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Start the day right with an informative and energising Breakfast Session
From 7am to 8.15am on Friday and Saturday, you will have a choice of sessions exploring important clinical areas of health delivered by industry leaders.
Spots are limited, so be sure to include which session you will go to when you register for the Conference!
Australian’s are avid travellers with over 10 million overseas trips per year. Some of our most popular travel destinations are to developing countries where serious infectious diseases are endemic. Nearly 60% of overseas trips are to countries ‘at-risk’ of travel related disease and only 51% of patients seek pre-travel health information. As such there is a need to be pro-active with pre-travel health advice to ensure that all of our travellers are well informed and prepared for the risks they will face. This interactive session aims to provide the attendees with a process that will ensure that their patients are fully prepared for their upcoming trip. A role play session followed by a case based interactive session will help demonstrate how to implement the process and how to tackle more difficult scenarios.
The treatment for hepatitis C has changed dramatically in recent years. New curative therapies involve an all-oral (interferon-free) regimens and a shorter period on treatment (generally either 8 or 12 weeks for the majority of patients). The new direct acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are very successful at curing hepatitis C (cure rates >90%) and have few side effects.
Many patients have been treated in hospital liver clinics, however an increasing number of people living with hepatitis C prefer to be and have been treated successfully in the community. Australian primary care nurses are in a unique position to able to support the ordinary HCV patient in general practice – including baby boomers who may have contracted the virus long ago and migrants from high prevalence HCV regions.
Join us at this breakfast session as fellow nurses provide an overview on how you can support the testing, diagnosis and management of people living with chronic hepatitis C in your general practice.
More details to come…
Osteoporosis affects more than half of the population over 50; less than one in four are offered screening and the majority of people find out they have it after they have experienced an osteoporotic fracture. Early intervention and appropriate lifestyle changes (and treatment where appropriate) can make a meaningful difference for people and reduce the risk of a first, or second fracture.
This will be an interactive workshop focusing on:
∞∞ Osteoporosis as a disease state in primary care, which can be identified and managed
∞∞ Osteoporosis as a chronic disease which can be identified and managed in primary care
∞∞ Practical solutions which a busy practice can implement to make a difference for patients
The purpose of the session is to provide delegates with insights into the small but meaningful changes that can be made in a primary care centre with multiple priorities and issues to make changes to the way chronic diseases are identified, recalled and managed.
More details to come…