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Healthed Webcast – 8th June 2021


Jun, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST

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Topics & Speaker

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers – What's New in Radiotherapy

Dr Chelsie O’Connor

Radiation Oncologist; GenesisCare

Dr Chelsie O'Connor is a radiation oncologist at GenesisCare and treats patients with skin and head and neck cancers as well as haematological malignancies. She is experienced in novel radiotherapy techniques for skin cancer and her research interests are in investigating lymphoedema in patients with skin and head and neck cancers. She has an interest in medical innovations and health technology and is an alumni of the Medical Devices Commercialisation Training Programme through Cicada Innovations.
Topic summary
Radiotherapy can be a safe and effective alternative to surgery, and is particularly useful for the elderly or where surgery might have a negative impact on function or cosmesis. It may be used as definitive treatment for low-risk cancers, as an adjuvant treatment for high-risk disease or alone for inoperable cases. This lecture will explain the types of RT, pros and cons in comparison to surgery, which kinds of cancer are suitable and provide some guidelines for GPs on when to refer patients for consideration of radiotherapy.

Clinical Features of Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome

Prof Huyen Tran

Haematologist; Head, Haemostasis Thrombosis Unit, The Alfred Health, Melbourne

Professor Tran was previously the Head of Laboratory Haematology at Monash Medical Centre. He was recently appointed as Head of Haemostasis & Thrombosis Unit and Director of the Haemophilia Centre, at The Alfred Hospital, and elected as President of the ASTH. He has an interest in medical education and currently oversees the Written Examination, Haematology Section for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Topic Summary
Reports of the rare but dangerous AZ Covid vaccine side-effect, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) have got many Australians worried, understandably. In this talk, haematologist, Professor Huyen Tran will bring clinicians up to speed on the important features of this side-effect - where and when these clots occur, the symptoms they produce, when and how these patients should be investigated and how these patients are best managed. Get the answers to the most frequent questions your patients are asking.

Implementing the New Depression Management Guidelines

Prof Malcolm Hopwood

Psychiatrist and President of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Prof Hopwood is the Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne; based at the Albert Road Clinic (ARC) in Melbourne. At the ARC, he is the Director of the Professorial Psychiatry Unit which specialises in the assessment and treatment of complex mood and anxiety disorders. His research areas of interest include psychopharmacology and clinical aspects of mood and anxiety disorders. He has also led research into psychiatric aspects of ABI and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
Topic summary
Depression is one of the commonest conditions managed in primary care. New guidelines have implications for the management of this very common illness. In this talk , one of Australia's leading psychiatrists, Professor Malcolm Hopwood updates clinicians on what the latest changes are and how they might change the practice for doctors managing depression. In addition, he explains the evidence behind these recommended modifications to practice and why it is important clinicians know about them.

Acute Lower Back Pain - Guidelines vs Real World – Joyce McSwan

Joyce McSwan

Pharmacist; Clinical Director, Gold Coast Primary Health Network - Persistent Pain Program

Joyce is a multi-award winning clinical consultant pharmacist and educator within the field of pain management. She is the Clinical Director of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network ‘Turning Pain into Gain’ program and Australia Pain Society QLD Director. Her contributions in the field of persistent pain has been recognised through awards and collaborative industry partnerships with Griffith University, Bond University, Pain Australia, Australian Pain Society, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pain Management Research Institute. Her research interest lies in innovative health pathway design and piloting and implementing models of care within the primary care setting utilising mixed funding models to optimise pain management and chronic disease management.
Topic Summary
LBP is one of the leading causes of diminished quality of life and disability worldwide. In primary healthcare, it is one of the most common presenting ailments. Keeping up to date with the guideline changes and proposed models of care will provide currency of practice for best outcomes. Early management of acute low back pain will limit its progression to chronicity. This session will provide an update of the current evidence based practice in the management of acute low back pain.

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