Healthed COVID-19 Webcast
|When||Tuesday 31 August from 07:00pm - 9:00pm|
COVID Update – Prof Kristine Macartney
Strategies to Mitigate Cognitive Decline and Early Dementia – A/Prof Michael Woodward AM
Mild cognitive impairment is not just a natural consequence of ageing. According to Associate Professor Michael Woodward, mild cognitive impairment is a critical diagnosis to make, not just because it can be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease but because it can represent an opportunity for intervention which can, at the very least slow the older person's progression to dementia and may, in some cases even prevent it.
The New Zoster Vaccine – More Effective Conversations & Practice Systems – Dr Lisa Beecham
A new herpes zoster vaccine is now available in Australia. In this presentation, Dr Lisa Beecham will explain the key differences between this new vaccine against shingles and what is currently available, and who might be best to be offered this option. She will also present the key reasons why patients might be convinced to pay for this otherwise unfunded vaccine.
Human Milk Oligosaccharides in Infant Formula – Practical Implications of this New Development – A/Prof Avi Lemberg
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are one of the major differences between human milk and formula milk. Current evidence demonstrates their multiple beneficial effects including antimicrobial, immune modulation, prebiotic, neurodevelopment and cognition effects. Recently, manufactured HMOs have been approved as food ingredients with fascinating implications for infant formula. This lecture will explore the potential of HMOs to make infant formula a more beneficial alternative when human breast milk is inadequate or unavailable.