Workshop 2: Early intervention, therapies, referral and triage
Workshop 2 will further enhance your knowledge and understanding through a specialised series of activities and scenarios relating to:
- the importance of early intervention for people with suspected IBD and those in ‘at risk’ clinical scenarios
- goals of treatment, including the step-up approach to therapies and IBD management, and the role of the GP
- criteria for a quality IBD referral, importance of good referrals and closing the loop on all referrals.
Dr. Eva Zhang, a distinguished consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist, holds degrees from the University of New South Wales. Her advanced training at Royal North Shore Hospital and fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Royal Melbourne Hospital have honed her expertise. She excels in managing various gastroenterological conditions, including iron deficiency, reflux, hepatitis B, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and bowel cancer screening. Her primary focus is on IBD, and she is pursuing a PhD in this field. Dr. Zhang is accredited in intestinal ultrasound by IBUS and GENIUS and actively participates in research, presenting at national and international conferences. Furthermore, she is accredited to perform gastroscopies and colonoscopies by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCTGE). Dr. Zhang is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.