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NZSSD Study Sessions - Management of Gastroparesis
Hosted by the Diabetes Dietitian Special Interest Group.

Sep 7, 2022 04:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

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Dr Charlotte Daker
Dr Charlotte Daker is a consultant gastroenterologist at Waitematā who has a special interest in neurogastroenterology and motility. She commenced her training in London, UK where she completed 3 years before she took a sabbatical to sail across the Pacific and completed her training in New Zealand. She is passionate about improving equity and the patient experience and leads the Chronic Nausea and Vomiting Multidisciplinary Team. Together the team have developed resources for patients and clinicians alike including a diagnostic and treatment algorithm. Her interest in this has opened doors to further research and work with the innovative gastric myoelectrical mapping physiological testing start up from Auckland University, Alimetry. In her downtime she enjoys rock music and endurance sport – everything from Iron Maiden to IronMan triathlon.
Amanda Whitford
Amanda Whitford has been working as a Waitematā New Zealand Registered Dietitian for the last 5 years and is currently the Dietetic Clinical Leader for the Community, Outpatient, and Waitakere Inpatient teams, which involves a combination of management, service improvement, and clinical work. She has experience working across all of the above settings, and has a special interest in the dietetic management of gastrointestinal conditions. Amanda is passionate about collaborative teamwork to improve patient experience and outcomes across all services.
Fiona Williams
Fiona Williams is a NZ-registered nurse and have been working as a clinical nurse specialist in Waitamata Gastroenterology for the last 7 years. The position is varied with a large enteral feeding component which incorporates both inpatients and outpatients. Fiona sees outpatients in clinic and provide phone advice to outpatients, district nurses and nurses working in care facilities. She has a key role in educating post grad nurses in the hospital and community, running 10 study days a year as well as teaching the different types and uses of enteral feeding tubes to the student dietitians at Massey university.
Elizabeth Brookbanks
Elizabeth Brookbanks registered as a pharmacist in NZ in 1986 and in the UK in 1988. Elizabeth graduated with a Masters in Clinical Pharmacy from Otago University in 1995. Elizabeth has worked as an honorary lecturer for both Otago and Auckland Universities. At the NZHPA 2015 conference Elizabeth won Best paper in Clinical Research/Audit for her presentation on Improving the Patient Journey for patients with diabetes. Elizabeth is currently the Team Leader for the Pharmacists working in Medicine at North Shore Hospital. Working clinically on the Gastro ward at North Shore Hospital. Elizabeth is involved in mentoring junior pharmacists, training new graduates also in the teaching programme for junior doctors.