Webinar: Interaction between the immune system and micronutrients

A CPD-accredited webinar for pharmacists wishing to understand the human immune system and the role that micronutrients play in its function

23 June 2021 | 7-8.30PM AEST

Our three experts will share their in-depth knowledge on this topic and respond to questions from attendees.

Dr. Treasure McGuire will shed light on basic immunology, including: 

  • Immune system function
  • First 1000 days and immunity
  • Daily micronutrient intake necessary to support immune function

Dr. Brett MacFarlane will talk us through immune-related gut disorders, including: 

    • Gut disorders and their interlinking pathophysiology with the immune system
    • Complex immune-related conditions
  • Management through support from micronutrients

Prof. Peter Ebeling will talk about evidence-based medicine when it comes to benefits of vitamin D beyond bone health:

  • Vitamin D in combination with calcium
  • What the evidence says for vitamin D in reducing acute respiratory tract infections and cardiovascular disease
  • Discerning the role of vitamin D in the prevention of COVID-19 and its complications
  • The role of vitamin D in cancer – any evidence?

This session will run for 1.5 hours and will be CPD-accredited.

Brought to you by the AJP in partnership with Sanofi-Aventis Healthcare.

Q&A: If you would like to submit a question to be answered by the panelists in conversation, please include this when registering or alternatively, email your question to jan.decomps@appco.com.au.

Date:    Wednesday 23 June 2021

Time:   7-8.30PM AEST | 6.30-8PM ACST | 5-6.30PM AWST


More about the speakers:

Dr Treasure McGuire is Assistant Director of Pharmacy (Practice and Development) Mater Health, SEQ where she manages an Academic Practice Unit that delivers pharmacology curricula to five health disciplines across three universities. In her academic role, she has conjoint appointments as:  Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, where she coordinates pharmacology and therapeutics curricula for the medical program; and  Senior Conjoint Lecturer, School of Pharmacy,The University of Queensland (UQ) where she coordinates an online course within the Master of Clinical Pharmacy program. Treasure is an active member of pharmacy organisations: Australasian College of Pharmacy (Fellow); Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Fellow); and Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (Chair, Women’s & Newborn Health Leadership Committee). 

Dr Brett MacFarlane is Chief Pharmacist  at the Australasian College of Pharmacy. Brett graduated from pharmacy from the University of Queensland with a first-class postgraduate honours degree. He managed metropolitan and regional pharmacies before completing a PhD in skin science from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Brett’s research interests include transepidermal drug delivery and pharmacy practice. He was the chief investigator of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia S2/S3 Mystery Shopper program for 5 years. He has been the Education and Research manager for the Australasian College of Pharmacy since 2011 and currently holds the position of Chief Pharmacist. Brett’s clinical interests include dermatology and gut health. He has spoken nationally and internationally at a number of pharmacy conferences and has an extensive publication record. He is currently responsible for development and delivery of the pharmacist continuing professional development programs of the College.

Professor Peter Ebeling is Head of the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University. He was inaugural director of the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science. In 2015, he was made an Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished services in the field of bone health. Research interests include: musculoskeletal health and diseases; public health aspects of vitamin D, including effects on muscle function, bone and diabetes; post-transplantation osteoporosis; and osteoporosis in men. Professor Ebeling was Associate Editor of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Editor of Clinical Endocrinology (Oxf) and Editor-in-Chief of Bone Reports. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Osteoporosis International. He is Medical Director of Osteoporosis Australia, Board member of the IOF.



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