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Anaphylaxis in infants and young children

Anaphylaxis in infants and young children

December 12, 2019

The emerging problem and challenge of recognising anaphylaxis in infants and young children under the age of five is the topic of this podcast lecture by Dr Preeti Joshi, paediatric allergy and immunology specialist and member of Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia’s medical advisory board.

Safe and Responsible Use of Traditional Opioids in GP

Safe and Responsible Use of Traditional Opioids in GP

December 10, 2019

Opioid analgesics continue to have an important role in the management of non-cancer chronic pain, however “the US opioid crisis” has shown us that it must be done more carefully, with full awareness of both the benefits and risks. Prof Milton Cohen, Rheumatologist and Pain Specialist, St Vincent’s Hospital, is one of Australia’s leading pain management experts, and in this talk he will describe a practical framework for GPs to use when considering the use of traditional opioids and subsequent initiation, monitoring and communication with the patient on the treatment journey. 

Shifting Paradigms in Prevention and Management of Heart Failure

Shifting Paradigms in Prevention and Management of Heart Failure

December 10, 2019

A/Prof John Atherton, Director of Cardiology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, describes major new developments regarding the role of SGLTs in the prevention and management of heart failure in this podcast, findings that relate both to patients with and without T2D. He will describe the significance of the recently reported DAPA HF findings and their practical relevance to frontline health professionals. 

Management of Snake Bite

Management of Snake Bite

December 10, 2019

In this podcast, A/Prof Bill Nimo, Emergency Specialist and Deputy Director, The Epworth Hospital Richmond Emergency Department, provides an overview of snake bite in Australia and current first aid and hospital management. He also touches on some current issues such as the appropriate type and number of vials of antivenom one should give, and when it's safe to keep and when should you transfer. 

Melanoma – an update on practical management and new treatments

Melanoma – an update on practical management and new treatments

November 28, 2019

In this week's podcast, Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney, Prof John Thompson talks to GP and RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon about the latest guidelines on melanoma management, the implications of recent research findings, and the impact of new, more targeted treatments. 

Major Changes in the Prevention of Heart Failure

Major Changes in the Prevention of Heart Failure

November 26, 2019

Prof Andrew Sindone, Director of the Heart Failure Unit and Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Concord Hospital, will discuss the causes and management of heart failure with a focus on major new developments regarding the role of SGLTs in the prevention and management of heart failure in patients with and without T2D. He will also describe the significance of the recently reported DAPA HF findings and their practical relevance in this podcast lecture.

Travel Medicine Update - Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis and Diarrhoea

Travel Medicine Update - Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis and Diarrhoea

November 26, 2019

Dr Bernard Hudson, Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician, will cover major updates on the prevention of malaria, Japanese encephalitis, traveller’s diarrhoea and other recent developments in travel medicine, in this podcast lecture. 

Managing Eczema - Practical Advice for GPs

Managing Eczema - Practical Advice for GPs

November 26, 2019

In this podcast lecture, Dr Anne Halbert, Consultant Dermatologist at Princess Margaret Hospital, will provide practical advice on the prevention and management of atopic dermatitis in babies and children. The risks and benefits of topical corticosteroids and calcineurin receptor antagonists will be covered in detail, along with ways in which to maximise benefit.

Where are we at with Menopause Management?

Where are we at with Menopause Management?

November 26, 2019

Most women will experience symptoms as they pass through the menopause transition. In this podcast lecture, Clinical Endocrinologist Prof Bronwyn Stuckey shares expert insights on the management of these symptoms with a focus on hormonal and non-hormonal treatments and the latest research.

Vitamin D in Pregnancy – Supplement or Not?

Vitamin D in Pregnancy – Supplement or Not?

November 14, 2019

In today’s podcast lecture, Prof Craig Munns, Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology at Westmead Children’s Hospital, will discuss the issue of nutritional rickets and the emerging idea of universal Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and early childhood.