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Hot Topics Webcast


Jul, 2020

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | AEST

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Topics & Speaker

Why and How You Should Use Body Identical MHT

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.
Topic summary
The key finding from WHI was that MHT using synthetic progestins is associated with adverse health outcomes compared to estrogen alone. Body identical, TGA approved, MHT offers transdermal or oral estradiol in combination with oral micronized progesterone to provide proven benefits and maximum safety for menopausal women.

Major Depressive Disorder: Common Questions

Dr Jon-Paul Khoo

Psychiatrist, Toowong Specialist Clinic

Dr Jon-Paul is a Psychiatrist in full-time private practice and is the co-owner and Director of the Toowong Specialist Clinic in Brisbane - a large, purpose-built, metropolitan psychiatric practice including a research facility, a novel advanced training program in private practice psychiatry and 20 consulting psychiatrists. His professional interests include mood disorders, the management of complex mood disorders, psychopharmacology, phenomenology, psychiatric epidemiology, public health and teaching.
Topic summary
This brief presentation will first consider antidepressant efficacy, before focusing on antidepressant options and comparative effectiveness, optimising outcome by minimising "pseudo-resistance" and finishing with evidence-based strategies when first-line antidepressant therapy fails. 

Prostate Cancer: Which Therapeutic Option for Which Patient

Dr Nariman Ahmadi

Urologist and Urological Cancer Surgeon; Chris O’Brien Lifehouse; The Mater; Strathfield Private; St George Private

Dr Ahmadi is an Urologists and Urological Cancer Surgeon and one of the few Australian urologists with a fellowship degree in Advanced Robotic Urological Oncology. During his overseas fellowship, Dr Ahmadi gained expertise in complex minimally invasive urological procedures in cancer and reconstructive urological surgeries.
Topic summary
Screening and early detection of prostate cancer has changed significantly over the past several years with important implications for patient care. There are also now more treatment options for patients, especially for early stage prostate cancer. So there is now more confusion than ever about what kind of screening and management is considered best practice. Dr Narriman will explain recent developments and how best to interpret for primary care.

VLCD's, Weight Loss and Fertility

Melanie McGrice

Fertility and Prenatal Dietitian; Founder of Nutrition Plus

Melanie McGrice is a fertility and prenatal dietitian. She is the founder of Nutrition Plus which runs dietitian-led workshops for couples trying to conceive, pregnant mums and introducing solids. She runs the ‘Nourish with Melanie’ YouTube channel and is an ambassador for Compassion’s ‘Mum’s and Bub’s Nutrition Clinics’ with the Nutrition Plus team sponsoring one in Tanzania.
Topic summary
It is well accepted that weight loss can assist fertility in men and women who are overweight or obese. In this presentation, leading Fertility and Prenatal Dietitian, Melanie McGrice, discusses the indications and contraindications for the use of Very Low Energy Diets for clients who are trying to conceive.

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