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Healthed Webcast


Mar, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT

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Topics & Speaker

Reducing the Risk of Food Allergy in Children – Latest Evidence and Guidelines

Dr Marnie Robinson

Allergist and Immunologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, VIC

Dr Robinson has worked as a specialist at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children’s Hospital since 2008. She has had an active role in training and mentoring nursing staff, paediatric trainees and general paediatricians. She is also a lecturer and examiner for the University of Melbourne. She holds an honorary research fellow position at the Murdoch Research Institute and has been involved in a number of major allergy studies including the HealthNuts Study and the Probiotics Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Trial (PPOIT). She is also a co-author of the Allergy section of the Australian Asthma Handbook, which forms Australia’s national guidelines for asthma management. Marnie takes a holistic approach to the management of allergic diseases and is passionate about ensuring her patients receive excellent care. Marnie’s areas of interests include: food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), eczema, insect and drug allergy, immunotherapy and primary immune deficiency
Topic Summary
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.

Cardiovascular Events Triggered by Influenza

Prof Andrew Sindone

Cardiologist; Director of the Heart Failure Unit and Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Concord Hospital; Head, Department of Cardiology, Ryde Hospital

A practicing cardiologist with private practice in Ryde and Westmead and the Director of the Heart Failure Unit and Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Concord Hospital and Head of Department of Cardiology at Ryde Hospital. He has a long history of cardiovascular research having presented over one hundred research papers both nationally and internationally. He has been principal investigator in more than thirty-five international multi-centre research trials and is an advisor to the NSW Ministry of Health, as well as being co-author of the Australian Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Heart Failure.
Topic Summary
Influenza has been identified as a trigger for an elevated risk of myocardial infarction (6-10x), stroke (3-8x) and HF hospitalization (5% increase) within 1 week of influenza-like illness. Plausible biological mechanisms for this association are now emerging. Influenza vaccination may prevent cardiovascular events. This has considerable clinical and health policy importance given the profound underuse of vaccination and the potential impact which influenza vaccination may have on high-risk patients.

An Update on the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

A/Prof Michael d’Emden

Endocrinologist; Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

A/Prof d’Emden is the Director of Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Michael was involved in the development of the Electronic Health Record used by Qld Health and the development of Australian Insulin In-patient management chart.
Topic Summary
What’s new in T2D therapy? A/Prof d'Emden will provide a timely update on the latest developments including continuous glycaemic monitoring, selecting which drug to add on after metformin, whether or not non-insulin injectables should be used earlier, how best to judge who should receive SGLTs and DPP-IVs and whether or not there is still a place for sulphonylureas.

Management of Mild to Moderate Fever in Children – An Update on Current Best Practice

Dr Michaela Murray

Paediatrician; Children's Private Medical Group, Epworth Richmond, Blackburn Specialist Centre in Melbourne; VMO; Mitcham Private Hospital

Dr Murray is a paediatrician at Children's Private Medical Group, Epworth Richmond (Lennox St consulting suites) and Blackburn Specialist Centre in Melbourne. Michaela is also a VMO at Mitcham Private Hospital.
Topic Summary
Management of the febrile child is a common problem. This lecture will provide an update on the “best practice” approach to reduce fever, rational and safe use of antipyretics, practical hydration strategies, common sources of infection to examine for, red flags and when to refer for further and urgent assessment.

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