SHINE SA have released a short video resource for health professionals providing advice on the current syphilis outbreak in South Australia.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It presents a serious public health issue as it causes harm to the developing foetus and increases the transmission and acquisition of HIV.
The 5 minute video SA Syphilis Outbreak – Advice for Clinicians urges health professionals to be aware that syphilis is increasing rapidly in SA and that there is a need to respond with increased screening.
SHINE SA hosts regular education sessions focused on clinically relevant issues. These sessions are available for doctors, nurses, midwives and other interested professionals. QI&CPD points can be applied for each session.
Forums include light refreshments, an educational presentation (1.5 hours CPD) and networking opportunities.
SHINE SA is trialling various software and all forums will be recorded and, quality permitting, uploaded for later access. Presenters will be recorded for video and audio, but audience will be audio recorded only.
UPCOMING CLINICAL FORUMS:
Tuesday 12 June Topic: Cervical Screening Update Presenter: Dr Amy Moten
Attendance at this forum will ensure your knowledge of the National Cervical Screening Renewed Guidelines is accurate and in line with best practice principles. SA Cervix Screening Program will have updated resources available on the day for you to add to your toolbox.
Tuesday 24 July Topic: Syphilis Presenter: Dr Danae Kent
This forum will cover recent trends in syphilis infection, syphilis serology and current recommendations for treatment. Come along and have your questions on this complex infection answered.
Tuesday 18 September Topic: Update on Sexually Transmitted infections Presenter: Dr Danae Kent
This forum will cover current trends in sexually transmitted infections and include recent updates to the Australian STI Management Guidelines for Use in Primary Care.
Tuesday 27 November Topic: Contraception Update Presenter: Dr Amy Moten
Network with peers before the silly season is upon us while hearing the latest trends and recommendations in contraception.
Where: SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
Time: 6pm registration with presentations 6.30 – 8.30pm
Access to recorded forums: If you are interested in accessing recorded forums, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Forum Topic
2. Your full name
3. Your occupation (doctor, nurse, midwife, other – please state)
4. Your preferred email address
Increased syphilis testing among gay men increased detection of early latent infections and was accompanied by a fall in the proportion of cases involving secondary syphilis, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.