The Importance of Telehealth

The 2018 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium will this year be held over 15-17 October at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania.

Joining us at the conference is Dr Ross Kirkman, Consultant Psychiatrist at PSYCH2U powered by GP2U who will present on The Importance of Telehealth as Part of An Integrated Mental Health Service to Rural and Remote Australia’.

Dr Ross Kirkman

Abstract

The Psychiatrist plays a crucial role as part of an integrated mental health service. This is best done in a shared care role with the General Practitioner, Psychologists and community support personal. There will never be many psychiatrists living outside of capital cities and Telehealth is ideally suited to Psychiatric consultations with patients mostly located at their local General Practitioners rooms.

Biography

Dr Ross Kirkman (Consultant Psychiatrist) is a considerate and effective psychiatrist with many years’ experience. He is an adult general psychiatrist and treats the full range of psychiatric disorders seen in the adult population. He is particularly interested in and has extensive experience in: • Pharmacological interventions – prescribing/modifying medications so they work for patients with minimal side effects. • Mood Disorders – including Depression and Bipolar Disorder. • Anxiety Disorders – including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). • Holistic approaches to mental health

For more information on the 2018 Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium and to secure early bird discounted rates currently on offer please visit anzmh.asn.au/rrmh