Topics and speakers in this free webcast:
Dr Jason Kaplan – Olive Oil, Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk
Olive oil is widely perceived as beneficial, primarily in association with the Mediterranean diet. Benefits of olive oil include positive effects on inflammation, endothelial function, hypertension, insulin sensitivity, and diabetes. A recent large study appears to confirm that there are specific benefits for lipid profile and cardiovascular risk. Jason will summarise the science and provide practical advice on how to implement in real life.
Professor Robert Booy – Meningococcal Disease Update
Meningococcal disease is a diagnosis that every clinician must keep at the back of their mind when assessing those who may have an infectious disease. This presentation includes recent changes to the National Immunisation Program to include meningococcal B vaccination for some high risk groups.
Dr Pradeep Jayasuriya – IV Iron in General Practice – A Practical Guide
When oral supplementation fails to correct iron deficiency, intravenous iron is the best option. This is now easy to do in the GP practice setting often with excellent results, making it a very satisfying condition to treat. Pradeep is a leading expert on the topic. He will outline when and how to use IV iron in GP with useful practical advice and up-to-date knowledge that makes this lecture essential for all GPs.
Professor Gordon Parker AO – Managing Borderline Personality Disorder in Primary Care
Professor Parker will describe the key features of borderline personality disorder and explain how it is best differentiated from the bipolar disorders. Several clinical vignettes will be provided to illustrate best practice management principles followed by candid advice on how more effectively to deal with tricky and sensitive scenarios that GPs often find themselves in when dealing with this condition (and hence reduce the risk of being required to have a conversation with the Medical Board).