GPCE keynote webinar

Tuesday, 27 July 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm AEST

Schizophrenia: Why you are indispensable to its optimal management

Schizophrenia distorts reality. Its potentially devastating impact, however, is all too real. This serious mental disorder impacts a person's thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and behaviour. This has wide ranging and sometimes calamitous consequences not only for the individual, but their family and the broader community as well.

Because of its varying manifestations, general practitioners - as true generalists in care - supported by a multidisciplinary team, can be best placed to diagnose, treat, and support the person living with schizophrenia.

Join your colleagues for this webinar on the vital role of primary care in the management of schizophrenia, including the use of dopamine partial agonists.

 

Learning outcomes

  1.      Evaluate the presentation and impacts of schizophrenia to make a timely and accurate diagnosis.
  2.      Develop a patient-centred approach to schizophrenia management that effectively utilises the multidisciplinary team.
  3.      Apply evidence-based principles in the use of antipsychotic medications including dopamine partial agonists.
  4.      Coordinate ongoing care and review for patients with schizophrenia, involving family and carers where appropriate.

Speakers and Moderators

Dr. Doug Wilson, Psychiatrist

Speaker

Dr Wilson is a psychiatrist from Adelaide with over 30 years of experience in mental health. He works half time with the West Adelaide Community Mental Health Team and half time in private practice. His special interests include all phases of schizophrenia, ECT and sleep medicine. He is an accredited member of the RANZCP faculties of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry. He is also a senior lecturer with The University of Adelaide.

A/Prof Gary Kilov, GP

Moderator

A/Prof Gary Kilov is a GPCE steering committee member and Tasmanian-based GP whose specific interest is diabetes. Given that his expertise is not in schizophrenia, but strongly based in management of chronic disease and medical education, he will be asking Dr Wilson the kinds of practical questions that GPs need to know to help support the patients they may see with schizophrenia in their day-to-day practice.

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This webcast is proudly supported by Lundbeck Australia and Otsuka Australia with the educational content and speakers independently determined and selected by GPCE.

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