We're catching up in scenic Wollongong where we will be delving into aged-care pharmacology, speech pathology and oral implications of polypharmacy in this allied health themed CPD event.
Featuring speakers & Topics:
- Brianna McMillan - Speech Pathology for Interdisciplinary Team Work
- Dr Zanab Malik - Medications & Common Oral Implications; Polypharmacy
- Barry Hashemi - Pharmacology
CPD Hours: 3 hours Scientific
Speech Pathology for Interdisciplinary Team Work
- Brianna McMillan
- Describe and outline all aspects of speech pathology
- Listing problems with speech, language, communication, fluency of voice, and children's speech development
Medications & Common Oral Implications; Polypharmacy
- Dr Zanab Malik
- Medications and common oral implications
- Discussion on polypharmacy
- Barry Hashemi
- Identify and recognise the common oral implications of medications taken by patients
- Discuss evidence based recommendations for the management of these complications where appropriate
- Explore the role of the oral health practitioner in inter-professional collaboration with regards to medication usage particularly in the aged care sector
Our Event Sponsors:
Our event hand hygiene products and masks are kindly sponsored by Erskine Oral Care.
About Our Speakers:
Speech Pathologist/ Clinic Director
Briana McMillan is a Speech Pathologist and Clinic Director of Let’s Talk Intervention Services, Wollongong. Briana graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Science (Hearing and Speech) and Masters of Speech Language Pathology. Briana is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). She is trained in Key Word Sign, the Lidcombe Program for stuttering, Sounds-Write and VoiceCraft.
Before opening Let’s Talk in 2019, Briana worked in Narellan, Sutherland Shire and the Illawarra where she provided assessment and intervention for individual clients, small groups and as part of a multidisciplinary/ transdisciplinary team.
Briana provides assessment and intervention for children of all ages across a range of difficulties. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of care by fostering strong relationships with her clients to ensure therapy is engaging and integrating evidence from the literature to help ensure that all children reach their full potential. Briana is also part of the CHAMPS team (Childhood Autism Multidisciplinary Private Service) with Dr Virginia Oliveira (Paediatrician) and Dr Nick Marsden (Clinical Psychologist).
Dr Zanab Malik
Special Needs Denist BDS, DClinDent(SND), FRACDS(GDP), MRACDS(SND)
Zanab completed her undergraduate training in Dentistry in 2011 with the University of Adelaide. After moving back home to Sydney, she worked for seven years in private practices in regional and metro NSW and as a resident in public specialist paediatric and special needs dentistry departments at Sydney Dental Hospital. She attained Fellowship with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 2018. Finding her passion, Zanab specialised and successfully attained a Doctor in Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) in 2020 with The University of Sydney as the third graduate of the program. During her training at Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Zanab received the prestigious Ronald Ettinger Scholarship and received multiple awards for her research.
Zanab is passionate about comprehensive dental management for people with special healthcare needs, is a strong advocate for these patients and believes they should receive the highest quality dental care. She is excited to be working with Sydney Specialist Dental Group and combining her experience with paediatric and adult patients with special healthcare needs, particularly as they transition to adult services and establish a lifelong dental home.
Zanab continues to develop her knowledge and skills to help those people with disabilities and the most vulnerable of our population, currently completing a Diploma in Dementia Care. She also continues her research in bariatric dentistry, an area of expertise, having published widely in well-renowned journals and presented her findings locally and internationally.
In addition to her work with Sydney Specialist Dental Group, Zanab works in the public Gosford Hospital Dental Clinic with Central Coast Local Health District, managing medically complex patients and is involved in undergraduate teaching of oral health in a conjoint role with the University of Newcastle. Zanab enjoys teaching and sharing her expertise and is the current RACDS NSW/ACT Candidate Advisor in addition to being an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Special Needs Dentistry, Australian Society of Special Care in Dentistry, Australian Dental Association and International Association of Disability and Oral Health.
Barry is a trusted and well-known member of the local community through his local pharmacies and a well-respected lecturer in the Medicine and Chemistry faculties at the University of Wollongong.
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