11 December 2020

Coming up: Preventing Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Residential Aged Care

Aged Care Clinical Communicable Disease Immunology Webinars

One of the many lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic has been just how vulnerable our elderly population is to infectious diseases, especially those elderly in living aged care facilities.

Raina MacIntyre, Professor of Global Biosecurity at the Kirby Institute in Sydney, is a leading expert on immunisation and, in this talk, outlines the range of vaccinations currently available for older Australians, both those that are free and those which cost. In addition, she takes us through the risk versus benefit analysis for each of the available vaccines, including those that involve cost to the patient, which provides a valuable framework for conversations that GPs are likely to have with their elderly patients or their carers.

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RACGP: 4 CPD activity points

ACRRM: 2 hours under the Educational Activities Category

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 Topics include:

  • Reducing the Risk of Food Allergy in Children – Latest Evidence and Guidelines – Dr Marnie Robinson
    Learn about the risk factors for food allergy and prevailing theories for the cause, as well as landmark studies that have changed guidelines around the world including Australian guidelines (ASCIA) about early introduction of food allergens in babies to reduce the risk of developing food allergies.
  • Cosmetic Dermatology – Dr Ritu Gupta
    Take the lead for your patients. Educate yourself about the latest, safe and effective treatments performed by specialist dermatologists so that you can make the appropriate judgement and recommendations to your patients. Save your patients from being treated by non-specialist, walk-in cosmetic clinics. Understand how far laser and energy-based devices have come and how an experienced operator can treat significant scarring in even darker skin types, treat rosacea, treat pigmentation and photo ageing and wrinkling WITHOUT the need for weeks of down time, plastic surgery or the need to take a second mortgage.
  • Understanding Breast Pathology Reports – Dr Cindy Mak
    Dr Mak will describe the differences between fine needle aspiration and core biopsy. Dr Mak will also provide guidance on what to lookout for when reading the FNA report, the core biopsy report and the excision histopathology report and how to explain a cancer biopsy result to your patients.
  • Preventing Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Residential Aged Care – Prof Raina MacIntyre
    The COVID pandemic has demonstrated to us that the elderly in aged care institutions are particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks. Many of these diseases can be prevented with immunisations commonly available, some of which are funded but several are not. It’s important to help patients, carers and families weigh up the costs vs the potential benefits when making decisions about which immunisations to have and when, in order to protect the elderly who are in residential care.

This Webcast is proudly supported by Nestle HealthScience, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and GSK

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Date: 

15 December

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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