Post Graduate Workshops

Post Graduate Workshop 1

Workshop Title: Bronchoscopic therapies for COPD – valid or voodoo? What the non-interventionalist needs to know.

Date: Friday 23rd March at 9am – 1pm

Venue: New Royal Adelaide Hospital

Description: There are increasing bronchoscopic options for patients with advanced emphysema. Termed endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR), many of these techniques are available in Australian centres. Whilst the interventional pulmonologists have embraced these technologies, there remains a degree of healthy scepticism within the broader respiratory community. Though techniques vary, the general goal is lung volume reduction (LVR), akin to surgical LVR but without the attendant morbidity. A number of pivotal trials have been published in the last 5 years and recommendations to consider such procedures have been incorporated into the 2017 GOLD Guidelines. This workshop aims to bring the non-interventional respiratory physician up to speed with the latest literature on this subject, describe the state of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in Australia and stream a live case demonstration of an ELVR procedure.

Workshop Outcomes: Participants will be able to thoroughly assess severe COPD patients for non-pharmacological interventions as well as network with IP physicians and establish where these procedures are available.

Participants: This will be of interest to Respiratory Physicians managing patients with severe COPD who are seeking further professional development regarding non-pharmacological and non-rehabilitation management options for their patients
This workshop is supported by an independent unrestricted educational grant from Pulmonx   

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
1. Introduction of LVR highlighting the history of procedures and timelines 
2. The procedures available now
a. Endobronchial valves
b. Other techniques
     a. Coils
     b. Vapor
     c. Surgical lung volume reduction

Morning Tea: 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
3. Patient selection
4. Imaging
5. Setting up an IP MDT

11:45 AM to 13:00 PM
6. Live case from nRAH
   1. Case description – history/imaging/PFTs
   2. Live case  

Post Graduate Workshop 2 

Workshop Title: Self-management interventions in chronic respiratory disease

When: Friday 23rd March at 1pm – 5pm

Course Description: In this course, we will provide an overview of the evidence and applicability of self-management interventions in patients with respiratory diseases, particularly those with COPD. Besides discussing the content (definition) of, and evidence for, self-management interventions and different intervention components in the respiratory disease population, we will focus on 1) the use of behavioural change techniques; 2) the use of tele-health devices; 3) quality control, and 4) Advance Care Planning and breathlessness.”

Course outcomes: At the end of the workshop we expect participants will be able to:
1. Summarise the latest evidence of self-management interventions in patients with chronic respiratory disease.
2. Recall recommendations regarding the use of behaviour change techniques within self-management interventions.
3. Describe the application of telehealth in education and self-management, and detail the principles of education in underpinning development of self-management.
4. Identify effective evaluation processes for self-management interventions, and formulate quality control strategies which can be implemented following patient interventions.
5. Detail factors that contribute to more effective advance care planning and management of breathlessness in people with COPD.

Target audience: Potential participants for the proposed workshop are clinicians and researchers in medicine, nursing and allied health. The topic of the workshop is an area of interest of members of the following TSANZ SIGs:
- Lung cancer
- Physiotherapy
-Primary Care
- Respiratory Nurse
- Symptom Support & Palliative Care 

Program: Please click here to view workshop programme.                                                                         

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline Australia.  

Advanced Trainees Workshop

Date: Friday 23rd March 8.30am – 5.00pm
          Saturday 24th March at 8.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

We are pleased to announce the TSANZ Advanced Trainees course in 2018 will focus on respiratory infectious disease. Speakers will include infectious diseases and respiratory physicians from around Australia and will cover a wide range of topics including: microbiology tools for respiratory infection, fungal and mycobacterial disease, pneumonia and bronchiectasis. There will be opportunities for case based discussions. We are excited to announce that Prof David Hui, from Hong Kong will be speaking on his own experiences managing viral respiratory pandemics including SARS and MERS. A complete programme will be available in the near future. 

(Please note that trainees who are members of ASID will be entitled to attend at the same price as TSANZ members who are not attending the full ASM)

Cochrane Systematic Reviews Post Graduate Workshop

Date: Saturday 24th  March at 10.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

This workshop is useful for people currently doing or actively considering doing a Cochrane review and will cover:
•   Common author errors in systematic review production,
•   New Tool for assessing Risk of Bias in studies,
•   How to understand/when to do Network Meta-analysis and Diagnostic Test Accuracy systematic reviews.

Presenters include:
•   Dr Rebecca Normansell Joint Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Airways UK,
•   Dr Christian Osadnik, Senior Lecturer, Monash University

If you select to attend, Cochrane Airways Australia may contact you for details on the stage of your Cochrane review.

Dr Normansell will be available throughout the conference to meet with current authors in small groups or individually to answer authors questions.