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Addiction Medicine: Benzodiazepine Dependence in Older People

Tue 10th September @ 6:30 pm

Free

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) and Northside Group invites local GPs and Primary Care Nurses to this Addiction Medicine training session focused on Benzodiazepine Dependence in Older People. This session will include the latest information and statistics on Benzodiazepine prescribing in older patients and will provide the skills required for a GP to develop a care plan for an older person who is dependent on Benzodiazepines.

6.30pm – 7.00pm Registration and dinner

7.00pm – 9.00pm Workshop

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DATE:
Tue 10th September


TIME:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


VENUE:
Northside Group St Leonards Clinic Dining room
2 Frederick Street
St Leonards NSW 2065
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RACGP CPD POINTS:
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SPEAKERS:

DR STAN THEODOROU | ADDICTION PSYCHIATRIST MBBS FRANZCP FAChAM MRCPsych

Dr Stanley Theodorou (Stan) in an Addiction Psychiatrist that graduated from UNSW. He underwent Postgraduate training in psychiatry in London and Oxford, obtaining his Fellowship of RANZCP in 1999. Stan has worked in the Addiction field ever since, including currently designing inpatient programmes at Northside Group St Leonards and Wentworthville Clinics dealing with addiction where he performs outpatient assessments for addiction. Stan is also involved with a number of outpatient group therapy programmes for addiction. He is engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate medical student teaching as well as supervision of psychiatry registrars. Stan has Conjoint appointments as Senior Clinical Lecturer at both Sydney and Western Sydney Universities. He has special interests in Drug and Alcohol, Behavioural Addiction, Pathological Gambling, Chronic pain and drug dependence

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs and Practice Nurses.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Identify older patients at risk of Benzodiazepine dependence
  • Recognise the unique risks of prescribing Benzodiazepines to older patients
  • Develop a care plan for an older patient who is dependent on Benzodiazepines
COST:
There is no cost for GPs and Practice Nurses working within the SNHN region.

ENQUIRIES:

Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.


REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR ATTENDANCE.

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED