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RANZCP Election Update

Dear College Colleague, As you might be aware, due to Covid-19 crisis the RANZCP election for Elected Directors of the College Board voting period has been extended to finish 5pm AEST on Monday 4 May.  Please mark this date on your dairies, as it is critical that you vote in this year’s...

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): What is it, how to identify it, and what to do about it? The general public is aware that we are seeing the increase of dementia conditions. This creates anxiety, especially as one gets older. The fear is not unreasonable given that the aging of our population puts...

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development I have become very concerned over recent times that medical college CPD programs are becoming more prescriptive and less flexible for their members. These programs ask doctors to spend a number of hours at the beginning of each year developing a professional...

End mandatory reporting for doctors treating doctors

Mandatory Reporting A Queensland parliament committee is currently reviewing legislation to make some changes to the mandatory reporting rules of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA). At the moment doctors treating other doctors for mental health problems or physical...

The ‘Antidote’ to Loss

The ‘Antidote’ to Loss, Guilt, Shame, Loneliness, Isolation and Resentment I am a physician specialising in mental illness – a psychiatrist. I have an interest in suicide prevention – see website drphilipmorris.com – the article on ‘Nine steps to halt suicide’. But today I want to explore a more...

In search of Alzheimer’s disease Holy Grail

In search of Alzheimer’s disease Holy Grail and finding an esteemed colleague In late March this year (2018) I attended the Advances in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Therapies An AAT-AD/PD Focus Meeting in Torino (Turin), Italy. This meeting provides the most up-to-date information on scientific...

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