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2021 PROGRAM

The committee is excited to announce the program is now available. This will continue to be updated as more details are confirmed, please note this is subject to change without notice.

Click on the tabs below to view the program for each day.

This year Optimising Care will have viewing hub in Brisbane at the W Hotel on Saturday 28 August, pending COVID restrictions lifting. Optimising Care 2021 will be fully virtual on Saturday 31 July and 14 August. If you attend a hub, your registration automatically includes virtual attendance of the other days of the series.

RACGP CPD Points

Optimising Care 2021 is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program, allocated 30 CPD points.

The number of CPD points allocated to you will be determined by the number days that you attend (10 points per day, maximum of 30 points). For virtual attendance, the conference event software will automatically record your attendance at each session. ASHM will use this data to allocate your points and submit this to the RACGP. For delegates attending the hubs, there will be a sign-in sheet available.

08:30 – 08:50

EVENT OPEN & DEMONSTRATION VIDEO AVAILABLE

08:53 – 08:58

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

09:00 – 09:10

OPENING REMARKS

Speaker: Dr. Mark O’Reilly, Sexual Health Physician & General Practitioner, Prahran Market Clinic

09:12 – 10:12

HIV in Women: An update from around the world

Speaker: Professor Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Chair: Dr Melissa Kelly, Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, The Albion Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital

10:14 – 11:14

HORMONAL THERAPY FOR CONTRACEPTION AND MENOPAUSE

Speaker: Professor Deborah Bateson, Medical Director, Family Planning NSW

Chair: Dr. Mark O’Reilly, Sexual Health Physician & General Practitioner, Prahran Market Clinic

11:14 – 11:30

MORNING TEA

11:30 – 12:30

GENDER AFFIRMING HORMONE THERAPY

Speaker: Dr Stuart Aitkin, Specialist Sexual Health Physician

Chair: Dr Melissa Kelly, Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, The Albion Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital

12:32 – 13:32

THYROID DISEASE UPDATE

Speaker: Dr Brendan Nolan, Endocrinologist, Endocrinology Melbourne

Chair: Dr. Mark O’Reilly, Sexual Health Physician & General Practitioner, Prahran Market Clinic

13:32 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00

MANAGEMENT OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Speaker: Dr Gideon Blecher, Urologist and Andrologist, Holmesglen Private Hospital and Epworth Freemasons

Chair: Dr Melissa Kelly, Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, The Albion Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital

15:00 – 15:30

NETWORKING

08:30 – 08:50

EVENT OPEN & DEMO VIDEO AVAILABLE

08:53 – 08:58

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

09:00 – 09:05

OPENING REMARKS

09:07 – 10:07

OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS UPDATE

Speaker: Dr Rohan Beresford, infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist, Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney

Chair: Dr Melissa Kelly, Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, The Albion Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital

10:09 – 11:09

ONCOLOGY UPDATE

Speaker: Professor Mitchell Chipman, Oncologist

Chair: Dr. Mark O’Reilly, Sexual Health Physician & General Practitioner, Prahran Market Clinic

11:09 – 11:30

MORNING TEA

11:30 – 12:30

RHEUMATOLOGY UPDATE

Speaker: Dr Ilana Ginges, Rheumatologist

Chair: Dr Melissa Kelly, Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, The Albion Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital

12:32 – 13:32

WHAT’S NEW IN DERMATOLOGY

Speaker: Dr Margot Whitfeld, Dermatologist

Chair: Dr. Mark O’Reilly, Sexual Health Physician & General Practitioner, Prahran Market Clinic

13:32 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00

HIV PREVENTION UPDATE: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE

Speaker: Professor Jean-Michel Molina, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Paris, Paris, France. Head of Infectious Diseases Department, Saint-Louis/Lariboisière Hospitals

 Dr Melissa Kelly, Staff Specialist Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, The Albion Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital

15:00 – 15:30

NETWORKING

08:30 – 08:50

EVENT OPEN & DEMO VIDEO AVAILABLE

08:53 – 08:58

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

09:00 – 09:05

OPENING REMARKS

09:07 – 10:07

SMOKING UPDATE: VAPING NICOTINE CAN HELP YOUR SMOKING PATIENTS QUIT

Speaker: Dr Colin Mendelson MB BS (Hons)

Chair: Dr Fiona Bisshop, General Practitioner, Holdsworth House

10:09 – 11:09

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: SCREENING/MANAGEMENT UPDATE 

Speaker: Vincent Silk, Family Violence Counsellor and Capacity Building Clinician, Thorne Harbour Health

Chair: Dr Mark O’Reilly, Sexual Health Physician & General Practitioner, Prahran Market Clinic

11:09 – 11:30

MORNING TEA

11:30 – 12:30

STATS 101: INTERPRETING CLINICAL TRIALS 

Speaker: Professor Matthew Law, Professor and Program Head, Biostatistics and Databases Program, Kirby Institute UNSW

Chair: Dr. Fiona Bisshop, General Practitioner, Holdsworth House

12:32 – 13:32

40 YEARS OF HIV: POSITIVE PANEL

Speakers: David Menadue OAM, Rita Broughton, Sarah Feagan and Carlos Araya

Chair: Cirpriano Martinez, NAPWHA Special Representative

13:32 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 15:00

LOOKING AHEAD: THE NEXT DECADE OF HIV: INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE 

Speaker: Professor Chloe Orkin, Consultant Physician and Lead for HIV Research, Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust. Director, SHARE Collaborative. Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Athena SWAN Chair SMD. President Elect , Medical Women’s Federation.

Chair: Dr Mark O’Reilly, Sexual Health Physician & General Practitioner, Prahran Market Clinic

15:02 – 15:12

CLOSING REMARKS

15:00 – 15:30

NETWORKING