Lecture Overview


Corticosteroids are a life-saving medication - yet this important point is often lost when people consider the side effects or stigma of taking steroids. This talk is aimed at advanced clinicians and provides a comprehensive, and detailed overview of this class of medications, the indications for use, and some handy prescribing tips to have on hand to ensure your patients receive the most benefit out of these medications.


Jenny Gowan

Jenny, 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.




13 Total Rating(s)

Informative and clear presentation.

Pietryna Duch
04 Apr 2018

Very interesting and informative

Vicki Talbot
19 Mar 2018

To know the effects and side effects and careful handling and using of this medication will help the quick recovery of the patient. Alleviate pain as quicker as it is and assess patient progress.

Susana Ave
14 Mar 2018

Very precise and simple to understand the medication,

Dasunika Tennakoon
13 Mar 2018

very good topic.

Lei Zhang
12 Mar 2018

informative tool .

Michelle rolleston
12 Mar 2018


Catherine Harding
12 Mar 2018

Lots of vital information packed into a short presentation. Great lecture.

Vanessa Rudman
11 Mar 2018

Excellent presentation

Teresa Perry
11 Mar 2018

Excellent presentation

Teresa Perry
11 Mar 2018

The educator was very engaging.

Denise Whittaker
07 Mar 2018


Tara sharma subedi
06 Mar 2018

This was an excellent resource to watch.

Maree Findlay
05 Mar 2018

This was a very useful and informative lecture. I would recommend this to other health professionals.

Lorna Hall
05 Mar 2018

very useful

Anita Carroll
05 Mar 2018

Cortisone steroids are life saving, however they also have many side effects, especially after long term use.

Xiaodong Ran
04 Mar 2018

It was a very good lesson and well explained

Dianne Williams
03 Mar 2018

The lecturer was knowledgeable and gave relevant examples.

Jacqueline Curran
03 Mar 2018