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GPs and Nurses working in general practice, Pharmacists and local council nurses in the Adelaide metropolitan area are invited to attend the 2023 influenza season update. Last year, influenza notifications began to rise in February, and notifications peaked in late May/ early June. Notifications decreased from July but remained higher than usual at the end of the 2023 season. There were over 279,750 notifications of laboratory-confirmed influenza in Australia in 2023, about 50,000 notifications more than in 2023. It is expected that 2024 flu season will again see seasonal influenza virus (and other respiratory viruses) co-circulating alongside COVID 19. The need for high flu vaccination uptake in 2024 is paramount. The update will discuss: – Influenza disease, epidemiology, and complications – What might we expect in 2024 – In co-circulation flu and COVID – should we worry? – Influenza vaccines – Influenza program recommendations

Influenza Update

Monday, March 25 2024
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)
The Highway Hotel
290 Anzac Hwy, Plympton South Australia 5038
Free

Recommended For

GPs, Nurses & Pharmacists in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area.

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GPs and Nurses working in general practice, Pharmacists and local council nurses in the Adelaide metropolitan area are invited to attend the 2023 influenza season update.
Last year, influenza notifications began to rise in February, and notifications peaked in late May/ early June. Notifications decreased from July but remained higher than usual at the end of the 2023 season.
There were over 279,750 notifications of laboratory-confirmed influenza in Australia in 2023, about 50,000 notifications more than in 2023. It is expected that 2024 flu season will again see seasonal influenza virus (and other respiratory viruses) co-circulating alongside COVID 19. The need for high flu vaccination uptake in 2024 is paramount.
The update will discuss:
– Influenza disease, epidemiology, and complications
– What might we expect in 2024
– In co-circulation flu and COVID – should we worry?
– Influenza vaccines
– Influenza program recommendations

Learning Outcomes

Recognise Influenza disease and identify common disease complications.
Identify current influenza program recommendations including current vaccines.
Discuss strategies to increase vaccine uptake.

Sessions

Workshop
6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)
Registration / Dinner on Arrival
6:00PM - 6:30PM (ACDT)

Speakers

Dr Rod Pearce
GP Metro
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.

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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.