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Healthed Webcast – 13th April 2021


Apr, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST

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Topics & Speaker

AZ Vaccine Update – Safety and Other Developments

A/Prof Nicholas Wood

Staff Specialist General Paediatrician; Associate Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

A/Prof Wood is a staff specialist general paediatrician and Associate Professor and Sub-Dean (Postgraduate Research) in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney. He is also the Associate Ddirector at National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. He holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. He leads the NSW Immunisation Specialist Service and coordinates the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. He is interested in maternal and neonatal immunisation, as well as research into vaccine safety and the genetics of adverse events.
Topic Summary
As the information about clots and other risks develop, there are new guidelines, indications, and patient information that immunisers need to get up to speed on. The situation is very fluid and this lecture is the latest authoritative update available on this and other related issues.

Allergic and Systemic Skin Disease

Clinical A/Prof Kurt Gebauer

Dermatologist; Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia; Director, Fremantle Dermatology

A/Prof Kurt Gebauer is a dermatologist and Director of Fremantle Dermatology as well as Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He has contributed to over 40 clinical trials, authored over 40 journal articles and is an invited International Guest Speaker at various meetings and conventions.
Topic Summary
Allergic reactions are a common problem encountered in general practice, often without an obvious cause but nevertheless with a patient both worried and in significant discomfort. Prof Gebauer provides a systematic approach to assessing and managing this common presentation with extensive slides and a lot of practical, useful clinical practice tips.

Contraception – Future Directions

Dr Terri Foran

Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW

Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician and has a special interest in contraception, menopause issues and the management of sexually transmitted infections. She was previously the Medical Director of Family Planning NSW and is now in clinical practice in Darlinghurst. She is also engaged in both clinical and research work at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney. Dr Foran holds the position of Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health. She coordinates Phase 2 of their undergraduate Women’s Health program as well as supervising a number of modules in the Masters of Reproductive Medicine and Masters of Women’s Health Medicine Programs offered by UNSW.
Topic Summary
Dr Foran will explore current trends, recent changes and upcoming developments in contraception, including how to properly advise patients about long acting reversible contraception, new depot injections, new vaginal rings, new IUDs such as “frameless” and indomethacin-containing IUDs. New forms of oral contraceptive pill will also be covered such as those containing estetrol/drospirenone, as well as progeogen-only.

Safe Sleep & Settling – The Latest, Including the Triple Risk Theory

Cindy Davenport

Child & Family Health Nurse, Midwife and Lactation Consultant; Co-Director of Sleep Smart; Registered midwife, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC)

Cindy is a registered nurse and midwife, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC) and maternal and child health nurse. She is the Clinical Director of Ternity Group and Co-Director of Sleep Smart and oversees the consultant team at Safe Sleep Space. Cindy is passionate about the health and wellbeing of families and offers a response-based approach to help babies and children with sleep problems.
Topic Summary
Research shows that safe sleeping practices are more often followed when parents and caregivers receive consistent and evidence-based information and resources from GP’s and other health professionals. Join us to understand SUDI (Sudden and Unexpected Death in Infancy); the Triple Risk Factor and the latest to assist parents to understand the risks and how to sleep their infant safely.

Oral Cavity Cancer

Clinical A/Prof Carsten Palme

Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgeon; Associate Professor, University of Sydney; Director, Head Neck Surgery, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Clinical A/Prof Palme is an Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon and is the Director of Head Neck Surgery at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse. Carsten is active in clinical research and has authored a number of peer reviewed publications and book chapters.
Topic Summary
Oral cancer rates are climbing steadily, they are of the most common cancers in the world. The majority are linked to reversible risk factors and many, if discovered and referred earlier, can be better treated. The proportion associated with HPV also seems to be growing!

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