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Feb, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT

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Topics & Speaker

Functional Gut Disease in Infants – Colic, Constipation, Reflux

Dr Rupert Hinds

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Monash Children's Hospital; Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Dr Rupert Hinds commenced working as Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Monash Medical Centre in March 2009. Prior to this he had worked in the United Kingdom as a consultant at King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital in London from November 2004. He manages children and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems and his clinical and research interests include nutrition, hepatology and inflammatory bowel disease. He is now head of the department of gastroenterology at Monash Children’s Hospital as well as Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics at Monash University.
Topic Summary
Functional gut disorders are very common in infancy. They are generally self-limiting and rarely represent an underlying pathological diagnosis. Nonetheless, they have a significant impact on parents/carers as well as being a common reason for interactions with health care professionals. A thorough history and examination is required to ensure there are no red flags. Parental education/reassurance and nutritional advice are the main management strategies.

Influenza Vaccination in 2021: What Do We Need to Know About Flucelvax Quad?

A/Prof John Litt AM

Public Health Physician; Associate Professor in the Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University

A/Prof John Litt is a public health physician and has been the Associate Professor in the Discipline of General Practice at Flinders University. His teaching activities focussed on coordinating the teaching of general practice and arranging placement for medical students in the Flinders University Medical Course. His major clinical and research interests are in prevention and its implementation He has over 100 refereed publications (journal articles, book and book chapters) including co authorship of the Australian General Practice Smoking Cessation Guidelines and its updates and the RACGP prevention guidelines.
Topic Summary
A/Prof John Litt AM will firstly go through the factors that contribute to lower influenza vaccine effectiveness. John will then describe the manufacturing process of two influenza vaccines – cell vs egg, and outline the possible advantages of the cell culture influenza vaccine. Current data on influenza vaccine effectiveness and flu vaccination in the age of COVID-19 will also be covered.

Bariatric Surgery – Options, Outcomes, Risks, and Post-Op Needs

A/Prof Gary Kilov

General Practitioner; Founding Member, The RACGP Diabetes Specific Interest Group; Co-founder, The Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia

Clinical Associate professor Gary Kilov (University of Melbourne) is a founding member of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Diabetes specific interest group and the primary care diabetes society of Australia (PCDSA). He is a contributor to the RACGP diabetes handbook (2012-20). He is a member of several NDSS (National Diabetes Supply Scheme) Expert Reference Groups and past editor in chief of the PCDSA journal. Associate Professor Kilov shares his time between Launceston treating the full spectrum of patients with diabetes and obesity related conditions and providing peer to peer and medical undergraduate education on diabetes and related conditions. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education both within Australia and internationally. He is widely published in peer reviewed journals on topics covering diabetes, obesity and respiratory medicine.
Topic Summary
Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment option for the patient with significant obesity. The GP plays an integral role in the shared care long term management of the bariatric patient. This lecture will describe the most commonly used bariatric-metabolic surgical procedures, their mechanism of action, patient selection, weight loss and health outcomes including diabetes, managing acute and long term complications, and involvement of the integrated health team including the GP to optimise long term outcome.

National Cervical Screening Program – An Update on Recent Changes

Prof Deborah Bateson

Medical Director, Family Planning NSW; Professor, The Daffodil Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

Deborah Bateson is Professor of Practice at The Daffodil Centre in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney, and formerly Medical Director at Family Planning NSW. Deborah has worked as a clinician, researcher and educator in sexual and reproductive health for around 20 years with a focus on equitable access to evidence-based contraception, safe abortion care and cervical screening services nationally and internationally. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health of the Royal College of Obstetricians, a board member of the International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals (FIAPAC) and a recipient of the RANZCOG Excellence in Women’s Health Award. Deborah is co-author of the Therapeutic Guidelines on contraception and medical abortion and provides frequent commentary on a wide range of women’s health issues to the media. She is Chair of National Cervical Screening Program Self-Collection Implementation Committee, Deputy Chair of the Quality and Safety Monitoring Committee and member of the Clinical Expert Panel. Deborah is also a co-author of the Cervical Screening Guidelines, including the recent updates to the self-collection pathways.
Topic Summary
On February 1st 2021, the intermediate risk pathway for patients with a HPV (not 16/18) +ve cervical screening test result was changed based on new data collected from the National Cervical Screening Program. In order to support best-practice clinical care, this presentation will explain what the changes to the pathway are for patients at low risk and higher risk of underlying high grade abnormalities.

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