Full course description
23 & 24 September 2022
Day 1: 8.00am - 5.30pm
Day 2: 8.30am - 12.30pm
John Beveridge Lecture Theatre & Online
$500.00 (in person)
About the seminar
The seminar aims to give you insights, practical tools and updates on best practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on a day-to-day basis.
Brought to you by UNSW Medicine & Health and the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN), the seminar offers a series of interactive face to face presentations, engaging discussions, practical short course modules, and online course materials by leading experts in children's respiratory medicine in Australia and New Zealand.
Who should attend this seminar?
Paediatricians, GPs, junior doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and other interested health workers who are involved in the care of children with acute and chronic respiratory conditions.
For dietary requirements, please contact Usha Arun.
About the short course
The short course is a collaboration between the UNSW Medicine & Health and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN). Brief descriptions of the 3 modules are below:
- Spirometry (Lung Function): covering how do you interpret lung function (good quality vs uninterpretable lung function), how to approach a breathless child - exploring the techniques of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), provocation test such as mannitol challenge, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).
- Chest Physiotherapy: covering who to refer and who doesn’t need referral (inpatient vs outpatient), what improvement you can expect from chest physiotherapy, new vs old techniques.
- Asthma Inhaler Devices: covering why do we need asthma education and how to provide education, advice on improving breathing including indoor air quality, house dust mite minimisation, how to provide a green asthma management plan (including new vs old devices and techniques).
Delegates are expected to attend the short course on 24 September which will be delivered sequentially one after another. An assessment consisting of 25 multiple choice questions (MCQs) will be available for credentialing.
What are the course credentials?
Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued with a UNSW Medicine & Health verifiable credential badge. The credential provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 1.5 days of learning inclusive of the 1 day seminar and 1/2 day short course.
The 1.5 days of learning and verifiable credential may be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which may substantiate activities claimed under your college program.
Please feel free to send your questions ahead of time to UNSW Medicine & Health short course team.
Early registration is recommended as places are limited.
|Registration||Price (GST inc.)||For online price use discount code at checkout|
|Seminar & Short Course (in person)||$500.00|
|Seminar & Short Course (online)||$450.00||PRMSONLINE|
Price is inclusive of 1 ½ day seminar covering deep insights, practical tools and updates on best practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on a day-to-day basis, our short course (in person and online), professional learning and development materials, online learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, courses completion assessment, digital badging, and networking.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on Day 1 and morning tea will be provided on Day 2. All are covered in the price for attending the seminar in person.
Other short courses
You may also like to join these short courses for credentialing towards postgraduate programs within UNSW Medicine & Health:
Seminar program: Friday 23 September (full day)
|8:00 - 8:50||Registration|
|8:50 - 9:00||Welcome and Introduction||Cathryn Cox, Chief Executive, SCHN|
|Session 1: Upper Airways | Chair: Dr Ryan Mackle|
|9:00 - 9:30||I can’t breathe - causes of shortness of breath on exercise dyspnoea||Professor Hiran Selvadurai|
|9:30 - 10:00||The importance of sinuses in respiratory health||Dr Catherine Banks|
|10:00 - 10:30||Screening and managing children with obstructive sleep disordered breathing||Dr Mimi Lu|
|10:30 - 11.00||Morning Tea|
|Session 2: Respiratory Hot Topics | Chair: Dr Jen Schaefer|
|11:00 - 11.30||Improving asthma outcomes||Dr Nusrat Homaira|
|11.30 - 12:00||Virtual care in children with chronic respiratory conditions||Michael Doumit|
|12:00 - 12.30||Latest advances in therapeutics for respiratory disease in CF and SMA||Dr Sandra Chuang|
|12:30 - 13:00||To eat or not eat peanut||Dr Brynn Wainstein|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|Session 3: Latest Guidelines | Chair: Dr Megan Frohlich|
|14:00 - 14:30||Update on Tracheo-oesophageal fistula management guideline||Dr Yvonne Belessis|
|14:30 - 15:00||Improving outcomes for non-CF bronchiectasis||Dr Bernadette Prentice|
|15:00 - 15:30||Respiratory guidelines for Cerebral Palsy||Professor Adam Jaffe|
|15:30 - 15:50||Afternoon Tea|
|Session 4: Challenges in Breathing | Chair: Dr Laura Fawcett|
|15:50 - 16:20||Three challenging cases||Dr Louisa Owens, Dr Jen Schaefer|
|16:20 - 16:50||Promoting health in adolescents: vaping and tobacco control||Alecia Brooks|
|16:50 - 17:20||John Beveridge Oration – Lessons learnt from the health system in COVID||Professor Lucy Morgan|
|17:20 - 17:30||Program Evaluation||QR code here|
Short course program: Saturday 24 September (½ day)
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 - 9:40||
Chest Physiotherapy: covering who to refer and who doesn’t need referral (inpatient vs outpatient), what improvement you can expect from chest physiotherapy, new vs old techniques
|9:40 - 10:20||
Asthma Inhaler Devices: covering why do we need asthma education and how to provide education, advice on improving breathing including indoor air quality, house dust mite minimisation, how to provide a green asthma management plan (including new vs old devices and techniques)
|10:20 - 10:50||Morning tea|
|10:50 - 11:30||
Spirometry (Lung Function): covering how do you interpret lung function (good quality vs uninterpretable lung function), how to approach a breathless child - exploring the techniques of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), provocation test such as mannitol challenge, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)
|11:30 - 12:00pm||Assessment: consisting of 25 multiple choice questions (MCQs)||Dr Sandra Chuang|
|12:00 - 12:30pm||Q&A and Closure||Dr Sandra Chuang|
Speakers & presenters
Listed in order of speaker and presenter appearance.
|Cathryn Cox PSM – Chief Executive, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN)|
|Professor Hiran Selvadurai – Head of Respiratory Medicine Department, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead|
|Dr Catherine Banks – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and Prince of Wales Hospital|
|Dr Mimi Lu – Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and Children’s Hospital Westmead, Woolcock Clinic|
|Dr Nusrat Homaira – Respiratory Epidemiologist, Early Career Fellow of National Health and Medicla Research Council, Senior Lecturer with Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW, honorary research scientist SCH Randwick|
|Michael Doumit – Senior Physiotherapist, SCH Randwick, Conjoint Associate Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Department of Health Sciences Macquarie University|
|Dr Sandra Chuang – Respiratory Clinical Academic SCH Randwick, Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW|
|Brynn Wainstein – Paediatric Immunologist and Allergist SCH Randwick, Conjoint Senior Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW, President of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)|
|Dr Yvonne Belessis – Respiratory Physician SCH Randwick, Conjoint Senior Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics SCH|
|Dr Bernadette Prentice – Respiratory Physician, SCH Randwick|
|Prof Adam Jaffe – Respiratory Clinical Academic SCH Randwick, John Beveridge Chair of Paediatrics|
|Dr Louisa Owens – Head of Respiratory Medicine Department, SCH Randwick; Conjoint Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW|