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  • TheSynapse eLearning - Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 2 days ago
    • 3 views
    Before launch of TheSynapse elearning platform we look at the highlights of videos produced and look at the evolution of videos developed over past few years. Stay tuned to www.thesynapse.net/cme
  • Kelvin Cortis v01 - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 3 days ago
    • 21 views
  • Psychosocial and Ethical Considerations of Deceased Organ Donation - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 265 views
    In this video on can appreciate the point of view of a parent who lost her son and decided to donate organs for other persons awaiting transplant. Life After Drew Campaign aims to increase awarene...
  • Antenatal Ultrasound - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
    • 329 views
    In this eLearning video we meet Dr Mark Cordina, a Resident Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with a special interest in obstetric ultrasound, who speaks to us about the significance of obs...
  • Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Europe - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
    • 76 views
    Dr Gauden Galea, Director of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-Course in the WHO Regional Office for Europe, talks to us about the response to the epidemic of NCDs in t...
  • Writing A Scientific Paper - Duration: 4 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    • 155 views
    WASP courses are three day intensive events with formal lectures & interactive sessions. WASP was created, and is run by Prof. Victor Grech along with other Maltese academics.

    Prof Victor Grech e...
  • Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 439 views
    In this eLearning video we meet Dr Mark Abela who discussed the
    Aetiology and Epidemiology of Sudden Death, The role of screening in athletes and general population, lifestyle modification and meth...
  • Influenza Vaccination Myths and Facts - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 764 views
    In this eLearning video we meet discuss common myths and facts regarding Influenza and the Influenza Vaccine.

    Christopher Barbara graduated in Medicine and Surgery in Malta and continued his stud...
  • End of Life Care - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 51 views
    In this eLearning video we meet Prof Pierre Mallia where we discuss end of life care and in particular we discuss EndCare. EndCare - Malta is An Erasmus+ Project led by the University of Malta and ...
  • Medical Cannabis - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 572 views
    The issue of cannabis use is controversial to say the least.
    Having said this one cannot escape the fact that there is a lot of controversy going on in Malta with respect to this issue. Some people...
  • Rational Use of HRT in the menopause - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    • 278 views
    During the latter part of the last century, HRT was advocated for both menopausal symptom relief and chronic disease prevention. This followed publications of several observational studies suggesti...
  • Common Skin Fungal Infections - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 21,722 views
    In this eLearning programme we discuss the diagnosis and management of common fungal infections with Dr Michael Boffa. We also explore common pitfalls in the management of these common skin conditi...
  • Burnout in Health Care Professionals - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 444 views
    Perhaps one of the most important eLearning videos for medical professionals in general.

    Suffice it to say that it is estimated that more than 30% of medical professionals experience this problem...
  • eHealth Week 2017 - Malta - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 134 views
    From 10th to 12th May 2017, the Maltese Presidency and the European Commission will jointly host a High-Level eHealth Conference in Malta, at which leading health policy makers from EU Member State...
  • The MMR Vaccine - the real scientific facts - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 417 views
    TheSynapse interviews Victoria Farrugia Sant'Angelo, Principal GP at Primary Health Directorate Malta and Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy (ACIP) Malta who speaks about ...
  • Join TheSynapse today - Duration: 23 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 26 views
    TheSynapse www.thesynapse.net provides content that matters for busy medical professionals.

    Join TheSynapse and receive regularly updated relevant medical news, access a large on line eLearning vi...
  • Controversies regarding the use of bisphosphonates in fracture prevention - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 302 views
    As the population ages, the prevalence of osteoporosis increases with resultant increase in the risks of bone fractures. We are also referring more people for assessment of bone mineral density, th...
  • The impact of a CT-based approach on the diagnosis and management of chest pain - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 161 views
    In this elearning interview, Dr Luise Reichmuth, Cardiac Radiologist, speaks about the recent developments in computed tomography (CT) technology as a means of obtaining high-resolution images of t...
  • Latest guidelines in the management of hypertension - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,498 views
    In this elearning interview, Dr Alexander Borg, Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in Cardiovascular Imaging, clarifies the standard definition of hypertension, how best to approach a ...
  • Research for non researchers - presenting your research - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 147 views
    After collecting your data using the right sampling methods, analysed your data and making your own conclusions, there just remains what is probably the most important step in the whole research pr...
  • Research for non researchers - analysing and organising your data - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 129 views
    This is part two of a three part series on research methods where Prof Victor Grech gives useful tips and hints on how collected data is organised and analysed.

    Prof Victor Grech MD PhD (Lond) Ph...
  • Research for non Researchers - sampling methods - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 136 views
    One of the fist things that need to be considering when embarking on any research project is to ensure that the data is really representative of the population you want to study. Accurate sampling ...
  • Systemic Family Therapy - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,781 views
    Systemic Family T


    How has science, war, missiles, ecology and failure of drug rehabilitation programmes contributed to family therapy.

    Family therapy, also referred to as systemic therapy, is a...
  • Dermfest 2016 - an interview with Dr Michael Boffa - Duration: 6 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 318 views
    The annual academic meeting of the Malta association of Dermatology and Venereology, Dermfest, will be held on the 12 November 2016.

    In this interview, we are given a taster of what to expect by D...
  • The Maltese Cardiac Society Conference - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 370 views
    Dear Colleagues,


    We would like to inform you that the Maltese Cardiac Society Conference is due to be held on Friday 21st-Saturday 22nd October at Mater Dei Hospital, with a private sponsored eve...
  • Updates in the management of Liver Failure - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 185 views
    Acute liver failure is the appearance of severe complications rapidly after the first signs of liver disease , and indicates that the liver has sustained severe damage (loss of function of 80–90% o...
  • Private Cord Blood Banking - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 299 views
    Private cord blood banking has been available for many years. It as been advertised very heavily. But is it an investment or another case of 'just in case syndrome'.

    In this video Dr Schembri Wis...
  • Herbal Medicine - Science vs Tradition - Duration: 8 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 457 views
    Herbal medicine is widely used and often promoted as a safer alternative to conventional medicine.
    There are many misconceptions regarding the use of herbal medicine and it is very important for me...
  • Embryo Freezing and IVF - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 293 views
    In this video we discuss Embryo Freezing in the context of In Vitro Fertilization. Prof Jean Calleja Agius discusses various techniques and recent developments in In Vitro Fertilization.

    Professor...
  • Obesity - the role of Bariatric Surgery - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 557 views
    Obesity is responsible for multiple chronic medical conditions. Treatment of obesity is never easy and successful treatment more often than not requires a multidisciplinary approach. Bariatric surg...
  • Trends in Joint Replacement Surgery - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 255 views
    Joint replacement surgery has evolved greatly over the last few decades. The age range and complexities of surgery has progressed and evolved due to changes in materials as well as improvement in s...
  • Advances in the management of peripheral vascular disease in Diabetics - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 798 views
    In this eLearning video, Prof Kevin Cassar discusses the recent advances in the management of peripheral vascular disease in diabetic patients and what can be done by health care professionals to i...
  • Coeliac Disease, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 220 views
    Coeliac Disease and Food Intolerance seem to be receiving more exposure as times goes by and are even at times these terms are used interchangeably.
    This is further fueled by media adverts claimin...
  • Medical Indemnity Insurance - what you need to know - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 465 views
    This video is intended to give an overview of Medical Indemnity Insurance and is the first video of its kind on The Synapse. For this interview we invited Mr. Peter England from England Insurance A...
  • Antibiotics - Handle with Care - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 217 views
    The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to av...
  • Indemnity insurance for medical Professionals - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 9 views
  • Managing Breast Cancer - an update - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 432 views
    The management of Breast Cancer has changed dramatically over the years.
    Not only has the surgical techniques changed but a team approach is now the rule rather than the exception.
    This eLearning ...
  • Vaccines and Vaccine Preventable Illness - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 133 views
    Welcome to another edition of TheSynapse eLearning series where we discuss the topic of vaccines and vaccine preventable illness.

    In this edition we are proud to have Dr Mark Muscat who is a publ...
  • Emergency preparedness - Duration: 8 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 241 views
    Emergency preparedness is very important in all societies. A mass casualty incident is any incident where the number of casualties and the requirements to deal with that incident outweights the ava...
  • Investigation and Management of Erectile Dysfunction - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 110 views
    Erectile dysfunction is a common sexual problem in men. The aetiology can range from psychogenic to vascular problems.

    Clinicians need to investigate the cause of the problem before treatment.

    E...
  • Modern Management of HIV - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 305 views
    The management of HIV / AIDS has changed since the discovery of this disease three decades ago.
    In this video, Dr Tonio Piscopo discusses modern management of HIV.
    Dr Piscopo is a Consultant in In...
  • Investigations and Management of Erectile Dysfunction - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 696 views
    Erectile dysfunction is a common sexual problem in men. The aetiology can range from psychogenic to vascular problems.
    Clinicians need to investigate the cause of the problem before treatment.
    Eff...
  • The Role of the Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 459 views
    In this video, Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace gives us an insight on a relatively new speciality – that of Sports and Exercise Medicine

    We know that increasing physical activity and exercise are cruc...
  • Diabetes - the role of various classes of medications - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 419 views
    Over the last decade or so we have seen huge developments in the drug management of diabetes starting with the re discovery of old medications like metformin which has regained importance in the ma...
  • Asthma and COPD - Diagnosis and Management Update - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 738 views
    Another video in TheSynapse eCME series discussing Asthma, COPD and interlap between these two diseases as well as medications for controlling these diseases.

    About the speaker

    Prof Joseph Caccio...
  • TheSynapse eLearning - Role of Aspirin in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 377 views
    Aspirin was discovered in 1897. Since then it has been used extensively in the prevention of Cardiovascular disease. The ESC Guidelines 2012 state that 'Aspirin cannot be recommended in primary pre...
  • TheSynapse bringing content that matters for the busy medical professional

    Chronic Facial Pain - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,671 views
    Not all chronic facial pain is chronic sinusitis. In this interview, Mr Adrian Agius, ENT surgeon discusses the differential diagnosis and management of chronic facial pain, highlighting the fact t...
  • Facilitation Smoking Cessation is an important role for all medical professionals.

    In this interview, Dr Charmaine Gauci describes how the medical professional can have an active role in helping patients start a tobacco free life.

    Smoking Cessation - the role of the medical professional - Duration: 9 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 225 views
    Smoking is responsible for a lot of mortality and morbidity. Facilitation Smoking Cessation is an important role for all medical professionals.
    In this interview, Dr Charmaine Gauci describes how ...
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