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RECORDING: Learnings for the Year - 22 November 2022
Professor Guy Richards, Emeritus Professor at University of the Witwatersrand with in CONVERSATION host, Dr Rust Theron will reflect on learnings for the year:

• SARS CoV-2 and the pandemic
• Our antimicrobial stewardship journey
• Considerations for your patient pre- and post ICU.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron and Professor Guy Richards

RECORDING: Our depressed patient who failed therapy - what now?
Over a third of patients with major depressive disorder do not respond adequately to first-line treatment. Professor Piet Oosthuizen, Psychiatrist in private practice and Associate Professor (Extraordinary) at Stellenbosch University discusses best options for treatment of these patients with in CONVERSATION host, Dr Rust Theron.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Professor Piet Oosthuizen

RECORDING: Your patient with Chronic Pain
Chronic pain of uncertain cause, which despite treatment remains stubbornly present, causes frustration to both the clinician and patient. Dr Shaquir Salduker, Durban Pain Clinic, discusses a practical tiered approach for clinical practice with in CONVERSATION host, Dr Rust Theron.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Shaquir Salduker

RECORDING: HIV triple vs Dual therapy
The primary care practitioner now has access to simpler and safer therapies for People Living with HIV. Dr Jeremy Nel, Infectious Diseases Expert at Wits University discusses practical approaches to treatment with in CONVERSATION host Dr Rust Theron.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Jeremy Nel

RECORDING: Your patient with COPD
Earlier diagnosis of COPD is possible in primary care thereby saving lung function and improving overall outcomes. Professor Van Zyl-Smit, UCT will discuss with in CONVERSATION host, Dr Rust Theron, how alert clinicians can identify at-high risk patients (including non-smokers who vape), based on careful history taking and inexpensive pulmonary testing. Practical tips on therapy and red flags for referral will be presented.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit

RECORDING: Your allergic patient
Dr Tshegofatso Mabelane, Director of About Allergy and author of a South African Primary Care Guide to the Basics of Allergy, discusses key clinical action points in allergy diagnosis and management with in CONVERSATION host, Dr Rust Theron. Don’t miss the opportunity to update your clinical practice before Spring Day - the 23rd of September and the arrival of newly affected patients in your practice.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Tshegofatso Mabelane

RECORDING: Multiple sclerosis remission
Multiple sclerosis patients have much better long-term outcomes as newer Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) become affordable. Dr Dominic Giampaolo, Neurologist in private practice in Johannesburg, discusses with host Physician Dr Rust Theron, how clinicians can support and sustain remission for their multiple sclerosis patients.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Dominic Giampaolo

RECORDING: Your patient with Parkinson’s Disease
While Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed at specialist level, GPs who refer patients early, will help to improve outcomes. Dr Riaan Van Coller, Neurologist, in conversation with host, Dr Rust Theron, highlights practical key actions which will enable GPs to provide best long-term medical support for their patients.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Riaan van Coller

RECORDING: MIGRAINES: Essential Patient Care
Dr Michael Huth, Specialist Neurologist, discusses the essentials of migraine therapy in patients experiencing episodes of migraine with in CONVERSATION host, Dr Rust Theron. The discussion highlights clinical red flags which require further investigation and urgent referral.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Michael Huth

RECORDING: Your Patient with a Headache
Treating patients who present with an acute headache and those suffering from migraine demands diagnostic acumen. Dr Michael Huth, Specialist Neurologist, Netcare Linksfield Hospital (Johannesburg) discusses with host Dr Rust Theron, key clinical action points to achieve pain relief and restore function in these patients.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Michael Huth

RECORDING: The breathless lung
The second in our series on the breathless patient, Dr Morne Vorster, Specialist Pulmonologist, Panorama Hospital (Cape Town), focuses on the practical issues facing the general practitioner dealing with respiratory causes of dyspnea. How? When? and to Whom to refer? is discussed with host, Dr Rust Theron, providing key clinical action points for primary care.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Morne Vorster

RECORDING: The breathless patient – cardiac problem?
Breathlessness and fatigue are frequent reasons for a GP visit, but is the cause cardiac? Dr Martin Mpe, Cardiologist, discusses key pointers of cardiac problems in these patients with host, Dr Rust Theron. Not to be missed for early prevention of cardiac death.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Martin Mpe

