Kia ora and welcome to the July update of the PHARMAC seminars.
We’re pleased to let you know about upcoming interesting and topical seminars being held around the country and also provide an update on the latest online seminars.
There’s a great line-up of topics for the next few months, in centres around the country.
Registrations are open for the following seminars:
Neurology update 2019(external link) – Monday 5 August, Wellington
We’re fortunate to have Neurologists, Drs Anna Ranta, David Bourke and Jennifer Taylor from Capital and Coast DHB present this seminar. Topics include; migraine and headache, epilepsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s Disease. The 60 second neurological exam and information for primary care providers relating to the widened range of funded options available for multiple sclerosis will also be covered.
Clinical pharmacology for nurses(external link) – Friday 6 September, Dunedin
Dr Elissa McDonald and Dr Felix Ram will cover pharmacological principles and mechanisms of action for frequently used drugs. The focus of the seminar will cover current evidence on asthma management, hypertension and an evidence-based approach to diabetes.
Mental health and alcohol update for primary care(external link) – Friday 13 September, Auckland
Professor Bruce Arroll, Dr John McMenamin and Terry Huriwai will present this workshop. Topics include assessing alcohol with the patient’s health problems and a presentation of the Taki taki mai motivational framework that encourages change. Information on FACT (focussed acceptance and commitment therapy) will also be presented.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) workshop(external link) – Friday 20 September, Christchurch
Dr Rob Shieff and local Christchurch based experts from the Anxiety Disorder Service will lead an interactive workshop, aiming to provide a comprehensive overview of PTSD, and give attendees a clear understanding of the nature of the process, and the options available for its treatment.
Achieving medicine access equity in Aotearoa New Zealand
PHARMAC has published a paper, Achieving medicine access equity in Aotearoa New Zealand: towards a theory of change(external link). This discusses medicine access equity, bringing together expert opinion and evidence to prompt action across the health system.
We now have 42 seminars available online(external link) for you to view and gain CME and CPD points at the same time.
The most recent additions to our online seminar library include:
Maternal mental health and pregnancy complications(external link)
We have provided two shorter videos which capture key take home messages from the day-long seminar. Topics include the impact of trauma on the brain and functioning and reducing medical interventions in childbirth.
“Great knowledgeable presenters, a good combination of topics and appreciated the up-to-date information, including new guidelines.”
We know how hard it can be to find time to watch the longer seminars online, so we’d appreciate any feedback on this shorter, concise video format, and any other feedback about the online seminars, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s health 2019, reproductive endocrinology(external link)
Interesting updates from Drs Stella Milsom and Megan Ogilvie on PCOS, including new guidelines and practical tips for prescribing menopausal hormone therapy (MRT).
“Enjoyed the practical clinical approach, dynamic presenters, and very relevant to general practice.”
Addressing health inequities for tāne Māori(external link)
Presenters from the Tane Takitu Ake programme in Rotorua share their knowledge and experience on how they are helping improve the health of Maori men in their community.
“Appreciated practical ideas on how to engage with Maori men, a great day with an inspiring group of people running this programme and changing lives”.
And in case you missed it last time…
Medicinal cannabinoids; what does primary care need to know?(external link)
This seminar covers a range of perspectives on medicinal cannabis including regulatory requirements for prescribers.
Stay warm and we look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming seminars!
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Last updated: 15 July 2019