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The return of Syphilis in NSW – What you need to know

Other RACGP online events

Originally recorded:

20 April 2021

Syphilis notifications in NSW continue to rise and affect a range of different patients, including pregnant women, Aboriginal people and men who have sex with men.

This webinar will update your knowledge of:
  • syphilis epidemiology and microbiology
  • testing opportunities
  • results interpretation and management, and;
  • options for contact tracing.
The webinar will also include a patient’s experience of accessing sexual health care.

GPs, practice nurses, midwives and other health professionals are welcome to attend.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the epidemiology of increased syphilis notifications in NSW among different patient groups
  2. Describe syphilis testing recommendations for at risk patients, in particular antenatal testing to prevent congenital syphilis
  3. Identify opportunities to promote and provide syphilis testing and management in a range of consultations
  4. Interpret a case study showing symptomatic presentations, result interpretation, treatment and contact tracing
This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points


Dr Tim Senior

Dr Tim Senior is a GP at the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation in South West Sydney. He is Medical Advisor to the RACGP in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and is a clinical senior lecturer in general practice and Indigenous Health at the University of Western Sydney.

Dr Vincent Cornelisse

BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACGP, FAChSHM, PhD Staff specialist in sexual health medicine, Kirketon Road Centre - NSW Health Conjoint Senior Lecturer, The Kirby Institute – UNSW Clinical Advisor - ASHM


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