Loading Events

Immunocompromised Immunisation Workshop

Tuesday, February 28 2023
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)
Rydges South Park Adelaide
1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
via Zoom

Recommended For

GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Primary Health Care Providers & Pharmacists.


Immunocompromised patients are at higher risk for severe outcomes from infections, many of which are vaccine-preventable diseases, however, vaccination of immunocompromised patients is challenging. Such complex cases raise several important issues of concern, so it is important for clinicians to have sufficient information regarding appropriate and timely vaccination of such at-risk patients.

This session will review
o Diseases and/or treatments that cause immunocompromise
o Appropriate antivirals for COVID infection
o Vaccination pathway for post haemopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients
o Specialist and GP collaboration to increase vaccine uptake

Learning Outcomes

Discuss how and when to determine if an individual is immunocompromised
State when live virus vaccines are contraindicated
List the vaccines recommended for a HSCT patient
Define roles and responsibilities of specialists and GP’s in vaccination of immunocompromised individuals


6:00PM - 6:30PM (ACDT)
Workshop & 2 course Dinner
6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)


Dr Rod Pearce
GP Metro
Medical HQ Glynde
Dr Caroline Foreman
Medical HQ Glynde


A cancellation fee of $44 will be charged via invoice for non-attendance at this event. To notify us of your inability to attend, please email events@ampheat.com.au by no later than 3 full business days prior to the event.  If your cancellation is inside 3 business days and unavoidable, please ensure you contact the event manager to discuss whether this fee can be waived for your circumstance.


Non-attendance means you have registered and not notified us of your inability to attend at least 3 full working days prior to the event. 


Why do we charge this fee?

This fee is to cover administration, catering, venue and speaker costs.


Your notification of your inability to attend enables us to provide courtesy notification to speakers who are giving of their valuable time of a drop in attendance numbers. It may also enable us to give someone on a wait list your seat at the event. If we are notified in time to reduce catering numbers with a venue and not be charged, funding can be put towards future education events enabling us to offer more topics. Very low attendance numbers notified with enough notice may also enable us to re-schedule the event to a future date. For these reasons, please let us know with as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.

Contact Us


Let Us Assist you with Your Next Event.

Let's have a chat





Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.