What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Meningococcal disease is a serious and preventable cause of death and disability in children. Where funded immunisations have greatly reduced the prevalence of certain strains around the world, there is still cause for concern in Australia with limited Meningococcal B vaccine coverage. This talk outlines the epidemiology of the different strains of Meningococcal disease in Australia, identifies at-risk population groups and elucidates recommendations for disease prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the prevalence of the different Neisseria meningitidis serogroups in Australia
  • Recognise population groups at-risk of Meningococcal infection
  • Review the National Immunisation Program (NIP)
  • Recommend the timely administration of important vaccines that are not yet on the NIP

About the Expert

Prof Peter Richmond

Prof Peter Richmond is a Paediatrician and Immunologist at Perth Children’s Hospital and Director of the WA Child and Adolescent Health Research Network. He heads the Vaccine Trials Group, a multidisciplinary research group which provides a coordinated approach to the development, delivery, assessment and promotion of vaccines in our community. His major research interests are in the prevention of meningitis, pneumonia and otitis media and understanding susceptibility to infections in children. He has authored over 200 scientific publications in these areas and has worked in meningococcal vaccine research for over 20 years.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Meningitis Prevention – Conversation Strategies

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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