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Hot Topics Webcast


Dec, 2020

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.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr Ritu Gupta

Specialist Dermatologist, Platinum Dermatology

Dr Ritu Gupta, fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists is a specialist dermatologist with an extensive skill set across cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology. Dr Gupta graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of Sydney in and went on to complete two years of training in emergency medicine before commencing dermatology training. Dr Gupta was awarded a PhD for ground-breaking research into Vitamin D and the skin. Her findings have served as a springboard for other researchers in Australia and abroad. Dr Gupta works in private practice at Platinum Dermatology, Ultimo and provides a wide range of services including laser skin resurfacing for acne scarring and ageing, ultrasound skin tightening, vaginal laser for menopausal symptoms and other skin rejuvenation therapies. Her areas of special interest include a holistic approach to the patient; she can detect and manage skin cancer, manage a patient’s medical problems and also address and manage their cosmetic concerns.
Topic Summary
Take the lead for your patients. Educate yourself about the latest, safe and effective treatments performed by specialist dermatologists so that you can make the appropriate judgement and recommendations to your patients. Save your patients from being treated by non-specialist, walk-in cosmetic clinics. Understand how far laser and energy-based devices have come and how an experienced operator can treat significant scarring in even darker skin types, treat rosacea, treat pigmentation and photo ageing and wrinkling WITHOUT the need for weeks of down time, plastic surgery or the need to take a second mortgage.

Understanding Breast Pathology Reports

Dr Cindy Mak

Director of Breast Services, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse; Breast Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Mater Hospital

Dr Cindy Mak is a breast cancer surgeon and the Director of Breast Services at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She completed her surgical training in Sydney and at the Edinburgh Breast Unit. Cindy is the current chair of the Oncoplastic Subcommittee of BreastSurgANZ, the national society for breast surgeons.
Topic Summary
Dr Mak will describe the differences between fine needle aspiration and core biopsy. Dr Mak will also provide guidance on what to lookout for when reading the FNA report, the core biopsy report and the excision histopathology report and how to explain a cancer biopsy result to your patients.

Preventing Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Residential Aged Care

Prof Raina MacIntyre

Infectious Disease Physician; Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Head, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW

Professor Raina MacIntyre (MBBS Hons 1, FRACP, FAFPHM, M App Epid, PhD) is NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Global Biosecurity. She heads the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, which conducts research in epidemiology, vaccinology, bioterrorism prevention, mathematical modelling, genetic epidemiology, public health and clinical trials in infectious diseases. Her research is underpinned by her clinical training, vaccine program experience and extensive field outbreak investigation experience.
Topic Summary
The COVID pandemic has demonstrated to us that the elderly in aged care institutions are particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks. Many of these diseases can be prevented with immunisations commonly available, some of which are funded but several are not. It’s important to help patients, carers and families weigh up the costs vs the potential benefits when making decisions about which immunisations to have and when, in order to protect the elderly who are in residential care.

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