supplement Troubleshooter

Dr Renee Eslick – Specialist Haematologist and Obstetric Physician; National Capital Medical Specialists, Canberra

Iron deficiency remains common in Australia, especially in women. In her talk, haematologist, Dr Renee Eslick will describe how the significance of iron deficiency is often not appreciated by patients which is why a dietary approach is frequently unsuccessful. She will also outline the recommended therapies for treating iron deficiency and the importance of close follow-up to check not only compliance but also effectiveness.

Prevention of Preterm Birth in Australia

Prof John Newnham AM – Chief Scientific Director, The Women and Infants Research Foundation; Professor of Obstetrics, The University of Western Australia

Professor John Newnham AM and Senior Australian of the Year, leads the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance whose goal is to safely lower the rate of preterm birth in Australia. The seven major interventions will be discussed. The significance of recent research regarding the importance of maintaining pregnancies till 39 weeks will be counterpoised against a recent tendency towards elective early birth.

Menopause Management Past, Present and Future

Expert Panel facilitated by Dr Terri Foran:
Panelist: Dr Sonia Davison, Prof Rod Baber, and Dr Sara Whitburn

This presentation brings together a ‘brains-trust’ in the management of menopause who will take you through the management of menopause looking to the past, present and future.  The panel will attempt to provide a practical approach to treatment based on current available evidence but will also bring their own considerable personal and professional experience to the discussion.

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Date:

Tuesday 20 July

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