Infections of the Central Nervous System - Branch CPD Event

6:30pm Wednesday, 26 April 2017
8:00pm Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Branch CPD Event
Douglas Miller Theatre, Cator Building
Lvl 2, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010

This presentation will provide an overview of diagnosis and management of infections of the central nervous system.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the broad groups of aetiologic agents of central nervous system infections: Viral, Bacterial, Parasitic and Fungal
  • Describe the three basic CNS infectious syndromes: Encephalitis, meningitis and abscess
  • Describe and justify empiric and targeted antibacterial strategies for bacterial meningitis and CNS abscess
  • Describe and justify antiviral strategies for viral encephalitis
  • Describe and justify therapeutic approaches to Cryptococcal meningitis

Refreshments available at 6.30pm, presentation starts at 7.00pm.

Entry via intersection between Barcom Avenue and Leichardt Street. Please see map.

If coming from King’s Cross Train Station:

-          Walk down Victoria Street towards Darlinghurst

-          Turn left onto Liverpool Street (at Green Park Hotel)

-          Turn Right onto Barcom Avenue

-          The entry will be on the right after the bridge

If coming from Oxford St:

-          Turn left down Boundary Street

-          Turn left down Barcom Avenue

-          The entry will be on the left

Please see map for directions

Registration Rates:

In person

Members: Free - please register below, to ensure you are not charged please enter your email address and select lookup, the discount will then be applied.
Non-members - $50.00. 

Webinar: Free to members - Register here

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Contact Information

Additional Information


David Andresen, MBBS FRACP FRCPA, Clinical Microbiologist / Infectious Diseases Physician, Concord Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.

This CPD event has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD  which can be converted to 1 hour of Group-2 CPD upon completion of multiple-choice questions (a total of up to 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number  is S2017/24

Standard 4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines

Standard 7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making

Standard 7.2 Provide ongoing medication management

Standard 7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2010)