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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 21 Feb 2023


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Email: NSW&ACT Faculty
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What GPs need to know for World Pride 2023

On-demand recorded 21 Feb 2023

This forum is to inform GP of key hot topic issue they may need to manage in general practice during World Pride 2023. Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant will provide an overview and be joined by GPs with an interest in Sexual Health, Alcohol and other drugs and Mental Health. Participations will learn about:

  • common presentations that GPs have managed at previous World Pride events
  • extra support services that are available over the World Pride period for GPs
Learning will be via case studies and participants will be able to ask questions via chat for live answers by the hosts.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss key sexual health priorities for GP during Mardi Gras / World Pride 2023
  2. Discuss key mental health priorities for GP during Mardi Gras / World Pride 2023
  3. Discuss key alcohol and other drugs priorities for GP during Mardi Gras / World Pride 2023
  4. Discuss strategies to best manage consultations involving these issues and supports for GPs


Dr Kerry Chant
Chief Health Officer, NSW Ministry of Health

Dr Kerry Chant is a public health physician, Chief Health Officer for New South Wales (NSW) and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Ministry of Health. Dr Chant has extensive public health experience, having held a range of senior public health positions in NSW since 1991. She has a particular interest in bloodborne virus infections, communicable disease prevention and control, and Indigenous health

Dr Miriam Grotowski
Clinical Dean - Peel Clinical School University Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Dr Miriam Grotowski is a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) based in Tamworth. Miriam Graduated from UoN with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1989, completed her FRACGP in 1995 and has undertaken a Diploma in Psychiatry (Eating Disorders). She completed her Masters in Medical Education (Dist.) through Dundee UK in 2020.

Dr Merissa Cappetta

General Practitioner and Staff Specialist- Addiction Medicine Kirketon Road Centre

Nicolas Parkhill AM

Nicolas Parkhill AM has over 30 years of experience in the public and community health. Since 2009 Nicolas has been the CEO of ACON. Prior to this role Nicolas worked in a variety of senior management and policy roles for NSW Health and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. He has a background in health policy, social marketing campaign management and public relations. Nicolas is a former board member of ACON, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and APCOM, the peak body in the Asia Pacific region for men who have sex with men and transgender people in relation to HIV, sexual health and wellbeing, and human rights.


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