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The Current Flu Crisis – The data, the virus & the immune system

Thursday, July 21 2022
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACST)
via Zoom

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GPs, Nurses & Pharmacists in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area


Dr Rod Pearce, General Practitioner will discuss:

• the latest NNDSS report
• the importance of testing patients for influenza in General Practice
• strategies to increase vaccine uptake in younger people
• vaccine effectiveness

Dr Caroline Foreman, Immunologist, will discuss:

• how influenza viruses evade our immune defences
• the roles of Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase
• why some people are asymptomatic, and why others die from influenza


6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACST)
Registration & Dinner on arrival
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACST)


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


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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.