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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 10: Doctors and retirement, with Prof Brian Draper

Volume 206, Issue 5 - 20 March 2017

Volume 206, Issue 5: 20 March 2017. Professor Brian Draper is the clinical lead for the Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals, in Sydney. He discusses older doctors and retirement, and why it's important for doctors to start planning their careers early. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Brian Draper

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 9: Caesarean section rates, with Prof Stephen Robson

Volume 206, Issue 4 - 6 March 2017

Professor Stephen Robson is President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstretricians and Gynaecologists. He discusses Australia's caesarean section rate and why the WHO target of 15% is no longer relevant. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Stephen Robson

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 8: Burnout in ICU, with Dr Cameron Knott

Volume 206, Issue 3 - 20 February 2017

Volume 206, Issue 3: 20 February, 2017. Dr Cameron Knott is an intensive care physician with Austin Health in Melbourne. He discusses the rates of burnout among Australian ICU specialists and strategies for prevention and minimisation. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Dr Cameron Knott

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 7: Wearable activity trackers, with Dr Nicky Ridgers

Volume 206, Issue 3 - 20 February 2017

Volume 206, Issue 3: 20 February, 2017. Dr Nicky Ridgers is a senior research fellow with the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University. She discusses the efficacy of wearable activity trackers for encouraging long-term fitness improvement. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Dr Nicola Ridgers

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 6: Prof Nick Talley, National Obesity Summit

Volume 206, Issue 3 - 20 February 2017

Volume 206, Issue 3: 20 February, 2017. Professor Nick Talley, chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, discusses the National Obesity Summit and the need for a nationwide strategy to fight the "pandemic" of obesity. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell.

Interviewee: Professor Nick Talley

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 5: Dr Lisa Whop, cervical cancer in Indigenous women

Volume 206, Issue 2 - 6 February 2017

Volume 206, Issue 2: 6 February, 2017. Dr Lisa Whop is a research fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research. She discusses her research on the time from abnormal Pap smear to clinical followup in Indigenous women. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell. Available as a video here.

Interviewee: Dr Lisa Whop

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 4: Mass media campaigns and chest pain

Volume 206, Issue 1 - 16 January 2017

Volume 206, Issue 1: 16 January, 2017. Ziad Nehme, a paramedic and researcher with Ambulance Service Victoria, and Harry Patsamanis from the Heart Foundation talk about their research into the effects of mass media campaigns on ambulance use for chest pain. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell. Available as video here.

Interviewee: Ziad Nehme and Harry Patsamanis

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 3: Reducing medication errors in discharge summaries

Volume 206, Issue 1 - 16 January 2017

Volume 206, Issue 1: 16 January, 2016. Erica Tong, lead clinical pharmacist at the Alfred in Melbourne, and Dr Gary Yip, a general physician, also at the Alfred, discuss their research into reducing medication errors in hospital discharge summaries. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell. Available as a video here.

Interviewee: Erica Tong and Dr Gary Yip

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 2: A breakthrough for diabetic retinopathy

Volume 206, Issue 1 - 16 January 2017

Volume 206, Issue 1: 16 January, 2017. Professor Hugh Taylor, head of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne, talks about the listing on the MBS of non-mydriatic photography and what it means for the early detection of diabetic retinopathy, particularly for Indigenous populations. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell. Available as a video here.

Interviewee: Professor Hugh Taylor

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MJA Podcasts 2017 Episode 1: Dr Joanna Flynn, chair of the Medical Board of Australia

Volume 206, Issue 1 - 16 January 2017

Volume 206, Issue 1: 16 January 2017. Dr Joanna Flynn, chair of the MBA, talks about reforms to CPD requirements and plans to identify poorly performing doctors more effectively. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell. Available as a video here.

Interviewee: Dr Joanna Flynn

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