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Lecture Overview

Antidepressant medicines are one of our most commonly prescribed medicines. In older adults, we must be aware of the possibility of profound side effects that are particularly potent to this vulnerable group. This session will highlight the issues surrounding the prescription of antidepressants.

Educators

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Louis Roller Visit

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Reviews

4.5
60 Total Rating(s)
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Kay Johnson
31 May 2019

Excellent reference

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Jianxiang Li
31 May 2019

good

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Renata Wissmann
30 May 2019

Great information

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Maria Elizabeth Pombuena
30 May 2019

It is very informative and useful to my nursing practice.

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beverley Taylor
27 May 2019

Very well done enjoyed all the content

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Pamela Goodman
26 May 2019

This was very informative resource for bringing a better understanding of anti depressants drugs.

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Kaung Lynn
26 May 2019

great and informative.

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Michelle Willis
25 May 2019

Good

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Kerry Ross
25 May 2019

Informative program

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Dona Maria Jose
23 May 2019

very informative