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Hot Topics Webcast


Jul, 2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST

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Topics & Speaker

Managing Borderline Personality Disorder in Primary Care

Prof Gordon Parker AO

Scientia Professor, School of Psychiatry, UNSW

Professor Gordon Parker AO is one of Australia’s foremost Psychiatrists. He is currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and was Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute from 2002-2011. He was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals.Professor Parker’s research has focussed on modeling psychiatric conditions (depressive, bipolar and personality disorders) and examining causes, mechanisms and treatments for mood disorders.Professor Parker is the Clinic’s Peer Review Consultant. During Peer Reviews our team of clinicians have the opportunity to present patients to Professor Parker with a view to reaching a “consensus” as to the most appropriate diagnosis / treatment. Professor Parker does not see patients individually at the clinic.
Topic summary
Prof Parker will describe the key features of borderline personality disorder and explain how it is best differentiated from the bipolar disorders. Several clinical vignettes will be provided to illustrate best practice management principles followed by candid advice on how more effectively to deal with tricky and sensitive scenarios that GPs often find themselves in when dealing with this condition (and hence reduce the risk of being required to have a conversation with the Medical Board).

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.

Meningococcal Disease Update

Prof Robert Booy

Infectious Diseases Specialist and Paediatrician; Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney Clinical School, Children's Hospital at Westmead

Prof Robert Booy is a Infectious Diseases Specialist and Paediatrician and Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney clinical School, Children's Hospital at Westmead. From 2005-2019, he was the Head of Clinical Research at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) at Westmead, NSW.
Topic summary
Meningococcal disease is a diagnosis that every clinician must keep at the back of their mind when assessing those who may have an infectious disease. This presentation includes recent changes to the National Immunisation Program to include Men B vaccination for some high risk groups.

IV Iron in General Practice – A Practical Guide

Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya

General Practitioner, Belgravia Medical Centre, Perth

Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya is the principal of a small independent general practice in the Perth metropolitan area for the last 20 years. As a past Director of Research for the RACGP in WA, he has contributed to guideline initiatives including those for chronic disease self management and preventive activities in general practice. More recent initiatives have included the development of a community based iron infusion facility in collaboration with a Medicare Local and a related educational activity for primary care health professionals.
Topic summary
When oral supplementation fails to correct iron deficiency, intravenous iron is the best option. This is now easy to do in the GP practice setting often with excellent results, making it a very satisfying condition to treat. Pradeep is a leading expert on the topic. He will outline when and how to use IV iron in GP with useful practical advice and up-to-date knowledge that makes this lecture essential for all GPs.

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