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Mar, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEDT

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Topics & Speaker

The AZ COVID Vaccine – A Practical Guide for Primary Care

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
This session will provide those health professionals with all the key practical, clinical information they need about the AZ vaccine that is soon to be rolled out through Australian GP clinics. Storage, drawing up, dosage, safety issues, observation period, post vaccine effects, adverse effect detection and reporting, patient education, timing of boosters, co-administration of other vaccines and many other practical issues.

Menopause Management Past, Present and Future – Expert Panel Facilitated by Dr Terri Foran

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.

Dr Sonia Davison

Endocrinologist; President, Australasian Menopause Society; Clinical Fellow, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health; Senior Postdoctoral Research; Fellow, the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University

Dr Sonia Davison is an Endocrinologist with a special interest in Women's Health. She is a Clinical Fellow at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and has an adjunct appointment at the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University and is also the current President of the Australasian Menopause Society.

Prof Rod Baber

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist; Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Northern Clinical School, The University of Sydney; Head of Menopause and Menstrual Disorders Clinic, Royal North Shore Hospital

Rod Baber is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Sydney and operates a specialist Gynaecology and Reproductive Endocrinology practice based on Sydney's lower north shore. He also heads the menopause and menstrual disorders clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital. Rod is a life member and Past President Australasian menopause Society as well as Past President International Menopause Society where he is also Honorary Life Member. Rod is Editor-in-Chief of Climacteric, the journal of The International Menopause Society and is Associate Editor of ANZ Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Rod sits on the committees as Chair Medical Advisory Committee North Shore Private Hospital, Chair Patient Care Review (QA) Committee North Shore Private Hospital and Chair Clinical Advisory Committee, Family Planning NSW.

Dr Sara Whitburn

GP and Medical Educator; Family Planning Victoria; Belmore Road Medical Centre

Sara works at Family Planning Victoria and Belmore Road Medical Centre. She holds a fellowship of the RACGP, a diploma from RANZCOG and a diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health care. She is interested in Women’s health across all ages but in her clinical work focuses on menopause, midlife health and vulval medicine.
Topic Summary
This presentation brings together a ‘brains-trust’ in the management of menopause who will take you through the management of menopause looking to the past, present and future.  The panel will attempt to provide a practical approach to treatment based on current available evidence but will also bring their own considerable personal and professional experience to the discussion.

Adult Vaccination – Updates, Developments & New Zoster Jap

Prof Tony Cunningham AO

Infectious Diseases Physician; Director, Centre for Virus Research at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Professor Anthony Cunningham AO, FAHMS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA is an infectious diseases physician, clinical virologist and scientist. He is Director, Centre for Virus Research at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR); Director, Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (ACH2); and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. Tony built up the NSW State Reference Laboratory in Virology in the mid-1980s before assuming directorship of WIMR in 1996. He was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2010 for ‘service to medicine, particularly in the field of viral research and through the development of leadership of medical and biomedical research’, and in 2015, was elected as an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Tony is the lead author of the ‘Vaccines for COVID-19’ paper, commissioned from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and is a longstanding consultant for Seqirus, Merck and GSK on vaccines in the ageing and for shingles and herpes. Since stepping down from the WIMR director role, he has continued his research on a NHMRC Senior Investigator Grant and become immersed in COVID-19 research, amongst other advisory positions including the NSW COVID Vaccines Committee.
Topic Summary
This session will look at practical steps that can be taken to improve vaccine access and uptake in older people, an update on upcoming changes to the schedule, examine when unfunded vaccines are still clinically important, preview the upcoming new and important zoster vaccine and explain how adult immunisations need to be timed in the midst of the Covid vaccine roll-out.

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