8 April 2021

Coming up: Oral cavity cancer

Cancer Clinical

Cancers of the oral cavity are becoming increasingly common, despite the falling prevalence of smoking, traditionally the most recognised risk factor for this type of cancer.

It seems that HPV might be the culprit behind the increase in numbers, which has implications for the prevention, treatment and prognosis of cancer of the oral cavity. 

Sydney Head and Neck Surgeon, Associate Professor Carsten Palme will, in this presentation on 13 April, outline the latest developments with regard to this cancer and, importantly, provide practical tips on how it can be recognised and diagnosed early which, as with most cancers, can make all the difference in terms of survival.   


Attendees will be eligible for:

RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

ACRRM: 2 hours under the educational activities category

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Topics include:

AZ Vaccine Update – Safety and Other Developments

A/Prof Nicholas Wood Deputy Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

As the information about clots and other risks develop, there are new guidelines, indications, and patient information that immunisers need to get up to speed on. The situation is very fluid and this lecture is the latest authoritative update available on this and other related issues.

Oral Cavity Cancer

Clinical A/Prof Carsten Palme Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon; Associate Professor, University of Sydney; Director, Head Neck Surgery, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Oral cancer rates are climbing steadily, they are of the most common cancers in the world. The majority are linked to reversible risk factors and many, if discovered and referred earlier, can be better treated. The proportion associated with HPV also seems to be growing!

Safe Sleep & Settling – The Latest, Including the Triple Risk Theory

Cindy Davenport Registered Nurse; Registered Midwife; Clinical Director, Ternity Group, Safe Sleep Space, Sleep Smart

Research shows that safe sleeping practices are more often followed when parents and caregivers receive consistent and evidence-based information and resources from GP’s and other health professionals. Join us to understand SUDI (Sudden and Unexpected Death in Infancy); the Triple Risk Factor and the latest to assist parents to understand the risks and how to sleep their infant safely.

Contraception – Future Directions

Dr Terri Foran Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW 

Dr Foran will explore current trends, recent changes and upcoming developments in contraception, including how to properly advise patients about long acting reversible contraception, new depot injections, new vaginal rings, new IUDs such as “frameless” and indomethacin-containing IUDs. New forms of oral contraceptive pill will also be covered such as those containing estetrol/drospirenone, as well as progeogen-only.

Allergic and Systemic Skin Disease

Clinical A/Prof Kurt Gebauer Dermatologist; Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia; Director, Fremantle Dermatology

Allergic reactions are a common problem encountered in general practice, often without an obvious cause but nevertheless with a patient both worried and in significant discomfort. Prof Gebauer provides a systematic approach to assessing and managing this common presentation with extensive slides and a lot of practical, useful clinical practice tips.

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Tuesday 13 April


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

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