This presentation will provide an overview of Pharmacogenomics and its role in clinical practice.
- Describe the basics of Genomics
- Identify molecular tools for genomic diagnostics
- Describe the role of pharmacogenomics in current practice
- Interpret pharmacogenomics reports
- Identify future directions of pharmacogenomics
This topic will be presented by Dr Madhivanan Sundaram. Dr Sundaram has been practicing as a nephrologist for 15 years. After working in India for 5 years, he moved to Australia in 2011. He has wide experience in all facets of nephrology. His areas of interest are immunological renal disorders, transplantation and inherited renal disorders. He developed an interest in genomics after encountering familial disorders in Indigenous families. He completed a masters in diagnostic genomics in 2020 and is involved with collaborative research with KIDGEN and ANU. Besides clinical work, he also mentors JMOs as the Director of Clinical Training and assists with VCGS to run genetic clinics at the Royal Darwin Hospital.
'Ask the Specialist' is a cultural education podcast which answers doctors' questions about working with Aboriginal patients at Top End hospitals. The information covered is relevant to all health professionals.
This webinar will cover the following learning objectives:
- Define culturally respective care
- Overview topics covered in the 'Ask the Specialist' podcast
- Describe strategies to implement when interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders across the Top End
As oral cancer therapies become more prevalent, non-cancer pharmacists increasingly are involved in the pharmaceutical care of cancer patients on oral therapies. This presentation will provide an overview of what every pharmacist should know about oral cancer therapies to support the care of cancer patients in any area of pharmacy practice.
As the workload of clinical pharmacists continues to grow, delegating key clinical tasks such as medication history taking to trained pharmacy technicians provides opportunities for pharmacists to do more. By reallocating resources we were able to develop and enhance technician roles within our service to provide a multi-site clinical technician service. This presentation will discuss the how’s, the why’s, the challenges and the outcomes of this service.
This presentation covers the basics of antimicrobial stewardship, key topical infectious diseases issues in the tropics (including what antibiotics are needed for a crocodile bite), and some topical issues that persist even outside the tropics (including penicillin allergy and the future of vancomycin).