We’ve just held another successful seminar - Health and wellbeing for health professionals. The May seminars are fully booked and ready to go - the good news is that we’ll be filming the Anticoagulation update, Chronic pain and Common infections seminars for those on the waitlist and anyone else who is interested. These should be available online later in June/July.
In March we held the seminar - Can we see smokefree 2025 through the vape cloud? We received some positive feedback and encourage you to watch it.
“Great practical tips for implementing smoking cessation discussions and what options to offer”
“Appreciated networking and sharing some great ideas for engaging clients.”
As we head into cooler weather it could be a good opportunity to watch these online seminars in the comfort of your own home – including the recent Movement disorders and Parkinson’s update, and gain some CME and CPD points at the same time.
We have an interesting range of new topics in the upcoming months and registrations are now open for the following seminars.
Just a reminder that priority will be given to those who haven’t attended a PHARMAC seminar previously, and to those working in the relevant subject area.
Common gastroenterology issues in primary care – Thursday 14 June 2018
This seminar will cover coeliac disease, FODMAPs, with discussions of gluten free and dietary advice for irritable bowel disease, and presentation, diagnosis and management of common gastrointestinal issues in primary care.
The aim of this workshop is to inform the audience about the scope and impact of SV and IPV, using primary care cases to illustrate common presentations and enable the audience to confidently ask questions about these sensitive topics.
Pacific health issues in the NZ context: Talanoa session - Friday 24 August 2018
The focus of this workshop is to highlight issues relating to Pacific health, particularly in relation to diabetes, child health and engagement with the Pacific patient group. Dr Debbie Ryan, Principal for Pacific Perspective will also give an overview of Pacific health in New Zealand.
Behavioural paediatrics – Monday 3 September 2018
This workshop will be presented Dr Tanya Wright and Dr James Gardiner. Topics will include infant mental health, an update on attachment theory, ADHD across the lifespan and autism. There will also be a focus on specific interventions available which have an evidence base for improving long term outcomes.
Clinical pharmacology for nurses – Friday 7 September 2018
Clinical pharmacology will be discussed as it applies to primary care along with mechanisms of action for frequently used drugs. The seminar will also cover the common drugs used in the treatment of obesity, hyperlipidemia and gastric reflux.
HIV update – why men who have sex with men (MSM) are the sentinel group for STI’s and HIV epidemics – Friday 14 September 2018
Presenters include Dr Massimo Giola - Infectious Disease and Sexual Health Consultant. Topics include; epidemiology of HIV in NZ, STI’s screening, diagnosis and treatment, information on PreP for HIV in primary care and other health issues with MSM.
You can also check out the latest resources from Best Practice Advocacy Centre (bpac) and Goodfellow Unit:
Online article: Managing gout in primary care (external link)
CPD/CME to wrap-up the Pain theme
- Analgesic prescribing report (external link)
- Audit: Reviewing patients using opioid medicines long-term for non-cancer pain. (external link)
- Peer group discussion: pain theme (external link)
For more information, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. From us here at PHARMAC, stay warm and healthy!
Last updated: 16 August 2018