Radiotherapy can be used as definitive treatment for low-risk cancers, as an adjuvant treatment for high-risk disease or alone for inoperable cases.
It may be a safe and effective alternative to surgery, and is particularly useful for the elderly or where surgery might have a negative impact on function or cosmesis.
During the webcast on 8 June, radiation oncologist, Dr Chelsie Connor will explain the types of RT, pros and cons in comparison to surgery, which kinds of cancer are suitable and provide some guidelines for GPs on when to refer patients for consideration of radiotherapy.
Attendees will be eligible for:
RACGP: 4 CPD activity points
ACRRM: 2 hours under the educational activities category
Pharmacists: currently seeking accreditation
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Clinical Features of Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
Prof Huyen Tran Haematologist; Head, Haemostasis Thrombosis Unit, The Alfred Health, Melbourne
Reports of the rare but dangerous AZ Covid vaccine side-effect, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) have got many Australians worried, understandably. In this talk, haematologist, Professor Huyen Tran will bring clinicians up to speed on the important features of this side-effect – where and when these clots occur, the symptoms they produce, when and how these patients should be investigated and how these patients are best managed. Get the answers to the most frequent questions your patients are asking.
Acute Lower Back Pain – Guidelines vs Real World
Joyce McSwan Pharmacist; Clinical Director, Gold Coast Primary Health Network – Persistent Pain Program
LBP is one of the leading causes of diminished quality of life and disability worldwide. In primary healthcare, it is one of the most common presenting ailments. Keeping up to date with the guideline changes and proposed models of care will provide currency of practice for best outcomes. Early management of acute low back pain will limit its progression to chronicity. This session will provide an update of the current evidence based practice in the management of acute low back pain.
Implementing the New Depression Management Guidelines
Prof Malcolm Hopwood Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne; The Albert Road Clinic (ARC), Melbourne
Depression is one of the commonest conditions managed in primary care. New guidelines have implications for the management of this very common illness. In this talk , one of Australia’s leading psychiatrists, Professor Malcolm Hopwood updates clinicians on what the latest changes are and how they might change the practice for doctors managing depression. In addition, he explains the evidence behind these recommended modifications to practice and why it is important clinicians know about them.
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers – What’s New in Radiotherapy
Dr Chelsie O’Connor Radiation Oncologist; GenesisCare
Radiotherapy can be a safe and effective alternative to surgery, and is particularly useful for the elderly or where surgery might have a negative impact on function or cosmesis. It may be used as definitive treatment for low-risk cancers, as an adjuvant treatment for high-risk disease or alone for inoperable cases. This lecture will explain the types of RT, pros and cons in comparison to surgery, which kinds of cancer are suitable and provide some guidelines for GPs on when to refer patients for consideration of radiotherapy.
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Tuesday 8 June
7:00pm – 9:00pm AEST (NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT, QLD)
6:30pm – 8:30pm ACDT (SA, NT)
5:00pm – 7:00pm AWST (WA)