Tuesday 1 March 2022, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (AEDT)
COVID Update – A/Prof Nigel Crawford
Hear what's new in the ever-changing Covid landscape from one of Australia's leading experts. Make sure you are up-to-date on the latest information on the Covid pandemic. A/Prof Nigel Crawford, Chair of ATAGI will present the latest developments in terms of the illness and its prevention including information on boosters, the schools program and what is new in terms of COVID-19 treatment..
Update on Shingles Vaccination – Prof Tony Cunningham AO
A new shingles vaccination makes it more important than ever that health practitioners are across all the options available to help prevent this painful disorder. Shingles is now a common topic of conversation courtesy of a recent public awareness campaign. In this presentation, Prof Tony Cunningham will outline all the latest evidence and information in relation to shingles, including details of the most recently available vaccine for this condition- its risks, benefits, advantages and disadvantages.
Recognising and Managing DOAC Complications – Prof Andrew Sindone
Would you recognise a complication with a DOAC? Would you know how to manage it? Not sure? Then listen to this presentation. Managing patients on a DOAC has been a breeze compared to managing patients on warfarin. No more juggling INRs, diets and concurrent medications. But as we all know - there are no completely risk-free solutions in medicine. In this presentation, cardiologist Prof Andrew Sindone will provide insight and understanding into how to identify and assess complications of this very popular group of drugs, and, importantly, how adverse effects of DOACs can be best managed.
Bariatric Surgery Update - Which Option for Which Patient? – Prof John Dixon
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment option for the patient with significant obesity. GPs play an integral role in the shared care long term management of the bariatric patients. This lecture will describe the most commonly used bariatric-metabolic surgical procedures, their mechanism of action, patient selection, weight loss and health outcomes including diabetes, managing acute and long term complications, and involvement of the integrated health team including the GP to optimise long term outcome.