2022 HPMI NEWCASTLE WEEKEND PROGRAM

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2022

8.00am - Registration Desk opens

8.45am - Welcome & Introduction - Dr Ehsan Mozafari, HPMI Medical Education Co-ordinator

8.55 AM 
Plenary - FAECAL TRANSPLANT AND THE GUT

Dr Steven Bollipo, Director Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, John Hunter Hospital

OBESITY

GENERAL MEDICINE

10.00 AM
NON SURGICAL OPTIONS FOR OBESITY

(Accredited Activity Session)

Mr Mark Leary

PhD Candidate (University of Newcastle)

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Gold Standard Nutrition

or

10.00 AM
ENDOCRINE UPDATE:
ADRENAL NODULES, PRIMARY ALDOSTERONISM, HYPERCALCAEMIA

Dr Christopher Rowe

Staff Specialist Endocrinologist John Hunter Hospital & A/Chair, HNELHD Thyroid Cancer MDT

11.00 AM MORNING TEA BREAK & TRADE DISPLAYS

11.40 AM
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISEASE

(Accredited Activity Session)

Dr Dhan Thiruchelvam

Upper GI and Obesity Surgeon, Newcastle Weight Loss Surgery

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or

11.40 AM
SLEEPINESS AND FATIGUE - IN THE EYES OF A SLEEP PHYSICIAN

Dr Shyamala Pradeepan

Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital and Sleep Medicine Medical Practice Charlestown

12.45 PM
BINGE EATING DISORDERS

(Accredited Activity Session)

Jodie Sheraton, Dietitian, Director, Myrtle Oak Clinic, Wallsend & Tuggerah

&

Dr Katherine Bartlett, Clinical Psychologist, Myrtle Oak Clinic, Wallsend & Tuggerah

or

12.45 PM
INSOMNIA
INCLUDING RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

Dr  Alyssa Arnold

Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Newcastle Lung Group, Charlestown

1.45 PM LUNCH BREAK & TRADE DISPLAYS

2.30 PM (2 HOUR SESSION)
OBESITY INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

(Accredited Activity Session)

Chair - Dr Ehsan Mozafari, HPMI Medical Education    Co-ordinator & General Practitioner, Family Circle Medical Practice, Hamilton

Dr Peter Berton, Senior Consultant Knee Surgeon, Newcastle Knee Clinic, Kotara

Dr Dhan Thiruchelvam, Upper GI & Obesity Surgeon, Newcastle Weight Loss Surgery

Jodie Sheraton, Dietitian, Director, Myrtle Oak Clinic, Wallsend & Tuggerah

Dr Katherine Bartlett, Clinical Psychologist, Myrtle Oak Clinic, Wallsend & Tuggerah

Exercise Physiologist TBC

or

2.30 PM
WHEN TO REFER FOR CANCER EVALUATION

Professor Allan Spigelman

Hunter Family Cancer Service, St Vincent's Cancer Genetics Unit, Sydney (serving regional and rural NSW); UNSW St Vincent's Clinical School, Professor of Surgery and Consultant Cancer Genetics

3.35 PM
RADIOTHERAPY AND LONG TERM COMPLICATIONS THAT GPs NEED TO BE AWARE OF

Dr Philippa Ell

Radiation Oncologist, GenesisCare, Gateshead

2.30 - 5.00 PM
CPR Session

 

Simon Gould

Medics For Life

MEETING CLOSE

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2022

8.00am - Registration Desk opens

OBESITY

GENERAL MEDICINE

8.50 AM
OBESITY RELATED CONSIDERATIONS IN PERSISTENT PAIN MANAGEMENT

(Accredited Activity Session)

Dr John Prickett

Specialist Pain Management Physician, Northern Integrated Pain Management

or

8.50 AM
ADULT ADHD

Dr Tarun Yadav

Psychiatrist,

ProCare Mental Health Services, Waratah

9.55 AM
IATROGENIC OBESITY

MANAGING TO BRING YOUR WEIGHT DOWN WHEN DEALING WITH THE DOWN SIDE OF ANTI-PSYCHOTICS
(Accredited Activity Session)

Dr Geeta Chaudhary

Psychiatrist, New Lambton

or

9.55 AM
SUICIDE MANAGEMENT

Katie McGill & Kylie Redman

Senior Clinical Psychologists, Towards Zero Suicide Initiative,

HNE MHS

11.00 AM MORNING TEA BREAK & TRADE DISPLAYS

11.40 AM
BARIATRIC SURGERY & PREGNANCY NUTRITION

Dr Cathy Harbury, Weight Loss Surgery Dietitian, Surgery Central and Enlighten Nutrition

WOMEN'S HEALTH & OBESITY
Speaker Tbc

(Accredited Activity Session)

or

11.40 AM
NERVE BLOCKS AND SPINAL INJECTIONS FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND EVIDENCE

Dr Marc Russo

Pain Medicine Physician and Director, Hunter Pain Specialists, Broadmeadow

12.45 PM
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

(Accredited Activity Session)

Dr Liz Percival

General Paediatrician, Medical Lead for Weight Management Service, John Hunter Children's Hospital

or

12.45 PM
CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN: A PERSPECTIVE ON DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Dr Ksenia Katyk

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Specialist Pain Medicine Physician Maternity and Gynaecology and HIPS, John Hunter Hospital

1.45 PM LUNCH BREAK & TRADE DISPLAYS

2.30 PM
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF OBESITY AND DIABETES DEVELOPMENT

(Accredited Activity Session)

Dr Annalise Philcox

Staff Specialist Endocrinology and General Medicine, Calvary Mater Newcastle Waratah and Hunter Endocrinology, Adamstown

or

2.30 AM
COVID AND CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUES

Dr Mohammed Al-Omary

Cardiologist, Newcastle Heart and Staff Specialist Cardiologist, Maitland, JHH and Lake Macquarie Private Hospitals

Associate Professor Shamasunder Acharya

Clinical Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Clinical Lead, Diabetes Alliance

Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinology and Diabetes , John Hunter Hospital 

3.35 PM
OBESITY AND MEDICATIONS
(Accredited Activity Session)

or

3.35 PM
CVD PREVENTION:

THE ROLE OF RISK CALCULATORS, CORONARY ARTERY CALCIUM SCORE, CTCA AND STRESS TESTING

Dr Stuart Sugito

Cardiologist, Newcastle Heart, Hamilton 

Staff Specialist Cardiologist, The Maitland Hospital and John Hunter Hospitals

4.35 PM - CONFERENCE CLOSE