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Lecture Overview

Antihistamines are often a first-line therapy used to relieve symptoms of allergies. Many are available over the counter without a prescription. Are they safe and what evidence is available to demonstrate their efficacy?


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Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.


52 Total Rating(s)
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Riya Thapa
30 May 2019


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Anna Carter
27 May 2019

Good resource. Relevant update on antihistamines.

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Patricia Gardner
26 May 2019

Well presented and easy to understand.

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Margaret Smith
26 May 2019

Interesting, presented well.

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Emily Kaye Price
25 May 2019

Good in depth presentation with excellent detail. Engaging presenter, full of knowledge and willing to share.

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Sarah Major
25 May 2019

Love his sense of humour, excellent presenter, useful information!

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Geetha Rani Ammini
23 May 2019


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Jamie Koopman
21 May 2019

This lecture was not lengthy, however very informative and enjoyable

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Tracy Kiddle
21 May 2019

This was a great lecture nice and short and informative.

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Katrina Ruth Wilkinson
18 May 2019

Short interesting presentation which provided relevant information.

CPD18m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  52
Published08 May 2019
Expires18 July 2019
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