Cardiovascular Events Triggered by Influenza, Food Allergy in Children, Management of Type 2 Diabetes, and Fever in Children

2021tue02mar6:00 pmtue8:00 pmCardiovascular Events Triggered by Influenza, Food Allergy in Children, Management of Type 2 Diabetes, and Fever in ChildrenFree

Event Details

  • Management of Mild to Moderate Fever in Children – An Update on Current Best Practice – Dr Michaela Murray
    Management of the febrile child is a common problem. This lecture will provide an update on the “best practice” approach to reduce fever, rational and safe use of antipyretics, practical hydration strategies, common sources of infection to examine for, red flags and when to refer for further and urgent assessment.
  • Cardiovascular Events Triggered by Influenza – Prof Andrew Sindone
    Influenza has been identified as a trigger for an elevated risk of myocardial infarction (6-10x), stroke (3-8x) and HF hospitalization (5% increase) within 1 week of influenza-like illness. Plausible biological mechanisms for this association are now emerging. Influenza vaccination may prevent cardiovascular events. This has considerable clinical and health policy importance given the profound underuse of vaccination and the potential impact which influenza vaccination may have on high-risk patients.
  • Reducing the Risk of Food Allergy in Children – Latest Evidence and Guidelines – Dr Marnie Robinson
    Learn about the risk factors for food allergy and prevailing theories for the cause, as well as landmark studies that have changed guidelines around the world including Australian guidelines  (ASCIA) about early introduction of food allergens in babies to reduce the risk of developing food allergies.
  • An Update on the Management of Type 2 Diabetes – A/Prof Michael d’Emden
    What’s new in T2D therapy? Prof Demden will provide a timely update on the latest developments including continuous glycaemic monitoring, selecting which drug to add on after metformin, whether or not non-insulin injectables should be used earlier, how best to judge who should receive SGLTs and DPP-IVs and whether or not there is still a place for sulphonylureas.

RACGP: 4 CPD activity points applied for
ACRRM: 2 hours under the Educational Activities Category applied for


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST