What's New in Respiratory Medicine

20 Nov 2018
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Providers
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Points unavailable

Event Location
Merri Health Bell Street Coburg
93 Bell Street

Come and meet the experts to learn more about the patient journey between hospital and community health and hear first-hand what services are available for your patients. Meet the physician team based at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and both Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) and Community Health teams based at Merri Health in Coburg. Come along and ask questions!

This session will provide an update from respiratory experts at the acute and primary care interface. Learn evidence based management of chronic respiratory disease and explore current treatment options from diagnosis to management of advanced lung disease, including community and hospital care.

Professor Lou Irving is Head of Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and will discuss breathlessness and common investigations to diagnose respiratory disease including COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease. 

Dr Natasha Smallwood has research interests in breathlessness, severe chronic lung disease and palliative care. She established and leads the Royal Melbourne Hospital Advanced Lung Disease Service, which offers specialist integrated respiratory and palliative care. She has recently returned from studies overseas. Natasha will discuss treatment options and care in advanced lung disease.

You will also hear updates from the community teams about smoking cessation, asthma and exercise and education programs available for patients with respiratory disease.

Registration: 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Education: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify referral pathways and options to ensure integrated, person centered care.
  • Describe the appropriate tests to diagnose various forms of lung disease.
  • Develop a comprehensive management plan for patients with respiratory disease from diagnosis through to end of life.


Two car parks available for parking in Waterfield St - Coles and Woolworths (approx. 3 minute walk from 93 Bell St, Coburg).