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Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Coming of Age in the COVID-19 Era - FREE Event

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Presented by the RPH Research Foundation

RPH Research Foundation invites you to join their latest FREE event 'Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Coming of Age in the COVID-19 Era' on Wednesday 16th September 2020 from 1:00 pm at City of Perth Library Auditorium.

Reserve your FREE tickets at Eventbrite or catch it on Facebook Live.

This engaging public lecture will feature the participation of Professor Daniel Fatovich, Dr Jenny McCloskey and Dr Jessamine Soderstrom and explore a range of rapidly evolving health issues in the era of COVID-19.


  • PROFESSOR DANIEL FATOVICH is the Director of Research at Royal Perth Hospital. He is also a senior emergency physician and clinical researcher at Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department, one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australasia, and has more than 25 years of experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials.

    Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Head of the Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine (CCREM) at Perkins and an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University are some of the other impressive strings to his bow.

    Professor Fatovich will discuss what drugs are available, how they look and how much they cost, plus share insights from research his team has conducted, including an MRI brain study of meth users.

  • DR JENNY MCCLOSKEY is Head of the Sexual Health Service at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sexual Health Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor at The University of Western Australia (UWA), and a visiting Consultant Sexual Health Physician to King Edward Memorial Hospital. In 2011, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. She completed a Master of Public Health at UWA in 1996 and her PhD on human papillomavirus in the anal canal at UWA in 2014. In 2016, she was awarded a Health Department of WA Research Translation Grant.

    Dr McCloskey will discuss Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Perth, the syphilis outbreak and sexual disinhibition with drugs.

  • DR JESSAMINE SODERSTROM is an emergency physician and clinical toxicologist at Royal Perth Hospital.

    Dr Soderstrom will describe what patients look like when they present to the Emergency Department (ED) after becoming intoxicated with different drugs and how the staff treat them. She will also discuss the impact drug use has on the ED's staff and resources.


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    When: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 1pm
    Where: City of Perth Library's Auditorium, 573 Hay St, Perth (not the State Library)
    Cost: FREE
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