Update your knowledge on the latest evidence and advice related to COVID-19.
As vaccination rates around Australia peak, and the country begins to open up, what will be the new challenges as far as this pandemic goes? The face of COVID is changing and all primary health providers need to ensure they continue to be up-to-date and well-informed.
In this presentation on 23 November, Medical Virologist and Infectious Diseases Physician, Prof Dominic Dwyer will bring the latest information with regard to what health professionals need to know.
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The Latest Covid Update
Prof Dominic Dwyer – Medical Virologist and Infectious Diseases Physician; Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Sydney
As vaccination rates around Australia peak, and the country begins to open up, what will be the new challenges as far as this pandemic goes? In this presentation, Prof Dominic Dwyer will bring the latest information with regard to what health professionals need to know. The face of Covid is changing and all primary health providers need to ensure they continue to be up-to-date and well-informed.
Sleep and Depression
Dr Chris Blackwell – Psychiatrist; The Woolcock Institute, Sydney
Are sleep problems a trigger or a consequence of depression? And does treating one help the other or should they be treated as two separate conditions? These are just some of the questions psychiatrist and sleep expert Dr Chris Blackwell addresses, as he presents the latest evidence on the interplay between these two conditions and outlines a practical approach to their assessment and management.
Management of Difficult-to-Treat Asthma
A/Prof Christopher Worsnop – Respiratory and Sleep Physician; Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne
It is not an uncommon scenario. The asthma patient presents, still complaining of shortness of breath, wheeze or cough despite having been prescribed the textbook asthma treatments. In his talk, respiratory physician, A/Prof Worsnop outlines a very practical approach for doctors faced with this challenge, which includes checking for real-world causes for treatment failure such as poor inhaler technique and incorrect diagnosis as well as the best evidence-based options for intensifying treatment. Definitely valuable for all health professionals working in primary care.
Update on Allergic Rhinitis
Dr Jessica Tattersall – Allergist and Medical Rhinologist, Sydney Allergy Clinic
Chronic allergic rhinitis is a common condition that can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life. And yet treating it can be a challenge, especially considering the wide variety of treatment options that are out there, including over-the-counter remedies. In this webcast, Sydney allergist, Dr Jessica Tattersall presents the latest evidence and understanding about allergic rhinitis and provides a framework on how best to assess, investigate and manage this often very miserable condition.
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Tuesday 23 November
7:00pm – 9:00pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT, QLD)
6pm – 8pm AEST (QLD)
6:30pm – 8:30pm ACDT (SA)
5:30pm – 7:30pm ACST (NT)
4pm – 6pm AWST (WA)