RECORDING: ADHD in your clinical practice today
Dr Rykie Liebenberg, Psychiatrist in private practice and wellknown champion of better outcomes for ADHD patients in South Africa discusses how clinicians can help reduce life and work disturbances arising from this condition in their patients. In CONVERSATION host, Dr Rust Theron explores best practice in identifying these patients, treating and supporting them from children to adults.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Rykie Liebenberg

RECORDING: Hypertension in your clinical practice today
Professor James Ker, Emeritus Professor (University of Pretoria) and well known clinical teacher, takes stock of our local care of hypertensive patients. He discusses with host, Dr Rust Theron, practical steps to improve outcomes, new treatment approaches to reach blood pressure targets and protect patients from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Prof James Ker

RECORDING: Urology in Daily Practice – Bladder in Practice
In this session Dr David Smart deals with the bladder and its complications, seen commonly today in clinical practice. in CONVERSATION Host Dr Rust Theron explores identification of causes, treatment options and innovations in care with Dr Smart, specialist Urologist in KwaZulu-Natal.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr David Smart

RECORDING: Urology in Daily Practice - Prostate in Practice
In this two-part series, host Physician, Dr Rust Theron and Urologist, Dr David Smart, focus on urology patient care and triage in Primary Care:
• Who is at greatest risk?
• Who to test?
• How to treat?

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr David Smart

RECORDING: HIV in your practice today
New drugs – new approaches. Dr K Mahomed, ‘Dr Kay’ as she is known by her patients, discusses best clinical care with host, Dr Rust Theron in this 30-min lunch session.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr KD Mahomed

RECORDING: COVID-19 – Now endemic?
Professor Bekker will discuss with host Dr Rust Theron, insights gained from the Sisonke vaccine trial; healthcare workers uptake of the booster programme and specific challenges for South Africa in 2022. She will be discussing:
• COVID-19 - The pandemic ends?
• Our special environment of HIV & TB - did it influence the mutation to Omicron?
• What else can we expect in 2022?

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Prof LG Bekker

RECORDING: Wrap-up COVID chats: You asked?...Prof Guy Richards replies
The last of our 2021 COVID Lunch Chats, Prof Guy Richards deals with Vaccine priorities, response and side-effects in very young children; Long COVID principles and care; Answering your latest questions & Presents a Summary of key clinical learnings.
In conversation with Dr Rust Theron, Durbanville, Prof Guy Richards will also look at the COVID -19 outlook for 2022? What more can we do to protect and treat our patients better, while also caring for ourselves and the healthcare team?

Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Professor Guy Richards

RECORDING: Caring for children during the COVID-19 pandemic
Prof Claudia Gray, Paediatrician and expert in Allergic Diseases, Red Cross Children’s Hospital and Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town shares her experience of caring for children during the COVID Pandemic with Dr Rust Theron, Physician, Durbanville Medi-clinic. The immediate and long-term effects of COVID infection in children will also be addressed. Join the conversation and submit your questions NOW as you register for this 30 minute expert-led chat.

Experts: Dr Rust Theron, Prof Claudia Gray & Professor Guy Richards

RECORDING: Navigating the fog of long-term COVID-19
Dr Shaquir Salduker, well-known psychiatrist has focussed on helping patients manage chronic pain, fatigue and the demands of mental illness. Today, COVID-19 is presenting both immediate and long-term challenges to patients’ mental health which he will deal with in this special lunch chat.
Experts: Dr Rust Theron, Professor Guy Richards & Dr Shaquir Salduker
RECORDING: COVID-19 Vaccines: All you need to know!
Experts: Dr Rust Theron, Professor Shabir A Madhi & Professor Guy Richards
RECORDING: The COVID referral dilemma: Who and when to refer
Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Professor Guy Richards
RECORDING: Preventing COVID-19 infections & treating your patients out-of-hospital
Aimed at providing practical advice for everyday clinical practice. Join Dr Rust Theron and Professor Guy Richards in their discussion of vaccination inertia and care of ambulatory out-of-hospital COVID infections.
Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Professor Guy Richards
RECORDING: Diagnostic and Screening Test - COVID-19
What tests for which patients and when? Dr Rust Theron presents this overview. Dr Jean Maritz, Pathcare provides key action points for clinicians.
Experts: Dr Rust Theron & Dr Jean Maritz

Please note that these chats are not CPD accredited