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Healthed Webcast – 27th April 2021


Apr, 2021

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST

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Topics & Speaker

Pathways to Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Dr Cherry Koh

Colorectal Surgeon; Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Surgical Division in Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Dr Cherry Koh works jointly at the Department of Colorectal Surgery in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Surgical Division in Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Prior to commencing in 2012 at the Royal Prince Alfred hospital, she was completing her Colorectal Fellowship at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford, United Kingdom. Cherry has a wide clinical and academic interest. Clinically, she is interested in both minimally as well as maximally invasive surgery. Together with her colleagues, Cherry is organising the inaugural TAMIS (Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery) live surgery workshop in Lifehouse later this year which has been very well received.
Topic Summary
The management options for colorectal cancer, especially surgical options, have grown dramatically and it is often difficult to keep up with the techniques and new technology. This talk will bring GPs up to speed on many of these new developments so that they can help their patients understand and choose the management pathway and surgical option best for them.

Meningitis Prevention – Conversation Strategies

A/Prof Peter Richmond

Consultant Paediatric Immunologist & Paediatrician; Perth Children’s Hospital; Head of the Vaccine Trials Group, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases; Director of the Child Health Research Network, Child and Adolescent Health Service

Professor Peter Richmond is Head of the Vaccine Trials Group which sits in the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases. Professor Richmond is also a Consultant Paediatric Immunologist and Paediatrician at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), Head of the Department of Child Health Research, PCH and Director of the Child Health Research Network, Child and Adolescent Health Service. He also is the Head of Division of Paediatrics, School of Medicine at the University of Western Australia. Peter's major research interests are the evaluation of new vaccines designed to prevent bacterial and viral infections in the paediatric population and understanding protective immunity infectious disease in young children.
Topic Summary
Meningitis is a devastating disease and yet the risk is dramatically reduced with vaccinations. The challenge is to educate patients so they can make a realistic assessment of the cost-benefit equation. Also, for many patients, an additional challenge is to understand that unfunded vaccines are still important as well as how to manage finances to pay for them. Peter will provide practical advice on how to have these important conversations to ensure the best possible outcome.

COVID19 Vaccine Rollout – Latest 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.

Managing Schizophrenia in General Practice

Dr Aneuryn Rozea

Consultant Psychiatrist; Lower North Shore Community Mental Health Team; Northern Sydney Local Health District Eating Disorders Service

Topic Summary
Schizophrenia is a neuropsychiatric disorder that often co-occurs with other chronic conditions. It is a progressive disease. Rates of remission and recovery after a single episode are good (~80%), but rates decline with each subsequent episode. Maintaining adherence and optimizing symptom control improves physical health outcomes and this is where GPs have a very important role!

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