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Lecture Overview

"Do no harm." All prescribers must constantly be on high alert for interactions and unwanted effects of medicines. This session will serve a timely reminder of why and how we can prevent unintended consequences of medicines and includes a look at prescription labels and common interactions to be aware of.


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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.


53 Total Rating(s)
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gina sartor
23 Feb 2019

good had gone through concepts quickly need more time to explain some concepts

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Vera Krenn
16 Feb 2019

Highly informative session. Recommend this to all health care professionals

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Peter Thompson
17 Aug 2018


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Mary Anne Mara
31 May 2018

excellent lecture for all Health Professionals.

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Sirini Prathibha Ariyarathna Korale Kankanamge
31 May 2018


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Eden Kersten
30 May 2018

It wa interesting and made me more aware of medications and their interactions.

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annabel jane rogers
30 May 2018

very informative. this will make me more aware of medication interactions and their consequences. Great resource.

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Elli Minter
29 May 2018


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Thomas Mann
28 May 2018

Very informative

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Zhen Song
28 May 2018


CPD57m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  53
Published26 April 2018
Expires22 March 2019
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