About Michael Tam

Michael Tam is a Staff Specialist in General Practice at the Academic General Practice Unit in Fairfield Hospital, located in South Western Sydney. He is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia. His clinical interest is in comorbid substance use disorder and mental health disorders. His research interests are in the detection of at-risk drinking in the primary care setting, and in e-learning in medical education.

General practitioner follow-up in older people after an emergency department admission

I presented this research paper at GP17, the annual conference of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, International Conference Centre, Sydney, 26-28 August 2017. (PDF – abstract, PPT).

Watson B, Tam CWM, Pellizzon B, Ban L, Doan H. General practitioner follow-up in older people after an emergency department admission. GP17 RACGP Annual Conference, Sydney. 26-28 August 2017.

YouTube video presentation

Paper published in AFP: http://vitualis.com/?p=2047

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GP research for GPs @ GPDU

This oral presentation of a “pitch paper” was given at the 2017 GPTEC (General Practice Training and Education Conference), ICC Sydney, 16-17 August 2017. (presentation; abstract)

Tam CWM, Khan A, Knight A, Rhee J, Price K, Leeuwenburg T, McLean K, Higgins N. GP research for GPs @ GPDU. GPTEC (General Practice Training and Education Conference), ICC Sydney, 16-17 August 2017 Continue reading

Radio interview on 2UE Lifestyle Overnight program

I was interviewed on the 2UE Lifestyle Overnight with David Prior program on the current influenza season.

Michael is from the GP Unit at Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.

As you may know NSW is in the midst of the worst flu season on record with more than 8000 influenza cases confirmed in the past week alone. Flu patients were presenting to the state’s emergency departments in greater numbers than ever before, the latest NSW Health Influenza Surveillance Report showed.

A record 18,357 confirmed flu cases were reported between January and July, more than double the number of cases in the same period in 2016.