Information from the Western Queensland PHN

Statewide Webinar

Queensland PHNs webinar: COVID update for general practice #6

Winter Readiness: The Coincidence of Influenza and COVID-19

Thursday 12 May 2022 - 6:30pm-8:00pm

Host: Robin Warren, Western Queensland PHN

GPs and general practice staff are invited to attend this webinar organised by Queensland Primary Health Networks, to receive the latest updates on the current COVID-19 situation in Queensland. Join us as we discuss the impact of the coming flu season and continuing presence of COVID-19.


Epidemiology of Influenza, outbreaks and what is ahead this winter.
Dr Steven Donohue, Director, Public Health Unit, Townsville Hospital

Dr Donohue is a Public Health Physician and the Director of the Townsville Public Health Unit (TPHU). In his role at TPHU, Dr Donohue coordinates and supports national, state-wide and local public health responses, as well as undertaking health surveillance and disease-control initiatives.
Double dose: COVID-19 and Influenza, Current influenza treatments, Vulnerable patients
Dr Trent Yarwood, Infectious Disease Specialist, Cairns Base Hospital   

Dr Yarwood is an infectious disease specialist at Cairns Base Hospital, and the clinical director of the Queensland State-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship program, and a senior health advisor for Future Wise Australia. He is also a senior lecturer at James Cook University (Cairns) and the Rural Clinical School of the University of Queensland.
A General Practice perspective to Winter Readiness.  Overview of Influenza/Respiratory conditions and COVID-19 in HealthPathways.
Dr Karen Benn, GP, St George Medical Centre, Western Queensland

Dr Benn is a GP and has a practice in the rural town of St George in South West Queensland.
Karen is a contributing Clinical Editor for Western Queensland HealthPathways.

There will also be an opportunity to submit questions in advance.
Please email your questions to Kathleen.O’ and they will be addressed on the night (time permitting).

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WQPHN has created a dedicated webpage which is updated regularly as information is provided.
Updates include information packs for General Practice, Commissioned Service Providers and Residential Aged Care Facilities. 

WQ HealthPathways contains current Qld-endorsed care pathways and local information for COVID-19 management

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