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141291 - Hot Topics Series Webcast - 18/09/18

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This webcast is designed to provide the most up-to-date information, latest research, and practical information regarding Intravenous Iron in General Practice, Travellers’ Diarrhoea & Bio-identical Versus Body-identical HRT. This is a webcast of three lectures from a day conference to make the material available to rural GPs.

Relevance to General Practice

Iron deficiency is a common condition and recent developments in the understanding and management of it mean GPs need to be updated. When oral supplementation fails to correct iron deficiency, intravenous iron is the best option in the GP practice setting. 
Travellers' diarrhoea is a common problem that is encountered not only when travelling but also after returning from travel. There are many bugs to consider as well as other practical issues that are geographically specific and all of this will influence how and when to treat. Prevention of the condition will be discussed and new therapeutic/preventive options will be reviewed. 
For a significant minority of women, menopausal symptoms can be very unpleasant however many are worried about taking menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) for fear of causing breast cancer. MHT containing mP4 have a significantly lower breast cancer risk than those containing progestins and is now available in Australia.

Learning outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of when and how to use intravenous iron in the GP setting.
  • Expand knowledge on travellers' diarrhoea, including how to prevent it and how to treat it.
  • Understand the difference of menopausal hormone therapies, the risks involved and when to prescribe them.
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