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Join our expert panels as we discuss contemporary topics for Health Professionals

In this ever-changing world, it’s important to come together and share our findings on emerging health topics.

JCU is offering a range of informative webinars for health professionals featuring experts in various fields. Broaden your knowledge and stay across what’s happening on the health front.

Keep an eye on this page for upcoming episodes in the JCU Webinar Series.

Upcoming webinars


Tuesday 9 June  |  7pm (AEST)

Ep 3 - Dentistry for GPs

Join us as we present an overview for medical practitioners on how best to manage dental emergencies, and answer your questions about treating dental presentations.  The webinar will provide an understanding of dental practice limitations imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how this may impact doctors.  It will also cover dental anaesthetic techniques, dental abscess management options, management of the dry socket and pericoronitis, dental trauma management including reimplantation of an avulsed tooth, management of a fractured tooth, and basic jaw immobilisation techniques.

Featured panellists:

Who should attend?

Healthcare professionals and those working in the healthcare industry.

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Episode 3 - Dentistry for GPs


Episode 4 - Sexual Health

Tuesday 16 June  | 7pm (AEST)

Ep 4 - Sexual Health

Who should attend?

Healthcare professionals and those working in the healthcare industry.

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Previous webinars


Tuesday 2 June

Ep 2 - Mental Health Skills Update

Join our panel of experts as we refresh the GP’s toolbox of effective mental health interventions during GP consultations. The discussion will cover brief psychological interventions GPs can use to help a range of patients from those with diagnosed mental illness, through to people seeking to optimise wellbeing. These focused psychological strategies will be drawn from diverse treatment approaches including CBT and positive psychology. Also under discussion will be how GPs can attend to their own wellbeing and sense of capacity as they take on the complex task of caring for people in these changing times.

Featured panellists:

  • Dr Mary Emeleus, MBBS BSc (Med), FRACGP, Grad Dip Rural MMH (Psychotherapy), FASPM.
  • Dr Johanna Lynch, MBBS, FRACGP, FASPM, Grad Cert (Grief & Loss), PhD
  • Dr Michael Clements, B.Econ(Hons), MBBS, DAvmed, MPH, FRACGP, FARGP, FRACMA, FACAsM, GAICD, MRAeS
  • Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Director of JCU GP Training
  • Dr Rebecca Lock, Acting Director of Education, General Practice Training Queensland

Tuesday 26 May

Ep 1 - Physical health in isolation

Join our panel of experts as we will dive into how best to manage the frail, the vulnerable and physical health during ongoing periods of isolation.  We’ll discuss how to identify and manage patients at risk of frailty and/or sarcopenia, and examine the evidence around the impact of reduced activity, or intensity of activity, on vulnerable and at risk groups.  The panel will also explore how best to ensure patients exercise safely both during and after isolation, and the risks associated with injury during this time.

Featured panellists:

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Tuesday 12 May

Ep 6 - COVID-19: Ask the Experts

Join our panel of experts as we answer your questions about SARS-Cov-2/COVID-19 based on the latest clinical experience, emerging evidence and research.  We’ll examine a range of topics and revisit unanswered questions from the series, including RNA viruses for Dummies, Exit Strategies and Mental Health during COVID-19

Featured panellists:

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Tuesday 5 May

Episode 5 - Cats, Dogs and COVID-19

Can my pet catch COVID-19 and can I catch it from my pet? Under discussion will be the risks to both humans and companion animals from SARS-CoV2 and how to keep them both safe during this pandemic. The topic of companion animal behaviour will also be covered, with tips on how to manage pet behaviour when working from home.

Featured panellists:

  • Associate Professor Peta-Ann Teague, Director of JCU GP Training

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Tuesday 28 April

Episode 4 - COVID-19: Pregnancy and the Newborn

How do we care for pregnant patients and neonates during COVID-19? We examine the emerging evidence of the impact of the virus on, and treatment for these patients.

Featured panellists:

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Tuesday 21 April

Episode 3 - COVID-19: Exit Strategies

Dive into where the medical world is up to with the development of a coronavirus vaccine and treatments. Explore the current modelling of COVID-19, what to be wary of and where to get the right information. How the World Health Organisation pre-empted COVID-19 with a master protocol based on Disease X.

Featured panellists:

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Tuesday 14 April

Episode 2 - Mental Health in COVID-19: Our Patients and Ourselves

Delve into research on mental health following major disasters including the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare workers in China in this webinar. Discussion will cover the increased burden of mental illness, significant impacts on both those effected and frontline responders, practitioner burnout and compassion fatigue.  Economic recessions and higher rates of depressions and suicide and how much can be done from a personal, social and societal perspective will also be explored.

Featured panellists:

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Tuesday 7 April

Episode 1 - RNA Viruses for Dummies

Join our expert panelists as they discuss the pathology of the coronavirus strains. This webinar will address some frequently asked questions on why there is a lack of immunity, the feasibility of a vaccine, why is it causing fatalities, what we know about the ‘cytokine storm’ that is presenting in some cases, and more.

Featured panellists:

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For more information on the Healthcare Professionals Webinar Series or to submit topics of interest for future webinars, please contact us.