HealthEd Webcast: COVID update, Japenese Encephalitis, Assessment and management of acute migraine in primary care, Sleep and depression

2022tue12apr7:00 pmtue9:00 pmHealthEd Webcast: COVID update, Japenese Encephalitis, Assessment and management of acute migraine in primary care, Sleep and depression

Event Details

  • Japanese Encephalitis is in Australia – What GPs Need to Know and DoA/Prof Paul GriffinObstetrician and Gynaecologist; Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Northern Clinical School, The University of SydneyAustralia is grappling with its first major outbreak of Japanese encephalitis, a viral disease that has already killed a handful of people. The virus is transmitted via Culex mosquitoes that have previously bitten an infected animal and has been detected in pigs at more than 20 Australian farms. There are reasonable fears that the infection could spread to the country’s millions of feral pigs which would probably accelerate the geographic spread considerably. Record-breaking rainfall, flooding and warm temperatures may have created a “perfect storm” that allowed it to gain a foothold in Australia. Vaccines are effective and are soon to be made widely available to those at risk. Now that virus has been found in animal hosts in Australia, it is here to stay and health professionals now need to get up to speed in this newly arrived pathogen.
  • Assessment and Management of Acute Migraine in Primary CareDr Bronwyn JenkinsNeurologist; The Epping Clinic, Sydney; Honorary Medical Officer, Royal North Shore HospitalBe upskilled in the identification and treatment of this miserable conditionAccurately diagnosing migraine from the wide range of possible causes of headache relies largely on the clinical acumen of the treating doctor. In this comprehensive presentation, neurologist Associate Professor Bronwyn Jenkins presents a practical framework for the assessment of patients with painful headache, differentiating migraine from other, perhaps more pathological, diagnoses. She will also provide an update on the appropriate acute management of migraine as well as new therapies for management of chronic migraine.
  • Sleep and DepressionDr Chris BlackwellPsychiatrist; The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, SydneyWorking out how sleep affects depression and vice versaAre sleep problems a trigger or a consequence of depression? And does treating one help the other or should they be treated as two separate conditions? These are just some of the questions psychiatrist and sleep expert Dr Chris Blackwell addresses, as he presents the latest evidence on the interplay between these two conditions and outlines a practical approach to their assessment and management.
  • COVID UpdateProf Kristine MacartneyInfectious Disease Specialist, Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead; Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST