School, kids and COVID facts, vax for children starts, more on Moderna, when do the vaccines wear off?

2021tue14sep7:00 pmtue9:00 pmSchool, kids and COVID facts, vax for children starts, more on Moderna, when do the vaccines wear off?

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COVID Update – A/Prof Nicholas Wood
The Delta variant is proving to be a game-changer in the fight against COVID-19. Its high and seemingly indiscriminate infectivity has seen a huge surge in people requesting vaccination against the virus, particularly with the Pfizer vaccine. GPs are at the frontline, they are a major part of the solution. More than ever, GPs need to be across the latest in all aspects of COVID-19 and the vaccines available to combat this pandemic.
In this webcast, Healthed will deliver answers from Australian experts on the important issues GPs need to know in order to stay up to speed in the war against this deadly and ubiquitous virus.

Sarcopenia – What GPs Need to Know – Prof Robin Daly 
Sarcopenia has only recently been formally recognized as a disease in and of itself rather than as an aspect of other diseases.
This recognition should encourage GPs to increase their vigilance. It is common with aging, sedentary lifestyle, metabolic and cardiovascular disease. It should also be looked for in psychiatric conditions and with substance abuse. It carries inherent risks over and above these disease states.

Preconception Health Care – Prof Kirsten Black 
The pre-pregnancy consultation provides a unique opportunity to highlight the importance of nutrition and lifestyle in achieving the best outcome for both the baby and the mother.
Most would-be pregnant women are aware of the importance of taking folic acid pre-conception to lower the risk of the child having a neural tube defect. But, as Professor Kirsten Black will explain, there are many more evidence-based interventions that can optimise a woman’s chances of having a complication-free pregnancy and a healthy, thriving baby. All future mothers need to know about these.

Meningitis Prevention – Conversation Strategies – A/Prof Peter Richmond
Meningitis is a devastating disease and yet the risk is dramatically reduced with vaccinations. The challenge is to educate patients so they can make a realistic assessment of the cost-benefit equation. Also, for many patients, an additional challenge is to understand that unfunded vaccines are still important as well as how to manage finances to pay for them. A/Prof Richmond will provide practical advice on how to have these important conversations to ensure the best possible outcome.


4 CPD activity points approved

2 hours under the Educational Activities Category approved

This activity has been accredited (Accreditation Number: A2109HED1) for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.


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