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Topics & Speaker

Early GI Cancer Detection – Red Flags and What to do About Them

A/Prof Payal Saxena

Interventional Endoscopist and Gastroenterologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Clinical Associate Professor Payal Saxena is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist and subspecialises in Interventional Endoscopy. A/Prof Saxena has special interest in pancreatic disease and is passionate about its ongoing research. A/Prof Saxena contributes to the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening Consortium and International Registry is an editorial reviewer for field publications such as Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Topic Summary
Dr Saxena will summarise the various red flag clinical features associated with the common GI cancers and explain how each should be monitored, investigated and where possible managed before major surgery is necessary. A very practically orientated talk for frontline clinicians.

Vitamin D in Pregnancy – Supplement or Not?

Prof Craig Munns

Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology, and Clinical Program Director for the Division of Diagnostic Services,Westmead Children’s Hospital

Topic Summary
Vitamin D is important for both maternal and child health. Maternal vitamin D deficiency is the major risk factor for neonatal vitamin D deficiency and nutritional rickets. Nutritional ricks is a preventable disorder that is associated with significant childhood morbidity and mortality. Primary health care physicians are in the unique position to lead in the prevention of nutritional rickets. Vitamin D, nutritional rickets, treatment and prevention will be highlighted

Olive Oil, Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk

Dr Jason Kaplan

Specialist Cardiologist and Physician; Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine, Macquarie University

Dr Jason Kaplan is a specialist adult cardiologist and physician and is also an accredited specialist in Cardiac CT.

Dr Kaplan is currently a senior clinical lecturer in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University is also a Visiting Medical Officer at the Macquarie University Teaching Hospital, The Mater and St Vincent’s Private.

He performs transoesophageal echocardiography, pharmacological stress (dobutamine) echocardiography and has brought the use of contrast echo and strain imaging to Macquarie University Hospital.

Dr Kaplan has been a part of the team bringing minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery to Macquarie University providing 3D echocardiography services to peri-operative patients and is part of the Structural Heart Disease team at Macquarie University assessing patients prior to minimally invasive cardiac procedures.

Dr Kaplan is also a proponent of Integrative Cardiology incorporating principles of cardiovascular, nutritional, functional and Mind – Body Medicine in the care of his patients.

Dr Kaplan also has a strong interest in Sports Cardiology – an emerging subspecialty within cardiology providing cardiac care to elite athletes and exercising individuals.

Topic Summary
Olive oil is widely perceived as beneficial, primarily in association with the Mediterranean diet. Benefits of olive oil include positive effects on inflammation, endothelial function, hypertension, insulin sensitivity and diabetes. A recent large study appears to confirm that there are specific benefits for lipid profile and cardiovascular risk. Jason will summarise the science and provide practical advice on how to implement in real life.

Preconception, Pregnancy and Postnatal Iron Deficiency – Why Earlier Detection and Management is Important

Dr Renee Eslick

Haematologist and Obstetric Physician; Director of Physician Education, Liverpool Hospital

Dr Renee Eslick is a clinical and laboratory haematologist in Western Sydney and has a special interest in obstetric haematology which she has completed an international fellowship in this area. She is a founding member of the Haematology in Obstetrics and Women’s Health Collaborative and has an active research interest in thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. She is also passionate about teaching, and is the Director of Physician Education at Liverpool Hospital.

Topic Summary
The recommended daily intake for iron in pregnancy is 27mg. Routine oral iron supplementation is not recommended in pregnancy. Intravenous iron improves haematological parameters compared with oral iron; but the evidence of other maternal or neonatal benefits is less certain. Optimisation of iron stores is particularly important for women with an increased risk of blood loss, or those unable to be transfused.