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
- 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).