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Lecture Overview

IBD or IBS? UC or CD? Understanding the differences between these acronyms and their associated disease characteristics is important when it comes to determining pharmacological treatment for these conditions. There are many comprehensive resources that can be used to guide treatment for bowel diseases, so join Dr Jenny Gowan for a review of these guidelines and a refresher on common bowel conditions.


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Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a community health centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile


16 Total Rating(s)
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Jacqueline Dalley
27 Mar 2019

Very interesting & review of medication interactions

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Debbie Mitschuinig
09 Feb 2019

Excellent presentation for understanding of IBS and IBD

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Maryanne O'Neill
01 Feb 2019

Dynamic, Informative, Relevant !!

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Lynette hodder
06 Jan 2019

the educator was engaging

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Susan K March
03 Dec 2018


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Ruth Spencer
07 Nov 2018

Excellent presentation.

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Najwa El-Zahab
25 Oct 2018

Good information

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Edgardo boncales
22 Oct 2018

Excellent topic

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June christensen
22 Oct 2018

I really enjoyed this subject as I have many people in my life with IBS and have nursed people with Crones Disease.

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Sharyn Dorward
17 Oct 2018

More knowledge to assist with better patient care.