Previous webinars for Professional and Career Development available below.
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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 is also covered, with tips on how to manage pet behaviour when working from home.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Join our expert panellists as they discuss the pathology of the coronavirus strains. This webinar addresses 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.
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Join our panellists as they discuss the fascinating and complex interconnection between people, animals, and the environment in which they live - a concept called 'One Health'. They will explore concepts of applying a One Health approach to health issues at the animal, human and ecosystem interface to achieve health outcomes for people and animals in a shared environment.
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Join us as our experts discuss the field of antenatal screening. We take a deep dive into the options available, and how best to manage patients through their decision making process around genetic and other pregnancy screening.
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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.
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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.
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Join our panel of experts as they 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.
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CPD points: 1 (one)
Presenter: Andrew Lee, Associate Professor of Preventative and Special Needs Dentistry, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is classified as a complex neurodevelopment disorder affecting three main domains, which include impaired social interaction, impaired communication skills as well as sensorimotor deficits combined with stereotyped and restricted behaviours. The oral health care of clients with ASD may present a number of challenges, not least two different operating systems trying their best to interface, with, on occasion, frustrating outcomes.
This lecture aims to provide a broader understanding of individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their clinical dental management.
CPD points: 1 (one)
Presenter: A/Prof Louise Young
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