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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 25 Nov 2021

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COVID-Vaccine rollout: Supporting diverse communities and vaccines for children

On-demand recorded 25 Nov 2021

General Practice has played a momentous role in the challenging COVID-19 vaccine roll out to date.

This webinar will address unique needs and challenges for vaccinating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and equip GPs to be effective in engaging and communicating with culturally and linguistically diverse patients; including practical tips to care for these groups. It will also look at ways to address and overcome the challenges of vaccination in people living with cognitive disabilities. Lastly, the webinar will look at childhood vaccines, the available evidence and research to date including efficacy data, and discussion around parent hesitancy.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss the unique needs and challenges for vaccinating Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander people
  2. Discuss practical tips to care for patients
This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event is part of COVID vaccination series. Events in this series are:

Presenters

Dr James Best
FRACGP and Chair RACGP Specific Interests Child and Young Person’s Health

Dr James Best is Chair of the RACGP Specific Interests Child and Young Person’s Health Network and he has been a general practitioner for over twenty years. His medical practice has a special focus on child development, child behaviour, parenting and children with disabilities. He has been widely published in medical and mainstream publications on these and other child health topics

Dr Kate Walker
GP

Kate Walker has worked as a GP with diverse CALD communities in a western Melbourne community health centre since 2003. She enjoys delivering refugee health training to GP registrars, GPs and other primary care providers. Kate has contributed to the Australian refugee health guide, and the Australian guidelines for post arrival health assessments for people from refugee backgrounds. She has conducted research looking at Sudanese community members’ experiences of GPs and what keeps GPs satisfied with their jobs. Kate enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with disadvantaged communities, and the opportunity of sharing this with you.

Dr Lara Roeske
GP, Chair RACGP Specific Interests

Dr Lara Roeske is a current member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Sexually Transmissible infections and Blood Borne Viruses (MACBBVSTI). She is a GP and practice owner, Chair RACGP Specific Interests and RACGP Board Director and has held many senior positions at the RACGP, including Deputy Chair Victoria Council, inaugural Chair of RACGP Specific Interests Sexual Health Medicine group, and past Chair of the Women in General Practice RACGP Victoria committee. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Dr Roeske has worked in advisory roles to key stakeholders, on steering committees, guideline working parties, representing the RACGP across a range of domains relevant to sexual and reproductive health, cervical cancer prevention and translation of evidence into practice at state and national levels.

Dr Paul Nguyen
Senior Medical Officer at the Centre for Developmental and Disability Health,

Paul Nguyen MBBS, FRACGP, DCH is a Senior Medical Officer at the Centre for Developmental and Disability Health, and a GP by training. He has previously worked as an educator for the Monash University medical school and Eastern Victoria GP Training. He has a special interest in developmental disabilities, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder as he and his 2 children have all been diagnosed with it.

Dr Tim Senior
MBBS, FRACGP

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.

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