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  • 32 mins of CPD

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) refer to chronic inflammatory diseases that affect all organ systems including, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, mental ill-health, allergies and many more. In this presentation, paediatric immunologist and allergist, Professor Susan Prescott discusses the state of the NCD pandemic and how it is effecting the younger generation, the role of inflammation in NCDs and how the effects of early exposure can last a lifetime. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Realise the current state of the NCD pandemic and how it's linked to modern environmental and lifestyle change
  • Understand the significance of the allergy epidemic and its implications on the younger generation
  • Understand how inflammation is a common element in most NCDs
  • Identify the early life factors that influence propensity for inflammation in later life  
  • Understand the importance of early environmental exposures and its effects on immune health
  • Discuss how social, cultural and economic determinants of health have an impact on the NCD pandemic
  • Realise how nurses can educate and advocate for patients for better long term health

About the Expert

Prof Susan Prescott

Prof Susan Prescott is the Winthrop Professor in the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at University of Western Australia. She is also a Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist at the Perth Children’s Hospital, and a Research Strategy Leader and the Telethon KIDS Institute. Prof Prescott works at the highest international level of her field. She is a Director of the World Allergy Organisation, the peak global organisation on allergy, comprising of over 90 national and regional allergy and immunology societies. She is founding President of the multidisciplinary ‘DOHaD’ Society in Australia and New Zealand (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease). As part of the World Universities Network, she also founded and continues to chair an international interdisciplinary research network (‘in-FLAME’) with over 120 members from more than 30 partner institutions.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • DOHaD – Early Life Solutions to the Modern Health Crisis (35 mins)

    • Test your learning!

  • 2

    Document your CPD

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool