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In 2021, the fifth International Medicine in Addiction Conference (IMiA21) will be delivered virtually 26–28 February.
This year’s theme, ‘Connecting the disconnected’, acknowledges that doctors work with patients and communities who use substances that can cause complex issues, disconnection and marginalisation, and need to respond to people’s unique situations and issues.
Register for the conference and hear from international keynote speakers, who will be featured across the three-day program.
Keynote speaker: Professor Sam Chamberlain
Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Southampton
Topic: Behavioural addictions
Keynote speaker: Professor Owen Bowden-Jones
Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry at the CNWL Club Drug Clinic, London, and an Honorary Professor at University College London
Topic: Club drug and novel psychoactive substances
Keynote speaker: Professor Shelly Greenfield
Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Kristine M. Trustey Endowed Chair of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, where she also serves as the Chief Academic Officer
Topic: Gender differences in substance use disorders: Implications for women’s addiction treatment
Check out the agenda and register for IMiA21.
From 1 February 2021, you will be required to list a medicine’s active ingredients for all Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation PBS (RPBS) prescriptions. There are some exceptions, including hand-written prescriptions, paper charts in residential aged care facilities, and medicines with four or more active ingredients. Neither your clinical decision-making or patient choice is affected by these changes.
Clinical software has been updated and will automatically prescribe by active ingredient (and you can still include brand name if clinically appropriate). Ensure your practice implements up-to-date and compliant software to support this transition.
Learn more about active ingredient prescribing.
Sudden cardiac death
Tuesday 2 February 2021 7.00–8.00 pm AEDT
The first in a 12-part series, this webinar will focus on identifying patients at risk of sudden cardiac death. It will also explore implementing early prevention and intervention.
Thursday 4 February 2021 7.00–8.00 pm AEDT
This webinar will explore the increasing prevalence of heart failure and discuss the best care, from stages of prevention to end of life.
REC–R – Academic registrars’ showcase
Tuesday 9 February 2021 7.00–8.00 pm AEDT
Have you considered applying for the RACGP Academic Registrar program? This webinar will showcase GP research undertaken by participants of the program, presented by the researchers themselves. Each presenter will provide a brief overview of their project, and the highlights and challenges in conducting it. The presenting researchers will also participate in a Q&A session with the audience.
How to grow your medical practice
Wednesday 17 February 2021 7.00–8.00 pm AEDT
As an established practice owner, you’ve worked hard to grow your practice into a flourishing business. So, where to next? BOQ Specialist will provide you with insights on how to plan for this next phase of growth and set the future direction of your practice.
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