Presenter: Professor Sepehr Shakib
The GP Extend program includes delivery of Educational Services for the Country SA PHN program to deliver professional development for rural general practitioners and other primary care professionals across regional South Australia. For more information, please visit GP Extend.
Where: Murray Bridge Hotel (function room), Murray Bridge SA 5254
When: Tuesday 30 January 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Registration is essential.
Light dinner provided. No cost to attend.
Professional Shakib is a professor of clinical pharmacology at the University of Adelaide and a clinician within Central Adelaide Local Health Network (LHN).
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain the risks and consequences of polypharmacy
- Identify tools for assessing patients with polypharmacy
- Identify particular medicines that present significant risks to older patients
- Analyse complex patient cases involving polypharmacy to determine appropriate action, including de-prescribing where beneficial