Webinar: Supporting Primary Health Care Clinicians in SA in the Provision of Medical Abortion

SPHERE: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care, October 2022

The primary objective of the webinar is to provide general practitioners, practice nurses and community pharmacists with the support required to initiate EMA services in their area.

This will be undertaken by providing an overview of:
• the context of South Australian legislation changes
• Therapeutic Guideline recommendations and EMA training requirements
• practical tips and tricks on setting up and undertaking an abortion consultation
• support mechanisms available on the AusCAPPS Network
• South Australian services and referral pathways

The webinar will be recorded and housed on AusCAPPS (https://medcast.com.au/communities/auscapps).

The event will accrue 3 CPD points for RACGP members.

Attendance will also be recorded by the South Australian PHNs.
Tuesday Oct 25th 2022 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (6:30 PM in Adelaide)

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Professor Danielle Mazza

Chief Investigator SPHERE CRE @Monash University

Professor Danielle Mazza is the Head of the Department of General Practice at Monash University and Director of the NHMRC funded SPHERE Centre of Research excellence in women’s sexual and reproductive health in primary care. A nationally and internationally recognised leader in implementation research and knowledge translation in the general practice setting; she has made significant, sustained and ongoing contributions to advance general practice and primary health care in Australia in the field of women’s sexual and reproductive health.

Brigid Coombe

Co-convenor @SA Abortion Action Coalition

Brigid Coombe is a Co-convenor of the SA Abortion Action Coalition. With Associate Professor Barbara Baird, she has provided leadership to this group who have been campaigning for improved abortion access in SA since 2016; and who were instrumental in the reform of the state’s abortion law and the establishment of safe access zone legislation. She has provided sexual and reproductive health care, including specialist abortion care at the Pregnancy Advisory Centre in SA, in nursing and leadership roles, and has researched nurses’ experience in the provision of role in abortion care. Brigid is a member of the Minister’s Termination of Pregnancy Implementation Committee.

Professor Deborah Bateson

Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Medicine and Health @The University of Sydney

Deborah Bateson is Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney and has worked as a clinician, educator, researcher and advocate in sexual and reproductive health for over 20 years. She oversaw the implementation of medical and abortion services at Family Planning NSW following decriminalisation in late 2019, and is a co-author of the inaugural medical abortion chapter in the 2020 eTherapeutic Guidelines.
Dr Kathleen McNamee

Medical Director @Sexual Health Victoria

Kathy McNamee is the Medical Director of Sexual Health Victoria and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. She contributes to the Contraception and Medical Abortion sections of Therapeutic Guidelines on Sexual Health.

Dr Jane Baird

Medical Director @SA Pregnancy Advisory Centre

Dr Jane Baird is the Medical Head of Unit at Pregnancy Advisory Centre in the Western suburbs of Adelaide which a state government funded public abortion provider. Dr Baird has worked there for 21 years along with working in abortion care in other South Australian public hospital services and provided fly in-fly out 2nd trimester surgical abortion care for MSA in Melbourne for 7 years. She started her career as a rural GP and developed an interest in women’s health. She has a particular interest in provision of 2nd trimester surgical abortion care.




By J Pope

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